As the bestseller in the introductory education market, Those Who Can, Teach is a current, dynamic, reader-friendly text that helps students make informed decisions about entering teacher education programs.
The text uses multiple sources to provide high interactivity, while the authors' direct, conversational voice invites students to reflect on the problems and satisfactions of teaching. The Ninth Edition delves deeply into national, state, and local educational policies to familiarize teachers with the impact that policy will have on their everyday lives in classrooms.
Cheryl Mason Bolick, Ph.D. North Carolina State University, is Associate Professor and Director of Research and Professional Development for Outreach at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was previously a faculty member at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is an Academic Leadership Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a Sallie Mae National First Year Classroom Teacher after her first year of teaching. Her scholarly contributions primarily address areas of teacher education, social studies, education, and instructional technology. She has authored or co-authored 17 books or book chapters and 41 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Preface. So Let's Get Started. Part I: SCHOOL AND STUDENTS. 1. Why Teach? 2. What Is a School and What Is It For? 3. Who Are Today's Students in a Diverse Society? 4. What Social Problems Affect Today's Students? 5. What Is Taught? Part II: TEACHERS. 6. What Makes a Teacher Effective? 7. What Should Teachers Know about Technology and Its Impact on Schools? 8. What Are the Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Teachers? Part III: FOUNDATIONS AND THE FUTURE. 9. What Are the Philosophical Foundations of American Education? 10. What Is the History of America's Struggle for Educational Opportunity? 11. How Are Schools Governed, Influenced, and Financed? 12. How Should Education Be Reformed? Part IV: THE TEACHING PROFESSION. 13. What Are Your Job Options in Education? 14. What Can the New Teacher Expect? 15. What Does It Mean to Be a Professional? Before You Close the Book. Appendix. Endnotes. Glossary. Index.