?[P]resents a nice overview of the numerous issues facing contemporary US K-12 schools. The book generally targets the roles of and challenges faced by US teachers. It includes chapters focusing on the history of public school teachers; the numerous, complex professional challenges teachers face in their practices; and professional development of teachers....[w]ill be of considerable interest to advanced students and faculty members engaged in teacher preparation. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate, research, and professional collections.?-Choice
Offering an inside look at the hidden dimensions of teaching, this provocative text presents insight into, and analysis of, the work of teaching—from preparing teachers and their daily work to the influence of public policy on the profession.