Creating Nongraded K-3 Classrooms: Teachers' Stories and Lessons Learned

Creating Nongraded K-3 Classrooms: Teachers' Stories and Lessons Learned

by Ric A. Hovda, Diane W. Kyle, Ellen McIntyre
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803964870

ISBN-13: 9780803964877

Pub. Date: 04/23/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Many schools in the United States are considering moving from traditional, skill-based instruction to child-centred instruction in nongraded, primary classrooms. This book describes nongraded, primary programmes that illustrate developmentally appropriate practices for teaching young children. Seven critical attributes to these programmes are examined including

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Overview

Many schools in the United States are considering moving from traditional, skill-based instruction to child-centred instruction in nongraded, primary classrooms. This book describes nongraded, primary programmes that illustrate developmentally appropriate practices for teaching young children. Seven critical attributes to these programmes are examined including multiage//multiability grouping, professional teamwork, positive parental involvement and authentic assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803964877
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/23/1996
Series:
One-off Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Reforming the Education of Young Children - Diane W Kyle, Ellen Mc Intyre, and Ric A Hovda
PART ONE: REFORM AS A PERSONAL JOURNEY
We Are Here - Katherine Alexander
Team Teaching - Anne Dill and Geraldine Hendricks
A Journey of Professional Bonding and Reflective Practice
Sea of Changes - Cathy Cool
Finding Sunken Treasures in Shark-Infested Waters
PART TWO: AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT AND CONTINUOUS PROGRAMS
Assessment in a Nongraded Primary Program - Kris Gregory et al
Discovering Children's Voices and Talents
'Let the Wild Rumpus Start!' - Tina Cron, Joy Spears, and Donna Stottmann
The Story of One Multi-Age/Multi-Ability Classroom
Multi-Age, Multi-Abilities - Phillip Poore and Cheryl Armstrong
An Inclusive Primary Program
Learning to Assess - Kathy Birdwhistell et al
Teachers, Students, and Parents Together
PART THREE: CHALLENGES OF MAKING TRANSITIONS
Facing the Seven Critical Attributes - Bridget Baker and Lisa Smith
From Philosophy to Practice - Karen Adkins
A Continuous Struggle for Excellence
What About the Skills? Shouldn't I Be Teaching Them? - Beverly Wells
PART FOUR: REFORM AS A SHARED BEHAVIOR
What a Difference a Year Makes - Catherine Pillow et al
A Principal's Perspective for Educational Reform - Joe Jacovino
Partnerships for Learners - Jeannie Bass, Linda Bibee, and Diana Heidelberg
Lessons on Creating Nongraded Primary Programs or Implementing Other Systemic Changes - Ellen Mc Intyre, Ric A Hovda, and Diane W Kyle
Professional Development Possibilities - Ric A Hovda, Diane W Kyle, and Ellen Mc Intyre

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