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Educational Psychology - Text Only (9TH 09 - Old Edition)by Robert E. Slavin
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Slavin, Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice, 9e
The Ninth Edition of this popular text from renowned educational psychologist Robert Slavin translates theory into practices that teachers can use in their classrooms with a further inquiry into the concept of intentionality and a thorough integration of standards.
This edition continues to have in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on the intentional teacher by presenting up-to-the-minute research that a reflective, intentional teacher can apply. An “intentional teacher,” according to Slavin, is one who constantly reflects on his or her practice and makes instructional decisions based on a clear conception of how these practices affect students.
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This edition continues to have in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on the intentional teacher by presenting up-to-the-minute research that a reflective, intentional teacher can apply. The eighth edition of this popular text from renowned educational psychologist Robert Slavin translates theory into practices that teachers can use in their classrooms with a further inquiry into the concept of intentionality. An “intentional teacher,” according to Slavin, is one who constantly reflects on his or her practice and makes instructional decisions based on a clear conception of how these practices affect students. To help readers become “intentional teachers,” the author offers a set of questions to guide them and models best practices through classroom examples. Firmly rooted in research, up-to-date theory, and classroom-tested applications, Educational Psychology prepares teachers as no other text does. It teaches them to think about how students develop and learn, to make decisions before and during instruction, and to consider what constitutes evidence that their students are learning and succeeding.
This edition includes a new focus on reflection, new cases, sections on brain research, programs for language minority students, technology, No Child Left Behind, and after school and summer school programs. It contains new critiques of assessment and accountability strategies and a substantially updated treatment of programming for students with special needs.
About the Author
Robert Slavin is director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University, director of the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York (England), and chairman of the Success for All Foundation. He received his Ph.D. in Social Relations from Johns Hopkins in 1975, and since that time he has authored more than 200 articles and book chapters on such topics as cooperative learning, ability grouping, school and classroom organization, desegregation, mainstreaming, research review, and evidence-based reform. Dr. Slavin is the author or -coauthor of 20 books, including Cooperative Learning, School and Classroom Organization, Effective Programs for Students at Risk, Preventing Early School Failure, Show Me the Evidence: Proven and Promising Programs for America’s Schools, Two Million Children: Success for All, Effective Programs for Latino Students, and Educational Research in the Age of Accountability. In 1985 Dr. Slavin received the Raymond Cattell Early Career Award for Programmatic Research from the American Educational Research Association. In 1988 he received the Palmer O. Johnson Award for the best article in an AERA journal. In 1994 he received the Charles A. Dana Award, in 1998 he received the James Bryant Conant Award from the Education Commission of the States, and in 2000 he received the Distinguished Services Award from the Council of Chief State School Officers. He again received the Palmer O. Johnson award for the best article in an AERA journal in 2008, and received the AERA Review of Research award in 2009.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: Educational Psychology: A Foundation for Teaching
CHAPTER TWO: Theories of Development
CHAPTER THREE: Development during Childhood and Adolescence
CHAPTER FOUR: Student Diversity
CHAPTER FIVE: Behavioral Theories of Learning
CHAPTER SIX: Information Processing and Cognitive Theories of Learning
CHAPTER SEVEN: The Effective Lesson
CHAPTER EIGHT: Student-Centered and Constructivist Approaches to Instruction
CHAPTER NINE: Accommodating Instruction to Meet Individual Needs
CHAPTER TEN: Motivating Students to Learn
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Effective Learning Environments
CHAPTER TWELVE: Learners with Exceptionalities
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Assessing Student Learning
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Standardized Tests and Accountability
Appendix: Developing Your Portfolio
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