9780137083695

Your Introduction to Education : Explorations in Teaching

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    9780137083695

  • ISBN10:

    0137083696

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/11/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Sara Davis Powell's Your Introduction to Educationis the Introduction to Teaching/Foundations text - built from the ground up on authentic classroom experience - that empowers future teachers to explore content and classrooms, reflect on what theyrs"re learning, and develop their own sense of the kind of teacher they aspire to be.

Author Biography

Sara Davis Powell has been a teacher all her life, first with her stuffed animals, and then with students in elementary, middle, and high schools, followed by college undergraduate and graduate students. She currently is 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 National Middle School Association, 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 School (Pearson, 2e, 2011). Sara is the mother of four grown sons and lives with her husband Rus in a cottage on the Catawba River.

Table of Contents

 

 

Brief Table of Contents

Chapter

 

1

Teachers

2

Schools

3

Students

4

Curriculum and Instruction

5

Assessment and Accountability

6

Creating and Maintaining a Positive and Productive Learning Environment

7

History of Education in the United States

8

Philosophical Foundations of Education in the United States

9

The Societal Context of Schooling in the United States

10

Ethical and Legal Issues in the United States

11

Governing and Financing Public Schools in the United States

12

Professionalism

 

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