Hugging the Middle-How Teachers Teach in an Era of Testing and Accountability

Hugging the Middle-How Teachers Teach in an Era of Testing and Accountability

by Larry Cuban
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807749354

ISBN-13: 9780807749357

Pub. Date: 01/12/2009

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Larry Cuban's How Teachers Taught has been widely acclaimed as a pathbreaking text on the history and evolution of classroom teaching. Now Cuban brings his great experience as a classroom teacher, superintendent, and researcher to this highly anticipated follow-up to his groundbreaking work. Focusing on three diverse school districts (Arlington, Virginia; Denver,

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Larry Cuban's How Teachers Taught has been widely acclaimed as a pathbreaking text on the history and evolution of classroom teaching. Now Cuban brings his great experience as a classroom teacher, superintendent, and researcher to this highly anticipated follow-up to his groundbreaking work. Focusing on three diverse school districts (Arlington, Virginia; Denver, Colorado; Oakland, California), Hugging the Middle offers an incisive portrayal of how teachers teach now. It is a revealing look at a range of current, workable pedagogical options educators are using to engage students while satisfying parents and policymakers—options that succeed by creating hybrid practices that combine both teacher-centered approaches (e.g., mostly direct instruction, textbooks, lectures) with student-centered ones (e.g., team projects on real-world problems, independent learning, small-groupwork). This book serves as a state-of-the-profession assessment in an era of top-down educational policy.

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ISBN-13:
9780807749357
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
01/12/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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