Solving Education's Problems Effectively

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Overview

Rich in practical information about the history of American education, Solving Education's Problems Effectively encourages readers to analyze, prioritize, and synthesize historical information by applying it to current situations. Using more than thirty case studies, Giordano suggests solutions to issues that plague educators across the nation-from textbook quality to gender, race, and religion biases. The case studies are accompanied by activities to prompt educators to higher levels of thinking about the problems they face.
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Marcella Martin Kelly
There is a void in textbooks for real life applications. In Solving Education's Problems Effectively, Giordano provides good solid information, historical background, and real-life case studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578869985
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerard Giordano is professor of education at the University of North Florida.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface: The Case Method Chapter 2 Teachers: Using the Past to Understand the Present Chapter 3 Instruction: Selecting Reading As the Base for Instruction Chapter 4 Learners: Helping Urban and Immigrant Students Chapter 5 Learners: Demanding Opportunities for Minority Students Chapter 6 Curriculum: Promoting Quality with Textbooks Chapter 7 Learners: Dealing with Gender and Religious Biases Chapter 8 Politics: Dealing with Domestic Problems Chapter 9 Politics: Responding to War Chapter 10 Politics: Reacting to Organized Labor Chapter 11 Curriculum: Promoting Quality with Tests Chapter 12 Learners: Helping Students with Disabilities Chapter 13 Epilogue: The Case Method Redux
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