How Students Learn: Reforming Schools Through Learner-Centered Education
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Declining levels of academic performance in science and mathematics, disciplinary and drug abuse problems, and increasing violence in America's schools have generated extensive national debate over the past two decades. These concerns are viewed not only as a crisis in education but also as reflecting significant deficiencies in American society. In response to these issues, various reform strategies have been advocated, yet many of them ignore what psychologists know about children's learning.
In How Students Learn: Reforming Schools Through Learner-Centered Education, leaders in the psychological and educational communities suggest that successful school reform must not only uphold standards but also must recognize students' differences and unique learning styles. The volume examines current research on how students learn and presents the theoretical perspectives and research findings of leading authors in educational psychology. The chapters reflect the work of these distinguished educators and psychologists in developing and articulating the psychological knowledge base that is most relevant to education.