Royal Fireworks Press Monographs on Education

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Royal Fireworks Press is pleased to offer innovative works that make an original contribution to the field of education by experienced teachers and academics.

Royal Fireworks Press is pleased to offer innovative works that make an original contribution to the field of education by experienced teachers and academics.

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The Women of Martha Cook: A Longitudinal Study on Actualization in Women

Author: Hansen, Jan B.

Subjects: Gifted Education; Resources; Education of Girls

ISBN: 978-0-89824-358-1

Order code: 3581

Price: $22.50
Website price: $15.00

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This book is the result of a fascinating project that examined the experiences of a sample of high-ability women who resided in the Martha Cook dorm at the University of Michigan in the 1950s and '60s and how those experiences affected the women's lives over time. The college ethos of achievement, leadership, and community contribution was expected to have had an effect, but this could only be ascertained by following up with individual women.

Through extensive data culled from questionnaires and anecdotal case studies, the upbringing, education, professions, accomplishments, beliefs, and relationships of 167 women were analyzed. With fifty being the average age of the interviewees, this longitudinal study is well-fitted to offer recommendations for women and girls on achieving their life purposes.

Author Dr. Jan Hansen pays tribute to Dr. Eleanor G. Hall, who initiated the project but who died before it could be finished. Conducted over twelve years, Hansen was inspired and enthused by what she learned from these gifted women, and she gives valuable advice based on this unique and insightful research.

This book is the result of a fascinating project that examined the experiences of a sample of high-ability women who resided in the Martha Cook dorm at the University of Michigan in the 1950s and '60s and how those experiences affected the women's lives over time. The college ethos of achievement, leadership, and community contribution was expected to have had an effect, but this could only be ascertained by following up with individual women.

Through extensive data culled from questionnaires and anecdotal case studies, the upbringing, education, professions, accomplishments, beliefs, and relationships of 167 women were analyzed. With fifty being the average age of the interviewees, this longitudinal study is well-fitted to offer recommendations for women and girls on achieving their life purposes.

Author Dr. Jan Hansen pays tribute to Dr. Eleanor G. Hall, who initiated the project but who died before it could be finished. Conducted over twelve years, Hansen was inspired and enthused by what she learned from these gifted women, and she gives valuable advice based on this unique and insightful research.

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Teaching Mathematics

Author: Mason, Dr. Robert E., IV

Subjects: Teacher Resources; Mathematics

ISBN: 978-0-89824-353-6

Order code: 3536

Price: $24.99
Website price: $14.99

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This is a personal and beguiling synthesis of scholarly theory and practical teaching methodology developed from real school situations. Drawing extensively from a diverse range of research on learning, Dr. Mason describes his discovery of a new construct, which he calls "'the puncturing of space' with conceptual proxies."

Mason asserts that enabling students both to recognize the knowledge that they possess and to relate that knowledge to new information should be the goal of a curriculum. His methods and his theory are aimed at unlocking the potential that he believes each student has for learning—in this case, for learning mathematics. He also recognizes that all teaching is done in a social context, and he has a solid understanding of the demands and influences on teachers in schools.

Reviews:

"Part authoritative teaching handbook, part textbook, and part philosophical discourse from a master pedagogue with more than thirty years of teaching experience, it is a marvelous resource for all teachers of mathematics and the natural sciences." – Dr. Kenneth Offit, professor, medicine and public health, Cornell University

"My own field is in English and in dramatic literature, but what Dr. Mason has to say about the process and art of teaching math was equally relevant to me.... I believe that this book will become an essential inspiration and tool to anyone who teaches and who sees their work as an integration of the craft of teaching and intellectual engagement with their field of study.... I think it opens a possibility for a community of scholars/teachers—new and experienced, those engaged in lower school, high school, and college education—to define what they do.... I was knocked out by the book." – Dr. Evangeline Morphos, Columbia University

This is a personal and beguiling synthesis of scholarly theory and practical teaching methodology developed from real school situations. Drawing extensively from a diverse range of research on learning, Dr. Mason describes his discovery of a new construct, which he calls "'the puncturing of space' with conceptual proxies."

Mason asserts that enabling students both to recognize the knowledge that they possess and to relate that knowledge to new information should be the goal of a curriculum. His methods and his theory are aimed at unlocking the potential that he believes each student has for learning—in this case, for learning mathematics. He also recognizes that all teaching is done in a social context, and he has a solid understanding of the demands and influences on teachers in schools.

Reviews:

"Part authoritative teaching handbook, part textbook, and part philosophical discourse from a master pedagogue with more than thirty years of teaching experience, it is a marvelous resource for all teachers of mathematics and the natural sciences." – Dr. Kenneth Offit, professor, medicine and public health, Cornell University

"My own field is in English and in dramatic literature, but what Dr. Mason has to say about the process and art of teaching math was equally relevant to me.... I believe that this book will become an essential inspiration and tool to anyone who teaches and who sees their work as an integration of the craft of teaching and intellectual engagement with their field of study.... I think it opens a possibility for a community of scholars/teachers—new and experienced, those engaged in lower school, high school, and college education—to define what they do.... I was knocked out by the book." – Dr. Evangeline Morphos, Columbia University

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