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ERIC Number: ED460439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 216
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89789-634-3
Issues in Education: View from the Other Side of the Room.
Coleman, Geraldine
The primary objective of this book is to provide concrete and practical information to guide practice in education. While it incorporates a review of research, its focus is on implementation of research in real-life educational experiences. None of the scenarios described is fictional. Five underlying themes reoccur: (1) education is a partnership; (2) perceptions and attitudes dictate our behavior; (3) knowledge creates understanding and understanding creates change; (4) there are different ways of knowing, and educators must broaden their pedagogy accordingly; and (5) many extraneous factors affect a student's educational experience. There is an emphasis on the whole child, each individual having a unique way of learning and a unique worldview. Perception especially determines reactions to situations and people. A parent, student, teacher, or administrator may change a perception and then a behavior (standing outside one role and looking in on another). Chapter 1 discusses the importance of the parent in education. Chapter 2 focuses on academic achievement. Chapter 3 examines the role of motivation in academic success. Chapter 4 examines the role of the teacher. Chapter 5 considers increasing concerns about student discipline. Chapter 6 addresses the issue of social change and its impact. (Contains 213 references.) (RKJ)
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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