Introduction to Education, Second Edition is written for students beginning their study in education. As the school population increasingly reflects the diversity of America's population, many prospective teachers, typically from the middle classes, will be unprepared for the diverse classrooms they will inevitably encounter. This text helps students prepare to be teachers in a pluralistic society whose classrooms represent an increasingly varied set of cultural histories and values.
Dr. William E. Segall is professor of social foundations in the College of Education and professor in the School of International Studies at Oklahoma State University. His professional experiences range from teaching vocational students work skills in Canada to being a principal of a Japanese university preparatory school in the United States. Dr Segall is passionate about helping college students become teachers who are prepared to excel in America's diverse classrooms. Dr. Anna V. Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Chapman University, in Orange, CA. She has also taught criminal justice, focusing on domestic violence and juvenile justice; served as assistant principal of an alternative high school; and worked at a nontraditional magnet school developing collaborative processes. Dr. Wilson's research and teaching focuses on race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation. She is committed to facilitating a richer understanding of the multiplicity of issues facing both teachers and students in our schools in the framework of Social Justice.
Part 1 I Teaching as a Career Chapter 2 Becoming a Teacher Chapter 3 Teaching as a Profession Part 4 II Schools in America and Other Societies Chapter 5 The Framework of Our Multicultural Nation Chapter 6 Coming of Age: Education in the Twentieth Century Chapter 7 Schools in the Global Community Part 8 III Philosophy and the Classroom Chapter 9 Putting Philosophy to Work in Culturally Diverse Classrooms Chapter 10 Learning and Teaching in the Classroom Part 11 IV Educational Governance, Organization, and Funding Chapter 12 The Organization of Schools and How They Are Governed Chapter 13 Teachers and Students as Citizens: Rights and Responsibilities Chapter 14 Educating Children Takes Money: Financing Schools Part 15 V The Worlds in Which Children Live Chapter 16 The Child's World Beyond the Classroom Chapter 17 The Child's World of the Classroom Part 18 VI Effective Classrooms, Professional Teachers Chapter 19 Educational Reform and Effective Classrooms Chapter 20 Joining the Profession