Thinking in the Classroom: A Survey of Programs

Thinking in the Classroom describes and appraises some of the most influential programs for improving student thinking skills, including Odyssey, Philosophy for Children, and Instrumental Enrichment. Each chapter is devoted to one program and includes a description of methods and materials, excerpts from the program, and an evaluation of effectiveness. The book, published in 1985 by Teachers College Press, is out of print, but used copies are available through

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"Although I have been teaching for over 50 years, I learned a lot in my reading of The Teacher's Craft. Paul Chance knows his way around a classroom, and he knows his way around scholarly literature on teaching."
--Robert Rosenthal, University of California, Riverside.
"Superb book that should be essential reading for all teachers."
-- Judy Cameron, University of Alberta.
"The book is extremely readable without sacrificing accuracy."
--Elizabeth Street, Central Washington University
"I particularly appreciate the conversational style of writing."
--Cam L. Melville, McNeese State University
"The clearest and most straightforward book for undergraduates."
--Frederick Bonato, Saint Peter's College
"The examples are clever and intriguing ... a thoughtful and well-written textbook. The author is to be commended."
--Mark Reilly, Arizona State University

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