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Robert W. Janke is professor of education at Baldwin Wallace University with almost 50 years of experience as a teacher, psychologist, and professor. He received a PhD from the University of Michigan.
Bruce S. Cooper is professor emeritus in education leadership, administration, and policy at Fordham University. He receive a PhD from the University of Chicago and has published over forty books on policy, finance, leadership, and school improvement.
PART I: Background and Hurdles for Evaluating the News
PART II: Sources and Terms of Accurate and Fake News
4. Terms and Vocabulary
PART III: Collecting Information in Real and Fake News
5. Obtaining a Sample of Persons or Documents
6. Instruments Used to Collect Information
7. Types of Information
8. Analyzing Information
9. Interpreting Information
10. Promises or Recommendations
PART IV: How Fake News Persuades
11. Techniques of Fake News Communication
12. Fake News about Education
PART V: Preventing Fake News from Spreading
13. Protecting Against Fake News
14. Instructional Activities
Is there a subject that we need to study as urgently as the matter of what is, and is not, fake news? Social media have provided a platform for the dissemination and absorption of untruths in a way our ancestors could not have dreamed of—with what now looks like grotesques implications for societal progress, citizenship, and the social contract. Janke and Cooper could not be writing at a better time and their excellent and very readable exploration of this topic should be on every teacher’s (and teacher trainer’s) reading list.
— Tom Bennett, Director of researchED and author of multiple teacher training books
Our democracy depends on a citizenry that can evaluate ‘facts’ and distinguish between accurate and fake news. This book serves as vital resource for educators and students in a period of cyber warfare—and political attacks on the news media.
— James G. Cibulka, PhD, Past President, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
With the explosion of various forms of social media and their use in the widespread distribution of fake news, there has never been a previous time in our nation’s history when it has been more important to inform our students with the knowledge to separate the true from the false. This timely book provides teachers with valuable information to impart in an effort to combat a serious threat to our democracy.
— Richard A. Boyd, State Superintendent of Education, emeritus for Mississippi