Sponsored by SRI International
This book presents six instructional models that have proven successful in teaching such advanced skills as reading comprehension, written composition, and mathematical reasoning to students who generally would be expected to fare poorly in a typical school program.
About the Author
BARBARA MEANS Barbara Means leads the Learning and Technology Program at SRI International, where she is also executive director of the Health and Social Policy Division.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Rethinking Teaching for Disadvantaged Students(Barbara Means, Michael S. Knapp)
2. Thinking in Arithmetic Class(Lauren B. Resnick, Victoria L. Bill, Sharon B. Lesgold, Mary N. Leer Commentary by Nancy J. Vye, Diana Miller Sharp, Kathy McCabe, John D. Bransford)
3. Using Children's Mathematical Knowledge(Penelope L. Peterson, Elizabeth Fennema, Thomas Carpenter Commentary by Judith J. Richards)
4. Dialogues Promoting Reading Comprehension(Annemarie Sullivan Palincscar, Laura J. Klenk Commentary by Yolanda N. Padron)
5. Teaching Writing to Students at Risk for Academic Failure(Mary Bryson, Marlene Scardamalia Commentary by Harvey A. Daniels)
6. What Schools Can Do to Improve Literacy Instruction(Robert Calfee Commentary by Ehys S. Quellmalz)
7. A Cognitive Apprenticeship for Disadvantaged Students(Allan Collins, Jan Hawkins, Sharon M. Carver Commentary by Herb Rosenfeld)
8. Conclusion: Implementing New Models for Teaching Advanced Skills(Michael S. Knapp, Barbara Means, Carol Chelemer)