Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional / Edition 4by Don P. Kauchak, Paul D. Eggen
Pub. Date: 01/15/2010
Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, the best-selling, case-based text for beginning education students, provides a look at the real world of students, teachers, classrooms, and schools. Engage your students through authentic case studies that provide a framework for chapter discussions and relate chapter topics to the real world of/i>… See more details below
Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, the best-selling, case-based text for beginning education students, provides a look at the real world of students, teachers, classrooms, and schools. Engage your students through authentic case studies that provide a framework for chapter discussions and relate chapter topics to the real world of teaching. The fourth edition offers a strong focus on standards, assessment, and diversity while keeping its well-known coverage of professionalism and decision making.
The fourth edition helps students to examine their beliefs, make decisions, and:
Develop as a Professional Educator:
- This I Believe – Students are encouraged to assess their beliefs about critical issues.
- Taking a Stand in an Era of Reform – Students learn about current reform issues and develop a stance through assignments available on this text’s online resource – MyEducationLab.
- Decision-Making: Defining Yourself as a Professional – Students consider how to handle a teaching situation and reflect on its implications for their development as a professional educator.
Understand and Celebrate Today’s Diverse Classrooms:
- Three Chapters on Diversity:
- Chapter 3 Changes in American Society: Their Influences on Today’s Students
- Chapter 4 Student Diversity: Culture, Language, and Gender
- NEW! Chapter 5 Student Diversity: Development, Ability, and Exceptionalities
- EXPANDED! Teaching in Urban Environments – Students are introduced to the challenges and rewards of teaching in an urban setting.
- Exploring Diversity – This feature promotes student reflection on important diversity issues and how those issues affect classrooms, and is accompanied by MyEducationLab assignments.
Understand and Learn About Current Issues in Education Today:
- NEW! Chapter 14 Assessment, Standards, and Accountability
- NEW! Integrated discussion of technology in every chapter– Students can now view technology as a piece of the instructional and learning process rather than a separate entity.
- NEW! Coverage of current topics: President Obama’s plan for education, 21st century skills, merit/performance pay, cyber bullying, middle school grade dilemma, urban mayoral takeovers, technology access issues, and more!
Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice.
• Take Practice Tests for each chapter of your text.
— Completion of each practice test generates a study plan that is unique to you.
— The study plan links to text excerpts activities with feedback, and videos and other media that can help you master concepts covered in your text.
• Complete Assignments and Activities to apply text content to real classroom situations.
• Authentic classroom video shows real teachers and students interacting, and helps prepare you for the classroom.
• Explore the Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions exercises to practice and strengthen the skills that are essential to teaching.
• Case studies offer real-life perspectives on common issues and challenges faced in the classroom.
• Authentic student and teacher classroom artifacts provide you with the actual types of materials encountered every day by teachers.
To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780137012329.
To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780131381278. Click here to learn more about MyEducationLab.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Teaching, 4e Table of Contents
Part I The Teaching Profession
Chapter 1 Do I Want to Be a Teacher?
Chapter 2 Developing as a Professional
Part II Students
Chapter 3 Changes in American Society: Their Influences on Today’s Students
Chapter 4 Student Diversity: Culture, Language, and Gender
Chapter 5 Student Diversity: Development, Ability, and Exceptionalities
Part III Foundations
Chapter 6 Education in the United States: Its Historical Roots
Chapter 7 Educational Philosophy: The Intellectual Foundations of American
Chapter 8 The Organization of American Schools
Chapter 9 Governance and Finance: Regulating and Funding Schools
Chapter 10 School Law: Ethical and Legal Influences on Teaching
Part IV Teaching
Chapter 11 The School Curriculum in an Era of Standards and Accountability
Chapter 12 Creating Productive Learning Environments: Classroom Management
Chapter 13 Instruction in Today’s Schools
Chapter 14 Assessment, Standards, and Accountability
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