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Becoming a Teacher

Becoming a Teacher - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205625093

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ISBN13: 978-0205625093
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Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2010
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Becoming a Teacher - 8TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205625093

Forrest W. Parkay

ISBN13: 978-0205625093
ISBN10: 0205625096
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 10
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall

Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

Becoming a Teacher,Eighth Editionprovides future teachers with a motivational and realistic look at what it means to be a teacher today. Through its inviting prose, glimpses into real classrooms, and hallmarkDear Mentorfeature,Becoming a Teacherplaces readers in the shoes of real teachers, helping them determine:is teaching for me ? Presents the Realities of Teaching Today. Take a look inside real classrooms through the following features: Dear Mentor-All new- Offers experienced teachers' advice about new teachers' commonly asked questions and concerns. New! Teaching on Your Feet- Shows how teachers make important, spontaneous decisions that can turn negative situations into positive outcomes. Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality-Nine new articles- Illustrates how chapter content applies to real classroom situations. Teachers' Voices:Walk in My Shoes-Nine new reflections- Shares real teachers' insights, challenges, and accomplishments in the classroom. Presents the Latest Trends in Technology and Teaching. Take a look at new advances in teaching technology through the following features: New! Chapter 12,Integrating Technology into Teaching- Explores how technology is transforming teaching and learning today. New! Technology in Action- Shows how teachers can use technology to enhance student learning, and gives readers opportunities to try it out themselves. Offers Innovative Learning Technology. Take control of your learning throughMyEducationLab,a research-based learning tool that brings teaching in today's classrooms to life. Through authentic in-classroom video, student artifacts, research articles and more, MyEducationLab prepares you for your teaching career. MyEducationLabfor this text includes: Chapter Study Plans- Offers quizzes to test mastery of chapter objectives. Review, Practice, and Enrichment- Provides exercises to deepen understanding of chapter content. Activities and Application- Fosters application of chapter concepts. Virtual Field Experience- Provides additional video activities for students who are unable to visit real schools.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 TEACHING: YOUR CHOSEN PROFESSION Classroom Case: The Realities if Teaching Why do I Want to Teach Teaching on Your Feet:Making a Subject Inviting to Students Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes: Noah Zeichner What Are the Benefits of Teaching? What are the Challenges of Teaching? What Will Society Expect of Me As a Teacher? Technology In Action: Wikis in 10th Grade Social Studies What is the Job Outlook for Teachers? How Will I Become a Highly Qualified Teacher? Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality: The Early Literacy Club: Building Excellence Through Collaboration, Jane Ching Fung Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

Ch. 2 TODAY'S TEACHERS Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching Who Are Today's Teachers? What Do Teachers Do in the Classroom? Teaching on Your Feet: Responding to Multiple Problems That Emerge Simultaneously What Knowledge and Skills Do Today's Teachers Need? Teacher's Voices: Research to Reality: Action and Reflection in Teaching, Jeff Huntley Technology in Action: E-Portfolios in 12th-Grade Industrial Arts To What Extent is Teaching a Full Professionm? To What Professional Associations Do Teachers Belong? How Do Teachers Help to Build Learning Communities? Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes : A Successful Novice Teacher, Erin McGee How Do Teachers Participate in Teacher Collaboration? Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

Ch. 3 TODAY'S SCHOOLS Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching What is the Role of Schools in Today's Society? Technology in Action: Video Editing in Sixth Grade How Can Schools Be Described? What Are Schools Like as Social Institutions? Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes: Gifted Teacher in Diverse Settings, Romaine Washington What are the Characteristics of Successful Schools? What Social Problems Affect Schools and Place Students at Risk? Teaching On Your Feet: "The Abolishment of "I Can't", Jennifer Michele Diaz Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality: Building Bridges Between School and Community, Kimberly Min How are Schools Addressing Societal Problems? How Can Community-Based Partnerships Help Students Learn? Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

Ch. 4 Philosophical Foundations of U.S. Education Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching Why is Philosophy Important to Teachers? What is the Nature of Philosophy? What Determines Your Educational Philosophy? Technology in Action: Web Conferencing in 11th Grade Chinese Langauge Class What are the Branches of Philosophy? Teachers' Voices: Research and Reality: Dollars and Points, Marcus Goodyear What are Five Modern Philosophical Orientations to Teaching? Teaching on Your Feet: Opening the Gates What Psychological Orientations Have Influenced Teaching Philosophies? How Can You Develop Your Educational Philosophy? Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes: Phil Kraus Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

Ch. 5 HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS OF U.S. EDUCATION Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching Why Is Educational History Important? What Were Teaching and Schools Like in the American Colonies (1620-1750)? Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes: Camille Beliveau Teaching on Your Feet: Worth the Struggle: Elizabeth Gubbins What Were the Goals of Education During the Revolutionary Period (1750-1820)? How Was the Struggle Won for State- Supported Common Schools (1820-1865)? How Did Compulsory Education Change Schools and the Teaching Profession (1865-1920)? What Were the Aims of Education During the Progressive Era (1920-1945)? Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality: Native American Teachers Need Support, Kristine Shotley How Did Education Change During the Modern Postwar Era (1945-to the Present)? Technology in Action: Screen Capture in 12th-Grade Calculus Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

Ch. 6 GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE OF U.S. SCHOOLS Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching Why Do You Need to Understand Educational Politics? How Does the Local Community Influence Schools? Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality: Thrown to the Wolves, John Flickinger Teaching in Your Feet: " The Sobbs Could Be Heard..." Betsy McIntire Technology in Action: Virtual Worlds in a Seventh-Grade Combined Classroom Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes: Gil Navarro What Powers and Influence Do States Have in Governing Schools? How do Regional Education Agencies Assist Schools? How Does the Federal Fovernment Influence Education? How Are Schools Financed in the United States? What Are some Trends in Funding For Equity and Excellence? How Will the Privatization Movement Affect Equity and Excellence in Education? Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

Ch. 7 ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN U.S. EDUCATION Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching Why Do You Need to KNow About Education and the Law? Why Do You Need a Professional Code of Ethics? Teaching On Your Feet: Some Students Deserve a Break, Julius Dichosa What Are Your Legal Rights As Teachers? Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes, Frannie Knobloch Finley What Are Your Legal Responsibilities as a Teacher? Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality: Opening the Door to Possibilities, Mary Hanson Technology in Action: Virtual Labs in Ninth-Grade Biology Classroom What Are the Legal Rights of Students and Parents? What Are Some Issues in the Legal Rights of School Districts? Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

Ch. 8 TODAY'S STUDENTS Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching How is Diversity Reflected in the Culture of the United States? Technology in Action: Using Text-to-Speech in a Third-Grade Reading Class What Does Equal Educational Opportunity Mean? Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality: Equal Educatinal Opportunity for All Students, Chrysta Bakstad What is Meant by Bilingual Education? What is Multicultural Education? Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes, Lenora Mar Teaching on Your Feet: iSi se Puede! (It Can Be Done!) Romaine Washington How Is Gender a Dimension of Multicultural Education? Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

Ch. 9 ADRESSING LEARNERS' INDIVIDUAL NEEDS Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching How Do Students' Needs Change as They Develop? Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality: Values: The Implicit Curriculum, Linda Inlay How Do Students Vary in Intelligence? How Do Students Vary in Ability and Disability? Technology in Action: Learning Management Systems in the Classroom Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes, Michael Kremer Teaching on Your Feet: Finding the Secret, Rhoda Silverberg What Are Special Education, Mainstreaming, and Inclusion? How Can You Teach All Learners in Your Inclusive Classroom? Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

Ch. 10 AUTHENTIC INSTRUCTION AND CURRICULA FOR CREATING A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching What Determines the Culture of the Classroom? How Can You Create a Positive Learning Environment? Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality: A Welcoming Tone in the Classroom, Lisa Rieger Technology in Action: Podcasting in Fifth-Grade Social Studies Teaching On Your Feet: Questions and Answers, Elmer Lee What Are the Keys to Successful Classroom Management What Teaching Methods Do Effective Teachers Use? What Is Taught in Schools? How is the School Curriculum Developed? Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes, Kristina Young Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

Ch. 11 CURRICULUM STANDARDS, ASSESSMENTS, AND STUDENT LEARNING Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching What Role Will Standards Play in Your Classroom? What is Standards-Based Education? What Controversies Surround the Effort to Raise Standards? What Methods Can You Use to Assess Student Learning? Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes, Chris Whyte Teaching on Your Feet: Teh Benefits of Peer Assessment? Leslie U. Gore Technology in Action: Fifth-Grade Social Studies Teacher Obtains Online Degree How Can You Develop High-Quality Classroom Assessments? Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality: Project-Based Learning: Building Houses, Mary Russell Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

Ch. 12 INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO TEACHING Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching How is Technology Transforming Teaching and Learning? Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality: Half of Teaching is Learning, Merry Herbert What Technologies Can Be Integrated Into Teaching? Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes, Brad Kamradt To What Degree Are Teachers Integrating Technology Into Their Teaching? What Does Research Say About Technology Integration and Student Learning? What Are the Challenges of Integrating Technology Into Teaching? Teaching On Your Feet: Releasing Unlimited Student Creativity With Limited Technology, Ted Lai Summary Professional Reflections and Activities

CH. 13 BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching Why is Your Induction Into Teaching Important? What Can You Learn from Observing in Classrooms? How Can You Gain Practical Experience for Becoming a Teacher? How Can You Develop Your Teaching Portfolio? What Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development Will You Have? Teachers' Voices: Walk in My Shoes, Cherly Bonner What New Leadership Roles for Teachers are Emerging? Teachers' Voices: Research to Reality: The Case for Teacher-Led School Improvement, LaQuanda Brown How Do Teachers Contribute to Educational Research? Technology in Action: Autograded Quizzes and Exams in Eight-Grade Social Studies How Are Teachers Providing Leadership for School Restructuring and Curriculum Reform? What Can You Expect as a Beginning Teacher? Teaching on Your Feet: " I Now Believe I can Fly!", Doug Quine How Will Your Performance as a Teacher Be Evaluated? Summary Professional Development

APPENDIX: PREPARING FOR CERTIFICATION: YOUR GUIDE TO LICENSURE GLOSSARY REFERENCES NAME INDEX SUBJECT INDEX

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