Cooperative Learning in Diverse Classrooms

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Merrill, 1997 - Education - 217 pages
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This is an exploration of the fundamentals of co-operative learning which explains its theoretical and research foundations. This book also provides real-life examples and lesson plans for creative co-operative group instruction, co-operative classroom management, and assessment and problem solving. It is designed to help students develop a repertoire of instructional strategies, exploring multiple approaches and methods. It also presents explicit suggestions for modifying standard lessons (objectives, materials and the environment) in order to meet the needs of diverse and exceptional learners.

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Contents

Facilitating Cooperative Learning
51
Developing Students Cooperative Skills
70
Suggested Readings
95
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About the author (1997)

JoAnne W. Putnam, Ph.D., is Dean of Education and Professional Studies at University of Maine at Presque Isle. JoAnne W. Putnam is currently on educational leave from the University of Maine. She is at Ilisagvik College in Barrow, Alaska, with the Inupiat Teacher Preparation Program. Dr. Putnam was a special education teacher before earning her doctorate at the University of Minnesota in 1983. Her research and publications have focused on cooperative learning, teaching in diverse classrooms, and community inclusion. Dr. Putnam is the author of Cooperative Learning in Diverse Classrooms (Merrill/Prentice Hall, 1997).

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