Teaching Today: An Introduction to Education / Edition 6

Teaching Today: An Introduction to Education / Edition 6

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by David G. Armstrong, Kenneth T. Henson, Tom V. Savage
     
 

This interesting introduction to education and teaching uses a reader-engaging style to explore the full spectrum of the field. Using reality as a springboard, it offers many hands-on opportunities to reflect, to analyze, and to develop effective decision-making and leadership skills. The authors provide clear, research-based coverage of relevant topics that relate… See more details below

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This interesting introduction to education and teaching uses a reader-engaging style to explore the full spectrum of the field. Using reality as a springboard, it offers many hands-on opportunities to reflect, to analyze, and to develop effective decision-making and leadership skills. The authors provide clear, research-based coverage of relevant topics that relate to the profession's social, historical and philosophical foundations; characteristics of learners; school reform and theories associated with instruction; management; and evaluation. It truly prepares readers to become altruistic, innovative teachers in a climate of constant change. Chapter topics include becoming a professional educator, legal issues affecting teachers, the diverse needs of a variety of learners, effective instruction, classroom management and discipline, assessing learning, influences on teachers and learners, and the influence of curriculum. For teachers in today's classrooms and the teachers of tomorrow.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130226808
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
05/03/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe Profession Today1
1Teaching in an Age of Change2
2Becoming a Professional Educator32
3Legal Issues Affecting Teachers58
Pt. IILearners and Their Diverse Needs95
4Multiculturalism96
5Exceptional Learners126
6Learners' Rights and Responsibilities152
Pt. IIITeaching in Today's Classrooms183
7Effective Instruction184
8Classroom Management and Discipline216
9Assessing Learning246
Pt. IVInfluences on Teachers and Learners279
10Relationships Among Society, Schools, and Learners280
11Historical Roots of American Education304
12Practical Influences of Philosophy334
Pt. VContexts of Teaching363
13Challenges of School Reform364
14The Influence of Curriculum394
15School Funding, Staffing, and Organization418
Glossary447
Name Index463
Subject Index466

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