Because Teaching Matters: An Introduction to the Profession by Marleen C. PugachBecause Teaching Matters: An Introduction to the Profession by Marleen C. Pugach

Because Teaching Matters: An Introduction to the Profession

byMarleen C. Pugach

Paperback | January 6, 2009

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Because Teaching Matters provides teachers with a realistic depiction of today s classrooms while highlighting the enormous impact they have on everyday lives. The second edition presents material around a framework of five professional commitments that allows them to make sense of what it means to be a teacher. A new critical-thinking framework helps them manage the content better and retain more of what they learn. Increased coverage of diversity and technology is integrated throughout the chapters. A new chapter has also been added on the history and philosophy of education. This book will help teachers make decisions and take responsibility for the consequences of those choices.
Title:Because Teaching Matters: An Introduction to the ProfessionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 10.79 × 8.48 × 0.7 inPublished:January 6, 2009Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0470408200

ISBN - 13:9780470408209

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Table of Contents

1. Teaching: A Career That Makes a Difference.

Commitment #1: Learning from Multiple Sources of Knowledge throughout Your Career.

2. Putting What You Already Know About Teaching into Perspective.

3. Learning to Teach: What Does it Mean?

4. Learning from the History and Philosophy of Education.

Commitment #2: Using the Curriculum Responsibly.

5. Deciding What to Teach.

6. More Than What is Taught: School as a Social Institution.

Commitment #3: Crossing Your Own Familiar Borders to Embrace Diversity.

7. Teaching Students Whose Race, Class Culture or Language Differs From your Own.

8. Teaching Students with Disabilities.

Commitment #4: Meeting the Needs of Individual Students in the Context of the Classroom and the School.

9. Organizing Good Classrooms and Good Schools.

10. How Governing and Financing Schools Influence Teachers' Work.

Commitment #5: Contributing Actively to The Profession.

11. Ethical and Legal Issues in the Work of Teaching.

12. Becoming a Teacher: New Visions and Next Steps.