Foundations of Education

by Allan C. Ornstein [2010]


pages 580

FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, Eleventh Edition, helps students understand the key educational issues and policies affecting American education. Through an array of applied features, the authors help to prepare students for their careers by tying the book's themes to students' future practice. These include "TeachSource Video Cases," "From Pre-Service to Practice" real-world teaching examples, and "Certification Connection Activities." Reflective pedagogy encourages students to form their own unique philosophy of teaching, laying a strong foundation for a lifelong career. Completely up-to-date throughout, this eleventh edition also provides the latest information on accountability, technology, diversity, and many other important topics

Becoming a Skilled Reader

by Jane Oakhill [1988]


pages 222

A child must be able to do more than decode single words to become a skilled or fluent reader. This book explores the psychology of that process. It includes a summary of how children learn to read words but essentially concentrates on the development of reading comprehension

Becoming a Secondary School Teacher

by Alan Bloomfield [1997]


pages 404

A support text for PGCE students at the beginning of their teaching careers and the mentors who support them. Major issues are covered, such as pupil management, bullying and the National Curriculum. Case studies and action strategies are presented throughout


pages 416

Expanded access to and improved quality of secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa are key ingredients for economic growth in the region This Secondary Education in Africa (SEIA) synthesis report makes this point by bringing together a significant volume of analytical work sponsored by the World Bank and by many African and international partners. At the Crossroads: Choices for Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa argues the case for broad and equitable access for a basic education cycle of 8 to 10 years, as well as for expanded education and training opportunities. This book provides a timely resource on good practices and potential solutions for developing and sustaining high quality secondary education systems in Africa


pages 186

The book begins with an overview and analysis of the conceptual, operational, and theoretical dimensions of adult education and the development of communities. The chapters that follow discuss issues ranging from theories of social change to the identification of community needs. At the heart of the work is a description and analysis of an educational community development model that can be modified to suit the needs and philosophies of particular groups. Anyone interested in urban studies or education will find Hamilton's book unique, insightful, and inspiring


pages 182

Shirley Clarke's latest book, following her hugely popular Formative Assessment in Action (2005), puts formative assessment within the context of active learning - maximising pupil engagement, effective dialogue and reflective thinking - and is packed with practical advice and examples from early years to secondary, across all subjects. Central to the whole process of using assessment for (and as) learning is the way in which pupils become involved in all learning and assessment processes: the explanations and classroom examples in this book demonstrate why and how to do it. Drawn from across the age range, and all subjects, they exemplify effective learning objectives, clear success criteria, talk partner techniques, effective questioning, quality discussion with pupils, and self- and peer evaluation of work

A Comprehensive Study of Education

by Samuel S. Ravi [2011]


pages 260

Intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of education, this book is an earnest endeavour to provide the readers with a thorough understanding of the various concepts of education. The exhaustive treatment of the topics in a cogent manner will enable the students to grasp the subject in an easy-to-understand manner. Organized in seven units, the chapters encompass the different pedagogical features of education addressing some of the broad areas of concern, and upholding the intrinsic details of education in the emerging society. The various education commissions, their roles in spreading education in the present age and the remedies to correct their laws are also covered in great details. This textbook can also be useful to the teachers and research scholars as a reference material

Teaching Kids to Love Learning

by Michael Connolly [2011]


pages 147

With so much emphasis these days on making students globally competitive and prepared to beat students of other nations on international assessments, and with so much talk about academic rigor and emphasis on rigid accountability measures, we are in danger of losing sight of the most fundamental element of successful teaching and learning — love. Teaching Students to Love Learning, Not Just Endure It makes the case that if we really want 'no child left behind' we must return to the solid foundation on which successful teaching and learning has always rested — the love of teacher for her students (and they for her) and the passion of the teacher for her discipline and her desire to share that passion with her students

Effective Teaching in Higher Education

by Madeleine Atkins [1988]


pages 260

Assists academic staff to develop their effectiveness as teachers and improve their students' learning by giving practical guidelines and suggestions for teaching and a series of activities


pages 210

In this fresh, straightforward introduction to teaching English to speakers of other languages he presents teaching techniques and procedures along with the underlying theory and principles. Complex theories and research studies are explained in a clear and comprehensible, yet non-trivial, manner without trivializing them. Practical examples of how to develop teaching materials and tasks from sound principles provide rich illustrations of theoretical constructs. The content is presented through a lively variety of different textual genres including classroom vignettes showing language teaching in action, question and answer sessions, and opportunities to ‘eavesdrop’ on small group discussions among teachers and teachers in preparation. Readers get involved through engaging, interactive pedagogical features and opportunities for reflection and personal application


pages 220

Fundamentals of Sociology of Education with Reference to Africa is about processes, practices, and agencies involved in socialisation and education, particularly the ways in which schools, through their teachers, curricula and organisation, influence the young


pages 608

Intended as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses (B.Ed./M.Ed.; B.A./M.A. Education) and diploma level courses in Education as well as for courses in Special Education, this comprehensive and accessible book provides a sound base for understanding Special Children through an insightful and incisive discussion on Special Education. The text dwells on exceptional children, or children with special needs, who either suffer from various deficits or disabilities, or are gifted. Such children include the mentally retarded, the visually and hearing impaired, the emotionally disturbed, those with autism, cerebral palsy, and the deprived, as well as the gifted and the creative


pages 236

This resource shows how an understanding of personality types and adults' individual leadership styles helps build school teams that can collaborate and distribute leadership responsibilities more effectively

Teaching Middle Years

by Donna Pendergast [2006]


pages 368

This guide offers a systematic overview of the philosophy, principles, and issues in middle schooling, including contributions from academics and school-based practitioners on intellectual and emotional development in early adolescence, pedagogy, curricula, and the assessment of middle years students


pages 338

In this well-researched history Peter Snelson describes, with the aid of both anecdote and statistic, the achievements of the early missionary societies from the establishment of the first 'school' at Limulunga in 1883 and the gradual but often unwilling involvement of government in education. This book will be of great interest to the historian, educationalist, missionary and, indeed, the many people who have benefited from the work of the early architects of Zambia's educational system

Paraprofessionals in the Classroom

by Betty Y. Ashbaker [2005]


pages 276

Paraprofessionals in the Classroom by Betty Ashbaker and Jill Morgan honors the paraprofessional role of support to the teacher and to student learning. Designed as a primary text for Associate Degree, certificate, and inservice programs for current and aspiring Paraprofessionals in Title I, Gifted, or special education programs, it has been extensively field-tested with educators in both rural and urban settings, and in several states. It models the techniques of effective instruction in a friendly, comprehensive, practical, and jargon-free manner, while providing concepts in basic classroom skills. Each of the chapters presents new information in small steps with frequent reviews, provides examples of good practice of teachers and paraprofessionals working with students, and guides trainees through practice activities


pages 392

Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment critically examines and advances new methods and practices for adapting tests for cross-cultural assessment and research. The International Test Commission (ITC) guidelines for test adaptation and conceptual and methodological issues in test adaptation are described in detail, and questions of ethics and concern for validity of test scores in cross-cultural contexts are carefully examined. Advances in test translation and adaptation methodology, including statistical identification of flawed test items, establishing equivalence of different language versions of a test, and methodologies for comparing tests in multiple languages, are reviewed and evaluated. The book also focuses on adapting ability, achievement, and personality tests for cross-cultural assessment in educational, industrial, and clinical settings


pages 92

This book will aid the business student in gaining a better understanding of alternative sales channels in the field of sales management. It is a complement to the many excellent texts on marketing and sales management that have generally not addressed the modern role of the professional outsorced field sales company

New Elementary Mathematics Syllabus D

by Sin Kwai Meng [2006]


pages 72

Pre Algebra Text Book Great for early high school math students or for adults looking to get algebra practice.


pages 268

Phonics for the Teacher of Readingis self-paced program of instruction that has proven to be a useful technique for presenting phonics background knowledge to experienced and practicing teachers. This book will guide teachers through a series of small steps to help you learn the terminology associated with phonics, and clinch their understanding of letter and sound relationships, onsets and rimes, and how syllables affect pronunciation


pages 235

This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. The American psychologist and writer Martin Seligman, well known for his work on the idea of ‘learned helplessness', has more recently been working in the field of positive psychology. He has led training in resilience in a number of UK local authorities. Wellington College, where Ian Morris is head of philosophy, religion and PSHE, is among the first UK schools to introduce a formal well-being and happiness curriculum developed by the author


pages 288

Starting off with a brief outline of Zambia's colonial and missionary educational heritage, and how this was inadequate to meet the country's manpower needs at independence, the author describes the rapid expansion that had to take place immediately after 1964; how these development plans were implemented; and plans for future standardization of opportunities within the educational system, in the rural and urban areas

Teach Yourself Basic Mathematics

by Alan Graham [2003]


pages 244

Basic Mathematics gives you all the math you need to know for everyday living. lt helps you to understand fractions, decimals, percentages and measurements, to make sense of graphs and tables and to use math confidently in all aspects of your daily life

An Introduction to Medical Teaching

by Kathryn N. Huggett [2014]


pages 279

Few faculty members in academic medical centers are formally prepared for their roles as teachers. This work is an introductory text designed to provide medical teachers with the core concepts of effective teaching practice and information about innovations for curriculum design, delivery and assessment. It offers brief, focused chapters with content that is assimilated easily by the reader. The topics are relevant to basic science and clinical teachers and the work does not presume readers possess prerequisite knowledge of education theory or instructional design. The authors emphasize the application of concepts to teaching practice

GCSE Biology

by D. G. Mackean [2002]


pages 388

The third edition of this comprehensive texbook has been written to reflect developments in the specifications for GSCE Science; the biology section of GCSE Science Double Award and equivalent examinations.