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Grigorenko, Elena L., Ed.; Mambrino, Elisa, Ed.; Preiss, David D., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
This book captures the diversity and richness of writing as it relates to different forms of abilities, skills, competencies, and expertise. Psychologists, educators, researchers, and practitioners in neighboring areas are interested in exploring how writing develops and in what manner this development can be fostered, but they lack a handy,…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Written Language, Literacy, Child Development
Moore, James L., III, Ed.; Lewis, Chance W., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"African American Students in Urban Schools" offers readers a critical yet comprehensive examination of the issues affecting African American students' outcomes in urban school systems and beyond. Across disciplines including teacher education, school counseling, school psychology, gifted education, career and technical education, higher…
Descriptors: Evidence, Social Justice, African American Students, Urban Schools
Beineke, John A. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
"Teaching History to Adolescents: A Quest for Relevance" is an exploration of research, ideas, trends, and practices for educators who teach American history to adolescents from the middle grades through high school. Higher education faculty in history and professional education will also find the book germane to their work. Topics within the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, United States History, Textbooks, Adolescents
Salili, Farideh, Ed.; Hoosain, Rumjahn, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2007
The influence of culture on learning and motivation has been the topic of much research in recent years. Educational and psychological researchers are now aware that the findings of their studies may not apply to other cultures, and that in this age of globalization and multiculturalism it is very important to examine the applicability of…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cultural Differences, Learning, Motivation