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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 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Case studies of curriculum, instruction, and assessment

The following case studies deal with the “meat and potatoes” issues of lesson construction—curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Mastery of these topics is so essential for teachers that often entire education courses are devoted to them. Although each topic can be considered separately, they are also highly interdependent and related. Consequently, the type of curriculum a teacher selects determines the instructional methods he or she will use, and both of these determine the assessment methods that will be most effective to verify learning. For example, an inquiry approach to science requires instructional methods that are open-ended and hands-on with assessments that provide feedback on the quality of students' problem-solving skills. When instruction and ...

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