Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice (8th Edition)

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9780205455317: Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice (8th Edition)

The Eighth Edition of this popular text from renowned educational psychologist Robert Slavin translates theory into practices that teachers can use in their classrooms with a further inquiry into the concept of intentionality and a thorough integration of standards. Every copy of the book now comes automatically packaged with a MyLabSchool eBook and an additional capter of material that highlights current issues and emerging trends in the field of educational psychology. This edition continues to have in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on the intentional teacher by presenting up-to-the-minute research that a reflective, intentional teacher can apply. An "intentional teacher," according to Slavin, is one who constantly reflects on his or her practice and makes instructional decisions based on a clear conception of how these practices affect students. To help readers become "intentional teachers," the author offers a set of questions to guide them and models best practices through classroom examples. Firmly rooted in research, up-to-date theory, and classroom-tested applications, Educational Psychology prepares teachers as no other text does. It teaches them to think about how students develop and learn, to make decisions before and during instruction, and to consider what constitutes evidence that their students are learning and succeeding. This edition includes a new focus on reflection, new cases, sections on brain research, programs for language minority students, technology, No Child Left Behind, and after school and summer school programs. It contains new critiques of assessment and accountability strategies and a substantially updated treatment of programming for students with special needs. The Emerging Trends Update Edition package still contains the highly acclaimed 8th edition of Bob Slavin's Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice. In addition to the main text, every student copy comes packaged with an additional chapter of material that highlights the latest issues and trends in the field of educational psychology including NCLB, accountability, the achievement gap, and brain research. Also included: MyLabSchool activities linked to every chapter of the text, including the new Ch. 15, Current Issues and Emerging Trends.

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Slavin writes in such a way that concepts are very clear and examples illustrating the concepts are engaging and relevant.
Karen Huxtable-Jester, University of Texas at Dallas

For the teacher candidate, who is often encountering this material for the first time, the tables, organization, and formatting of the chapters make this text eminently accessible.
Richard Battaglia, California Lutheran University

The major strength of this text is its relevance to effective teaching. Slavin touches on various approaches and types of teaching and the consistent message of intentional teaching is evident.
Joshua S. Smith, University at Albany

This edition continues to have in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on the intentional teacher. It presents up-to-the-minute research that a reflective, intentional teacher can apply. The eighth edition of this popular text from renowned educational psychologist Robert Slavin translates theory into practices that teachers can use in their classrooms and focuses on the concept of intentionality. An intentional teacher, according to Slavin, is one who constantly reflects on his or her practice and makes instructional decisions based on a clear conception of how these practices affect students. To help readers become intentional teachers, the author models best practices through classroom examples and offers questions to guide the reader.

New to This Edition:

  • NEW Teaching Dilemmas in all chapters introduce controversial issues of practice and ask students to reflect on their own beliefs with Reflective Questions.
  • NEW Certification Pointers throughout the text note text content likely to appear on state certification tests.
  • NEW Personal Reflections describe chapter-related events from the author’s own experience, helping students relate to the text as the product of a real author’s work.
  • Updated throughout with important new coverage on programs for English language learners (Chapter 4), technology and No Child Left Behind (Chapter 9) to keep students abreast of current trends and issues.
  • NEW IDEA updates are included in Chapter 12.
  • NEW certification guides for state-specific tests in California, Texas, New York, and Florida as well as a general certification guide based on Praxis are available free with the text so that students can readily keep and use this text to prepare for their state certification tests.

Please visit the companion web site for this book at www.ablongman.com/slavin8e to find practice quizzes, web links, activities and more!

Package this text with MyLabSchool–a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life!

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About the Author:

Robert Slavin is director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University, director of the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York (England), and chairman of the Success for All Foundation. He received his Ph.D. in Social Relations from Johns Hopkins in 1975, and since that time he has authored more than 200 articles and book chapters on such topics as cooperative learning, ability grouping, school and classroom organization, desegregation, mainstreaming, research review, and evidence-based reform. Dr. Slavin is the author or -coauthor of 20 books, including Cooperative Learning, School and Classroom Organization, Effective Programs for Students at Risk, Preventing Early School Failure, Show Me the Evidence: Proven and Promising Programs for America’s Schools, Two Million Children: Success for All, Effective Programs for Latino Students, and Educational Research in the Age of Accountability. In 1985 Dr. Slavin received the Raymond Cattell Early Career Award for Programmatic Research from the American Educational Research Association. In 1988 he received the Palmer O. Johnson Award for the best article in an AERA journal. In 1994 he received the Charles A. Dana Award, in 1998 he received the James Bryant Conant Award from the Education Commission of the States, and in 2000 he received the Distinguished Services Award from the Council of Chief State School Officers. He again received the Palmer O. Johnson award for the best article in an AERA journal in 2008, and received the AERA Review of Research award in 2009.

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