Teaching in America / Edition 4

Teaching in America / Edition 4

by George S. Morrison
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Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Teaching in America / Edition 4

"I feel that the text is a wonderful resource for beginning teachers. The format is interesting and reads well, the examples are thought provoking and I enjoy reading each section."
Eileen Mahoney
Hudson Valley Community College

"I appreciate the author's ability to provide a good text with the basic information beginning teachers need to get a sense for the context of teaching. The text contains a wealth of information and is both affordable and accessible for students."
Barbara C. Jentleson
Duke University

Teaching in America, Fourth Edition, is a unique active learning text that provides pre-service teachers with comprehensive, current, and practical information about the profession of teaching and a realistic understanding of the foundations of education in America. The Fourth Edition maintains its unique, engaging "working-text" style, providing pre-service teachers with extensive opportunities to interact with the text while establishing both the foundations of American education and a clear picture of the realities of contemporary teaching.

New to This Edition:

  • NEW "You Decide" boxes explore controversial issues in American education today, provide Web links to further information, and encourage students to think about these issues and form their own opinions.
  • NEW "What Does This Means for You?" boxes connect complex concepts to the real world of schools and classrooms, helping students understand why and how this sometimes abstract information impacts the profession they are choosing.
  • NEW "Guide to Preparing for Certification" offers useful strategies for students who arepreparing to take the certification examinations now required in most states for prospective teachers.
  • All standards information and correlations have been updated throughout the text.
  • Extensive revisions and updates to all chapters ensure that Teaching in America continues to provide the most current, comprehensive, and practical information available about the American educational system and American classrooms. In particular, chapters on diversity, students with special needs, parent and community involvement, curriculum and instruction, and technology include substantial new material.

Please visit the companion web site for this book at www.ablongman.com/morrison4e where you will find practice quizzes, web links, activities, and more!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205453740
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 03/25/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Applications for Active Learning," "Preparing to Teach," and "Learning and Knowing More."


1. What It Means to Be a Teacher.

2. Teaching as a Profession.

3. How Schools Are Organized and Linked to Society.


4. Teaching Diverse Students.

5. Teaching Exceptional Learners and Students at Risk.

6. Partners in Learning: Parents, Families, and the Community.


7. Political and Economic Influences on American Education.

8. The Legal Basis for Education and School Law.

9. Historical and Philosophical Influences on Teaching and Learning in America.


10. Standards, Assessment, and Accountability in Education Today: Redifining Teaching and Learning.

Chapter 11. Curriculum and Instruction.

12. Technology, Teaching, and Learning.

13. Your First Year as a Teacher.



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