Looking in Classrooms

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Harper & Row, 1978 - Education - 433 pages
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This classic book provides a balanced, research-based overview of the most effective teaching methods and guides teachers to select appropriate methods by intelligent observation in their classrooms. Widely considered to be the most comprehensive and authoritative source available on effective teaching, Looking in Classrooms synthesizes the knowledge base on student motivation, classroom teaching, teacher expectations, and adapting instruction for individual learners. This book represents state-of-the-art research reviews in several areas including student motivation, classroom instruction and student learning, classroom management, and adapting instruction to the needs of individual students. K-12 educators, administrators, and superintendents.

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Contents

TEACHER AWARENESS
19
SEEING IN CLASSROOMS
33
TEACHER EXPECTATIONS
65
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About the author (1978)

Thomas L. Good is Professor and Interim Department Head of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Arizona. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University, and his previous appointments were at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Missouri, Columbia. His policy interests include school choice and youth. His research interests include the communication of performance expectations in classroom settings and the analysis of effective instruction, especially in schools that serve children who reside in poverty. His teaching specialty areas are analysis of instructional behavior, theories of instruction, and the informal curriculum. His work has been supported by numerous agencies, including the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health. He has been a Fulbright Fellow in Australia and has long served as Editor of the Elementary School Journal (published by the University of Chicago Press). He has published numerous books, including Looking in Classrooms, coauthored with Jere Brophy.

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