ERIC Number: ED426968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Marching to Different Drummers. 2nd Edition.
Guild, Pat Burke; Garger, Stephen
First published in 1985, this revised edition focuses on diversity in education, exploring differences in style to help educators better fulfill their responsibilities and assist people in realizing their potential. Among the new chapters are a discussion of the importance of knowledge about students' culture, learning styles in light of recent discoveries about the functioning of the brain, and how learning styles relate to the theory of multiple intelligences. Section 1, Diversity in Education, argues for more accommodation of differences, defining style, providing background into style research, and addressing the impact of culture and the knowledge of the brain's functioning. Section 2, Examples of Style, describes applications of style in seven areas, focusing on seven major research models and providing an example of application for each. The seven models represent major efforts historically and conceptually and include the models of Carl Jung, Herman A. Witkin, Walter Barbe and Raymond Swassing, Rita Dunn and Kenneth Dunn, Anthony Gregorc, Bernice McCarthy, and Howard Gardner. Section 3, Responding to Diversity, identifies common questions and discusses applications, implementation, and staff development. A comprehensive annotated bibliography is included. (Contains 132 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Style, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Multiple Intelligences, Students, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Styles
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.