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Elementary or public school education

  • Understanding the School Curriculumby Alex Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    At a time of rapid social change and numerous policy initiatives, there is a need to question the nature and function of school curricula and the purposes of formal public education. Comparing curriculum developments around the globe, Understanding the School Curriculum draws on a range of educational, philosophical and sociological theories to... more...

  • Early Career English Teachers in Actionby Robert Rozema; Lindsay Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The first few years of teaching are critical to the professional development of effective English teachers. In these crucial years, new teachers establish their identities, learn the ins and outs of the curriculum, acclimate to unfamiliar communities, and cope with student behaviors that they never expected. All of this can be daunting for novice... more...

  • Creating Critical Classroomsby Mitzi Lewison; Christine Leland; Jerome C. Harste

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95

    This popular text articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy?in all its complexity. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider... more...

  • Doing Historyby Linda S. Levstik; Keith C. Barton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    Now in its fourth edition, this popular text offers a unique perspective on teaching and learning history in the elementary and middle grades. Through case studies of teachers and students in diverse classrooms and from diverse backgrounds, it shows children engaging in authentic historical investigations, often in the context of an integrated social... more...

  • The hm Learning and Study Skills Programby Judy Tilton Brunner; Matthew S. Hudson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 23.99

    Level I: Grades 5-7 Do teachers in your school complain that kids just don't pay attention? Show your students how to study smart with the HM Learning & Study Skills Program. Essential to the program is the comprehensive Teacher's Guide. It provides a focus on the importance of study skills, directions for using the student text, and practical... more...

  • Developing Children?s Critical Thinking through Picturebooksby Mary Roche

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This accessible text will show students and class teachers how they can enable their pupils to become critical thinkers through the medium of picturebooks. By introducing children to the notion of making-meaning together through thinking and discussion, Roche focuses on carefully chosen picturebooks as a stimulus for discussion, and shows how they... more...

  • Models and Modeling Perspectivesby Richard A. Lesh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    This special issue of Mathematical Thinking and Learning describes models and modeling perspectives toward mathematics problem solving, learning, and teaching. The concern is not only the mature forms of models and modeling in communities of scientists and mathematicians, but also the need to initiate students in these forms of thought. The contributions... more...

  • Active Literacy Across the Curriculumby Heidi Hayes- Jacobs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Highly acclaimed author Heidi Hayes Jacobs shows teachers ? at very grade level and in every subject area -- how to integrate the teaching of literacy skills into their daily curriculum. With an emphasis on school wide collaborative planning, she shows how curriculum mapping sustains literacy between grade levels and subjects. more...

  • Supporting Speaking and Listeningby Angela Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Angela Wilson focuses on enhancing the speaking and listening skills of the pupils whom you support, analyzing how you can develop their skills, offering advise and guidance on a variety of learning styles and a breakdown of main principles of speaking and listening. more...

  • Speaking of Fourth Gradeby Inda Schaenen

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 25.95

    Fourth grade is ground zero in the fierce debates about education reform in America. It?s when kids (well, some of them) make the shift from “learning to read? to “reading to learn,? and tomes have been written about the fourth-grade year by educators, administrators, philosophers, and pundits. Now, in a fascinating and groundbreaking book, Inda Schaenen... more...