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Excellence in Teaching and Learning : Bridging the Gaps in Theory, Practice, and Policy - Adnan Salhi

Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Bridging the Gaps in Theory, Practice, and Policy

By: Adnan Salhi (Editor)

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Published: 13th October 2006
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Excellence in Teaching and Learning is a collaborative effort among education scholars that addresses the theory, practice, and policy gaps that have plagued classrooms for a long time. Divided into three parts, it focuses on practical strategies for teaching and learning in different subject areas and at all levels; provides research-based models for improving teacher quality; and addresses diversity within classrooms with regard to the requirements for achieving excellence. This book will interest teachers, teacher educators, administrators, and policy makers.

With the changes in accountability, I realized that the work of the principal would never be the same. This publication has confirmed that notion. Now, I know exactly what I need to do to move nearer to closing the achievement gap in my district-prepare teacher leaders. -- Thomas G. Maridada, superintendent, Inkster Public Schools, Inkster, Michigan
This practical and timely book offers useful information that challenges us all to rethink the educational models and experiences that teacher leaders, as well as traditional educational leaders, can benefit from while enrolled in college and university programs. -- Mary L. Otto, dean, School of Education and Human Services, Oakland University
It is imperative that teacher preparation programs develop and then expect teachers to seek and accept leadership roles and responsibilities. [Contributors] Morehead and Sledge contend that teacher leaders are one requisite ingredient to slowing current and stopping future achievement gaps in our schools. -- Dyanne M. Tracy, professor and chair, Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies, Oakland University

Bridging the theory, practice, and policy gap for achieving excellence in teaching and learningp. 3
ODES : a strategy for effective teaching and learning in the classroomp. 17
Online incidental learning and instantaneous information sharing in teacher educationp. 29
Strategies for developing collaborative skills in undergraduate and graduate teacher education programsp. 43
Longitudinal study : effects of action research on educators' professional growthp. 57
Follow the teacher leaders : the potential of teacher leadership to close the achievement gapp. 69
Infusing technology to increase teachers' comfort level and likelihood of usep. 79
Preservice teachers' knowledge development in reading instructionp. 91
Measuring the gap between knowledge and teaching : the development of the mathematics teaching profile (MTP)p. 105
"Can you spare some social change?" : preparing new teachers to teach social justice in times of educational reform and standardized curriculump. 125
Integrating multicultural themes with content area subjectsp. 137
Teaching in diverse classrooms : fact, fiction, and aspirationsp. 147
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ISBN: 9781578865109
ISBN-10: 1578865107
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 13th October 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 16.31  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.38