Chapter 1 Foundations In Ed

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Chapter 1 Becoming a Teacher


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is generally considered a positive aspect of the teaching profession?
    • A. 

      The ability to influence the lives of young people

    • B. 

      High prestige and status

    • C. 

      Minimal amounts of paperwork

    • D. 

      Excellent salaries

  • 2. 
    According to surveys, the vast majority of teachers are
    • A. 

      Pleased with current trends in reducing workloads

    • B. 

      Finally satisfied with their salaries

    • C. 

      Concerned about their job security

    • D. 

      Frustrated by negative student attitudes

  • 3. 
    Teacher’s salaries
    • A. 

      Vary from state to state and community to community

    • B. 

      Have risen about 20 percent in the last two decades

    • C. 

      May be supplemented by extra pay for coaching or other duties

    • D. 

      All of the answers

  • 4. 
    One reason why teachers with more experience and higher levels of education become frustrated in their careers is
    • A. 

      The longer they stay in their teaching careers, the larger the salary gap between teaching and other fields

    • B. 

      B. more experienced teachers are typically assigned more challenging students and grow tired of dealing with classroom management problems

    • C. 

      C. staff development programs tend to repeat topics every ten years, and teachers grow weary of attending the same workshops a second or even third time

    • D. 

      The fatigue and frustration of planning new lessons each year

  • 5. 
    According to a study by the National Education Association, most teachers are
    • A. 

      So unhappy with the public lack of respect for teachers that they are considering leaving the profession

    • B. 

      Unconcerned about factors affecting their working conditions, such as workload and salary

    • C. 

      Satisfied with their jobs and their intellectual challenge

    • D. 

      Disillusioned by the isolation of teaching and lack of collegial support

  • 6. 
    Contrary to public perception, most teachers
    • A. 

      Are quite disillusioned with their jobs

    • B. 

      Have little autonomy in the classroom

    • C. 

      Attain scores comparable to physicians, engineers, and writers on adult literacy exams

    • D. 

      All of the answers

    • E. 

      None of the answers

  • 7. 
    Which of the following items was rated “absolutely essential” by the highest proportion of education professors (84%) in a recent survey?
    • A. 

      Preparing teachers to maintain discipline and order in the classroom

    • B. 

      Preparing teachers in pragmantic issues necessary to running a classroom such as managing time and preparing lesson plans

    • C. 

      Prepaing teachers to be knowledgeable about child development and learning theories

    • D. 

      Preparing teachers to be lifelong learners who are constantly updating their skills

  • 8. 
    Comparing teaching with Southwest Airlines, one finds
    • A. 

      Teaching offers greater intrinsic rewards, leading to happier employees

    • B. 

      Southwest airlines puts greater emphasis on the happiness of employees

    • C. 

      Neither places much value in humor

    • D. 

      Only teaching stresses the idea of serving others

  • 9. 
    Jaime Ecalante emphasizes that a good teacher must have
    • A. 

      Better pay

    • B. 

      A strong background in pedagogy

    • C. 

      Passion

    • D. 

      Sabaticals, to come back to teaching refreshed

  • 10. 
      In today’s teaching job market
    • A. 

      Elementary schools are particularly interested in recruiting male candidates for teaching positions

    • B. 

      There is a rapidly growing supply of Hispanic teachers, but too few African-American and Asian-American teachers

    • C. 

      Declining enrollments of special needs students has caused an oversupply of special education teachers

    • D. 

      Teacher demand and supply are equal, which is the reason that teacher salaries are not increasing dramatically

  • 11. 
    In a recent study, what percentage of new teachers said they would choose to enter the teaching profession again?
    • A. 

      A disappointing 20 percent

    • B. 

      About 1 in 3

    • C. 

      More than half

    • D. 

      Virtually all

  • 12. 
    Which of the following would BEST support an argument that teaching is a profession today?
    • A. 

      Alternative licensure programs

    • B. 

      Teacher competency test

    • C. 

      Board certification

    • D. 

      Parochial schools

  • 13. 
    If you are interested in a teaching position with a high level of parental support and involvement, your chances are enhanced when you apply to
    • A. 

      Elementary school

    • B. 

      High school

    • C. 

      Urban public school

    • D. 

      Parochial school

  • 14. 
    The goal of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is
    • A. 

      Creates a nationwide curriculum for elementary schools.

    • B. 

      Assesses and certifies highly competent teachers.

    • C. 

      Develops and disseminates a checklist of professional goals and behavior that’s that all teachers must meet.

    • D. 

      Support legislative efforts to improve teacher quality on state and national levels.

  • 15. 
    Less than 2% of teachers become board certified because
    • A. 

      It is expensive and fewer than half of the states pay for their teachers to prepare for board certification

    • B. 

      They are never given higher salaries for this accomplishment.

    • C. 

      After certification, board certified teacher tend to feel a let down, and many leave the.

    • D. 

      All of the answers

  • 16. 
    When surveyed on whether teachers should create a more rigorous and competitive environment
    • A. 

      Parents protest the focus on competition and express support for cooperative learning methods.

    • B. 

      Many education professors express concern about the emphasis on testing competition in today’s schools.

    • C. 

      Parents, students, and education professors alike complain that too much competition obscures the true goal of school: creating lifelong learners.

    • D. 

      Parents, students and education professors alikme feel stonly that schools should be made more competitive and rigorous.

  • 17. 
    Education in the first half of the 20th Century was characterized by all of the EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Growing numbers of elementary schools

    • B. 

      University-initiated teacher education programs

    • C. 

      The expansion of normal schools

    • D. 

      An increasing number of women entering the teaching field

  • 18. 
    Teachers in colonial times
    • A. 

      Viewed teaching as a career and aspired to become "master teachers" who would instruct others entering the profession.

    • B. 

      Were required to complete four years of academy training.

    • C. 

      Were sent to "normal school" before they could instruct pupils.

    • D. 

      Were sometimes indentured servants

  • 19. 
    The normal school established in 1823, in Concord, Vermont,
    • A. 

      Was a radical departure from the European model of training teachers through apprenticeships.

    • B. 

      Was named for its European counterpart and taught young children in a one-room schoolhouse.

    • C. 

      Like its European counterpart, provided training in teaching skills.

    • D. 

      Was the first instance of a publicly supported "elementary school" in the United States.

  • 20. 
    In the nineteenth century, normal schools provided students with
    • A. 

      Two years of training in academic subjects only.

    • B. 

      Two years of training in academic subjects as well as in teaching methodology.

    • C. 

      Four years of training in academic subjects only.

    • D. 

      Four years of training in academic subjects as well as in teaching methodology.

  • 21. 
    A teaching contract from the 1920's indicted that
    • A. 

      Teaching jobs were for men only (females did not enter teaching until they were needed during World War II.

    • B. 

      Teachers in that era were held to more rigorous academic and intellectual standards than are today's teachers.

    • C. 

      Several of the health priorities today (smoking, alcoholism) were concerns then, as well.

    • D. 

      Teachers could create their own personal life without fear of community interference.

  • 22. 
     The 1986 Carnegie Report, A Nation Prepared, recommended
    • A. 

      Putting greater emphasis on pedagogy in teacher education programs.

    • B. 

      Abolishing the undergraduate teaching major, offering master's-level degrees in teaching instead.

    • C. 

      Offering state and federal tax relief as an incentive to attract more candidates to teaching.

    • D. 

      Humanizing the teaching profession, encouraging teachers to relate more warmly to their students.

  • 23. 
    The program Teach for America
    • A. 

      Represents a long-awaited step toward standardizing teacher training.

    • B. 

      Is similar to the apprentisceship training that teachers underwent in colonial times.

    • C. 

      Is championed by Linda Darling-Hammond and other influential educators.

    • D. 

      Is the modern equivalent of a "normal school," with two years of training in academic subjects as well as pedagogy.

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