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Becoming a Teacher in a Field-Based Setting An Introduction to Education and Classrooms

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ISBN-10: 0534559182

ISBN-13: 9780534559182

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Donna L. Wiseman, Donna D. Cooner, Stephanie L. Knight

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List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
Developing a Personal View of Teaching
Impact of Personal Biography on Teaching
Childhood Experiences
Role Models
Teaching Experiences
Reasons for Becoming a Teacher
Characteristics of Good Teachers
Commitment to Students and Their Learning
Knowledge of Subjects and How to Convey Content to Students
Ability to Manage and Monitor Student Learning
Ability to Think about Teaching and Learn from Experiences
Participation in Learning Communities
Teaching as a Lifelong Learning Process
The Preservice Years
Beyond the Preservice Years
Induction
Competency Building
Enthusiasm
Frustration
Stability
Winding Down
Career Exit
The Formal Steps of Learning to Teach
Overview of Teacher Education
Linking Theory and Practice
School-University Collaboration
The University and Public School Contributions
Learning to Teach in a Field-Based Setting
Reflection in Teacher Education Programs
Importance of Developing a Personal Philosophy
Portfolio Reflections and Exhibits
InfoTrac College Edition Extension
Related Readings
References
Surveying Educational History and Philosophy
A Brief History of American Schools
The Early 1600s
Colonial Schools
Contributions of Jefferson and Franklin
The 1880s
The 1900s and the Progressive Era
The 1950s and Beyond
Philosophical Themes
Idealism
Realism
Pragmatism
Existentialism
Portfolio Reflections and Exhibits
Info Trac College Edition Extension
Related Readings
References
Understanding the Current Educational Context
Twenty Years of Educational Reform, 1980-2000
Current Educational Themes
Accountability and Testing
Standards for Teaching and Learning
Professionalization of Teaching
School Choice
Equitable Education for All Students
Success in Times of Change
Theodore Sizer: Essential Schools
Robert Slavin: Success for All
James Comer: School Power
Characteristics of Successful Programs
The Case against Change
Portfolio Reflections and Exhibits
InfoTrac College Edition Extension
Related Readings
References
Considering Legal and Ethical Issues
Governmental Authority
Federal Authority
State Authority
Local Authority
The Laws that Change Educational Contexts
Equity
English as a Second Language
New Arrivals
Religious Freedom
Special Needs Students
Teachers' Legal Rights and Responsibilities
Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech
Child Abuse
Unions and Negotiations
Students' Rights and Responsibilities
In Loco Parentis and Family Rights
Searches and Seizures
Freedom of Expression
Ethical Issues for Teachers
Portfolio Reflections and Exhibits
InfoTrac College Edition Extension
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References
Describing the Status of Contemporary Children
Families and Communities
Divorced and Single Parents
Different Family Lifestyles
Working Parents
Homelessness
Diversity in Our Schools
Cultural and Language Diversity of Students
Challenges for Teachers
Societal Changes and Challenges
Poverty
Violence
Health Care
Gender
Learning Disabilities
Resiliency of Children
Providing Equal Educational Access to Learning
Portfolio Reflections and Exhibits
InfoTrac College Edition Extension
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References
Interpreting Classroom Learning Theory
Learning as Behavior
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Observational Learning
Applying Behavioral Theory in the Classroom
Rosenshine's Direct Instruction Model
Learning as Cognition
Comparing Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches
Traditional Cognitive Theory
Cognitive Information Processing Theory
Applying Cognitive Theory in the Classroom
Learning as Constructivism
Putting It All Together: Using Behavioral, Cognitive, and Constructivist Theories
Portfolio Reflections and Exhibits
InfoTrac College Edition Extension
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References
Establishing a Successful Classroom Environment
Establishing a Personal Management Style
Factors Influencing Classroom Procedures
Home and Social Contexts
Students' Characteristics and Needs
Expectations of Teachers and Learners
The School Context
Instructional Tasks
Developing Effective Classrooms
Recognizing Effective Teaching Behaviors
Creating Positive Interpersonal Relationships
Enhancing On-Task Behavior
Organizing Students, Time, and Materials
Organizing Students
Organizing Time
Organizing Materials
Physical Arrangement
Discipline
Classroom Environments and Decision Making
Portfolio Reflections and Exhibits
InfoTrac College Edition Extension
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References
Teaching Lessons in Today's Classrooms
Approaches to Classroom Instruction
Teacher-Centered Approaches
Student-Centered Approaches
Establishing Goals for the Classroom
State and National Goals
Assessing Curriculum Needs
Creating, Selecting, and Adapting Resources
Using Technology
Creating Relevant Curriculum
Integrated Instruction
Linking Disciplines
Thematic Teaching
Teaching for Multiple Intelligences
Including Cultural Diversity
Instructional Guidelines
Lesson Planning
Evaluation and Assessment
Becoming a Reflective Teacher
Reflecting on Learning
The Dynamics of Instructional Organization
Portfolio Reflections and Exhibits
InfoTrac College Edition Extension
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References
Outlining School Contexts, Organization, and Leadership
Community Contexts
Urban Schools
Suburban Schools
Rural Schools
Organizational Contexts
Preschools
Elementary Schools
Intermediate Grades and Middle Schools
Junior High and High Schools
Leadership in Today's Schools
State Policymakers
Local Policymakers and Administrators
School Building Administration and Leadership
Teachers as Leaders
Preservice Teacher Leadership
Portfolio Reflections and Exhibits
InfoTrac College Edition Extension
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References
Collaborating with Families, Businesses, and the Community
Families as Partners in Education
Characteristics of Family Involvement
Factors that Encourage Family Involvement
Family Involvement in Elementary and Secondary Schools
Challenges of Family Involvement
Teachers' Roles
Community Involvement
Business Partners
School-to-Work Programs
Influences of Business
Interprofessional Partners
Healthy Learners
Corridor of Success
School Families
Churches and Religious Groups
Challenges of Collaboration
Portfolio Reflections and Exhibits
InfoTrac College Edition Extension
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References
Final Portfolio Reflections and Exhibits
Photo Credits
Index