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Those Who Can, Teach 14th Edition

Kevin Ryan, James M. Cooper, Cheryl Mason Bolick

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2013
  • 544 Pages
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THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 14th Edition, offers a state-of-the-art, dynamic, and reader-friendly approach to help students make informed decisions about entering the teaching profession. Using multiple sources, including biographies, narratives, profiles, and interviews with top educators and scholars, the text exposes students to the realities of teaching while inspiring and welcoming them to a rewarding, high-impact career. The acclaimed author team's direct, conversational tone invites readers to reflect on the satisfactions and problems of teaching in the United States, and casts a teaching career as a positive challenge.

Kevin Ryan, Boston University

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, University of Virginia, Emeritus

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.

Cheryl Mason Bolick, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cheryl Mason Bolick, Ph.D. North Carolina State University, is Associate Professor and Director of Research and Professional Development for Outreach at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was previously a faculty member at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is an Academic Leadership Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a Sallie Mae National First Year Classroom Teacher after her first year of teaching. Her scholarly contributions primarily address areas of teacher education, social studies, education, and instructional technology. She has authored or co-authored 17 books or book chapters and 41 peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • NEW MindTap for Education is a first-of-its-kind digital solution that prepares teachers by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and competencies they must demonstrate to earn an education degree and state licensure, and to begin a successful career. Through activities based on real-life teaching situations, MindTap elevates students’ thinking by giving them experiences in applying concepts, practicing skills, and evaluating decisions, guiding them to become reflective educators.
  • NEW Learning Objectives: The learning objectives correlated to the main sections in each chapter show students what they need to know to process and understand the information in the chapter. After completing the chapter, students should be able to demonstrate how they can use and apply their new knowledge and skills.
  • NEW Material on Technology and the Teacher: Because today's students learn so much through technology, new technology coverage is integrated throughout the book. In addition, a full chapter entitled “What Should Teachers Know about Technology and Its Impact on Schools?” has been completely rewritten to reflect current thinking and practice. The chapter addresses the many uses of technology to increase and enhance learning for all students, including students with disabilities.
  • NEW Up Close Feature: This new feature portrays the realities (both the good and bad) of teaching and presents relevant research findings.
  • NEW Digital Downloads: Downloadable and often customizable, these practical and professional resources allow students to immediately implement and apply this textbook's content in the field. Students can download these tools and keep them forever, enabling preservice teachers to begin building their own libraries of practical, professional resources. A TeachSource Digital Downloads label identifies these items throughout the book.
  • The text's overarching theme, “Why Teach,” is posed in Chapter 1 and reinforced in “A Final Word” sections at the end of each chapter, encouraging students to remain focused on the question throughout the text.
  • Significant content includes a balanced look at accountability issues such as standards, high-stakes testing, and reform; other topics include technology, cheating, bullying, sexual harassment and homophobia, diversity, vouchers, and legal issues.
  • Two 'bookend' sections, “Let's Get Started” and “Before You Close This Book,” offer important reflection questions to guide students before and after they read the text.
  • “From Pre-service to Practice” case studies portray the realities (both positive and negative) of teaching.
  • TeachSource videos, introduced in the text and viewable online, feature footage from the classroom to help students relate key chapter content to real-life scenarios. Critical-thinking questions provide opportunities for in-class or online discussion and reflection.
  • Coverage of InTASC standards includes a chapter-opening list of standards to help students identify where key standards are addressed in the chapter. These callouts and a standards correlation chart help students make connections between what they are learning in the textbook and the standards.
So Let's Get Started.
1. Why Teach?
2. What Is a School and What Is It For?
3. Who Are Today's Students in a Diverse Society?
4. What Social Problems Affect Today's Students?
5. What Is Taught?
6. What Makes a Teacher Effective?
7. What Should Teachers Know about Technology and Its Impact on Schools?
8. What Are the Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Teachers?
9. What Are the Philosophical Foundations of American Education?
10. What Is the History of America's Struggle for Educational Opportunity?
11. How Are Schools Governed, Influenced, and Financed?
12. How Should Education Be Reformed?
13. What Are Your Job Options in Education?
14. What Can the New Teacher Expect?
15. What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?
Before You Close the Book.
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"[THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH is a] purposeful introduction to the profession of teaching, promoting reflection in those who are thinking about living the life of a teacher."

"An excellent text for an introductory Education course!"

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781305389328
An online Instructor’s Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple choice, matching, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

Online PowerPoint® Slides

ISBN: 9781305500419
These vibrant Microsoft PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture, by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.