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Foundations of education : becoming a teacher /
Paul D. Travers, Ronald W. Rebore.
edition
4th ed.
imprint
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c2000.
description
ix, 422 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0205281435
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added author
imprint
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c2000.
isbn
0205281435
catalogue key
3406189
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Paul D. Travers: University of Missouri--St. Louis Ronald W. Rebore: St. Louis University
Summaries
Main Description
A 30-year veteran professor of educational foundations has once again joined forces with a professor of school administration to bring present and future teachers a book that focuses on the major themes and issues in professional education.Foundations of Education: Becoming a Teacher provides an overview of educational history, philosophy, curriculum, financial issues and political forces affecting professional education today. Focuses on what prospective teachers need to know about the context of the teacher in a public school, helping future teachers obtain a greater sense of reality about theory and practice. For present and future educational practitioners from preschool to grade 12.
Main Description
A 30-year veteran professor of educational foundations has once again joined forces with a professor of school administration to bring present and future teachers a book that focuses on the major themes and issues in professional education. Foundations of Education: Becoming a Teacher provides an overview of educational history, philosophy, curriculum, financial issues and political forces affecting professional education today. Focuses on what prospective teachers need to know about the context of the teacher in a public school, helping future teachers obtain a greater sense of reality about theory and practice. For present and future educational practitioners from preschool to grade 12.
Long Description
A 30-year veteran professor of educational foundations has once again joined forces with a former central office administrator for over 20 years and now a professor of school administration to bring future teachers a text that focuses on the major themes and issues in professional education. Foundations of Education: Becoming a Teacher provides students with an overview of educational history, philosophy, curriculum, financial issues and political forces affecting professional education today.
Main Description
A 30-year veteran professor of educational foundations has once again joined forces with a professor of school administration to bring present and future teachers a book that focuses on the major themes and issues in professional education. Foundations of Education: Becoming a Teacher provides an overview of educational history, philosophy, curriculum, financial issues and political forces affecting professional education today.Focuses on what prospective teachers need to know about the context of the teacher in a public school, helping future teachers obtain a greater sense of reality about theory and practice.For present and future educational practitioners from preschool to grade 12.
Main Description
A 30-year veteran professor of educational foundations has once again joined forces with a professor of school administration to bring present and future teachers a book that focuses on the major themes and issues in professional education.Foundations of Education: Becoming a Teacherprovides an overview of educational history, philosophy, curriculum, financial issues and political forces affecting professional education today.Focuses on what prospective teachers need to know about the context of the teacher in a public school, helping future teachers obtain a greater sense of reality about theory and practice.For present and future educational practitioners from preschool to grade 12.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Teaching as a Careerp. 1
Entering the Education Professionp. 1
The Challenge of Teachingp. 2
Teacher Attributesp. 4
Preparing for Teacher Employmentp. 6
Teacher Supply and Demandp. 9
Is Teaching a Profession?p. 12
Community Attitudes about Teachers and Teachingp. 15
Teacher Compensationp. 19
Testing Prospective Teachersp. 20
Versatility of an Education Degreep. 22
Summaryp. 24
Discussion Topicsp. 26
Notesp. 27
Recommended Readingsp. 27
American Educational Heritage: Part Onep. 29
What Does Educational History Have to Do with the Present or the Future?p. 29
The Southern Coloniesp. 30
The Middle Coloniesp. 34
The New England Coloniesp. 40
Summaryp. 45
Discussion Topicsp. 46
Notesp. 46
Recommended Readingsp. 46
American Educational Heritage: Part Twop. 48
American Education Moves toward Independencep. 48
Land Ordinancesp. 49
Alternatives to Tax-Supported Schoolsp. 49
Rise of Common Schoolsp. 50
The Morrill Actp. 52
Educational Progress: Civil War--World War IIp. 53
Educational Progress: World War II--Presentp. 55
Educational Pioneersp. 63
Summaryp. 68
Discussion Topicsp. 68
Notesp. 69
Recommended Readingsp. 69
Developing an Educational Viewpointp. 71
Can Future Teachers Possess an Educational Philosophy?p. 71
Major Educational Philosophiesp. 72
Minor Educational Philosophiesp. 75
Developing an Initial Educational Statementp. 79
Value of a Philosophy of Educationp. 87
Summaryp. 90
Discussion Topicsp. 90
Notesp. 90
Recommended Readingsp. 91
School Organization and Curriculump. 92
Curriculum Is Educational Philosophy in Actionp. 92
Some National Influences on the Curriculump. 93
Some State Influences on the Curriculump. 96
Historic Development of Curriculump. 99
Compulsory Educationp. 106
Curriculum Theory and Practicep. 109
The Computer and the Curriculump. 117
Summaryp. 121
Discussion Topicsp. 123
Notesp. 123
Recommended Readingsp. 124
Teacher Activism: The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIOp. 126
Why Should I Join a Teachers' Association or Union?p. 126
Background of the National Education Associationp. 128
Background of the American Federation of Teachersp. 132
Benefits of Membershipp. 135
Comparisons: NEA and AFT (AFL-CIO)p. 136
Merger Discussionsp. 148
Summaryp. 150
Discussion Topicsp. 151
Notesp. 152
Recommended Readingsp. 152
Academic Freedom and the Public Schoolp. 153
What Does Academic Freedom Mean in the Public School?p. 153
Book Censorshipp. 155
School Policy on Censorshipp. 160
Creationism and the Theory of Evolutionp. 161
Family Life and Sex Educationp. 163
Hatch or Grassley Amendmentp. 168
Students as First-Class Citizensp. 170
Positions on Academic Freedomp. 175
Summaryp. 176
Discussion Topicsp. 177
Notesp. 177
Recommended Readingsp. 178
Church and State in Public Educationp. 180
The Public School Is a Pluralistic Institutionp. 180
Curriculump. 180
Representative Supreme Court Decisions Affecting the Curriculump. 184
Aid to Nonpublic Schoolsp. 191
Major Arguments for and against Aid to Nonpublic Schoolsp. 201
Summaryp. 203
Discussion Topicsp. 204
Notesp. 204
Recommended Readingsp. 204
Selected Social Forces and Public Educationp. 206
Do Social Issues outside the School Affect My Classroom?p. 206
Racial Desegregation in Public Educationp. 207
Multiethnic Educationp. 217
Youth Suicidep. 219
Alcohol and Young Peoplep. 220
Child Abuse and Neglectp. 221
Violence and the Schoolp. 223
Summaryp. 224
Discussion Topicsp. 225
Notesp. 225
Recommended Readingsp. 226
Policy Development in Public Educationp. 228
Who Are the Policy Makers?p. 228
Role of the Federal Government in Setting Educational Policyp. 230
Role of the State Government in Setting Educational Policyp. 232
Role of the Local Board of Education in Setting Educational Policyp. 234
School Board Policy Developmentp. 235
School Board Procedures and Operationsp. 237
Board-Staff Relationsp. 241
Summaryp. 241
Discussion Topicsp. 243
Notesp. 243
Recommended Readingsp. 244
Administration of Local Public Schoolsp. 245
What Do Those Administrators Really Do?p. 245
The Nature of Public School Districtsp. 246
The Nature of Public School Managementp. 247
The Organization of the Central Officep. 249
Individual School Building Organizationp. 253
Summaryp. 257
Discussion Topicsp. 259
Notesp. 259
Recommended Readingsp. 259
The Financing of Public Educationp. 260
Where Does the Money Come From?p. 260
Local and State Financing of Public Educationp. 261
State Grants-in-Aidp. 265
Role of the Federal Government in Financing Public Educationp. 268
School District Financial Managementp. 272
Summaryp. 281
Discussion Topicsp. 283
Notesp. 283
Recommended Readingsp. 283
Selection, Placement, and Inductionp. 284
Finding That First Teaching Positionp. 284
Selectionp. 285
Aspects of the Selection Processp. 286
The Employment Application Formp. 292
Placementp. 293
Inductionp. 295
Summaryp. 300
Discussion Topicsp. 302
Notesp. 303
Recommended Readingsp. 303
Compensation, Performance Evaluation, and Staff Developmentp. 305
Losing Your Jobp. 305
Compensationp. 306
Performance Evaluationp. 319
Staff Developmentp. 325
Summaryp. 332
Discussion Topicsp. 334
Notesp. 335
Recommended Readingsp. 335
The Legal Liability of Teachersp. 337
Could I Be Sued?p. 337
The American Judicial Systemp. 338
Torts and Teachersp. 341
The Role of the Attorney in Tort Litigationp. 346
Anatomy of a Lawsuitp. 346
Summaryp. 347
Discussion Topicsp. 350
Notesp. 350
Recommended Readingsp. 350
Equal Employment Opportunity and Public Educationp. 352
Do School Districts Hire the Best Candidates?p. 352
Affirmative Actionp. 353
Filing a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionp. 360
Civil Rights Act (1991)p. 361
Equality for Persons with Disabilitiesp. 362
Equality for Womenp. 364
Equality by Agep. 367
AIDS and Discriminationp. 369
Summaryp. 371
Discussion Topicsp. 373
Notesp. 373
Recommended Readingsp. 374
Educational Philosophy Self-Testp. 375
Part One: Religion in the Public Schools: A Joint Statement of Current Law, April 1995p. 379
Part Two: Religious Expression in Public Schools: A Statement of Principles, June 1998p. 385
Selection Criteriap. 393
Interviewing Questionsp. 396
Teacher's Application, Goodville School Districtp. 398
Teacher Evaluation Reportp. 401
Indicators for the Teacher Evaluation Instrumentp. 406
Needs-Assessment Surveyp. 413
Indexp. 417
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