Your Introduction to Education Explorations in Teaching

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-01-05
  • Publisher: Pearson

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An engaging overview of who teachers are, the work they do, and the realities of life in the classroom
Your Introduction to Education takes readers on a journey into authentic classrooms and guides them through life in real classrooms lived by real teachers and real students. One of the core goals of this work is to help readers discover whether teaching is for them and, if it is, what their potential strengths and weakness as educators might be. The text weaves the real-life experiences of eight teachers and eight students from four schools across the country into its content. These people and places are drawn from urban, suburban, and rural settings, allowing readers to examine teaching and learning from a variety of perspectives.

The 4th Edition has been significantly updated to address topics like preventing bullying, teacher evaluation, social media, cultural and linguistic diversity, LGBTQ students, and teacher effectiveness research.

Your Introduction to Education, 4th Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Author Biography

Sara Davis Powell is chair of Belmont Abbey College’s Department of Education. Having taught children and adolescents for 20 years, primarily in middle level schools, she became a teacher educator. After completing a degree in math and a master’s degree in math education, she earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado and has taught in higher education for 24 years. Dr. Powell was named Outstanding Professor of Middle Level Education for 2015 by the National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education. In 2016, she received the Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence, selected for the honor by the Belmont Abbey faculty and students. Among the books Dr. Powell has written is the Pearson text, Introduction to Middle Level Education, 3e.

Table of Contents

1. Teachers and the Teaching Profession
2. Student Similarities and Differences
3. School Similarities and Differences
4. Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability
5. The Science, Art, and Service of Teaching
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 U.S. Schools
11. Governing and Financing Public Schools
12. Professionalism in Relationships, Reality, and Reform

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