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Psychology of Education: Major Themes


This set reprints original studies and key peer-review articles by a world-wide range of scholars from North America, the UK, continental Europe, Australasia and Japan (all in English). Most of the materials are drawn from essential work of the last decade, but some 10-20% of selections are of more classic studies which continue to be of enduring importance.

Outline of contents:
Volume A. Schools, teachers and parents
School effectiveness /School climate/Physical environment and behavior /Teacher-pupil interactions /Discourse and language /Teacher cognitions and beliefs /Discipline /Home and school /Parent attitudes
Volume B. Pupils and Learning
Theories of learning - Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner, Bandura /Informal and formal learning /Ethnic minorities and learning /Pupil motivation, self esteem /Class climate /Assessment, testing, IQ /Individual differences, personality, hyperactivity /Disadvantage and compensatory education
Volume C. The school curriculum
The preschool curriculum /Reading, writing, literacy /Math, science /Music, art /Second language learning /Computers in the classroom /Cooperative group work and peer tutoring /Moral education Special needs
Volume D. Social behaviour and the school peer group
Friendship, social competence /Ethnicity /Sex differences /The playground /Physical activity, rough-and-tumble /Play and learning /Aggression and bullying /Non-verbal communication



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