School and Society 5th Edition

Author: Walter Feinberg and Jonas F. Soltis
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080777121X
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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.

Schools and Society

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 141295052X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Schools and Society, Third Edition is a comprehensive, integrated overview of the sociology of education geared toward upper-level undergraduate courses in sociology of education, foundations of education, social contexts of education or related courses taught in sociology or education departments. It may be used as a text by itself or as a supplement to another text. The book includes original readings and article excerpts by leaders in field and includes theory, methods, classical and current issues By organizing the book around a theme - the open systems approach - the articles are integrated to give an holistic view of educational systems. The articles are tied together by introductions to each part in the system. Articles have been selected based on the following criteria: 1.) Articles that illustrate a broad range of theoretical perspectives, major concepts, and current issues. 2.) Articles that provide a level of reading and sophistication appropriate to upper-level students. 3.) Articles from a wide range of respected sources. 4.) Inclusion of both classic and contemporary sociologists' work in order to provide an excellent balance.

The Ethics of Teaching 5th Edition

Author: Jonas Soltis Kenneth Strike
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080777118X
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Written in a style that speaks directly to today's teacher, The Ethics of Teaching, Fifth Edition uses realistic case studies of day-to-day ethical dilemmas. The book covers such topics as: punishment and due process intellectual freedom equal treatment of students multiculturalism religious differences democracy teacher burnout professional conduct parental rights child abuse/neglect sexual harassment.

Brain School and Society

Author: Alireza Moula
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319551701
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This book reports on a research program designed to construct the basics of a new type of literacy that teaches pupils social problem-solving at individual and collective levels. It is the first of a series of books about a chain of intervention research subprojects started in 2009 teaching pupils basic skills to make well-balanced decisions; to resolve conflicts in a nonviolent manner; and to develop good social relationships and responsibility, critical thinking, and other abilities which give children and young people the tools needed to pursue their options in life. According to the United Nations, there is no systematic program in schools that develops these capacities in pupils. This volume fills the gap by describing successful classroom interventions and by developing a framework for social problem-solving literacy as mandated by the United Nations Child Convention.

Chicano School Failure and Success

Author: Richard R. Valencia
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415257749
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During the early 1990s - when this book's first edition was published - the Chicano population in the USA numbered nearly 13 million (two thirds of its total Latino population). Indications were that school problems and conditions - which were already poor for these people - were worsening. A decade down the line, how has the situation changed? From various perspectives, the second edition of this respected work examines the school failure and success of Chicano students. For many years two theories have prevailed: one being that institutional forces and structures that promote and maintain inequality are the root cause of these poor schooling conditions and outcomes; the other being a set of insidious assumptions steeped in racism. In recent years, however, scholarship has followed more constructive streams of thought. Two features characterise his new edition. Each contributor provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art chapter, updated with a contemporary commentary on Chicano students. They also address the question of whether the educational status of the Chicano population will grow commensurately with its population.

Thinking Comprehensively About Education

Author: Ezekiel Dixon-Román
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113631847X
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While much is known about the critical importance of educative experiences outside of school, little is known about the social systems, community programs, and everyday practices that can facilitate learning outside of the classroom. Thinking Comprehensively About Education sheds much-needed light on those systems, programs, and practices; conceptualizing education more broadly through a nuanced exploration of: the various spaces where education occurs; the non-dominant practices and possibilities of those spaces; the possibilities of enabling social systems, institutions, and programs of comprehensive education. This original edited collection identifies and describes the resources that enable optimal human learning and development, and offers a public policy framework that can enable a truly comprehensive educational system. Thinking Comprehensively About Education is a must-read for faculty, students, policy analysts, and policymakers.

Special Education in Contemporary Society

Author: Richard M. Gargiulo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321657
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Fifth 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. Gargiulo’s text encourages a deep awareness and understanding of the human side of special education. The book provides students a rare glimpse 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 of Gargiulo’s groundbreaking text maintains the broad context and research focus for which it 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, Gargiulo engages students with thorough examinations of individual exceptionalities, and discusses historical, personal, and educational details of each exceptionality as it affects a person across the lifespan. “This is a well-written, comprehensive, well-organized text. It is obvious that much thought has been put into the supplementary materials and features.”—Jenny Fererro, Palomar College