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ERIC Number: ED495103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 216
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-3133-3124-3
The Praeger Handbook of Education and Psychology. Volume 2
Kincheloe, Joe L., Ed.; Horn, Raymond A. Jr., Ed.
Cognition, mind, counseling psychology, lesson plans, learning styles, and Vygotsky are just a few of the many subjects discussed in this exciting work. Educators, students, counselors, parents, and others will find new understanding as they read and browse. How does the immigrant experience affect student outcomes? What are the effects of poverty on standardized testing? How can a teacher or parent develop study skills in the special needs learner? What is the effect of the school environment on students? What are the larger issues at work in educating students of diverse race, culture, and class? This work, a rethinking of the field of school psychology, will be an essential resource for anyone interested in teaching and learning. It combines effective, traditional knowledge with contemporary insights into the nature of today's schools and students. Currently, there is an information gap between scholars and practitioners in the field of educational psychology concerning recent and on going developments. At this time there is no one source that provides a broad and comprehensive presentation of these changes. This work bridges the gap by providing a much needed explication of how educational psychology can meet the needs of diverse students, families, and schools. Volume 2 comprises Part III, Issues in Education and Psychology, and is divided into six sections and chapters 37 to 55. The first section, Constructivism, contains: (37) Constructivism and Educational Psychology (Montserrat Castello and Luis Botella); (38) Reconsidering Teacher Professional Development through Constructivist Principles (Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch); and (39) Constructivist/Engaged Learning Approaches to Teaching and Learning (Cynthia Chew Nations). The second section, Creativity, presents: (40) Creative Problem Solving (Julia Ellis); and (41) Creativity (Jane Piirto). The third section, Criticality, contains: (42) Reclaiming Critical Thinking as Ideology Critique (Stephen Brookfield); (43) Ideological Formation and Oppositional Possibilities of Self-Directed Learning (Stephen Brookfield); (44) Literacy for Wellness, Oppression, and Liberation (Scot D. Evans and Isaac Prilleltensky); and (45) Transformative Learning: Developing a Critical Worldview (Edward Taylor). The fourth section, Culture/Cultural Studies, contains: (46) The Impact of Apartheid on Educational Psychology in South Africa: Present Challenges and Future Possibilities (J. E. Akhurst); (47) Implications of Cultural Psychology for Guiding Educational Practice: Teaching and Learning as Cultural Practices (Patrick M. Jenlink and Karen E. Jenlink); (48) The Culture/Learning Connection: A Cultural Historical Approach to Understanding Learning and Development (Yatta Kanu); (49) Endorsing an Angel: Peggy Claude-Pierre, the Media and Psychology (Michelle Stack); (50) The Buddha View: ReVIEWing Educational Psychology's Practices and Perspectives (Patricia A. Whang); and (51) Without Using the "S" Word: The Role of Spirituality in Culturally Responsive Teaching and Educational Psychology (Elizabeth J. Tisdell). The fifth section, Developmentalism, contains: (52) Beyond Readiness: New Questions about Cultural Understandings and Developmental Appropriateness (Lise Bird Claiborne). The sixth section, Educational Purpose, contains: (53) Foundations of Reconceptualized Teaching and Learning (Raymond A. Horn, Jr.); (54) The Diverse Purposes of Teaching and Learning (Raymond A. Horn, Jr.); and (55) Postmodern Pedagogy (Lois Shawver). Individual chapters contain figures, photos, references, and tables. [For Volume 1, see ED495145. For Volume 3, see ED495107. For Volume 4, see ED495108.]
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Language: English
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