ERIC Number: ED126053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Transition to Teaching. Principles of Educational Psychology Series.
Evans, Ellis D.
This book is part of a series for teachers which consists of several short books, each devoted to an essential topic in the field of educational psychology. This volume aims to be a brief, contemporary discussion of the process of becoming a teacher. It is intended not only to be instructive but also to promote in the reader heightened introspection about teaching, teachers, and related professional concerns. The first chapter examines the meaning of teaching, with an accent upon the moral nature of the teacher-pupil relationship. There is also a brief overview of the developmental concerns of teachers. The next chapter examines the preservice stage of career teaching, giving particular attention to current employment prospects and broader values of teacher education, factors involved in choosing a teaching career, and some important tasks for enhancing one's success in beginning teaching. Chapter three discusses the culture shock of beginning teaching. It discusses the major problems and issues in beginning teaching starting with teacher selection and going through actual teaching experiences. The next chapter probes the significant issue of teacher effectiveness in the eyes of teachers, administrators, and students. The final chapter deals with the topics of professionalization of teachers, the complicated liaison between teachers and the parents of students, and the inconsistencies that can exist between an educator's rhetoric and actions. (SK)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Career Choice, Educational Psychology, Professional Recognition, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teaching Experience
Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Books
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