A Guide to Teaching Practice has long been a major standard text for all students of initial teacher training courses. It is the fullest, most comprehensive, most accessible introductory text in the field. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the many changes that have taken place both within the education system and within training courses, including: * Literacy and numeracy hours * ICT and e-learning in the classroom * Subject knowledge * Resources * Children's rights, bullying, child abuse, and other legal issues. As before the book is comprehensive in its coverage of issues and provides a practical guide to student teachers and in-service teachers on all matters of teaching practice and beginning teaching. It covers all the important basic skills and issues, such as planning, classroom organization, behavior management, and assessment.