Social Foundationsfor Becoming a Teacher fosters awareness of social trends, issues, and forces that influence teachers in today's high-stakes environment of education. Based on the successful introductory text Becoming a Teacher, this breakout text focuses on the sociological issues related to schools, communities, and teaching. Ideal for use in any pre-professional teaching course, Social Foundationsfor Becoming a Teacher offers a practical, readable overview of such topics as teachers' working conditions, school culture, diversity, and ethnicity, and social realities in American schools.
1. SOCIETAL INFLUENCES ON EDUCATION 2. TEACHERS' WORKING CONDITIONS 3. HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN THE U.S. 4. DIVERSITY IN U.S.EDUCATION 5. SOCIAL REALITIES AND TODAY'S SCHOOLS 6. TEACHER LEADERS AND THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF TEACHING Glossary References