Engaging Troubling Students: A Constructivist Approach

Engaging Troubling Students: A Constructivist Approach

by Scot Danforth, Terry Jo Smith
     
 

Danforth (teaching of learning, U. of Missouri-St. Louis) and Smith (special education, National-Louis U.) and contributors seek to help teachers develop nurturing, supportive, and enjoyable relationships with troubled students. They present the conceptual and historical foundations for understanding childhood misbehavior and creating a classroom community. They… See more details below

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Danforth (teaching of learning, U. of Missouri-St. Louis) and Smith (special education, National-Louis U.) and contributors seek to help teachers develop nurturing, supportive, and enjoyable relationships with troubled students. They present the conceptual and historical foundations for understanding childhood misbehavior and creating a classroom community. They explain the pedagogy of their concept of "constructivism," including working together and reflective teaching. They describe helpful programs and practices such as using conflict resolution, working with families, considering inclusive education, and honoring and developing teachers. They provide many practical ways to apply their theories and a strong list of references. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412904476
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
1-Off Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

1Society, schooling, and childhood misbehavior13
2Introducing critical constructivism34
3Creating a participatory classroom community57
4Adopting a caring pedagogy95
5Working together111
6Reflective teaching128
7Using conflict resolution as instruction151
8Implementing the KEYS program for students with E/BD177
9Working with families201
10Considering inclusive education239
11Honoring and developing ourselves as teachers267

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