Presented in an engaging and stimulating manner, Case Study Analysis in the Classroom: Becoming a Reflective Teacher provides beginning teachers a variety of typical classroom problems to analyze and solve. Solving the case study problems helps new teachers develop the knowledge bases they need to solve real problems in their own classrooms. More than a book of cases, it is an important starting point for students learning about case study research, especially the analysis of cases and their potential uses in the classroom. In addition, readers will also be guided through the process of reflective problem solving, developing an educational philosophy, and writing their own case studies.

Case Studies of Students with Exceptional Needs

Case studies of students with exceptional needs

The case studies in this chapter address the needs of students with the exceptionalities most often observed in classrooms. To prepare for the analysis of the cases, review your philosophy of education that you developed in the last chapter to connect your strategies for helping students to your belief system about teaching. Remember, the purpose of a philosophy of education is to actualize your beliefs as a teacher. If you fail to consider your philosophy before you begin, your problem solving may produce only superficial solutions to the problem. Teacher problem solving is superficial when it addresses only the obvious symptoms of the problem—noisy students, difficult students, low achieving students. To be ...

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