The education literature is replete with fly-by-night ideas and unresearched opinions about how to teach children. This book has none of that. The reader is given researched educational methods. In fact, some methods draw on 3 or 4 decades of experimental data. The whole book is cohesive, not just a patchwork of different educators' opinions. All of the chapters are built on basic scientific principles of behavior, and all of the methods can be used with one another
This is a book by scientist-practitioners, but not for scientists only. A parent can read many of these chapters, see the merit in the methods, and convey the need and the process for each of the methods
No book stands alone, but is connected to a greater literature base. The reader is shown where other information can be found about these methods.
The only thing better than scientific data is scientific data supported by consumer testimonial
L.D. Frederick and J.H. Hummel, Reviewing the Outcomes and Principles of Effective Instruction.
R.D. Greer and D.D. Keohane, A Real Science and Technology of Education.
C. Merbitz, D. Vieitez, N.H. Merbitz, and H.S. Pennypacker, Precision Teaching: Foundations and Classroom Implications.
C. Merbitz, D. Vieitez, N.H. Merbitz, and C. Binder, Precision Teaching: Applications in Education and Beyond.
T.A. Slocum, Direct Instruction: The Big Ideas.
J.H. Hummel, M.L. Venn, and P.L. Gunter, Teacher-Made Scripted Lessons.
V. Tucci, D.E. Hursh, and R.E. Laitinen, The Competent Learner Model: A Merging of Applied Behavior Analysis, Direct Instruction, and Precision Teaching.
M.N. Desrochers and G.D. Gentry, Effective Use of Computers in Instruction.
R.D. Ray, Adaptive Computerized Educational Systems: A Case Study.
T.V.J. Layng, J.S. Twyman, and G. Stikeleather, Selected for Success: How Headsprout Reading Basic Teaches Beginning Reading.
E.J. Fox, The Personalized System of Instruction: A Flexible and Effective Approach to Mastery Learning.
J.J. Pear and T.L. Martin, Making the Most of PSI with Computer Technology.
K. Johnson and E.M. Street, The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction: An Integration of Research-Based Practices.
G.S. Bruce, Learning Efficiency Goes to College.
Y. Barnes-Holmes, D. Barnes-Holmes, and C. Murphy, Teaching the Generic Skills of Language and Cognition: Contributions from Relational Frame Theory.
R.D. Greer, D.D. Keohane, K. Meincke, G. Gautreaux, J.A. Pereira, M. Chavez-Brown, and L. Yuan, Key Instructional Components of Effective Peer Tutoring for Tutors, Tutees, and Peer Observers.
T. Sharpe, D. Balderson, and H. So, Training Professionals Using Sequential Behavior Analysis.
M.B. Gilbert, Grammar and Writing Skills: Applying Behavior Analysis.