ABSTRACT

Original essays by noted scholars explore cooperative learning, curriculum development, and teaching strategies. Focusing on grades 9 through 12, the volume first emphasizes theories underlying the use of selected cooperative learning strategies in secondary schools and then examines strategies and practical applications for classrooms. Contributors include David Johnson, Roger Johnson, Ruven Lazarowitz, Yael Sharan, Shlomo Sharan, Robert Slavin, Karl Smith, and others who have successfully implemented cooperative learning strategies in science, math, social studies, English/language arts, and gifted and talented. These contributors focus on how models are utilized and implemented. Discussions involve obstacles that impede success, problems and concerns, solutions, and suggestions for problem solving. An index is provided.

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PART I Achievement and Affective Outcomes of Cooperative Learning

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PART II Cooperative Learning and Content Areas: Theory and Research

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PART III Applying Cooperative Learning in Secondary Classrooms