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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Technology in the Classroom
Technology in the classroom

Mary, a recent graduate from a highly regarded teacher preparation program at a medium-sized university, is starting her first teaching job at Smith Middle School in Midville, a midsized middle school in the Midwest. Smith Middle School has the reputation of being technology rich, which was reinforced by the principal during Mary's interview and her tour of the school and of her classroom, which had three computers and a printer. “We expect all of our faculty to use technology,” boasted Mr. Jones as he showed Mary the two computer labs, and introduced her to the computer resource person and library media specialist. “These two,” Mr. Jones proudly explained, “will be available to collaborate with you on lessons that ...

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