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ERIC Number: ED384470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Learning in Rural and Small Schools. Rural/Small Schools Network Information Exchange: Number 10, Spring 1991.
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
This packet includes reprints of journal articles and other resources pertaining to cooperative learning strategies in small, rural schools. The four sections of the packet cover introduction to cooperative learning, examples of how team strategies and cooperative learning can be used, issues such as program evaluation and public relations, and additional resources. Articles include: (1) "Cooperation Works!" (Dianne K. Augustine, Kristin D. Gruber, Lynda R. Hanson); (2) "Cooperative Learning: Making It Work"; (3) "Introducing Cooperative Learning" (Susan S. Ellis); (4) "Characteristics of a Collaborative Classroom" (excerpt from "Restructuring To Promote Learning in America's Schools"); (5) "Student Team Learning: An Overview and Practical Guide" (Robert E. Slavin); (6) "The Structural Approach to Cooperative Learning" (Spencer Kagan); (7) "Social Skills for Successful Group Work" (David W. Johnson, Roger T. Johnson); (8) Workshop handout, "Essentials of a Cooperative Lesson"; (9) "P is for Prosocial Teaching" (Alfie Kohn); (10) "Cooperative Learning Groups: Increasing Composite Time on Task" (Edna O. Schack, and others); (11) "Implementing Cooperative Learning Groups in the Writing Curriculum" (Ann Hill Duin); (12) "Creating a Caring Classroom Community" (Mike Perry, Nan Graves); (13) "Cooperative Learning: Instruction and Procedures To Assist Middle School Teachers" (Karen A. Bosch); (14) "Cooperative Learning: Developmentally Appropriate for Middle Level Students" (M. Gail Jones); (15) "Group Investigation Expands Cooperative Learning" (Yael Sharan, Shlomo Sharan); (16) "Experiences of Teachers Who Have Used Cooperative Learning" (Ruth Parker); (17) "Summer School: Promoting Cooperative Learning" (Twyla L. Bright); (18) "School Tries New System of Learning" (Elizabeth New Weld); (19) "Can Cooperative Learning Be Evaluated?" (Dan Watson, Lyle Rangel); and (20) "The Cooperative Link" (sample newsletter). Section 4 lists additional resources. (LP)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Learning Strategies, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Public Relations, Rural Education, Small Group Instruction, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
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