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Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach
David Jerner Martin

Cengage Learning, 2011

In this pioneering text, a constructivist approach guides users in learning how to teach in a constructivist manner. The book is based on the belief that it's more important for children to learn how to do science than it is for them to learn about science, and that teachers of elementary science do not need to know a great deal of science to teach it effectively, but rather need to be co-inquirers with their students. More than 170 ...
  
  











  



  
Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
John W. Creswell

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2012

In this Third Edition of his bestselling text John W. Creswell explores the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. In his signature accessible writing style, the author relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry. He compares theoretical frameworks, ways to employ standards of ...
  
  











  



  
Narrative Therapy: The Social Construction of Preferred Realities
Gene Combs, Jill Freedman

W. W. Norton & Company, 1996

For psychotherapy students, teachers, and practitioners, this book describes the clinical application of the growing body of ideas and practices that has come to be known as narrative therapy. Clear and compelling demonstrations of narrative therapy practice, rich in case examples and creative strategies, are at the heart of this book.
  
  











  



  
Political Liberalism: Expanded Edition (Columbia Classics in Philosophy)
John Rawls

Columbia University Press, 2005

This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad agreement about what constitutes the good life. Yet in modern democratic society a plurality of ...
  
  











  



  
Instructional Design
Patricia L. Smith, Tillman J. Ragan

Wiley, 2004

Basic principles and practical strategies to promote learning in any setting! From K-12 to corporate training settings––the Third Edition of Patricia Smith and Tillman Ragan’s thorough, research-based text equips you with the solid foundation you need to design instruction and environments that really facilitate learning. Now updated to reflect the latest thinking in the field, this new edition offers not only extensive procedural ...
  
  











  



  
Curriculum Planning: Integrating Multiculturalism, Constructivism and Education Reform
Kenneth T. Henson

Waveland Pr Inc, 2009

Like the three critically acclaimed prior editions, the latest edition offers a comprehensive treatment of the curriculum development process and the nature of twenty-first-century education reform. In a style notable for its lack of jargon and digressive pedagogy, the author simplifies the sound foundations and principles of curriculum development as they apply to the implementation of major education reform. This revised and expanded edition ...
  
  











  



  
The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations
John Baylis, Steve Smith, ...

Oxford University Press, 2011

Working from a unique non-U.S. perspective, this market-leading text provides a coherent, accessible, and engaging introduction to the globalization of world politics. Now in its fifth edition, this internationally successful text has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics. New chapters on post colonialism and post structuralism ensure that it will remain the most comprehensive introduction to ...
  
  











  



  
Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (2nd Edition)
Elena Bodrova, Deborah J. Leong

Pearson, 2006

As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development.  Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and ...
  
  











  



  
The Principal as Curriculum Leader: Shaping What Is Taught and Tested

Corwin, 2008

Create the best possible curriculum for your school! This revised edition of a best-selling classic examines curriculum at the state, district, school, and classroom level and shows how effective principals can incorporate curriculum leadership into their organizational behavior to influence curriculum at each level. Based on the most up-to-date research, this practical guide includes information on the impact of NCLB, the Interstate School ...
  
  











  



  
Lenses on Reading, Second Edition: An Introduction to Theories and Models
Diane H. Tracey, Lesley Mandel Morrow

The Guilford Press, 2012

This widely adopted text explores key theories and models that frame reading instruction and research. Readers learn why theory matters in designing and implementing high-quality instruction and research; how to critically evaluate the assumptions and beliefs that guide their own work; and what can be gained by looking at reading through multiple theoretical lenses. For each theoretical model, classroom applications are brought to life with ...
  
  











  



  
An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
Sergio Sismondo

Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, Second Edition reflects the latest advances in the field while continuing to provide students with a road map to the complex interdisciplinary terrain of science and technology studies. Distinctive in its attention to both the underlying philosophical and sociological aspects of science and technology Explores core topics such as realism and social construction, discourse and rhetoric, ...
  
  











  



  
Social Theory of International Politics (Cambridge Studies in International Relations)
Alexander Wendt

Cambridge University Press, 1999

Drawing on philosophy and social theory, Social Theory of International Politics develops a cultural theory of international politics that contrasts with the realist mainstream. Wendt argues that states can view each other as enemies, rivals, or friends. He characterizes these roles as "cultures of anarchy," which are shared ideas that help shape states' interests and capabilities. These cultures can change over time as ideas change. Wendt thus ...
  
  











  



  
Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades: A Constructivist Approach (4th Edition)
Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, Mary Elizabeth Haas

Pearson, 2010

Building on the success of previous editions, Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades discusses flexible strategies for teaching today's diverse learner, the structure of the knowledge to be learned, how to help students reconstruct present ideas, and how to translate theory and recent research into lesson plans and units. Packed with activities, up-to-date technology, teaching strategies, and a constructivist approach, this ...
  
  











  



  
Graphic Design: A New History, second edition
Stephen J. Eskilson

Yale University Press, 2012

Now in its second edition, this innovative look at the history of graphic design explores its evolution from the 19th century to the present day. Author Stephen J. Eskilson demonstrates how a new era began for design arts under the influence of Victorian reformers, tracing the emergence of modernist design styles in the early 20th century, and examining the wartime politicization of regional styles. Richly contextualized chapters chronicle the ...
  
  











  



  
Philosophy of Education
Nel Noddings

Westview Press, 2011

The first edition of Nel Noddings’ Philosophy of Education was acclaimed as the “best overview in the field” by the journal Teaching Philosophy and predicted to become “the standard textbook in philosophy of education” by Educational Theory. This classic text, originally designed to give the education student a comprehensive look at philosophical thought in relation to teaching, learning, research, and educational policy, has now ...
  
  











  



  
Connected Code: Why Children Need to Learn Programming (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ...
Yasmin B. Kafai, Quinn Burke

The MIT Press, 2014

Coding, once considered an arcane craft practiced by solitary techies, is now recognized by educators and theorists as a crucial skill, even a new literacy, for all children. Programming is often promoted in K-12 schools as a way to encourage "computational thinking" -- which has now become the umbrella term for understanding what computer science has to contribute to reasoning and ...
  
  











  



  
Isms: Understanding Modern Art
Sam Phillips

Universe, 2013
  
  











  



  
Academic Advising Approaches: Strategies That Teach Students to Make the Most of College

Jossey-Bass, 2013

Strong academic advising has been found to be a key contributor to student persistence (Center for Public Education, 2012), and many are expected to play an advising role, including academic, career, and faculty advisors; counselors; tutors; and student affairs staff. Yet there is little training on how to do so. Various advising strategies exist, each of which has its own proponents. To serve increasingly complex higher education institutions ...
  
  











  



  
In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms
Jacqueline Grennon Brooks, Martin G. Brooks

Association for Supervision & Curriculum Deve, 1999

The activities that transpire within the classroom either help or hinder students' learning. Any meaningful discussion of educational renewal, therefore, must focus explicitly and directly on the classroom, and on the teaching and learning that occur within it. This book presents a case for the development of classrooms in which students are encouraged to construct deep understandings of important concepts. Jacqueline Grennon Brooks and ...
  
  











  



  
Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches

Oxford University Press, 2011

First published in 1974, Social Work Treatment remains the most popular and trusted compendium of theories available to social work students and practitioners. It explores the full range of theoretical approaches that drive social work treatment and knowledge development, from psychoanalysis to crisis intervention. This treasure trove of practice knowledge equips professionals with a broad array of theoretical approaches, each of which shine ...
  
  











  








   



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