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Adams, Dennis; Hamm, Mary – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008
This book builds on the social nature of learning to provide useful suggestions for reaching reluctant learners. It is based on the assumption that instruction that focuses on students' interests and builds on collaborative and differentiated learning will allow students to move from believing they "can't do mathematics or science" to a feeling of…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
Nemirovsky, Ricardo, Ed.; Rosebery, Ann S., Ed.; Solomon, Jesse, Ed.; Warren, Beth, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2005
This book re-examines the dichotomy between the everyday and the disciplinary in mathematics and science education, and explores alternatives to this opposition from points of view grounded in the close examination of complex classroom events. It makes the case that students' everyday experience and knowledge in their entire manifold forms matter…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Design
National Academies Press, 2005
How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest exciting research on cognition, teaching, and learning. How Students…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, History Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
Hemmerich, Hal; And Others – 1994
This book provides teachers with strategies to engage students actively in learning and focuses on the mathematics and science curricula for the middle and high school years. The strategies selected facilitate connections between the familiar and the unfamiliar. This method promotes learning that students find relevant. The 14 strategies have been…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Learning Strategies
Bazin, Maurice; Tamez, Modesto – 2002
Throughout history, people of all cultures have used math and science in everyday life and contributed a wealth of ideas to these disciplines. However, math and science textbooks generally focus on the contributions of Western culture. This book was created to help teachers explore the contributions of other cultures. Through exploring real-life…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, General Mathematics
Finkel, LeRoy – 1991
This book is designed for use in an introductory, college level course on educational technology, and no prior experience with computers or computing is assumed. The first of a series on technology in the classroom, the text provides a foundation for exploring more specific topics in greater depth. The book is divided into three…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Courseware
Gilliland, Hap – 1995
Much has been written about what is wrong with American Indian education, but too little emphasis has been placed on positive ideas for making education better and more relevant for Native American students. This book aims to fill that gap by providing teachers with practical information and suggestions for working with Native American students. A…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Art Education, Classroom Techniques
Brandwein, Paul F., Ed.; Passow, A. Harry, Ed. – 1988
Thirty-four authors have joined to produce this book. Among them are natural and physical scientists, psychologists, historians, writers, scholars of curriculum and instruction, teacher educators, and teachers of the young. The contributors probe many methodologies including the place of unified concepts and processes; the interaction of the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Grant, Tim, Ed.; Littlejohn, Gail, Ed. – 2001
Within the last couple of decades, the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has increased significantly due to human activities. Today climate change is an important issue for humankind. This book provides a starting point for educators to teach about climate change, although there are obstacles caused by the industrialized…
Descriptors: Climate Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect