Synopses & Reviews
For Field Experience and Student Teaching courses; as a supplement in K-12 Methods courses. Written by actual student teachers about their personal experiences, the sixty-two cases in the second edition of this book bring to life the reality of teaching in a way that only first hand experience can. Brief, and presented without resolution of the case problem, they put readers into situations ranging from preschool to high school, covering myriad classroom scenarios, and occurring in rural, suburban, and urban schools. Each is accompanied by discussion questions, and they are arranged according to major topics. In addition, the authors include a section that explains the value of writing as a form of reflection and presents guidelines readers can use in writing their own case studies. Coverage includes contemporary topics such as e-mail communication, plagiarism from the Internet, standards-based teaching, and the effect of traumatic events. For professionals in the field of teaching.
Table of Contents
PART I: TO THE STUDENT.
PART II: CASES FROM THE FIELD. Challenges of Creating Classroom Communities.
Challenges of Curriculum and Instruction.
Challenges of Diversity.
Challenges of Working with Families.
Challenges of Ethical Dilemmas.
Challenges of Working with Other Professionals.
PART III: REFLECTING ON TEACHING: WRITING YOUR OWN CASE.