(NOTE: Each chapter beings with Chapter Focus and Focus Questions and concludes with Reflection and Perspective on the Chapter, Key Terms, and Suggested Further Reading.)
I. DEVELOPING AND INTEGRATED WORLDVIEW.
1. Becoming a Teacher.
Integrating and Understanding Teaching.
First Steps Toward Integrated Knowledge About Teaching.
Five Commonplaces of Teaching.
Creating Conditions for Insight.
2. Teaching Qualities.
The Teaching Qualities.
II. LEARNING AND LEARNERS.
3. Assumptions About Learning.
Assumptions About Learning.
4. Individual Learning.
Cognitive Learning Theories.
Emotions and Learning.
Perceptual Learning Preferences.
Howard Gardner and Multiple Intelligence.
5. Social Learning.
Social-Cognitive Learning Theory.
Motivation and Learning.
Assumptions About Learners.
Issues Impacting Learners.
III. TEACHERS AND TEACHING.
7. The Teacher.
Assumptions About Teachers.
Who is a Teacher?
Attributes, Skills and Knowledge.
Philosophical Orientations to Teaching.
Assumptions About Teaching.
Power and Control in Teaching.
Understanding Teaching for Successful Learning.
Designing for Learning.
Building a Personal Philosophy of Education.
IV. SCHOOLS AND CLASSROOMS.
Administration in Schools.
Administration for Learning.
Pragmatism and Practicality in Schools.
“Organism” and “Corporation”: Two Metaphors for Schools.
The Traditional Classroom.
Grouping Students and Teachers in the Classroom.
Beyond Classroom Walls: Alternative Places for Learning.
11. Curriculum: Decisions, Development, Implementation and Assessment.
Assumptions About Curriculum.
School Curriculum in Canada.
Conceptions of Curriculum.
Innovative Expressions of Planned Curriculum.
Trends and Future Considerations in Curriculum Development Assessment, Evaluation, Measurement and Reporting.
VI. SOCIETY, CULTURE AND SCHOOLING.
12. Assumptions about Society, Culture and Schools.
Aim of Schooling;
School Responses to Social Issues.
13. The Evolution of Schooling in Canada-A Brief History.
Schooling in Canada Before Confederation.
Schooling in Canada Since Confederation.
Normal Schools in Canada.
Canadian Education During the 10th Century.
The Post-World War II Period of Schooling in Canada.
Schooling in a Historical Context.
Organization of Provincial and Local Jurisdictions.
Expressions of Schooling
14. Schooling in the Future: Adaptation and Change.
Some Assumptions About Schooling and the Future.
Schooling in the Future.