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Description - Standards and Mastery Learning by J. Ronald Gentile

'The book makes a distinct contribution to the field. The integration of standards and mastery learning is important if standards, once established, are to be achieved by large numbers of students. I think it is timely, well organized, contains real-life examples, and is well written' - Lorin Anderson, Carolina Distinguished Professor of Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina There is a strong connection between the current standards movement and the philosophy of mastery learning. Unfortunately, few schools have adopted the tenets of mastery learning, a major lapse, because mastery learning is supported by a large body of research--a body of research that is lacking for standards. By studying the lessons of mastery learning--both good and bad--educators will have the tools to successfully implement standards in the classroom and school.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761946151
ISBN-10: 0761946152
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x 11mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. Ronald Gentile

J. Ronald Gentile is a graduate of Penn State University (B.S., 1963, and M.S., 1964, in Psychology; and Ph.D., in 1967, in Educational Psychology) and has been teaching educational psychology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, since 1969. Among his more than threescore publica-tions are the following continuing research interests: memory by fast versus slow learners; mastery learn- ing, standards, and grading policies; and expanding the instructional repertoire. For Dr. Gentile and his wife, Dr. Kay Johnson-Gentile ("The Genteels"), expanding the instructional repertoire has included teaching teachers how to integrate music into the elementary school curriculum. In 1998, Dr. Gentile was promoted to the rank of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. James P. Lalley is an Assistant Professor of Education at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., 1984, in History; and M.A., 1995, and Ph.D., 1997, in Educational Psychology). He has taught at the State University of New York, College at Buffalo and Canisius College. His previous publica-tions have been in the areas of educational technology and child development. In addition to mastery learning, his profes-sional interests include how affective factors influence motivation and learning, methods of teaching, and children at risk.