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School: An Introduction to Education



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Wadsworth Publishing

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Learn what it takes to be an effective professional teacher with SCHOOL: AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION. Based on the ten standards developed by the INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium), teachers are expected to be reflective, knowledgeable, highly skilled, and creative professionals who are lifelong learners. With this text, authors Edward Ebert and Richard Culyer have developed a compelling and timely approach that gives you a thorough overview of what it means to be a successful teacher. You'll read first-person accounts and get helpful strategies and tips from prominent educators--as well as in-service teachers--that give you realistic insight into what it means to be an educator in today's rapidly changing society. SCHOOL: AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION is a timely text that will empower you as a pre-professional and, ultimately, as an instructional leader.

Table of Contents

The teacherp. 2
The strategic nature of teachingp. 30
Student diversityp. 56
Becoming a teacherp. 102
Understanding curriculump. 150
Contemporary curricula : influences and standardsp. 180
Classroom pragmaticsp. 212
A history of American educationp. 252
Philosophy and educationp. 286
Ethics in education and matters of lawp. 316
Education : purpose, organization, governance, and fundingp. 358
Social issues affecting students and schoolsp. 398
Reform efforts and the professional educatorp. 424
Innovations and the futurep. 452
Case studies in educationp. 493
Designing a school of the futurep. 499
State departments of educationp. 501
The Praxis seriesp. 507
Answer key for unit workshop quizzesp. 509
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