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ERIC Number: ED113344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 217
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Alternative Teaching Strategies; Helping Behaviorally Troubled Children Achieve. A Guide for Teachers and Psychologists.
Swift, Marshall S.; Spivack, George
This book provides (1) specific information about overt classroom behaviors that affect or reflect academic success or failure, and (2) information and suggestions about alternative teaching strategies that may be used to increase behavioral effectiveness and subsequent academic achievement. The focus of the book is on specific behaviors, behavior groupings, and total behavior patterns of children which, through a long series of research projects, have been shown to describe and distinguish successful and unsuccessful students throughout the elementary school grades. This focus is coupled with extensive step-by step descriptions of alternative teaching strategies that can be practically incorporated into plans for each child or groups of children in the classroom. The first chapter, concerning the proportion of children displaying disturbance in school, provides the teacher, and those with responsibility to help the teacher, with a realistic picture of how many children are having difficulty coping in the classroom. Each of the next 10 chapters provides extensive and detailed descriptions of specific, feasible teaching alternatives for working with students displaying each of the achievement-related behavior dimensions mentioned in Chapter One. The focus of the last chapter is upon common elements among teaching strategies. In this chapter previous discussions of alternative teaching strategies are reviewed. (RC)
Research Press, 2612 N. Mattis Avenue, Champaign, Illinois 61820 (No price quoted)
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