TEACH / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$24.07
(Save 83%)
Est. Return Date: 09/10/2014
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$88.08
(Save 39%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $23.97
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 83%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (27) from $23.97   
  • New (7) from $56.76   
  • Used (20) from $23.97   

Overview

For your classes in Introduction to Education, McGraw-Hill introduces the latest in its acclaimed M Series. The M Series started with your students. McGraw-Hill conducted extensive market research with thousands of students to inquire about their studying and buying behavior. They told us they wanted briefer texts with innovative visual appeal at a less expensive price. We also wanted to provide faculty with an approach to reach students without compromising on high quality content.

The result is TEACH, a more portable, more current, and more captivating option for your Introduction to Education course. Using vivid and contemporary examples framed around questions that students are likely to ask, such as “Teaching: Is it for me?” and “Who Sometimes Gets Overlooked in School?” TEACH includes primary source readings and integrates the intellectual foundations of education throughout each chapter, offering scholarly and current content in a magazine format that engages the reader, all at a student-friendly price.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072481921
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/25/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 429,064
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

James W. Fraser is Professor of History and Education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. His teaching includes courses in the History of American Education and Inquiries into Teaching and Learning (NYU’s Introduction to Education course, which he coordinates). He has also served as NYU liaison to the New Design High School, a public high school in New York’s Lower East Side, and to Facing History and Ourselves. In addition, Fraser is Senior Vice President for Programs at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey. At the Foundation he is responsible for coordinating the work of the different Fellowship programs, especially the Foundation’s new signature program, Fellowships for Teachers. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the History of Education Quarterly.

Fraser was the founding dean of Northeastern University’s School of Education, serving from 1999 to 2004. He was a member and chair of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Education Deans Council, the Boston School Committee Nominating Committee, and other boards. He was also a lecturer in the Program in Religion and Secondary Education at the Harvard University Divinity School from 1997 to 2004. He has taught at Lesley University, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston University, and Public School 76 Manhattan. He is an ordained minister and was pastor of Grace Church in East Boston from 1986 to 2006.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

PART I: QUESTIONS ABOUT MYSELF AND MY STUDENTS

Chapter 1: Teaching: Is It For Me?

Why Do People Become Teachers Today?

The Joys of Working with Young People

The Value of Teaching in Society

Interest in Subject Matter Field

Other Influences

Why Do Some People Leave Teaching?

Salaries

Support

Historically Speaking: What Has Motivated People to

Teach at Different Times in the Past?

The Nation’s First Teachers
Teaching Becomes a Woman’s Profession
The First “Peace Corps”—Teachers for the Midwest and South
Immigration Transforms Teaching
Progressive Education and the Emergence of the High School
Progressive Education
High Schools
Movements of the 1960’s
The Peace Corp
Educational Requirements
The Women’s Movement
The Civil Rights Movement

Should I Be a Teacher?

Readings:

• Why Do People Become Teachers Today?

“To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher” William Ayers

“The Colors and Strands of Teaching” Melinda Pellerin-Duck

• Why Do Some People Leave Teaching?

“The Wrong Solution to the Teacher Shortage” Richard M. Ingersoll and Thomas M. Smith

• Should I Be a Teacher?

“The Discipline of Hope: Learning from a Lifetime of Teaching” Herb Kohl

Chapter 2: Good Teaching: What Is Its Impact?

What Does the Evidence Say About the Difference a Good Teacher Can Make?

Historically Speaking: The “Good Old Days”

“Teacher-Proof Curriculum”

Teachers, Schools, and the War on Poverty

New Research, Different Conclusions

What Is a “Good Teacher?”

Teachers Need to Know Their Subject

Teachers Need to Understand How To Teach

Teachers Need to be Passionate About What They Do

Teachers Need an Ethical Commitment to Their Work

How Does a Good Teacher Involve Parents and the Community?

A Web of Relationships

Parents and Caregivers

A Community Network

Readings:

• What Does the Evidence Say About the Difference a Good Teacher Can Make?

“Good Teaching Matters,” Kati Haycock

• What Is a “Good Teacher?”

New York State code of Ethics for Educators

• How Does a Good Teacher Involve Parents and the Community?

“The Rewards of Parent Participation,” James P. Comer

Chapter 3: Student Diversity: Who Will I Teach?

Will My Classroom Be Like the Ones I Attended?

Who Attends School Today?

Race/Ethnicity
Black Americans
Hispanics
Native Americans
Asians
More Than One Race

The Continuing Racial Segregation of the Schools

Gender and Sexuality

Hidden Diversities
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Students
Religious Minorities

How Can I Be Sure that I am Reaching All My Students?

Looking at Ourselves

Seeing the Diversities

Readings:

• Who Attends School Today?

“Globalization, Immigration, and Education,” Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco

“Dude, You’ve Got Problems,” Judith Warner

• How Can I Be Sure that I am Reaching All My Students?

“The Silenced Dialogue,” Lisa Delpit

Chapter 4: Including Everyone: Who Sometimes Gets Overlooked in School?

Historically Speaking: Who Was Left Out of American Schools?

What Legal Actions Made School Available for Everyone?

Boys and Girls Together: What Does It Mean for Schools to be Gender Fair?

The Impact of Title IX

Gender Equity

Learning the Language: What Are the Ongoing Debates Over Bilingual Education?

America: A Land of Many Languages

Bilingual Instruction vs. English-Only Instruction

Special Needs: What is the Best Education for Students with Disabilities?

The Legal Foundation of Special Education

Responding to the Mandate

Inclusive Classrooms

Readings

• What Does It Mean for Schools to be Gender Fair?

“With Boys and Girls in Mind,” Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens

“The Truth About Boys and Girls,” Sara Mead

• What Are the Ongoing Debates Over Bilingual Education?

“All Languages Welcomed Here,” Orhan Agirdag

“The Case for Structured English Immersion,” Kevin Clark

• What is the Best Education for Students with Disabilities?

“Confronting Abelism,” Thomas Hehir

Chapter 5: Philosophical and Psychological Theories: How Do Children Learn?

What Have Philosophers Said About Human Learning?

Socrates

Plato

Aristotle

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

John Dewey

Mortimer Adler

Maxine Greene

Jane Roland Martin

bell hooks

Kwame Anthony Appiah

How Have Modern Psychologists Changed our Way of Thinking About Learning?

Jean Piaget

B. F. Skinner

Lev Vygotsky

Jerome F. Bruner

What Is the Link Between Brain Research and Day-to-Day Practice in Schools?

How Can Teachers and Schools Serve a Range of Learning Styles?

Race, Ethnicity, Class, Culture, Gender, and Learning

“Normal” Learning

Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

See, Listen, Move

Readings:

• What Is the Link Between Brain Research and Day-to-Day Practice in Schools?

“How People Learn,” The National Academy of Sciences

• How Can Teachers and Schools Serve a Range of Learning Styles?

“Multiple Lenses on the Mind,” Howard Gardner
PART II: QUESTIONS ABOUT MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS A TEACHER

Chapter 6: Curriculum and Standards: What Will I Teach?

What is Curriculum? Why Teach This and Not That?

Defining Curriculum

The Goals of Curriculum

Different Approaches to Curriculum

The Hidden Curriculum

What Are Some of the Current Debates About Multicultural Education?

Do the Standards Address What Students Need to Know?

Historically Speaking: The Standards Movement

Surviving and Thriving as a Teacher in the Midst of the Standards Debates

How Do Different Curricula Reflect Different Views of the Purpose of Education?

Readings:

• What Are Some of the Current Debates About Multicultural Education?

“Affirming Diversity,” Sonia Nieto

“The Disuniting of America,” Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

• Do the Standards Address What Students Need to Know?

“Will Standards Save Public Education?” Deborah Meier and Abigail Thernstrom

• How Do Different Curricula Reflect Different Views of the Purpose of Education?

“The Core Knowledge Curriculum—What’s Behind Its Success?” E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

“What Should Children Learn?: A Teacher Looks at E.D. Hirsch,” Bob Peterson

Chapter 7: Motivating, Managing, and Assessing: How Will I Teach?

How Will I Motivate My Students?

How Will I Control My Classroom?

Zero-tolerance

Establishing Expectations

Teacher Behaviors in the Classroom

How Will I Assess My Students in a Fair and Meaningful Way?

Classroom Level Assessment

High-Stakes Assessment

Readings:

• How Will I Motivate My Students?

“I Won’t Learn from You,” Herb Kohl

“Experience and Education,” John Dewey

• How Will I Control My Class?

“Lost at School,” Ross W. Greene

• How Will I Assess My Students in a Fair and Meaningful Way?

“New Design High School Habits Rubric”

Chapter 8: Technology: How Is It Changing Our Schools?

How Is Technology Transforming Today’s Schools—Or At Least Some of Them?

New Tech High Schools

WebQuest

Are We On the Edge of a Wonderful New Era or Is There a Downside to All This Technology?

Seymour Papert: Advocate Extraordinaire

Neil Postman: Dissenter

Larry Cuban: A Word of Caution

What Is the Digital Divide and How Does It Affect My Teaching?

How Can I Use Technology to Improve My Teaching?

Readings

• How Is Technology Transforming Today’s Schools—Or At Least Some of Them?

“New Tech High: Education Reform Comes to Indiana Classrooms,” Matt L. Ottinger

“Meet Bernie Dodge—The Frank Lloyd Wright of Learning Environments!” Linda Starr

• How Can I Use Technology to Improve My Teaching?

“Networking Teachers Coaxing Colleagues to Use Technology,” Kathleen Kennedy Manzo
PART III: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INFLUENCES ON A TEACHER’S WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Chapter 9: Professional Issues: Who Will Influence My Career?

Historically Speaking: How Has Teacher Work Changed—For Better or Worse?

How Much Do Teachers Get Paid?

What is Tenure?

Will I Join a Union?

Why is Professional Development Important?

Who Are the People Who Impact a Teacher’s Workday?

Fellow Teachers

Administrators

Parents and Community Members

Don’t Go it Alone

Students
Class Size
The Reason We Teach

Readings

• Will I Join a Union?

“Why Teachers Should Organize,” Margaret Haley

“TURNing Unions Around,” Adam Urbanski

• Who Are the People Who Impact a Teacher’s Workday?

“The Desecration of Studs Terkel: Fighting Censorship and Self-Censorship,” Bill Bigelow

“Two Teachers of Letters,” Margaret Treece Metzger and Claire Fox

Chapter 10: Legal, Ethical, and Economic Responsibilities: How Can We Make Our Classrooms Fair?

Why Is School Funding Unequal?

Why Do Schools Sort and Track Students?

Why Do Students Drop Out Before Completing High School?

Why is There an Achievement Gap?

How Do Teachers Sometimes Get Themselves Into Trouble?

Readings

• Why Is School Funding Unequal?

“Money, Schools, and Justice,” Stan Karp

• Why Do Schools Sort and Track Students?

“The Tracking Wars,” Jeannie S. Oakes

“The Tracking and Ability Grouping Debate,” Tom Loveless

• Why is There an Achievement Gap?

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” Beverly Daniel Tatum

Chapter 11: Politics: What Is Its Place in Education?

What is the Role of Federal Officials?

The Supreme Court and the Schools

Presidents and the U.S. Congress

What Are the Politics Behind the No Child Left Behind Debate?

What is the Role of State and Local Politics?

Governors, State Legislatures, and Departments of Education

Local School Districts and School Boards
Hiring Decisions
Licensure

How Do Teachers Make Political Decisions in the Classroom?

Readings

• What is the Role of State and Local Politics?

“City Schools and the American Dream: What Will It Take to Improve America’s Urban Public Schools?” Pedro Noguera

• What Are the Politics Behind the No Child Left Behind Debate?

“No Child Left Behind and the Public Schools, How Is It Working?” Scott Franklin Abernathy

Chapter 12: Public Education: What Is Its Purpose in a Democratic Society?

What Does a Democratic Society Expect of Its Schools?

Defining Democracy

The School’s Role in a Democratic Society

Historically Speaking: What is the Relationship Between a Universal Education and Democratic Citizenship?

The Educational Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson

Structuring a Democratic School System

Education, Slavery, and Freedom

Making Democracy “Come Alive” in School

Education Is a Civil Right

Recent Visions of Democratic Schooling

How Can We Make Our Schools More Democratic?

Schools Are Not All Equal

The Teacher’s Role in a Democratic Society

Readings

• How Can We Make Our Schools More Democratic?

“My Pedagogic Creed,” John Dewey

“The Meaning of Education,” W. E. B. DuBois

“Exploring the Moral Heart of Teaching,” David T. Hansen

“Rethinking Schools: An Agenda for Change,” David Levine, Robert Lowe, BobPeterson, and Rita Tenorio
PART IV: THE NEXT QUESTIONS ABOUT MYSELF

Chapter 13: Developing a Plan and a Personal Philosophy: Where Do I Go From Here?

How Do I Get My First Teaching Job?

State Licensure and Examinations

Getting Hired

How Will I Survive as a New Teacher?

The Critical First Year

Staying, Surviving, Thriving, Contributing

What Kind of Teacher Do I Want to Be?

Readings

• How Will I Survive as a New Teacher?

“What Keeps Teachers Going?” Sonia Nieto

• What Kind of Teacher Do I Want to Be?

“The Passionate Teacher,” Robert Fried

“Caring, Competent Teachers in Complex Classrooms,” Jacqueline Jordan Irvine
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)