Teachers, Schools, and Society

ISBN-10: 0077377486

ISBN-13: 9780077377489

Edition: 9th 2010

Authors: David M. Sadker, Myra P. Sadker, Karen Zittleman

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The most reader friendly text in its field, the ninth 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.
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List price: $168.29
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 473
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

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.

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.

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.

Teachers and Students
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
Views of Teacher Education
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
Different Ways of Learning
Learning Styles
Is Gender a Learning Style?
Gender and Stereotypes
What Does the Gender Debate Teach Us?
Multiple Intelligences
Instructional Technology Assessment
The Five Minds
Emotional Intelligence
Exceptional Learners
The Gifted and Talented
Special Education
Assistive Technology
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Teaching your Diverse Students
Student Diversity
Failing at Fairness
Putting a Price on Racism
Theories of Why Some Groups Succeed and Others Do Not
Bilingual Education
Bilingual Education Models
The Bilingual Controversy
Research on Bilingual Education
Multicultural Education
The Multiculturalism Debate
Approaches to Multicultural Education
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Stereotype Threat
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
Schools and Curriculum
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 of Column: Haunted by Racist Attitudes
The Adolescent Society
Middle School: A Gendered World
High School: Lessons in Social Status
Social Challenges Come to School
Family Patterns
Wage Earners and Parenting
Latchkey Kids
Divorce vAmerica’s New Families
Hidden America: Homeless Families
Children: At Promise or At Risk?
Dropping Out
Sexuality and Teenage Pregnancy
Substance Abuse
Youth Suicide
Obesity and Eating Disorders
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Reforming America’s Schools
What is the Purpose of School?
To Transmit Society’s Knowledge and Values (Passing the Cultural Baton)
Reconstructing Society (Schools as Tools for Change)
Public Demand for Schools
Where Do You Stand?
A History of Educational Reform
School Choice
Charter Schools
Magnet Schools
Open Enrollment
Schools for Profit
Home Schools
Green Schools
Full Service Schools
Teachers, Students, and Reform
The Importance of Trust
Students and School Reform
What Makes a School Effective?
Strong Leadership
A Clear School Mission
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
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 More Students in the Nineteenth Century
Progressive Education in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
Sputnik in Space and a More Demanding 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
Parental and Community Groups
State Government
Local Government
Colleges and universities
Standardized Tests
Education Commissions and Committees
Professional Organizations
Special Interest Groups
Federal Government
The Technology Revolution
Ways Computers are used in the Classroom
The Digital Divide
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
Alternates 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
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
INTASC Reflective Activities and Your Portfolio: Part II
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
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 Stereotypes
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
Philosophy of Education
Finding Your Philosophy of Education
Inventory of Philosophies of Education
Interpreting Your Response
Five Philosophies of Education
Teacher-Centered Philosophies
Student-Centered Philosophies
Social Reconstructionism
Can Teachers Blend These Five Philosophies
Psychological Influences on Education
Cultural Influences on Education
The Three Legendary Figures of Classical Western Philosophy
Basic Philosophical Issues and Concepts
Metaphysics and Epitsemology
Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Aesthetics Logic
Your Turn
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
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
The Obama Bounce
Schools, Children, and Commercialism
Commercializing Childhood
Brand Name Education: Should Schools Be Open for Business?
What the Future May Hold for School Finance
Choice Program
The Economy’s Impact on School Budgets
The Future of Federal Assistance to Education
Local Fundraising
Decaying Infrastructure
Commercializing Children and Schools
Governing America’s Schools
School Governance Quiz
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
School Law and Ethics
Classroom Law
What Is Your Rights Quotient?
Teachers’ Rights and Responsibilities
Students Rights and Responsibilities
Teaching and Ethics
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
Your Classroom
Teacher Effectiveness
Are Teachers Born or Made?
Academic Learning Time
Classroom Management
Management Models
Preventing Problems
The Pedagogical Cycle
Clarity and Academic Structure
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
Some Final Thoughts on Teaching
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities
Your First Classroom
Stages of Teacher Development
Your First Year: Induction into the Profession
Your First Day: Creating a Productive Classroom Climate
Professional Development Programs
Personalizing Schools
Finding That First Teaching Position
Where to Teach?
Resumes, Portfolios, Online Assessments, and Interviews
Teacher Recognition
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
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?
Who Awards Licenses, and How Do I Get One?
What Type of License Do I need? (You Mean, There’s More Than One?)
What Is an Endorsement?
If I Want to Teach in Another State, Do I need Another Teacher’s License?
What Are “Alternative 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
Test Appendices
Teacher Competency Exams and Praxis Sample Test Questions
State Offices for Teacher Certification and Licensure
Online Appendixes
Classroom Observation Guidelines
State Offices for Teacher Certification and Licensure
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