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Introduction to Education Choosing Your Teaching Path

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ISBN-10: 0131192523

ISBN-13: 9780131192522

Edition: 2009

Authors: Sara Davis Powell

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List price: $109.33
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Kathryn Kalinak is Professor of English and Film Studies at Rhode Island College and author of Settling the Score: Music and the Classical Hollywood Film.

(Note: Each chapter contains the following features: Concluding Thoughts, What Role Will Diversity Play in My Teaching Identity?, Chapter in Review, and Professional Practice)
Teachers, Schools, and Students
Teachers Who Teaches in the United States and Why?
What Are the Roles of Teachers?
How Do We Prepare to Teach?
What Is Teacher Professionalism?
What Are the Characteristics of Effective Teachers?
What's It Like to Teach at Various Grade Levels?
Schools What Is the Culture of a School?
How Do the Venues of Schools Differ?
What Is School Like at Different Levels?
What Are the Three Principle Settings of Public Schools?
What Is an Effective School?
Students How Are We Similar?
How Are Gender Differences Manifested?
How Does Cultural Diversity Impact Us?
How Is Language Diversity Manifested in U.S. Schools?
What Impact Does Diversity in Family Structure Have on Students?
How Does Diversity of Socioeconomic Status Affect Students?
How Are Differences in Intellectual Ability Manifested in Schools?
Who Are Students with Exceptionalities, and How Do We Serve Them?
Meet the Students
The Work of Teachers
Curriculum and Instruction What Is the Relationship Between the Learning Process and the Brain?
What Curriculum Do We Teach in U.S. Schools?
How Is Instruction Implemented in U.S. Schools?
Are We All Teachers of Reading and Writing?
How Do Teachers Match Instruction to School Levels?
Assessment and Accountability What Is Backward Design?
What Is Involved in Classroom Assessment?
How Do Teachers Evaluate Student Learning and Assign Grades?
What Are Standardized Tests and How Are Their Results Used?
Who Is Accountable for Student Learning?
What Are Some of the Challenges of Accountability?
Technology in U.S. Schools What Guides the Use of Technology in U.S. Schools?
What Technological Tools Are Available to Enhance Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment?
Does Technology Make a Difference in Student Learning?
How Do Teachers Use Technology in Their Classrooms?
What Issues Surround and Affect the Use of Technology in Schools?
What Does the Future Hold for Technology in Schools?
Creating and Maintaining a Positive and Productive Learning Environment How Do Teachers Create a Positive Learning Environment?