Table of contents for Becoming a teacher / Forrest W. Parkay, Beverly Hardcastle Stanford.

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PART 1: THE TEACHING PROFESSION
CHAPTER 1
TEACHING: YOUR CHOSEN PROFESSION 
			 
Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching
Focus Questions
Why Do I Want to Teach?
Desire to Work with Children and Young People
 	A Passion for Teaching
A Passion for the Subject 
A Passion for the Teaching Life 
A Passion for the Teaching-Learning Process 
TEACHING ON YOUR FEET: Making a Subject ¿Inviting¿ to Students 
Influence of Teachers
Desire to Serve
TEACHERS¿ VOICES: Walk in My Shoes, Noah Zeichner
What Are The Benefits of Teaching?
Salaries and Benefits 
 	Job Security and Job Outlook 
What Are the Challenges of Teaching?
Long Working Hours 
"High-Stakes" Testing and Increased Accountability 
Today¿s Tech-Savvy Students 
TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION
What Will Society Expect of Me as a Teacher?
 	The Public Trust
Teacher Competency and Effectiveness
Teacher Accountability
What Is the Job Outlook for Teachers?
Demand for Teachers of Color 
 	Demand for Teachers with Disabilities 
Demand for Teachers by Geographic Region and Specialty Area
How Will I Become a Highly Qualified Teacher?
Professional Standards
TEACHERS¿ VOICES: Research to Reality
The Early Literacy Club: Building Excellence Through Collaboration, 
Jane Ching Fung
Certification
The Praxis Series
 	State Licensure Certification Requirements
 	Alternative Certification
Summary
Professional Reflections and Activities 
Teacher¿s Journal
Teacher¿s Research 
Observations and Interviews
Professional Portfolio
CHAPTER 2
TODAY¿S TEACHERS
Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching
Focus Questions
Who Are Today¿s Teachers?
Schools and Grade-Level Designations 
 		Pre-K Teachers 
Elementary Teachers
Middle School Teachers 
High School Teachers 
Teachers in Non-traditional School Settings
Private School Teachers 
Charter School Teachers 
Alternative School Teachers 
Magnet School Teachers 
Teachers in Specialized Areas 
 		Art Teachers 
Music Teachers 
Vocational Education Teachers 
Physical Education Teachers 
Special Education Teachers 
Teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) 
What Do Teachers Do In the Classroom?
Teacher as A Role Model for Students
Teacher as a Spontaneous Problem Solver
TEACHING ON YOUR FEET: Handling Multiple Challenges in Close Proximity
Teacher as a Reflective Thinker 
TEACHERS¿ VOICES: Research to Reality, Jeff Huntley
What Knowledge and Skills Do Today¿s Teachers Need?
Self-Knowledge
Knowledge of Students
 Knowledge of Subject	
Knowledge of How to Use Educational Theory and Research
Knowledge of How to Integrate Technology Into Teaching
TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION
Reflection and Problem Solving
To What Extent is Teaching a Full Profession?
Institutional Monopoly of Services
Teacher Autonomy
Years of Education and Training
Provision of Essential Service
Degree of Self-Governance
Professional Associations
Professional Knowledge and Skills
Level of Public Trust
Prestige, Benefits, and Pay
To What Professional Associations Do Teachers Belong?
The National Education Association
 	The American Federation of Teachers
The NEAFT Partnership
Other Professional Organizations
How Do Teachers Help to Build Learning Communities?
TEACHERS¿ VOICES: WALK IN MY SHOES: A Successful Novice Teacher, 
Erin McGee
Relationships with Students
Relationships with Colleagues and Staff
Relationships with Administrators
Relationships with Parents
Community Relations
How Do Teachers Participate in Teacher Collaboration?
Peer Coaching
Staff Development
Team Teaching
Co-Teaching
Summary
Appendix 2.1: Sampler of Professional Organizations for Teachers
Professional Reflections and Activities 
Teacher¿s Journal
Teacher¿s Research 
Observations and Interviews
Professional Portfolio
CHAPTER 3
TODAY¿S SCHOOLS
Classroom Case: The Realities of Teaching
Focus Questions
What Is the Role of Schools in Today¿s Society?
Schools and Prosocial Values
Schools and Socialization of the Young
Schools and Social Change
How Can Schools Be Described?
Metaphors for Schools
Schools and Social Class
Four Types of Schools 
What Are Schools Like as Social Institutions?
The School as a Reflection of Society
Rural School Settings 
 		Urban and Suburban School Environments 
TEACHERS¿ VOICES: WALK IN MY SHOES, Gifted Veteran in Varied Settings
Romaine Washington
The Culture of the School
The Physical Environment 
Formal Practices of Schools 
School Traditions 
The Culture of the Classroom
What Are the Characteristics of Successful Schools?
Measures of Success
Research on School Effectiveness
What Social Problems Affect Schools and Place Students at Risk?
Identifying Students at Risk
TEACHING ON YOUR FEET: ¿The Abolishment of ¿I Can¿t,¿ ¿ Jennifer Michele Diaz
Children and Poverty
Family Stress
TEACHERS¿ VOICES: Research to Reality, Kimberly Min
Substance Abuse
Violence and Crime
Bullying 
 		Cyberbullying
Teen Pregnancy
Suicide among Children and Youths
How Are Schools Addressing Societal Problems?
Peer Counseling and Peer Mediation
Full-Service Community Schools
School-Based Interprofessional Case Management
Compensatory Education
 	Alternative Schools and Curricula
Out-of-School Time (OST) Activities 
Alternative Curricula 
How Can Community-Based Partnerships Help Students Learn?
The Community as a Resource for Schools
Civic Organizations 
Volunteer Mentor Programs 
Corporate-Education Partnerships 
Schools as Resources for Communities
 		Beyond the School Day 
Social Services 
Summary
Professional Reflections and Activities
		Teacher¿s Journal
		Teacher¿s Research
		Observations and Interviews
 	Professional Portfolio
PART 2: FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING
PART 3: THE ART OF TEACHING
PART 4: YOUR TEACHING FUTURE

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Teaching -- Vocational guidance.
Education -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Teachers -- United States -- Attitudes.
Teaching -- Computer network resources.