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  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
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"Slavin writes in such a way that concepts are very clear and examples illustrating the concepts are engaging and relevant." Karen Huxtable-Jester, University of Texas at Dallas "For the teacher candidate, who is often encountering this material for the first time, the tables, organization, and formatting of the chapters make this text eminently accessible." Richard Battaglia, California Lutheran University "The major strength of this text is its relevance to effective teaching. Slavin touches on various approaches and types of teaching and the consistent message of intentional teaching is evident." Joshua S. Smith, University at Albany This edition continues to have in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on the intentional teacher. It presents up-to-the-minute research that a reflective, intentional teacher can apply. The eighth edition of this popular text from renowned educational psychologist Robert Slavin translates theory into practices that teachers can use in their classrooms and focuses on the concept of intentionality. An "intentional teacher," according to Slavin, is one who constantly reflects on his or her practice and makes instructional decisions based on a clear conception of how these practices affect students. To help readers become "intentional teachers," the author models best practices through classroom examples and offers questions to guide the reader. New to This Edition: bull; NEW "Teaching Dilemmas" in all chapters introduce controversial issues of practice and ask students to reflect on their own beliefs with Reflective Questions. NEW "Certification Pointers" throughout the text note text content likely to appear on state certification tests. NEW "Personal Reflections" describe chapter-related events from the authorrs"s own experience, helping students relate to the text as the product of a real authorrs"s work. Updated throughout with important new coverage on programs for English language learners (Chapter 4), technology and No Child Left Behind (Chapter 9) to keep students abreast of current trends and issues. NEW IDEA updates are included in Chapter 12. NEW certification guides for state-specific tests in California, Texas, New York, and Florida as well as a general certification guide based on Praxis are available free with the text so that students can readily keep and use this text to prepare for their state certification tests. Please visit the companion web site for this book at www.ablongman.com/slavin8e to find practice quizzes, web links, activities and more! Package this text with MyLabSchool-a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! See the inside cover and visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!

Table of Contents

Educational Psychology: A Foundation for Teaching
What Makes a Good Teacher?
What Is the Role of Research in Educational Psychology?
What Research Methods Are Used in Educational Psychology?
Theories of Development
What Are Some Views of Human Development?
How Did Piaget View Cognitive Development?
How Is Piaget's Work Viewed Today?
How Did Vygotsky View Cognitive Development?
How Did Erikson View Personal and Social Development?
What Are Some Theories of Moral Development?
Development During Childhood and Adolescence
How Do Children Develop During the Preschool Years?
What Kinds of Early Childhood Education Programs Exist?
How Do Children Develop During the Elementary Years?
How Do Children Develop During the Middle School and High School Years?
Student Diversity
What Is the Impact of Culture on Teaching and Learning?
How Does Socioeconomic Status Affect Student Achievement?
How Do Ethnicity and Race Affect Students' School Experiences?
How Do Language Differences and Bilingual Programs Affect Student Achievement?
What Is Multicultural Education?
How Do Gender and Gender Bias Affect Students' School Experiences?
How Do Students Differ in Intelligence and Learning Styles?
Behavioral Theories of Learning
What Is Learning?
What Behavioral Learning Theories Have Evolved?
What Are Some Principles of Behavioral Learning?
How Has Social Learning Theory Contributed to Our Understanding of Human Learning?
Information Processing and Cognitive Theories of Learning
What Is an Information-Processing Model?
What Causes People to Remember or Forget?
How Can Memory Strategies Be Taught?
What Makes Information Meaningful?
How Do Metacognitive Skills Help Students Learn?
What Study Strategies Help Students Learn?
How Do Cognitive Teaching Strategies Help Students Learn?
The Effective Lesson
What Is Direct Instruction?
How Is a Direct Instruction Lesson Taught?
What Does Research on Direct Instruction Methods Suggest?
How Do Students Learn and Transfer Concepts?
How Are Discussions Used in Instruction?
Student-Centered and Constructivist Approaches to Instruction
What Is the Constructivist View of Learning?
How Is Cooperative Learning Used in Instruction?
How Are Problem-Solving and Thinking Skills Taught?
Accommodating Instruction to Meet Individual Needs
What Are Elements of Effective Instruction Beyond a Good Lesson?
How Are Students Grouped to Accommodate Achievement Differences?
What Is Mastery Learning?
What Are Some Ways of Individualizing Instruction?
How Is Technology Used in Education?
What Educational Programs Exist for Students Placed at Risk?
Motivating Students to Learn
What Is Motivation?
What Are Some Theories of Motivation?
How Can Achievement Motivation Be Enhanced?
How Can Teachers Increase Students' Motivation to Learn?
How Can Teachers Reward Performance, Effort, and Improvement?
Effective Learning Environments
What Is an Effective Learning Environment?
What Is the Impact of Time on Learning?
What Practices Contribute to Effective Classroom Management?
What Are Some Strategies for Managing R
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