“What are the characteristics of a profession? What are some of the arguments fo
"What are the characteristics of a profession? What are some of the arguments for or against recognizing teaching as a profession? Why do shortages of teachers probably exist in some subjects and in some schools, but not in others? What should national accreditation tell you about your teacher education program? Of what potential value are journals, folios, and portfolios in preparing to teach? What support should school districts provide to teachers in the induction years to encourage retention in the profession beyond three years?" "Begin a list of the teaching challenges that you observe in schools. Reflect on the challenges that you had not expected when you initially thought about teaching as a career and how those challenges may influence your decision to become a teacher. How much have the teaching challenges you have observed met your initial expectations?

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