Affective Teacher Education: Exploring Connections Among Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions

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Patrice R. LeBlanc, Ph. P. D Gallavan
R&L Education, Feb 16, 2009 - Education - 232 pages
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Affective Teacher Education is one of the first books to provide teacher educators, classroom teachers, school administrators, and teacher candidates with research and recommendations related to affective education. All teachers want to become professional educators; they want find satisfaction and reward in their chosen careers. Likewise, all teachers want to show their students in all grade levels and in all subject areas how to acquire, apply, and appreciate appropriate dispositions or outlooks related to the course content and as a community of learners. This book guides and supports teachers to fulfill these two goals. Each chapter explores a different aspect of affective education and offers the reader useful suggestions to prompt self-assessment, professional conversations, and developmental activities. Affective Teacher Education helps teachers to visualize teaching and learning holistically, linking the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that students need to know, do, and feel, to achieve in school and become lifelong learners.
 

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Contents

1 The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning
1
I TEACHER DISPOSITIONS AND TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS
27
II TEACHERS PRACTICES AND PROFESSIONALISM
79
III QUALITY AFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES FOR PK12
115
About the Contributors
175
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Patrice R. LeBlanc is a professor at Nova Southeastern University in the Fischler School of Education teaching undergraduate teacher candidates, and she also teaches at the master's and doctoral levels. Her research interests span multiple areas, with social and emotional learning as the central focus, and she has over 100 presentations and publications. Nancy P. Gallavan is professor of teacher education at the University of Central Arkansas specializing in performance-based assessments, social studies, and multicultural education. An active member of the American Educators Research Association, the Association of Teacher Educators, the National Association of Multicultural Education, and the National Council for the Social Studies, she has authored more than 60 publications including four books with Corwin Press.

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