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Introduction to Education

Fifth Edition

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Education Studies

February 2023 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Recipient of the 2024 Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Textbook Excellence Award
This award recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials.

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


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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

Met program standards

Darolyn Seay
School Of Education, Peru State College
November 1, 2023

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