Secondary and middle school methods

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Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2005 - Education - 530 pages
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Secondary and Middle School Methods prepares secondary school teachers and help experienced teachers improve their teaching and instruction by focusing on the methods and principles of teaching the "how-to" approach.Combining a broad approach of methodology, from research to theory to practice, this text helps the prospective teacher understand the essential methods and principles necessary for professional competence. The authors also address current issues in today's society, such as No Child Left Behind and teaching diverse learners, and examine the effects of federal legislation on students and teachers. In addition, an assortment of activities, tables, and topics for discussion prepare the reader for future application to secondary school settings serving diverse populations of students.

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Allan Ornstein (Ph.D., New York University) is Professor of Education at St. John's University in New York. He is the author of more than 55 texts and 400 articles and research papers, and has served as a consultant for more than 60 government and educational agencies. He is a co-author of FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, now in its eleventh edition (Wadsworth Cengage Learning).

Thomas J. Lasley, II (Ph.D., Ohio State University) has been at the University of Dayton since 1983. During that time, he has served as a faculty member, a department chair, and currently as Dean of the School of Education and Allied Professions. Books he has authored include Teaching Peace (1994), Instructional Models: Strategies for Teaching in a Diverse Society, Second Edition (2002), and Strategies for Effective Teaching (2000). He has served on the Ohio Governor's Commission for Teaching Success and is Past-President of the Dayton Council on World Affairs and of the Project 30 Alliance (a national reform initiative focused on teacher education). He also serves on several local community boards, including the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

GAYLE MINDES is Professor of Education at DePaul University in Chicago.

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