Based on the successful introductory textBecoming a Teacher,this breakout text explores topics such as the effects of high-stakes testing, assessments, and standards-based curricula on the classroom, and the battle among political interest groups to influence education. Readable and practical,Political Foundations for Becoming a Teacherprovides a realistic picture of how politics affects the teaching profession and suggests how future teachers can take advantage of expanding leadership roles.Features: Chapter-opening scenariosengage the reader and emphasize the content's relevance to the daily lives of real teachers. "Relevant Standards"features in every chapter link content to performance standards on teacher development set forth by INTASC, NCATE, PRAXIS, and NPBTS. "Teachers'Voices"features present short, first-person articles illustrating how teachers apply chapter content to actual classroom situations, providing firsthand insights into real-world challenges teachers face and practical solutions for meeting those challenges. "Case for Reflection"features in every chapter present decision-making or problem solving situations to reflect upon and resolve, providing readers with an opportunity to apply new learning in specific problem-solving contexts.Package this text withMyLabSchoola powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life!Visitwww.mylabschool.comfor more information!Parkay, Forrest W. is the author of 'Political Foundations For Becoming A Teacher ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205424245 and ISBN 0205424244.