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Becoming a Teacher: Issues in Secondary Teaching
     

Becoming a Teacher: Issues in Secondary Teaching

by Justin Dillon, Meg Maguire (Editor)
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335208616
Publisher:
Open University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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

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