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KEY BENEFIT:Teaching in America, 5/e,is a hands-on, practical text that provides preservice teachers with comprehensive and current information about teaching in todayrs"s diverse American classrooms.KEY TOPICS: This text includes a host of new research, features, and exercises; as well as a new feature box designed specifically to show pre-service teachers how use observation effectively, this text is sure to draw attention beyond its steady and loyal base.MARKET: Intro to Teaching

Table of Contents

Teachers and Schools
What it Means to Be a Teacher
What Makes a Good Teacher?
How Are Teachers Held Accountable Today?
What Do Teachers Do?
Why Do Teachers Teach?
How Is Teaching Changing?
Teaching as a Profession
Why Choose Teaching as Your Profession?
What Are The Dimensions of Professionalism and Why Are They Important?
How Do You Develop a Philosophy of Education?
What Opportunities Exist for Professional Development?
How Are Reform Movements Changing Teacher Education?
Who Are Today s Teachers?
What Job Opportunities Do You Have As A Teacher?
Students, Families, and Communities
How Schools Are Organized and Connected to Communities
What is the Purpose of Schooling?
How Are Public Schools Organized?
What Is It Like to Teach in Urban, Rural, and Suburban Schools?
Teaching Diverse
Learners I: Multiculturalism and Gender in Today s
Classrooms America -- A Nation of Diverse
Learners How Do Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Affect Teaching and Learning?
What is Multicultural Education?
How Does Language Influence
Teaching and Learning?
How Does Gender Affect Teaching and Learning?
Teaching Diverse Learners II: Academically
Diverse Learners in Today s
Classrooms Do Federal and State
Law Provide for the Education of Exceptional Learners?
What Are Mainstreaming and Inclusion?
How Can Professional Collaboration Enhance Education in Inclusive Classrooms?
How Can You Teach Exceptional Learners in Your Classroom?
What Factors Place Students at Risk and Affect Teaching and Learning?
What Can Schools Do to Help Students At Risk?
Partners in Learning: Parents
Families, and the Community How Do Parents
Families, and Communities Influence
Teaching and Learning?
What Are Family Centered Programs?
What Is Parent Involvement?
What Educational Reforms Are Promoting Greater Parent Empowerment?
How Can You Use the Community to Teach?
Foundations of American Education
The Politics of American Education
What Forces Influence School Governance and Finance?
How Is Education Governed?
How Are Schools Held Accountable?
How Are Schools Governed and Administered?
How Is Education Funded?
What Issues of Governance and Finance Affect Education Today?
Education and School Law
What Is the Basis of School Law?
What Are the Legal Responsibilities of States and School Districts?
What Are Your Legal Responsibilities as a Teacher?
What Are Your Legal Rights as a Teacher?
What Are Students Legal Rights?
What Are Parents Rights and Responsibilities?
Historical and Philosophical Influences on Teaching and Learning
What Was Schooling Like in the American Colonies?
How Did Nationhood Change American Education?
How Did American Education Change after the Civil War?
How Did American Education Change after World War II?
How Is Philosophy Relevant for Classroom Teachers?
How Do the Branches of Philosophy Relate to Education
What Are the Major Philosophies of Education
What are the Implications of Philosophies of Education for You and Your Students?
Assessing and Fostering Teaching and Learning
Standards, Assessment, and Accountability in Education
Today How Are Standards
Changing Teaching and Learning?
How is Standards-Based Education
Affecting Teaching and Learning?
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