Cases for Teacher Development: Preparing for the Classroom

Cases for Teacher Development: Preparing for the Classroom


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Cases for Teacher Development: Preparing for the Classroom by Patricia F. Goldblatt

Goldblatt, a high school educator and policy developer, and Smith (Ontario College of Teachers, Canada) present cases that help students and pre-service K-12 teachers link theory with experience. All of the cases describe realistic situations that highlight the complicated and interrelated realms of teaching, and include questions connecting issues across cases and case commentaries that suggest new ways to think, act, and improve performance in the classroom. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412913669
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/30/2005
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Patricia F. Goldblatt (Ed.D, OISE/University of Toronto [curriculum]; MA, B.Ed, and BA, University of Toronto) has been an educator for more than 30 years: teaching Art and English to high school students; and the Standards of Practice to teachers at the Ontario College of Teachers in Ontario, Canada. Her writing on multiculturalism, women's studies, art education, literature, and most recently, cases as a teaching tool has appeared in journals in Europe, Britain, Asia, the United States and Canada. Patricia has also presented scholarly papers locally, nationally and internationally.

Deirdre Smith (M.Ed. Brock University [teaching and learning] B.Ed and BA, York University, and B.Ed OISE/University of Toronto) is Manager, Standards of Practice and Education at the Ontario College of Teachers. In this capacity she leads a team of program officers who conduct research, development and implementation activities that support strategic planning and a provincial framework that maintains standards of practice and promotes continuing competence among members of the College. Smith has established and continues to coordinate the College research program including pre-service, in-service, action research, educational leadership, mentorship and induction, and career-long professional learning in Ontario. Actively involved with policy development she has coordinated the revision of over two hundred curriculum policy documents for in-service teacher education. In a project management role she has conceptualized, planned, coordinated and monitored multiple and concurrent research, policy development and public relation projects. Smith is a former school principal and Special Educational consultant with extensive experience as a Teacher Behavior consultant, Youth Counselor, Pre-Service Teacher Educator and an In-Service Teacher Educator.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Using Cases to Understand What it Means to be a Teacher - Patricia F. Goldblatt and Deirdre Smith
Chapter 1: Dealing with Religious Intolerance - Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Judith Lessow-Hurley, Poonam C. Dev, Harold Brathwaite
Chapter 2: Is the Teacher's Gender an Issue in a Kindergarten Classroom? - Ellen Moir, Barbara B. Levin, Jerry Rosiek & Becky M. Atkinson, Kristopher Wells, Paul Axelrod
Chapter 3: Working with a Disruptive Child and His Family - Peter McLaren & Nathalia Jamarillo, Deborah J. Trumbull, David E. Wilson & Joy S. Ritchie, David Booth, Janna Dresden
Chapter 4: Negotiating Different Styles When Two Teachers Share a Class - Rita Silverman, Cheryl J. Craig, Ron Wideman
Rita Silverman, Cheryl J. Craig, Ron Wideman
Chapter 5: Managing Conflict When Working with Educational Partners - Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Nancy L. Hutchinson and Anne Jordan
Chapter 6: A Student Teacher Faces the Challenges of the Classroom - Tom Russell, William J. Hunter, Janet L. Miller and D. Jean Clandinin
Chapter 7: Engaging in Action Research in the Classroom - Robert E. Stake, Stefinee Pinnegar, Andrea K. Whittaker
Chapter 8: Evaluating a Teacher's Classroom Management Strategy - Elizabeth Campbell, Iain Munro, Frances Squire and Jay Martin
Chapter 9: Balancing the Needs of All Students in an Inclusive Classroom - Anna Ershler Richert, Lynn M. Cavazos, Tania Madfes and Linda F. Rhone
Chapter 10: Implications of Student Cheating for the Teaching Community - Jean McNiff, Aria Razfar, Michael Manley-Casimir, and James McCracken
Chapter 11: Challenges Teachers Face When Reentering the Classroom - Patrick M. Jenlink, Margaret Olson, and A.G. Rud
Chapter 12: Developing Appropriate Boundaries with a Troubled Student - John Loughran, Ardra L. Cole, Allen T. Pearson and Janine Remillard
Chapter 13: School Politics Divide a Community - Michael Dale, Elizabeth Jordan, Fred MacDonald, Ron McNamara
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