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With an emphasis on reflection, Field Experience, Seventh Edition, guides students through a variety of field experiences–from individual tutoring and observation to student teaching. Self-reflective exercises encourage students to acknowledge and overcome concerns, as well as develop goals and teaching principles that will guide their future classroom practice. By promoting active participation, engagement, and reflection throughout all field experiences, this text helps students better prepare to become tomorrow’s teachers.
New to this Edition:
- Coverage of action research illustrates how teachers can identify potential problems in the teaching and learning process, and identify how to make improvements.
- Six new teaching scenarios present students with problems or dilemmas they are likely to face in the classroom, and offer questions to help students determine how they would react.
- Sample log provides students with a model for documenting their field experiences.
- Updated sections on multicultural education, diversity, and current issues offer coverage of inclusion and teaching students with special-needs; accountability, curriculum standards and dealing with standardized tests; and technology in teaching.
Table of contents
PART ONE Orientation
Ch. 1 Types of Field Experience (with Aram deKoven)
Varieties of Teaching Situations
The Student Teaching Experience
Ch. 2 Concerns and Personal Goals
Ch. 3 Reflecting on Field Experiences: Fieldwork Logs
What Is Reflective Thinking and Why Is It Desirable?
When Should I Write My Logs?
What Is the Anatomy of a Log?
Criteria for Evaluating Fieldwork Logs
PART TWO What Do You Bring to the Experience?
Ch. 4 Personal Influences on a Perspective
Experience as a Learner
Favorite Subject Matter and Topics
Experience as a Teacher
Ch. 5 Contributions of Foundational Studies
Six Basic Issues of Teaching
Interrelations among the Six Issues
Ch. 6 Contributions of Methods Courses
Theory and Practice
Ch. 7 Initial Perspective
Sorting Out Ideas
Analysis of Beliefs
PART THREE What Is the Situation Where You Will Teach?
Ch. 8 The Community and the School
Ch. 9 The Classroom, Technology, and the Curriculum (with Aram deKoven)
Ch. 10 The Students (with Aram deKoven)
Students in the School
Students in the Classroom
Students at Risk
Diversity in the Classroom
Ch. 11 The Cooperating Teacher
PART FOUR What Have You Learned?
Ch. 12 The Fieldwork Portfolio (with Laurie Vasily)
The Anatomy of a Fieldwork Portfolio
Appendix A Instruments
Appendix B Sample Logs and Fieldwork Portfolios
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