School and Society 5th Edition

Author: Walter Feinberg and Jonas F. Soltis
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080777121X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new edition uses realistic case studies, dialogues, and open-ended questions designed to stimulate thinking about problems related to school and society, including curriculum reform, social justice, and competing forms of research.

Teachers Schools and Society

Author: Myra Sadker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780072877724
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The most reader friendly text in its field, the seventh 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 student diversity, standards and testing.

Life in Schools

Author: Peter McLaren
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317256646
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This new edition brings McLaren's popular, classic textbook into a new era of Common Core Standards and online education. The book is renowned for its clear, provocative classroom narratives and its coverage of political, economic, and social factors that are undervalued in other educational textbooks. An international committee of experts ranked Life in Schools among the top twelve education books in the world.

Curriculum and Aims

Author: Decker F. Walker
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807744956
Format: PDF, ePub
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The revised fourth edition provides a broad perspective on the basic curriculum questions educators face regarding the purposes, content, design, and structure of educational programs. The authors deal with fundamental contemporary issues of curriculum theory and instructional practice.

The New Meaning of Educational Change Fifth Edition

Author: Michael Fullan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774030
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The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan’s The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured the dilemmas and leading ideas for successful large-scale systemic reform. This updated edition includes decisionmakers at all levels—from the local school community to the state and national level—and introduces many new and powerful ideas for formulating strategies and implementing solutions that will improve educational systems. The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fifth Edition is your comprehensive textbook on all aspects of the management of educational change—a powerful resource for everyone involved in school reform. “In this Fifth Edition, Michael Fullan shares the wisdom that he has accumulated over more than 3 decades as to the specific actions that can be taken at the school, district, state, and national levels for overcoming those challenges. It should be required reading for all educators.” —Richard DuFour, educational author and consultant “Few people can match Michael Fullan’s depth and breadth of experience with real change in education. Updating his classic text, The New Meaning of Educational Change could not come at a better time given the rolling wave of rethinking Industrial Age education around the world.” —Peter Senge, senior lecturer, MIT Sloan School, founding chair, Society for Organizational Learning “In this Fifth Edition, Michael Fullan offers practitioners, policymakers, and researchers secure guidelines for the next decade. Fullan once again proves that he is the doyen of education change workers.” —David Hopkins, professor emeritus, Institute of Education, University of London

Families Schools and Communities Building Partnerships for Educating Children Enhanced Pearson Etext Access Card

Author: Patricia A. Scully
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133551358
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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This access code card provides access to the Enhanced Pearson eText Families, Schools, and Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children, 6/e is a comprehensive, practical guide to establishing collaboration with families and the larger community that focuses on making the learning experience more productive and more positive for all concerned. It gives school teachers, child care teachers, and other professionals the understanding and tools they need to work with family and community members to give children a rich education. This new edition helps students to develop a firm understanding of the context of children's and their families' lives, includes a number of outstanding pedagogical features designed to ensure teaching and learning success, and addresses and highlights areas of critical importance in education today. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* This access code card provides access to the new Enhanced Pearson eText, a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Exploring Education

Author: Alan R. Sadovnik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131540852X
Format: PDF
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This much-anticipated fifth edition of Exploring Education offers an alternative to traditional foundations texts by combining a point-of-view analysis with primary source readings. Pre- and in-service teachers will find a solid introduction to the foundations disciplines -- history, philosophy, politics, and sociology of education -- and their application to educational issues, including school organization and teaching, curriculum and pedagogic practices, education and inequality, and school reform and improvement. This edition features substantive updates, including additions to the discussion of neo-liberal educational policy, recent debates about teacher diversity, updated data and research, and new selections of historical and contemporary readings. At a time when foundations of education are marginalized in many teacher education programs and teacher education reform pushes scripted approaches to curriculum and instruction, Exploring Education helps teachers to think critically about the "what" and "why" behind the most pressing issues in contemporary education.

An Introduction to Multicultural Education

Author: James A. Banks
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780132696333
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What are the goals of multicultural education? What are the misconceptions? Why is it essential for students to acquire the knowledge skills, and attitudes needed to function as effective citizens in today's diverse society? And, how can today's busy educators decide upon and include sound concepts, principles, theories, and practices of multicultural education effectively into their everyday teaching and administration? These questions and many more are answered by leading authority James A. Banks as he takes a forward-reaching look toward furthering an understanding of what multicultural education means for classroom teaching today. This succinct, yet comprehensive overview of the ideas and principles of multicultural education is written for readers who can devote only limited time to the topic. In it readers see clearly the many dimensions of multicultural education, the characteristics of schools which embrace multicultural diversity, and the ways in which multicultural education seeks to transform the curriculum. In addition, the text covers the characteristics of effective multicultural lessons and units, the major benchmarks educators can use to determine whether a school or educational institution is implementing multicultural education most effectively, important benchmarks to reform, and much more. "The new edition features: " A new chapter on knowledge construction and curriculum reform. (Ch. 5) A new Appendix on learning in and out of school in diverse environments. (Appendix A) The most accurate and up-to-date information and data about the issues related to diversity and education in the U.S. Information from the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Updated figures and tables throughout. Also from James A. Banks: 0205594271 - Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, 8/e - (c)2009 0205461034 - Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum, and Teaching, 5/e - (c)2006 0801311659 - Teaching Strategies for the Social Studies: Decision-Making and Citizen Action, 5/e - (c)1999

Special Education in Contemporary Society

Author: Richard M. Gargiulo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506310729
Format: PDF, Docs
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2015 Recipient of the Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) The Sixth Edition of Richard Gargiulo’s well-respected Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality offers a comprehensive, engaging, and easy-to-read introduction to special education. Grounded in research and updated to reflect the most current thinking and standards of the field, the book provides students with the skills and knowledge to become successful teachers. Richard Gargiulo and new co-author Emily Bouck encourage a deep awareness and understanding of the human side of special education. Their book provides students a rare look into the lives of exceptional students and their families, as well as the teachers that work with exceptional persons throughout their lives. The new edition maintains the broad context and research focus for which the book is known, while expanding on current trends and contemporary issues to better serve both pre-service and in-service teachers of exceptional individuals. The text is organized into two distinct parts to offer students a truly comprehensive and humane understanding of exceptionality. In Part I, readers are provided strong foundational perspective on broad topics that affect all individuals with an exceptionality. In Part II, the authors engage students with thorough examinations of individual exceptionalities, and discuss historical, personal, and educational details of each exceptionality as it affects a person across the lifespan.