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Proactive Images for Pre-Service Teachers

Identity, Expectations, and Avoiding Practice Shock

Authors: Delamarter, Jeremy

  • Examines  the sources of misaligned teaching expectations using specific, real-world examples
  • Provides concrete, user-friendly tools for pre-service teachers to identify and categorize their teaching expectations
  • Illustrates the psychological effects of misaligned teaching expectations and offer practical solutions for overcoming them
  • Advocates for intentional and structured expectation management as a regular part of teacher preparation programs
  • Offers an array of tools to combat the ill-effects of practice shock
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eBook $79.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: June 28, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13491-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Due: May 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13490-7
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About this book

This book provides tools to help pre-service teachers and teacher-preparation programs identify, evaluate, and respond to misaligned expectations early in the teacher-preparation sequence. Plato tells the story of prisoners who mistake the shadows on the wall of their cave for flesh-and-blood reality. These “shadow narratives” dominated their expectations, and when confronted with a three-dimensional reality that bore little resemblance to the shadows, the prisoners were blinded by the light. Surrounded by images and rhetoric that reduce the fullness of teaching to flat, two-dimensional representations, today's pre-service teachers tend to develop expectations of teaching that resemble the shadows more than they resemble reality. These misaligned expectations often lead to practice shock: the painful and disillusioning cognitive dissonance that comes about when unsustainable expectations collide with real-world practice. Intended as a proactive manual for mitigating practice shock, this book shines a light on the shadows by giving pre-service teachers the tools to examine, confront, and revise their own misaligned expectations of teaching before they reach the point of crisis. 

About the authors

Jeremy Delamarter is Associate Professor and Director of Alternative Routes to Certification at the College of Education at Northwest University, USA.

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: June 28, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13491-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: May 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13490-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Proactive Images for Pre-Service Teachers
Book Subtitle
Identity, Expectations, and Avoiding Practice Shock
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13491-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13491-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13490-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 210
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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