ERIC Number: ED491236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Teaching Low Achieving and Disadvantaged Students, 3rd Edition
Hargis, Charles H.
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd
This new edition updates and expands the previous volume and continues to reflect the concepts and the reasons behind learning and behavior problems of low achieving and disadvantaged students. Through the chapters, the author describes instructional levels and independent levels, emphasizing that success is produced by finding the place on the curriculum for each student at these levels. Details and reactions in light of events and experiences of the intervening years is examined, outlining assessment procedures to separate real disabilities from school-created ones, and then describing the educational treatment of each. Other topics include the grading system, student-centered curriculum, an alternate perspective on testing, and a changed role for the teacher. Instructional delivery systems centered on curriculum-based assessment and cooperative, noncompetitive learning methods are also proposed. Designed for classroom teachers as well as administrators, the text is the result from the author?s role in working with children who are casualties of the educational system as well as his progress in helping to develop a successful alternative public high school. The book is divided into five parts, containing twenty-one chapters. Part One, begins with the following chapters: (1) Central Concerns; (2) Standards and Norms; (3) The Problem; and (4) Low Achievers. Part Two, next continues with: (5) The Curriculum; (6) Tests; (7) Grades; and (8) Failure. Part Three, presents the next chapters: (9) Success; (10) Tests and the Curriculum; (11) Tests as Instruction; (12) The Student-Centered Curriculum; (13) Measuring Progress Without Grades; and (14) Cooperative Learning. Part Four, presents chapters: (15) Reading and Writing; (16) Arithmetic; (17) Curriculum Content; and (18) Homework. The final, Part Five, ends with chapters: (19) Current Practice with Individual Differences; (20) A Different Model of Training and the Teacher; and (21) Conclusion.
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Teaching Methods, Behavior Problems, Grading, Disadvantaged Youth, Cooperative Learning, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Alternative Assessment, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Arithmetic, Curriculum Development, Homework, Student Diversity
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