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.
1. Edward R. Ducharme: The Great Teacher Question: Beyond Competencies 2. Susan Allred, The Best Teachers I Have Known, Educational Leadership, v. 67, online June 2010. 3. Arne Duncan, Elevating the Teaching Profession, American Educator, Winter 2009-2010. 4. Thomas S. Mawhinney and Laura L. Sagan: The Power of Personal Relationships 5. Lana M. Danielson, Fostering Reflection, Educational Leadership, v. 66, no. 5, February 2009. 6. Leslie Baldacci: "Why New Teachers Leave…" PART TWO: STUDENTS. 7. Daniel T. Willingham, Why Don't Students Like School? American Educator, Spring 2009. 8. Donna M. San Antonio and Elizabeth A. Salzfass: How We Treat One Another in School. 9. Carol S. Dweck: The Perils and Promise of Praise. 10. M. Mark Wasicsko and Steven M. Ross: How to Create Discipline Problems. 11. Dennis L. Cates, Marc A. Markell, and Sherrie Bettenhausen: At Risk for Abuse: A Teacher's Guide for Recognizing and Reporting Child Neglect and Abuse. PART THREE: SCHOOLS. 12. Joan Lipsitz and Teri West: What Makes a Good School? 13.Larry Cuban: A Tale of Two Schools. 14. Deborah Meier: 'As Though They Owned the Place': Small Schools as Membership Communities. 15. Alfie Kohn: Whose Cheating Whom? Phi Delta Kappan, v. 89, no. 2, Oct. 2007, pp. 88-97. 16. Karen Chenoweth: Piece by Piece: How Schools Solved the Achievement Puzzle and Soared," American Educator , Fall 2009, pp. 15-19, 22-23. 17. Margaret Finders and Cynthia Lewis: Why Some Parents Don't Come to School. PART FOUR: CURRICULUM AND STANDARDS. 18. J. Abner Peddiwell: The Saber-Tooth Curriculum. 19. John I. Goodlad: Teaching What We Hold to Be Sacred. 20. Deborah Meier and Chester Finn, Jr., "E Pluribus Unum," Education Next, Spring 2009, v. 9, no. 2. 21. Paul E. Barton, "National Education Standards: To Be or Not to Be?" Educational Leadership, v. 67, no. 7, April 2010, pp. 22-29. 22. E.D. Hirsch, Jr., "Creating a Curriculum for the American People," American Educator, Winter 2009-2010, pp. 6-13, 38. 23. Warren A. Nord: The Relevance of Religion to the Curriculum. 24. Nel Noddings: Teaching Themes of Care. PART FIVE: INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT. 25. Curtis J. Bonk, "For Openers: How Technology is Changing School," Educational Leadership, vol. 67, no. 7, April 2010, pp. 60-65. 26. David Gardner: Confronting the Achievement Gap. 27. Margaret M. Clifford: Students Need Challenge, Not Easy Success. 28. Robert J. Marzano and Jana S. Marzano: The Key to Classroom Management. 29. Jay McTighe and Ken O'Connor: Seven Practices for Effective Learning. 30. Martin G. Brooks and Jacqueline Grennon Brooks: The Courage to Be Constructivist. 31. Seana Moran, Mindy Kornhaber, and Howard Gardner: Orchestrating Multiple Intelligences. 32. Ann Unkovich, "The Power of Story--To Teach, to Reach, to Inspire," Phi Delta Kappan, v. 92, no. 6, March 2011, pp. 58-62. 33. David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson: Making Cooperative Learning Work. 34. Carol Ann Tomlinson, "The Goals of Differentiation," Educational Leadership, v. 66, no. 3, Nov. 2008, pp.26-30. PART SIX: FOUNDATIONS. 35. John Dewey: My Pedagogic Creed. 36. Carl Rogers: Personal Thoughts on Teaching and Learning. 37. Ernest L. Boyer: The Educated Person. 38.Elliot W. Eisner: The Kind of Schools We Need. 39. William Damon, The Moral North Star, Educational Leadership, v. 66, no. 2, Oct. 2008, pp. 8-13. 40. Kenneth A. Strike: The Ethics of Teaching. 41. Thomas R. McDaniel: The Teacher's Ten Commandments: School Law in the Classroom. PART SEVEN: Educational Reform. 42. Karen Hawley Miles, Putting Money Where It Matters 43. Matthew G. Springer and Catherine D. Gardner, Teacher Pay for Performance, Phi Delta Kappan, v. 91, no. 8, May 2010, pp. 8-15. 44. Paul D. Houston, The Seven Deadly Sins of No Child Left Behind, Phi Delta Kappan, v. 88, no. 10, June 2007, pp. 744-748. 45. Linda Darling-Hammond, America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, Phi Delta Kappan, v. 91, no. 4, Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010, pp. 8-1. 46. Frederick Hess, How to Get the Teachers We Want, Education Next, Summer 2009, Vol. 9, No. 3. 47. Thomas Toch, "Reflections on the Charter School Movement," Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 91, no. 8, May 2010, pp. 70-71. PART EIGHT: DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL ISSUES 48. Richard Rothstein, "Whose Problem Is Poverty?"Educational Leadership, v. 65, no. 7, April 2008, pp8-13. 49. Diane Ravitch: A Considered Opinion: Diversity, Tragedy, and the Schools 50. James A. Banks, Peter Cookson, Geneva Gay, Willis D. Hawley, Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Sonia Nieto, Janet Ward Schofield, and Walter G. Stephan: Diversity Within Unity: Essential Principles for Teaching and Learning In a Multicultural Society 51. Mary Borba, "Caring Closes the Language-Learning Gap," Phi Delta Kappan, v. 90, no. 9, May 2009:681-685. 52. Patricia Gandara, "The Latino Education Crisis," Educational Leadership, v. 67, no. 5, Feb. 2010, pp.24-30. 53. James M. Kauffman, Kathleen McGee, and Michele Brigham: Enabling or Disabling? Observations on Changes in Special Education 54. Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand: Making Inclusive Education Work 55. Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens: With Boys and Girls in Mind