Social Foundations for Becoming a Teacher

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Forrest W. Parkay  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
304
Pub.-date
Oktober 2005
ISBN13
9780205424221
ISBN
0205424228
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Description

Social Foundations for Becoming a Teacherfosters awareness of social trends, issues, and forces that influence teachers in today's high-stakes environment of education

 

Based on the successful introductory text Becoming a Teacher, this breakout text focuses on the sociological issues related to schools, communities, and teaching. Ideal for use in any pre-professional teaching course, Social Foundations for Becoming a Teacher offers a practical, readable overview of such topics as teachers' working conditions, school culture, diversity, and ethnicity, and social realities in American schools.

Features

  • Chapter-opening scenarios engage the reader and emphasizes the content's relevance to the daily lives of real teachers.
  • “Relevant Standards” features in every chapter link content to performance standards on teacher development set forth by INTASC, NCATE, PRAXIS, and NPBTS.
  • “Case for Reflection” features in every chapter present decision-making or problem solving situations to reflect upon and resolve, providing readers with an opportunity to apply new learning in specific problem-solving contexts.
  • “Technology in Teaching” features in every chapter critically explore the ever-changing uses of technology and the Internet and their impact on teaching.
  • “Teachers' Voices” features present short, first-person articles illustrating how teachers apply chapter content to actual classroom situations, providing firsthand insights into real-world challenges teachers face and practical solutions for meeting those challenges.
  •  “Reflective Application Activities”-discussion questions, journal entries, online assignments, observations and interviews, and professional portfolio development exercises-at the end of every chapter appeal to students' various interests, learning styles, and background experiences in education.

Table of Contents

1. SOCIETAL INFLUENCES ON EDUCATION

2. TEACHERS' WORKING CONDITIONS

3. HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN THE U.S.

4. DIVERSITY IN U.S.EDUCATION

5. SOCIAL REALITIES AND TODAY'S SCHOOLS

6. TEACHER LEADERS AND THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF TEACHING

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Back Cover

Based on the successful introductory text Becoming a Teacher, this breakout text focuses on the sociological issues related to schools, communities, and teaching. Ideal for use in any pre-professional teaching course, Social Foundations for Becoming a Teacher offers a practical, readable overview of such topics as teachers' working conditions, school culture, diversity, and ethnicity, and social realities in American schools.

Features:

  • Chapter-opening scenarios engage the reader and emphasize the content's relevance to the daily lives of real teachers.
  • “Relevant Standards” features in every chapter link content to performance standards on teacher development set forth by INTASC, NCATE, PRAXIS, and NPBTS.
  • “Teachers' Voices” features present short, first-person articles illustrating how teachers apply chapter content to actual classroom situations, providing firsthand insights into real-world challenges teachers face and practical solutions for meeting those challenges.
  • “Case for Reflection” features in every chapter present decision-making or problem-solving situations to reflect upon and resolve, providing readers with an opportunity to apply new learning in specific problem-solving contexts.
  • “Technology in Teaching” features in every chapter critically explore the ever-changing uses of technology and the Internet and their impact on teaching.

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