Curriculum Studies Products

  • Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

    A Critical Inquiry Approach for 6-12 Classrooms, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Beach, Amanda Haertling Thein, Allen Webb

    Timely, thoughtful, and comprehensive, this text directly supports pre-service and in-service teachers in developing curriculum and instruction that both addresses and exceeds the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Adopting a critical inquiry approach, it demonstrates how the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20 

  • Language, Learning, and Culture in Early Childhood

    Home, School, and Community Contexts

    Edited by Ann Anderson, Jim Anderson, Jan Hare, Marianne McTavish

    Complex factors affect young children and their families in today’s increasingly diverse world characterized by globalization, the transnational movement of people, and neo-liberal government policies in western and industrialized countries. This book focuses on three of these factors—culture,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20 

  • How Arts Education Makes a Difference

    Research examining successful classroom practice and pedagogy

    Edited by Josephine Fleming, Robyn Gibson, Michael Anderson

    This book presents ground-breaking research on the ways the Arts fosters motivation and engagement in both academic and non-academic domains. It reports on mixed method, international research that investigated how the Arts make a difference in the lives of young people. Drawing on the findings of…

    Hardback – 2016-01-19 
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Over-Tested and Under-Prepared

    Using Competency Based Learning to Transform Our Schools

    By Bob Sornson

    The curriculum-driven instructional model has been the standard method of teaching for more than a century, but it is consistently failing to produce well-educated citizens and lifelong learners. Pressured by standardized testing and rigid pacing guidelines, teachers are forced to cover too much…

    Paperback – 2016-01-19 

  • Reconceptualizing STEM Education

    The Central Role of Practices

    Edited by Richard A. Duschl, Amber S. Bismack

    Reconceptualizing STEM Education explores and maps out research and development ideas and issues around five central practice themes: Systems Thinking; Model-based Reasoning; Quantitative Reasoning; Equity, Epistemic, and Ethical Outcomes; and STEM Communication and Outreach. These themes are…

    Paperback – 2016-01-18 
    Teaching and Learning in Science Series

  • The Critical Merits of Young Adult Literature

    Coming of Age

    Edited by Crag Hill

    This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young adult literature stand up on its own as literature? Is it worthy of close study? The…

    Paperback – 2016-01-06 

  • Assessing Higher Order Thinking in Mathematics

    Edited by Gerald Kulm

    Focusing on the elementary and secondary grades, this book explores current theory, research, practice, and policy in the assessment of higher order thinking in mathematics. The chapter authors combine current knowledge and research on mathematics learning and testing to provide examples of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • The Causes of High and Low Reading Achievement

    By Ronald P. Carver

    This book describes all of the important factors that cause some students to have low reading achievement and others to have high reading achievement. It concentrates on the main factors that influence how much a student gains in reading achievement during a year of school, or a calendar year. An…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Mobile Learning and STEM

    Case Studies in Practice

    Edited by Helen Crompton, John Traxler

    In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on STEM education in the United States, fueled by evidence that young learners’ competencies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are falling behind those of their global peers. Scholars and practitioners are beginning to utilize the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 

  • Knowledge and Interaction

    A Synthetic Agenda for the Learning Sciences

    Edited by Andrea A. diSessa, Mariana Levin, Nathaniel J.S. Brown

    Decades of research in the cognitive and learning sciences have led to a growing recognition of the incredibly multi-faceted nature of human knowing and learning. Up to now, this multifaceted nature has been visible mostly in distinct and often competing communities of researchers. From a purely…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 

  • Immersion Education in the Early Years

    Edited by Tina Hickey, Anne-Marie de Mejía

    Worldwide, more parents are opting for immersion pre-schooling for their children in order to benefit from its linguistic, educational, and cultural benefits. This immersion can be either bilingual or monolingual, aimed at early second language learning, or at language maintenance – offering…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 

  • The Teaching and Learning of Geometry

    By Patricio Herbst, Taro Fujita, Stefan Halverscheid, Michael Weiss

    What role might geometry play in the mathematical education of adolescents during the next century, and how might teachers and researchers contribute to explore those opportunities and challenges? The Teaching and Learning of Geometry provides an initial consideration of these questions and a…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 
    IMPACT: Interweaving Mathematics Pedagogy and Content for Teaching

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