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Teaching in America, Third Edition, was written to meet preservice teachers need for an active learning book that presents current ideas about teaching in America along with the underpinning foundations of education. The Third Edition, maintains its unique and engaging "working-text" style that provides preservice teachers' with an active learning experience while establishing the foundations of education and incorporating a contemporary picture of teaching in America today. Readers reflect and respond directly within the book to issues raised in the chapters, thereby actively constructing knowledge and ideas about teaching. This approach enables future teachers to make the transition from thinking about being a teacher to identifying with the profession as an active, confident participant. Teaching in America builds in the reader a firm knowledge of education as an institution and as a career, a knowledge of teaching competencies, and a knowledge of issues in education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205642670
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/2/2008
  • Series: MyEducationLab Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 454,015
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What Being a Teacher Means 3
Ch. 2 Teaching as a Profession 43
Ch. 3 How Schools Are Organized and Linked to Society 87
Ch. 4 Teaching and Learning in Multicultural/Multilingual Schools 125
Ch. 5 Teaching Students with Special Needs and Students at Risk 165
Ch. 6 Partners in Teaching: Families and the Community 203
Ch. 7 Political and Economic Influences on American Education 239
Ch. 8 The Legal Basis for Education and School Law 283
Ch. 9 Historical Influences on Teaching and Learning in America 329
Ch. 10 Philosophies of Education and Teaching 373
Ch. 11 Theories of Learning 411
Ch. 12 Curriculum and Instruction 447
Ch. 13 Your First Year as a Teacher 481
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