Society, The Classroom, And Instructional Practice

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Society, the Classroom, and Instructional Practice has been developed to help middle and high school teachers speak to the difficult 21st century issues in a rational, thoughtful manner.

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Editorial Reviews

David K. Pugalee
Teaching is a complex endeavor. The Society, the Classroom, and Instructional Practices provides a comprehensive collection of ideas and approaches to inform teaching and learning for the 21st century. The authors offer rich discussion of pertinent issues that impact schools nd classrooms. The work offers practical information for professionals that will assist them in understanding the multifaceted nature of schooling and how issues potentially affect the learning environment. This book is a must for teachers and education professionals who want to be successful practitioners.
Catherine B. Smith
Twentieth century secondary teachers have been primarily masters of the content they teach. But the issues of the 21st century require teachers to expand their domain of expertise. When students have easy access to content experts outside the school, the teacher’s role and instructional practices must change. This work is essential to preparing secondary teachers who understand their larger roles in instruction.
Francis D. Silvernail
This text is outstanding in linking the issues and basis of society and its commitment, or lack thereof, to schools, schooling, and the decisions made by the classroom practitioner and how they might affect the outcome of classroom instruction.

This text connects the lives and educational needs of the secondary students/persons with the society that they are part of, while addressing the complexity of the relationship of instruction and the learner in the milieu of the society as a whole. Further, it, cogently, discusses issues—such as gender, social class, the power structure, race/ethnicity, and inequality of educational opportunity—in the culture of the United States of America. The text focuses on the results of current research as the basis for decision-making about instructional methodology and strategies.

Daniel B. Coupland
In this book, an inspired cadre of scholars addresses critical issues in education that are at the center of modern schooling. Both current and future secondary-level teachers will do well to heed these authors as they struggle to make sense of an ever increasingly complex classroom environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607090892
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,167,826
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ervin F. Sparapani is a professor at Saginaw Valley State University in the Department of Middle School and Secondary Teacher Education, having taught there for twenty-four years. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1983.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Perspectives on Issues in Society Chapter 3 Understanding Society: A Framework for Thinking about Adolescence and Education Chapter 4 TBK 101: Teaching Black Kids for Beginners Chapter 5 Sexual Minority Students in School and Society Chapter 6 Eating Disorders in Middle Grades' Females and Males Part 7 Perspectives on Issues in the Classroom Chapter 8 The Classroom as a Democratic Place Chapter 9 Understanding the Needs and Characteristics of the Adolescent Learner Chapter 10 Technology Issues in the Classroom Chapter 11 Beyond Management: Creating a Classroom Climate for Engagement Chapter 12 Parental Involvement and the Secondary School Part 13 Perspectives on Instructional Practice Issues Chapter 14 The Nature of Instruction Chapter 15 Literacy Practices in the Secondary Content Area Classroom Chapter 16 Differentiating Instruction in the Secondary Classroom Chapter 17 Cooperation in the Classroom: Preparing Adolescents to Work Together Productively Chapter 18 Using Assessment for Data-Based Decision-Making

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2009

    Very pratical

    A very easy read with strategies that can easily be implemented in the classroom and provides an introduction in the understanding of the adolescent.

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