Becoming a Teacher : Issues in Secondary Teaching

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"This book will give the next generation of teachers the best possible kick-start to their career available. There is a critical examination of theory and practice in all of those key areas which have occupied educationalists. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to trainee teachers considering a career in secondary schools or to well established professionals who want to reflect on current practice."

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Overview

"This book will give the next generation of teachers the best possible kick-start to their career available. There is a critical examination of theory and practice in all of those key areas which have occupied educationalists. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to trainee teachers considering a career in secondary schools or to well established professionals who want to reflect on current practice."

Alban O’ Brien, Key Stage 2/3 English Course Leader, Edge Hill University, UK.

If you are embarking on a career in teaching and the prospect of influencing the future through your work with young people is both exciting and daunting, then this book has been written for you.

Teachers touch the lives of thousands of young people. They inspire and motivate young learners to reach their maximum potential, but in order to be able to do their jobs effectively, teachers need to understand the context within which they work and be able to reflect critically on what they do and why.

The new edition of this bestselling book is revised and updated throughout and remains a unique and powerful combination of ideas, analysis, questions, answers and wisdom. While the book’s philosophy remains the same, there are new chapters on:

  • Thinking
  • Numeracy
  • School management and leadership
  • School effectiveness and improvement
  • Children’s views of schools and schooling

The book provides an examination of the broader context in which education sits by addressing key issues and fundamental areas such as classroom management and learning and assessment. The authors provide information about roles and responsibilities in areas such as social and health education, information and communications technology, literacy, numeracy and special educational needs.

Becoming a Teacher 4/e is inspiring reading for prospective, trainee and new teachers, tutors and mentors.

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9780335242375
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 752,930
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Justin Dillon is Professor of Science and Environmental Education at King’s College London, UK.

Meg Maguire is Professor of Sociology of Education at King’s College London, UK.

  • Contributors: Christopher Winch, Paul Black, Alan Cribb, Sharon Gewirtz, Bob Burstow, Gerard Lum, Pat Mahony, Louise Archer, Alex Manning, Peter Kutnick, Jill Hohenstein, Heather King, Jeremy Burke, Simon Coffey, Jeremy Hodgen, Chris Harrison, Chris Abbott, Roxy Harris, Constant Leung,Jenny Driscoll, Bethan Marshall, Mike Askew, Ann-Marie Brandom, Andrew Wright, Mike Poole, Peter Duncan, Melissa Glackin, Ian Stevenson, Simon Gibbons, Jane Jones, Philip Adey
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Table of Contents

Foreword to the fourth edition
Introduction

Section 1: First thoughts

Developing as a student teacher
On being a teacher

Section 2: Policy, society and schooling

Education policy and schooling
Ideology, evidence and the raising of standards
Values and schooling
School effectiveness and improvement
School management and leadership
Reforming teachers and their work
Growing teachers: Inspection, appraisal and the reflective practitioner
Social justice in schools: engaging with equality
Education, schools and cities

Section 3: Teaching and learning

Social pedagogy in the classroom: relating group work to the promoting of learning and thinking
Learning: theoretical perspectives that go beyond context
Call out the troops: classrooms, discipline and authority
Differentiation in theory and practice
Setting, streaming and mixed ability teaching
Making assessment work in the classroom
Aiming for inclusion: removing barriers and building bridges
English as an additional language: challenges of language and identity in themultilingual and multiethnic classroom

Section 4: Across the curriculum

Children's views of schools and schooling
Literacy
Numeracy
Spiritual education
The importance of teachers and schools in health promotion
Education, the environment and sustainability
Information and communications technologies
14-19 Education: Broadening the horizons
Beyond the subject curriculum: The form tutor's role
What next? CPD and the whole school

Index

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