The Learner-Centered Classroom and School
The Learner-Centered Classroom and School   -     By: Barbara McCombs, Jo Sue Whisler
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Shows educators and administrators how they can fill their classrooms with students who are eager for success and motivated to learn. The learner-centered approach focuses on designing instruction that is sensitive to the individual students needs, abilities, and interests rather than rigidly tied to the subject matter.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 275
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 0787908363
ISBN-13: 9780787908362

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Shows educators and administrators how they can fill their classrooms with students who are eager for success and motivated to learn. The learner-centered approach focuses on designing instruction that is sensitive to the individual students needs, abilities, and interests rather than rigidly tied to the subject matter.

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"In an era when the idea of learner-centered teaching is widelyadvocated but seldom practiced, there is finally a book uncommonlyfaithful to this approach. Barbara McCombs and Jo Sue Whislercarefully blend years of research and practice to give teacherspractical guidance and to spur the educational establishment tourgently needed reform." (Raymond J. Wlodkowski, Ph.D., MotivationExpert and author of Eager to Learn and Diversity andMotivation)
"McCombs and Whisler extract powerful, practical lessons fromcontemporary theories of learner-centered classrooms. As imminentlyreadable and insightful contribution to the field of education."(Martin V. Covington, professor of psychology, University ofCalifornia Berkeley and author of Making the Grade and OvercomingStudent Failure)
"The Learner-Centered Classroom and School gives us a vision of atruly powerful form of school reform--focusing the instructionalprocess on the learner. McCombs and Whisler not only provide acomprehensive review of the research and theory on learning andmotivation, but they spell out in practical detail how teachers canutilize this information to implement a learner-centered approach.This book has the potential of drastically altering the promise andpractice of education." (Robert J. Marzano, deputy executivedirector for training and development, Mid-continent RegionalEducational Laboratory, Aurora, Co and author of Dimensions ofLearning and A Comprehensive Guide to Designing Standard' BasedDistricts, Schools and Classrooms)
"An especially useful tool to anyone attempting to establish alearner-centered environment by increasing student motivation andachievement." (Connie H. Yarema, assistant professor ofmathematics, Northeast Louisiana University)

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