Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional: International Edition

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This best-selling case-based text, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, provide tomorrow's teachers with a deeper understanding of and better preparation for the teaching profession by weaving in three themes central to teaching today–professionalism, diversity, and reform. Two central questions frame the text: “Do I want to be a teacher?” and “What kind of teacher do I want to become?”.  The fourth edition has been revised to provide you with a more engaging experience as you consider if you want to be a teacher and what kind of teacher you want to become. Captivating classroom-based cases and interactive features will help you reflect on your responses to topics such as the implications of increasingly diverse classrooms, the assessment and standards-driven educational climate, and more. A revoluationary new online component, MyEducationLab, provides you with interactive self-assessments and video-based activities.    To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780137012329.  To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780131381278. Click here to learn more about MyEducationLab.

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Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, the best-selling, case-based text for beginning education students, provides a look at the real world of students, teachers, classrooms, and schools. Engage your students through authentic case studies that provide a framework for chapter discussions and relate chapter topics to the real world of teaching. The fourth edition offers a strong focus on standards, assessment, and diversity while keeping its well-known coverage of professionalism and decision making.


The fourth edition helps students to examine their beliefs, make decisions, and:

Develop as a Professional Educator:

  • This I Believe– Students are encouraged to assess their beliefs about critical issues.
  • Taking a Stand in an Era of Reform – Students learn about current reform issues and develop a stance through assignments available on this text’s online resource – MyEducationLab.
  • Decision-Making: Defining Yourself as a Professional – Students consider how to handle a teaching situation and reflect on its implications for their development as a professional educator.


Understand and Celebrate Today’s Diverse Classrooms:

  • Three Chapters on Diversity:
    • Chapter 3 Changes in American Society: Their Influences on Today’s Students
    • Chapter 4 Student Diversity: Culture, Language, and Gender
    • NEW! Chapter 5Student Diversity: Development, Ability, and Exceptionalities
  • EXPANDED! Teaching in Urban Environments – Students are introduced to the challenges and rewards of teaching in an urban setting.
  • Exploring Diversity– This feature promotes student reflection on important diversity issues and how those issues affect classrooms, and is accompanied by MyEducationLab assignments.


Understand and Learn About Current Issues in Education Today:

  • NEW!Chapter 14 Assessment, Standards, and Accountability
  • NEW! Integrated discussion of technology in every chapter– Students can now view technology as a piece of the instructional and learning process rather than a separate entity.
  • NEW! Coverage of current topics: President Obama’s plan for education, 21st century skills, merit/performance pay, cyber bullying, middle school grade dilemma, urban mayoral takeovers, technology access issues, and more!


Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice.

·  Take Practice Tests for each chapter of your text.
― Completion of each practice test generates a study plan that is unique to you.
―  The study plan links to text excerpts activities with feedback, and videos and other media that can help you master concepts covered in your text.
· Complete Assignments and Activities to apply text content to real classroom situations.
·  Authentic classroom video shows real teachers and students interacting, and helps prepare you for the classroom.
·  Explore the Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions exercises to practice and strengthen the skills that are essential to teaching.
·  Case studies offer real-life perspectives on common issues and challenges faced in the classroom.
·  Authentic student and teacher classroom artifacts provide you with the actual types of materials encountered every day by teachers.

To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780137012329. 

To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780131381278. Click here to learn more about MyEducationLab.


About the Author:

Don Kauchak has taught and worked in schools in nine different states and in higher education for 40 years. He has published in a number of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, and Educational Leadership. In addition to this text, he has co-authored or co-edited six other books on education. He has also been a principal investigator on federal and state grants examining teacher development and evaluation practices, and presents regularly at the American Educational Research Association. Don strongly believes in the contribution that public schools make to our democracy, and his two children benefited greatly from their experiences in state-supported K―12 schools and public institutions of higher education.


Paul Eggen has worked in higher education for 35 years. In addition to his duties there, he spends a great deal of time working as a consultant to public schools in his university’s service area, and he has provided support to teachers in 12 different states. Paul has also worked with teachers in international schools in 23 countries around the world, including schools in Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, Central America, South America, Europe, and Japan. He has several articles published in national journals, is the co-author or co-editor of six books in addition to this one, and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. Paul is strongly committed to public education. His wife is a middle school teacher in a public school, and his two children are graduates of public schools and state-supported universities. 

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