This best-selling text provides comprehensive coverage of general teaching methods and models. The most balanced text in its field,it covers all major teaching models plus the executive skills of teaching,namely,planning,classroom management,assessment,motivation,and use/management of time and space. This is also the most research-oriented text in its field. Each chapter opens with a discussion of the research base plus how to do action research in the classroom. The text is ideal for field-oriented courses and has over 100 pages of end-of-chapter interview,reflection,and observation activities— plus four end-of-text resource handbooks on reading and using research; action research; observation,reflection,and microteaching; and Internet resources for teachers. The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated. The former chapter 3 on time and space is now part of chapter 2 on planning. Chapter 3,Classroom Motivation and Learning Communities,has been heavily revised. Chapter 6,Assessment and Evaluation,adds new material on performance and authentic assessment. A new chapter 12 covers problem-based instruction and a new chapter 13 discusses Learning Strategies. A new end-of-chapter feature,"Portfolio," provides step-by-step directions for creating and collecting a set,or portfolio,of particular artifacts and products,useful for displaying a candidate's strengths when interviewing for a teaching position. A new Resource Handbook appendix on the Internet provides valuable sites for teaching resources. New guideline notes in the text margin help student understanding.
Richard I. Arends is Professor of Educational Leadership and Dean Emeritus at Connecticut State University where he served as Dean of the School of Education and Interim Provost of Academic Affair from 1991-2004. Before going to Connecticut he was on the faculty and chair of the department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard Arends received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon where he was on the faculty from 1975 to 1983. A former elementary, middle school, and high school teacher, his special interests are teaching, teacher education, organization development and school improvement. He has worked widely with schools and universities throughout North America, in Jamaica, and in the Pacific Rim, including Australia, Samoa, Palau, and Saipan.
Professor Arends has authored or contributed to over a dozen books on education including the Second Handbook or Organization Development in Schools, Systems Change Strategies in Education, Exploring Teaching, and Learning to Teach. The latter is now in its 8th edition and has been translated into several foreign languages.
The recipient of numerous awards, he was selected in 1989 as the outstanding teacher educator in the state of Maryland and in 1990 received the Judith Ruskin Award for outstanding research in education given by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). From 1995-97 Professor Arends held the William Allen (Boeing) Endowed Chair Boeing in the School of Education at Seattle University. Currently, he is retired in Portland, Oregon where he pursues favorite projects and continues to write.
Chapter 1: The Scientific Basis for the Art of Teaching
PART I: THE LEADERSHIP FUNCTIONS OF TEACHING
Chapter 2: Planning
Chapter 3: Classroom Motivation and Learning Communities
Chapter 4: Multicultural and Mainstreamed Classrooms
Chapter 5: Classroom Management
Chapter 6: Assessment and Evaluation
PART II: THE INTERACTIVE FUNCTIONS OF TEACHING
Chapter 7: Presentation Teaching
Chapter 8: Direct Instruction
Chapter 9: Concept Teaching
Chapter 10: Cooperative Learning
Chapter 11: Problem-Based Instruction
Chapter 12: Classroom Discussion
Chapter 13: Learning and Study Strategies
PART III: THE ORGANIZATIONAL FUNCTIONS OF TEACHING
Chapter 14: The School as Workplace
Chapter 15: The First Year of Teaching and School Improvement
Unit 1: Reading and Using Research
Unit 2: Action Research for Classroom Teachers
Unit 3: Observation, Reflection, and Microteaching
Unit 4: Internet Resources on Teaching