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Teachers, School, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education, 6th edition

A new edition is available in 2021.

Teachers, School and Society introduces the joys and challenges of teaching as well as the importance of fairness and justice in school and society. The intent of this book is to share with you the realities of teaching and the role of education in our society in order to help you answer your career questions: Do I want to become a teacher? How do I become the best teacher possible? What should a professional in the field of education know? How are schools and teaching changing?

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Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives, 10th edition

A new edition is available in late 2019.

Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives, 10th edition helps current and future educators understand and connect with their students. The book provides the concepts, paradigms, and explanations needed to develop an effective teaching practice in culturally, racially, linguistically, and social-class diverse classrooms and schools. An important goal of the 10th edition is to help educators attain a sophisticated understanding of the concept of culture and to view race, class, gender, social class, and exceptionality as interacting concepts rather than as separate and distinct.

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Forest Talk: How Trees Communicate

Trees communicate with us and each other everyday. In this book, you'll learn what trees are saying to us and to each other.

We need trees and forests to help maintain the cycles that keep our air and water healthy for all life on Earth, and trees need us to protect them from destruction and degradation. The work of biologists, ecologists, foresters, and other scientists is key to this protection.

Have you heard the question “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” In fact, trees are making sounds all the time. They communicate with us and with each other. If trees are talking in the forest, on our streets, and in our own backyards, we need to listen. Many scientists are doing just that. You can too.

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3D Printing: The Revolution in Personalized Manufacturing

In this book, you'll meet the people who are revolutionizing 3D manufacturing. Discover why engineers invented 3D printing and what innovators, some of them in their teens, make possible every day with 3D printing. Through their stories and experiences, you'll see the current and future innovations in 3D printing. Learn how 3D printing works and where to experiment with it safely. This book also invites you to consider the safety, health, and legal challenges that lie ahead in a 3D printed world.

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NetLearning: Why Teachers Use the Internet (1996)

Take a step back in time to the early days of the Internet to see how pioneering educators used the Internet in their classrooms for learning. Netlearning includes profiles of teachers and project-based, technology-supported learning activities.

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