Introduction to Education: Teaching in a Diverse Society

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - Education - 427 pages
Introduction to Education, Second Edition is written for students beginning their study in education. As the school population increasingly reflects the diversity of America's population, many prospective teachers, typically from the middle classes, will be unprepared for the diverse classrooms they will inevitably encounter. This text helps students prepare to be teachers in a pluralistic society whose classrooms represent an increasingly varied set of cultural histories and values. Introduction to Education, Second Edition identifies and examines key educational topics and issues: A history of Education that goes beyond the standard Puritan background and begins instead with indigenous Americans and the influence of the Spanish., Surveys of a broad spectrum of children's backgrounds, including experiences with drugs, poverty, and lack of access to vital cultural currency like the Internet., And provides numerous pedagogical aides:, Reflective in-text questions that challenge students to think beyond their own cultural backgrounds and to develop an appreciation for a variety of different cultures, Student Web materials including supplemental readings involving issues in contemporary American education, in-text case studies, An issues-based guide to websites on hot topics like vouchers and the No Child Left Behind Act, Instructor's Manual with Test Bank (still under construction

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Contents

BECOMING A TEACHER
3
THE FIRST DAY OF TEACHING
4
WHO BECOMES A TEACHER?
5
THE NEED FOR TEACHERS
9
TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS
15
WHO IS AN EFFECTIVE TEACHER?
19
TEACHING AS A PROFESSION
29
I AM A TEACHER
30
THE FEDERAL ROLE IN EDUCATION
193
THE STATES ROLE IN EDUCATION
197
THE ROLE OF LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN EDUCATION
202
NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS
211
EDUCATION AND GLOBALIZATION
213
TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AS CITIZENS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
217
A PRAYER
218
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE COURT SYSTEM
219

DEFINING A PROFESSION
31
THE PROFESSIONALISM OF TEACHERS
32
PROFESSIONAL TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS
34
PROBLEMS FACING TEACHING ORGANIZATIONS
41
THE ROAD TO PROFESSIONALISM
43
GIVING HOPE
44
SCHOOLS IN AMERICA AND OTHER SOCIETIES
49
The Framework Of Our Multicultural Nation
51
WHOSE HISTORY?
52
HISTORICAL ROOTS OF EDUCATION
53
FIRST COLONIAL SCHOOLS
55
THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD
62
IMMIGRATION CITIZENSHIP AND THE ROLE OF EDUCATION
65
18501900
71
COMING OF AGE EDUCATION IN TWENTIETH CENTURY
81
WE ARE ALL AMERICANS
82
INTO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
83
EDUCATION REFORM MOVEMENTS
90
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
96
OUR CHANGING NATION
100
SCHOOLS IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY
109
OTHER NATIONS SCHOOLS
110
ENGLISH SCHOOLS
112
MEXICAN SCHOOLS
118
JAPANESE SCHOOLS
124
PHILOSOPHY AND THE CLASSROOM
135
PUTTING PHILOSOPHY TO WORK IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE CLASSROOMS
137
TO TEST OR NOT TO TEST
138
THE LANGUAGE OF PHILOSOPHY
139
EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
143
EDUCATIONAL THEORIES IN ACTION
156
YOUR PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
160
LEARNING AND TEACHING IN THE CLASSROOM
165
WHEN IS A MASSACRE CALLED A VICTORY?
166
PURPOSES OF SCHOOLS
167
PURPOSES OF THE CURRICULUM
169
ORGANIZATION OF THE CURRICULUM
170
CLASSROOM FACTORS INFLUENCING CURRICULUM
174
INSTRUCTION
176
EDUCATIONAL GOVERNANCE ORGANIZATION AND FUNDING
189
THE ORGANIZATION OF SCHOOLS AND HOW THEY ARE GOVERNED
191
THE INTERVIEW
192
YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS A TEACHER
227
STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
235
COPYRIGHT LAWS
243
EDUCATING CHILDREN TAKES MONEY FINANCING SCHOOLS
249
GLOBALIZATION COMES TO HOOVERTON
250
EDUCATING CHILDREN
252
LOCAL AND STATE REVENUES
260
FEDERAL REVENUES
267
STATE FINANCIAL PROBLEMS
272
SCHOOL FUNDING AND EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
273
THE WORLDS IN WHICH CHILDREN LIVE
277
THE CHILDS WORLD BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
279
THE CHILDS WORLD BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
283
JUVENILE VIOLENCE AND CRIME
289
A CHILDS FAMILY
293
CONSEQUENCES FOR SCHOOLS
299
THE CHILDS WORLD OF THE CLASSROOM
303
GUNS IN THE CLASSROOM
304
TEACHERS IN A CHILDS WORLD
305
SCHOOLS IN A CHILDS WORLD
318
TWO SCHOOLS IN A CHILDS WORLD
321
EFFECTIVE CLASSROOMS PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS
327
EDUCATIONAL REFORM AND EFFECTIVE CLASSROOMS
329
WHAT IS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?
330
EDUCATIONAL REFORM
332
EDUCATIONAL REFORM AND EFFECTIVE CLASSROOMS
345
CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL REFORM AND YOU
349
JOINING THE PROFESSION
355
SO YOU WANT TO BE A TEACHER
356
ENTERING THE PROFESSION
357
GOALS OF A FIRSTYEAR TEACHER
364
DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
369
A WAY OF LIFE
370
STATE OFFICES OF TEACHER LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
373
NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CODE OF ETHICS
387
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERSAFLCIO BILL OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
389
Glossary
391
References
403
Index
409
About the Authors
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Dr. William E. Segall is professor of social foundations in the College of Education and professor in the School of International Studies at Oklahoma State University. His professional experiences range from teaching vocational students work skills in Canada to being a principal of a Japanese university preparatory school in the United States. Dr Segall is passionate about helping college students become teachers who are prepared to excel in America's diverse classrooms. Dr. Anna V. Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Chapman University, in Orange, CA. She has also taught criminal justice, focusing on domestic violence and juvenile justice; served as assistant principal of an alternative high school; and worked at a nontraditional magnet school developing collaborative processes. Dr. Wilson's research and teaching focuses on race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation. She is committed to facilitating a richer understanding of the multiplicity of issues facing both teachers and students in our schools in the framework of Social Justice.

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