Book Title: Teaching, Bearing the Torch: Introduction to Education Foundations, Third Edition
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Author: Pamela J. Farris
Teachers are torchbearers—leaders who impart knowledge, truth, or inspiration to others. Pamela Farris, joined by Patricia Rieman in the latest edition of this exceptional foundations text, clearly demonstrates how teachers bear the torch. The authors' well-researched approach provides both positive and negative aspects of education trends. Their generous use of examples shows how teaching and schooling fit into the broader context of U.S. society and how they match up with other societies throughout the world.
Farris and Rieman's lively writing style instills teacher education candidates with a lucid understanding of such topics as philosophy and history of education, national trends, requirements of becoming a teacher, teachers' salaries, how schools are governed and funded, demographic changes and expectations for the future, differences in rural and urban schools, and use of technology. Detailed lists of a variety of websites provide additional resources.
Anecdotes of professionals in the field—authentic-voice narratives with frank insights into real-world teaching experiences—punctuate the text. Boxed scenarios concentrate on important issues and educators, energize readers' interest, and stimulate proactive thinking. Other outstanding features are the book's affordability and versatility. Instructors can easily assign all or a portion of the chapters to fit course needs.
Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact publisher directly.