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Overview

Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards state that teachers are expected to be reflective, knowledgeable, highly skilled, and creative professionals who are lifelong learners, and who have the ability to think critically about a multitude of issues. With, SCHOOL: AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION, Third Edition, authors Edward Ebert and Richard Culyer have developed a compelling and timely approach that presents teacher-candidates with a thorough overview of what it means to be an effective professional educator. The authors engage both the critical and creative thinking of teacher-candidates while encouraging discussion, reflection, and participation in the educational enterprise. First-person accounts and helpful strategies from prominent educators and in-service teachers, along with TeachSource Videos and activities linked to InTASC standards, provide insight into the realities of being a teacher in today's rapidly changing society. The result is a book that empowers teacher-candidates as pre-professionals and, ultimately, as instructional leaders. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Edward S. Ebert, II, Coker College, Professor Emeritus

Edward S. Ebert II has worked in education for 33 years. He taught with the Texas City Independent School District for eight years. Since earning his doctorate in Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Education, he has worked extensively with college students and classroom teachers on the study of creative thinking as it applies to cognitive processing and its application to the classroom setting. He is the author of The Cognitive Spiral: Creative Thinking and Cognitive Processing, an original model of thought processing, as well as a dozen books ranging from textbooks in introduction to education and science education to teacher resource books to an examination of the institution of education. Dr. Ebert has lectured around the world and spent also spent a semester teaching science education and educational psychology at Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, P.R. China. He and his wife, Dr. Christine Ebert, collaborate on projects involving science education and creative thinking and now reside in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Richard C. Culyer, III, Coker College, Professor Emeritus

Richard Culyer has received certification in nine areas, ranging from exceptional education to secondary social studies as well as supervisor and as a K-12 principal. He has taught at the elementary and the middle school levels and served as Assistant Director of Right to Read for the Florida State Department of Education. He has also taught at Appalachian State University and most recently was professor of education at Coker College. His publications include co-authoring a book entitled Preventing Reading Failure: Translating Theory Into Practice. A research-based reading program he co-developed with his wife has been recognized as one of 19 effective reading programs in What Works In The Elementary School. In addition, he has published articles in a wide range of education journals. Dr. Culyer is listed in Who's Who in America and serves as reviewer for two national publications. He has served on six committees of the International Reading Association and also served on six editorial review boards for national organizations and was a founder, president, and state coordinator of the North Carolina Reading Association. His professional interests include studying research as it relates to classroom instruction, vocabulary and comprehension development, and school-wide curriculum and instruction reform.
  • Content has been streamlined and honed with an eye to improving accessibility and readability for all students. For example, curriculum, formerly covered in two chapters, is now covered in a single more focused chapter.
  • New coverage of major issues and current topics in Education includes updated material on key standards such as Common Core, Race to the Top, and the revised InTASC standards; diversity, including social diversity and English language learners; bullying and cyberbullying; childhood obesity; Response to Intervention; technology, including distance learning and the use of social media in teaching; social justice; globalization; and more.
  • InfoTrac® Student Collections are specialized databases expertly drawn from the Gale Academic One library. Each InfoTrac® Student Collection enhances the student learning experience in the specific course area related to the product. These specialized databases allow access to hundreds of scholarly and popular publications - all reliable sources - including journals, encyclopedias, and academic reports. Learn more and access at: http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
  • Completely current, this edition includes new research and thoroughly updated statistics in all chapters, as well as updated case law and Supreme Court opinions.
  • A new activity feature, "Becoming an Instructional Leader," offers a concluding activity in every chapter to help expand your students' vision of the education profession.
  • A greater number of TeachSource Video Cases are fully integrated throughout the book and available for viewing at Education CourseMate, the book's website, giving students a frontline look at actual classroom scenarios.
  • Notations of the related new InTASC standards are identified for each activity and TeachSource Video Case, highlighting the connection of these active learning assignments to the key professional standards of the field.
  • New marginal Quotations and Notable Facts present pertinent perspectives and interesting information throughout each chapter to spark reader interest.
  • Improved "Unit Workshop: Getting in Shape for Praxis" sections at the conclusion of each unit provides a Quick Check Quiz in the form of a series of multiple-choice questions (keyed by page number to the text) for the topics that have been presented in each chapter of the unit. These questions provide your students with practice for the PRAXIS series or other teacher certification examination. The Unit Workshop also includes unit-oriented exercises for continuing with the Case Studies in Education activities.
  • Chapter-opening "Ice Breaker" activities encourage creative thinking and draw students into the content of the chapter. These and other in-text activities, some requiring Internet research, promote critical thinking and reflection in the context of important chapter concepts.
  • "In Their Own Words" narratives--insightful first-person testimonials written by prominent educators--are unique and well integrated with chapter topics.
  • "Teacher Testimonials," essays written by in-service teachers for pre-service teachers, offer anecdotes from experience, strategies and tips, and friendly advice.
  • Award-winning TeachSource Video Cases are integrated into the chapters with a special feature called "Step into the Classroom." Available at Education CourseMate, the book's website, the videos show actual teachers and their students in action--allowing your students to see how the material in the text is put to practice in the real world.
  • An innovative Case Study feature asks readers to review detailed background information on six students and then choose one of the students to follow from chapter to chapter. Each case installment presents new information about each of the children, followed by questions that require readers to critically examine their own thinking about educational issues and analyze data for each of the children as the basis for making educational decisions. Cases are based on actual children and were prepared by classroom teachers from around the country.
Part I: THE PROFESSION.
1. The Teacher.
2. The Strategic Nature of Teaching.
3. Student Diversity.
4. Becoming a Teacher.
Part II: CURRICULUM, MANAGEMENT, AND ASSESSMENT.
5. Understanding Curriculum and Academic Standards.
6. Pragmatics: Assessment and Classroom Management.
Part III: THE INSTITUTION OF EDUCATION.
7. A History of American Education.
8. Philosophy and Education.
9. Ethics in Education and Matters of Law.
10. Education: Purpose, Organization, Governance, and Funding.
Part IV: CHALLENGES FACING SCHOOLS TODAY AND TOMORROW.
11. Social Issues Affecting Students and Schools.
12. Reform Efforts and the Professional Educator.
13. How Technology Is Shaping the Classroom of Today and Tomorrow.

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