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Creating Nongraded K-3 Classrooms
Teachers' Stories and Lessons Learned



April 1996 | 224 pages | Corwin
Many schools in the United States are considering moving from traditional, skill-based instruction to child-centred instruction in nongraded, primary classrooms. This book describes nongraded, primary programmes that illustrate developmentally appropriate practices for teaching young children. Seven critical attributes to these programmes are examined including multiage/multiability grouping, professional teamwork, positive parental involvement and authentic assessment.
Diane W Kyle, Ellen McIntyre, and Ric A Hovda
Reforming the Education of Young Children
 
PART ONE: REFORM AS A PERSONAL JOURNEY
Katherine Alexander
We Are Here
Anne Dill and Geraldine Hendricks
Team Teaching
A Journey of Professional Bonding and Reflective Practice

 
Cathy Cool
Sea of Changes
Finding Sunken Treasures in Shark-Infested Waters

 
 
PART TWO: AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT AND CONTINUOUS PROGRAMS
Kris Gregory et al
Assessment in a Nongraded Primary Program
Discovering Children's Voices and Talents

 
Tina Cron, Joy Spears, and Donna Stottmann
`Let the Wild Rumpus Start!'
The Story of One Multi-Age/Multi-Ability Classroom

 
Phillip Poore and Cheryl Armstrong
Multi-Age, Multi-Abilities
An Inclusive Primary Program

 
Kathy Birdwhistell et al
Learning to Assess
Teachers, Students, and Parents Together

 
 
PART THREE: CHALLENGES OF MAKING TRANSITIONS
Bridget Baker and Lisa Smith
Facing the Seven Critical Attributes
Karen Adkins
From Philosophy to Practice
A Continuous Struggle for Excellence

 
Beverly Wells
What About the Skills? Shouldn't I Be Teaching Them?
 
PART FOUR: REFORM AS A SHARED BEHAVIOR
Catherine Pillow et al
What a Difference a Year Makes
Joe Jacovino
A Principal's Perspective for Educational Reform
Jeannie Bass, Linda Bibee, and Diana Heidelberg
Partnerships for Learners
Ellen McIntyre, Ric A Hovda, and Diane W Kyle
Lessons on Creating Nongraded Primary Programs or Implementing Other Systemic Changes
Ric A Hovda, Diane W Kyle, and Ellen McIntyre
Professional Development Possibilities

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ISBN: 9780803964860