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Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Don P. Kauchak, Paul D. Eggen

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 4, 2010

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Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, Fourth 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 reform —are woven through the text to give students deeper understanding of and better preparation for the teaching profession. Two central questions frame the text: “Do I want to be a teacher?” and “What kind of teacher do I want to become?” provide students a core examination of key topics. The fourth edition continues to provide a comprehensive and readable introduction to the teaching profession.


With the most comprehensive coverage of diversity in the introduction to education market, the Fourth Edition introduces a new Chapter 5 Student Diversity: Development, Ability, & Exceptionalities that explains how developmental differences affect both teachers and students. This edition now provides three diversity chapters and an Exploring Diversity feature in every chapter. Teaching in urban settings discussions in seven chapters introduces the challenges and rewards of teaching in an urban setting and are set off by a marginal icon.


Also, new Chapter 14 Assessment, Standards, and Accountability provides a comprehensive and current overview of issues surrounding these important topics.  A focus on technology integration within seven chapters provides a direct connection between the chapter content and technology.  In addition, MyEducationLab* provides opportunities for active student involvement and realistic looks at the world of teaching.




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Table of Contents

Introduction to Teaching, 4e Table of Contents



Part I               The Teaching Profession


Chapter 1        Do I Want to Be a Teacher?


Chapter 2        Developing as a Professional


Part II              Students


Chapter 3       Changes in American Society: Their Influences on Today’s Students


Chapter 4       Student Diversity: Culture, Language, and Gender


Chapter 5       Student Diversity: Development, Ability, and Exceptionalities


Part III            Foundations


Chapter 6       Education in the United States: Its Historical Roots


Chapter 7       Educational Philosophy: The Intellectual Foundations of American



Chapter 8       The Organization of American Schools


Chapter 9       Governance and Finance: Regulating and Funding Schools


Chapter 10     School Law: Ethical and Legal Influences on Teaching


Part IV            Teaching


Chapter 11     The School Curriculum in an Era of Standards and Accountability


Chapter 12     Creating Productive Learning Environments: Classroom Management


Chapter 13     Instruction in Today’s Schools


Chapter 14     Assessment, Standards, and Accountability


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$66.00 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-700183-5