Challenging thinking about teaching and learning / Christine M. Rubie-Davies and Catherine Rawlinson, editors.

Rubie-Davies, Christine M., Rawlinson, Catherine.
ISBN 9781604567441 (hbk.), ISBN 1604567449 (hbk.)

RAISING ACHIEVEMENT -- A tail of underachievement / Pam Millward -- Narrow the gap, fix the fail, or close the curves : the power of words / John Hattie -- Teacher beliefs and expectations : relationships with student learning / Christine M. Rubie-Davies -- Improving motivation and performance in secondonary school science / Wendell M. Jackman, Michael Townsend and Richard Hamilton -- What children see as mathematics beyond the school gate / Mark R. Kilpatrick -- Explanations and young children's vocabulary acquisition / Sandra Kunalan and Dennis Rose -- Some correlates of academic performance in New Zealand schools : the asTTle Database / John Hattie -- Essential conditions for effective critical thinking in schools / Irene Y. Fung, Michael A. R. Townsend and Judy M. Parr --

RECOGNIZING DIVERSITY -- The role of education in ethnic identity development : the hybrid Maori/Pakeha experience / Melinda Webber -- Key compentencies, gifted children and underachievement : what is the connection? / Gay Gallagher -- Inking the pen : a review of significant influences on young gifted and talented writers / Lynda Garrett -- Educational difficulties of older youth in the United States child welfare systems / Susan P. Farruggia -- Comparison of fathers', mothers' and teachers' reports of behaviour problems in 4-year old boys / Louise J. Keown -- Quality indicators for alternative education programmes / Avril J. Thesing and Patricia M. O'Brien -- Turning up the volume : young adults reflect on their secondary school experience / Deborah Espiner and Diane Guild --

CHALLENGING PEDAGOGY -- Reflecting from multiple perspectives in multiple worlds : drama as an approach for engaging student teachers in critical reflections / Paul R. Heyward -- Gifted education in teacher education : is it more than just a one-off lecture? / Tracy Riley and Catherine Rawlinson -- Web 2.0 in the curriculum of the future : exploring the educational potential of new developments in web-based digital tools / John Roder and Tony Hunt -- Who were they? Where did they go? A brief analysis of a cohort of graduating teachers of the deaf / Nanette L. Gardner -- Effective mentoring of student teachers : attitudes, characteristics and practices of successful associate teachers within a New Zealand context / Lyn McDonald -- The practicum's contribution to students learning to teach / Mavis Haigh, Heather Pinder and Lyn McDonald --

ENHANCING PEDAGOGY -- Ethical issues in practitioner research : teaching and learning research initiative lessons / Mary Hill -- Assessment literacy training and teachers' conceptions of assessment / Gavin T. L. Brown -- Internal-external locus of control beliefs and self-pacing in elementary school children learning a gross motor task / Elise Timmons Lawton, Richard Hamilton and Mary Rudisill -- "You don't leave babies on their own" : children's interests in early childhood education / Helen Hedges -- Questioning for higher order thinking / Annaline Flint -- Inquiry-based professional development : the practice of studying oneself in practice / Deidre M. Le Febre -- It's not an 'either/or' : pastoral care and academic achievement in secondary schools / Margaret Agee and Pauline Dickinson.

Christine M. Rubie-Davies and Catherine Rawlinson are New Zealand editors.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2008.
xvii, 390 p. :ill. ;26 cm.
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