Hot-button issues for teachers : what every educator needs to know about leadership, testing, textbooks, vouchers, and more
- OCLC: 85765998
- ISBN: 1578866278 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9781578866267 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 157886626X (hardcover : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9781578866274 (pbk. : alk. paper)
xiii, 206 p. ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007.
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-206).|
|Contents:||The status of the teaching profession : where are we going? -- Decision makers who influence educational policy : who are they? -- Competition in the educational scene today : is this a new era? -- The professional preparation of teachers : what is the remedy? -- Job hunting and mobility : what should you know? -- Merit pay : has its day arrived? -- Teacher unions and collective bargaining : what are your views? -- Teaching performance and accountability : problems or opportunities? -- Mobility in the profession : politics or merit? -- Effective classroom management : can it be achieved? -- Curriculum and textbook selection : what needs to be changed? -- National standards : what are the dangers? -- Tests and other evaluation tools : are they fair? -- The grading system : how do you handle it? -- Teaching controversial issues : should they be included in the curriculum? -- Heterogeneous and homogeneous groupings : which do you prefer? -- Homework : too little or too much? -- Parent-teacher-principal relationships : can they be effective? -- The extended school year : are we ready for it? -- Separate schools for the sexes and school uniforms : are old ideas returning? -- Teacher burnout : myth or reality? -- School safety and violence : is there a solution? -- The middle school: is it effective? -- Political and social activism in the school : what are the pros and cons? -- Liberal arts and teacher preparation : friends or mortal enemies? -- Science and mathematics : where are they? -- Tips for teachers : how can you be an effective classroom teacher?.|
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|Subject:||Teachers -- United States
Effective teaching -- United States
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