I: Schools and students -- 1. Why teach? -- 2. What is a school and what is it for? -- 3. Who are today's students in a diverse society? -- 4. What social problems affect today's students? -- 5. What is taught? -- II: Teachers -- 6. What makes a teacher effective? -- 7. What should teachers know about technology and its impact on schools? -- 8. What are the ethical and legal issues facing teachers? -- III: Foundations and the future -- 9. What are the philosophical foundations of American education? -- 10. What is the history of American education? -- 11. How are schools governed, influenced, and financed? -- 12. How should education be reformed? -- IV: The teaching profession -- 13. What are your job options in education? -- 14. What can the new teacher expect? -- 15. What does it mean to be a professional? -- 16. Why teach? A final word
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