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ISBN-10 0205615147ISBN-13 9780205615148
ISBN-10 0-205-49678-4ISBN-13 978-0-205-49678-5
Author(s): Thomas L. Good; Jere E. Brophy
Publisher: Merrill
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 528

This classic text by distinguished scholars provides a balanced, research-based overview of the most effective teaching methods for today’s modern classroom. Widely considered to be the most comprehensive and authoritative source available on effective teaching, Looking in Classrooms synthesizes the knowledge base on student motivation, classroom teaching, teacher expectations, and adapting instruction for individual learners.

In over three decades of continuous publication, this text represents state-of-the-art research reviews in several areas including student motivation, classroom instruction and student learning, classroom management, and adapting instruction to the needs of individual students. It addresses the core topics of classroom instruction in an accessible fashion, promoting easy transfer to classroom practice. The text also provides useful information about how to use quantitative and qualitative observational techniques for describing and improving instruction.

The text is well-organized, easy to read, and focused on the real concerns of individual classroom teachers at all grade levels. The authors have a significant understanding and feel for the K-12 classroom and the issues and situations that teachers face everyday. Users consistently provide feedback that students enjoy the book, and that many of them keep it to help them when they enter the classroom.

This text integrates rigorous theory and empirical research and the practical value of this knowledge for classroom practice. It has been used in undergraduate courses for teachers in training and in master-level courses for teachers, administrators, and superintendents.

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