The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology
Using a conceptual organizing framework, THE PRACTICAL SKEPTIC: CORE CONCEPTS IN SOCIOLOGY, 2nd Edition, is a concise introduction to sociology that focuses on core concepts as the central building blocks for understanding sociology. Written in a lively, conversational style, McIntyre uses numerous pedagogical features to help students grasp key sociological concepts.
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Toward that end, I have discovered a new technique: If students write the word
sociology on the hand with which they write, their grades will improve. So, my
hypothesis is that students with sociology written on their hands will get better
The result is a highly stratified school — and the stratification within the school
tends to reproduce the economic stratification outside of it. I have this rather vivid
memory of the first day of school in the ninth grade. Mr. Mullen, my teacher, ...
First Second Grade Level Students believed to be "average" by their teachers
Students believed to be "spurters" by their teachers Figure 13.4 Spurters' and
Average Students' Gains on Intelligence Test Performance Source: Adapted from
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I've always wanted to use this book to teach Introductroy Sociology. It is more clever, more interesting than the typical introductory textbook. The Teacher's guide is a set of out-of-the-ordinary exercises, rather than the usual lecture outlines and sample exam questions. Read full review