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Author: Edward S Ebert; Richard C Culyer
Publisher: Belmont, OH : Thomson Wadsworth, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This volume examines what it takes to be an effective professional teacher. Based on the ten standards developed by the INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium), teachers are expected to be reflective, knowledgeable, highly skilled, and creative professionals who are lifelong learners. Through first-person accounts and helpful strategies from prominent educators and in-service teachers,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward S Ebert; Richard C Culyer
ISBN: 0534524656 9780534524654
OCLC Number: 156891895
Description: xx, 555 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: unit one: The profession --
ch. 1. The teacher --
Pedagogy --
The art of teaching --
The science of teaching --
Pedagogical competencies --
Purpose --
Content --
Communication skills --
Professional development --
ch. 2. The strategic nature of teaching --
The strategic nature of teaching --
Facilitating learning --
Arranging experiences --
Instructional techniques --
Monitoring and flexibility --
Modeling --
Are teachers role models? --
Are teachers role models away from school? --
ch. 3. Student diversity --
General ways in which students differ --
Culture, ethnicity, and race --
Religion --
Gender --
Language --
Motivation --
Academic self-concept --
Temperament --
Learning styles --
Reading ability --
Learning, sensory, and physical diversity --
Perspectives in intelligence --
Meeting the needs of students with cognitive exceptionalities --
Learning disorders --
Sensory aspects of student diversity --
A perspective of empathy --
ch. 4. Becoming a teacher --
Earning a license to teach --
Accreditation of the teacher --
National influences on teacher education --
Traditional teacher education programs --
Alternative teacher education programs --
Where teachers teach --
Teaching in public schools --
teaching private schools --
Teaching in charter schools --
Using your teacher licensure in other fields --
Getting a job as a teacher --
Teaching positions --
Tools for getting hired --
Teachers and salary --
What to expect as a new teacher --
Development as a teacher --
Performance appraisals --
Professional development --
Professional organizations and affiliations --
Generalize organizations for professional educators --
Subject area organizations --
Administrative/supervisory organizations --
Research-oriented organizations --
Freestanding publications --
Special service organizations. unit two: Curriculum, management, and assessment --
ch. 5. Understanding curriculum --
Understanding "curriculum" --
The four curricula --
Perspectives of curricula --
The cognitive and affective perspectives --
ch. 6. Contemporary curricula : influences and standards --
Influences on the curriculum --
Parents and the schools --
Special interest groups --
State legislatures --
The schools --
Textbooks --
Emerging standards --
Mathematics --
Science --
Language Arts --
Social Studies --
Foreign languages --
The Arts --
Physical Education --
Vocational/Technology/Computer Education --
Issues in curriculum --
Testing --
A national curriculum? --
Emergent literacy programs --
School uniforms --
ch. 7. Classroom pragmatics --
Assessment --
The aims of assessment --
Standardized and classroom assessment --
Assessment as part of instruction --
Assigning grades --
Classroom management --
Some perspectives on classroom management --
Keys to successful classroom management --
Establishing a learning environment --
Noninstructional tasks and responsibilities --Outside the classroom --
Committee work --
Planning for a substitute teacher. unit three: The institution of education --
ch. 8. A history of American education --
The emerging need for education --
The ancient Greeks --
The ancient Romans --
The European Middle Ages --
Education in America --
The New World (1600s) --
The new nation (1700s) --
Developing and educational system for a new nation (1800s) --
Education in 20th-Century America --
The first 50 years of the 20th Century --
The second half of the 20th Century --
ch. 9. Philosophy and education --
Developing your philosophical perspective --
Conceptual clusters of philosophical questions --
Metaphysics --
Axiology --
epistemology --
Logic --
Schools of philosophy --
Idealism --
Realism --
Pragmatism --
Existentialism --
Philosophies in schools --
Perennialism --
Essentialism --
Progressivism --
Social reconstructionism --
Psychology: the pragmatics of philosophy --
Behaviorism --
Humanism --
Constructivism --
ch. 10. Ethics in education and matters of law --
Ethics --
Morals, ethics, and laws --
You as an ethical person --
You as an ethical teacher --
A code of ethics for the teaching profession --
Teachers and the law --
The teacher and the protection of due process --
Employment: contracts, tenure, and dismissal --
Tort law and teacher liability --
Reporting child abuse --
Reasonable force --
Copyright laws --
Freedom of expression --
Lifestyle --
Private sexual behavior --
Conduct with students --
Students and the law --
The student and due process --
Suspension and expulsion --
Corporal punishment --
Freedom of speech --
Sexual harassment --
Records and students' right to privacy --
Schools and religion --
Prayer in the public schools --
Religious instruction in public schools --
Public funds for parochial schools --
Religious clubs/prayer groups --
Federal Law --
Higher education --
Elementary and secondary schools --
Civil rights --
Exceptional education --
Compensatory education --
School subjects and topics --
Information and research --
Challenges to the law --
ch. 11. Education : purpose, organization, governance, and funding --
An overview of schools: purpose, grade levels, and options --
Purpose of schools --
School levels --
Purpose of each level --
School options --
The federal role in education --
The state role in education --
Characteristics of state control --
The Governor --
State Superintendent and the Board of Education --
"Grading" the schools --
Education and the State Legislature --
Judicial influence --
The local role in education --
The local School Board --
Superintendent of Schools --
District personnel --
Building-level administration --
Financing education --
The federal role --
The state role --
The local role --
Channeling funds to the schools. unit four: Challenges for today and tomorrow --
ch. 12. Social issues affecting students and schools --
Family structure --
"At-risk" students --
Poverty --
Homelessness --
Child abuse and neglect --
The society in which we live --
Issues facing children and adolescents --
Substance abuse --
School violence and vandalism --
Teen pregnancy --
Adolescent suicide --
Other societal influences on social development --
ch. 13. Reform efforts and the professional educator --
Change and reform --
The reform model --
Higher education: the reform model finds a home --
Business: who will blink first? --
Politics: the assumption of expertise --
Parents --
Reforms --
Interventions --
What makes a reform effort exemplary? --
The need for the program --
The nature of the program --
Implementation --
ch. 14. Innovations and the future --
Understanding "technology" --
Technology past and present --
Technology in the schools --
Technology issues --
Technology and tomorrow --
Logistical innovations --
Instructional innovations --
Fiscal education --
Funding education --
Economic education --
The global community --
App. A. Case studies in education --
App. B. Designing a school of the future --
App. C. State departments of education --
Appendix A. Case studies in education --
Appendix B. Designing a school of the future --
Appendix C. State Departments of Education --
Appendix D. The Praxis series --
Appendix E. Answer key for unit workshop quizzes.
Responsibility: Edward S. Ebert II, Richard C. Culyer III.
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