Teaching middle years : rethinking curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

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Main, K, Pendergast, D & Bahr, N (eds.) 2017, Teaching middle years : rethinking curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, NSW. ISBN 9781760292928

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Teaching Middle Years has established itself as the most respected Australian text to focus on the crucial adolescent years of schooling. Recognition of the importance of the middle years continues to grow as research consistently reveals the benefits young adolescents gain from programs designed especially for their needs...This third edition provides a systematic overview of the philosophy, principles and issues in middle schooling, but brings a new depth of focus to the emotional problems and behavioural challenges in working with middle years students. The editors, Donna Pendergast, Katherine Main and Nan Bahr, explore in detail two key areas in middle years pedagogy, differentiation and engagement and there are new chapters on achieving effective transition, an exploration of the importance of physical activity in adolescence, and an analysis of how to develop co-operative and collaborative learning...Featuring contributions from leading experts in the field and fully revised and updated to reflect the latest research, Teaching Middle Years will assist both pre- service and in-service teachers to bring out the very best in their students.