Models of Teaching

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers, Mar 1, 2008 - Education - 558 pages
Models of Teachingby Bruce Joyce, Marsha Weil and Emily Calhoun With the current emphasis on standards-based education, teachers everywhere are searching for programs and practices that have the strongest positive effect on student achievement. Since its initial publication in 1972, "Models of Teaching," now in its eighth edition, has been considered "the" classic text in the field. Rationale and research pair with real-world examples and applications to provide a strong foundation for new educators. The thoroughly documented research on the various models of teaching (and their subsequent positive effects on student success) give teachers the tools they need to build strong classrooms that accelerate student learning. Encompassing all of the major psychological and philosophical approaches to teaching and schooling, this new edition of a classic text is at the core of a successful K-12 teacher education program. Look inside this new edition:
  • NEW! Evidence-based approaches to teaching receive a full explanation in entirely new chapters.
  • New studies on models of teaching give readers the most current picture of education today.
  • All research is refreshed and updated, ensuring accuracy and currency.
  • Provides an abundance of both classic and contemporaryteaching models, classified into four families: Social, Information-Processing, Personal, and Behavioral Systems.
  • Each model includes suggestions for putting the teaching strategies to use in the classroom with applications and through a Summary Chart.

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Bruce Joyce grew up in New Jersey, was educated at Brown University, and, after military service, taught in the schools of Delaware. He was a professor at the University of Delaware, the University of Chicago, and Teachers College, Columbia University, where he directed the laboratory school and the elementary teacher education program. His research, writing, and consultation are focused on models of teaching, professional development design and implementation, school renewal, and programs for K12 beginning readers and Grade 3-12 struggling readers. Primary topics of his speaking and consultation include Teaching Methods, Curriculum and Content, Staff Development, and 21st Century School Renewal. He lives in Saint Simons Island, Georgia, and can be reached via e-mail at With Emily Calhoun, his most recent book is "Models of Professional Development ("2010). Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.

Emily Calhoun currently focusses on school improvement and professional development, where she combines practice and research. She specializes in the language arts, particularly the teaching of reading and writing in the elementary grades and literacy development K-12, including programs for struggling readers.

She writes and consults on action research, The Picture-Word Inductive Model of Teaching, and ways of incorporating digital technologies into K-12 learning environments through the development of hybrid courses.

She lives in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

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