This comprehensive collection of high-interest readings drawn from a wide range of sources (contemporary, classic, academic, and popular) is designed to correlate with the goals of Introduction to Education and Foundations in Education courses. Accompanying pedagogical features, such as introductions, focus questions, post-reading notes, discussion questions, and a glossary, engage students and guide them in thinking critically about the readings. With 30 percent new readings, the Eleventh Edition provides current viewpoints on such important topics as classroom management, teacher salaries, accountability, standardized tests, sources of student diversity, gender equity, inclusion, multicultural education, and education of gifted and talented students.
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KEVIN RYAN is a former professor of education at Boston University who earned his PhD from Stanford Univeristy. He is also the founding director of the well-known Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character. Dr. Ryan, a former high school English teacher, has written and edited 20 books and over 100 articles on teacher and character education. His distinguished career includes having been on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Ohio State University, and the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is also the author of the new text, Teaching for Student Learning: Becoming a Master Teacher,(c) 2008 (Cengage) and Those Who Can, Teach 12/e, (c) 2010 (Cengage).
James M. Cooper is Professor Emeritus from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, where he served as Commonwealth Professor of Education (1984?2004) and Dean of the School (1984?1994). As Dean of the Curry School of Education, he led the initiative to restructure the teacher education program, moving to an innovative five-year program that integrates the study of arts and sciences, professional education, and field experiences. In addition, he has authored, co-authored, or edited over 60 book chapters, journal articles, monographs, and books, including TEACHING AND LEARNING: BECOMING A MASTER TEACHER, ?2008, Cengage; and THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 12TH EDITION, ?2010, Cengage, with Kevin Ryan. He is also series editor of the Educator's Guide series (Cengage). His books and articles address the areas of teacher education, supervision of teachers, case studies in teacher education, and technology and teacher education. Cooper has also received many honors, including a Fulbright-Hays Award for Lecturing in Portugal and recognition as one of the nation's Distinguished Teacher Educators from the Association of Teacher Educators.
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