Parkay (Washington State U.) and Stanford (Azusa Pacific U.) present the fifth edition of this teacher-trainee textbook, which includes new chapters on the use of educational technologies, on reflecting on the realities of teaching, and on controversial trends and issues which have stirred public opinion and drawn media attention in recent years. The new FlexChoice version is a shorter, affordable paperback text which is supplemented with additional material and activities on a companion website.
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After an initial discussion that is designed to enable readers to determine whether they are suited for a teaching career, the authors provide information that all teachers need concerning the historical, social, cultural, philosophical, political, financial, and legal dimensions of American education. Emphasizing the concepts of mentoring and teacher leadership, the authors also address such topics as classroom dynamics, online activities for facilitating professional growth, and guidelines for developing a professional portfolio. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.