School : An Introduction to Education

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Learn what it takes to be an effective professional teacher with SCHOOL: AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION, 2ND EDITION. Based on the ten standards developed by the INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium), teachers are expected to be reflective, knowledgeable, highly skilled, and creative professionals who are lifelong learners. With this book, authors Edward Ebert and Richard Culyer have developed a compelling and timely approach that gives you a thorough overview of what it means to be a successful teacher. Through first-person accounts and helpful strategies from prominent educators and in-service teachers, you'll gain insight into the realities of being a teacher in today's rapidly changing society. The result is a book that will empower you as a pre-professional and, ultimately, as an instructional leader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538459853
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition

Meet the Author

Edward S. Ebert II worked as a classroom teacher for eight years with the Texas City Independent School District. Since leaving Texas to pursue his doctorate, he has worked extensively with college students and classroom teachers on the study of creative thinking as it applies to cognitive processing and its application to the classroom setting. He is a member of the South Carolina Science Council, National Science Teachers Association, Association for Educators of Teachers of Science, and the International Organization for Science and Technology Education. He and his wife, Dr. Christine Ebert, collaborate on projects involving science education and creative thinking.

Richard Culyer has received certification in nine areas, ranging from three aspects of exceptional education to early childhood education to secondary social studies. He has also been certified as a supervisor and as a K-12 principal. Dr. Culyer has taught at the elementary and the middle school levels and served as Assistant Director of Right to Read for the Florida State Department of Education. He has also taught at Appalachian State University (where he was the director of the Freshman Reading Program) and most recently was professor of education at Coker College. His publications include co-authoring a book entitled PREVENTING READING FAILURE: TRANSLATING THEORY INTO PRACTICE. In addition he has published articles in Science and Children, The Clearing House, The Reading Teacher, Academic Therapy, National PTA Magazine, Early Years, Reading Improvement, Instructor, Reading Today, Language Arts, and Teaching for Excellence. His professional interests include studying research as it relates to classroominstruction, vocabulary and comprehension development, and school-wide curriculum and instruction reform.

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Table of Contents

1. The Teacher.
2. The Strategic Nature of Teaching.
3. Student Diversity.
5. Understanding Curriculum.
6. Contemporary Curricula: Influences and Standards.
7. Classroom Pragmatics. Unit III: THE INSTITUTION OF EDUCATION.
8. A History of American Education.
9. Philosophy and Education.
10. Ethics in Education and Matters of Law.
11. Education: Purpose, Organization, Governance, and Funding. Unit IV: CHALLENGES FACING SCHOOLS TODAY AND TOMORROW.
12. Social Issues Affecting Students and Schools.
13. Reform Efforts and the Professional Educator.
14. Innovations and the Future. Appendices.
Appendix A Case Studies.
Appendix B Designing the School of the Future.
Appendix C State Departments of Education.
Appendix D Praxis Information.
Appendix E Answer Key for Unit Workshop Quizzes.
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