Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills In History And The Social Sciences

Author: Kathleen W. Craver
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475810520
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Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills In History And The Social Sciences from the Author: Kathleen W. Craver. History and social sciences educators have been charged with ensuring that our students are quantitatively literate. Being able to integrate research data in the form of graphs, charts, and tables and deconstruct quantitative evidence to address questions and solve problems is no longer the domain of mathematicians. Being quantitatively literate is considered an educational imperative in a data-drenched world that holds so many employment challenges. The internet contains a treasure trove of valid and reliable sources of quantitative data that history and social sciences teachers can easily use to satisfy the quantitative literacy requirements of the National Common Core Standards. This book features 85 interesting and exciting multi-century and multicultural web sites that are accompanied by numerical critical thinking questions and activities. Teachers can pose the questions to their entire class or individually assign them. It also contains lists of best practices and examples for interpreting, visualizing, and displaying quantitative data. History and social sciences educators will find this book an indispensable tool for incorporating numerical literacy skills into their class activities and assignments.

Literacy Development With English Learners Second Edition

Author: Lori Helman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462526594
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Literacy Development With English Learners Second Edition from the Author: Lori Helman. As the number of students learning English in elementary schools across the country continues to grow, so does the body of research on their literacy development. This respected course text and teacher resource synthesizes cutting-edge scholarship on how to teach English learners (ELs) at all levels of English proficiency. Accessible chapters on key components of reading and writing combine theoretical issues with practical suggestions for the classroom. Case studies, vignettes, and samples of student work illustrate both the challenges facing emergent bilingual students and the types of high-quality instruction that can help them succeed. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research and key current topics, such as bilingual assessment. *Chapter on vocabulary instruction across the elementary grades. *Chapter on collaborative teaching and how to structure it. *Covers implementation of the Common Core State Standards with ELs.

Improving Adult Literacy Instruction

Author: Committee on Learning Sciences: Foundations and Applications to Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309219590
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Improving Adult Literacy Instruction from the Author: Committee on Learning Sciences: Foundations and Applications to Adolescent and Adult Literacy. A high level of literacy in both print and digital media is required for negotiating most aspects of 21st-century life, including supporting a family, education, health, civic participation, and competitiveness in the global economy. Yet, more than 90 million U.S. adults lack adequate literacy. Furthermore, only 38 percent of U.S. 12th graders are at or above proficient in reading. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction synthesizes the research on literacy and learning to improve literacy instruction in the United States and to recommend a more systemic approach to research, practice, and policy. The book focuses on individuals ages 16 and older who are not in K-12 education. It identifies factors that affect literacy development in adolescence and adulthood in general, and examines their implications for strengthening literacy instruction for this population. It also discusses technologies for learning that can assist with multiple aspects of teaching, assessment,and accommodations for learning. There is inadequate knowledge about effective instructional practices and a need for better assessment and ongoing monitoring of adult students' proficiencies, weaknesses, instructional environments, and progress, which might guide instructional planning. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction recommends a program of research and innovation to validate, identify the boundaries of, and extend current knowledge to improve instruction for adults and adolescents outside school. The book is a valuable resource for curriculum developers, federal agencies such as the Department of Education, administrators, educators, and funding agencies.

The Sage Handbook Of Social Science Methodology

Author: William Outhwaite
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446206459
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The Sage Handbook Of Social Science Methodology from the Author: William Outhwaite. "An excellent guidebook through different approaches to social science measurement, including the all-important route-maps that show us how to get there." - Roger Jowell, City University "In this wide-ranging collection of chapters, written by acknowledged experts in their fields, Outhwaite and Turner have brought together material in one volume which will provide an extremely important platform for consideration of the full range of contemporary analytical and methodological issues." - Charles Crothers, Auckland University of Technology This is a jewel among methods Handbooks, bringing together a formidable collection of international contributors to comment on every aspect of the various central issues, complications and controversies in the core methodological traditions. It is designed to meet the needs of those disciplinary and nondisciplinary problem-oriented social inquirers for a comprehensive overview of the methodological literature. The text is divided into 7 sections: Overviews of methodological approaches in the social sciences Cases, comparisons and theory Quantification and experiment Rationality, complexity and collectivity Interpretation, critique and postmodernity Discourse construction Engagement. Edited by two leading figures in the field, the Handbook is a landmark work in the field of research methods. More than just a 'cookbook' that teaches readers how to master techniques, it will give social scientists in all disciplines an appreciation for the full range of methodological debates today, from the quantitative to the qualitative, giving them deeper and sharpen insights into their own research questions. It will generate debate, solutions and a series of questions for researchers to exploit and develop in their research and teaching.

Getting To The Core Of Literacy For History Social Studies Science And Technical Subjects Grades 6 12

Author: Vicky Giouroukakis
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483331067
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Getting To The Core Of Literacy For History Social Studies Science And Technical Subjects Grades 6 12 from the Author: Vicky Giouroukakis. Literacy—it’s not just for English teachers anymore! The new Common Core English Language Arts Standards aren’t just for English teachers. Fluent reading and writing are critically important to the study of history/social studies, science, and technical subjects, too. In this practical resource, you’ll use teacher-tested, CCSS-based lessons as models—and follow the principles of the Backward Design approach to curriculum development to set and meet your goals. Each lesson template includes The teaching strategies you’ll utilize Ways to incorporate technology and media Variations for differentiation and interdisciplinary connections Links to the work of major educational theorists

American Universities And Colleges

Author: Praeger
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031336608X
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American Universities And Colleges from the Author: Praeger. Provides extensive information on approximately 1,900 institutions of higher education for students, their parents, college advisors, educators, and librarians.

Collecting For The Curriculum The Common Core And Beyond

Author: Amy J. Catalano
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699688
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Collecting For The Curriculum The Common Core And Beyond from the Author: Amy J. Catalano. If you're a librarian charged with collecting curriculum materials and children's literature to support the Common Core State Standards, then this book—the only one that offers explicit advice on collection development in curriculum collections—is for you. • Draws on current research and interviews with some of the most experienced curriculum librarians in the United States to help faculty and teachers better understand the Common Core • Provides explicit applications of the CCSS for librarians working in post-secondary institutions • Covers the diverse teaching strategies of faculty and teachers • Includes an extensive appendix with lists of books that support all curricular areas, as well as lesson ideas and other resources • Offers a regularly updated companion website

Teaching Quantitative Methods

Author: Geoff Payne
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446209814
Size: 29.95 MB
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Teaching Quantitative Methods from the Author: Geoff Payne. This exciting collection is both useful and timely. It clearly lays out the problems, strategies and resources associated with the teaching of quantitative methods in modern universities. Addressing the perceived 'crisis of number' in a practical and fresh way the book sets out dynamic new approaches to teaching quantitative methods. It offers historical, comparative, analytical reflection and empirical evidence concerning the crisis in contemporary social sciences. Experts from across the social sciences provide a wide range of authoritative insights as well as a number of useful illustrations of strategies and resources designed to help overcome this 'crisis of number'. Each chapter reflects the diversity of backgrounds and approaches within the social sciences making this an interdisciplinary, relevant addition to the subject. The book also: o focuses on innovations in how to teach quantitative research methods o reports on the latest ESRC research projects on teaching quantitative methods o locates itself within current debates about skills for employment. Clear, engaging and original this book will be essential reading for those interested in learning and teaching quantitative methods.

The Methods And Skills Of History

Author: Conal Furay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118745442
Size: 53.47 MB
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The Methods And Skills Of History from the Author: Conal Furay. Widely acclaimed for its accessibility and engaging approach to the subject, the fourth edition of The Methods and Skills of History combines theory and instruction with hands-on practice, making it a comprehensive guide to historical research and writing. Combines theory with hands-on practice in its introduction to historical methods Includes a series of field-tested exercises designed to make the research and writing of history more meaningful and accessible to readers Features expanded coverage of writing history and up-to-date coverage of online research Designed to strengthen students? critical thinking and communication skills

Inquiring Scientists Inquiring Readers In Middle School

Author: Terry Shiverdecker
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1681400049
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Inquiring Scientists Inquiring Readers In Middle School from the Author: Terry Shiverdecker. Great news for multitasking middle school teachers: Science educators Terry Shiverdecker and Jessica Fries-Gaither can help you blend inquiry-based science and literacy instruction to support student learning and maximize your time. Several unique features make Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School a valuable resource: • Lessons integrate all aspects of literacy—reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. The texts are relevant nonfiction, including trade books, newspaper and magazine articles, online material, infographics, and even videos. • A learning-cycle framework helps students deepen their understanding with data collection and analysis before reading about a concept. • Ten investigations support current standards and encompass life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. Units range from “Chemistry, Toys, and Accidental Inventions” to “Thermal Energy: An Ice Cube’s Kryptonite!” • The authors have made sure the book is teacher-friendly. Each unit comes with scientific background, a list of common misconceptions, an annotated text list, safety considerations, differentiation strategies, reproducible student pages, and assessments. This middle school resource is a follow-up to the authors’ award-winning Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers for grades 3–5, which one reviewer called “very thorough, and any science teacher’s dream to read.” The book will change the way you think about engaging your students in science and literacy.