9781259913792

Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2017-10-23
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1 The Teaching Profession and You

Focus Questions

Chapter Preview

A Teaching Career—Is It Right for You?

Professionalism at the Crossroads

From Normal Schools to Board-Certified Teachers

How Teachers Are Prepared Today

Urban Legends about Teacher Education

Educational Associations

Professional Associations and Resources

American Schools: Better Than We Think?

Digging Deeper Online

Connect for Teachers, Schools, and Society

Key Terms and People

Discussion Questions and Activities

 

Chapter 2 Different Ways of Learning

Focus Questions

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Mindsets and Multiple Intelligences

Assessment

The Five Minds

Emotional Intelligence

Learning Styles

Do Boys and Girls Learn Differently?

Brain Differences

Exceptional Learners

The Gifted and Talented

Special Education

Connect for Teachers, Schools, and Society

Key Terms and People

Discussion Questions and Activities

 

Chapter 3 Teaching Your Diverse Students

Focus Questions

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Student Diversity

Unconscious Bias: When Believing is Seeing

Gender: From Binary to Spectrum (LGBTQA)

Theories of Why Some Groups Succeed and Others Do Not

From the Melting Pot to Cultural Pluralism

English Language Learners (ELL)

Dual Language Programs

Multicultural Education

The Multiculturalism Debate

Approaches to Multicultural Education

Teaching

Stereotypes

Stereotype Threat

Generalizations

Today’s Classroom

Meet Your Seventh-Grade Class

Diversity Assets

Teaching Skills

We Are One

Connect for Teachers, Schools, and Society

Key Terms and People

Discussion Questions and Activities

 

 

 

Chapter 4 Student Life in School and at Home

Focus Questions

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Rules, Rituals, and Routines

“Poetry Lesson”: A Teacher’s Perspective

“Poetry Lesson”: A Student’s Perspective

Watching the Clock

The Teacher as Gatekeeper

The Other Side of the Tracks

The Gendered World of Elementary and

Middle Schools

GUEST COLUMN: Haunted by Racist Attitudes

High School: Lessons in Social Status

Social Challenges Come to School

Family Patterns

Poverty

Hidden America: Homeless Families

Children: At Promise or at Risk?

Dropping Out

Sexuality and Teenage Pregnancy

Substance Abuse

Obesity and Eating Disorders

Bullying

Connect for Teachers, Schools, and Society 118

Key Terms and People 118

Discussion Questions and Activities 119

 

Chapter 5 The Multicultural History of American Education

Focus Questions

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Christopher Lamb’s Colonial Classroom

Colonial New England Education: God’s Classrooms

A New Nation Shapes Education

The Common School Movement

Native American Tribes: The History of Miseducation

Spinsters, Bachelors, and Gender Barriers in Teaching

The Secondary School Movement

A Brief History of Educational Reform

John Dewey and Progressive Education

The Federal Government

Black Americans: The Struggle for a Chance to Learn

Hispanics: Growing School Impact

Mexican Americans

Puerto Ricans

Cuban Americans

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: The Magnitude of Diversity

Chinese Americans

Filipino Americans

Asian Indian Americans

Japanese Americans

Southeast Asian Americans

Arab Americans: Moving beyond the Stereotype

Women and Education: A History of Sexism

Hall of Fame: Profiles in Education

Connect for Teachers, Schools, and Society

Key Terms and People

Discussion Questions and Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6 Philosophy of Education

Focus Questions

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Finding Your Philosophy of Education

Inventory of Philosophies of Education

Interpreting Your Responses

Five Philosophies of Education

Teacher-Centered Philosophies

Essentialism

Perennialism

Student-Centered Philosophies

Progressivism

Social Reconstructionism

Existentialism

Can Teachers Blend These Five Philosophies?

Psychological Influences on Education

Constructivism

Behaviorism

Cultural Influences on Education

The Three Legendary Figures of Classical Western Philosophy

Basic Philosophical Issues and Concepts

Metaphysics and Epistemology

Logic

Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Aesthetics

Your Turn

Connect for Teachers, Schools, and Society

Key Terms and People

Discussion Questions and Activities

 

Chapter 7 Financing and Governing America’s Schools

Focus Questions

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Follow the Money: Financing America’s Schools

Why Should Teachers Care Where the Money Comes From?

The Property Tax: The Road to Unequal Schools

Reforming Education Finance

From Robin Hood to Adequacy

Does Money Matter?

States Finding the Money

The Federal Government’s Role in Financing Education

Schools, Children, and Commercialism

Commercializing Childhood

Brand Name Education: Should Schools Be Open for Business?

What the Future May Hold for School Finance Accountability

Choice Programs, Vouchers, and the Neighborhood School

Longer School Day and School Year

The Economy’s Impact on School Budgets

The Rich–Poor School Divide Is Likely to Grow

Decaying Infrastructure

Commercializing Children and Schools

Governing America’s Schools

School Governance Quiz

The Legal Control of Schools

State Influence Grows as School Boards Come under Fire

The School Superintendent and Principal

Covert Power in Schools

Business and Schools

Making Schools More Responsive

Schooling Beyond the U.S.

Connect for Teachers, Schools, and Society

Key Terms and People

Discussion Questions and Activities

 

Chapter 8 School Law and Ethics

Focus Questions

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Classroom Law

What Is Your Rights Quotient?

  1. Teachers’ Rights and Responsibilities
  2. Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

Teaching and Ethics

Cheating: The Dishonor Role

Social Networking Comes to School

Protecting Your Students

Classroom Climates that Promote Ethical Reflection

Classrooms That Explore Ethical Issues

Connect for Teachers, Schools, and Society

Key Terms and People

Discussion Questions and Activities

 

Chapter 9 Purposes of America’s Schools and the Current Reform Movement

Focus Questions

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Why Do Schools Exist?

Where Do You Stand?

The Schools We Create

Charter Schools

Vouchers

Open Enrollment

Magnet Schools

Full Service Schools for the Whole Child

Virtual Schools

Home Schools

Public Schools as Profit Centers

Green Schools

What Makes Schools Effective?

Teachers and Reform

The Importance of Trust

Students and School Reform

Rethinking Reform

Connect for Teachers, Schools, and Society

Key Terms and People

Discussion Questions and Activities

 

Chapter 10 Curriculum, Standards, and Testing

Focus Questions

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What We Teach

The Visible Curriculum

The Invisible Curriculum

The Extracurriculum

Who and What Shape the Curriculum?

Teachers

Parental and Community Groups

Students

State Government 

Standardized Tests

Publishers

Professional Organizations

Parental and Community Groups

Marketers and Other Special Interest Groups

Local Government

Federal Government

Education Commissions and Committees

Colleges and Universities

Administrators

 

 

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Testing Culture

The Common Core

The Problem with High Stakes Standardized Tests

Evaluating Teachers by Student Test Scores

Alternatives to High-Stakes Testing

Tension Points

Evolution, Climate Change, Religion and Science

Censorship and the Curriculum

What’s Worth Knowing?: The Case for Cultural Literacy

The Technology Revolution

Technology in the Classroom

The Digital Divide

Suggestions for Tomorrow’s Curriculum

Connect for Teachers, Schools, and Society

Key Terms and People

Discussion Questions and Activities

 

Chapter 11 Becoming an Effective Teacher

Focus Questions

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Are Teachers Born, or Made?

Learning Time

Classroom Management

Preventing Problems

The Pedagogical Cycle

Clarity and Academic Structure

Questioning

Student Response

Reaction or Productive Feedback

Technology as a Tool for Effective Teaching

Models for Effective Instruction

Direct Teaching

Flipped Instruction

Cooperative Learning

Mastery Learning

Problem-Based Learning

Differentiated Instruction

A Few More Thoughts on Effective Teaching

Your First Day: Creating a Productive Classroom Climate

Connect for Teachers, Schools, and Society

Key Terms and People

Discussion Questions and Activities

 

 

Online Appendices: Available in the Connect eBook

Glossary G–1

Notes N–1

Credits C–1

Index I–1

Rewards Program

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