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Educating Democratic Citizens in Troubled Times
Educating Democratic Citizens in Troubled Times (November 2008)
Qualitative Studies of Current Efforts
Janet S. Bixby - Editor
Judith L. Pace - Editor

Examines various aspects of citizen education programs that serve contemporary youth in the United States.

This bookoffers a groundbreaking examination of citizenship education programs that serve contemporary youth in schools and communities across the United States. These programs include social studies classes and curricula, school governance, and community-based education efforts. The book takes an interdi...(Read More)
 
 
The Living Classroom
The Living Classroom (August 2008)
Teaching and Collective Consciousness
Christopher M. Bache - Author

Describes the emergence of powerful fields of consciousness that influence students’ learning and personal transformation.

This pioneering work in teaching and transpersonal psychology explores the dynamics of collective consciousness in the classroom. Combining scientific research with personal accounts collected over thirty years, Christopher M. Bache examines the subtle influences that radiate invisibly a...(Read More)

 
 
After-Education
After-Education (February 2003)
Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Psychoanalytic Histories of Learning
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

Uses psychoanalytic theories of learning to explore contemporary issues in education.
In After-Education Deborah P. Britzman raises the startling question, What is education that it should give us such trouble? She explores a series of historic and contemporary psychoanalytic arguments over the nature of reality and fantasy for thinking through the force and history of education. Drawing from the theories of Anna Freud and Melanie ...(Read More)
 
 
Teachers' Everyday Use of Imagination and Intuition
Teachers' Everyday Use of Imagination and Intuition (September 1994)
In Pursuit of the Elusive Image
Virginia M. Jagla - Author

This book offers a provocative look at the significant roles that imagination and intuition play in the daily operation of teachers' classrooms. The author explores the idea of creativity in education as it relates to being spontaneous, open, confident, experienced, and familiar. Readers are invited to envision how the classroom comes alive by pondering the themes of "Interaction," "Connections and Context," "Storytelling" and "Emotion--Excitement, ...(Read More)
 
 
Re-Thinking Reason
Re-Thinking Reason (September 1994)
New Perspectives in Critical Thinking
Kerry S. Walters - Editor

For two decades, colleges and universities have regularly offered, and in some cases required, courses in thinking skills. Such courses generally have focused on training students in the basics of informal and formal logic, the assumption being that good thinking is logical thinking, and that instruction in critical or "good" thinking consequently should emphasize logical procedures. This "logistic" assumption is clearly reflected in both critical...(Read More)
 
 
Knowledge, Evolution and Paradox
Knowledge, Evolution and Paradox (August 1993)
The Ontology of Language
Koen DePryck - Author

"It is already clear that postmodernism is an unsatisfactory view of the world: the skepticism, antifoundationalism, and distrust of any form of narrative or argument that has characterized this last phase of modernism cannot long resist its own corrosive critique. What view of the world will succeed postmodernism? To answer this question, it is necessary to take up several challenges abandoned along the way as metaphysical, insoluble in terms of...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Language Acquisition
Understanding Language Acquisition (July 1993)
The Framework of Learning
Christina E. Erneling - Author

How is language acquisition possible? How is it that humans, within a few years of birth, can speak and understand language, transcending both its limited experience and biological limitations?

In this challenge to the narrow confines of psychology and philosophy, Christina Erneling argues that language acquisition results from the interaction between linguistic creativity inherent in language and a biological and social framework of learnin...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Reasoning in Contemporary Culture
Critical Reasoning in Contemporary Culture (January 1993)
Richard A. Talaska - Editor

Here we have, for the first time in a single volume, diverse perspectives on the meaning, conditions, and goals of critical reasoning in contemporary culture. Part One emphasizes critical reasoning and education, engaging the debate over the connection between critical reasoning skills and the learning of the content.
Part Two offers analyses of the theoretical, methodological, and historical debates concerning critical reasoning abilities. The...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Psychology, and Educational Theory and Practice
Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Psychology, and Educational Theory and Practice (August 1992)
Richard A. Duschl - Editor
Richard J. Hamilton - Editor


This edited volume extends existing discussions among philosophers of science, cognitive psychologists, and educational researchers on the the restructuring of scientific knowledge and the domain of science education. This exchange of ideas across disciplinary fields raises fundamental issues and provides frameworks that help to focus educational research programs, curriculum development efforts, and teacher training programs....(Read More)
 
 
Cognitive Self-Instruction (CSI) for Classroom Processes
Cognitive Self-Instruction (CSI) for Classroom Processes (May 1991)
Brenda H. Manning - Author

Metacognitive strategies such as cognitive self-instruction have important implications for teaching and learning. Cognitive self-instruction (CSI) has proven successful in improving memory, comprehension, problem-solving, and behavioral self-control of both teachers and students.

This book is the first to combine the theoretical/conceptual and research aspects of CSI with applied classroom practices. Drawing on over a decade of research an...(Read More)
 
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