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  1. “Teachers and Teaching” • Review the profession!!!

  2. What does it mean to be a Teacher?Some very BASIC QUESTIONS • Discussion

  3. Why do people choose to teach? • Discussion

  4. Why do people leave teaching? • Discussion

  5. Who are America’s teachers today?

  6. What factors affect the teaching job market? • How do people become teachers? • How are professional programs accredited and approved? • How is teaching performance evaluated and rewarded? • What reform proposals are leading to changes in teacher education • What reforms have been initiated?

  7. What does it mean to be a Professional Teacher? • Teachers • The education training program. • “certification” or license. • Reciprocity

  8. What about private schools? • Serve students Better than Public Schools? • Yes • No • Pros & Cons

  9. Is teaching a full profession? • YES or NO. • Which one and Why?

  10. What characteristics identifies each profession? • Succinct body of knowledge • Professional training specific to that “body of knowledge” • Economic level equal to that of the ‘professional ranks’ • Social level that is considered that of a professionalWhat identifies that social standing? Other than just $$$, living conditions - neighborhoodMembership and public involvment in local politics, social groups such as local enviornmental organizations, scouting, Boys and Girls clubs, organizations, etc. • Profession has a ‘special’ training program or internship.

  11. Are teachers considered “professionals’? • Professions have certification and licenseboards who govern the admittance to their profession. • These boards also regulate, evaluate and dismiss members of their profession. • Who does this for the educators? • Who ultimately controls teacher licensing? The state legislature. • Who hires the teacher?

  12. What is teacher training? • Back to the requirements and the process! • It normally occurs in a higher education institution and after prospective teachers take a set of University or College required “basic or core” courses, they them enter their “professional program”.

  13. A sample Teacher Training program • Normally will consist of : • Meeting the college or university’s Basic Core of Courses • Special training in their field of choice. Normal concentrations are: • NOW • Elementary Education P-K-6/8 or 9 • Secondary Education 7-12 • Being involved in a practicum or “student teaching” • State licenser and certification. Licensee to teach in public schools

  14. Certification ensures – • that you have meet minimum requirements to teach in a specific area. • “Your license has listed areas of certification”!

  15. Why do people leave teaching? • Discussion

  16. Who are America’s teachers? • Identify • Gender • Age • Race

  17. Teacher Supply and Demand? • Is it real? Discussion

  18. Teacher Training Programs • How are programs accredited? • How are teachers evaluated?

  19. What are some reforms in Teacher Education? • New training • New certification alternatives • Shortage of qualified in all areas.