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

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
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

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Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1: The Politics of Teaching

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