Institutionalized Learning in America

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Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1990 - Education - 242 pages
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Despite the vast amount of research on teaching, very little of it has related overall theoretical perspectives to general principles of teaching and instruction. Keenly aware of this, Ornstein's primary criteria for selection of the material in this book is its value to those concerned with the practice of teaching and instruction and with the interaction of students with teachers.

Institutionalized Learning in America mixes theory and practice, presenting proven methods that are based on research and that have been demonstrated to work. No one set of strategies or methods is offered, providing the reader with the opportunity to select from many different approaches. The book is divided into four parts and twenty chapters. Part I, on teaching, provides an overview of research on teaching and teacher effectiveness. Part II, on learning, discusses how information to be learned is organized and taught, as well as how to evaluate what has been learned. Part III, on instruction, emphasizes planning and organizing content and experience in a meaningful way. Part IV deals with effective schools.

Institutionalized Learning in America will be of interest to researchers and practitioners of the art of teaching, as well as those interested in applications of cognitive psychology.

 

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Contents

About Teaching
3
Research on Teaching Measurements and Methods
15
The Evolving Accountability Movement
25
Teaching LowAchieving Students
35
The Changing Status of the Teaching Profession
51
Academic Time Considerations
69
Learning How to Learn Skills
79
Practice and Drill Implications for Learning
95
OutcomeBased Instruction
137
Questioning The Essence of Good Instruction
147
Questioning Strategies and Skills
157
Textbook Instruction
167
Developing Instructional Materials
177
Electronic Instruction Telecommunication and Video Systems
185
Changing Schools and Society
197
Classroom and School Effectiveness The Urban Setting
209

Problem Solving What Is It? How Can We Teach It?
107
The Nature of Grading
117
Effective Instructional Planning
129
PrivatePublic School Comparisons
225
Index
239
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