9780205464630

Essentials of American Education, MyLabSchool Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205464630

  • ISBN10:

    0205464637

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This new book offers solid coverage of the most relevant introduction to teaching and foundations topics in education today.This new book provides a broad introduction to teaching and foundations based on interesting, current discussion of important theory and practice. It offers a thorough overview of the teaching profession, standards, assessment and the historical, social and philosophical aspects of American Education.preservice and new teachers.

Table of Contents

The Profession of Teaching
Viewing Education Through Professional Lenses
Teaching as a Profession
Education Headlines: No Crisis, But Trouble on the Way
Today''s Teachers
Teaching as a Profession
Debate: Should Nationally Certified Teachers Be Paid More?
Professional Dilemma: Who Is Cheating Now?
Relevant Research: Making Meaning of the Portfolio
Global Perspective: Education International
Challenges Affecting Teachers
Beginning and Continuing a Teaching Career
School and Society
Viewing Education through Sociological Lenses
Diversity in Society
Education Headlines: Little Newcomers in a Strange Land
Culture and Society
Diversity and Education
Socioeconomic Status
Ethnicity and Race
Relevant Research: Development of Racial and Gender Identity
Gender
Global Perspective: Poverty, Illiteracy, and School Attendance in China
Language
Professional Dilemma: Communicating with Parents of English Language Learners
Exceptionalities
Debate: Are Too Many Kids Labeled Gifted?
Religion
Geography
Cultural Identity
Education That Is Multicultural
Education Headlines: Internet at School Is Changing Work of Students-and Teachers
Undergirding Tenets
Global Perspectives: Antiracist and Multicultural Education
Culture of the School
Culturally Relevant Teaching
Debate: Should We Correct Students'' Grammar All the Time, Every Time?
Educational Challenges Relevant Research: Boys and Girls in Performance-Based Science Classrooms
Teachers as Social Activists
Professional Dilemma: Harassment in Schools
Governance and Support of American Education
Viewing Education through Organizational Lenses
Organizing and Paying for American Education
Education Headlines: Study: School Choice Popular; Academic Results Are Unclear
The Structure of the American Education System
Professional Dilemma
The Financing of Education: Sources of Funds and The Move from Equity to Adequacy
Relevant Research: Reform of School Finance in Michigan
Debate: Has Student Fundraising Gone Too Far?
Education Spending
Global Perspectives: International Comparisons in Spending for Schools
Historical Foundations of Education
Viewing Education through Historical Lenses
The Role of Education in the Developing Nation
Education Headlines: Why Study History?
Providing Education in the New World
Global Perspectives: Educational Transplantation from Europe
Relevant Research: Critiquing Historical Sources
Global Perspectives: European Beginnings of Teacher Training
Debate: Should NEA Affiliates Help Get Rid of Bad Teachers?
Education for Special Populations
Global Perspectives: Maria Montessori
Professional Dilemma: Can a Teacher Both Defend and Criticize Past and Present Schools?
Bibliography
Using Recent History to Improve Student Learning
Education Headlines: Is History Knowable?
More Students and Bigger Schools
Debate: Should Seat Belts Be Mandatory on School Buses?
Relevant Research: Student Homework
A Developing Profession
Global Perspectives: Jean Piaget
Professional Dilemma: How Can the Busy Teacher Keep Up with Historical and Contemporary Research?
Global Perspectives: Educators'' Worldwide Responsibility
Philosophical Foundations of Education
Viewing Education through Philosophical Lenses
Educational Theory in American Schools: Philosophy in Action
Education Headlines: A Wake Up Call
Authoritarian Educational Theories
Debate: Should Today''s Education Be Relevant to Tomorrow''s Job Market?
Nonauthoritarian Educational Theories
Professional Dilemma: Homogeneous or Heterogeneous Ability Grouping?
Relevant Research: Developing Authentic Assessments
Global Perspectives: Looking Bey
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