Description : This text, based on Louise M. Rosenblatt's transactional model of literature, focuses on the application of transactional reader-response theory in the classroom. It grows from frequent requests from secondary school and college teachers for teaching suggestions on how to put theory into practice. This is not a "What should I do on Monday?" cookbook, but an expression of the practice of theory in college and secondary school classrooms. The chapters portray a spectrum of strategies--including biopoems, expressive and imaginative writing, journal writing, readers' theater, role playing, and unsent letters--using as examples individual works from several genres. Recognizing that teachers who may have been trained in other theories and methodologies may be hesitant about their quite different role and expectations in the reader-centered classroom, the authors provide stepping stones to develop readiness and confidence, suggestions, and insights to ease the transition to the transactional model of teaching and learning. Pedagogical features: * An explanatory introduction to each section defines its orientation and describes the content and direction of the chapters it contains. * Invitations elicit engagement of readers with concepts, attitudes, or strategies presented in the chapters; they invite readers, as individuals or members of a small group, to consider ideas or to practice a strategy, among other activities, in order to enhance understandings. * A glossary defines key concepts and strategies discussed in the text. * A bibliography provides an extensive list of resources--books and journal articles--both theoretical and applied. New in the second edition: * Six new chapters--three deal with the roles of film-as-literature in the English classroom, and three with enhancing multicultural understandings. * Updates and revisions to several chapters that appeared in the first edition. * Invitations, new in this edition, have been added to focus and expand readers' thinking.
Description : Hermeneutic phenomenology is a combination of theory, reflection and practice that interweaves vivid descriptions of lived experience (phenomenology) together with reflective interpretations of their meanings (hermeneutics). This method is popular among researchers in education, nursing and other caring and nurturing practices and professions. Practical and adaptable, it can be at the same time poetic and evocative. As this collection shows, hermeneutic phenomenology gives voice to everyday aspects of educational practice –particularly emotional, embodied and empathic moments– that may be all too easily overlooked in other research approaches. By explicating, illustrating and demonstrating hermeneutic phenomenology as a method for research in education specifically, this book offers an excellent resource for beginning as well as more advanced researchers.
Description : Providing a close examination of cutting-edge data analysis techniques, this collection will explore current issues and fresh perspectives on analytical approaches in educational research.
Description : ... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.
Description : Discussing issues of literacy, the teaching of reading, literary education, and literary criticism, this handbook examines the meaning of literacy, its history, its advantages and consequences, and the role of literature.
Description : "As elegantly practical as it is theoretically elegant. It is aguided tour, as one examines the tools of expert teachers as theyengage students in a journey that is aptly dubbed ReadingApprenticeship?learning how to become a savvy, strategic readerunder the tutelage of thoughtful, caring, and demanding teachers.?P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley, and foundingeditor of the Handbook of Reading Research. Reading for Understanding is a monumental achievement. Itwas a monumental achievement when it came out as a first edition in1999, bringing years of rigorous reading research together in aframework for teaching that made sense in actual secondary schoolclassrooms. Now, just thirteen years later, Schoenbach andGreenleaf have several randomized clinical trials and multipleon-going studies at their fingertips to demonstrate the effects ofthis approach for developing the reading and thinking of youngpeople in our nation?s middle and high school classrooms, as wellas in community college classrooms. Their careful work ondeveloping disciplinary literacy among all students represents apassion for and commitment to supporting students?and theirteachers?in reading for understanding, which translates to readingfor enjoyment, self-awareness, learning, and for purposeful andinformed action in our society. ?Elizabeth Moje, Arthur F. ThurnauProfessor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Education,University of Michigan Reading Apprenticeship has proven to be an inspiration to RentonTechnical College faculty and students alike. They have learnedtogether to view themselves as readers in transformative ways, asthey embrace powerful techniques to increase reading comprehension.The ideas and strategies in Reading for Understanding anchorthis new and broad-based energy around reading and an enthusiasmamong our faculty to model effective reading strategies for ourstudents. ?Steve Hanson, President, Renton Technical College,Renton, Washington Reading for Understanding has the finestblend I have seen of research, strategies, and classroom vignettesto deepen teacher learning and help them connect the dots betweentheory and practice. ?Curtis Refior, Content Area Literacy Coach,Fowlerville Community Schools, Fowlerville, Michigan A teacher-tested, research-based resource fordramatically improving reading skills Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updatedsecond edition of the bestselling book contains strategies forhelping students in middle school through community college gainthe reading independence to master subject area textbooks and othermaterial. Based on the Reading Apprenticeship program, which threerigorous "gold standard" research studies have shown to beeffective in raising students' reading achievement Presents a clear framework for improving the reading andsubject area learning of all students, including English learners,students with special needs, as well as those in honors and APcourses Provides concrete tools for classroom use and examples from arange of classrooms Presents a clear how-to for teachers implementing the subjectarea literacies of the Common Core Standards Reading for Understanding proves it's never too late forteachers and students to work together to boost literacy,engagement, and achievement.