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Teaching Today : An Introduction to Education,9780130226808
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Teaching Today : An Introduction to Education

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780130226808

ISBN10:
0130226807
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

Appropriate for Foundations of Education or Introduction to Teaching courses. This interesting introduction to education and teaching uses a reader-engaging style to explore the full spectrum of the field. Using reality as a springboard, it offers many hands-on opportunities for students to reflect, to analyze, and to develop effective decision-making and leadership skills. The authors provide clear, research-based coverage of relevant topics that relate to the profession's social, historical and philosophical foundations; characteristics of learners; school reform and theories associated with instruction; management; and evaluation. It truly prepares students to become altruistic, innovative teachers in a climate of constant change.

Table of Contents

PART I The Profession Today 1(94)
Teaching in an Age of Change
2(30)
Becoming a Professional Educator
32(26)
Legal Issues Affecting Teachers
58(37)
PART II Learners and Their Diverse Needs 95(88)
Multiculturalism
96(30)
Exceptional Learners
126(26)
Learners' Rights and Responsibilities
152(31)
PART III Teaching in Today's Classrooms 183(96)
Effective Instruction
184(32)
Classroom Management and Discipline
216(30)
Assessing Learning
246(33)
PART IV Influences on Teachers and Learners 279(84)
Relationships Among Society, Schools, and Learners
280(24)
Historical Roots of American Education
304(30)
Practical Influences of Philosophy
334(29)
PART V Contexts of Teaching 363(84)
Challenges of School Reform
364(30)
The Influence of Curriculum
394(24)
School Funding, Staffing, and Organization
418(29)
Glossary 447(16)
Name Index 463(3)
Subject Index 466


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