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Teachers, Schools, and Society (Looseleaf) - 10th edition

Teachers, Schools, and Society (Looseleaf) - 10th edition

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Teachers, Schools, and Society (Looseleaf) by David Miller Sadker - ISBN 9780078024450
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Edition: 10TH 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
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Teachers, Schools, and Society (Looseleaf) by David Miller Sadker - ISBN 9780078024450

ISBN13: 9780078024450

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Summary

The most reader friendly text in its field, the tenth edition presents a comprehensive overview of education in America. It provides in-depth commentary on educational history, philosophy, and governance, while giving special attention to current critical topics such as the changing federal role in educational finance.Newly revised for this edition, Chapter 4 (Life in School and at Home) now includes obesity, eating disorders, and a revised section on poverty. A major revision of Chapter 5, now titled Reforming America's Schools, includes updates from the stimulus plan based on new reports on federal programs and new funding formulas. Chapter 6 on Curriculum, Standards and Testing has a new section on emerging trends in the curriculum.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
PART I: Teachers and Students
Chapter 1: Becoming a Teacher
Teaching Career – Is It Right For You?
Professionalism at the Crossroads
From Normal Schools to Board-Certified Teachers
How Teachers are Prepared Today
Urban Legends about Teaching
American Schools: Better Than We Think?
We Like Questions
The Teachers, Schools and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Chapter 2: Different Ways of Learning
Multiple Intelligences
Is Gender a Learning Style?
Instructional Technology 
Assessment
The Five Minds
Multiple Intelligences
Instructional Technology Assessment
The Five Minds
Emotional Intelligence
Learning Styles
Do Boys and Girls Learn Differently?
Brain Differences
Exceptional Learners
The Gifted and Talented
Special Education
Assistive Technology
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Chapter 3: Teaching your Diverse Students
Student Diversity
Failing at Fairness
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students (LGBT)
Putting a Price on Racism
Theories of Why Some Groups Succeed and Others Do Not
From the Melting Pot to Cultural Pluralism
Bilingual Education
Bilingual Education Models
The Bilingual Controversy
Research on Bilingual Education
Multicultural Education
The Multiculturalism Debate
Approaches to Multicultural Education
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Stereotypes
Generalizations
Today’s Classroom
Meet Your Seventh-Grade Class
Lindsey Maria Riley (Navajo)
Marcus Griffin (African American)
Ana Garcia (Mexican American)
Kasem Pravat (Asian American from Thailand)
Ariel Klein (Jewish American)
Mary Goode (Rural White)
Ibrahim Mouawad (Arab American)
Carlos Martinez (Gay)
Diversity Assets
Teaching Skills
We Are One
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
INTASC Reflective Activities and Your Portfolio: Introduction
INTASC Reflective Activities and Your Portfolio: Part I
PART II: Schools and Curriculum
Chapter 4: 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
Watching the Clock
The Teacher as Gatekeeper
The Other Side of the Tracks
The Gendered World of Elementary and Middle Schools
Guest of Column: Haunted by Racist Attitudes
High School: Lessons in Social Status
Social Challenges Come to School
Family Patterns
Wage Earners and Parenting
Latchkey Kids
Divorce
Poverty
Hidden America: Homeless Families
Children: At Promise or At Risk?
Dropping Out
Sexuality and Teenage Pregnancy
Substance Abuse
Obesity and Eating Disorders
Youth Suicide
Bullying
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Chapter 5: Purposes of America’s Schools and the Current Reform Movement
What is the Purpose 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 Demand for Schools
Where Do You Stand?
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 
Beyond the Five Factors 
Education Reform and School Choice
Charter Schools 
Full Service Schools for the Whole Child
Vouchers 
Magnet Schools 
Open Enrollment 
Schools.com 
Schools for Profit 
Home Schools 
Green Schools 
Teachers, Students, and Reform
The Importance of Trust
Students and School Reform
Rethinking Reform
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Chapter 6: Curriculum, Standards, and Testing
The Saber-Tooth Curriculum
The Visible Curriculum
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 Reign of the Textbook 
The Testing Legacy of No Child Left Behind
Common Core State Standards
The Problems with Standardized Tests
Evaluating Teachers by Student Test Scores
Alternatives to High-Stakes Testing 
Tension Points 
Intelligent Design versus Evolution 
Censorship and the Curriculum 
Cultural Literacy or Cultural Imperialism? 
The Technology Revolution 
Ways Technology is Used in the Classroom 
The Digital Divide 
Suggestions for Tomorrow’s Curriculum
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
INTASC Reflective Activities and Your Portfolio: Part II
PART III: Foundations
Chapter 7: 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
Native American Tribes: The History of Miseducation
Spinsters, Bachelors, and Gender Barriers in Teaching
The Secondary School Movement
A Brief History of Educational Reform
John Dewey and Progressive Education
The Federal Government
Black Americans: The Struggle for a Chance to Learn
Hispanics: Growing School Impact
Mexican American
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
Hall of Fame: Profiles in Education
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Chapter 8: Philosophy of Education
Finding Your Philosophy of Education
Inventory of Philosophies of Education
Interpreting Your Response
Five Philosophies of Education
Teacher-Centered Philosophies
Essentialism
Perennialism
Student-Centered Philosophies
Progressivism
Social Reconstructionism
Existentialism
Can Teachers Blend These Five Philosophies
Psychological Influences on Education
Constructivism
Behaviorism
Cultural Influences on Education
The Three Legendary Figures of Classical Western Philosophy
Basic Philosophical Issues and Concepts
Metaphysics and Epitsemology
Logic
Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Aesthetics Logic
Your Turn
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Chapter 9: 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
From Robin Hood to Adequacy
Does Money Matter?
States Finding the Money
The Federal Government’s Role in Financing Education
Schools, Children, and Commercialism
Commercializing Childhood
Brand Name Education: Should Schools Be Open for Business?
What the Future May Hold for School Finance
Accountability
Choice Programs and the Neighborhood School
Longer School Day and Year
The Economy’s Impact on School Budgets
The Rich Poor Divide is Likely to Grow
Decaying Infrastructure
Commercializing Children and Schools
Governing America’s Schools
School Governance Quiz
The Legal Control of Schools 
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 
Education in Finland
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Chapter 10: School Law and Ethics
Classroom Law
What Is Your Rights Quotient?
I. Teachers’ Rights and Responsibilities
II. Students Rights and Responsibilities
Teaching and Ethics
Cheating: The Dishonor Role
Social Networking Comes to School
Protecting Your Students
Moral Education: Programs That Teach Right from Wrong
Classrooms that Explore Ethical Issues
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
INTASC Reflective Activities and your Portfolio: Part III
PART IV: Your Classroom
Chapter 11: Teacher Effectiveness
Are Teachers Born or Made?
Academic Learning Time
Classroom Management
Management Models
Preventing Problems
The Pedagogical Cycle
Clarity and Academic Structure
Questioning
Student Response
Reaction or Productive Feedback
Variety in Process and Content
Technology as a Tool for Effective Teaching
Models for Effective Instruction
Direct Teaching
Cooperative learning
Mastery Learning
Problem-Based Learning
Differentiated Instruction
A Few More Thoughts on Effective Teaching 
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Chapter 12: Your First Classroom
Stages of Teacher Development
Your First Year: Induction into the Profession
Mentors
Observation
Your First Day: Creating a Productive Classroom Climate
Professional Development Programs
Personalizing Schools
The Intangible (But Very Real) Rewards of Teaching
Educational Associations
The NEA and the AFT
Professional Associations and Resources
Tomorrow’s Classroom?
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Chapter 13: Q and A Guide to Entering the Teaching Profession
What Are My Chances of Finding a Teaching Position?
Who Are My Teaching Colleagues? What Are the Demographics of Today’s Teachers?
What Are My Chances for Earning a Decent Salary?
Do Private Schools Pay Less than Public Schools?
How Do I Apply for a Teaching Job? Do I Need a Resume or a Portfolio?
How Do I Prepare for a Successful Interview?
What Do I Need in Order to Teach – A License or Certification? By the Way, What’s the Difference?
If I Want to Teach in Another State, Do I need Another Teacher’s License?
What Is an Endorsement? 
What Are “Alternative” Or Non-Traditional Routes To Getting A Teacher’s License?
What Are Teacher Competency Tests?
How Do Teaching Contracts Work?
What Are Some Advantages of Tenure?
What Are Some Disadvantages of Tenure?
Are Untenured Teachers Protected?
Can Principals Be Tenured?
What Teaching Positions Exist in Unique School Settings
What Kinds of Educational Careers Are Available Beyond Classroom Teaching?
Key Terms and People
INTASC Reflective Activities and Your Portfolio: Part IV
Appendices
Test Appendices
1: Teacher Competency Exams (Go to www.mhhe.com/sadker10e for Praxis™ Sample Test Questions)  
2: State Offices for Teacher Certification and Licensure
INTASC Concepts and Content in Teachers, Schools, and Society, Tenth Edition 
Online Appendixes
A: Classroom Observation Guidelines
B: State Offices for Teacher Certification and Licensure
C: Praxis™ Sample Test Questions

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