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21st Century schooling: A Reference Handbook offers a hundred chapters written via top specialists within the box that spotlight crucial themes, matters, questions, and debates dealing with educators this present day. This entire and authoritative two-volume paintings offers undergraduate schooling majors with perception into the wealthy array of concerns inherent in education—issues informing debates that contain all Americans.

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· offers undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference resource excellent for his or her school room study wishes, guidance for GREs, and learn into instructions to absorb pursuing a graduate measure or career

· bargains extra particular info than encyclopedia entries, yet no longer as a lot jargon, aspect, or density as magazine articles or study instruction manual chapters

· Explores academic coverage and reform, instructor schooling and certification, academic management, curriculum, and instruction

· bargains a reader-friendly universal structure: idea, tools, functions, comparability, destiny instructions, precis, References and additional Readings

21st Century schooling: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare lecturers, professors, and directors for his or her destiny careers, informing the debates and getting ready them to handle the questions and meet the demanding situations of schooling today.

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Smylie, M. , & Tozer, S. E. (1999). Preparing teachers as agents of change. In G. A. ), The education of teachers (99th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part I, pp. 29–62). Chicago: National Society for the Study of Education. , & Burbules, N. ) (2007). Information and communication technologies: Considerations for current practices of teachers and teacher educators (106th yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part II). Malden, MA: Blackwell. Smylie, M.

These mandates may also have a number of unintended consequences, including introducing new sources of stress into teachers’ relationships with students and parents and disincentives for teacher performance. The Future of Teachers’ Work There are several significant changes taking place in the contexts of teachers’ work. ” One of the most significant changes is the revolutionary development of information and communications technologies (Smolin, Lawless, & Burbules, 2007). Advances in hardware and software have dramatically increased access to information and the ability to exchange it.

They may feel a stronger desire to increase their impact on the classroom. And they may search for new challenges outside the classroom. Diversification may give way to a period of uncertainty and reassessment. This phase usually occurs mid-career, between 15 and 25 years of teaching, but it is not experienced by all teachers in the same way. For some teachers, reassessment leads to a period of conservation and complaint (Huberman, 1993). This period is characterized by growing disenchantment, increasing rigidity and dogmatism, greater precaution, resistance to innovation, and pronounced nostalgia for the past.

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