Providing a balance of reference to theoretical and practical information on critical thinking, this annotated bibliography of 930 selected items from 1980 through 1991 covers the fields of philosophy, psychology, and education. It is geared especially to teachers, administrators, and researchers in elementary, secondary, and higher education. Representing past and current trends in the concepts, research, and teaching of critical thinking, the eight chapters include literature references to the history of critical thinking, the Critical Thinking Movement, the wide range of views on the definition and concept of critical thinking, testing and evaluating, professional development and teacher training, research studies on learning transfer and effective teaching techniques, theory of teaching critical thinking, and instructional methods. Author and subject indexes.
Jeris Cassel (BA, English, with certification in education, Longwood College(VA); MA, English, Mankato State University (MN); MLS, Catholic University) is Reference Librarian/Online Services Coordinator at Kilmer Area Library, Rutgers University. She has taught several courses and given numerous class sessions on the secondary school and undergraduate levels. Robert Congleton (BA, history, minor in philosophy, Rider College (NJ); MA, history, University of Connecticut; MLS, Rutgers University; advanced graduate work in philosophy, Rutgers University) is Serials Acquisitions Librarian and Philosophy Bibliographer at Paley Library, Temple University. He has taught on the undergraduate level.