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Control classroom chaos and provide a quality learning atmosphere: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management

April 23, 2015

Los Angeles, CA. Some teachers have classrooms where exceptional learning is the norm for each student and, at the same time, those students are courteous and feel safe and cared for. Other classrooms can be chaotic and disjointed and quality learning is difficult to achieve. How do the excellent teachers balance learning and student support? The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management raises issues and introduces evidence-based, real-world strategies for creating and maintaining well-managed classrooms where excellent learning thrives.

This vital reference for new and experienced educators explores the array of skills needed to produce the best possible learning environment. Readers will be able to peruse 325 A-to-Z articles, each written and signed by a distinguished, international scholar and classified in the Reader’s Guide into these general topical categories:

  • Age, Grade, and Setting
  • Assessment
  • Community (Classroom and Schoolwide)
  • Development (of Students, Teachers, and Classrooms)
  • Diversity: Ability, Disability and Special Needs
  • Diversity: Culture, Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Gender
  • History (Leaders and Movements)
  • Instruction (Curriculum and Pedagogy)
  • Methods for Preventing and Managing Problem Behavior
  • Organization of Learning Groups, Teaching Teams, and Administrators
  • Organization of Time, Space, and Materials
  • Policy and Procedures (In-Class, In-School, State, and Federal Government)
  • Problem Behaviors
  • Relationships
  • Systems (Interpersonal and Behavioral)
  • Theories, Approaches, and Theoretical Constructs

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management includes cross-references and suggestions for further readings, a chronology that provides a historical perspective of the development of cultural competence as a discrete field of study, a resources appendix, and a comprehensive index, making it an important addition for all academic and public libraries serving educators. A FREE 30-day online trial of SAGE Knowledge, including The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, is available at www.sagepub.com/freetrial.

Editor W. George Scarlett is senior lecturer and deputy chair of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University.

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