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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Table 13.2 High School Teachers' Goals and Students' Learning Experiences, by
Track What teachers say are their most important goals for their students High
Track Low Track Ability to reason logically, in all subject areas. Logical thought ...
Mr. Mullen, my teacher, warned us to watch our step — now that we were in the
high school, our every move would be noted and would become part of our
PERMANENT RECORD. Whatever we did from that day forward would have a
Students believed to be "average" by their teachers Students believed to be "
spurters" by their teachers First Second Crade Level Third Figure 13.4 Spurters'
and Average Students' Gains on Intelligence Test Performance Source: Adapted
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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