Becoming a Teacher in a Field-based Setting: An Introduction to Education and Classrooms

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Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1999 - Education - 294 pages
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Builds upon an increasingly popular trend of turning teacher-preparatory programs into more field-based operations. This text offers a traditional framework for a methods or education course, while adding the field-based component. Portfolio assessment is explained in the text, and illustrated by the various activities. This unique combination of pre-service and in-service voices is being called for throughout the discipline. While most Introduction to Education texts offer methods of teaching and various philosophies of teaching, BECOMING A TEACHER presents these and then links all the theory to actual practice. This text is praised for the participatory nature of the text through the use of activities and portfolio entries that help students reflect on their field experience.

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Reasons for Becoming a Teacher
Teaching as a Lifelong Learning Process
The Formal Steps of Learning to Teach

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Donna Wiseman is Associate Dean for Teacher Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of numerous publications in the teacher education area. Her areas of expertise include literacy education, issues in teacher education, and school/university partnerships.

Stephanie Knight is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. She holds an Endowed Chair in Urban Education and directs the Center for the Study and Implementation of Collaborative Learning Communities at Texas A&M. Her specializations include teacher-as-researcher, school/university partnerships, and classroom practices.

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