From the Back Cover
Packed with the science content future teachers must know, and based on the premise that integrated learning by inquiry is the cornerstone of effective science teaching, this book focuses on the four developmental components of both teaching and learningthe why, what, how, and how well of teaching. The authors present an eclectic approach to teaching, sharing the best of practice, the most useful research, and the lessons learned from their own rich array of teaching experience. Content correlates with NSES standards, while being ideally balanced between the attention span of kindergartners and the genuine interest of eighth graders, addressing the full range of learners in between. Includes thorough coverage of the relationship among curriculum standards, assessment, and high-stakes achievement testing. Thorough, current science content fills in any gaps in students fundamental science knowledge and readies them for current science curriculum standards. Includes up-to-date lists of science-oriented websites. For future elementary and/or middle school teachers.
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About the Author
Patricia L. Roberts joined the faculty of the School of Education at California State University, Sacramento where she taught courses in children's literature, reading, and language arts, and served as coordinator of a Teacher Education Center in Elementary Education and as an Associate Chair and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education. In addition, Dr. Roberts is the author and co-author of more than 20 teacher resource books and texts, including "A Guide to Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units," 4th Edition (with R.D. Kellough). She writes for journals and is a member of the National Council of Research on the Teaching of English and other professional groups. Her current research centers on teaching curriculum content with chilren's literature and family values found in fiction for children. Dr. Roberts, an invited bigoraphee in "Who's Who in America "and "Who's Who in the World" is a recipient of the "Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award "for the University of the Pacific and the California State University's "Award for Merit for Teaching," The Award of Merit is given for a superior teaching record and outstanding service to the institution and to the community. Additional recognitions include listings in "International Who's Who of Intellectuals, Who's Who in American Education, Two Thousand Notable American Women, The Director of Distinguished Americans, International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, "and "The International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement." Richard D. Kellough is author and co-author of more than 40 textbooks, including "A Resource Guide for Teaching K-12, Teaching Young Adolescents: A Guide to Methods and Resources, Secondary SchoolTeaching: A Guide to Methods and Resources, "and" Your First Year of Teaching," as well as numerous journal articles. A member of several prominent organizations, Dr. Kellough has been elected to the "Phi Sigma Society, the Botanical Society of America, the American Bryological Society," and was the recipient of the "Outstanding Biology Teacher Recognition Award from the National Biology Teachers Association," State of California. His many recognitions include being named a National "Science Foundation Research Fellow at the University of California, Davis," as well as listings in the "International Authors and Writers Who's Who, Leaders in the Eco Education Men of Achievement (Volume 1), Dictionary of International Biography, and Leaders in Education,"
Robert H. Tai is an associate professor of education at the University of Virginia s Curry School of Education.