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Analyzing Problems in Schools and School Systems: A Theoretical Approach

by Alan K. Gaynor

Although there are many textbooks in the field of educational administration describing various organizational theories, this text is unique in tying organizational theory explicitly and systematically to a...


Reforming Reading, Writing, and Mathematics: Teachers' Responses and the Prospects for Systemic Reform

by S.G. Grant

In this book S.G. Grant reports his study of how four Michigan elementary school teachers manage a range of reforms (such as new tests, textbooks, and curriculum frameworks) in three different school subjects...


Electronic Collaborators: Learner-centered Technologies for Literacy, Apprenticeship, and Discourse

by Curtis Jay Bonk & Kira S. King

Two developments in recent years have converged to dramatically alter most conceptions of the teaching and learning process. First, technology has become increasingly interactive and distributed, such that individual...


The Lure of the Transcendent: Collected Essays By Dwayne E. Huebner

by Dwayne Huebner & Vikki Hillis

In 1969, Bill Pinar was privileged to study with Dwayne Huebner at Teachers College. In a large room with 70 others, he watched an extraordinary figure in the distance--speaking a tongue few of them grasped--whom...


Adult ESL/Literacy From the Community to the Community: A Guidebook for Participatory Literacy Training

by Elsa Auerbach, Byron Barahona & Julio Midy

Adult ESL/Literacy from the Community to the Community: A Guidebook for Participatory Literacy Training tells the story of a university-community collaboration to develop, implement, and evaluate a project designed...


Dinner Talk: Cultural Patterns of Sociability and Socialization in Family Discourse

by Shoshana Blum-Kulka

Dinner Talk draws upon the recorded dinner conversations of, and extensive interviews with, native Israeli, American Israeli, and Jewish American middle-class families to explore the cultural styles of sociability...


Conversations About Illness: Family Preoccupations With Bulimia

by Wayne A. Beach

The grandmother granddaughter conversation examined in this book makes explicit what the detailed study of interaction reveals about two social problems--"bulimia" and "grandparent caregiving." For the first...


The Nature of Learning Disabilities: Critical Elements of Diagnosis and Classification

by Kenneth A. Kavale & Steven R. Forness

The category of learning disabilities continues to be among the most contentious in special education. Much of the debate and dissent emanates from a lack of understanding about its basic nature. The failure...


Developing Engaged Readers in School and Home Communities

by Linda Baker, Peter Afflerbach & David Reinking

This book comprises a synthesis of current directions in reading research, theory, and practice unified by what has been referred to as the engagement perspective of reading. This perspective guides the research...


Caught by the Sea: My Life on Boats

by Gary Paulsen

Another such wave could easily be the end of us. I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myself.

But what?

Gary Paulsen takes readers along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance can be...


Cognitively Diagnostic Assessment

by Paul D. Nichols, Susan F. Chipman & Robert L. Brennan

During the past two or three decades, research in cognitive science and psychology has yielded an improved understanding of the fundamental psychological nature of knowledge and cognitive skills that psychological...


Aphasia in Atypical Populations

by Patrick Coppens, Yvan Lebrun & Anna Basso

Theory and research in aphasiology have typically concentrated on a limited population--right-handed adult monolinguals whose language uses an alphabetic code. Bilingual individuals, ideographical code users,...


The Emergence of Mathematical Meaning: interaction in Classroom Cultures

by Paul Cobb & Heinrich Bauersfeld

This book grew out of a five-year collaboration between groups of American and German mathematics educators. The central issue addressed accounting for the messiness and complexity of mathematics learning and...


Text-based Learning and Reasoning: Studies in History

by Charles A. Perfetti, M. Anne Britt & Mara C. Georgi

History is both an academic discipline and a school subject. As a discipline, it fosters a systematic way of discovering and evaluating the events of the past. As a school subject, American history is a staple...


Verbal Protocols of Reading: The Nature of Constructively Responsive Reading

by Michael Pressley & Peter Afflerbach

Researchers from a variety of disciplines have collected verbal protocols of reading as a window on conscious reading processes. Because such work has occurred in different disciplines, many who have conducted...


Discourse Comprehension: Essays in Honor of Walter Kintsch

by III, Charles A. Weaver, Suzanne Mannes & C. Randy Fletcher

This volume is derived from presentations given at a conference hosted in Boulder, Colorado in honor of the 60th birthday of Walter Kintsch. Though the contents of the talks, and thus the chapters, varied widely,...


Deixis in Narrative: A Cognitive Science Perspective

by Judith F. Duchan, Gail A. Bruder & Lynne E. Hewitt

This volume describes the theoretical and empirical results of a seven year collaborative effort of cognitive scientists to develop a computational model for narrative understanding. Disciplines represented...


Mathematics Education: Models and Processes

by Lyn D. English & Graeme S. Halford

To define better techniques of mathematics education, this book combines a knowledge of cognitive science with mathematics curriculum theory and research. The concept of the human reasoning process has been...


Handbook of Individual Differences, Learning, and Instruction

by David H. Jonassen & Barbara L. Grabowski

Written for teachers, trainers, and instructional designers -- anyone who is responsible for designing or preparing instruction -- this book begins with one basic premise: individual differences mediate learning...


Literacy: A Redefinition

by Nancy J. Ellsworth, Carolyn N. Hedley & Anthony N. Baratta

The concepts of the past, centered more narrowly on traditional ways of learning to read and write, no longer suffice in a society that requires higher level skills from an increasingly diverse student population....