Foundations of Education: The Challenge of Professional Practice / Edition 4

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Completely revised and rewritten, the fourth edition of this leading text takes the theme of the "Teacher as a Professional" and presents a balance between the core topics in foundations and their practical classroom applications.

This entirely new and streamlined edition retains its comprehensive range of foundations topics while focusing on accessibility and relevance to pre-service teachers, as well as an emphasis on social issues and trends in schools. Exciting pedagogical features focus on professional practice, technology, national standards, professional portfolios, and other topics. A new chapter on standards and assessment addresses the prevalence of these issues in teachers' lives. A bonus section on the PRAXIS Series and state licensure offers FAQs, test-taking tips, and practice questions. This special bonus feature on the PRAXIS Series is currently located at the fron of the book.

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A text for students in education, featuring color photos and many learning aids. Coverage includes historical foundations, school governance and finance, social issues and the schools, curriculum, and education and the law. Contains chapter cases and questions, key concepts, online activities, and boxed readings on real classrooms, cultural awareness, and voices of professionals. This second edition condenses material, offers a new chapter on global education, and infuses material on multicultural education and technology throughout. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205389285
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/9/2003
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Teaching from the Inside Out
1 A Teacher's Role
2 Challenges Teachers and Schools Face
3 The Richness of Classroom Cultures
Pt. 2 Our Educational Heritage
4 Education in America: The Early Years
5 Education in America: Then and Now
6 Why Teachers Behave As They Do
Pt. 3 Education from the Outside In
7 Where Teachers Work: Schools
8 Leading, Governing, and Funding Schools
9 The Influence of the Law
Pt. 4 Helping Students Succeed
10 Curriculum and Instruction
11 Recognizing Educational Success: Standards and Assessment
Pt. 5 A Connected Future
12 A Global Educational Context
13 What Lies Ahead
Benchmarks: From the Past Comes the Future
Developing a Professional Portfolio: Preparing Your Resume
Online Activity: Teaching Overseas
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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