This book promotes the values and examines the challenges of raising and educating children in a pluralistic society. The book covers a variety of cultures, family forms, learning styles and physical and mental abilities. Conditions affecting education, various curricula, teachers' roles, learning styles, and multiple intelligences, technology, and school choice are examined.
Sailor discusses the importance of the community and how to utilize its services. Students learn ways to advocate to improve conditions for children, in the family, child care, the school, or the community such as a park, out-of-school care, or support the passage of a school bond.