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What Every Teacher Should Know About the Profession and Politics of Teaching
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What Every Teacher Should Know About the Profession and Politics of Teaching



October 2003 | 96 pages | Corwin
Topics included in this book cover, accountability, school choice, quality teaching, and standards, as well as the teacher's role as a member of the professional learning community that includes parents, mentor teachers, colleagues, administrators, and teacher organizations. An in-depth chapter covers parent-teacher communications and planning for parent-teacher conferences. The book also includes resources on legislation; utilizing school, community, state, and national resources; common mistakes teachers make and how to avoid them; a chart of essential information for teacher success; and more.
 
About the Author
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
Vocabulary Pre-Test
 
1. The Politics of Teaching
Accountability and Testing

 
Flexible Use of Federal Resources

 
School Choice

 
Quality Teachers and Quality Teaching

 
 
2. Being Part of a Learning Community
The Big Machine Approach

 
Accountability to the Larger System

 
Finding Resources

 
Working With Colleagues

 
Being Supervised

 
Quality Professional Development

 
 
3. Working With Parents
Begin at the Beginning

 
Ways to Communicate

 
The Parent-Teacher Conference

 
What If?

 
 
4. What Does the Future Hold?
The Changing Face of Education

 
The Move to Standards

 
Changing Ideas About the Teaching Process

 
The Teacher as a Professional: Why It Matters

 
How Can You Keep Up?

 
 
Vocabulary Summary
 
Vocabulary Post-Test
 
References
 
Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Politics of Teaching


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