This book integrates the systematic (pre-determined or system-directed) and constructivist (student-centered) approaches to classroom instruction by bridging the gap between the seemingly divergent philosophies and discussing how teachers can combine and apply the strengths of each approach to reach all learners. The book defines and critiques the two approaches, and - pulling from research and case studies - shows how an integrated approach can be applied effectively to the issues of cultural and linguistic diversity, literacy instruction, math instruction, arts instruction, project-based learning, and inclusion of students with challenging behavior and/or severe disabilities. This book demonstrates that systematic and constructivist methods are not only complementary but that the use of both is necessary to allow all children to receive a quality education.at a time, one school at a time, we believe we can create public educational systems that ensure benefits both to individual students and to society as a whole (Willis, ... Educational Leadership, 59(6), 25-27. ... Keeping new teachers in mind.
|Title||:||Curriculum and Instruction for All Learners|
|Author||:||Beverly Rainforth, Judy W. Kugelmass|
|Publisher||:||Paul H Brookes Publishing Company - 2003-01-01|