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Overview

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 Society encourages 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073230078
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/4/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

David Sadker has taught in middle and senior high schools, as well as at the college level, and has been a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and American University (Washington, DC) for more than three decades. He and his late wife Myra Sadker, gained a national reputation for research and publications concerning the impact of gender in schools. (To learn more about Myra’s life and work, visit www.sadker.org). Dr. Sadker has degrees from CCNY, Harvard University, and the University of Massachusetts. He has written several books and numerous articles in both professional and popular journals. He co-authored Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls, (Touchstone Press in 1995), and his research has been reported in hundreds of newspapers and magazines including USA Today, USA Weekend, Parade Magazine, Business Week, The Washington Post, The London Times, The New York Times, Time, and Newsweek. He has appeared on local and national television and radio shows such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Phil Donahue’s The Human Animal, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Talk of the Nation, and twice on Dateline: NBC with Jane Pauley. The Sadkers received the American Educational Research Association’s award for the best review of research published in the United States (1991), their professional service award in 1995, and their Willystine Goodsell award in 2004. The Sadkers were recognized with the Eleanor Roosevelt Award from The American Association of University Women in 1995, and the Gender Architect Award from the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education in 2001. David Sadker has received two honorary doctorates.

Karen R. Zittleman came to American University as a graduate student, worked with Dr. Sadker on gender equity research, then began researching teacher education issues, and now has graduated to co-author of this text. Karen brings both energy and insights to this textbook. Karen attended the University of Wisconsin for her bachelor’s degree, and American University for her master’s and doctorate. She teaches at American University’s School of Education, and has been a virtual teacher for several courses offered online through the Women’s Educational Equity Act. Her articles about gender, Title IX, and teacher education appear in the Journal of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, Principal and other professional journals. She is a contributing author to Teaching and Gender Equity: Foundations, Skills, Methods and Strategies (Lawrence Erlbaum publishers), and has created several equity websites. Karen has also authored Making Public Schools Great for Every Girl and Boy, an instructional guide on promoting equity in math and science instruction (National Educational Association), and educational film guides for A Hero for Daisy and Apple Pie: Raising Champions. She is project manager for Myra Sadker Advocates. Karen’s research interests have focused on educational equity, foundations of education, teacher preparation, and spirituality in education.

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Table of Contents

PART I: TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

Chapter 1: The Teaching Profession and You


Do Teachers Like Teaching?


Professionalism at the Crossroads


From Normal Schools to Board-Certified Teachers


How Teachers are Prepared Today


Views of Teacher Education


On Urban Legends about Teaching…


Educational Associations


The NEA and AFT


Professional Associations and Resources


Southwest Airlines and Teaching
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Chapter 2: Diverse Learners


Different Ways of Learning


Multiple Intelligences


Instructional Technology


Assessment


Emotional Intelligence


Cultural Diversity


Teaching Them All


Culture and Education 101


Multicultural Education


Bilingual Education


Exceptional Learners


The Gifted and Talented


Special Education


Assistive Technology


Technology and Equity
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Chapter 3: Student Life in School and at Home


Rules, Rituals, and Routines


"Come Right Up and Get Your New Books": A Teacher's Perspective


"Come Right Up and Get Your New Books": A Student's Perspective


Delay and Social Distraction


Watching the Clock


The Teacher as Gatekeeper


The Other Side of the Tracks


The Power of Elementary Peer Groups


Guest Column: Huanted by Racist Attitudes


High School's Adolescent Society


Our Children, Your Students


Family Patterns


Wage Earners and Parenting


Divorce


America's New Families


Latchkey Kids


Hidden America: Homeless Families


Children: At Promise or At Risk?


Dropping Out


Sexuality and Teenage Pregnancy


AIDS: HIV Comes to School


Substance Abuse: Drinking, Drugs, andSmoking


Youth Suicide


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered: OurInvisible Students


Bullying


The Affective Side of School Reform
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INTASC RAP - INTRODUCTION

INTASC RAP – PART I

PART II — FOUNDATIONS


Chapter 4: The History of American Education


Christopher Lamb's Colonial Classroom


Colonial New England Education: God's Classrooms


A New Nation Shapes Education


The Common School Movement


Spinsters, Bachelors, and Gender Barriers in Teaching


The Secondary School Movement


School Reform Efforts


John Dewey and Progressive Education


The Federal Government


The World We Created at Hamilton High: A Schoolography


A Super School (If You're on the Right Side of the Tracks), 1953–1965


Social Unrest Comes to School, 1966–1971


The Students' Turn, 1972–1979


New Students, Old School, 1980–1985


Hall of Fame: Profiles in Education
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Chapter 5: The Struggle for Educational Opportunity


Educational Opportunity for All


Native American Tribes: The History of Miseducation


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


The Impact of Title IX


Are Equity and Excellence Compatible?: Classroom Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners


American Schools: Better than We Think?
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Chapter 6: Philosophy of Education


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


Psychological Influences on Education


Constructivism


Behaviorism


Cultural Influences on Education


The Three Legendary Figures of Classical WesternPhilosophy


Basic Philosophical Issues and Concepts


Metaphysics and Epistemology


Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Aesthetics


Logic


Your Turn
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Chapter 7: Financing and Governing America's Schools


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


Robin Hood's New Arrow: Adequacy


Does Money Matter?


States Finding the Money


The Federal Government's Role in FinancingEducation


What the Future May Hold for School Finance


Accountability


Choice Programs


The Economy's Impact on School Budgets


Local Fundraising


Decaying Infrastructure


Governing America's Schools


School Governance Quiz


The Legal Control of Schools


From an Idea to a Reality


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
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Chapter 8: School Law and Ethics


Classroom Law


What Is Your Rights Quotient?


I. Teachers' Rights and Responsibilities


II. Students' Rights and Responsibilities


Teaching and Ethics


Moral Education: Programs That Teach Right from Wrong


Character Education


Classrooms That Explore Ethical Issues
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INTASC RAP – PART II

PART III — SCHOOLS AND CLASSROOMS


Chapter 9: Schools: Choices and Challenges


A Meeting Here Tonight


The Purposes of School


Purpose 1: To Transmit Society's Knowledge and Values (Passing the Cultural Baton)


Purpose 2: Reconstructing Society (Schools as Tools for Change)


Public Demands for Schools



Where Do You Stand?


Education Reform


Beyond the Neighborhood Public School


The Choice Concept


Magnet Schools


Open Enrollment


Vouchers


Charter Schools


Schools.com


EMOs (Educational Maintenance Organizations): Schools for Profit


Brand Name Education: Should Schools Be "Open" for Business?


Home Schools, Home Teachers


What Makes a School Effective?


Factor 1: Strong Leadership


Factor 2: A Clear School Mission


Factor 3: A Safe and Orderly Climate


Factor 4: Monitoring Student Progress


Factor 5: High Expectations


A Note of Caution on Effective Schools Research


Beyond Five Factors
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Chapter 10: Curriculum, Standards and Testing


The Faculty Room


The Visible Curriculum


The Two Rs in the Seventeenth Century


Eighteenth Century: Focus on Building a New Nation


A Secularized Curriculum for Students in the Nineteenth Century


Progressive Education in the First Half of the Twentieth Century


Sputnik in Space and a More Involving Curriculum, 1950s-1960s


Social Concern and Relevance, 1960s-1970s


Back to Basics, Standards and Testing, 1980s-Today


The Invisible Curriculum


The Extracurriculum


Who and What Shape the Curriculum?


Teachers


Parental and Community Groups


Students


Administrators


State Government


Local Government


Colleges and Universities


Standardized Tests


Education Commissions and Committees


Professional Organizations


Special Interest Groups


Publishers


Federal Government


The Technology Revolution


The Reign of the Textbook


The Standards Movement


No Child Left Behind: Tests and Protests


Test Problems: Seven Reasons Why Standardized Tests are Not Working


Alternatives to High-Stakes Testing


Tension Points


Intelligent Design versus Evolution


Censorship and the Curriculum


Cultural Literacy or Cultural Imperialism?


The Saber-Tooth Curriculum


New Directions for the Curriculum


Enduring Lessons: A Modest Proposal
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Chapter 11: Becoming an Effective Teacher


Are Teachers Born, or Made?


Academic Learning Time


Classroom Management


The Pedagogical Cycle


Clarity and Academic Structure


Questioning


Student Response


Reaction or Productive Feedback


Variety in Process and Content Models


Models for Effective Instruction


Direct Teaching


Cooperative Learning


Mastery Learning


Problem-Based Learning


Technology as a Tool for Effective Teaching


It's the Teaching, Not the Technology


Problem-Based Learning


Cooperative Learning and Scaffolding


Mastery Learning


Wait Time and Teacher Feedback


Direct Teaching


Effective and Reflective Teaching


Stages of Teacher Development
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INTASC RAP – PART III


Glossary


Appendix -- Praxis IITM Preview and Sample Test Items


Online Appendices


Online Appendix A: State Departments of Education


Online Appendix B: Summary of Educational Reform Reports


Online Appendix C: Classroom Observation Guidelines


Online Appendix D: Curricular Tension Points and Trends


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