Narratives from the Classroom: An Introduction to Teaching introduces the reader to many of the important classroom issues surrounding the field of teaching. This book is unique in that it is a collection of personal accounts and ideas written by the teachers and teacher educators who lived those experiences. Because this is an introduction to teaching, each chapter addresses a different topic, ranging from the purpose of schools and teachers, issues about policies and programs in the school, and various practices found within the classroom walls. There is also a section that addresses preparation for the job market and what the first year of teaching is like. This book deliberately avoids being prescriptive and encourages the reader to form his or her own conclusions about the presented issues.

Hong Kong's Shifting Classroom Narrative

Hong Kong's shifting classroom narrative
Betty C.Eng

In recent years, education has been put in the spotlight in many ways, especially concerning the development of curriculum and the instructional approaches employed in the implementation of the curriculum. Ms. Eng presents a personal account of her experience in working with preservice teachers and their expectations of the instructor through a collection of narratives. While the focus is on preservice teachers, the narratives provided demonstrate what was (is) important to them as students. These narratives address issues that are important to these preservice teachers as they begin thinking about their careers as teachers. This chapter is based on experiences in Hong Kong, providing an international perspective to the issues addressed, yet undeniably similar to ...

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