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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 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 readers to become altruistic, innovative teachers in a climate of constant change.Chapter topics include becoming a professional educator, legal issues affecting teachers, the diverse needs of a variety of learners, effective instruction, classroom management and discipline, assessing learning, influences on teachers and learners, and the influence of curriculum.For teachers in today's classrooms and the teachers of tomorrow.
Table of Contents
|The Changing Profession|
|How is Education Changing?|
|What Are the Foundations?|
|The Complexity of Teaching|
|Coping with Change|
|What Does it Take to Become a Professional Educator?|
|Preparation as Process|
|Professional Development Phases|
|Two General Professional Organizations|
|Roles for Educators|
|A Professional Educator|
|What are the Proposals for School Reform?|
|Change: Educators' Constant Companion|
|No Child Left Behind|
|School Business Partnerships|
|Full Service Schools|
|Teaching in a World of Change|
|Working with Students|
|Who Are the Students?|
|Varying Impressions of the Young|
|Selected Characteristics of Learners|
|Patterns of Development|
|Developing a Sense of Efficacy|
|How Has Diversity Changed Education?|
|Benefits of Diversity|
|Goals and Suggestions|
|What is Taught and How is it Taught?|
|Instructional Expertise and Teachers' Dispositions|
|How Do We Know Students Have Learned?|
|Assessment and the Instructional Process|
|Forces Shaping Educational Policies and Practices|
|How Did We Get Here?|
|The Historical Perspective|
|The European Legacy|
|Development of American Education|
|What is the Role of School in Society?|
|Education and Tensions in Society|
|Sociological Modes of Analysis|
|Sociological Perspectives on Educational Issues|
|Are Schools Failing?|
|How Do Philosophical Perspectives Influence Education?|
|The Importance of Philosophical Perspectives|
|Educational Applications of Philosophical Ideas|
|Building a Personal Philosophy of Education|
|How is Technology Changing Education?|
|Technology and Behavior|
|Today's Technology: Some Promises|
|Today's Technology: Some Challenges|
|What Do You Need to Know About the Law?|
|The Need to Understand the Legal Environment|
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