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Mintrop, Rick – Harvard Education Press, 2016
At the heart of the effort to enact and scale up successful school reforms is the need for more robust links between research and practice. One promising approach is design development, a methodology widely used in other fields and only recently adapted to education, which offers a disciplined process for identifying practical problems, assessing…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Case Studies, Research and Development
Short, Kathy, Ed.; Day, Deanna, Ed.; Schroeder, Jean, Ed. – Stenhouse Publishers, 2016
In today's globally connected world, it is essential for students to have an understanding of multiple cultures and perspectives. In this edited collection, Kathy Short, Deanna Day, and Jean Schroeder bring together fourteen educators who use global children's literature to help students explore their own cultural identities. The book lays out why…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Childrens Literature, Global Approach
Stearns, Clio; Grumet, Madeleine; Lensmire, Timothy; Pitt, Alice – Bank Street College of Education, 2015
We all want children to become engaged and enthusiastic readers. Yet teachers are often challenged by students who, because of histories with a standardized and irrelevant curriculum, poor pedagogy, or unique learning styles, have become alienated from the written word. Impatient with teachers' ignorance and desiring to be liberated from…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Grade 5
Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed.; Martin, Michael O., Ed. – TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, 2015
The "PIRLS 2016 Assessment Framework, 2nd Edition" provides the foundation for the three international assessments planned as part of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016: PIRLS, PIRLS Literacy, and ePIRLS. PIRLS represents the…
Descriptors: International Programs, Testing Programs, Student Evaluation, Reading Tests
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Rosenfeld, Malke, Ed. – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
This section is full of stories from teaching artists working to clarify what needs to change within their practices and moving toward solutions--whether it's supporting a classroom of learners in new and unexpected ways, reassessing one's approach in the classroom, shepherding an individual child toward success, or professionalizing an entire…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Teachers, Art Education, Educational Practices
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Rosenfeld, Malke, Ed.; Conarro, Ryan; Upshaw, Allison; Makol, Suzanne; Kelin, Daniel A., II; Redman, Jeff – Teaching Artist Journal, 2013
Stories in the "ALT/Space" section of each issue of "Teaching Artist Journal" illustrate and document a wide variety of topics surrounding the work of teaching artists while simultaneously revealing some larger truths about what it means to be an artist who teaches. This particular section focuses on the process and realities…
Descriptors: Artists, Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Rural Schools
Goncalves, Fernando J., Ed.; Pereira, Ruth, Ed.; Leal Filho, Walter, Ed.; Miranda Azeiteiro, Ulisses, Ed. – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
This book presents essential learning approaches. It introduces educational and training activities, as well as various innovative methods aiming at the development of practical skills, in order to strengthen the continuous process of environmental education, and in particular the education for sustainable development (ESD). In doing so, it…
Descriptors: Field Instruction, Animals, Higher Education, Science Education
Carlson, Jerry, Ed.; Levin, Joel R., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
The twin objectives of the series Psychological Perspectives on Contemporary Educational Issues are: (1) to identify issues in education that are relevant to professional educators and researchers; and (2) to address those issues from research and theory in educational psychology, psychology, and related disciplines. The present volume, consisting…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Reading Research, Reading Fluency, Early Reading
Russell, William B., III, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
The field of social studies is unique and complex. It is challenged by the differing perspectives related to the definition, goals, content, and purpose of social studies. Contemporary Social Studies: An Essential Reader discusses the contemporary issues surrounding social studies education today. Contemporary Social Studies: An Essential Reader…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Global Education, Citizenship, Popular Culture
Hougen, Martha C., Ed.; Smartt, Susan M., Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2012
For future literacy teachers just beginning their professional education, nothing's more important than the first core text that builds their foundation for classroom success. That's why every preservice teacher should start with this introductory reading textbook, ideal for teaching fundamental literacy skills to students in pre-K-Grade 6. Based…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Beginning Reading, Academic Standards
Sawyer, R. Keith, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2011
With an increasing emphasis on creativity and innovation in the twenty-first century, teachers need to be creative professionals just as students must learn to be creative. And yet, schools are institutions with many important structures and guidelines that teachers must follow. Effective creative teaching strikes a delicate balance between…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Creativity, Music, Creative Activities
Jones, Phyllis, Ed.; Fauske, Janice R., Ed.; Carr, Judy F., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2011
This important book expands the notion of inclusion well beyond special education to include English language learners, students with refugee status, LGBTQ children, poor children, and other underrepresented populations. Employing real-world vignettes and up-to-date research findings, this hands-on resource provides strategies that school leaders…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Second Language Learning, Evaluation Methods, Refugees
Koshy, Valsa, Ed.; Murray, Jean, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Now in a fully updated second edition, "Unlocking Mathematics Teaching" is a comprehensive guide to teaching mathematics in the primary school. Combining theory and practice, selected experts outline the current context of mathematics education. They suggest strategies, activities and examples to help develop readers understanding and confidence…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction
Gray, Donald, Ed.; Colucci-Gray, Laura, Ed.; Camino, Elena, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Recent work in science and technological studies has provided a clearer understanding of the way in which science functions in society and the interconnectedness among different strands of science, policy, economy and environment. It is well acknowledged that a different way of thinking is required in order to address problems facing the global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Democracy, Science and Society
Brunswick, Nicola, Ed.; McDougall, Sine, Ed.; de Mornay Davies, Paul, Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
This book provides a unique and accessible account of current research on reading and dyslexia in different orthographies. While most research has been conducted in English, this text presents cross-language comparisons to provide insights into universal aspects of reading development and developmental dyslexia in alphabetic and non-alphabetic…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Reading, Dyslexia, Spelling
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