You Are Thinking of Teaching: Opportunities, Problems, Realities / Edition 1

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Overview

You Are Thinking of Teaching? is a lovely essay on the consideration of teachin. It asks those who are thinking of teaching to ask questions, to ponder their decision, and to pursue the information they need to make a reasoned choice. There is nothing like it in the professional literature, which makes it all the more valuable.

• Pat Walsey, senior researcher for change, Coalition of Essential Schools

Teaching is a demanding, complex profession and many who choose to teach make their career choice without thinking about how well their own motives and expectations fit into the realities of life in a classroom. The most prospective teachers know about the teaching profession--both what it is now and what it should and can be--the better equipped they will be to take an active role in changing the system. Matching their style, needs, and goals to the obligations, responsibilities, and problems inherent in the job will give prospective teachers a better sense of what they are getting into--and allow them to take responsibility for their professional choices and personal and intellectual growth.

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"You Are Thinking of Teaching? is a lovely essay on the consideration of teaching. It asks those who are thinking of teaching to ask questions, to ponder their decision, and to pursue the information they need to make a reasoned choice. There is nothing like it in the professional literature, which makes it all the more valuable." —Pat Wasley, senior researcher for change, Coalition of Essential Schools
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555425692
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/23/1993
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Education Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

SEYMOUR B. SARASON is professor emeritus of psychology in the Department of Psychology and at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Case for Change (Jossey-Bass, 1993), The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform (Jossey-Bass, 1990), Schooling in America: Scapegoat and Salvation (1983), and The Culture of the School and the Problem of Change (2nd ed., 1982).

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Table of Contents

1. Justifying this Book.

2. Who Is "You"

3. When Should You Decide?

4. Why Teaching?.

5. Satisfaction from Student and Parents.

6. Satisfaction from Colleagues.

7. You Know More than You Think and More than They Give You Creditfor.

8. The Teacher of Whom?

9. Change, Resistance, and Reflection.

10. Understanding Children and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.

11. The Nonreading Professional.

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