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Teaching for Intelligence

Second Edition


October 2007 | 336 pages | Corwin

"A wonderful collection that addresses issues important in today's classrooms. This is an invaluable tool for any educator willing to strive for personal, student, and schoolwide excellence."
—Gayla LeMay, Social Studies Teacher
Louise Radloff Middle School, Duluth, GA

"Presseisen has skillfully assembled an exceptionally fine collection of articles."
—Burt Saxon, Adjunct Professor
Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University

A vast world of thought, inquiry, and wisdom for educating all learners.

This remarkable collection features an interview with Howard Gardner and includes contributions from such luminaries as Robert J. Sternberg, Robert R. Spillane, Arthur L. Costa, Linda Darling-Hammond, Dorothy Strickland, Joseph S. Renzulli, and Joyce VanTassel-Baska. The insightful articles encourage educators to examine their perspectives about the nature of intelligence, standardized testing, and curriculum requirements. Readers will be able to evaluate critical questions such as:

  • What does teaching for intelligence mean?
  • Who is the intelligent learner?
  • What do educators and scientists have to say about teaching for intelligence?

Updated with current research, this thought-provoking resource looks closely at current classroom instructional practice, students' intellectual development, and how educators view students in the learning process.

 
Introduction: Teaching for Intelligence
 
Acknowledgements
 
Section 1. The Value of Intelligence Theory
On the Habit of Informed Skepticism Theodore R. Sizer
Narratives of the Educative Surround John I. Goodlad
Truth, Beauty, and Goodness: Education for All Human Beings John Brockman interviews Howard Gardner
Art, Imagination, and School Renewal Maxine Greene
Schools Should Nurture Wisdom Robert J. Sternberg
 
Section 2. The Intelligent Learner
Teacher Learning That Supports Student Learning Linda Darling-Hammond
Did You Ask a Good Question Today? John Barell
The Misunderstood Role of the Arts in Human Development Elliot W. Eisner
What Really Matters in Teaching Children to Read Richard L. Allington
 
Section 3. Instructing for Intelligence
Teaching for Intelligence: The Intellectual Life of Schools Robert R. Spillane
The Intelligence-Friendly Classroom: It Just Makes Sense Robin Fogarty
Teaching for Intelligence: In Search of Best Practices James Bellanca
Mediative Environments: Creating Conditions for Intellectual Growth Arthur L. Costa
Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom: Tapping Into the Intelligence of Every Learner Dorothy S. Strickland
Teaching for Intelligence: Parameters for Change Eric J. Cooper, Daniel U. Levine
Considerations in Introducing Instructional Interventions Daniel U. Levine, Rayna F. Levine
 
Section 4. Special Concerns of Teaching for Intelligence
Working With Kids Like Mario Jonathan Kozol
Challenging Preschool Education: Meeting the Intellectual Needs of All Children Herbert P. Ginsburg
Infusing Higher-Order Thinking Into Science and Language Arts Joyce VanTassel-Baska
A Practical Approach for Developing the Gifts and Talents of All Students Joseph S. Renzulli
Creating the Climate and Conditions for Children to Learn James P. Comer
 
About the Contributors
 
Index

"Presseisen has skillfully assembled an exceptionally fine collection of articles."

Burt Saxon, Adjunct Professor
Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University

"A wonderful collection that address issues important in today’s classrooms. This is an invaluable tool for any educator willing to strive for personal, student, and schoolwide excellence."

Gayla LeMay, Social Studies Teacher
Louise Radloff Middle School, Duluth, GA

“Contributions by a range of educators address key issues for modern classrooms and make the second edition a ‘must’ for any college-level library strong in education and teaching programs.”

California Bookwatch, February 2008
Midwest Book Review

“This is one of the rare collections that might be of great benefit to all American educators. Presseisen offers a book rich with important ideas. The essays not only inform readers, but encourage deeper examination and invite discussion on the nature of intelligence and its relationship to matters such as standards, testing, and curriculum development. It is a must for educators and would greatly benefit and enlighten politicians and parents too.”

CHOICE, May 2008
American Library Association

"The eminent contributors to this collection of articles present current research that will encourage educators to think critically and reflectively about their own perspectives on classroom instructional practice, students’ intellectual development, and the student’s role in the learning process. An invaluable resource."

Curriculum Connections, Spring 2008
School Library Journal
Key features

This book:

  • Encourages practitioners to examine reform education
  • Highlights how students learn to think within and between content areas
  • Reviews instructional implementations that prepare students for thinking
  • Advises its readers to study more carefully where we are educationally and where we are headed

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