TEACHING SINGING contains the distilled wisdom of a lifetime of practical experience by the author. It is a book designed to be used by teachers as a guide to improving choral singing in our schools. As a handbook, it contains a wealth of carefully sequenced ideas to assist the classroom teacher and music instructor.
Teachers, supervisors, and principals argue that education should involve the development of understanding, critical thinking, imagination, and the emotions. But we disagree about the meaning of these important concepts. The tendency to think in terms of generic skills, the dominance of the scientific paradigm in educational research, and the...
Using dozens of anecdotes and scenes taken directly from life in classrooms, including many from the often-neglected domain of high school, THE TACT OF TEACHING explicates the meaning of pedagogical moments, the conditions of pedagogy, the relation between pedagogy and politics, the nature of pedagogical experience, and the practical forms of...
In this beautifully written and comprehensive guide to choral conducting, internationally renowned music educator and choir conductor, Earle Terry, offers the distilled wisdom and accumulated delight of a lifetime.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD TEACHER addresses an issue that Oxford philosopher John Wilson claims has not received the attention it deserves: what qualities should we look for in those teachers entering the profession in an era dominated by the imperatives of technology, efficiency, and downsizing
Students with disabilities or special needs often experience serious and persistent difficulties in organizing information and expressing their ideas in written or spoken English. These students require well-designed instruction and academic assistance tailored to their needs if they are to compensate for their disabilities and maximize their learning...
RESEARCHING LIVED EXPERIENCE introduces a human science approach to research methodology in education and related fields. The book takes as its starting point the "everyday lived experience" of human beings in educational situations.
FOR THE LOVE OF TEACHING focusses in a novel way on important practical and philosophical issues concerning the complexity of teaching. It takes the form first of an essay, in which the author relates his experiences as a parent, helping his daughter with a science project.
Writing in the Dark brings together a wide range of studies of relevance to qualitative researchers and professional practitioners. Each chapter is an example of how a different kind of human experience may be explored, and of how the methods used for investigating phenomena may contribute to the process of human understanding.