Society, the Classroom, and Instructional Practice Perspectives on Issues Affecting the Secondary Classroom in the 21st Century

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-16
  • Publisher: R&L Education

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Society, the Classroom, and Instructional Practice has been developed to help middle and high school teachers speak to the difficult 21st century issues in a rational, thoughtful manner.

Author Biography

Ervin F. Sparapani is professor at Saginaw Valley State University in the Department of Middle School and Secondary Teacher Education, having taught there for twenty-four years. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1983.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Perspectives on Issues in Society
Understanding Society: A Framework for Thinking about Adolescents and Educationp. 3
TBK 101: Teaching Black Kids for Beginnersp. 15
Sexual Minority Students in School and Societyp. 27
Eating Disorders in Middle Grades Females and Malesp. 41
Perspectives on Issues in the Classroom
The Classroom as a Democratic Placep. 57
Understanding the Needs and Characteristics of the Adolescent Learnerp. 75
Technology Issues in the Classroomp. 87
Beyond Management: Creating a Classroom Climate for Engagementp. 99
Parental Involvement in the Middle School and High School Classroomp. 113
Perspectives on Instructional Practice Issues
The Nature of Instructionp. 129
Literacy Practices in the Secondary Content Area Classroomp. 147
Differentiating Instruction in the Secondary Classroomp. 169
Cooperation in the Classroom: Preparing Adolescents to Work Together Productivelyp. 183
Using Assessment for Data-Based Decision-Makingp. 197
Indexp. 211
About the Contributorsp. 219
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