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An introduction to the field of education designed to motivate novice teachers and encourage them to be more reflective, analytical, and self-aware. The book focuses on the four main aspects of teaching: - General characteristics - The varied needs of today's learners - Approaches to management, teaching, and assessment - The influences of technology, philosophy, sociology, and history on today's teachers The text shows the present day reality of teaching in this age of economic reform. It strives to help teachers to record their growth towards becoming a certified teacher through the "Initial Development Portfolio" feature. Organized into three parts, "The Changing Profession, Working with Students," and "Forces Shaping Educational Policies and Practices, " this revised edition continues to help both undergraduate and graduate students develop a broad understanding of the complex world of education.
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?|
|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'|
|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|
|Learner Rights and Responsibilities|
|Teacher Rights and Responsibilities|
|Who Controls and Finances Education?|
|The Structure of Educational Control|
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