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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072423921
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 576

Table of Contents

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
RESOURCE HANDBOOK
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
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