Teachers, Schools, and Society

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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. Teachers, Schools, and Society provides in-depth coverage of the foundations of education (history, philosophy, governance, and law) while also presenting a clear overview of what it means to be a teacher today, and including commentary on current critical topics. Most importantly, a multicultural/diversity-oriented approach is taken in every chapter to provide the most integrated and thorough coverage of diversity in any introduction to education textbook. Written in an informal and highly engaging style that appeals to students, Teachers, Schools, and Society is punctuated throughout with interesting features. The pedagogical system is expanded and refined in the sixth edition to provide extensive student support. New to the text is an interactive element that integrates reflection into all features and that links students to the Online Learning Center to perform interactive activities and to find additional resources. Combine comprehensive coverage; an engaging, interactive pedagogical system; and unsurpassable integrated coverage of diversity 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: 9780072527353
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 614

Table of Contents

Preface
Guide to Selected Educational Issues
1 Becoming a Teacher 4
2 Effective Teaching 38
3 A Question and Answer Guide to the Teaching Profession 75
4 Student Diversity 98
5 What Are Schools For? 136
6 Life in Schools 164
7 What Students Are Taught in School 202
8 Controversy Over Who Controls the Curriculum 230
9 The History of American Education 266
10 School Governance 308
11 School Law 338
12 Financing America's Schools 368
13 Philosophy of Education 402
14 The Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity 438
15 Contemporary Social Problems and Children at Risk 475
16 Tomorrow's Schools 510
App. 1 Observation Manual 551
App. 2 The Praxis Series of Tests 595
App. 3 Addresses of State Certification Offices 603
App. 4 A Summary of Selected Reports on Education Reform 606
Glossary 612
Photo Credits 620
Index 621
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