Those Who Can Teach with Upgrade CD-ROM, Ninth Edition
Edition: 9th 2000
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Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Contents I. Schools 1. Why Teach? Examining Your Motives for Teaching The Rewards of Teaching Policy Matters! Those Who Teach Know Policy Matters Sources of Useful Experience Case Studies in the Motivation to Teach Some Concluding Thoughts 2. What Can the New Teacher Expect? The School Milieu: The Shock of the Familiar Administrators: Mixed Bag and Many Hats Peers: A Mixed Blessing Instruction: So Much to Learn Students: Friends or Fiends? Parents: Natural Allies with Different Agendas Surviving the First Year of Teaching Policy Matters! Teacher Induction Programs 3. What Is a School and What Is It For? Education and Schooling Discovering the Purposes of School Models of Schools Schools as Cultures Policy Matters! School Uniforms Schools as Transmitters or Re-Creators of Culture What Do Studies Reveal About the Nature of Schools? What Is a Good School? The Unfinished Work of the Schools II. Students 4. Who Are Today''s Students in a Diverse Society? Student Diversity Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity Diverse Needs Diverse Abilities The School''s Response to Diversity Policy Matters! The Battle over Bilingual Education The Teacher''s Response to Diversity A Final Word 5. What Social Problems and Tension Points Affect Today''s Students? Social Problems Affecting Students Tension Points in American Education Policy Matters! Single-Sex Education in Public Schools A Final Word III. Teachers 6. What Makes a Teacher Effective? What Attitudes Does the Effective Teacher Possess? What Subject-Matter Knowledge Does the Effective Teacher Need? What Theoretical Knowledge Does the Effective Teacher Need? Policy Matters! Raising Standards for Teachers What Teaching Skills Are Required of an Effective Teacher? A Final Word 7. What Should Teachers Know About Technology and Its Impact on Schools? A Brief Look at Education''s Technological Past How Are Schools Being Pressured to Change? How Are Technologies Affecting Student Learning? How Are Technologies Affecting Teaching? How Are Computer Technologies Organized for Student Use? What Are the Key Issues in Educational Technology? Policy Matters! Acceptable-Use Policies: Censorship or Good Sense? A Final Word 8. What Is Taught? Where Does the Existing Curriculum Come From? What Is the Present Curriculum? Policy Matters! Teaching by Script or Improvisation? Assessing Student Academic Performance Additional Influences on Curriculum Is the Existing Curriculum Relevant to Today''s Society? IV. Foundations 9. How Are Schools Governed, Influenced, and Financed? Who Legally Governs Public Education? Policy Matters! Who Should Be Accountable for Getting Results? Who Influences American Public Education? How Are Schools Financed? 10. What Are the Philosophical Foundations of American Education? What Is Philosophy? The Terrain of Philosophy Schools of Educational Philosophy The Influence of Psychological Theories Policy Matters! Standards: High Academic Achievement or Test-Driven Classrooms? Your Philosophy of Education A Final Word 11. What Is the History of American Education? Themes in American Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Private Education Education of Minorities Policy Matters! Busing as a Tool for Desegregating the Schools: Is That the Issue? A Final Word 12. What Are the Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Teachers? The Ethics of Teaching The Teacher and the Law Policy Matters! School Censorship Lifestyle and the Teacher Students and the Law A Final Word 13. How Should Education Be Reformed? What Ought to Be the Elements of Educational Reform? Policy Matters! Class Size: Is Less Always Better? Current Reform Initiatives School Reform and the Teacher: Concluding Thoughts V. The Teaching Profession 14. What Are Your Job Options in Education? Will There Be Job Openings in Education? How Do You Obtain a Teaching Position? How Do You Become Licensed? Policy Matters! Preparing Teachers: High Standards, Large Numbers, or Both? If You Don''t Teach, What Then? A Final Word 15. What Does It Mean to Be a Professional? The Upward Road to Professionalism The Status of Teaching: A Profession or Not? Policy Matters! A Two-Tiered Profession? Professional Associations Your Own Professional Development