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ERIC Number: ED349153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Inventive Teaching: The Heart of the Small School. A Revised an Expanded Edition of "The Teacher as Inventor."
Kleinfeld, Judith S.; And Others
This book highlights programs and ideas that take advantage of small classrooms and of other resources in the local environment. The programs demonstrate the inventiveness and imagination of teachers in small schools. The following chapters are contained in the book: (1) "Draw From All the Resources in Your School," which includes information on such topics as tutorials, departmentalization, peer tutoring, educational technology, and scheduling; (2) "Explore the Education Available in the Community," which advocates using local talent, developing cultural heritage projects, providing community services, and starting student enterprises; (3) "Broaden Students' Experience with Travel Programs," which explains how to organize study trips; (4) "Academic Enrichment Programs," which describes creative programs in the arts, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies; (5) "Interdisciplinary Programs," which highlights such programs as the National Diffusion Network and the Knowledge Master Open; (6) "Correspondence Study Programs," which provides information and contacts for correspondence programs; (7) "Practical Skills Programs," which describes programs that involve work experience, student organizations, community programs, urban survival skills, student exchange, and outdoor skills; (8) "Summer Programs," which highlights programs in health careers, college preparation, and fine arts; and (9) "Social Programs," which provides resources and contacts in the areas of substance abuse, suicide, and child abuse and neglect. The final section of the book contains sources of information relevant to small schools, including lists of clearinghouses and other organizations, publishers of journals and studies, and global education resources. This book contains photographs and illustrations. (KS)
Descriptors: Correspondence Schools, Educational Innovation, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Field Trips, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, School Community Relationship, Small Schools, Summer Programs
Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99774.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Center for Cross-Cultural Studies.
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992). A revision of "The Teacher as Inventor"; see ED 279 479.