The Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations

The Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations Author : Carolyn Orange
Publisher : Corwin Press
Pub Date : 2002-02-19
Page : 141
Language : en
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In their struggle to identify successful solutions for their schools, teachers, administrators, board members, and parents must wade through reams of educational rhetoric and sales hype. This resource is designed to serve a broad audience of practicing teachers, preservice teachers, administrators, resource teachers, college professors, parents, and others who would like to stay abreast of new education programs and innovations. It objectively explains how each program, practice, and philosophy is supported by research and how it really works in schools. It provides straightforward definitions and concisely illustrates the practical applications and supporting research for approximately 125 educational innovations. Entries include feedback from award-winning teachers, giving educators an unbiased view of real-world effectiveness. Some highlights are as follows: (1) the exploration of more than 60 innovative practices, including assertive discipline, computer-assisted instruction, conflict resolution, distance learning, and the Socratic method; (2) an examination of results-oriented programs, including emergent literacy, Jumpstart, and Touch Point Math; (3) detailed discussion of policies regarding immersion and inclusion, standardized testing, and summer school; and (4) comprehensive coverage of movement, concepts, and theories, including brain-based learning, mainstreaming, multicultural education, and school vouchers. (Contains 135 references.) (RT)

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