Appropriate for Foundations of Education or Introduction to Teaching courses. This interesting introduction to education and teaching uses a reader-engaging style to explore the full spectrum of the field. Using reality as a springboard, it offers many hands-on opportunities for students to reflect, to analyze, and to develop effective decision-making and leadership skills. The authors provide clear, research-based coverage of relevant topics that relate to the profession's social, historical and philosophical foundations; characteristics of learners; school reform and theories associated with instruction; management; and evaluation. It truly prepares students to become altruistic, innovative teachers in a climate of constant change.Armstrong, David G. is the author of 'Teaching Today An Introduction to Education', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130226808 and ISBN 0130226807.