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Academic Achievement Challenge : What Really Works in the Classroom?

Academic Achievement Challenge : What Really Works in the Classroom? - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-1572307681

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ISBN13: 978-1572307681
ISBN10: 1572307684
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 2000
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Academic Achievement Challenge : What Really Works in the Classroom? - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-1572307681

Jeanne Chall

ISBN13: 978-1572307681
ISBN10: 1572307684
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Guilford Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

This volume addresses one of the central issues in education: how best to instruct our students. From the late Jeanne S. Chall, Professor of Education at Harvard University and a leading figure in American education, the book reviews and evaluates the many educational reforms and innovations that have been proposed and employed over the past century. Systematically analyzing a vast body of qualitative and quantitative research, Chall compares achievement rates that result from traditional, teacher-centered approaches with those resulting from progressive, student-centered methods. Her findings are striking and clear: that teacher-centered approaches result in higher achievement overall, with particular benefits for children of lower socioeconomic status and those with learning difficulties. Offering cogent recommendations for practice, the book makes a strong case for basing future education reforms and innovations on a solid empirical foundation. In a new foreword to the paperback edition, Marilyn Jager Adams reflects on Chall's deep-rooted commitment to and enduring legacy in educating America's children.

Teacher educators and graduate students in education; teachers and school administrators; specialists in reading, math, science, and social studies; educational and school psychologists; policymakers.

Will serve as a supplemental text in teacher training and staff development courses.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Marilyn Jager Adams


1. Academic Achievement: An American Dilemma
2. Traditional, Teacher-Centered Education versus Progressive, Student-Centered Education
3. Twentieth-Century Trends in Educational Policy: The Shift toward Student-Centered Programs
4. Trends in Specific Areas of the Curriculum: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, 1900 to the 1990s
5. Research on the Overall Effects of Teacher- and Student-Centered Educational Programs
6. Descriptive Studies of Early Educational Experiments
7. Student-Centered Education: From Theory to Practice
8. Socioeconomic and Learning Difference Effects
9. Parents, the Media, and other Nonschool Educators
10. Where Do We Go from Here? Conclusions and Recommendations

Appendix: Key Differences between Teacher-Centered and Student-Centered Instruction

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