So You Want to be a Teacher?: A Guide for Prospective Student Teachers

So You Want to be a Teacher?: A Guide for Prospective Student Teachers

by Fred Sedgwick


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412945073
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix Preface: A back-pocket book xi Chapter 1 'Teaching is the profession that creates all others' 1 The teachers' world 1 Voices from the non-teaching world 2 Teaching - a vocation? 4 Choosing a career - or a job? 5 The saloon bar and the classroom 5 Four groups of readers 6 What is a teacher? 7 Schooling isn't what it's about 7 So what is teaching about? 9 Education as a business 12 Chapter 2 Teaching in a school 13 Good news 13 Do you remember? 17 Mind-map your old school 20 Visiting a school 22 Comparing schools 27 Chapter 3 Getting into teaching 29 Qualifications you need whatever route you follow 30 Routes into teaching in England 30 Routes into teaching in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 37 Skills tests 39 Standards required for QTS 40 Money matters 42 Chapter 4 How to study 46 Read the papers 47 Read books 48 Thinking 52 Writing 53 Talking in groups 58 Chapter 5 In the thick of it 62 Two teaching placements 62 How to prepare for a placement 65 Some basic issues to consider when on a placement 66 How to get a job 87 Afterword 89 References 95 Index 97

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