Language : English
Published : 2018-05-31
Pages : 110
Top-Down Confusion: Is Gray the New Pink in Education?
In today’s education climate, parents, teachers and school leaders are often confused about the direction of education and what and how children are learning. For anyone interested in the minefields that young people navigate in schools today, this book exposes the ills, questions the status quo, engages the reader in a common-sense way, and provides solutions to the confusion created in schools. The culmination of over exposure of young children to Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) topics, the banning of religion in schools, and the runaway train of illegal immigration creates confusion that won’t soon pass. In addition, the trend for politicians to appoint superintendents of schools, commissioners of education (at state and federal levels), and other education leaders who do not have experience or formal training in education is confusing and disturbing. Would anyone visit a doctor who was not experienced in medicine? It’s not likely. There are gray areas in schools that are becoming standard practice. This top–down confusion leads everyone to ask the question: Is Gray the New Pink in Education?
Designed for today’s students through continuous feedback from students like you, ETHICS delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards and CourseMate, our online digital product that is proven to enhance your learning experience and improve your grades. CourseMate includes learning aids to accommodate your busy lifestyle such as an interactive eBook, self quizzes, downloadable flash cards, all included at an affordable price. ETHICS takes you on an inspiring exploration of theory and major contemporary moral problems. Step by step, this reader-friendly text guides you through sound reasoning strategies with its Thinking It Through modules, a course-long examination of an important ethical issue.
This best-selling text provides comprehensive coverage of general teaching methods and models. The most balanced text in its field, Learning to Teach strikes a harmony by integrating researched-based practices with practical consideration and opportunity for real-world application. The text provides strong coverage of both teacher-centered and student-centered models. By covering all major teaching models plus the leadership of teaching, including planning, classroom management, assessment, motivation, and management of time and space, Learning to Teach helps future teachers master both the theory and application of successful teaching.
About the Author
Richard I. Arends is Professor of Educational Leadership and Dean Emeritus at Connecticut State University where he served as Dean of the School of Education and Interim Provost of Academic Affair from 1991-2004. Before going to Connecticut he was on the faculty and chair of the department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard Arends received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon where he was on the faculty from 1975 to 1983. A former elementary, middle school, and high school teacher, his special interests are teaching, teacher education, organization development and school improvement. He has worked widely with schools and universities throughout North America, in Jamaica, and in the Pacific Rim, including Australia, Samoa, Palau, and Saipan. Professor Arends has authored or contributed to over a dozen books on education including the Second Handbook or Organization Development in Schools, Systems Change Strategies in Education, Exploring Teaching, and Learning to Teach. The latter is now in its 8th edition and has been translated into several foreign languages. The recipient of numerous awards, he was selected in 1989 as the outstanding teacher educator in the state of Maryland and in 1990 received the Judith Ruskin Award for outstanding research in education given by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). From 1995-97 Professor Arends held the William Allen (Boeing) Endowed Chair Boeing in the School of Education at Seattle University. Currently, he is retired in Portland, Oregon where he pursues favorite projects and continues to write.
Elementary Social Studies: A Practical Guide, Eighth Edition, clearly presents, in a friendly tone, the essential content and methods for teaching social studies in the K-8 classroom, while reflecting on the recent trends in technology, teaching English Language Learners, and meeting the needs of diverse students. This brief, but thorough text deals with the various social studies disciplines in a way that reflects the field’s greater focus on teaching history, geography, economics, and civic education. The content focuses on central concerns in teaching social studies in a standards-based environment, and prepares new teachers to successfully implement a social studies curriculum with concepts, strategies, and values relevant to elementary and middle grades.
This edition has been thoroughly updated to include new content on technology (podcasts, blogs, e-books), a focus on teaching English Learners, and meeting the needs of diverse students. The text also features full chapters in history, civic education, geography, and economics with multiple activities to show how these subjects can be taught in a creative and engaging way to help all students to think and act as democratic citizens.
About the Author
June R. Chapin is Professor of Education at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. A former public school teacher, including teaching in the Chicago Public Schools, she is the author or co-author of over a dozen textbooks ranging from the fourth grade to the university-level. Citizenship education is her greatest interest including, including research on voting and community participation of social studies students from the eighth grade to young adults.
One of the noteworthy global achievements of the past two decades has been the remarkable increase in thenumber of children attending school and the number of children completing the primary cycle. As more children start school, the focus has shifted toward the quality of their education—on true learning, not just schooling. The critical role played by teachers to enhance the quality of education is especially salient in a populous, geographically dispersed, and culturally diverse country such as Indonesia. With close to three million teachers, Indonesia has one of the largest and most diverse cadres of educators in the world. The comprehensive Teacher and Lecturer Law, approved by the Indonesian government in 2005, radically reformed the management and development of those teachers. Teacher Reform in Indonesia: The Role of Politics and Evidence in Policy Making features a comprehensive analysis of the teaching profession and the impact of recent reforms, which included the doubling of a teacher’s basic pay once he/she satisfies the conditions necessary for certification—a factor that has improved the status ofteachers and attracted better candidates to teacher training institutions. This book provides a description of the political and economic context in which the reform was developed and implemented as wellas an analysis of how the reform affected teacher quality and student outcomes. The book’s framework promotes an approach to reforms based on improving the nature of teacher recruitment; preservice education; induction, mentoring, and probation; formal certification; continuing professional development; teacher performance appraisal; and ongoing career development. The recent history of teacher reform in Indonesia can inform other countries seeking to improve their educational systems and, ultimately, the success of their teachers and students. This book should therefore be of particular interest to Ministries of Education that contemplate similar reforms and development agencies and practitioners that seek to support country efforts to strengthen the teaching profession.