· General characteristics
· The varied needs of today’s learners
· Approaches to management, teaching, and assessment
· The influences of technology, philosophy, sociology, and history on today’s teachers
The text shows the present day reality of teaching in this age of economic reform. It strives to help teachers to record their growth towards becoming a certified teacher through the Initial Development Portfolio feature. Organized into three parts, The Changing Profession, Working with Students, and Forces Shaping Educational Policies and Practices, this revised edition continues to help both undergraduate and graduate students develop a broad understanding of the complex world of education.