Summary: Using a question-and-answer format, this text presents the teacher candidate with the opportunity to confront issues dealing with foundations, educational psychology, curriculum, methodology, or family involvement in the teaching process.
Teacher candidates learn to reflect on classroom problems when they are confronted with curiosity, confusion, or uncertainty. The replies to those queries, within this text, are based on educational theory and practice th ...show moreat attempt to resolve various educational issues by indicating a variety of solution sets. Because its purpose is to stimulate reflective thought, Ask the Teacher is not for the passive reader but for one who desires a contextual intellectual discourse--a dialogue that promotes a genuinely reflective understanding of the diverse classroom in the 21st Century.
This text, which is based on a two-year pilot study and subsequent practitioners' reviews of a preliminary edition, is designed to guide the student throughout the curricula of a professional education program. Chapters relating to educational foundations, applied psychology, curriculum, methodology, technology as well as family involvement in the learning process make this text a useful, handbook for teachers in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.
For the wider audience of current inservice teachers, Ask the Teacher: A Practitioner?s Guide to Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom is like "Dear Abby" only in this case about education.