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Presented in an engaging and stimulating manner, Case Study Analysis in the Classroom: Becoming a Reflective Teacher provides beginning teachers a variety of typical classroom problems to analyze and solve. Solving the case study problems helps new teachers develop the knowledge bases they need to solve real problems in their own classrooms. More than a book of cases, it is an important starting point for students learning about case study research, especially the analysis of cases and their potential uses in the classroom. In addition, readers will also be guided through the process of reflective problem solving, developing an educational philosophy, and writing their own case studies.

Introduction to Reflective Problem Solving
Introduction to reflective problem solving
Before Reading Chapter 3—Reflective Considerations
  • How do individuals become confident, professional teachers?
  • How do professional teachers solve classroom problems?
  • What are your beliefs about teaching?

The field experience in this course has been a real learning experience for me. Nothing prepares you for the real world except firsthand experience. I thought that all students who entered the classroom would have a natural love of learning. Boy was I wrong! Some seem only to be in school because it's required. Education is not even on their priority list.

Many of you may agree with the sentiments of this prospective teacher who discovered during a field experience that teaching was not what she had expected. Both inexperienced and experienced teachers often report that ...

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