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Becoming a Teacher (9TH ed.)

Becoming a Teacher (9TH ed.)
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Becoming a Teacher (9TH ed.)


Contributor(s): Parkay, Forrest W (Author)


ISBN: 0132626144 EAN: 9780132626149


Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: January 16, 2012


With a bright and engaging writing style that enlists the voices from experts as well as novices, "Becoming a Teacher "explores what it means to be a professional teacher in today's climate of accountability, high-stakes testing, and changing legislation. The fully revised 9th edition embraces and articulates the changing field of education, outlining ways to be an agent of change in the profession, pinpointing meaningful uses of technology in education, clarifying realities of diversity in the classroom, and clearly outlining past, present, and future thoughts on curriculum, instruction, management, philosophy, and issues in education. This down-to-earth and straightforward approach provides students with the tools and information necessary to answer the questions, "What does it take to become a high quality teacher?" and "Do I want to teach?" Along the way, the author provides practical perspectives for meeting the challenges of teaching. Organized into four parts, the book addresses both functional and foundational topics to give readers a well-rounded view of the teaching profession.


- Education | Teaching Methods & Materials | General
- Education | Professional Development
LC Subjects:
-Teaching -Vocational guidance
-Education -Study and teaching


Features: Bibliography, Index
Physical Info: 560 pages



Review Quotes:
Many of our teacher-candidates use this text to study for their state teacher competency tests and have found it helpful. It covers actual teaching situations as well as introductory elements for students interested in becoming teachers. Of all the textbooks I have reviewed for this class, I find this book to be the most "real" when it comes to what is happening in American education. I think coverage diversity in this test is better, more detailed, and covers more than just race and ethnicity."Barbara Taylor, Western New Mexico University "I found the text to be an enjoyable read, a comment that I don't ever recall making about any textbook, and I would recommend it to fellow instructors as well as new teachers. "Tami Baker, East Tennessee State University "This text is written with the student in mind, readable, informative, current, it provides a great overview and introduction to the classroom. It allows our students to begin looking at the classroom of today through the eyes of a

Contributor Bio: Parkay, Forrest W
Forrest W. Parkay and Beverly Hardcastle Stanford
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