From lesson planning to instructional practice to classroom management, teachers must make choices constantly throughout their day. Sometimes these decisions are easy, but there are some decisions that are very difficult. As in other professions, challenging choices arise in education which could be detrimental to one's teaching career. Therefore, thoughtful decision making must be part of every educator's daily experience-yet how can current and future teachers be equipped to make the best decisions in their fast-paced profession?
In Tough Choices for Teachers: Ethical Case Studies from Today's Schools and Classrooms, Robert Infantino and Rebecca Wilke help teachers and those working with educators to acquire practical skills to enhance their ethical decision-making processes. By utilizing case studies based on real scenarios the authors have encountered, readers will be able to work through numerous ethical dilemmas that will assist them in honing their approaches to current educational challenges.
Who can benefit from reading Tough Choices for Teachers?
Teachers-Preservice, New, and Experienced
Professional Development Providers
Professors of Education
Student Teacher Supervisors
Student Teaching Seminar Facilitators
Mentors of Teachers
Thinking through the ethical situations described in each chapter will assist teachers in not only improving their own decision making but also in learning specific strategies to pass on to students in today's schools and classrooms.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 178
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 229 x 161 x 19 mm
Edition: 2nd Edition
Tough Choices for Teachers is an engaging set of real-world cases that dramatically illustrate some of the difficult decisions educators will be confronted with in their classrooms as well as in their schools and communities. A frank discussion of the importance of these ethical challenges is a must for pre-service and in-service of teachers who will lead our nation's classrooms in the 21st century. -- Stuart E. Gothold Ed.D, retired Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools and Clinical Professor Emeritus, USC Rossier School of Education
Tough Choices for Teachers is a significant addition to the growing pool of instructional resources with subject matter concentrating on professional ethics.... (The book includes) analyses of cases featuring ethical dilemmas faced by teachers in their workplace.... (It) fits into a progressive focus on teacher and student conduct in an age of widespread professional and media attention to the phenomena.... (The book) helps meet accreditation standards, teaching performance expectations, and codes instilling and maintaining ethical integrity for teachers and the teaching profession. -- Kathleen Mikitka-Gomez, Professor Emerita, College of Education, San Diego State University