Test Bank Foundations of American Education, 8th Edition L. Dean Webb

Test Bank Foundations of American Education, 8th Edition L. Dean Webb

Test Bank Foundations of American Education, 8th Edition L. Dean Webb

Test Bank Foundations of American Education, 8th Edition L. Dean Webb

Test Bank Foundations of American Education, 8th Edition L. Dean Webb

Chapter 1

Status of the Profession


  1. Which of the following is NOT among the three most common reasons given for becoming a teacher?
  2. A desire to work with young people.
  3. A desire to make a contribution to society.
  4. An interest in a particular subject-matter field.
  5. The job security provided by tenure.

  1. Which of the following are major components of teacher education programs?
  2. A general studies requirement, foreign language requirement, and a learning theory requirement.

  1. The major and minor areas of specialization and a heavy emphasis on classroom observation.
  2. Student teaching, classroom observation, and a general studies requirement.
  3. A general studies requirement, content studies in a major of minor, a professional studies component, and field experiences and clinical practice.

  1. The teacher certification process is administered by the
  2. Local education agency.
  3. County education agency.
  4. State education agency.
  5. National education association.

  1. Alternative teacher preparation programs are aimed at
  2. Women.
  3. Ethnic minorities.
  4. Students who fail the certification examination.
  5. Noneducation college graduates.

  1. Teacher salaries are highest in
  2. The Southeast.
  3. The Southwest.
  4. The Far West.

  1. Federally supported schools.

  1. Which of the following is NOT a contributing factor in the demand for additional teachers?
  2. Enrollment increases.
  3. Reduced pupil-teacher ratios.
  4. An increase in teacher retirements.
  5. Higher teacher salaries.

  1. A single-salary schedule refers to a schedule where
  2. Increases in salaries are the same regardless of experience.
  3. Equivalent salaries are paid for equivalent preparation and experience.
  4. The same rates are applied to all school districts in the county.
  5. Salaries are the same for all certified teachers.

  1. Horizontal advancement on the typical teacher salary schedule is based on
  2. Attainment of an earned academic credit beyond the bachelor’s degree.
  3. Merit.
  4. Service for a stipulated period of time.
  5. Completion of in-service training programs.

  1. Initial vertical placement on the teacher salary schedule is most commonly determined by
  2. Merit.
  3. Military or related experiences.
  4. Academic degree.
  5. Previous teaching experience.

  1. Performance-based teacher compensation plans
  2. Are seen as a way to attract and retain good teachers.
  3. Are supported by teachers’ groups.
  4. Have been widely adopted by “underperforming schools”.
  5. Cost more to implement than the single-salary schedule.

  1. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of Value-Added Pay as cited by its supporters?
  2. Basing teaching performance on growth does not penalize teachers who teach low performing students.
  3. The public supports paying teachers according to student performance.
  4. It would help motivate, retain, and reward good teachers.
  5. It would provide salary savings to the school district..

  1. Which of the following statements is true regarding salaries for administrative and support personnel?
  2. Salaries for principals are three times as high as the salary of the average teacher.
  3. Salaries for administrators are higher than those of classroom teachers because they often require higher levels of educational preparation and experience.
  4. Salaries for administrators are not eligible for performance adjustments.
  5. Salaries for support personnel are significantly lower than those for teachers.

  1. Which of the following benefits provided by school districts is required by law?
  2. Retirement plan.
  3. Workers’ compensation.
  4. Sick leave.
  5. Long-term disability.

  1. Incentive pay is intended to attract teachers to
  2. High performing schools.
  3. Suburban schools.
  4. Rural schools.
  5. Schools serving minority populations.

  1. Regional interstate reciprocity agreements
  2. Provide full reciprocity for teachers moving from one state to another.
  3. Are in place throughout the United States.
  4. Facilitates the employment of qualified teachers.
  5. Are encouraged by the No Child Left Behind Act.


  1. Describe what you believe would be the three most effective strategies to recruit teachers? Defend your choices.
  2. What, if any, benefits provided to employees in the private sector should be provided to teachers?
  3. In what way can teaching be considered an art? A science?
  4. The representation of males in the teaching force continues to decline. Speculate on the causes of this phenomenon. What can school districts do to attract more males and at the same time not discriminate against female teachers?
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