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Foundations of American Education: Becoming Effective Teachers in Challenging Times
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Discussion of a variety of technologies that enhance learning, including handheld devices, computer-based tutoring programs, and real-time satellite data. These powerful learning experiences are integrated throughout the book and emphasized in Chapter 12.
Educational trends related to each chapter topic in the text’s Looking Ahead sections at the ends of chapters.
Connection between chapter content to issues being discussed by educators and the public today in theEducation in the News feature. Each chapter opens with a current news article.
A more realistic understanding of the problems faced by teachers in today’s classrooms through the book’s Professional Dilemma features that focus on typical classrooms.
Exposure to real classroom situations through the text’s Teacher Perspectives feature in which real educators debate topics of importance.
A glimpse of education around the world in the Global Perspectives feature, to help students understand and compare U.S. education to other countries.
Opportunities to pause and reflect on chapter content—and how it relates to real experiences—in the Journal for Reflection features in each chapter.
An informative look at diversity in every chapter, through discussions with marginal icons identifying where the discussions occur. Reflect on Diversity features show how diversity influences teaching and provide questions for better understanding of the examples.
NEW: Developments and issues in education today, including:
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Recent technological advancements.
Social media in education.
The impact of immigration on schools.
The effect of economic stress on children and youth.
UPDATED: Up-to-date coverage of practical teaching issues such as current teacher employment information and teacher certification requirements.
Learning Outcomes—The major sections in each chapter are aligned with measureable learning outcomes that are, in turn, aligned with InTASC standards, which have guided the development of state and national standards for the preparation of teachers.
Teaching in Challenging Times—Students are presented with a professional dilemma they could face and are then asked to answer “What are my challenges?” allowing them to reflect on their responses to the dilemma or discuss them in small groups or with the entire class.
School-Based Observation Activities—This end-of-chapter activity invites students to apply chapter content through focused observations. Students have a chance to connect to the schools and classrooms in which they will teach.
Portfolio Development Activities—Students are encouraged to create artifacts for their teaching portfolio.
Differing Perspectives—Students read about the opposing sides of an educational issue and are directed to determine their stance on these important topics.
Web Solutions—These features at the end of each chapter direct students to the Internet for additional resources relevant to the hot topics in the chapter.
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