Teaching Strategies: Perspectives, Challenges and Outcomes

James S. Etim, Ph.D. (Editor)
Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, NC, US

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU029000

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In the last thirty years, the educational system has become increasingly more diverse. In some school systems, the majority is now slowly moving towards being the minority within the next ten to fifteen years. Educators are confronted with several questions: How can instruction be more engaging and relevant to the needs of learners? What strategies can be employed to meet the needs of learners at different levels of the educational ladder, within the same level and in the same classroom and – given the achievement gap – how can educators ensure that all students learn without lowering the standards for high achieving students? This book in some ways explores these and more questions that are at the heart of teaching and learning. The contributors, who are all classroom teachers, educators or practitioners at varying levels of the education system, propose and discuss strategies that are effective in advancing student learning. After reviewing literature on research and effective teaching, the author of Chapter One pointed out that the ways to prepare effective teachers is still a work in progress and that the broad areas of subject matter specialization, certification and experience are all still valid in the discussion of effective teachers.

The book is divided into five sections: Theoretical Framework, Teaching English Language Arts, Teaching Science and Mathematics, Information Technology and Assessment. Each section provides readers with issues affecting instruction and effective strategies.
This book is a useful resource for prospective and practicing teachers, especially those working in schools with diverse populations.

Preface

Chapter 1. Effective Teaching: What Research Says about Teaching and Learning
(James S. Etim, PhD, Professor of Education, Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, NC, US)

Chapter 2. The Foundations of Effective Teaching
(Magnus O. Bassey, Professor, Department of Secondary Education and Youth Services, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY, US)

Chapter 3. What Works for Young English-Speaking Children with Literacy Difficulties?
(Greg Brooks, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Sheffield, UK)

Chapter 4. Teaching Strategies That Support Young Adolescent Readers
(Jo Fletcher, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)

Chapter 5. Tackling the Illiteracy Challenge in Nigerian Primary Schools: Insights from Two Exploratory Projects
(Timothy O. Oyetunde, Professor, Department of Arts Education, Faculty of Education, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria)

Chapter 6. Inquiry-Based Learning in High-School Science: Evaluation of Learning Environment and Student Attitudes
(O. O. Ebo and Barry J. Fraser, Curtin University, Bentley, Australia)

Chapter 7. Interdisciplinary Stem: Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Groups
(Robert Mayes, Casey Martin, and Michelle Thompson, Georgia Southern University, Department of Teaching and Learning, Statesboro, GA, US, and others)

Chapter 8. Collaborative and Innovative Methods of Teaching Systems Analysis and Design Course in Two World Regions
(Alice S. Etim and Oyeyinka D. Oyerinde, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, US, and others)

Chapter 9. Interactive Mobile Apps for Improved Learning and Student Engagement in the Classroom
(Muztaba Fuad and James Etim, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, US)

Chapter 10. Teaching and Learning with Video and Video-Ethnography: Some Pedagogic Reflections from Classroom Practice
(Maheshvari Naidu, University of KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Chapter 11. Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies for Effective Classroom Teachers and Early Childhood Professionals
(Beth Day-Hairston, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, US)

Chapter 12. Meaningful and Growth-Oriented Strategies for Assessing Learning
(Judith V. Boettcher, Designing for Learning, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, US)

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