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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.

Developing an Educational Philosophy
Developing an educational philosophy
Before Reading Chapter 4— Reflective Consideration on: Developing a Philosophy of Education
  • What is a philosophy of teaching?
  • What does a philosophy include?
  • Why do I need an educational philosophy?
  • How do I develop one?

In this chapter we will examine the idea of a philosophy of education and what developing a philosophy can bring to the reflective process for you as a teacher. This philosophy will be used in Chapters 5, 6, and 7, where you will analyze and make decisions about the case study problems. Remember, the case studies serve as a virtual context to explore common classroom issues such as discipline, student motivation, and the special needs of students. The ideas in this chapter will teach you about and prepare ...

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