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

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Combining the brevity of a streamlined Introduction to Education text with the support package of a much more expensive book, the brief edition of Teachers, Schools, and Societyencourages experienced instructors to explore their own creativity while ensuring that newer faculty can teach the course with confidence. David Sadker's and Karen Zittleman's lively writing style captures the joys and challenges of teaching. The text stresses the importance of fairness and justice in school and society, focuses on the most crucial topic areas, and integrates the most current issues in education. In addition, the wealth of activities included--from online video observations to portfolio-building exercises--offers a broad range of ways to introduce students to the teaching profession.

Table of Contents

Part I: Teachers and Students

Chapter 1: The Teaching Profession and You

Chapter 2: Different Ways of Learning

Chapter 3: Teaching Your Diverse Students

Chapter 4: Student Life in School and at Home

Part II: Foundations

Chapter 5: The Multicultural History of American Education

Chapter 6: Philosophy of Education

Chapter 7: Financing and Governing America’s Schools

Chapter 8: School Law and Ethics

Part III: Schools and Classrooms

Chapter 9: Reforming America's Schools

Chapter 10: Curriculum, Standards, and Testing

Chapter 11: Becoming an Effective Teacher

Text Appendix 1: Reflective Activities and Your Portfolio

Text Appendix 2: Teacher Competency Exams and Praxis Sample Test Questions

Online Appendix A: State Departments of Education

Online Appendix B: Classroom Objective Guidelines

Online Appendix C: Q and A Guide to Entering the Teaching Profession




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