ERIC Number: ED358501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Becoming a Teacher: A Practical and Political School Survival Guide.
Grusko, Robin; Kramer, Judy
Describing the physical, social, psychological, and human context of middle and secondary schools, this book is designed to help new teachers negotiate the environment of the schools in which they find themselves. The book is intended for first-year or second-year teachers, education majors in their final year of preparation, "second career" teachers, and teachers returning to school after a professional hiatus. The six chapters of the book are organized according to a framework that emerged from the author/teachers' individual experiences, their dialogue with each other, and their conversations with other teachers: (1) "Beginnings" offers help to get a new teacher started with a new job in a new school; (2) "Spaces" employs an anthropological model of the school culture to help teachers get the lay of land of the physical and social surroundings; (3) "Rhythms" shows teachers how to adjust to the pace of life in the school; (4) "Systems" describes how the bureaucracy does and does not work; (5) "Kids" deals with students; and (6) "Rewards" comprises the best tips to keep the classroom alive, interesting and fun for teachers and students alike. (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Middle Schools, Organizational Communication, School Culture, Secondary Education, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching (Occupation)
ERIC/EDINFO Press, P.O. Box 5247, Dept G46, Bloomington, IN 47407 ($14.95, shipping/handling $3 plus $1 for each additional book; Indiana residents add 5% sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.