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Introduction to Education

Fifth Edition
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February 2023 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Through a concise but wide-ranging exploration of the American public education system, Teach: Introduction to Education asks readers to imagine themselves in the classroom and develop their own ideas of what it means to be a teacher. Combining historical and contemporary perspectives, along with real-life classroom stories, Koch helps future teachers examine the ways in which society and culture shape schools. The Fifth Edition of this best-selling text features emerging issues in education, including developments in technology in the classroom; school choice and homeschooling; sexual orientation and gender identity; diversity, equity, and inclusion; the importance of personal wellness in teacher success; and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to reflect the ways students, teachers, and classrooms have been altered by this historic event.

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Part I • Thinking About Teaching: Making The Decision
 
Chapter 1 • Becoming a Teacher: Looking Forward and Backward at the Same Time
 
Chapter 2 • Teaching Stories
 
Part II • Educational Foundations: History And Instructional Practices
 
Chapter 3 • A History of Schooling in America
 
Chapter 4 • What Does It Mean to Teach and to Learn?
 
Part III • Looking At Today’s Schools
 
Chapter 5 • Who Are Today’s Students?
 
Chapter 6 • Contemporary Trends in Education
 
Chapter 7 • Classroom Teaching and Technology
 
Chapter 8 • The Global Classroom
 
Part IV • Classrooms, Communities, And You
 
Chapter 9 • The Classroom as Community
 
Chapter 10 • Making the Decision to Become a Teacher
 
Appendix 1 • Building Your Teaching Portfolio
 
Appendix 2 • How to Contact Your State’s Teacher Licensure Offices
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:
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  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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"I especially appreciate the thorough coverage of community and student diversity.” 

Dr. Vicky Eiben
Viterbo University

“I love the technology and globalization pieces [of this text]. Our world is shrinking quickly due to our abilities to connect instantly with pretty much anyone in the world at any moment.”

Dr. Spencer Vogt
Peru State College

“Reflection. Teaching is all about reflective practice--I try to relate the book's materials with what the students are experiencing as learners as well.”

Karen Schreder
CSU Chico

“I love the idea of focusing the book on the reflective practitioner since it is important for future teachers to recognize they must be lifelong, reflective learners in order to become effective teachers.”

Madeline Craig
Molloy College

“Extensive coverage of academic vocabulary of education”

Dr. Shirley Bleidt
Texas Lutheran University

“Attractive, non-threatening, easy-to-read design for beginning education students.”

Dr. Shirley Bleidt
Texas Lutheran University

“Brings the idea of being a teacher full circle by beginning and ending with the candidate.”

Allison Turner Gunter, EdD
Muskingum University
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Learn more.
  • Incorporation of the effects of COVID-19 in the classroom throughout the text, but especially in Chapter 3, address the experiences of students and teachers during the school shutdown in historical and contemporary contexts.
  • New stories and commentaries from teachers help students focus on the challenges and benefits of teaching today.
  • A heavily-revised Chapter 5: Who Are Today’s Students? includes new sections on Anti-racist Teaching, Gender Identity, and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to give a fuller portrait of today’s students.
  • Chapter 6: Contemporary Trends in Education has been revised to include expanded sections on Social and Emotional Learning, School Choice, and Charter Schools to better reflect issues in today’s schools.
  • Chapter 7: Classroom Teaching and Technology has also been heavily revised, with a new section on The Transition to 1-1 Computing and new information on Google Classroom, Padlet, TikTok and the digital divide.
  • The latest technologies, such as social media, tablets, and online mentoring, have been incorporated throughout the text to better situate classrooms in current practices.
  • Learning Outcomes have been fully revised to better focus on the progression of skills and content.
KEY FEATURES:
  • 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.
  • 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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