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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

The classroom teacher's concise guide to accountability issues in the era of No Child Left Behind!

Quality teaching and quality professional development in today's professional learning community require an insider's up-to-date understanding of accountability to stakeholders. The topics covered in this savvy little guide include:

  • Testing and the move to standards
  • School choice
  • Finding resources
  • Ways to communicate
  • Working with colleagues
  • Being supervised
  • The parent-teacher conference
  • The changing face of education
  • Changing ideas about the teaching process
  • Keeping up as a teaching professional
  • Vocabulary pre-test, post-test, and summary                                                                
  • Bibliography and index

 


 
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

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Politics of Teaching


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