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Williams, R. Bruce – Corwin Press, 2007
There is an intricate literacy to Gardner's multiple intelligences theory that unlocks key entry points for differentiated learning. Using a well-articulated framework, rich with graphic representations, Williams provides a comprehensive discussion of multiple intelligences. He moves the teacher and students from curiosity, to confidence, to…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Multiple Intelligences, Cognitive Style, Learning Processes
Rose, Jean – Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
Students more familiar with failure than success can carry inhibiting levels of fear, and mature students are twice as likely to drop out of Higher Education in their first year than younger students. Through its use of conversational and supportive tones, this study guide puts readers at ease assisting the transition to academic study. The author…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Form Classes (Languages), Study Guides, Spelling
Schiro, Michael Stephen – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
This book presents a description of the major curriculum philosophies that have influenced educators and schooling over the last century. The author analyzes four educational visions (Scholar Academic, Social Efficiency, Learner Centered, and Social Reconstruction) to enable readers to reflect on their own educational beliefs and allow them to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Ideology, Social Change
Overall, Lyn – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
Are you looking for a book that explains all the key ideas on how children learn and how best to support children in that learning? Covering all major themes, this book offers: (1) An introduction to main theories of learning and development from birth to primary including brain and emotional and social development; (2) An introduction to what…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Brain, Social Development, Teaching Assistants
James, E. Alana; Milenkiewicz, Margaret T.; Bucknam, Alan – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
The participatory action research (PAR) process discussed in the text represents the next evolutionary stage for action research and practitioner research in education. The authors integrate process with methodology to provide an overview of the PAR process similar to professional learning communities in schools. Results of the original PAR study…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Action Research, Research Methodology, Educational Change
Silverman, David – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
In this book, the author shows how good research can be methodologically inventive, empirically rigorous, theoretically-alive and practically relevant. Using materials ranging from photographs to novels and newspaper stories this book demonstrates that getting to grips with these issues means asking fundamental questions about how we are…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Cultural Context, Data Collection
Rudestam, Kjell Erik; Newton, Rae R. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
Like the previous editions of this bestselling text, "Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process, Third Edition" offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks. Using examples from a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Methodology, Doctoral Dissertations, Guides
Denzin, Norman K., Ed.; Lincoln, Yvonna, Ed. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
This book, the first volume of the paperback versions of the "The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Third Edition," takes a look at the field from a broadly theoretical perspective, and is composed of the Handbook's Parts I ("Locating the Field"), II ("Major Paradigms and Perspectives"), and VI ("The Future of Qualitative Research"). "The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Critical Theory, Qualitative Research, Action Research
Wyse, Dominic – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
Whether you are returning to studying after a break, or need help adjusting your writing skills to meet the needs of your education course, this practical, down-to-earth guide will help you improve your literacy skills. Aimed specifically at students in education courses, this book uses examples of students' work to highlight common problems, and…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Guides, Language Usage, Reading Materials
Annenberg Media, 2007
New, and yet familiar, hypothetical cases are debated and agonized over by eminent leaders from government, business, science and academia. "Ethics in America II" follows its predecessor by exploring gripping ethical dilemmas using the time-honored Socratic Dialogue format. The programs can be used with a discussion guide to help teachers engage…
Descriptors: Elections, Ethics, Middle School Students, High School Students
Johnson, Jeff A. – Redleaf Press, 2007
An estimated 30 to 40 percent of child care professionals leave the field, often due to burnout arising from some combination of long hours, isolation, low pay, and lack of respect. With humor and empathy, "Finding Your Smile Again" provides dozens of proven techniques for coping with stressful situations and diagnosing and preventing burnout. A…
Descriptors: Child Care, Burnout, Child Caregivers, Work Environment
Handley, Bill – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2007
This book is about playing with mathematics, teaching: (1) How to multiply and divide large numbers mentally; (2) Making addition and subtraction easy; (3) Tricks for understanding fractions and decimals; and (4) How to quickly check answers for each calculation. Described as a foolproof way to do multiplication, division, factoring estimating,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Subtraction, Numbers, Mathematics
Eshet, Dan – Facing History and Ourselves, 2007
This case study highlighting the story of Raphael Lemkin challenges everyone to think deeply about what it will take for individuals, groups, and nations to take up Lemkin's challenge. To make this material accessible for classrooms, this resource includes several components: an introduction by Genocide scholar Omer Bartov; a historical case study…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Citizen Participation, Individual Power, Power Structure
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2007
This student employee handbook offers tips on planning, design process, and presentation of a student Lunar Nautics project. Each section includes mission, task, challenge, and guide questions. With the activities presented, students will learn to design a Lunar Lander, Lunar Miner, and Lunar Base; investigate the geography and geology of the moon…
Descriptors: Geology, Geography, Lunar Research, Hands on Science
Anderson, Gary L.; Herr, Kathryn G.; Nihlen, Ann – Corwin Press, 2007
Since the publication of the first edition of "Studying Your Own School", practitioner action research has become an established professional development practice in schools and teacher education programs.While the fundamentals of practitioner action research have not changed, the challenges of large scale reform have dramatically…
Descriptors: Research Design, Research Methodology, Educational Practices, Educational Environment
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