Sadker: Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education, 5th edition

Teachers Schools and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education, 5th Edition, offers a broad, diverse, and stimulating view of education. Written in an engaging, student-friendly style, readers are immersed in an inspiring world of the teacher where current education headlines are brought to life. The text provides a broad yet precise exposure to the realities of teaching and the role of education in our society. The text helps to answer important questions such as: Do I want to become a teacher? How do I become the best teacher possible? What should a professional in the field of education know? How are schools and teaching changing?
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ISBNS: 1259913791 / 9781259913792
Publication Date: 10/31/17


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Teaching Profession and You
Chapter 2 Different Ways of Learning
Chapter 3 Teaching Your Diverse Students
Chapter 4 Student Life in School and at Home
Chapter 5 The Multicultural History of American Education
Chapter 6 Philosophy of Education

Chapter 7 Financing and Governing America’s Schools
Chapter 8 School Law and Ethics
Chapter 9 Purposes of America’s Schools and the Current Reform Movement
Chapter 10 Curriculum, Standards, and Testing
Chapter 11 Becoming an Effective Teacher

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