Builds upon an increasingly popular trend of turning teacher-preparatory programs into more field-based operations. This text offers a traditional framework for a methods or education course, while adding the field-based component. Portfolio assessment is explained in the text, and illustrated by the various activities. This unique combination of pre-service and in-service voices is being called for throughout the discipline. While most Introduction to Education texts offer methods of teaching and various philosophies of teaching, BECOMING A TEACHER presents these and then links all the theory to actual practice. This text is praised for the participatory nature of the text through the use of activities and portfolio entries that help students reflect on their field experience.
This book introduces the history of the education profession, teaching and learning, and the dynamics of the classroom. After a survey chapter on educational history and philosophy, chapters cover current trends in education, the status of contemporary children, classroom management, creating a curriculum, and collaborating with families and the community. Includes field-based activities, journal exercises, assignments for a teaching portfolio, and observations from real teachers. New to this edition are self-assessment exercises, and coverage of legal and ethical issues. Wiseman is affiliated with Northern Illinois University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
1. Developing a Personal View of Teaching. 2. Surveying Educational History and Philosophy. 3. Understanding Current Educational Context. 4. Describing the State of Children. 5. Interpreting Classroom Learning Theory. 6. Establishing a Successful Classroom Environment. 7. Teaching Lessons in Today’s Classrooms. 8. Outlining School Organization and Leadership. 9. Recognizing School Partners.