Kaleidoscope Contemporary and Classic Readings in Education

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/13/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This comprehensive collection of high-interest readings drawn from a wide range of sources (contemporary, classic, academic, and popular) is designed to correlate with the goals of Introduction to Education and Foundations in Education courses. Accompanying pedagogical features, such as introductions, focus questions, post-reading notes, discussion questions, and a glossary, engage students and guide them in thinking critically about the readings. The book's diversity of articles and writers — from the classic John Dewey and Carl Rogers to the contemporary Diane Ravitch, Elliot Eisner, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Alfie Kohn — makes it highly flexible and responsive to a broad variety of course needs. Topic areas include students and teachers; schools and instruction; curriculum and standards; foundations, philosophy, and reform; educational technology; and diversity and social issues.

Table of Contents

Reflection Is at the Heart of Practice
The Great Teacher Question: Beyond Competencies
The Power of Personal Relationships
Why New Teachers Leave
?and Why New Teachers Stay
Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals
How We Treat One Another in School
Cheating in Middle and High School
The Perils and Promises of Praise
How to Create Discipline Problems
At Risk for Abuse: A Teacher's Guide for Recognizing and Reporting Child Neglect and Abuse
What Makes a Good School?
A Tale of Two Schools
'As Though They Owned the Place': Small Schools as Membership Communities
Safety from the Inside Out: Rethinking Traditional Approaches
Uncovering Academic Success
Why Some Parents Don't Come to School
Curriculum And Standrads
Curriculum Matters
The Saber-Tooth Curriculum
Faulty Engineering
The Quality School Curriculum
Teaching What We Hold to Be Sacred
The Relevance of Religion to the Curriculum
The Core Knowledge Curriculum--What's Behind Its Success?
Teaching Themes of Care
Confronting the Achievement Gap
The Key to Classroom Management
Students Need Challenge, Not Easy Success
Seven Practices for Effective Learning
The Courage to Be Constructivist
Orchestrating Multiple Intelligences
Making Cooperative Learning Work
Mapping a Route Toward Differentiated Instruction
Linking Formative Assessment to Scaffolding
My Pedagogic Creed
Personal Thoughts on Teaching and Learning
The Educated Person
Lawrence Baines and Hal Foster: A School for the Common Good
Good? Bad? or None of the Above?
The Ethics of Teaching
The Teacher's Ten Commandments: School Law in the Classroom
Educational Reform
Ten Big Effects of the No Child Left Behind Act on Public School
What Matters Most: A Competent Teacher for Every Child
The Kind of Schools We Need
Class and the Classroom
Putting Money Where It Matters
Educational Technology
The Overdominance of Computers
Technology and the Culture of Learning
Listen to the Natives
Diversity And Social Issues
A Considered Opinion: Diversity, Tragedy, and the Schools
Diversity Within Unity: Essential Principles for Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Society
The Challenge of Diversity and Choice
Enabling or Disabling?
Observations on Changes in Special Education
Making Inclusive Education Work
With Boys and Girls in Mind
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