Introduction to Teaching, third edition, introduces beginning education students to the real world of teaching, providing education students with an honest look at the students, classrooms, and schools they’ll encounter. Three themes central to teaching today-- professionalism, diversity, and decision-making-- are woven through the text to give students deeper understanding of the teaching profession and to better prepare them for that profession. Two questions frame the text, “Do I want to be a teacher?” and “What kind of teacher do I want to become?”. Case studies at the beginnings of chapters provide a frame of reference for understanding chapter content while numerous teaching vignettes throughout the chapters provide vivid examples that increase reader understanding and interest.
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Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional
Donald Kauchak and Paul Eggen
Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, the best-selling, case-based text for beginning education students, provides a look at the real world of students, teachers, classrooms, and schools. Authentic case studies provide a framework for chapter discussions and show how chapter topics relate to the real world of teaching. New guided learning features maximize your learning and exploration of teaching.
Three themes throughout this text–Professionalism, Diversity, and Reform–will help you decide if teaching is the right career for you as you learn about students in our ever-changing diverse society, read how reform impacts education, and acquire professional knowledge.
This third edition invites you to:
Become a professional
NEW!Learn how to create productive learning environments — Chapter 11 introduces you to the world of well-managed classrooms and their importance, and offers strategies for involving parents in their child’s education.
NEW! Professional Knowledge: Test Yourself! — Test your knowledge before reading the chapter by taking an interactive survey. Specific feedback is provided throughout every chapter.
Preparing for Your Licensure Exam — This case-based feature prepares you to successfully pass the Praxis II exam as well as your individual state licensure exam.
¨ The text’s companion website(http://www.prenhall.com/kauchak) enables future educators in California, Florida, and Texas to explore state-specific educational content and standards, and apply text content through state-specific activities.
NEW! Becoming a Professional DVD and feature
¨ In Today’s Classroom— Observe teachers and students in their classrooms through videos of classroom-based chapter content. (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, and 13)
¨ ABC News VideoandVideo Perspective — Videos bring to life current and controversial educational issues discussed throughout the text. Answer questions and apply your responses to your professional philosophy or engage in group discussion. (Chapters 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, and 11)
Decision-Making: Defining Yourself as a Professional— This end-of-chapter feature allows you to decide how to handle a situation related to each chapter’s content and consider its implications for your development as a professional educator.Learn about today’s diverse students
NEW! Teaching in Urban Settings — Learn about the challenges and rewards of teaching in an urban setting and how effective teachers adapt their teaching to meet the needs of students in urban areas. Icons identify these discussions.
Exploring Diversity — This feature examines diversity issues in today’s classrooms in more depth, considers their important educational implications, and applies diversity issues to your own teaching philosophy.
Understand how reform impacts schools today and tomorrow
Teaching in an Era of Reform— Read about current reform issues supported by chapter content. You Take a Position questions guide your response through active reflection.About the Author:
Don Kauchak has taught and worked in schools in nine different states and in higher education for 40 years. He has published in a number of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, and Educational Leadership. In addition to this text, he has co-authored or co-edited six other books on education. He has also been a principal investigator on federal and state grants examining teacher development and evaluation practices, and presents regularly at the American Educational Research Association. Don strongly believes in the contribution that public schools make to our democracy, and his two children benefited greatly from their experiences in state-supported K-12 schools and public institutions of higher education. Paul Eggen has worked in higher education for 35 years. In addition to his duties there, he spends a great deal of time working as a consultant to public schools in his university's service area, and he has provided support to teachers in 12 different states. Paul has also worked with teachers in international schools in 23 countries around the world, including schools in Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, Central America, South America, Europe, and Japan. He has several articles published in national journals, is the co-author or co-editor of six books in addition to this one, and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. Paul is strongly committed to public education. His wife is a middle school teacher in a public school, and his two children are graduates of public schools and state-supported universities.
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