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1. From society's perspective, what is the primary purpose of education?

2. Today, instead of a "melting pot," the approach used to socialize culturally diverse groups is known as _______________________. Describe this in your own words.

3. The text talks about children living in a "world of contradiction," as a result of classism. Explain and give an example.

4. Briefly summarize the 4 stages of attitudes toward people with disabilities, from the pre-Christian era up until today.

5. IDEA requires that children with disabilities be placed in the "least restrictive environment." What does this mean?

6. Schools must adapt and change along with society in order to best serve students. Besides the basic "3 R's," what kinds of things are schools expected to teach nowadays?

7. What influences a child's ability to "come to school ready to learn?"

8. Children's educational experiences are affected by the way schools and teachers respond to their individual learning styles. Give two examples of learning styles.

9. What are the three leadership styles teachers may have?

10. Define "Zone of Proximal Development." Think of an example of how a teacher could put this into use in teaching a child to put a puzzle together.

11. At the beginning of the school year, teachers receive information about each student from previous teachers. How can this information influence a teacher's attitudes and interaction with that child?

12. Give one example of the way teachers interact differently with boys than they do with girls in the classroom.

13. Unlike the United States, most other cultures focus on collectivism. Define it.

14. At what age are children most likely to be most susceptible to the influence of their peers?

15. The text discusses "superhero play." What is said to be one of the reasons why children are attracted to these characters?

16. How does having an opportunity to play with younger children help a socially withdrawn child function better?

17. Studies have shown that preschoolers are most attracted to certain things and less attracted to others. Advertisers use this information to target children with their ads. Give 2 examples of each.

18. What are antivalues?

19. What are two positive benefits of television for children?

20. List 2 concerns about children who have access to home computers.

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Solution Summary

Responds to an questions related to education, psychology and human development, as well as classroom management, IDEA, exceptional students, learning strategies, teaching, peers, antivalues, television viewing impact, zone of proximal learning, pre-Christian era, school readiness, and other educational topics. Supplementary information on some of the topics e.g. primary education and transformational leadership are also included.