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 glossary, engage students and guide them in thinking critically about the readings. With 30 percent new readings, the Eleventh Edition provides current viewpoints on such important topics as classroom management, teacher salaries, accountability, standardized tests, sources of student diversity, gender equity, inclusion, multicultural education, and education of gifted and talented students."New!" "Focus Questions" at the beginning of each article guide readers in thinking about the most important point or issue in the reading.Designation of "Education Classics" articles throughout the text by means of a special icon highlights readings that are considered classics in the field; an accompanying rationale for the classification is provided in the pedagogy.Emphasis on national standards includes several articles focusing on standards and education reform."Revised!" Strengthened coverage of social issues/tension points features a revised section, "Diversity and Social Issues," offering new articles.Correlation charts facilitate the use this reader with either "Those Who Can, Teach," 11/e, by Ryan and Cooper or "Foundations of Education," 9/e, by Ornstein and Levine.Houghton Mifflin Video Cases, four- to six-minute video modules presenting real classroom scenarios, enable students to observe the day-to-day challenges andrewards of teaching from the convenience of their computers. Available on the Online Teaching and Study Centers, HM Video Cases are enhanced by classroom artifacts, Viewing Questions, Interview Transcripts, Key Terms, and bonus video footage.Ryan, Kevin is the author of 'Kaleidoscope Readings in Education', published 2006 under ISBN 9780618643622 and ISBN 0618643621.