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Kaleidoscope: Readings in Education

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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 ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Houghton Mifflin (first published 1972)
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Oct 31, 2016 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a collection of essays dealing with a variety of topics in education: teachers; students; schools; curriculum and standards; instruction; foundations; educational reform; and diversity and social issues. Each topic has 4+ essays that deal with different perspectives of the topic or concerns. This was an excellent resource as a preservice teacher to get a glimpse into the world of teaching and what sorts of issues - political, instructional, behavioral, legal, etc. - come into play ...more
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I read the majority of this book for a class this semester. I'm always a little suspicious when the professor of the class is an author or editor of a required book, as was the case here, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised. This is, in fact, an excellent book that I will NOT be selling back to the campus book store, but will keep on my shelf for reference. You might think with trends in education changing so frequently that this book might be soon outdated, but I really don't think so. I ...more
Feb 10, 2014 Tracy rated it liked it
Some of the articles contained in this book do not contain well researched ideas, particularly the article claiming there are innate differences in the workings of male and female brains according to brain scans.
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