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This text features high-interest readings drawn from contemporary, classic, academic, and popular sources. Many of the newer readings explore current trends in teacher education, such as standards, assessment, diversity, and social issues. The pedagogy includes introductions, post-notes, discussion questions, and a glossary and helps students get the most out of each reading.
I. Teachers 1. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jane McCormack, The Influence of Teachers 2. Simon Hole and Grace Hall McEntee, Reflection Is at the Heart of Practice 3. Robert Fried, The Heart of the Matter 4. Edward R. Ducharme, The Great Teacher Question: Beyond Competencies 5. Martin Haberman, Selecting "Star" Teachers for Children and Youth in Urban Poverty 6. Arthur E. Wise, Creating a High-Quality Teaching Force 7. Kenneth Wolf, Developing an Effective Teaching Portfolio 8. Molly Ness, Lessons of a First-Year Teacher 9. Patricia Houghton, Finding Allies: Sustaining Teachers' Health and Well-Being 10. Margaret Metzger, Calling in the Cosmos 11. John C. Crowley, Letter from a Teacher II. Students 12. Robert D. Barr, Who Is This Child? 13. Marian Wright Edelman, Leaving No Child Behind 14. D. Stanley Eitzen, Problem Students: The Sociocultural Roots 15. Jacqueline Woods, Hostile Hallways 16. M. Mark Wasicsko and Steven M. Ross, How to Create Discipline Problems 17. 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 18. Richard Strong, Harvey F. Silver, and Amy Robinson, What Do Students Want (and What Really Motivates Them)? III. Schools 19. Roland S. Barth, The Culture Builder 20. David Elkind, The Cosmopolitan School 21. Larry Cuban, A Tale of Two Schools 22. Rosetta Marantz Cohen, Schools Our Teachers Deserve 23. Patricia A. Wasley, Small Classes, Small Schools: The Time Is Now 24. Margaret Finders and Cynthia Lewis, Why Some Parents Don't Come to School 25. Sandra L. Hofferth and Zita Jankuniene, Life After School 26. Patricia M. Lines, Home Schooling Comes of Age IV. Curriculum and Standards 27. J. Abner Peddiwell, The Saber-Tooth Curriculum 28. Scott Thompson, The Authentic Standards Movement and Its Evil Twin 29. Mortimer J. Adler, The Paideia Proposal: Rediscovering the Essence of Education 30. E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Seeking Breadth and Depth in the Curriculum 31. William Glasser, The Quality School Curriculum 32. Warren A. Nord, The Relevance of Religion to the Curriculum 33. Nel Noddings, Teaching Themes of Care 34. Kevin Ryan, Mining the Values in the Curriculum 35. Douglas Kirby, What Does the Research Say About Sexuality Education? V. Instruction 36. Katie Haycock, Closing the Achievement Gap 37. Anne Wescott Dodd, Engaging Students: What I Learned Along the Way 38. Margaret M. Clifford, Students Need Challenge, Not Easy Success 39. David Perkins, The Many Faces of Constructivism 40. Thomas R. Guskey, Making the Grade: What Benefits Students? 41. David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson, Making Cooperative Learning Work 42. Harris Cooper, Homework for All—in Moderation 43. Richard J. Stiggins, Assessment Crisis: The Absence of Assessment FOR Learning 44. Carol Ann Tomlinson, Mapping a Route Toward Differentiated Instruction 45. Mariale M. Hardiman, Connecting Brain Research with Dimensions of Learning VI. Foundations 46. John Dewey, My Pedagogic Creed 47. Robert Maynard Hutchins, The Basis of Education 48. Carl Rogers, Personal Thoughts on Teaching and Learning 49. E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Romancing the Child 50. Ernest L. Boyer, The Educated Person 51. James C. Carper, The Changing Landscape of U.S. Education 52. Carl D. Glickman, Dichotomizing Education: Why No One Wins and America Loses 53. Kenneth A. Strike, The Ethics of Teaching 54. Thomas R. McDaniel, The Teacher's Ten Commandments: School Law in the Classroom 55. Thomas Lickona, The Return of Character Education VII. Educational Reform 56. Linda Darling-Hammond, What Matters Most: A Competent Teacher for Every Child 57. Elliot W. Eisner, The Kind of Schools We Need 58. Mary Anne Raywid, Accountability: What's Worth Measuring? 59. Karen Hawley Miles, Putting Money Where It Matters 60. Joseph P. Viteritti, Coming Around on School Choice, 61. Timothy McDonald, The False Promise of Vouchers 62. Henry M. Levin, Bear Market, 63. Jane L. David, The Who, What, and Why of Site-Based Management VIII. Educational Technology 64. Jane M. Healy, The Mad Dash to Compute 65. Neil Postman, Making a Living, Making a Life: Technology Reconsidered 66. Barbara Means, Technology Use in Tomorrow's Schools IX. Diversity and Social Issues 67. Diane Ravitch, A Considered Opinion: Diversity, Tragedy, and the Schools 68. James A. Banks, Multicultural Education in the New Century 69. Sandra Stotsky, Multicultural Illiteracy 70. Catherine Minicucci, Paul Berman, Barry McLaughlin, Beverly McLeod, Beryl Nelson, and Kate Woodsworth, School Reform and Student Diversity 71. Susan McGee Bailey, Shortchanging Girls and Boys 72. Sandy Merritt, Clearing the Hurdles of Inclusion 73. Paula Kluth, Richard A. Villa, and Jacqueline S. Thousand, "Our School Doesn't Offer Inclusion," and Other Legal Blunders 74. Tom Loveless, The Parent Trap