Becoming a Teacher: Issues in Secondary Teaching

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"This is a valuable book for the beginning teacher. It provides a sensible blend of practical and pragmatic chapters, alongside more philosophical and theoretical contributions" Education Review

• What are the key issues that affect classroom teachers?

• What can research tell us about schooling?

• What are the arguments for and against specific educational issues?

The second edition of this highly successful text addresses these important educational questions. Written for the benefit of student teachers and...

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Overview

"This is a valuable book for the beginning teacher. It provides a sensible blend of practical and pragmatic chapters, alongside more philosophical and theoretical contributions" Education Review

• What are the key issues that affect classroom teachers?

• What can research tell us about schooling?

• What are the arguments for and against specific educational issues?

The second edition of this highly successful text addresses these important educational questions. Written for the benefit of student teachers and teachers at the beginning of their careers, the book is designed to represent a coherent, challenging and thoughtful set of articles that will help readers to firm up their own ideas and give a factual basis for discussion and debate. New teachers need accessible, readable and accurate information about educational issues. They need pithy accounts of the research findings relating to particular issues and they need to be able to see how their ideas and feelings compare with those of other people. Some of them will want answers to their questions - others will be more interested in understanding why some questions are more important than others. The book is written in a user-friendly style - providing ideas, arguments and enough references to help those interested in following-up the issues.



This second edition contains new chapters on school and teacher quality, inspection, literacy, citizenship, parents and schooling, and social justice whilst all other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.

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Intended for both newly qualified teachers and teacher education students, this text is divided into four sections: a background to contemporary educational policy and practice; social and political issues in the schools; practical concerns of new teachers such as class management and assessment; and curriculum issues, including special education, vocational education, and information technology. Written primarily by educators at London's School of Education at King's College, the text's emphasis on theory and principles should nevertheless prove useful to educators abroad. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335208616
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Justin Dillon and Meg Maguire are in the School of Education at King's College London.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Introduction
Pt. 1 First thoughts 1
1 Developing as a student teacher 3
2 Better read: theorizing the teacher! 10
Pt. 2 Policy, society and schooling 23
3 Ideology, evidence and the raising of standards 25
4 Values and schooling 37
5 School and teacher quality: problem-solving and critical perspectives 50
6 Reforming teachers and their work 63
7 Inspection 74
8 Social justice in schools 87
9 Parents and schooling 98
10 Excellence in cities 109
11 Teachers and the law 120
Pt. 3 Teaching and learning 133
12 Adolescence 135
13 Learning in the classroom 142
14 Managing effective classrooms 150
15 Differentiation in theory and practice 162
16 Setting, streaming and mixed ability teaching 173
17 Assessing pupils 182
18 Special educational needs - becoming more inclusive 192
19 English as an additional language: challenges of language and identity in the multilingual and multiethnic classroom 203
Pt. 4 Across the curriculum 217
20 Literacy 219
21 Citizenship: what does it mean to be a good citizen? 229
22 Spiritual education 239
23 Healthy schools: health education and health promotion for the twenty-first century 250
24 Information and communications technology: policy and practice 262
25 14-19 education: broadening the curriculum 273
26 Beyond the subject curriculum: the form tutor's role 284
Index 295
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