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A Basic Course in American Sign Language

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There are obvious problems with writing a text for a visual gestural language. This text attempts to alleviate some of these problems by using illustrations and scripts for signed sequences. The text is composed of 22 lessons each of which contains two to four basic explanations of the language structures to be learned. As a resource for the student, a drill or exercises follows. Spaced at intervals throughout the text are several short dialogues which review the language structures discussed in the preceding lessons.

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A Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies

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Following in the vein of her best-selling elementary book, June Chapin focuses on key topics that are critical to the teaching of social studies in the middle and secondary classrooms.

This brief, practical book enables readers to concentrate on the crucial, relevant strategies and content to become effective social studies teachers who will be able to teach in a wide diversity of classrooms.  The goal for the reader is to teach social studies creatively and thoughtfully so that their students become knowledgeable and responsible citizens acting on core values and beliefs.

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Achieving Successful Transition from Early Childhood to School: What works

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APA Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6ed.

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In addition to providing guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative reference and citation system. It also covers the treatment of numbers, statistical and mathematical data, tables and figures.

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9781433805615
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Between Two Grammars

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Between Two Grammars: Research and Practice for Language Learning and Teaching in a Creole-speaking Environment builds on earlier works in the field of language learning and teaching and brings new ideas about language teaching in a Creole-speaking environment. Using Jamaica as the example, the history of education is examined with a view to explaining some of the current attitudes to schooling and the objections to accepting Jamaican Creole (Patois/Patwa) as a necessary part of the consciousness of the classroom teacher.

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"Between Two Grammars builds on earlier works in the field of language learning and teaching and brings new ideas about language teaching in a Creole-speaking environment. Using Jamaica as the example, the history of education is examined with a view to explaining some of the current attitudes to schooling and the objections to accepting Jamaican Creole (Patois/Patwa) as a necessary part of the consciousness of the classroom teacher. Constructed with an understanding of the unique requirements for language teaching in the Caribbean, whilst integrating theory and practice, Dr Byan's recommendations in Between Two Grammars are the result of years of research within the fields of sociolinguistics, language education, Caribbean history and teacher education. Educators, whether in training or in practice; and Education policymakers will find Between Two Grammars not only an enriching presentation of the nature of language debates in the Caribbean but also an empowering tool for improved language teaching practice. "

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9789766373528
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Classroom Assessment 5ed.

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This text provides prospective and current teachers with a concise, non-technical, and practical guide to conducting a full range of high-quality classroom assessments. The text emphasizes assessment in the context of the realities of teaching and teacher decision-making in an era of standards-based education. Assessment methods are integrated with instruction and presented according to when teachers evaluate students (before, during, and after an instructional unit), the learning targets that are measured, and standards emphasized in state-wide testing. There is considerable emphasis on the nature of learning targets and how different assessments are most appropriate for different targets. For each assessment technique, suggestions for effective practice are presented with examples, case studies, and teacher interviews. This edition includes additional emphasis on formative assessment for student learning.

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Classroom Assessment 5ed.

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Written with style and  whimsey, this text focuses on what classroom teachers really need to know about assessment rather than looking at a collection of measurement esoterica. This well-written book is grounded in the reality of teaching today to show real-world teachers who want to use assessment in their classrooms the latest tools necessary to teach more effectively. The fifth edition of Classroom Assessment addresses the range of assessments that teachers are likely to use in their classrooms. With expanded coverage of problems related to measurement of special education children, a new student website with online activities, and an improved instructor’s manual, this book continues to be a cutting edge and indispensable resource not only for instructors, but also pre and in-service teachers.

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Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know 6ed.

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Written with energy and wit, this reader-friendly text discusses practical ways in which teachers can use well-written tests to improve their effectiveness in the classroom." "Exploring a wide range of classroom assessments as well as how these assessments can benefit student learning, the thoroughly revised sixth edition of "Classroom Assessment" retains its humorous tone and unique practice exercises while adding new research, new material, and new features. This edition covers both contemporary classroom assessment issues, including "No Child Left Behind," instructor accountability, and formative assessments, while also covering traditional assessment topics such as assessment validity and assessment reliability. Three new chapters include fresh and expanded material on formative assessments, the evaluation of instruction, and properly grading assessments. In addition, a new section at the end of the book provides students with critical thinking exercises that involve real-world assessment issues and that cover central topics from each chapter. Another new feature teaches readers how to best communicate with parents about assessments and assessment results.

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9780137002337
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2010-01-03
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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

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This Second Edition of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis continues to provide the most current, step-by-step guide to planning and implementing a cost analysis study.

Henry M. Levin and Patrick J. McEwan use detailed and varied examples from studies and articles, ranging from education to public health, to introduce the principles and practice of cost-effectiveness analysis. The authors take account of both the costs and the effects of selecting alternatives, and suggest methods of minimizing the costs of research. New to this edition: expanded coverage of cost effectiveness from types of technique to use, to how to interpret the data; the latest information on cost benefits analysis and how to relate it to outcome measures; in-depth chapter-end exercises to enable readers to sharpen their ability to evaluate policy options and program effectiveness; feedback appendix for readers to evaluate their responses to exercises; comprehensive bibliography of methodological sources on cost analysis and educational settings grouped by category.

This thorough volume primes the reader to deal with any evaluation situation by studying cost-effective analysis in relation to cost-benefit analysis, cost-utility analysis, and cost-feasibility analysis.

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Creating Critical Classrooms: K-8 Reading and Writing With an Edge

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This book for elementary and middle school teachers and literacy methods courses articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy instruction. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. By providing both a model for critical literacy instruction and many examples of how critical practices can be enacted in daily school life in elementary and middle school classrooms, Creating Critical Classrooms meets a huge need for a practical, theoretically based text on this topic.

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Cultural Foundations of Education

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Cultural Foundations of Education is designed to provide a foundation for thinking about curricula and pedagogy. The authors believe that educators must be equipped with the knowledge and understanding necessary for effective analysis of educational issues. The foundation of the new edition is that this book will contribute to more thoughtful dialogue about education in its cultural context. A number of significant changes have been incorporated into the fourth edition, including chapter-opening vignettes, concepts of "private" and "operating" cultures and syncretism, and a discussion of the role of history in understanding cultural foundations of education.

Cultural Foundations of Education is designed to provide a foundation for thinking about curricula and pedagogy. The authors believe that educators must be equipped with the knowledge and understanding necessary for effective analysis of educational issues. The foundation of the new edition is that this book will contribute to more thoughtful dialogue about education in its cultural context. A number of significant changes have been incorporated into the fourth edition, including chapter-opening vignettes, concepts of private and operating cultures and syncretism, and a discussion of the role of history in understanding cultural foundations of education.

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9780131702813
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Cultural-Historical Perspectives on Teacher Education and Development: Learning Teaching

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Teachers, both in and beyond teacher education programmes, are continual learners. As society itself evolves, new settings and the challenges they provide require new learning. Teachers must continually adapt to new developments that affect their work, including alterations to qualification systems, new relationships with welfare professionals, and new technologies which are reconfiguring relationships with pupils.

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0415497590
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Curriculum: Foundations, Principles and Issues 6ed.

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013301455X
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Democratic Social Education: Social Studies for Social Change

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In 1932 George Counts, in his speech "Dare the School Build a New Social Order?" explicitly challenged teachers to develop a democratic, socialistic society. In Democratic Social Education: Social Studies for Social Change Drs. Hursh and Ross take seriously the question of what social studies educators can do to help build a democratic society in the face of current antidemocratic impulses of greed, individualism and intolerance. The essays in this book respond to Counts' question in theoretical analyses of education and society, historical analyses of efforts since Counts' challenge, and practical analyses of classroom pedagogy and school organization. This volume provides researchers and teacher educators with ideas and descriptions of practice that challenge the taken-for-granted meanings of democracy, citizenship, culture, work, indoctrination, evaluation, standards and curriculum within the purposes of social education.

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Developmental Dissabilities

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This book provides a broad introduction to an overview of developmental disabilities for future practitioners, educators, healthcare personnel, parents, and other lay people. Written in a manner accessible to all, this book presents a coherent picture of developmental disabilities by focusing on etiology (causes and risk factors), clinical phenomena, social factors, service delivery models, historical factors, and prevention. It stresses the revolution in services for persons with disabilities over the past few decades and emphasizes the importance of using a lifespan developmental model in service and research. For psychologists, educators, and special educators.

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Developmental/ Adapted Physical Education 4ed.

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The new edition of Developmental/Adapted Physical Education: Making Ability Count takes a developmental approach to special education and physical education, and focuses on the physical functioning and motor functioning that is relevant to both physical education and adapted physical education instructors. The book incorporates the extensive changes in methodology, teaching techniques, and legal requirements for instructors of individuals with disabilities that have occured over the past 15 years. Drawing on the extensive teaching and coaching experience of all four authors, the book encourages teachers to emphasize what students with disabilities can accomplish, and stresses the importance of a collaborative team approach to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.

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Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms

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""How do I get across the important social studies content without being run-of-the-mill or ordinary? How can I make social studies fun and still maintain control of the classroom?""" ""Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms," "Ninth Edition" shows teachers how to make social studies fun. Yet it is also the most practical of social studies texts. It is highly readable and offers a manageable length. The author begins with the sound philosophical approach of constuctivism and then provides many practical examples of classroom instruction and creative tools to assist teachers in bringing this framework to life in the classroom. Readers will feel they are being escorted through model social studies classrooms and will come away with a clear vision of the most effective, creative, and dynamic way to teach social studies. Meanwhile, students will be learning important social studies content that will encourage them to become informed, caring citizens who will make a difference in our world. New To This Edition: NEW! Includes a new chapter (Chapter 3) on Integrated Instruction-helps teachers to fulfill the goals and standards for social studies instruction by incorporating content and skills from other subject areas. NEW!Offers "Backward Design" for Unit Planning- Chapter 10 adapts the popular "Backward Design" suggestions of Wiggins and McTighe to planning and carrying out social studies units. NEW! Online Resources--TeacherPrep and MyLabSchool assets offer important online resources that help students virtually observe relevant classroom activities. NEW! Proposes the establishment of "Democratic Learning Communities"- Helps students experience democracy in their classrooms as a basis for developing the dispositions for democratic living as adults. NEW! Takes a "Developmental Inquiry Approach"- Helps readers understand how to introduce and refine inquiry skills through developmentally suitable instructional strategies. NEW! Includes more examples-Gives even more representative samples of exciting classroom activities to help highlight and illustrate important professional concepts and skills.

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Education Issues in Creole and Creole-Influenced Vernacular Contexts

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Valuable compilation of essays on education issues in Creole and Creole-influenced vernacular contexts. Essays divided into sections: Caribbean Language Education, Background to Caribbean Language (i.e., Caribbean English), Policy Issues and Perspectives on Vernacular Education in the Caribbean, among others.

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9789766404635
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Educational Psychology 7ed.

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The best-selling "Educational Psychology: Developing Learners" is known for its exceptionally clear and engaging writing, its in-depth focus on learning, and its extensive concrete applications. Its unique approach helps readers understand concepts by encouraging them to examine their own learning and then showing them how to apply these concepts as teachers. The book concentrates on core concepts and principles and gives readers an in-depth understanding of the central ideas of educational psychology-helping them better understand children and adolescents. More than any other educational psychology book, this book moves seamlessly between theory and applications, features the most extensive and integrated coverage of diversity, and includes innumerable concrete examples to help readers connect educational psychology to real children and classrooms. This is just the standalone book, if you want the book/access code you need to order: 0131381105 / 9780131381100 Educational Psychology: Developing Learners (with MyEducationLab) * Package consists of 0135140870 / 9780135140871 MyEducationLab -- Access Card 0137001142 / 9780137001149 Educational Psychology: Developing Learners

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9780137001149
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Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education 12ed.

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Exceptional Learners is an outstanding introduction to the characteristics of exceptional learners and their education, emphasizing classroom practices as well as the psychological, sociological, and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness. In keeping with this era of accountability, all discussions and examples of educational practices are grounded in a sound research base. With hundreds of new references added to the 12th edition, the authors are committed to bringing the most current and credible perspectives to bear on the ever-increasing complexity of educating students with special needs in today's schools. The authors have written a text that reaches the heart as well as the mind, promoting a conviction that professionals working with exceptional learners need to develop not only a solid base of knowledge, but also a healthy attitude toward their work and the people whom they serve, and constantly challenge themselves to acquire a solid understanding of current theory, research, and practice in special education and to develop an ever more sensitive understanding of exceptional learners and their families.

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9781292022581
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Fundamentals of Item Response Theory

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By using familiar concepts from classical measurement methods and basic statistics, this book introduces the basics of item response theory (IRT) and explains the application of IRT methods to problems in test construction, identification of potentially biased test items, test equating and computerized-adaptive testing. The book also includes a thorough discussion of alternative procedures for estimating IRT parameters and concludes with an exploration of new directions in IRT research and development.

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Handbook of School Improvement

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Learn how successful principals make a difference in their school's performance!

Based on a ground-breaking study and numerous firsthand accounts, this illuminating book captures unique perspectives from 20 outstanding principals, representing a wide range of urban and rural schools. This resource includes: The nine personal characteristics that help principals lead high-performing schools Practical strategies for balancing both administrative responsibilities and instructional leadership Guidance on using a systems-development approach to support excellence at every level Discussion of the use of research and data for school improvement Tips and suggestions from effective principals, along with recommended resources for further learning

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9781412979979
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How Children Learn the Meaning of Words

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How do children learn that the word "dog" refers not to all four-legged animals, and not just to Ralph, but to all members of a particular species? How do they learn the meanings of verbs like "think," adjectives like "good," and words for abstract entities such as "mortgage" and "story"? The acquisition of word meaning is one of the fundamental issues in the study of mind.

According to Paul Bloom, children learn words through sophisticated cognitive abilities that exist for other purposes. These include the ability to infer others' intentions, the ability to acquire concepts, an appreciation of syntactic structure, and certain general learning and memory abilities. Although other researchers have associated word learning with some of these capacities, Bloom is the first to show how a complete explanation requires all of them. The acquisition of even simple nouns requires rich conceptual, social, and linguistic capacities interacting in complex ways.

This book requires no background in psychology or linguistics and is written in a clear, engaging style. Topics include the effects of language on spatial reasoning, the origin of essentialist beliefs, and the young child's understanding of representational art. The book should appeal to general readers interested in language and cognition as well as to researchers in the field.

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9780262523295
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IBM SPSS Statistics 18 Made Simple

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This two-colour new edition of one of the most widely read textbooks in its field introduces the reader to data analysis with the most versatile statistical package on the market: IBM SPSS Statistics 18. Although each new release of SPSS Statistics features new options and improvements, there remains a core of fundamental operating principles which apply to all the versions issued in recent years.

This friendly and informal book combines simplicity and clarity of presentation with a comprehensive treatment of the use of IBM SPSS Statistics 18 for the description, exploration and interpretation of data. As in earlier editions, coverage has been extended to address the issues raised by readers since the previous edition. This edition, for example, by request, describes the use of the AMOS package for path analysis and confirmatory factor analysis.

Each statistical technique is presented in a realistic research context and is fully illustrated with screen shots of SPSS dialog boxes and output. The first chapter sets the scene with a survey of typical research situations, key terms and clear signposts to the location of each technique in the book. It provides guidance on the choice of statistical techniques, and advice (based on the American Psychological Association's guidelines) on how to report the results of statistical analyses. The next chapters introduce the reader to the use of SPSS, beginning with the entry, description and exploration of data. There is also a full description of the capabilities of the versatile Chart Builder. Each of the remaining chapters concentrates on one particular kind of research situation and the statistical techniques that are appropriate.

In summary, IBM SPSS Statistics 18 Made Simple

  • Gets you started with SPSS.
  • Shows you how to describe and explore a data set with the help of SPSS's extensive graphics and data-handling menus.
  • Helps you to choose appropriate statistical techniques.
  • Warns you of the pitfalls arising from the misuse of statistics.
  • Shows you how to report the results of a statistical analysis.
  • Shows you how to use syntax to implement some useful procedures and operations.
  • Shows how to use the AMOS package to run path analysis and confirmatory factor analysis.
  • Has a comprehensive glossary.
  • Is now presented in attractive two-colour.
  • The book's accompanying website features datasets for the exercises in the book, as well as a large body of exercises, and notes on statistical terms. Instructor resources, including a PowerPoint lecture course and Multiple-Choice Question tests, are also available free of charge to qualifying adopters of the book and their students. Please visit http: //www.psypress.com/spss-made-simple for more details.

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    9781848720473
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    In the Middle

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    When first published in 1987, this seminal work was widely hailed for its honest examination of how teachers teach, how students learn, and the gap that lies in between. In depicting her own classroom struggles, Nancie Atwell shook our orthodox assumptions about skill-and-drill-based curriculums and became a pioneer of responsive teaching. Now, in the long awaited second edition, Atwell reflects on the next ten years of her experience, rethinks and clarifies old methods, and demonstrates new, more effective approaches.

    The second edition still urges educators to "come out from behind their own big desks" to turn classrooms into workshops where students and teachers create curriculums together. But it also advocates a more activist role for teachers. Atwell writes, "I'm no longer willing to withhold suggestions and directions from my kids when I can help them solve a problem, do something they've never done before, produce stunning writing, and ultimately become more independent of me."

    More than 70 percent of the material is new, with six brand-new chapters on genres, evaluation, and the teacher as writer. There are also lists of several hundred minilessons, and scripts and examples for teaching them; new expectations and rules for writing and reading workshops; ideas for teaching conventions; new systems for record keeping; lists of essential books for students and teachers; and forms for keeping track of individual spelling, skills, proofreading, homework, writing, and reading.

    The second edition of "In the Middle" is written in the same engaging style as its predecessor. It reads like a story - one that readers will be pleased to learn has no end. As Atwell muses, "I know my students and I will continue to learn and be changed. I am resigned - happily - to be always beginning for the rest of my life as a teacher."

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