ERIC Number: ED493728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Bridging the Gaps in Theory, Practice, and Policy
Salhi, Adnan, Ed.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book represents a collaborative effort among education scholars that addresses the theory, practice, and policy gaps that have plagued classrooms for a long time. Divided into three parts, it focuses on practical strategies for teaching and learning in different subject areas and at all levels; provides research-based models for improving teacher quality; and addresses diversity within classrooms with regard to the requirements for achieving excellence. This book will interest teachers, teacher educators, administrators, and policymakers. After a preface by Adnan Salhi, this book is divided into three parts and 12 chapters. Part I, Teaching and Learning Strategies, offers the initial chapters of the book: (1) Bridging the Theory, Practice, and Policy Gap for Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning (P. Rudy Mattai and Jacqueline M. Williams); (2) O.D.E.S.: A Strategy for Effective Teaching and Learning in the Classroom (Adnan Salhi); (3) Online Incidental Learning and Instantaneous Information Sharing in Teacher Education (Han Liu); and (4) Strategies for Developing Collaborative Skills in Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Education Programs (Karen Schulte). Part II, Research and Models for Improving Teacher Quality, continues with the next chapters: (5) Longitudinal Study: Effects of Action Research on Educators' Professional Growth (Sandy Alber, Sally Edgerton, and Bess Kypros); (6) Follow the Teacher Leaders: The Potential of Teacher Leadership to Close the Achievement Gap (Pamela A. Morehead and Jumanne Sledge); (7) Infusing Technology to Increase Teachers' Comfort Level and Likelihood of Use (Anne Tapp, Poonam Kumar, and Elizabeth Hansen); (8) Preservice Teachers' Knowledge Development in Reading Instruction (Guidi Yang); and (9) Measuring the Gap between Knowledge and Teaching: The Development of the Mathematics Teaching Profile (MTP) (Naomi Jeffery Petersen). Part III, Diversity, Teaching, and Learning, concludes the book with the remaining chapters: (10) "Can You Spare Some Social Change?" Preparing New Teachers to Teach Social Justice in Times of Educational Reform and Standardized Curriculum (Finney Cherian); (11) Integrating Multicultural Themes with Content Area Subjects (Karen Bolak); and (12) Teaching in Diverse Classroom: Facts, Fiction, and Aspirations (Adnan Salhi).
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Classroom Environment, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Quality, Action Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Multicultural Education, Technology Integration, Educational Change, Textbook Content
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.