Your Introduction to Education Explorations in Teaching, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2/16/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Your Introduction to Education, 3/e takes future teachers into an authentic classroom to empower them to explore content and classrooms, reflect on what they’re learning, and develop a sense of the kind of teacher they aspire to be. In these pages, readers discover whether teaching is for them and, if so, what they may be like as teachers tomorrow. Here readers explore the concepts through the real-life experiences of 10 teachers and 12 students from four schools across the urban, suburban, and rural landscape of the United States. It’s a real-life demonstration of what teaching is really like through classroom scenarios and person-to-person interactions, both by word and through hours of video. Today’s current, relevant issues in education are discussed in engaging ways, and both the art and service of teaching and the science of teaching are presented in an accessible writing style that grabs and keeps students’ interest as they move through the concepts they will encounter in their own classrooms one day. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, embedded audio, and chapter review questions.


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Author Biography

Sara Davis Powell has been a classroom teacher of children, adolescents, and adults for four decades, in elementary, middle, and high schools, and in college undergraduate and graduate programs. She currently is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Education at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina and is active in the American Educational Research Association, the Association for Middle Level Education, ASCD Learn. Teach. Lead., and Kappa Delta Pi. In addition to being a frequent conference speaker and facilitator of professional development for K-12 schools, she has authored many articles and several books including the college text Introduction to Middle Level Education (Pearson, 3e, 2015). Sara is the mother of four grown sons and lives with her husband Rus in a cottage on the Catawba River.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Teachers, Students, and Schools

1.    Teachers and the Teaching Profession

2.    Student Similarities and Differences

3.    Schools

Part 2: The Work of Teachers

4.    Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability

5.    The Science, Art, and Service of Teaching

6.    Creating and Maintaining a Positive and Productive Learning Environment

Part 3: Foundations of Education

7.    History of Education in the United States

8.    Philosophical Foundations of Education in the United States

Part 4: Realities of Teaching and Learning

9.    The Societal Context of Schooling in the United States

10.    Ethical and Legal Issues in U.S. Schools

11.    Governing and Financing Public Schools

12.    Professionalism in Relationships, Reality, and Reform

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