Learning to Teach in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience

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Susan Capel, Marilyn Leask, Tony Turner
Taylor & Francis, Jun 1, 2005 - Education - 512 pages
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This best-selling textbook offers a sound and practical introduction to the skills needed to gain Qualified Teacher Status, will help to develop the qualities that lead to good practice and a successful future in education, and covers the range of situations and potential problems faced by student and newly qualified teachers. Updates to this edition include the changes to the National Curriculum for England and Wales; and changes to the organization of, and curriculum for, early professional development.

Focusing on evidence-based practice, and full of strategies, ideas, and activities, this book covers key concepts and skills including:

  • managing classroom behaviour
  • planning lessons and schemes of work
  • assessment and recording
  • inclusion and special educational needs
  • using ICT in teaching and learning
  • getting the first teaching post.

This book is the core text for the subject-specific Learning to Teach in the Secondary School series, also published by Routledge, and is an essential buy for every student teacher. It also has a companion website.

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About the author (2005)

Susan Capel is a professor in the School of Sport and Education at Brunel University.  Marilyn Leask is head of effective practices and research dissemination at the Teacher Training Agency.  Tony Turner was senior lecturer in education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

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