Thinking about entering the field of teaching? When you enter a teacher education program, be sure to read THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 14th Edition. This book's state-of-the-art and reader-friendly approach will help you make an informed decision about becoming a teacher while inspiring and welcoming them to a rewarding, high-impact career. Using multiple sources, including biographies, narratives, profiles, and interviews with top educators and scholars, the text shows you the realities of teaching. Written by an acclaimed author team, the book's direct, conversational tone invites you to reflect on the satisfactions and problems of teaching in the United States, and casts a teaching career as a positive challenge.
About the Author
Kevin Ryan, Ph.D., Stanford University, is Professor Emeritus of Education at Boston University School of Education. He is also the founding director of the Center for Character and Social Responsibility. A former high school English teacher, Dr. Ryan was a tenured faculty member at the University of Chicago and the Ohio State University before moving to Boston University. In 1970 Ryan was granted an Alfred North Whitehead Fellowship at Harvard University. Since then he received the Boston University Scholar-Teacher Award, the National Award of Distinction by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and the Paideia Society's Award for Educational Excellence. Ryan has written and edited 22 books and over 100 articles on teacher and character education. He is also the author of TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING: BECOMING A MASTER TEACHER (with James M. Cooper, ©2012, Cengage); THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 14th Edition (with James M. Cooper and Cheryl Bolick, ©2016, Cengage); and the editor of KALEIDOSCOPE: CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC READINGS IN EDUCATION, 13th Edition (with James Cooper, © 2012, Cengage).
James M. Cooper is Professor Emeritus from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, where he served as Commonwealth Professor of Education (1984-2004) and Dean of the School (1984-1994). As Dean of the Curry School of Education, he led the initiative to restructure the teacher education program, moving to an innovative five-year program that integrates the study of arts and sciences, professional education, and field experiences. In addition, he has authored, co-authored, or edited over 60 book chapters, journal articles, monographs, and books, including TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING: BECOMING A MASTER TEACHER (with Kevin Ryan, © 2012, Cengage); THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 14th Edition (with Kevin Ryan and Cheryl Bolick, © 2016, Cengage); KALEIDOSCOPE: CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC READINGS IN EDUCATION, 13th Edition (with Kevin Ryan, © 2012, Cengage), and CLASSROOM TEACHING SKILLS (©2014, Cengage), for which he served as editor and one of the authors. He is also series editor of the Educator's Guide series (Cengage). His books and articles address the areas of teacher education, supervision of teachers, case studies in teacher education, and technology and teacher education. Cooper has also received many honors, including a Fulbright-Hays Award for Lecturing in Portugal and recognition as one of the nation's Distinguished Teacher Educators from the Association of Teacher Educators.
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.
Table of Contents
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.