Higher Education

Kaleidoscope: Contemporary and Classic Readings in Education, 13th Edition

  • Kevin Ryan Boston University
  • James M. Cooper University of Virginia, Emeritus
  • ISBN-10: 111183900X  |  ISBN-13: 9781111839000
  • 448 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
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This comprehensive collection of high-interest readings drawn from a wide range of sources (contemporary, classic, academic, and popular) is designed to correlate with the goals of Introduction to Education and Foundations in Education courses. Accompanying pedagogical features, including reading-by-reading INTASC correlations, such as introductions, focus questions, post-reading notes, discussion questions, and a glossary, engage students and guide them in thinking critically about the readings. The book's diversity of articles and writers -- from the classic John Dewey and Carl Rogers to the contemporary Diane Ravitch, Elliot Eisner, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Alfie Kohn -- makes it highly flexible and responsive to a broad variety of course needs. Topic areas include students and teachers; schools and instruction; curriculum and standards; foundations, philosophy, and reform; educational technology; and diversity and social issues.

Features and Benefits

  • Articles marked with special "Education Classic" icons provide readers with a foundation in some of the ideas that have stood the test of time and shifts in educational priorities over many years.
  • Contemporary coverage includes such topics as multicultural education, standards-based education, professional development, teacher reflection, technology, classroom management, brain research, inclusion, school reform, gender issues, student cheating, and curriculum reform.
  • Video Cases, now integrated with approximately half of the articles, are four- to six-minute video modules, accompanied by in-text questions, bring the article content to life, enabling students to observe practicing teachers and their students in actual classroom settings.
  • A -page Appendix, "Tips for Teaching: Educator's Resource Guide," promotes classroom discussions and enhances the classroom observation process for students by providing valuable guidance, data-gathering techniques, study tips, and web resources.

Table of Contents

1. Edward R. Ducharme: The Great Teacher Question: Beyond Competencies
2. Susan Allred, The Best Teachers I Have Known, Educational Leadership, v. 67, online June 2010.
3. Arne Duncan, Elevating the Teaching Profession, American Educator, Winter 2009-2010.
4. Thomas S. Mawhinney and Laura L. Sagan: The Power of Personal Relationships
5. Lana M. Danielson, Fostering Reflection, Educational Leadership, v. 66, no. 5, February 2009.
6. Leslie Baldacci: "Why New Teachers Leave…"
7. Daniel T. Willingham, Why Don''t Students Like School? American Educator, Spring 2009.
8. Donna M. San Antonio and Elizabeth A. Salzfass: How We Treat One Another in School.
9. Carol S. Dweck: The Perils and Promise of Praise.
10. M. Mark Wasicsko and Steven M. Ross: How to Create Discipline Problems.
11. Dennis L. Cates, Marc A. Markell, and Sherrie Bettenhausen: At Risk for Abuse: A Teacher''s Guide for Recognizing and Reporting Child Neglect and Abuse.
12. Joan Lipsitz and Teri West: What Makes a Good School?
13.Larry Cuban: A Tale of Two Schools.
14. Deborah Meier: ''As Though They Owned the Place'': Small Schools as Membership Communities.
15. Alfie Kohn: Whose Cheating Whom? Phi Delta Kappan, v. 89, no. 2, Oct. 2007, pp. 88-97.
16. Karen Chenoweth: Piece by Piece: How Schools Solved the Achievement Puzzle and Soared," American Educator , Fall 2009, pp. 15-19, 22-23.
17. Margaret Finders and Cynthia Lewis: Why Some Parents Don''t Come to School.
18. J. Abner Peddiwell: The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.
19. John I. Goodlad: Teaching What We Hold to Be Sacred.
20. Deborah Meier and Chester Finn, Jr., "E Pluribus Unum," Education Next, Spring 2009, v. 9, no. 2.
21. Paul E. Barton, "National Education Standards: To Be or Not to Be?" Educational Leadership, v. 67, no. 7, April 2010, pp. 22-29.
22. E.D. Hirsch, Jr., "Creating a Curriculum for the American People," American Educator, Winter 2009-2010, pp. 6-13, 38.
23. Warren A. Nord: The Relevance of Religion to the Curriculum.
24. Nel Noddings: Teaching Themes of Care.
25. Curtis J. Bonk, "For Openers: How Technology is Changing School," Educational Leadership, vol. 67, no. 7, April 2010, pp. 60-65.
26. David Gardner: Confronting the Achievement Gap.
27. Margaret M. Clifford: Students Need Challenge, Not Easy Success.
28. Robert J. Marzano and Jana S. Marzano: The Key to Classroom Management.
29. Jay McTighe and Ken O''Connor: Seven Practices for Effective Learning.
30. Martin G. Brooks and Jacqueline Grennon Brooks: The Courage to Be Constructivist.
31. Seana Moran, Mindy Kornhaber, and Howard Gardner: Orchestrating Multiple Intelligences.
32. Ann Unkovich, "The Power of Story--To Teach, to Reach, to Inspire," Phi Delta Kappan, v. 92, no. 6, March 2011, pp. 58-62.
33. David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson: Making Cooperative Learning Work.
34. Carol Ann Tomlinson, "The Goals of Differentiation," Educational Leadership, v. 66, no. 3, Nov. 2008, pp.26-30.
35. John Dewey: My Pedagogic Creed.
36. Carl Rogers: Personal Thoughts on Teaching and Learning.
37. Ernest L. Boyer: The Educated Person.
38.Elliot W. Eisner: The Kind of Schools We Need.
39. William Damon, The Moral North Star, Educational Leadership, v. 66, no. 2, Oct. 2008, pp. 8-13.
40. Kenneth A. Strike: The Ethics of Teaching.
41. Thomas R. McDaniel: The Teacher''s Ten Commandments: School Law in the Classroom.
PART SEVEN: Educational Reform.
42. Karen Hawley Miles, Putting Money Where It Matters
43. Matthew G. Springer and Catherine D. Gardner, Teacher Pay for Performance, Phi Delta Kappan, v. 91, no. 8, May 2010, pp. 8-15.
44. Paul D. Houston, The Seven Deadly Sins of No Child Left Behind, Phi Delta Kappan, v. 88, no. 10, June 2007, pp. 744-748.
45. Linda Darling-Hammond, America''s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, Phi Delta Kappan, v. 91, no. 4, Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010, pp. 8-1.
46. Frederick Hess, How to Get the Teachers We Want, Education Next, Summer 2009, Vol. 9, No. 3.
47. Thomas Toch, "Reflections on the Charter School Movement," Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 91, no. 8, May 2010, pp. 70-71.
48. Richard Rothstein, "Whose Problem Is Poverty?"Educational Leadership, v. 65, no. 7, April 2008, pp8-13.
49. Diane Ravitch: A Considered Opinion: Diversity, Tragedy, and the Schools
50. James A. Banks, Peter Cookson, Geneva Gay, Willis D. Hawley, Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Sonia Nieto, Janet Ward Schofield, and Walter G. Stephan: Diversity Within Unity: Essential Principles for Teaching and Learning In a Multicultural Society
51. Mary Borba, "Caring Closes the Language-Learning Gap," Phi Delta Kappan, v. 90, no. 9, May 2009:681-685.
52. Patricia Gandara, "The Latino Education Crisis," Educational Leadership, v. 67, no. 5, Feb. 2010, pp.24-30.
53. James M. Kauffman, Kathleen McGee, and Michele Brigham: Enabling or Disabling? Observations on Changes in Special Education
54. Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand: Making Inclusive Education Work
55. Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens: With Boys and Girls in Mind.

What's New

  • Twenty-one new readings compliment the new reader, maintaining its Classic approach but adding in newer contemporary pieces.
  • InTASC Standards will be listed at the start of each reading to highlight how each article enhances the goal of teaching.
  • New streamlined 8-part organization focuses the content to better align readings to topic areas.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan, Ph.D., Stanford University, is Professor Emeritus of Education at Boston University School of Education. He is also the founding director of the Center for Character and Social Responsibility. A former high school English teacher, Dr. Ryan was a tenured faculty member at the University of Chicago and the Ohio State University before moving to Boston University. In 1970 Ryan was granted an Alfred North Whitehead Fellowship at Harvard University. Since then he received the Boston University Scholar-Teacher Award, the National Award of Distinction by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and the Paideia Society's Award for Educational Excellence. Ryan has written and edited 22 books and over 100 articles on teacher and character education. He is also the author of TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING: BECOMING A MASTER TEACHER (with James M. Cooper, ©2012, Cengage); THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 14th Edition (with James M. Cooper and Cheryl Bolick, ©2016, Cengage); and the editor of KALEIDOSCOPE: CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC READINGS IN EDUCATION, 13th Edition (with James Cooper, © 2012, Cengage).

James M. Cooper

James M. Cooper is Professor Emeritus from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, where he served as Commonwealth Professor of Education (1984-2004) and Dean of the School (1984-1994). As Dean of the Curry School of Education, he led the initiative to restructure the teacher education program, moving to an innovative five-year program that integrates the study of arts and sciences, professional education, and field experiences. In addition, he has authored, co-authored, or edited over 60 book chapters, journal articles, monographs, and books, including TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING: BECOMING A MASTER TEACHER (with Kevin Ryan, © 2012, Cengage); THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 14th Edition (with Kevin Ryan and Cheryl Bolick, © 2016, Cengage); KALEIDOSCOPE: CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC READINGS IN EDUCATION, 13th Edition (with Kevin Ryan, © 2012, Cengage), and CLASSROOM TEACHING SKILLS (©2014, Cengage), for which he served as editor and one of the authors. He is also series editor of the Educator's Guide series (Cengage). His books and articles address the areas of teacher education, supervision of teachers, case studies in teacher education, and technology and teacher education. Cooper has also received many honors, including a Fulbright-Hays Award for Lecturing in Portugal and recognition as one of the nation's Distinguished Teacher Educators from the Association of Teacher Educators.