Teaching, Bearing the Torch

Teaching, Bearing the Torch

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Teachers are torchbearersa€”leaders who impart knowledge, truth, or inspiration to others. Pamela Farris, joined by Patricia Rieman in the latest edition of this exceptional foundations text, clearly demonstrates how teachers bear the torch. The authorsa€™ well-researched approach provides both positive and negative aspects of education trends. Their generous use of examples shows how teaching and schooling fit into the broader context of U.S. society and how they match up with other societies throughout the world. Farris and Riemana€™s lively writing style instills teacher education candidates with a lucid understanding of such topics as philosophy and history of education, national trends, requirements of becoming a teacher, teachersa€™ salaries, how schools are governed and funded, demographic changes and expectations for the future, differences in rural and urban schools, and use of technology. Detailed lists of a variety of websites provide additional resources. Anecdotes of professionals in the fielda€”authentic-voice narratives with frank insights into real-world teaching experiencesa€”punctuate the text. Boxed scenarios concentrate on important issues and educators, energize readersa€™ interest, and stimulate proactive thinking. Other outstanding features are the booka€™s affordability and versatility. Instructors can easily assign all or a portion of the chapters to fit course needs.The information that follows, regarding how U.S. students compare to those in other countries, was published in the Digest ofEducation Statistics, 2011 ... In mathematics literacy, U.S. 15-year-oldsa#39; average score of 487 on the 2009 PISA ( OECD 2010) was lower than the OECD ... The U.S. average science literacy score was lower than the average score in 12 of the 33 other OECD countries, higher thananbsp;...

Title:Teaching, Bearing the Torch
Author:Pamela J. Farris, Patricia L. Rieman
Publisher:Waveland Press - 2013-12-12


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