Lenses on Teaching: Developing Perspectives on Classroom Life / Edition 4

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Overview

This introduction to field experiences for pre-service teachers, LENSES ON TEACHING, is a combined workbook and text student teachers can use to focus their observations in elementary and secondary classrooms. At the beginning of each chapter, the authors cover a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching. Related activities will sharpen your observation and interviewing skills, encourage self-analysis, and foster continued growth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495091905
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Leigh Chiarelott is a Professor of Education at Bowling Green State University (OH), where he is also Director of the School of Teaching and Learning. He has over 35 years of experience in teaching at the junior high, high school, and university levels. His research interests are in the areas of curriculum theory, design and development, and in teacher education theory and practice. Chiarelott is also author of CURRICULUM IN CONTEXT: DESIGNING CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN CONTEXT (Wadsworth, 2006).

Kevin Ryan, Ph.D., Stanford University, is Professor Emeritus of Education at Boston University School of Education. He is also the founding director of the Center for Character and Social Responsibility. A former high school English teacher, Dr. Ryan was a tenured faculty member at the University of Chicago and the Ohio State University before moving to Boston University. In 1970 Ryan was granted an Alfred North Whitehead Fellowship at Harvard University. Since then he received the Boston University Scholar-Teacher Award, the National Award of Distinction by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and the Paideia Society's Award for Educational Excellence. Ryan has written and edited 22 books and over 100 articles on teacher and character education. He is also the author of TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING: BECOMING A MASTER TEACHER (with James M. Cooper, ©2012, Cengage); THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 14th Edition (with James M. Cooper and Cheryl Bolick, ©2016, Cengage); and the editor of KALEIDOSCOPE: CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC READINGS IN EDUCATION, 13th Edition (with James Cooper, © 2012, Cengage).

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Lenses on Teaching. 2. Orienting Yourself to Schools. 3. Contemporary Practices and Issues in Teaching and Learning. 4. Observing and Analyzing Classroom Interactions. 5. Developing Interviewing Skills. 6. Images of the Teacher. 7. The School and Its Community. 8. Humor in the Classroom. 9. The Teacher and Ethics. 10. Embracing the Challenge of Diversity and Individual Differences in American Classrooms. 11. On Becoming a Teacher.

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