Introduction to Teaching : Becoming a Professional (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-05
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Updated in a new 4th edition, this book presents three themes central to teaching today-professionalism, diversity, and reform - through multiple classroom-based cases in each chapter to give students deeper understanding of and better preparation for the teaching profession. Two central questions frame the text: "Do I want to be a teacher?" and "What kind of teacher do I want to become?" provide students a core examination of key topics. With two full chapters on diversity and a new chapter on assessment, standardsa, and accountability this book provides readers with the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of teaching today. For students in pre-service and alternate route teacher education programs.

Author Biography

Don Kauchak has taught and worked in schools in nine different states and in higher education for 40 years. He has published in a number of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, and Educational Leadership. In addition to this text, he has co-authored or co-edited six other books on education. He has also been a principal investigator on federal and state grants examining teacher development and evaluation practices, and presents regularly at the American Educational Research Association. Don strongly believes in the contribution that public schools make to our democracy, and his two children benefited greatly from their experiences in state-supported K–12 schools and public institutions of higher education.


Paul Eggen has worked in higher education for 35 years. In addition to his duties there, he spends a great deal of time working as a consultant to public schools in his university’s service area, and he has provided support to teachers in 12 different states. Paul has also worked with teachers in international schools in 23 countries around the world, including schools in Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, Central America, South America, Europe, and Japan. He has several articles published in national journals, is the co-author or co-editor of six books in addition to this one, and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. Paul is strongly committed to public education. His wife is a middle school teacher in a public school, and his two children are graduates of public schools and state-supported universities. 

Table of Contents

Introduction to Teaching, 4e Table of Contents



Part I               The Teaching Profession


Chapter 1        Do I Want to Be a Teacher?


Chapter 2        Developing as a Professional


Part II              Students


Chapter 3       Changes in American Society: Their Influences on Today’s Students


Chapter 4       Student Diversity: Culture, Language, and Gender


Chapter 5       Student Diversity: Development, Ability, and Exceptionalities


Part III            Foundations


Chapter 6       Education in the United States: Its Historical Roots


Chapter 7       Educational Philosophy: The Intellectual Foundations of American



Chapter 8       The Organization of American Schools


Chapter 9       Governance and Finance: Regulating and Funding Schools


Chapter 10     School Law: Ethical and Legal Influences on Teaching


Part IV            Teaching


Chapter 11     The School Curriculum in an Era of Standards and Accountability


Chapter 12     Creating Productive Learning Environments: Classroom Management


Chapter 13     Instruction in Today’s Schools


Chapter 14     Assessment, Standards, and Accountability

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