Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders. B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing.
In Critical Literacy Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. challenges E. D. Hirsch's assumptions about culture and education. Calling for a broader and more democratic vision than Hirsch, Provenzo critiques Hirsch's legacy up through the current conservative educational agenda for education which, he argues, denies, not only the United States' diversity, but its democratic traditions of democratic participation. His book shows why critical faculties and skills of students are essential not only to the success of individual students but to their participation in a healthy democracy. Provenzo offers a list of 5,000 things every educated American ought to know-- none of them the same items as those included on Hirsch's list in Cultural Literacy. Critical Literacy is essential reading for those concerned with our schools and the future of our children.
Designed from the ground up with a constructivist framework, BUILDING TEACHERS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH TO INTRODUCING EDUCATION, 2nd Edition helps future teachers create their own understanding of education. As the authors address the key topics generally covered in an introductory book, they encourage readers to develop their own understandings by connecting their prior knowledge, experiences, and biases with new experiences to which they will be exposed during the course. Highlights of the new edition include stronger standards integration and expanded material on diversity and technology. By interacting with the materials presented, rather than merely memorizing the book's content, readers learn what teaching is all about in an exploratory, inquiring, constructivist-based manner. In turn, they can help the children in their classrooms learn meaningfully. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders. B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing.
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Most of us agree that moral matters, but how does it fit into the context of our schools? This timely book explores the ways that K-12 educators have attempted to make the moral visible in American schooling over the past 25 years. Since A Nation at Risk, most educators and policymakers have focused on the academic dimensions of schooling guided by standards and testing. This book surveys a committed group of educators who have continued to shed light on the moral dimensions of teaching and learning.
Curriculum Leadership: Development and Implementation is a one-of-a-kind resource written for educational leaders who want to successfully restructure and enhance curriculum in schools today. This book provides a plethora of innovative and successful curriculum ideas, including reflective case studies, "Keys to Leadership" sections, curriculum tips, and "Challenge" sections with key issues and questions in every chapter. Also interspersed throughout the book are tried and true strategies that arm administrators with innovative ideas on meeting state and national standards. Rarely has there been a curriculum book that is so useful in today's changing educational scene.
Elaine McEwan, a former teacher, principal, and district administrator writes about the subtle changes in teaching and curriculum in today's public schools that have resulted in an overthrow of education as we have known it.o
Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders. B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing.
For Introduction to Teaching courses and Introduction to/Foundations of Education courses. Because it is important that prospective teachers understand the educational environment, this text, written around the themes of professionalism, reform, and decision-making, looks at students, teachers, classrooms, and schools.
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