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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.

About the Author

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 bachelors degree, and American University for her masters and doctorate. She teaches at American Universitys School of Education, and has been a virtual teacher for several courses offered online through the Womens 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. Karens research interests have focused on educational equity, foundations of education, teacher preparation, and spirituality in education.

Table of Contents


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
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

Chapter 2: 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

Chapter 3: 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

Todays 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 Teachers Perspective
“Come Right Up and Get Your New Books”: A Students 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 vAmericas 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

Chapter 5: Reforming Americas Schools

What is the Purpose of School?

Purpose 1: To Transmit Societys Knowledge and Values (Passing the Cultural Baton)
Purpose 2: 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?

Factor 1: Strong Leadership
Factor 2: A Clear School Mission
The Teachers, Schools, and Society Reader
Key Terms and People
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 6: 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

PART III: Foundations

Chapter 7: The History of American Education

Christopher Lambs Colonial Classroom

Colonial New England Education: Gods Classrooms

A New Nation Shapes Education T

he 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

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


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

Chapter 9: Financing and Governing America's Schools

Follow the Money: Financing Americas 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 Governments 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 Economys Impact on School Budgets
The Future of Federal Assistance to Education
Local Fundraising
Decaying Infrastructure
Commercializing Children and Schools

Governing Americas Schools

School Governance Quiz
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

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
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

Chapter 12: 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

Tomorrows 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 Todays 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, Whats the Difference?

Who Awards Licenses, and How Do I Get One?

What Type of License Do I need? (You Mean, Theres More Than One?)

What Is an Endorsement?

If I Want to Teach in Another State, Do I need Another Teachers License?

What Are “Alternative Routes” to Getting a Teachers 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

1: Teacher Competency Exams and Praxis Sample Test Questions
2: State Offices for Teacher Certification and Licensure

Online Appendixes

A: Classroom Observation Guidelines
B: State Offices for Teacher Certification and Licensure





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Sadker, David
Sadker, David Miller
Sadker, David M.
Sadker, Myra P.
Zittleman, Karen
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