Philosophical Documents In Education

Author: Tony W. Johnson
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780137080380
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The introduction to the fourth edition of Philosophical Documents in Education asks the simple question, what does it mean to be educated? That simple but profound inquiry is answered throughout the anthology's 16 chapters by both classical and contemporary educators, progressives, and philosophers. Driven by the idea that students can better understand and practice their profession by reading, contemplating, and discussing philosophical and historical literature, this collection of primary sources exposes readers to a wealth of ideas regarding teaching, learning, schooling, and instruction -- from ancient texts to modern selections.

Research And Evaluation Methods In Special Education

Author: Donna M. Mertens
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506318517
Size: 53.14 MB
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This excellent resource provides an approach to research and evaluation that helps educators better understand and address the needs of students with various disabilities.

Art Culture Education

Author: Karel Rose
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820457451
Size: 60.79 MB
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Annotation This book asks serious aesthetic and cultural questions about art and teaching. In this context the authors explore the power of art to shape both our emotions and our intellect. With these ideas in mind the authors explore a course the team taught on « High and Low Art: Good and Bad Taste. As the course began the « Sensation controversy at the Brooklyn Museum broke out. The authors trace both how the controversy shaped their course and its implications for the larger concerns with art, culture, and education in the twenty-first century.

New Perspectives On Philosophy And Education

Author: Gerald Lee Gutek
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205594337
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Leading author, Gerry Gutek, discusses the major philosophical systems and then applies how these systems and ideologies contribute to educational theory. Examines the origen, meaning and relevance to teaching and learning. New Perspectives on Philosophy and Education is organized into three major parts: philosophies, ideologies, and theories of education. Part I examines philosophy and education, idealism, realism, pragmatism, existentialism and postmodernism and analyzes their educational implications; Part II examines Ideology, Nationalism, Liberalism, Conservatism, and Marxism and analyzes their educational implications; Part III deals with theory, Essentialism, Progressivism, Social Reconstructionism, Critical Theory, and Globalization in terms of their meaning for education. In drawing out the educational implications of these philosophies, ideologies, and theories, the author places them in the context of education, schooling, curriculum, and instruction. Pedagogical aspects include discussion questions, topics for reflection and research, websites, and suggested readings.

Enduring Issues In Special Education

Author: Barbara Bateman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136265961
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Enduring Issues in Special Education is aimed at any course in the undergraduate or graduate special education curriculum that is wholly or partly devoted to a critical examination of current issues in special education. The book organizes 28 chapters into seven sections using familiar structuring principles—what, who, where, how, when, why, and whither. Each section begins with an introduction that provides historical, legal, and theoretical background information and organizing commentary for the chapters that follow. The book’s objective, in addition to informing readers about the issues, is to develop critical thinking skills in the context of special education. Key features include the following: Dialectic Format – Each of the 28 chapters presents compelling reasons for addressing the issue at hand and specific ways to do so. Because each issue is written from different perspectives and focuses on a variety of aspects, readers are encouraged to weigh the arguments, seek additional information, and come up with synthesized positions of their own. Organizing Framework – The book’s seven sections have been arranged according to a scheme that is the essence of most investigative reporting and provides a coherent, easy-to-understand framework for readers. Expertise – All chapters are written by leading scholars who are highly regarded experts in their fields and conclude with suggested readings and discussion questions for additional study.

Common Sense Assessment In The Classroom

Author: Lynda Rice
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 9781425806903
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Take the mystery out of assessment and understand how to successfully implement it into instruction! This comprehensive guide will give you the tools to effectively implement assessment in the classroom and empower you to use assessment more effectively in order to inform and strengthen instruction. It discusses the importance of effective and efficient grading and provides strategies for teachers to learn what students truly understand and their mastery of concepts. The book includes helpful checklists, rubrics, and graphics to support student learning and help teachers make good decisions about the types of assessment to use in the classroom. This resource supports the Common Core and other state standards.

Creativity For Critical Thinkers

Author: Anthony Weston
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780195432510
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This unique book is a concise introduction to creativity--the art of expanding possibility. Covering such practical methods as multiplying options, brainstorming, lateral thinking, reframing problems, and many others, it offers provocative and effective methods for constructive and expansive kinds of thinking. These methods are illustrated and reinforced through exercises and applications that range from science and technology to the arts; from the small aggravations of everyday life to the largest difficulties in politics, the family, and the future; and from "creative good citizenship" to "creativity to change the world." Creativity for Critical Thinkers is an ideal supplement for any general course in thinking skills, and in particular for courses in critical thinking, as it frees them from a preoccupation with "critical thinking" as merely criticism. It can be used in creative writing and design courses as well, and provides a quick and engaging introduction to creative thinking for workshop participants and general readers. It shows readers who have been trained to think "in the box" how to think "out of the box"--freely and imaginatively. By looking at the world or some part of the world as it could be, creativity offers an entirely new view of the world as it is.

Crucial Readings In Special Education

Author: Scot Danforth
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130899293
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This thoroughly compelling book is a compilation of 45 essays from experts in the fields of Special Education, Sociology, History, Social Work, Psychology, and others. The selections span all of the disability categories. Its goal is to support a high level of optimism with thought-provoking and appealing readings. Contributors from a broad array of fields contribute to the scope of the readings, enriching readers' knowledge of the issues and ideas involved in the special education arena. Themes include historical and sociological analyses, research and thought, challenges, public policy issues, transition issues, relationships, instructional practices, and social, emotional and behavioral issues in the classroom. While obviously this book will serve special education educators, it can also be compelling reading for those who work in any area of this field, including sociologists, historians, those in social work, psychologists, and therapists.

Philosophy Of Education

Author: William Hare
Publisher: Brush Education
ISBN: 1550594451
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Revised and updated with 25 new essays, the fourth edition of this bestselling collection brings together more than 30 leaders in the field of educational theory. An engaging exploration of the ideas and trends shaping education in today's classrooms, Philosophy of Education includes topics on high-stakes testing, consumerism in education, and social justice issues in the classroom. How can we teach students moral values while avoiding indoctrination? How should a teacher deal with controversial issues in the classroom? What role should standards play in education, and who develops those standards? And why is the link between theory and practice in the classroom important in the first place? Philosophy of Education provides students, teachers, and administrators with a lively and accessible introduction to the central debates and issues in education today.

Introducing Translation Studies

Author: Jeremy Munday
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317431405
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Introducing Translation Studies remains the definitive guide to the theories and concepts that make up the field of translation studies. Providing an accessible and up-to-date overview, it has long been the essential textbook on courses worldwide. This fourth edition has been fully revised and continues to provide a balanced and detailed guide to the theoretical landscape. Each theory is applied to a wide range of languages, including Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Punjabi, Portuguese and Spanish. A broad spectrum of texts is analysed, including the Bible, Buddhist sutras, Beowulf, the fiction of García Márquez and Proust, European Union and UNESCO documents, a range of contemporary films, a travel brochure, a children’s cookery book and the translations of Harry Potter. Each chapter comprises an introduction outlining the translation theory or theories, illustrative texts with translations, case studies, a chapter summary and discussion points and exercises. NEW FEATURES IN THIS FOURTH EDITION INCLUDE: new material to keep up with developments in research and practice, including the sociology of translation, multilingual cities, translation in the digital age and specialized, audiovisual and machine translation revised discussion points and updated figures and tables new, in-chapter activities with links to online materials and articles to encourage independent research an extensive updated companion website with video introductions and journal articles to accompany each chapter, online exercises, an interactive timeline, weblinks, and powerpoint slides for teacher support This is a practical, user-friendly textbook ideal for students and researchers on courses in Translation and Translation Studies.