Creating Nongraded K-3 Classrooms: Teachers' Stories and Lessons Learned (Annotated edition)

Creating Nongraded K-3 Classrooms: Teachers' Stories and Lessons Learned (Annotated edition)

By: Ellen McIntyre (author), Diane W. Kyle (author), Ric A. Hovda (author)Paperback

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Many schools in the United States are considering moving from traditional, skill-based instruction to child-centred instruction in nongraded, primary classrooms. This book describes nongraded, primary programmes that illustrate developmentally appropriate practices for teaching young children. Seven critical attributes to these programmes are examined including multiage/multiability grouping, professional teamwork, positive parental involvement and authentic assessment.

About Author

Diane W. Kyle is a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville. She has coauthored Reaching Out: A K-8 Resource for Connecting Schools and Families and Reflective Teaching for Student Empowerment: Elementary Curriculum and Methods, coedited Creating Nongraded Primary Classrooms: Teachers' Stories and Lessons Learned, and pub-lished in such journals as Language Arts, Peabody Journal of Education, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, Education & Equity, Teaching Children Mathematics, and Elementary School Journal. Her most recent project, co-directed with Ellen McIntyre, is "Sheltered Instruction and Family Involvement: An Approach to Raising Achievement of LEP Students," funded by the US Department of Education. She also codirected with Ellen McIntyre a research project, "Children's Academic Development in Nongraded Primary Programs," funded by the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Ellen McIntyre is a literacy professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville, where she teaches courses on lit-eracy research and instruction and studies children's development in light of instructional contexts. She has published extensively, having coau-thored Reaching Out: A K-8 Resource for Connecting Schools and Families, coedited Classroom Diversity: Connecting School Curricula to Students' Lives, Balanced Instruction: Strategies and Skills in Whole Language, and Creating Nongraded Primary Programs, and published in such journals as Language Arts, Research in the Teaching of English, Journal of Literacy Research, and American Educational Research Journal. Her most recent project, codirected with Diane Kyle, is "Sheltered Instruction and Family Involvement: An Approach to Raising Achievement of LEP Students," funded by the US Department of Education. She also codirected with Diane Kyle a research project, "Children's Academic Development in Nongraded Primary Programs," funded by the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Contents

Reforming the Education of Young Children - Diane W Kyle, Ellen McIntyre, and Ric A HovdaPART ONE: REFORM AS A PERSONAL JOURNEYWe Are Here - Katherine AlexanderTeam Teaching - Anne Dill and Geraldine Hendricks A Journey of Professional Bonding and Reflective PracticeSea of Changes - Cathy Cool Finding Sunken Treasures in Shark-Infested WatersPART TWO: AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT AND CONTINUOUS PROGRAMSAssessment in a Nongraded Primary Program - Kris Gregory et al Discovering Children's Voices and Talents`Let the Wild Rumpus Start!' - Tina Cron, Joy Spears, and Donna Stottmann The Story of One Multi-Age/Multi-Ability ClassroomMulti-Age, Multi-Abilities - Phillip Poore and Cheryl Armstrong An Inclusive Primary ProgramLearning to Assess - Kathy Birdwhistell et al Teachers, Students, and Parents TogetherPART THREE: CHALLENGES OF MAKING TRANSITIONSFacing the Seven Critical Attributes - Bridget Baker and Lisa SmithFrom Philosophy to Practice - Karen Adkins A Continuous Struggle for ExcellenceWhat About the Skills? Shouldn't I Be Teaching Them? - Beverly WellsPART FOUR: REFORM AS A SHARED BEHAVIORWhat a Difference a Year Makes - Catherine Pillow et alA Principal's Perspective for Educational Reform - Joe JacovinoPartnerships for Learners - Jeannie Bass, Linda Bibee, and Diana HeidelbergLessons on Creating Nongraded Primary Programs or Implementing Other Systemic Changes - Ellen McIntyre, Ric A Hovda, and Diane W KyleProfessional Development Possibilities - Ric A Hovda, Diane W Kyle, and Ellen McIntyre

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780803964877
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780803964877
  • ISBN10: 0803964870
  • edition: Annotated edition

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