Based on the successful introductory text Becoming a Teacher, this breakout text focuses on the sociological issues related to schools, communities, and teaching. Ideal for use in any pre-professional teaching course, Social Foundations for Becoming a Teacher offers a practical, readable overview of such topics as teachers working conditions, school culture, diversity, and ethnicity, and social realities in American schools. Features: Chapter-opening scenarios engage the reader and emphasize the contents 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. Technology in Teaching features in every chapter critically explore the ever-changing uses of technology and the Internet and their impact on teaching. Package this text with MyLabSchool a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!Parkay, Forrest W. is the author of 'Social Foundations For Becoming A Teacher ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205424221 and ISBN 0205424228.