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Routledge Education Authors of the Month, October: Bruce Larson & Timothy Keiper

The second edition of Dr. Bruce E. Larson and Dr. Timothy A. Keiper's text Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School published this past September. Their book is an accessible, practical, and engaging methods textbook that introduces pre-service teachers to various instructional strategies and helps them to decide how and when to use these methods in the classroom.

Dr. Larson began his career as a high school teacher, and is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at Western Washington University. Over the last 25 years Dr. Keiper has taught high school social studies in a rural low-income area near the Ozarks, worked with educational institutions assisting Deaf and hard of hearing youth, and taught undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Larson teaches courses in curriculum development, instructional strategies, assessment, and history/social studies teaching methods at Western Washington University. He also supervises student teachers and carries out an active research agenda that explores how technology can enhance learning, and the effective use of classroom discussions in middle schools and high schools. He received the university's “Excellence in Teaching” award, which is given to one faculty member each year from the entire university, and is the result of extensive student evaluations and peer reviews of his teaching. His work has been published in journals such as Theory and Research in Social Education, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, The Social Studies, Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, and Social Education. He has also published numerous curriculum guides and contributed chapters in edited books that have to do with both teacher education and social studies education.

Dr. Keiper has published in a variety of journals on topics relating to teacher education. Recently, he was a Fulbright grantee working with teacher trainees in rural Tanzania. He currently serves as Associate Professor at Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University and as co-director of Maasai School 121, a non-profit organization establishing a school with Maasai colleagues near the Serengeti. See: Kill a Lion, Go to College

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  1. Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School

    2nd Edition

    By Bruce E. Larson, Timothy A. Keiper

    Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School is an accessible, practical, and engaging methods textbook that introduces pre-service teachers to various instructional strategies and helps them to decide how and when to use these methods in the classroom. Classrooms are comprised of diverse...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge