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Portrait of a Profession: Teaching and Teachers in the 21st Century
     

Portrait of a Profession: Teaching and Teachers in the 21st Century

by David M. Moss (Editor), Wendy J. Glenn (Editor), Richard L. Schwab (Editor)
 

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This provocative text offers an inside look at the hidden dimensions of teaching. Sometimes controversial, always poignant, the book examines highly debated issues fundamental to a free and open society. School reform is at a critical juncture; the portrait of the profession revealed here serves as a catalyst for change. Chapters discuss such timely and relevant

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This provocative text offers an inside look at the hidden dimensions of teaching. Sometimes controversial, always poignant, the book examines highly debated issues fundamental to a free and open society. School reform is at a critical juncture; the portrait of the profession revealed here serves as a catalyst for change. Chapters discuss such timely and relevant topics as the preparation of teachers past and present, the daily work of teachers, and the influence of current policy on public education. Teaching our children is a shared responsibility. The work of teaching described in this book demonstrates clearly that there is much work to be done by all involved. This book will inform and empower a wide range of readers including those considering careers in teaching, those who have children in school, who vote and pay taxes, work in schools, influence policy, or those who are business leaders.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Connection
This book provides valuable insights into the real world of teaching and will appeal to prospective teachers, administrators, parents, and community members. Recommended.
American School Board Journal
Districts lacking the proper number of HQTs face requirements to inform parents in Title I schools, and all schools must make HQT figures public. Think about the potential headlines. Then let the trembling begin.
CHOICE
[P]resents a nice overview of the numerous issues facing contemporary US K-12 schools. The book generally targets the roles of and challenges faced by US teachers. It includes chapters focusing on the history of public school teachers; the numerous, complex professional challenges teachers face in their practices; and professional development of teachers....[w]ill be of considerable interest to advanced students and faculty members engaged in teacher preparation. Summing Up: Recommended.
Library Media Connection
This book provides valuable insights into the real world of teaching and will appeal to prospective teachers, administrators, parents, and community members. Recommended.
Choice
[P]resents a nice overview of the numerous issues facing contemporary US K-12 schools. The book generally targets the roles of and challenges faced by US teachers. It includes chapters focusing on the history of public school teachers; the numerous, complex professional challenges teachers face in their practices; and professional development of teachers....[w]ill be of considerable interest to advanced students and faculty members engaged in teacher preparation. Summing Up: Recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578867424
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
05/21/2008
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

David M. Mossis associate professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut. Wendy J. Glenn is assistant professor, Neag School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Connecticut. Richard L. Schwab is dean, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

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