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So You Want to Be a Teacher?

ISBN-10: 081084219X

ISBN-13: 9780810842199

Edition: 2002

Authors: Mary C. Clement

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This volume outlines why people become teachers and helps readers reflect upon their own history with teachers before making a commitment to a teacher-education programme. The pros and cons of the profession are also discussed.
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Mary C. Clement has been researching the hiring of new teachers for over twenty years, and received the 2013 Star Award from the American Association for Employment in Education for her writing in the field of k-12 teacher hiring. A professor of teacher education at Berry College, north of Atlanta, GA, she also directs the college's Center for Teaching Excellence. Clement's other books include The Definitive Guide to Getting a Teaching Job, Get a Teaching Job NOW, First Time in the High School Classroom, and The Induction Connection. Her articles have appeared in the Kappan, Principal, Principal Leadership, the American School Board Journal, the Clearinghouse, and Kappa Delta Pi's Record. She has presented at ASCD, NAESP, Phi Delta Kappa, and Kappa Delta Pi conferences, as well as internationally in China and Namibia. She was the 2012-2014 international president of Kappa Delta Pi. Clement received her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and taught high school Spanish and French before her career in higher education.

Introduction
Why People Choose Teaching
How Do I Become a Teacher?
What Do I Have to Learn to Be a Teacher?
Today's Students and Their Diversity
What Teachers Do
The Purpose of Schools, Their Role in the Community, and How They Are Run
The Professional Life of the Teacher
Your Job Search
Succeeding the First Year
Advice from Other Teachers
Teacher Certification Offices
Bibliography
Index
About the Author