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Cooperative Learning and Strategies for Inclusion: Celebrating Diversity in the Classroomby Joanne Putnam
Synopses & Reviews
This book supplies educators, classroom support personnel, and administrators with numerous tools for creating positive, inclusive classroom environments for students from preschool through high school.
Reviewing the basics of cooperative learning, the authors explain how to adapt curricula and implement such techniques as multilevel instruction, the Learning Strategies approach, and the use of computer technology. They also offer practical examples of various conceptual and structural strategies that improve the learning, social skills, and self-esteem of children with a range of abilities and cultural backgrounds.
New to this edition: information on conflict resolution, tips for teaching culturally diverse students, additional case studies, results of outcomes research on existing inclusion programs, and a chapter devoted to multiple intelligences.
Book News Annotation:
New edition of a guide that shows educators how to make cooperative learning strategies work in their classrooms. Discusses not only the educational benefits of cooperative learning but also the positive effects it has on social skills. Offers case studies that track student experiences from kindergarten through high school and illustrate recommended curricular adaptations, and includes new information on multiple intelligence theory, cultural and ethnic diversity, conflict resolution, and computer technology.
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This book reviews the basics of cooperative learning and provides guidance to educators and administrators on adapting curricula and implementing methods such as multilevel instruction.
This popular resource shows you how to use cooperative learning to create positive, inclusive classroom environments in preschool through high school. It also offers more case studies, so you can see how children's inclusive learning experiences change as they progress through school. You'll learn how to adapt curricula to implement techniques like multilevel instruction, the Learning Strategies approach, and the use of computer technology. Plus, you'll get a wealth of practical, effective strategies for improving the learning, social skills, and self-esteem of children with a wide range of abilities and cultural backgrounds.
About the Author
JoAnne W. Putnam, Ph.D., is Dean of Education and Professional Studies at University of Maine at Presque Isle. JoAnne W. Putnam is currently on educational leave from the University of Maine. She is at Ilisagvik College in Barrow, Alaska, with the Inupiat Teacher Preparation Program. Dr. Putnam was a special education teacher before earning her doctorate at the University of Minnesota in 1983. Her research and publications have focused on cooperative learning, teaching in diverse classrooms, and community inclusion. Dr. Putnam is the author of Cooperative Learning in Diverse Classrooms (Merrill/Prentice Hall, 1997).
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Foreword, by Robert E. Slavin
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