Education by Gary Thomas
A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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From the schools of ancient times to the present day, Gary Thomas explores how and why education has evolved has it has. Examining education worldwide, he explains the way schools work, noting how curricula are remarkably consistent around the world. Delving into some of the big questions, Thomas explores the history of education in this Very Short Introduction. Considering various styles such as progressive versus formal, he also explores the ideas of some of the big
theorists, including Piaget and Vygotsky.

Looking at different forms of education and styles of teaching, he considers the ways in which education is being improved by matching styles of learning to teaching, and ensuring that schools are more inclusive and meaningful for a broader range of students. He finishes by considering the ways in which education may develop over the coming century.

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Gary Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and an adjunct faculty member teaching on spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of several books, including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Pathways, Pure Pleasure, Sacred Parenting, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Authentic Faith. SPANISH BIO: Gary Thomas es escritor residente en la iglesia Second Baptist de Houston y Profesor asociado en el Seminario Western en Portland, Oregon. Es autor de mas de una docena de libros, incluyendo Matrimonio sagrado, Placer puro y el ganador del Golden Medallion, Fe Autentica.
Published March 28, 2013 by OUP Oxford. 157 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Education Week

Timar and Julie Maxwell-Jolly's edited volume Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Perspectives and Strategies for Challenging Times offers a collection of chapters written by scholars that contain a range of perspectives on how educators are shrinking achievement gaps and why the gulf remains between ...

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