Updates on contemporary issues. Teachers, Schools, and Society has been revised to incorporate recent educational issues, ranging from the President Obama’s priorities to the growing number of charter schools, from research on poverty to obesity and eating disorders. With discussions of standards, high stakes testing, the economic challenges of financing schools, the commercialization of childhood, cyber-bullying, and “green” schools, the Sadker and Zittleman text is the most up-to-date book in the market. Detailed chapter updates are listed in the Preface, but here are just a few of the significant changes:
Chapter 1. Becoming a Teacher. New section
on A Teaching Career—Is It Right for You?
Chapter 2. Different Ways of Learning. New
material on a teacher’s experience with single-sex
schools. New section on Gardner’s Five Minds. New material
on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Chapter 3. Teaching Your Diverse Students.
An updated section on gay, lesbian, bisexual,
and transgender students (GLBT). New research
material on Peggy McIntosh’s white privileges.
Chapter 4. Student Life in School and at Home
(previously Chapter 5). Updated material on Family
Patterns. An entirely new section on Obesity and Eating Disorders.
New material and updated research on the culture of
poverty and its impact on incoming college students.
Revised coverage of abstinence-only sex education
programs to include the Obama administration’s
Chapter 5. Reforming America’s Schools
(previously Chapter 4). The chapter has been
significantly revised, updated, and rewritten to
incorporate current issues on reform.
New topics such as green schools and full service
schools are included. Why are the opinions of teachers and students,
the crux of the teaching-learning process, so often
ignored in school reform?
Chapter 6. Curriculum, Standards, and
Testing. Updated research on and changes to
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) implementation and
legislation, including the Obama administration’s
newly proposed requirements.
Chapter 7. The History of American Education.
In response to user feedback, this chapter has been
streamlined, with some of the Hall of Fame profiles
moving to this Online Learning Center. New research on
literacy rates in the United States and abroad has been
added as well as a discussion on the 2007 controversial Supreme Court
ruling that struck down plans for desegregation in
Seattle and Louisville.
Chapter 8. Philosophy of Education. New
material expanding the discussion of essentialism,
including insights from Alan Bloom and E. D. Hirsch.
Chapter 9. Financing and Governing America’s
Schools. This chapter has been revised and rewritten
to include current thinking and research on the
financing of America’s schools, including the goal
of adequate education. The Obama administration’s
budgeted 150-billion-dollar influx of federal funds
through the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act (ARRA) is described.
Chapter 10. School Law and Ethics. In response
to requests from users of the text, we’ve added a list
of precautions teachers can take to avoid liability
in the classroom. In this revision, we outline ways
teachers can protect themselves if they engage in
social networking and e-communications with their
Chapter 11. Teacher Effectiveness. In this edition,
we expanded the section on classroom management
through both discussion and a new table outlining
a range of belief systems, their main focus, and
their advocates. We also discuss consequences for classroom behavior and how to
prevent problems. Updated material on technology
throughout the chapter looks at how technology can
be effectively used in the classroom, and provides
insight into how teaching is affected. A new,
expanded section on differentiated instruction has
Chapter 12. Your First Classroom. In this
chapter, we added a new section, Your First Day,
which helps students prepare for their first day in the
classroom. Another new section has been added to this chapter. In it we
discuss Tomorrow’s Classroom and look at changes that
may reshape America’s schools.
Chapter 13. Q and A Guide to Entering the
Teaching Profession. In the ninth edition, we
added discussions of Quaker education and Friends
schools, Waldorf Education, and Montessori
Appendix 3 INTASC Standards for Licensing Beginning Teachers and Teachers, Schools, and Society, 9th.
In Appendix 3 , we provided a chart connecting
the content of the book to INTASC standards and the
correlated RAP s.