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Education: The Practice and Profession of Teaching (5th Edition)

Education: The Practice and Profession of Teaching (5th Edition)
Author: Robert F. McNergney - Joanne M. McNergney
ISBN 13: 9780205485581
ISBN 10: 205485588
Edition: 5
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Publication Date: 2006-03-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
List Price: $114.67

With new cases in every chapter that bring readers into the real world of teaching, this widely admired text now integrates the core foundations of education with case-based analysis, practical examples of technology in the classroom, and personal encounters with diversity.

Now more than ever teachers are being held accountable for results achieved by their students; now more than ever new teachers must be true education professionals, with a wide grasp of teaching knowledge and the ability to use it to solve real problems. This exciting new edition of Education: The Practice and Profession of Teaching melds comprehensive coverage of foundations topics with practical guidance on learning and instruction, and a wealth of insights into how authentic schools, classrooms, and educational systems function.

New to this edition:

  • Case Studies now open every chapter with authentic dilemmas faced by practicing and prospective teachers.
  • Case Perspectives at the end of each chapter offer responses to those dilemmas from professional educators, as well as an opportunity for readers to craft their own responses.
  • Teachers and the Law boxes explore the legal context of teaching.
  • A new Guide to Preparing for Certification offers a brief tutorial of FAQs, test-taking tips, and sample practice test questions to help students prepare for the certification exams they will need to take.

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A text for students in education, featuring color photos and many learning aids. Coverage includes historical foundations, school governance and finance, social issues and the schools, curriculum, and education and the law. Contains chapter cases and questions, key concepts, online activities, and boxed readings on real classrooms, cultural awareness, and voices of professionals. This second edition condenses material, offers a new chapter on global education, and infuses material on multicultural education and technology throughout. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.