ERIC Number: ED414265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Teaching the Whole Class. Fourth Edition.
Leaver, Betty Lou
The eight chapters of this book present tools to identify and resolve learning style conflicts. Chapter 1 discusses the philosophical foundations of education in the United States and other countries. Chapter 2 explains why identifying and accommodating learning styles is important, using case studies of unsuccessful students in real classroom situations. Chapter 3 outlines terms and concepts used to describe environmental preferences, sensory modalities, personality types, and cognitive styles. Chapter 4 discusses how conflicts between the learner, and the teacher, curriculum orientation or class profile can result in academic failure. Chapter 5 describes how teachers can help students increase their flexibility in responding to a nonpreferred learning style and how to adapt lesson plans to facilitate different learning styles. Chapter 6 presents methods for empowering students to succeed with teachers, subject matter, tests, and homework. Chapter 7 discusses strategies for teaching the whole class without creating a special lesson plan for each student. Chapter 8, the epilogue, is a fable which synthesizes the main points of the previous chapters. Appendices include a glossary, a list of learning styles tests, a checklist, and answers to practice exercises. (Contains 227 references.) (LH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Large Group Instruction, Learning Modalities, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
Corwin Press, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218; phone: 800-499-9774; fax: 1-805-499-0871 (Cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6645-8, $65.95; Paper: ISBN-0-8039-6646-6, $27.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory