Teachers, Schools and Society

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Ever since its first edition, education professors have relied on the Sadkers for their comprehensive coverage of all aspects of American education. From the underlying principles of teaching and schooling to the operation of schools, the fifth edition retains that same great coverage. But it also builds on this foundation. Now fully updated, with more exciting new material than ever, Teachers, Schools, and Society, Fifth Edition offers a structure unsurpassed in breadth.Written in an informal and highly engaging...
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Overview

Ever since its first edition, education professors have relied on the Sadkers for their comprehensive coverage of all aspects of American education. From the underlying principles of teaching and schooling to the operation of schools, the fifth edition retains that same great coverage. But it also builds on this foundation. Now fully updated, with more exciting new material than ever, Teachers, Schools, and Society, Fifth Edition offers a structure unsurpassed in breadth.Written in an informal and highly engaging style that appeals to students, Teachers, Schools, and Society is punctuated throughout with interesting features and sidebars. Over 50 contemporary issues are discussed and there is a special guide that walks you through them. At en end of the text is a forty-page handbook on observing schools and classrooms that is filled with helpful tips and activities. The fifth edition offers new material on induction, technology, ethics, student diversity, multiple and emotional intelligence, national standards and testing, and the emergence of EMOs (Educational Maintenance Organizations). Combine all this with an excellent author team, detailed appendices, and a complete supplements package, and you have an extraordinary resource for introductory coverage of American education.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780072287950
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 606
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Teachers and Students

Chapter 1: Becoming a Teacher

Chapter 2: A Question-and-answer Guide to Entering the Teaching Profession

Chapter 3: Teacher Effectiveness

Chapter 4: Student Diversity

Part II: Schools and Curriculum

Chapter 5: Schools and Beyond

Chapter 6: Life in Schools

Chapter 7: What Students Are Taught in School

Chapter 8: Controversy Over Who Controls the Curriculum

Part III: Foundations

Chapter 9: The History of American Education

Chapter 10: Financing and Governing America's Schools

Chapter 11: School Law and Ethics

Chapter 12: Philosophy of Education

Part IV: Tomorrow

Chapter 13: The Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity

Chapter 14: Technology in Education

Chapter 15: Your First Classroom

Appendices

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