Learning and Development: Making Connections to Enhance Teaching


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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.88 inches | 1.42 pounds

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About the Author

SHARON L. SILVERMAN is former director of the Learning Assistance Center and has taught in the School of Education at Loyola University. She currently teaches in the developmental studies graduate program at National-Louis University in Chicago.

MARTHA E. CASAZZA is director of the developmental studies graduate program in the Adult Education Department at National-Louis University. She served as president of the National Association for Developmental Education in 1999.Both authors were Fulbright Senior Scholars at the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa during the 1999 academic year.


"The authors pull off an impressive double. They synthesize an enormous amount of relevant research on learning and development while also making clear the connections this research has for practice. Written in a helpful and accessible style, and full of case studies, applications, instruments, and vignettes of practice, the book will be an invaluable resource for college teachers at any level." (Stephen Brookfield, Distinguished Professor, University of St. Thomas)

"Effectively integrating the perspectives of a director of a university learning assistance center and a scholar in the area of developmental education, Silverman and Casazza have written an important book. It should be read by anyone concerned with the academic success of the increasingly diverse population of undergraduates in colleges and universities." (Ernest Pascarella, Petersen Professor of Higher Education, University of Iowa)

"This book is unique in its excellent coverage of learning and developmental theory and research and how it applies to practice. Recommended for college teachers in all disciplines who wish to improve their pedagogical skills and enhance student learning." (Nancy J. Evans, associate professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and coordinator, Higher Education Program, Iowa State University)