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Description - The Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations by Carolyn M. Orange

`An excellent reference book that should be included in every educator's library-plus each school's professional staff library' - Ruth Nelson, Retired Elementary School Teacher Fairbanks, Alaska `This book is on the cutting edge. A must for new teachers and an excellent source for veteran teachers to become familiar with new techniques' - Sandra Whited, Instructor University of Texas at San Antonio This reference book provides an explanation to current educational programmes, practices, philosophies and movements in schools, all supported by research. It gives the reader access to extensive resources on each aspect of relevant educational innovation. An easy, interesting, and fun way for teachers, administrators, board members, parents, or anyone interested in education to stay current with the educational innovations that affect their work and lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761978169
ISBN-10: 076197816X
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 19-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carolyn M. Orange

Carolyn Orange is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She teaches Psychological Basis of Learning, Learning and Development of the School Age Child, Human Growth and Development, and Psychology of Human Motivation. She has a PhD and Master of Arts degree in Educational Psycho logy from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harris Stowe State College. She began her teaching career in the St. Louis Public Schools where she taught for a number of years. Her work as an educator has spanned about 25 years. That period includes some time that she worked for two corporations. She has worked as a researcher and educator in a variety of educational settings: elementary, secondary, English as a Second Language (ESL), Montessori, special education, adult education, art, and higher education. She has produced a video on self-regulation and has developed a Self-Regulation Inventory. She has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The Journal of Experimental Education, The Roeper Review, Journal of Communi-cations and Minority Issues, The Journal of Black Studies, The NASSP: Curriculum Report, and The High School Journal. In 2001, she was appointed to the review board of the Journal of Communications and Minority Issues. She is on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scout Council of San Antonio. She was included in Who's Who in the World for 2005; Who's Who Among American Teachers for 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003; Who's Who in America 2001, 2002, and 2003/2004. Her current research interests are envirosocial factors that affect student achievement. She is the author of 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them (2000) and Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations: xiv FM-Orange.qxd 11/12/2004 4:21 PM Page xv About the Author xv Practices, Programs, Policies and Philosophies (2002). 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them is a bestseller and has gained worldwide popularity. It has been reviewed in India and translated into Thai, Chinese, and Slovenian. She was inducted into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame in 2004.