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ERIC Number: ED497321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-28
Pages: 220
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6626-XISBN-978-1-5788-6626-7
Hot-Button Issues for Teachers: What Every Educator Needs to Know About Leadership, Testing, Textbooks, Vouchers, and More
Vairo, Philip D.; Marcus, Sheldon; Weiner, Max
Rowman & Littlefield Education
One of the tragedies of American education is that so many teachers do not understand or are unaware of educational issues and how they impact on their profession. There is a gap between teacher perceptions and reality and this book is a first step in closing that gap. Hot-Button Issues for Teachers is a timely, comprehensive book that addresses more than 100 educational issues that are facing schools, children, and especially teachers. These issues include: (1) Teacher Education; (2) Merit Pay; (3) Unions; (4) Classroom Management; (5) Textbook Selection; (6) Professional Relationships; and (7) School Safety. This book should be of interest to all of those in the teaching profession. The book contains four parts. Part I, The Teaching Profession Today, presents: (1) The Status of the Teaching Profession: Where Are We Going?; (2) Decision-Makers Influencing Educational Policy: Who Are They?; and (3) Competition in the Educational Scene Today: Is This A New Era? Part II, The Teacher and the Marketplace, continues with: (4) The Professional Preparation of Teachers: What Is the Remedy?; (5) Job Hunting and Mobility: What Should You Know?; (6) Merit Pay: Has Its Day Arrived?; (7) Teacher Unions and Collective Bargaining: What Are Your Views?; (8) Teaching Performance and Accountability: Problems or Opportunities?; and (9) Mobility in the Profession: Politics or Merit? Part III, Effective Learning and Teaching, continues with: (10) Effective Classroom Management: Can It Be Achieved?; (11) Curriculum and Textbook Selection: What Needs to Be Changed?; (12) National Standards: What Are the Dangers?; (13) Tests and Other Evaluation Tools: Are They Fair?; (14) The Grading System: How Do You Handle It?; (15) Teaching Controversial Issues: Should They Be Included in the Curriculum?; (16) Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Groupings: Which Do You Prefer?; (17) Homework: Too Little or Too Much?; and (18) Parent-Teacher-Principal Relationships: Can They Be Effective? Part IV, Evolving Issues, concludes with: (19) The Extended School Year: Are We Ready for It?; (20) Separate Schools for the Sexes and School Uniforms: Are Old Ideas Returning?; (21) Teacher Burnout: Myth or Reality?; (22) School Safety and Violence: Is There a Solution?; (23) The Middle School: Is it Effective?; (24) Political and Social Activism in the School: What Are the Pros and Cons?; (25) Liberal Arts and Teacher Preparation: Friends or Mortal Enemies?; (26) Science and Mathematics: Where Are They?; and (27) Tips for Teachers: How Can You Be an Effective Classroom Teacher?
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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