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Quiz 2 :

The Teaching Profession

Quiz 2 :

The Teaching Profession

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As of 2009, _________________ of the twelve hundred colleges that train teachers were not accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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The fact that there is no agreed-upon body of knowledge for teaching is a limitation when professional organizations try to increase teachers'
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Which of the following statements most accurately compares teaching to other professions, such as medicine and law?
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Your friend Susan found her first year of teaching to be very traumatic.She had great difficulty adjusting to the "real world" of school, and she felt overwhelmed by how much she had to learn and to handle.Which of the following might have helped her most in avoiding such negative experiences during her initial year of teaching?
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Which of the following is not evidence that teaching is increasingly being recognized as a full-fledged profession in this country?
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Which of the following presents the greatest obstacle to teachers' gaining the kind of autonomy suggested by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards?
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By 2009, ________________states had adopted or adapted NCATE unit standards for state evaluation of teacher-education programs.
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Which of the following has most significantly increased the prestige of teaching in the eyes of the public?
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In recent measures of occupational prestige, teachers rank
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Teaching is often thought of as a "semi profession" or "emerging profession," much like
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Preparing a good teacher in a "defined body of knowledge" often results in _______________ being a part of the teacher preparation program.
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Research suggests that the attrition rate for beginning teachers is one of the most significant contributors to the shortage of teachers in the United States.Novice teachers who leave the profession report that the "trauma" associated with the beginning year of teaching is the major factor in their decision to leave.With this in mind, describe how the concept of "mediated entry" addresses the concerns expressed by new teachers.
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When considering a defined body of knowledge as a characteristic of a profession, which of the following statements accurately describes a criticism of teacher preparation programs?
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The phrase teaching out of license means teaching out of
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Collective bargaining can influence which of the following issues?
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Which of the following is not an impediment to teaching being considered a profession?
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Compared to the salary of the average college graduate, teacher pay is
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Interest in staff development has increased because it is being seen as
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Many educators believe that increasing teachers' autonomy in deciding about spheres of work will enhance the status of the teaching profession.A number of the issues and trends discussed in Chapter 2 have implications for teacher empowerment.Choose three of the topics covered in the chapter, and discuss how and why each can help enhance teachers' status.
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Considering the ten points discussed in Chapter 2 regarding the characteristics of a professional, evaluate where we are in today's society at considering teachers professionals.Utilize at least three characteristics in your support of the point.
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