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Becoming a Teacher, Fourth Canadian Edition Plus MyEducationLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package (4th Edition) [Misc. Supplies]

Forrest W. Parkay , Beverly Hardcastle Stanford , John Vaillancourt , Heather Stephens , James Robert Harris

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Book Description

Jan. 2 2011 0205041671 978-0205041671 4

Becoming a Teacher, 4CE offers you a comprehensive guide to the Canadian educational landscape with its balanced approach from theory to research to practice, and successful 12-chapter organization. It will give you the knowledge, practical advice, and tools to build a solid and sustainable career in teaching. Becoming a Teacher continues to provide a foundation of all the important areas you may face in today’s Canadian system of education.

        Well-researched and well-written, Becoming a Teacher has been revised to include more streamlined content with a new focus on Canadian research and teacher leadership. MyEducationLab has been fully integrated with book-specific content and a new “Focus on Research Through Experience” section highlights the findings of Canadian educational researchers and describes exciting curricular approaches. Other pedagogical features carried over from the previous edition include “Focus Questions,” “Case to Consider,” “Theory into Practice,” and “Professional Portfolio.”

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“It is a Canadian edition and covers aspects of history, philosophy, law and issues in education today…US policy and law is of little relevance to us in Canadian education and teacher education training.”

--Michael Parr, Nipissing University


“It is very comprehensive, Canadian and current.”

--Jerry Diakiw, York University


“This is an excellent textbook for preservice education students. It manages to concisely draw together key components, research perspectives, anecdotes, and further considerations that neither patronize the reader nor overwhelm them with trivial facts and details. I commend the authors for their work…The focus on Canadian content is excellent.”

“I think this [Focus on Recent Education Research box] is excellent and would be a distinguishing feature of this text among the others that I have read!!!!!”

--Lorenzo Cherubini, Brock University


“Of all the introductory texts available, it provides the most comprehensive information on Canadian conditions in schooling and teaching, as well as being organized in a manner that offers the widest range of dimensions affecting the profession….I retire this year, but will recommend my successor continue to use this text.”

--Campbell A. Ross, Grand Prairie Regional College

About the Author

Forrest W. Parkay is a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Counselling Psychology at Washington State University. His research interests include international education and cross-national partnerships. He is also the organizer of the International Study of higher Education Governance. Prior to his arrival at WSU, he taught at the Univresity of Florida and at Texas State University. He also taught for eight years and was department chair for four years at a high school on Chicago’s South Side.


Beverly Hardcastle Stanford is a Professor Emeritus at Azusa Pacific University. She received the 1994 Teaching Excellence Award at APU and directed the Center for Research on Ethics and values from 1998 to January 2004, when she was appointed director of research support for the university. Her research areas include gender equity in the classroom, human development, and mentoring.


John P. Vaillancourt is a retired School of Education Professor. He has thirty-seven years education experience as a teacher, curriculum supervisor, school administrator, university education professor, and coordinator of B.Ed admissions and student teaching.


Heather Stephens, aformer secondary level English teacher and school administrator, is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Acadia University. In addition to working with pre-service teachers, Dr Stephens develops and teaches distance education courses at the graduate level. Her research interests include assessment, improvement of field experiences for student teachers, enhancement of reflective practices (her doctoral focus), curriculum development, leadership issues, and distance education learning. With Dr Robert Harris and Dr Scott Follows, Dr Stephens is a co-author of Managing to Teach (published by Pearson Canada). She was nominated by Acadia University for a President’s Award for Innovation and received an award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology from Florida Community College.


J. Robert Harris was a high school English teacher and guidance counsellor before becoming a school administrator (principal, curriculum supervisor, and central office consultant of school leadership and improvement).  He taught full- and part-time at Acadia University’s School of Education, primarily at the graduate level.  For his doctoral degree, he focussed on aspects of distributed leadership.  With Dr Heather Stephens and Dr Scott Follows, both of Acadia University, Dr Harris is co-author of Managing to Teach (published by Pearson Canada), an innovative, interactive tool that helps beginning teachers experience and learn principles and techniques of classroom management. Currently, he contracts as a consultant.

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