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Telly, thepresident of the senior class at State U., thinks he would enjoy teachinghistory and civics, because he has always taken a prominent role in studentgovernment and finds politics fascinating. If Telly decides to become ateacher, which of Telly's following interests would least likely be satisfiedin a teaching career?
His attractionto status
A generouswork schedule, providing him time to paint
A workschedule allowing generous time for oneself
Beingattracted to performing an important social service
During Noam'stwelve years of teaching, he has coached an award-winning chemistry team,successfully taught advanced placement chemistry, chaperoned numerous overnightcamping trips, coached the girls' volleyball team, and worked as a classadvisor. In his career, Noam is probably most rewarded by
his actualwork with adolescents.
Now, several yearslater, she actively organizes rape awareness seminars for her high schoolstudents. During a recent class discussion about date rape, one student raisedthe possibility that people can be, at times, wrongfully accused. Tina barelycontained her anger and dismissed the student's comment immediately. What doesthis
Which of thefollowing would fit into the newer definition of giftedness?
Why havegifted and talented programs met with resistance from many Americans?
Jenna isseventeen years old, the mother of an infant, and a full-time employee at asmall manufacturing company. What else is likely true about Jenna's life?
Yesterday,during playtime, he stomped on a cardboard puzzle after playing with it for severalminutes. Later, he told you he got mad at it because “it wasn't all fittingin.” During the past several
days, he hashad several such outbursts, usually when things get busy in the class, such aswhen lining up for lunch or recess, or marching to music. Given his behavior,you think he may
Singleton is adivorced mother of two children who works at a local shipping company. If sheis representative of most divorced mothers, what is the most significantproblem she is facing?
Over 60percent of all children live in homes where the only parent or both parentswork. What significance does this have for teachers?
Parents' workschedule(s) may make participation in the school more difficult, and teachersmay have difficulty contacting them.
When she asksVictor about it, he withdraws. The teacher feels that she has seen a happy,popular, attractive boy become a disheveled-looking loner. She raises the issuewith a guidance counselor, who thinks Victor may have a drug or alcoholproblem. Given Victor's behavior,
the guidancecounselor and teacher should also consider that he
Violence andvandalism in schools
The two ethnicgroups with highest dropout rates in the United States are
A school'scurriculum could best be defined as
Critics of thestandards-based movement cite all of the following reasons for their objectionsexcept
How has thecontent of textbooks been affected by the standards-based movement?
The contentstandards in a few large states determine the content in the books.
Foreignlanguage departments have sought to attract more students by
aestheticeducation as a means of perception.
Beforestarting a new unit, Sally White reviews her notes on students, refers towritten goals for them, and
collectsmaterials that she will need for her class. During this process, what kind ofdecisions is Sally
Aftergiving her class several algebra problems to work on individually, Melinaobserved that half the
studentswere stuck. She called the class's attention and asked them to work on theiralgebra problems in
pairsin order to help each other. What kind of decision did Melina make?
Whenteachers choose questions to ask, reflect on the level of understanding thatstudent answers
demonstrate,and then decide how to adjust instruction to improve results, they are makingwhat kinds of
Whichof the following is the best description of reflective teaching?
Ateacher's attitude toward students plays an obvious role in influencing teacherbehavior. Which other
attitudealso plays an important role?
Ateacher's attitude toward his or her colleagues
Teachingis significantly affected by the teacher's attitude toward
Studentswill achieve to match the teacher's expectation of them.
Accordingto Gary Borich, which of the following is a characteristic behavior ofeffective teachers?
Brian,frustrated by his math worksheet, tears the paper in half. Which of theteacher's following responses
“Youwere working on those problems for some time without getting many done. Whydon't you
showme where you got stuck?”
Readeach item carefully. Select the letter of the choice that represents the bestanswer.
makesthe tasks unnecessary.
Whenelementary school classes all over the world add ozone measurements from theircommunity to an
onlinedatabase and then analyze the data and draw conclusions, this is an example of
WhenMrs. Sanchez creates a multimedia project to individualize for her gifted andtalented students, she is
usingher computer as a
TheBerkeley public school district has just invested a considerable sum of moneyon computers for
classroomuse. If the administration and the faculty want to encourage widespread,habitual use of
computersby the students, they should ensure
thepotential for increased resource disparities between rich and poor schools andstudents' home
Theuse of new technology in the classroom, which includes the computer, CD-ROMs,and multimedia, can
enhancethe curriculum by
Locatedin a remote region of New Hampshire, Carr High School has several students whoare ready to
enrollin calculus and others who wish to take Latin, but there aren't any teacherswho can teach either
course.Based upon the most recent advances in education, which proposal represents thebest solution for
CarrHigh School's problem?
Whena community develops expectations about the conduct that people ought toexhibit, it is discussing
whichof the following?
Lawis primarily concerned with what people are required to do, whereas ethics isconcerned with
whatpeople ought to do.
GeneKruczek listens attentively to his students and understands when they feelupset or anxious. Gene
exemplifieswhich of the following characteristics of ethical teaching identified byKenneth Howe?
MayumiIkebe responds to students' papers with suggestions and encouragement. Shecarefully plans each
lesson,even though she could take shortcuts. In this aspect, she demonstrates
theeveryday ethics of teaching.
Duaneteaches in an industrial city where residents are concerned about groundwatercontamination. Duane
iselected president of a citizens' environmental group that some residentsconsider controversial. Near the
endof the school year, Duane's principal quietly tells him that he will not beoffered a third-year teacher's
contractbecause of his reputation as a “radical environmentalist.” Which of thisteacher's rights has been
Aveteran teacher is suspected of drinking on the job. The principal confrontsthe teacher and apprises him
ofthe process that will be followed concerning his hearing, retaining anattorney, and other facts. The
teacherasks if he will be given the name of his accusers. According to the lawsconcerning procedural due
process,how will the principal answer?
Theaccusers' names will be provided to him.
InJune, a nontenured teacher has not been informed of her employment status forthe following year. On
August16, she is informed that she will not be rehired by the school district becauseof her “ineffective
classroommanagement.” How has this situation violated the Supreme Court decision of Goldberg v. Kelly?
Shoshonaand Patti are both tenured foreign language teachers. In the Latin courses,which Shoshona
teaches,there has been a 30 percent decrease in student enrollment. Patti has assignednumerous papers to
studentswithout ever grading them, has shown films in class week after week, and hasfrequently given the
studentsa study hall. According to tenure law, what can administrators do regardingboth teachers' future
Tenuredoes not protect the jobs of teachers who are proven to be incompetent or whenschools have a
Aveteran teacher considers his thirty-year career and asks himself, “Has mycareer had a core purpose?”
Whatkind of philosophical question is this?
Ayoung child asks his teacher, “How can love be real if you don't ever see it?”Which branch of philosophy
hasthat child's question tapped into?
Anart teacher is prompting his Sculpture I students to identify the elements ofbeauty that exist in
Michelangelo'sDavid. This activity is focusing on developing students'comprehension of
Twokindergartners are fighting over a Power Ranger toy. Ms. Hernandez tells thechildren gently, “Brian,
youpromised Ali you would share that toy with her. It's not fair to Ali if you goback on your promise.” Ms.
Hernandezis giving the children a simple lesson in which of the following?
Ateacher education class is discussing the duties of a teacher and theprinciples that should guide a
teacher'sconduct with students. This class's discussion concerns which of the following?
Twohistorians debate the merits of a recent historical analysis. One claims it isthe definitive account of
thatperiod; the other argues that the historical period could be analyzed just aslegitimately through several
otherperspectives. What kind of philosophical discussion are these historianshaving?
Mr.Nguyen, an algebra teacher, emphasizes to his students the epistemologicalaspects of mathematics.
Whichof the following kinds of questions is he most likely to ask students?
“Explainhow you know that x = 12.”
Whena long-term heavy smoker was sixty-five, she was fitted for dentures. Monthslater, she was
diagnosedwith throat cancer. Her neighbor explained, “I don't want to have my denturefitting now. Getting
denturesgave my neighbor throat cancer!” A background in one area of philosophy wouldhave helped the
neighborcome to a stronger conclusion. Which one would be of most help?
Themother exclaims, “What an unusual bird. I've never seen a bird like that allthrough this snowy
winter.”The daughter replies, “You wouldn't. That bird must migrate to warmer climatesduring the
winter.”Which of the following is the girl using?
AtBowker High School, students take many required courses, including Latin,history, humanities,
mathematics,and science. The students study those disciplines as a way of developing theirintellect and
discoveringthe universal truths of humankind. Bowker High's philosophy of education isderived from
Sincecolonial times in this country, formal education of some kind has almost alwaysbeen available to
Duringthe colonial period, which type of formal education was most typical in NewEngland?
Whydid Massachusetts's colonists pass the Old Deluder Satan Act?
Theywanted to ensure that all children would learn how to read and be able tounderstand the
teachingsof the Bible.
Whichof the following were the predominant forms of elementary schooling in NewEngland during the
Achild has been born to a Southern plantation family during colonial times. Howwould he most likely be
Whatis the best description of private venture schools?
Thefederal government required each township to set aside land for the maintenanceof public
Oneobstacle for establishing common schools was economic. Which of the followingbest exemplifies the
economicargument against common schools?
Peopleshould be held responsible for paying only for their own children's education,not for the
Forparents who enrolled their child in a private venture school, what is the mostlikely reason they would
beopposed to common schools?
Theirchild would not be instructed in the tenets of his or her faith or about his orher own ethnic
Whateffect did the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution have upon publiceducation?
Whichof these bodies makes law and is considered the most influential in setting upeducational policy?
Thestate of Illinois wants to establish a policy regarding its public education inthe twenty-first century.
Illinoiswants to create a broad-based policy outlining its priorities and establishingits goals for the state's
students.Which agency would issue this policy?
Overseeingthe administration of teacher licensure requirements, organizing programs ofstudy, supervising
elementaryand secondary education program assessment, and applying school finance lawsare all tasks of
Theagency that administers and distributes state and federal funds, certifies orlicenses teachers, and
accreditsprofessional training programs is the
HeidiPfluger is interviewing for a teaching position in the Florham Park schoolsystem. According to
schoolmanagement and organization, which of the following is the formal hiringauthority?
Thetypical holder of this position is white, male, and college-educated, and has amanagerial or
professionaljob unrelated to the position. The position is
Whichof the following people is most representative of the typical school boardmember?
JohnBaster, a white, fifty-one-years old, who has an M.B.A. and is an executive ata computer
BrianBomberger spends part of his work time interviewing and promoting personnel. Heensures that there
areadequate funds to run school facilities through his planning and administrationof the budget, and he
alsois responsible for administering curriculum and instruction. What is Brian'soccupation?
SusanBreiner has just completed interviewing two prospective faculty members, hassent in a large
teachingsupply order, has proofread the new school discipline policy written by a teamof teachers, and has
reviewedthe school budget for the next academic year. Based upon those activities, whatis Susan?
Duringrecent presidential elections, hundreds of thousands of educators have beenmobilized to support a
particularparty platform and the candidate endorsed by that party. Which organization hasbeen
instrumentalin influencing the educators to support a particular candidate?
Amajor reason that it is difficult to implement educational reforms and achievethe desired effects is
Americaneducation is a giant institution with standard operating procedures that setcertain
The“call to excellence” movement places high expectations on both students andteachers. The focus of this
sethigh standards and earn self-esteem by achieving them.
Mildredteaches a fifth-grade class in which she applies a constructivist approach tolearning. What would
Mildred'sclassroom probably look like?
Portfolioassessment allows the teacher to determine a student's progress toward certainlearning goals or
standards.Still, concerns about authentic assessment remain, in particular
Smallerschools are often a recommended component of school reform because they
Reformerscriticize large schools and fault them with being partly responsible for thedecline in academic
Ryanand Cooper contend that the Tools for Learning, a set of academic learningskills, ought to be a major
componentof school reform because these skills
hasa good sense of right and wrong.
Joshuais a high school history teacher who believes that his role as teacher extendsto teaching his ninthgrade
studentscertain core values, such as honesty, justice, kindness, and respect. Which ofthe following
wouldmost likely be found in Joshua's classroom?
Adiscussion of the responsibilities of the United States toward Europe in theearly 1940s
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