Political and Legal Foundations for Becoming a Teacher / Edition 1

Political and Legal Foundations for Becoming a Teacher / Edition 1

by Forrest W. Parkay
     
 

Political Foundations for Becoming a Teacher introduces the political trends, issues, and forces that shape public and private education in the United States. Based on the successful introductory text Becoming a Teacher, this breakout text explores topics such as the effects of high-stakes testing, assessments, and standards-based

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Political Foundations for Becoming a Teacher introduces the political trends, issues, and forces that shape public and private education in the United States. Based on the successful introductory text Becoming a Teacher, this breakout text explores topics such as the effects of high-stakes testing, assessments, and standards-based curricula on the classroom, and the battle among political interest groups to influence education. Readable and practical, Political Foundations for Becoming a Teacher provides a realistic picture of how politics affects the teaching profession and suggests how future teachers can take advantage of expanding leadership roles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205424245
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1Politics and U.S. schools2
2Local, state, regional, and federal influences on education32
3Educational philosophies in conflict60
4Legal issues in U.S. education100
5Competition for educational resources154
6Standards, testing, and accountability in U.S. schools186

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