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Teaching (Principles and practice)

  • Basic Processes in Early Second Language Readingby Esther Geva; Ludo Verhoeven

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 30.95

    The four articles in this issue represent recent developments in the study of basic processes in L2 reading at the primary level. The research reported reflects the array of theoretical and instructional issues targeted currently by researchers who wish to understand L2 reading development in young children. Ultimately, this research should be used... more...

  • Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Changeby Hazel Reid; Linden West

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In this volume, academics and researchers across disciplines including education, psychology and health studies come together to discuss personal, political and professional narratives of struggle, resilience and hope. Contributors draw from a rich body of auto/biographical research to examine the role of narrative and how it can be constructed to... more...

  • Education Reform and the Concept of Good Teachingby Derek Gottlieb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    In an effort to address the problems confronting the American education system, the Obama administration has issued structural and systematic reforms such as Race to the Top . These initiatives introduce new statistics and accountability systems to gauge what constitutes "good" teaching, both from an administrative standpoint and the perspective... more...

  • Questioning Technique Pocketbookby Gorden Pope

    Management Pocketbooks 2014; US$ 13.11

    Teachers' questions play a critical role, not just for the thinking they provoke, but in the modelling of questioning skills and the development of curiosity. Research shows that when teachers think more about questioning - deepening their understanding, extending their range of strategies and planning their questions - responses from pupils improve,... more...

  • TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummiesby Michelle M. Maxom

    Wiley 2014; US$ 18.39

    Instant English lessons – learn in a flash! TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies is a ready-made course manual for TEFL teachers. With fully fleshed-out lessons, activities, tools, games, and resources, this book contains what is essentially an instant TEFL course. Use the ready-made materials directly in the classroom, or follow along with the... more...

  • Understanding and Teaching Reading Comprehensionby Jane Oakhill; Kate Cain; Carsten Elbro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    The ultimate aim of reading is not the process but to understand what we read and comprehension can take place at many different levels. There has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of reading comprehension in recent years but despite this there is very little written on this vital topic accessible to trainee and practicing teachers. ... more...

  • The Negative Impact of Politics on Literacyby Carolyn M. Lawrence

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99

    Correct instructional level and self-esteem have never been fully addressed in public education. Principals and teachers who read the guidelines in this book and combine these simple requirements -- without additional monies -- can make American public education number one worldwide in literacy. more...

  • Becoming a High Expectation Teacherby Christine Rubie-Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    We constantly hear cries from politicians for teachers to have high expectations. But what this means in practical terms is never spelled out. Simply deciding that as a teacher you will expect all your students to achieve more than other classes you have taught in the same school, is not going to translate automatically into enhanced achievement for... more...

  • Brilliant Ideas for Using ICT in the Classroomby Matt Jarvis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Brilliant Ideas for Using ICT in the Classroom is a totally practical, hands-on guide to using ICT in and around the classroom for all secondary school teachers and lecturers in post-compulsory education. Assuming no prior expertise, it centres on software and resources that are free or very low cost, and offers step-by-step guidance and creative... more...

  • Authentic Learning for the Digital Generationby Angela McFarlane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Why should we use technology to support learning? Where does the responsibility lie to prepare young people to be active and successful cybercitizens? Can we go on confiscating pupils? smartphones indefinitely? Authentic Learning for the Digital Generation is a vital examination of young people?s use of personal devices, online creative... more...