America's Teachers An Introduction to Education

ISBN-10: 0205463967
ISBN-13: 9780205463961
Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Joseph W. Newman
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Book details

List price: $159.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Each chapter concludes with "Activities," "Recommended Readings," and "Notes."
Preface
Teaching as an Occupation
Deciding to Teach and Finding a Job
Motives for Teaching
Perceived Advantages of Teaching
Teachers Who Love, Teachers Who Care
Leaving No Child Behind? Teachers and Culturally Diverse Students
Teaching as Academic Work
Satisfaction with Teaching
Burnouts, Dropouts, and the Promise of School Reform
The Critical Years Ahead
The Teacher Job Market
Baby Boom, Generation X, Generation Y, and Beyond: The Demand for Teachers
A Complex Guessing Game: The Supply of Teachers
The Politics of Teacher Supply and Demand
Bending Standards, Changing Standards, and No Child Left Behind
Connecting with a Teaching Position
Earning a Living and Living with Evaluation
Teacher Salaries, State by State
Qualified Good News
Salaries for New Teachers
Other Factors to Consider
Americarsquo;s Teachers in 2005: A Demographic Profile
Comparing Salaries in Teaching and Other Occupations
What Do Other People Earn?
How Much Will It Cost You To Be a Teacher?
What Lies Ahead?
Teacher Salary Schedules
A Salary Schedule with "Perverse Incentives"
A Typical Salary Schedule
An Exceptionally Good Salary Schedule
Suspend Disbelief for a Moment
Merit Pay: The Birth of "Sound and Cheap"
Pyramid Building
Bias and Favoritism
Teacher Testing
Tried and Rejected
The Accountability Movement: Merit Pay Comes Back to Life
The Factory Model of Schooling
Accountability-Based Merit Pay on Trial
Value Added Assessment
School Performance Incentives
No Child Left Behind: A Perfect Match for Merit Pay
Behavioral Evaluation of Teachers
How Behavioral Evaluation Works
Teachers Likes and Dislikes
Effects on the Classroom
Portfolios: Multifaceted Teacher Evaluation
"Union of Insufficiencies"
Doing the Job Right
The Latest Versions of Merit Pay
Changing Times
Wright Brothers or Alchemists?
Teacher Career Ladders
Recent Experiments: Still Looking for a Better Way to Pay
Learning to Teach and Proving Your Competence
Teacher Education in the Era of No Child Left Behind
Multiple Routes into Teaching
The Traditional Route: Undergraduate Teaching Education
Liberal Education
The Teaching Field
Professional Education
Masterrsquo;s-Level Routes into Teaching
The Holmes Partnership and Professional Development Schools
Alternative Masterrsquo;s Degree Programs
Alternate Routes into Teaching: Quick and Dirty, or Merely Quick?
The New Jersey Shortcut
The Texas Squeeze Play
A Tale of Two Occupations
Raising the Bar in Teacher Education
Nostalgia for a Golden Age of Teaching
Reforming Teacher Education from the Inside: NCATE, INTASC, and NBPTS
Standards and Assessments: Breaking with the Past
Literacy Skills
The Teaching Field
Professional Education
Moving Internal Reform into Place
INTASC Standards
Portfolio Assessment
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