The Profession Of Teaching

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The Profession Of Teaching

  1. 1. The Profession of Teaching Chapter 8 American Education Joel Spring 12 th ed.
  2. 2. History <ul><li>As the goals of education change, so do the image and training of teachers. The roles of male teachers vs. female teachers in schools. The growth in urban areas and immigration. </li></ul>
  3. 3. New Training and the Role for Teachers <ul><li>Should teacher education change as the goals of schooling change? </li></ul><ul><li>Should teacher education be focused on the imperatives of the global economy? </li></ul>
  4. 4. New Training and the Role for Teachers <ul><li>Should teachers be trained to meet the special needs of children growing up in poverty, children from differing cultural backgrounds, children with special needs, and gay/lesbian students? </li></ul><ul><li>Should teacher-education programs prepare teachers for training future citizens and inculcating moral and social values? </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Global Economy <ul><li>The teacher shortage is important in the reshaping of education. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the opportunity to tighten teacher examinations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires national certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controls teacher education curricula </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Reasons for the Teacher Shortage <ul><li>Rapidly increasing student population </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for more favorable salaries in other white-collar professions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Average Salaries for White-Collar Occupations, 2000-2001 <ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-Level Accountant </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>43,250 </li></ul><ul><li>52,664 </li></ul><ul><li>71,155 </li></ul><ul><li>74,920 </li></ul><ul><li>82,712 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Average Starting Salaries for College Graduates, 2000-2001 <ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Sales/Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Math/Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>28,986 </li></ul><ul><li>37,143 </li></ul><ul><li>40,033 </li></ul><ul><li>49,548 </li></ul><ul><li>49,749 </li></ul><ul><li>74,920 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Current Issues <ul><li>Should the goals and content of teacher education be determined by the needs of the global labor market? </li></ul><ul><li>Should tests required for national licensing and certification determine the content of teacher-education programs and courses? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Current Issues <ul><li>Should career ladders for teachers be based on levels of certification? </li></ul><ul><li>Should teachers be trained to “teach to the test”? </li></ul>
  11. 11. National Licensing & Certification <ul><li>Licensing procedures will focus on the traditional examination form. </li></ul><ul><li>Certification is granted through a broad assessment of the candidate’s qualifications. </li></ul><ul><li>Know what is going to be on the statewide teachers’ assessments. </li></ul>
  12. 12. No Child Left Behind <ul><li>LaDonna & Laura did a great job of covering this subject. Thank you LaDonna and Laura </li></ul>
  13. 13. 5 Teacher characteristics <ul><li>Teachers are committed to students and their learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring students learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are members of learning communities. </li></ul>

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