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Introduction to Education

Fourth Edition
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January 2019 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Teach is a concise introduction to education that challenges students’ preconceived notions of teaching in order to transform them into reflective practitioners. Empathizing with the difficulties students face as they move from the college classroom to their own classrooms, revered author Janice Koch invites readers to both reflect on their own dispositions for teaching and look outside of themselves to the demands of the profession, making the philosophy of teaching and learning accessible and relevant. The Fourth Edition emphasizes the changing student population and the role of technology and globalization in the field, while also including the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards correlating with each chapter’s content. With the guidance of this supportive text, students will gain vital exposure by engaging with professional standards from the very start of their career.

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Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Part I: Thinking About Teaching: Making the Decision
 
Chapter 1: Becoming a Teacher: Looking Forward and Backward at the Same Time
1-1 Looking Backward: Talking about Teaching

 
1-2 Looking Forward: The Profession

 
1-3 The Workplace: School Climate and School Culture

 
1-4 An Era of Testing and Standardization

 
 
Chapter 2: Teaching Stories
2-1 Taking the Roll Call for Students and Teachers

 
2-2 Excitement and Challenges in Teaching

 
2-3 Teaching and Vision

 
2-4 Support for Teachers

 
2-5 Teachers as Lifelong Learners

 
 
Part II: Educational Foundations: History and Instructional Practices
 
Chapter 3: A History of Schooling in America
3-1 An Introduction to the History of U.S. Public Education

 
3-2 The Swinging Pendulum: Dominant Philosophies Influencing Education

 
3-3 Educational Reform: Funding, Priorities, and Standards

 
 
Chapter 4: What Does It Mean to Teach and to Learn?
4-1 Can Anyone Teach?

 
4-2 Pedagogy and Instruction

 
4-3 How People Learn

 
4-4 Understanding by Design

 
4-5 What Is a Curriculum?

 
4-6 Assessment: How Do We Know What They Know?

 
4-7 Becoming a Teacher

 
 
Part III: Looking at Today's Schools
 
Chapter 5: Who Are Today’s Students?
5-1 The Students: A Changing Landscape

 
5-2 Students Who Are at Risk

 
5-3 Student Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities

 
5-4 Multiple Intelligences: What Does It Mean to Be “Smart”?

 
5-5 Multiple Intelligences Are Not Learning Styles

 
5-6 Teaching the Broad Range of Diverse Students

 
 
Chapter 6: Contemporary Trends in Education
6-1 The Inclusion Classroom

 
6-2 Universal Design for Learning

 
6-3 The Education of Gifted and Talented Students

 
6-4 Differentiated Instruction

 
6-5 Social and Emotional Learning

 
6-6 The Power of Projects and Problems for Student Learning

 
6-7 The Achievement Gap

 
6-8 Creating a Safe School Climate: The Concern about Violence in Schools

 
6-9 Protecting the Rights of Students

 
6-10 The Rights and Responsibilities of Teachers

 
 
Chapter 7: Classroom Teaching in a Digital World
7-1 Students and Social Media

 
7-2 Classrooms and Smartphones

 
7-3 The Problem of Information Overload

 
7-4 Internet Technology and Learning

 
7-5 Internet Safety

 
7-6 The Digital Divide

 
7-7 Assistive Technology

 
 
Chapter 8: The Global Classroom
8-1 Online Education in the Knowledge Economy

 
8-2 Globalization and Learning

 
8-3 Teaching in the Global Classroom

 
 
Part IV: Classrooms, Communities, and You
 
Chapter 9: The Classroom as Community
9-1 Building Community in the Classroom

 
9-2 Preventing Harassment and Bullying

 
9-3 School Safety and Gun Violence Prevention

 
9-4 Classroom Community and Goodness of Fit

 
 
Chapter 10: Making the Decision to Become a Teacher
10-1 Goodness of Fit

 
10-2 Getting Started in the Teaching Profession

 
10-3 Educational Associations

 
10-4 Build Your Teaching Portfolio

 
 
Appendix 1: Building Your Teaching Portfolio
 
Appendix 2: How to Contact Your State’s Teacher Licensure Offices
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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"Teach provides a thorough introduction to education for undergraduate students considering the teaching profession. It is organized, contemporary and aligned with the InTASC standards, something that most institutions value."

Dr. Katherin Garland
Santa Fe College

"Designed in a format that will grasp and hold the attention of the modern day 21st-century technological students, this is an excellent book for an introductory course in the field of education. Teach gives any student contemplating becoming a teacher a real-world current event look at the requirements for becoming a teacher."

Robert Walker, Ed.D.
Southwest Tennessee Community College

"This text focuses on the future educator as a reflective practitioner, offering multiple ways of engaging the reader in thinking about various aspects of education. The chapters are designed to look at the educator’s role in ensuring a safe and effective learning environment for every student in their classroom."

Kathleen Holt
Nashua Community College

"Teach is a concise, high quality, student-based exploration of the teaching profession."

Alfred P. Longo, PhD
Ocean County College

“A basic overview for consideration of those pursuing a teaching profession.”

Jennifer Jones M.Ed.
Muskegon Community College

This book is important for future teachers and perhaps for teachers that have taught for many years. It opens food for thought.

Professor Willis Lewis
Education, Amer Indian Clg Assem Of God
October 1, 2020

My students and are very impressed with this textbook. It packs very crucial information that all students need to learn into one very well written text. Excellent!

Dr Sandy Pesavento
Education Dept, Marywood University
March 18, 2020
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION: 

  •  The new edition is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class. Learn more.
  • Revised chapter-opening learning outcomes focus readers’ attention on the themes of the chapter and act as a helpful roadmap.
  • Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards are now connected in every chapter.
  • Each chapter features stories from teachers and classroom observations that bring authenticity to the content.
  • End-of-chapter pedagogy supports student comprehension by summarizing learning outcomes, listing important key terms, providing journal prompts, and positioning succinct review questions that speak to the chapter’s themes and content.
  • Timely topics including the STEM, STEAM, and Maker Movements, student diversity, school safety and gun violence, the enormous role that technology plays in teaching and learning, sexual orientation and gender identity, and more are explored.
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  • An all-new end-of-book glossary provides clear definitions for all of the key terms used in the text.

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  • Brief yet comprehensive chapters present material in an engaging and accessible format, without sacrificing important content.
  • Writing and Reflection boxes help students explore teaching as a possible profession.
  • Authenticity is rooted throughout the text with stories from real teachers and opportunities for students to reflect on their connection with the material via Writing and Reflection boxes.
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