Those Who Can, Teach

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2006-01-04
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Asthebest-selling introductory education text,Those Who Can, Teach,11/e, maintains its current, dynamic, and reader-friendly approach to help students make informed decisions about entering teacher education programs. Using multiple sources, including biographies, narratives, profiles, and interviews with top educators and scholars, the text promotes student interaction and exposes students to the realities of teaching. This acclaimed author team's direct, conversational tone invites students to reflect on the problems and satisfactions of teaching in the United States, casting a career in teaching as a positive challenge. New!HMVideo Cases,integrated with the text material, accessed on the Student Web Site or Eduspace course, and signaled in the text by marginal icons, provide students with real-life examples of teaching problems, methodologies, and styles. New!Chapter 16 reprises the question,Why Teach: A Final Word,from Chapter 1, bringing the book full circle and inspiring to students to continue their education studies. New!Open (??) for Debatefeature at the end of each chapter encourages students to use the materials available on the Web and to interact with other users of the book. New and Updatedmaterial includesPause and Reflect Questions;coverage of the No Child Left Behind Act; new discussion of 2004 IDEA reauthorization; and a new chart in Chapter 3 that clarifies the recognized categories of disorders in the student population. INTASC Standards correlation chart at the front of the text correlates the ten core principles of INTASC to the chapters and pages of the Eleventh Edition. Leaders in Educationboxes profile outstanding teachers in the field, andVoices from the Classroomsections in each chapter offer relevant interviews with real teachers, administrators, and other school personnel.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Contents
Note: Each chapter concludes with A Final Word
Schools and Students
Why Teach? Examining
Your Motives for Teaching
The Rewards of Teaching Sources of Useful Experience
Case Studies in the Motivation to Teach
What Is a School and What Is It For?
Education and Schooling
Schools as Cultures
Schools as Transmitters or Re-Creators of Culture
Four Basic Purposes of School
What Do Studies Reveal About the Nature of Schools
What Is a Good School?
The Unfinished Work of the Schools
Who Are Today's Students in a Diverse Society?
Sources of Student Diversity English Language Learners Diverse
Abilities Diverse Needs Gender Sexual Orientation
The Teacher's Response to Diversity
What Social Problems Affect Today's Students?
Recognizing Risk Factors New American
Family Patterns Poverty Teenage Parenting
Abused and Neglected Children
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Adolescent Suicide
School Violence and Vandalism
School Dropout Rates
What Is Taught?
What Is the 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 Posses?
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 the 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 or 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?
A Final Word Opinions About Teaching
Why Teachers Teach
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