Opportunities in Teaching Careers (Opportunities in ... Series)


Opportunities In . . . series gives you valuable career insight into your job field of choice!

The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities In . . . explores a vast range of professions. In Opportunities in Teaching ...

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Opportunities In . . . series gives you valuable career insight into your job field of choice!

The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities In . . . explores a vast range of professions. In Opportunities in Teaching Careers, you will find:

  • The latest information on the field
  • Training and education requirements you will need
  • Salary statistics for different positions
  • Up-to-date professional and Internet resources
  • And much more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071438179
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/21/2005
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Fine has worked as a journalist and teacher in both India and the United States. She has written six books.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
1 Overview of the Teaching Field 1
The profession today
State of technology
More jobs
A teacher's role
The need for qualified teachers
Programs encouraging new teachers
The rewards of teaching
Qualities of a good teacher
Reasons to become a teacher
2 Qualifications and Training 37
Choosing a teaching level
The basics of teacher education
Schooling alternatives
Selecting a college or university
Financing your education
Licensing and accreditation in teacher education
Teacher testing
On reforming teacher education
Minority education
Special education
Bilingual education
3 How to Get Started 65
Understanding yourself
Understanding teaching
Job placement
Making contact
Assessing your options
College teaching
How teachers are selected
Paths to advancement
4 Job Classifications 87
General duties of the teacher
Postsecondary jobs
New job opportunities
New programs
Distance learning
Business and education
Employment conditions
The teacher's workload
Fringe benefits
Rural versus urban teaching
Advantages and disadvantages of teaching
The first year
5 Related Fields 123
Nontraditional education opportunities
Administration and business
Social service work
6 Educational Associations 147
Teacher versus administrator
Teacher rights
National trends
Educational associations and organizations
Student organizations
Professional fraternities, sororities, and societies
Other organizations
Programs for community and nonprofit organizations
Resources for professional development
7 More Job Opportunities in Teaching 167
Teaching abroad
Teaching opportunities in Canada
Other opportunities
Continuous growth
8 The Changing Role of the Teacher 199
Changing society
Back to basics
Teaching with new techniques
Service teaching
Involving the community
Educating the community
Gifts to help teachers
Teaching ethics
Ethnic groups
Professional development
Job market
A strong profession
Appendix Further Information 221
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