Those Who Can, Teach

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-02-11
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Those Who Can, Teach is a dynamic, reader-friendly text that helps students make informed decisions about entering teacher education programs. This best-selling book uses multiple sources, including biographies and dialogues, to increase student interest and involvement with the material. The authors encourage students to regard becoming a teacher a positive challenge. This text is organized around four themes--"Schools and Students," "Teachers," "Foundations and the Future," and "The Teaching Profession"--and a series of questions that are key to the central issues and concerns of teaching and learning. The Tenth Edition emphasizes reflection and reflective teaching, as well as diversity. The "Open to Debate" feature explores controversial education matters. In this feature, the two authors express opposing views on issues about which they truly disagree, providing readers with a balanced perspective instead of an established theoretical agenda. The "Voices from the Classroom" feature provides interviews with real teachers, administrators, and other school personnel who give tips and advice to new teachers on key topics. "Pause and Reflect Questions" appear 3-4 times in each chapter to encourage students to stop and consider an idea and its relevance to their own experiences. Increased coverage of standards-based education throughout the text includes a new correlating table that connects textbook content to INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment & Support Consortium) teacher standards.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with "A Final Word."
Schools and Students
What Is a School and What Is It For?
Education and Schooling Four Basic Purposes of School Models of Schools
Schools as Cultures
Schools as Transmitters or Re-creators of Culture
What Do Studies Reveal About the Nature of Schools?
What Is a Good School?
The Unfinished Work of Schools
Who Are Today's Students in a Diverse Society?
Sources of Student Diversity Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity Diverse Needs Diverse Abilities
The School's Response to Diversity
The Teacher's Response to Diversity
What Social Problems and Tension Points Affect Today's Students?
Social Problems Affecting Students Tension Points in American Education
What Is Taught?
What Is Curriculum?
What Is the Present Curriculum?
Assessing Student Academic Performance Additional Influences on Curriculum Is the Existing Curriculum Relevant to Today's Society?
What Makes a Teacher Effective?
Framework for Professional Practice
The Teacher as a Reflective Decision Maker Aspects of Reflective Decision Making
What Attitudes Does the Effective Teacher Possess?
What Subject-Matter Knowledge Does the Effective Teacher Need?
What Theoretical Knowledge Does the Effective Teacher Need?
Personal Practical Knowledge What Teaching Skills Are Required of an Effective Teacher?
What Should Teachers Know About Technology and Its Impact on Schools?
A Brief Look at Education's Technological Past
How Are Schools Being Pressured to Change?
How Are Technologies Affecting Student Learning?
How Are Technologies Affecting Teaching?
How Are Computer Technologies Organized for Student Use?
What Are Key Issues in Educational Technology?
What Are the Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Teachers?
The Ethics of Teaching
The Teacher and the Law Lifestyle and the Teacher Law, Religion, and the School Students and the Law
Foundations and the Future
What Are the Philosophical Foundations of American Education?
What Is Philosophy?
The Terrain of Philosophy Schools of Educational Philosophy
The Influence of Psychological Theories Your Philosophy of Education
What Is the History of American Education?
Themes in American Education Elementary Education
Secondary Education Private Education Education of Minorities
How Are Schools Governed, Influenced, and Financed?
Who Legally Governs Public Education?
Who Influences American Public Education?
How Are Schools Financed?
How Should Education Be Reformed?
What Ought to Be the Elements of Educational Reform?
Current Reform Initiatives
The Current State of School Reform
The Teaching Profession
What Are Your Job Options in Education?
Will There Be Job Openings in Education?
How Do You Obtain a Teaching Position?
How Do You Become Licensed?
If You Don't Teach, What Then?
What Can the New Teacher Expect?
The School Milieu: The Shock of the Familiar
Administrators: Mixed Bag and Many Hats Peers: A Mixed Blessing
Instruction: So Much to Learn Students: Friends of Fiends?
Parents: Natural Allies with Different Agendas Surviving the First Year of Teaching
What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?
The Status of Teaching: A Profession or Not?
Professional Associations Your Own Professional Development
Why Teach?
Motivations for Teaching
The Rewards of Teaching Sources of Useful Experience Case Studies in the Motivation to Teach
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