chapter  1
— The Classroom Teacher’s Role
Pages 12

Introduction Classroom teachers must make many decisions as they plan their instructional programs. Th ese decisions will be based on their beliefs of what should be taught and how it should be done, tempered with information from teacher education courses and workshops, professional readings and meetings, teaching experiences, and their own unique classroom situations and demands. Th is is to be valued. Th is book is dedicated to the idea that, like the individual children we teach, classroom teachers are individuals and must be respected to make appropriate decisions.