Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools by Val BrooksPreparing to Teach in Secondary Schools by Val Brooks

Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools

byVal Brooks, Ian Abbott, Liz Bills

Paperback | December 1, 2007

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Review of the first edition:

"An excellent introduction to all of the core professional issues that trainee teachers need to address during their training… a first port of call for all student teachers keen to understand the challenges involved in becoming a professional teacher in today's schools."
Professor John Furlong, Director, Department of Educational Studies, Oxford University, UK.

The new edition of this bestseller is the definitive guide for all trainee secondary school and newly qualified teachers. Using practical examples, it covers the range of core professional skills and concepts that all student teachers need to acquire, irrespective of their subject specialism or training route.

Updated and revised throughout to take into account recent developments in teaching, the second edition covers topics such as Every Child Matters, Special Educational Needs, and ICT in the classroom, making it suitable for use by newly qualified teachers to support their early professional development.

Informative, accessible and engaging, the book offers students:

Use of examples and illustrations to make abstract or unfamiliar ideas concrete and meaningful
An interactive approach whereby readers are invited to engage with the text and respond to it through a set of objectives, to be achieved by the end of the chapter
Thought-provoking research to alert readers to fresh thinking and initiatives, which are at the cutting-edge of developments in the field
Self-contained tasks to enable readers to complete them there and then

Val Brooks is an associate professor in the Institute of Education at Warwick University, UK, where she has been involved with three programmes of secondary initial teacher training: PGCE, Flexible Postgraduate Initial Teacher Training and the Graduate Teacher Programme. Liz Bills is a lecturer at Oxford University, UK. She tea...
Title:Preparing to Teach in Secondary SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.5 × 6.8 × 0.94 inPublished:December 1, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335225349

ISBN - 13:9780335225347

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Table of Contents


Becoming a Teacher

1. Learning to teach and learning about teaching
Val Brooks

2. The professional framework and professional values and practice
Susan Orlik

3. Key issues, opportunities and challenges for new teachers
Emma Westcott and Alma Harris


Core Professional Competences

4. Understanding how pupils learn: Theories of learning and intelligence
Daniel Muijs

5. Planning for learning
Paul Elliott

6. Using differentiation to support learning
Liz Bills and Val Brooks

7. Working with parents and other adults
Liz Bills

8. Communication in the classroom
Paul Elliott

9. Using assessment for formative purposes
Val Brooks

10. Using assessment data to support pupil achievement
Chris Husbands

11. Positive approaches to supporting pupil behaviour
Jo Crozier

12. Using ICT to support learning
Mick Hammond


Secondary Schools and the Curriculum

13. What should we teach? Understanding the secondary curriculum
Chris Husbands

14. Spiritual, moral and cultural development
Judith Everington

15. Raising standards: the Secondary National Strategy
Alan Howe

16. Literacy across the curriculum
John Gordon

17. Numeracy across the curriculum
Chris Bills and Liz Bills

18. Citizenship
Alison Kitson and Terry Haydn

19. 14–19 Curriculum Reform
Ian Abbott and Prue Huddleston


Making Schooling Work for All: Every Child Matters and the Inclusion Agenda

20. Does every child matter? Education, social care and the new agenda for children’s services
Chris Husbands

21. Special Educational Needs and inclusive schooling
Dimitra Hartas

22. Schooling, ethnicity and English as an additional language
Sandra Howard

23. Schooling and gender
Kate Shilvock

24. Pastoral care and the role of the tutor
Peter Lang

25. Personal, Social and Health Education
Peter Lang and Chris Husbands

26. Government Policy
Ian Abbott