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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

University Teaching
University teaching

In this decade, a profound paradigm shift has been reshaping university teaching. From thinking about teaching from the teacher's point of view, to thinking about teaching in terms of student learning, the long-evolving idea that learning informs or characterizes everything in teaching has been steadily transforming educational practices at many institutions of higher education.

This paradigm shift manifests itself in many critical issues and debates. These include (1) the greater numbers of students in college classrooms; (2) the increasing diversity of learners, in terms of background, experience, skill level, and needs; (3) the development of transferable skills, especially in consideration of new global competencies; (4) the conceptual shift from thinking about teaching as knowledge transfer to thinking about teaching as helping students reconstruct ...

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