School: An Introduction to Education (What’s New in Education)

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Learn what it takes to be an effective professional teacher with SCHOOL: AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION, 2ND EDITION. Based on the ten standards developed by the INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium), teachers are expected to be reflective, knowledgeable, highly skilled, and creative professionals who are lifelong learners. With this book, authors Edward Ebert and Richard Culyer have developed a compelling and timely approach that gives you a thorough overview of what it means to be a successful teacher. Through first-person accounts and helpful strategies from prominent educators and in-service teachers, you'll gain insight into the realities of being a teacher in today's rapidly changing society. The result is a book that will empower you as a pre-professional and, ultimately, as an instructional leader.

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Edward S. Ebert II has worked in education for 33 years. He taught with the Texas City Independent School District for eight years. Since earning his doctorate in Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Education, he has worked extensively with college students and classroom teachers on the study of creative thinking as it applies to cognitive processing and its application to the classroom setting. He is the author of The Cognitive Spiral: Creative Thinking and Cognitive Processing, an original model of thought processing, as well as a dozen books ranging from textbooks in introduction to education and science education to teacher resource books to an examination of the institution of education. Dr. Ebert has lectured around the world and spent also spent a semester teaching science education and educational psychology at Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, P.R. China. He and his wife, Dr. Christine Ebert, collaborate on projects involving science education and creative thinking and now reside in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

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"The authors of this text have done a very thorough and thoughtful job of researching the best practices... The organization of the chapters is a particular strength, and the chapter features encourage reflectivity and immediate use of information gleaned in that chapter."

"The Case Studies and Designing a School of the Future are excellent features...The Case Studies represent all grade levels so the education student would be able to focus on the level he or she intends to teach"

"The material on curriculum is excellent. There's a depth to it and the examples are easy to understand." "I thoroughly enjoyed the section on classroom management. It's very effective. The examples are clear and give students much food for thought."

"Excellent questions and reflective exercises in the Case Studies and Designing the School of the Future."

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