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Description - The American Teacher by Donald H. Parkerson

"The American Teacher" is a comprehensive education foundations text with an emphasis on the historical continuity of educational issues and their practical application in the classroom. Aspiring teachers enter the classrooms with an innate optimism, and the challenge of "The American Teacher" is to engage them and to provide meaningful direction to channel their idealism. By reconnecting individuals with their society, community, and workplace, this engaging text provides education students with a grounding in their profession and an understanding of how important social and political issues affect educational practice. Special Features Include: / "Portfolio Activities" promote reflection and journaling / "Wisdom of Teachers" sections introduce students to the advice and insights of experienced, progressive educators / "Links to the Past" provide thoughtful connections between historical teaching trends with ones used today / "Praxis Alerts" help students prepare for their licensure exams / Access to the companion website provides additional resources and further ways to engage with the material presented in the chapters:

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415963862
ISBN-10: 0415963869
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 342
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Donald H. Parkerson

East Carolina University, USA. Methodist University, USA

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