This book includes many new, enhanced features and content. Overall, the text integrates two success stories of practicing instructional designers with a focus on the process of instructional design. The text includes stories of a relatively new designer and another with eight to ten years of experience, weaving their scenarios into the chapter narrative. Throughout the book, there are updated citations, content, and information, as well as more discussions on learning styles, examples of cognitive procedure, and explanations on sequencing from cognitive load theory.
The purpose of the present evaluation study was to examine the progress made in program implementation, school climate, and student achievement by Tennessee charter schools. Six evaluation questions guided the methodology for this study. Student achievement results are addressed in a separate report. The following evaluation questions are addressed in this report: (1) What is the frequency of usage of various traditional and alternative instructional strategies in the charter schools and compared to national norms? (2) What is the school climate at the charter schools and how does the climate compare to national norms? (3) To what degree and levels of quality are the goals and strategies of ...
For over 10,000 years, in the Pacific Northwest of America, in the eastern Plateau area, there lived several indigenous peoples, including the Salish-speaking Spokan Indians. Having successfully adapted to their environment, their settlements and culture flourished long before Euro-American contact and the deculturation that followed. Relatively little information of their way of life has been available - scattered among the accounts of early traders, trappers, and missionaries, as well as in the unpublished field notes of researchers... until now. John A. Ross, an Emeritus Professor of Eastern Washington University, devoted four decades to learning the Spokan culture, through firsthand ethnohistorical and archaeological research, but even more so by interviewing Spokan elders who remembered the old ways and entrusted that knowledge to him, that it could be passed on to future generations. This book, his magnum opus, is the culmination of all that research and gathered wisdom. A decade in the making, it is the definitive ethnography of a fascinating people who wisely crafted a way of life that was both sustainable and culturally rich.
This comprehensive collection of high-interest readings drawn from a wide range of sources (contemporary, classic, academic, and popular) is designed to correlate with the goals of Introduction to Education and Foundations in Education courses. Accompanying pedagogical features, such as introductions, focus questions, post-reading notes, discussion questions, and a glossary, engage students and guide them in thinking critically about the readings. The book’s diversity of articles and writers -- from the classic John Dewey and Carl Rogers to the contemporary Diane Ravitch, Elliot Eisner, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Alfie Kohn -- makes it highly flexible and responsive to a broad variety of course needs. Topic areas include students and teachers; schools and instruction; curriculum and standards; foundations, philosophy, and reform; educational technology; and diversity and social issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.