Marching to Different Drummers

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ASCD, 1998 - Education - 193 pages
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Initially published in 1985, Marching to Different Drummers was one of the first sources to pull together information on what was a newly flourishing topic in education. Now, more than a decade later, this revised and expanded edition takes a fresh look at the subject. Among the new chapters are a discussion of the importance of knowledge about students' culture, learning styles in light of recent discoveries about the functioning of the brain, and how learning styles relate to Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences.

Part I defines style and looks at the history of style research. Part II describes applications of style in seven areas, illustrated through the research models of Carl Jung, Herman A. Witkin, Walter Barbe and Raymond Swassing, Rita Dunn and Kenneth Dunn, Anthony Gregorc, Bernice McCarthy, and Howard Gardner.

Part III identifies common questions and discusses implementation and staff development. A comprehensive annotated bibliography sets the stage for further study.

Authors Pat Burke Guild and Stephen Garger have spent nearly 25 years studying styles, applying its research, teaching about styles, and listening to students and educators talk about styles. Their extensive experience in teacher education over the past decade grounds the theory in the second edition of Marching to Different Drummers with a practicality that all educators will value.

 

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Contents

Diversity and Learning
13
One Kind of Difference
23
The Brain and Style
39
Thinking About Style
46
Defining Style
55
A Brief History of Style
61
Examples of Style
67
Witkins FieldDependence
79
McCarthys 4MAT System
105
ModalitiesBarbe and Swassing
115
Gardners Multiple
123
Responding to Diversity
133
Style in Context
148
Accommodating Style
153
A Final Word
169
Index
187

Gregorcs Mediation Abilities
88
Dunn and Dunns Learning Style Elements
99

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