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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Readability. The text's readability makes it accessible and engaging for the student. The authors use different approaches throughout to convey information to make the text as interesting as possible. They use humor and an accessible writing style to involve and challenge the student in active reading.
The Interactive Text. Interactive Activities and the chapter-opening What Do You Think? opinion poll activity link students to the Online Learning Center. Examples of Interactive Activities include practicing with the pedagogical cycle, identifying philosophical approaches, labeling timelines, and viewing different types of educational technology. Each chapter ends with a link to the Online Learning Center that lists the resources available. The Online Learning Center is designed to be an interactive extension of the text.
Annotated Instructor's Edition. The new AIE provides instructional ideas and links key supplements to the content through approximately 40 annotations per chapter. Features include Teaching Tips, Critical Thinking Questions, Class Activities and Grabbers, Global Views, and Multiple Intelligences Connections in addition to traditional features and referencing of supplemental material.
Interactive Pedagogy. As a whole, the pedagogical system as been made interactive through reflection questions. New pedagogical features include You Be the Judge (a revised and expanded version of the popular Balance Sheets), Profile in Education (an expanded version of Profile in Teaching), Photo-synthesis (an expanded version of Photos in Contrast), and Reel to Real Teaching (a listing of education-related movies).
Chapter Reorganization. A Question-and-Answer Guide to Entering the Teaching Profession has been moved to Chapter 15. Student Diversity (Ch. 2) now precedes Teacher Effectiveness. Philosophy of Education (Ch. 9) now follows The History of American Education.
New Content. Philosophy of Education has been extensively revised. In additional to a solid presentation of educational philosophies, this chapter now includes more diverse coverage of philosophy with specific new content added on key female figures. New topics added throughout the text include Social Reconstructionism, cultural deficit and cultural difference theories, and a discussion of financial court battles surrounding adequate education.
Online Learning Center. The Online Learning Center has been expanded as a student resource to include both a comprehensive Student Study Guide (with practice quizzes, objectives, main points, key terms, and practice activities with key terms) and content extending the text (Interactive Activities, What Do You Think? opinion poll, In the News updates, Web Links, additional Class Acts, electronic Inter-missions forms, and additional coverage not found in the text). Due to the great wealth of information of the site, the Online Learning Center has been password protected. Students receive a free password card with the purchase of a new text. Password cards can be purchased separately.
Video Program. The Teachers, Schools, and Society video program has been expanded to provide at least one video clip per chapter (in many cases, there are several). Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Video Companion has been revised to include segments on meeting special needs, cooperative learning, alternate assessments, immigrant students, curriculum design, standards, philosophy in the classroom, a school board meeting, academic controversy, identifying classroom bias, technology in instruction, and multiple intelligences. In addition, the Only a Teacher video series (as seen on PBS) is available with the text. This three-video series chronicles the history of the American teacher and includes both extensive historical coverage and contemporary classroom scenes. Segments from all of the videos are keyed to each chapter in the Annotated Instructor's Edition.
Comprehensive Coverage. Teachers, Schools, and Society provides a comprehensive introduction to education and teaching. Part I: Teachers and Students discusses what teaching is like today - opportunities, students and teachers; Part II: Schools and Curriculum looks at schools and curriculum; Part III: Foundations presents the foundations of education; and Part IV: Tomorrow discusses equal opportunity, technology, and what the student can expect in her first classroom.
Technology Coverage. Technology in Education (Ch. 13) has been revised to provide the most current coverage of technology in education - the latest computer technologies and how they are being used in schools, and how technology is affecting education. Technology-related coverage is integrated throughout the text as appropriate.
Purposeful Pedagogy. Proven features include Class Acts (part-opening vignettes), In the News (briefs on current issues in education), and Inter-missions (part-ending portfolio activities keyed to INTASC standards). Chapter pedagogy includes Focus Questions, Chapter Preview, Summary, Key Terms, Discussion Questions and Activities, and For Further Reading.
Supplements. The text is accompanied by a wealth of resources including a new Annotated Instructor's Edition; an Instructor's Manual/Test Bank (with extensive, creative activities; and added test questions as well as a new alternative assessment activity for each chapter); a computerized Test Bank, an Instructor's Resource CD-Rom (with the Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoints); Full-Color text-specific Overhead Transparencies; The McGraw-Hill Introduction to Education Overhead Transparencies and PowerPoint slides; the video program; the Online Learning Center (that includes instructor resources in additional to student resources); and a Making the Grade CD-Rom (with practice quizzes for students).
A Diversity-Focused Approach. The text includes an integrated, multicultural/diversity-oriented approach in all chapters, including the most comprehensive coverage of the roles and experiences of girls and women.
Scholarship. The text has been updated to include the most current scholarship.
Portfolio Activities. The Inter-missions sections at the end of each part provide portfolio activities keyed to the INTASC standards. Available for packaging are Rieman, Teaching Portfolios and FolioLive.
Myra Pollack Sadker (1943-1995) pioneered much of the research documenting gender bias in America's schools. She was Professor of Education and Dean of the School of Education at American University. She died while undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 1995. Through her writings and lectures, Myra Sadker alerted Americans to the academic, physical, psychological and career costs of sexism. She wrote the first book for teachers on the issue of sexism in 1973. Over twenty years later, in 1994, she coauthored the first popular book on this topic: Failing at Fairness: How America's Schools Cheat Girls. Between these two publications, Myra Sadker brought her cause for educational equity to a national audience. Along with her husband David, Myra Sadker spoke in more than forty states and overseas, giving hundreds of presentations and workshops for teachers and parents concerned with the negative impact of sexist behaviors. She wrote scores of articles on how to raise and teach children free from the debilitating impact of sexism. In her name, Myra Sadker Advocates was established to continue her efforts and create more equitable and effective schools. You are invited to learn more about Myra's contributions and the work of Myra Sadker Advocates, including Myra Sadker Day - March 5th, by visiting the website established in her name: www.sadker.org. David Miller Sadker is currently Professor of Education and Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at American University. With his wife, Myra, who passed away in 1995, he coauthored five books, including Teachers, Schools, and Society (McGraw-Hill) and Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls (Touchstone Press, 1995). More than fifty of their articles have appeared in Phi Delta Kappan, Harvard Educational Review, Educational Leadership, and other professional journals. Their research and writing efforts received distinguished achievement awards from the American Educational Research Association, The American Association of University Women, the Educational Press Association, the American University, Harvard University, and the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Sadker's research interests have focused on foundations of education, educational equity, teacher preparation, and curriculum. He has codirected numerous grants funded by the U.S. Department of Education. He has conducted teaching and equity workshops for principals, teachers, and professors in over forty states and overseas.
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