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Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional (with MyLab Education), 4th Edition

By Don Kauchak, Paul Eggen

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 5, 2010

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Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 4th Edition
By Don Kauchak, Paul Eggen


This best-selling case-based text, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, provide tomorrow's teachers with a deeper understanding of and better preparation for the teaching profession by weaving in three themes central to teaching today–professionalism, diversity, and reform. Two central questions frame the text: “Do I want to be a teacher?” and “What kind of teacher do I want to become?”.  The fourth edition has been revised to provide you with a more engaging experience as you consider if you want to be a teacher and what kind of teacher you want to become. Captivating classroom-based cases and interactive features will help you reflect on your responses to topics such as the implications of increasingly diverse classrooms, the assessment and standards-driven educational climate, and more. A revoluationary new online component, MyEducationLab, provides you with interactive self-assessments and video-based activities.   


To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780137012329. 

To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780131381278.

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