ERIC Number: ED469952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Engaged in Learning: Teaching English, 6-12.
Strickland, Kathleen; Strickland, James
This book provides a guide for English language arts teachers in grades 6-12, demonstrating how students learn and how beliefs inform behavior. It promotes a student-centered and inquiry-based teaching philosophy. Seven chapters focus on: (1) "Education Begins with Philosophy" (e.g., belief shapes perception, curriculum in traditional and constructivist classrooms, and student-centered classrooms); (2) "Asking Questions, Facilitating Inquiry" (e.g., risk taking, active listening, small group discussion, calling on students, and using the Internet to research); (3) "Reading and Literature" (e.g., reading logs, teaching reading by connecting with literature, vocabulary instruction, and literature circles); (4) "Writing Workshop" (e.g., writer's notebooks, conferencing, revision, and editing); (5) "Computers, Websites, and Technology" (e.g., revision on the computer, Web publishing, networking for communication, and electronic reading"; (6) "Assessment and Evaluation: Codependent but Different" (e.g., checklists, rubrics, portfolios, and the mixed messages of grading); and (7) "The Politics of Standardization and Testing" (e.g., media reporting of achievement, standards, measuring accountability, and criterion-referenced testing). (Contains 165 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Computer Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Technology, English, Evaluation Methods, Inquiry, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Literature, Politics of Education, Reading Instruction, Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, World Wide Web, Writing Instruction, Writing Workshops
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Foreword by Peter Stillman.