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Complexity and Coherence


reviewed by Anita Woolfolk Hoy 1998

coverTitle: Complexity and Coherence
Author(s): Berliner, D., and Calfee, R.
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing, Indianapolis
ISBN: 0028970896, Pages: , Year: 1996
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In 1986, the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association approved a proposal from David Berliner and Robert Calfee to write the first Handbook of Educational Psychology. In 1996, the book appeared. Included in the 1,071 pages are thirty-three chapters organized into five parts: “Cognition and Motivation,” “Development and Individual Differences,” “School Curriculum and Psychology,” “Teaching and Instruction,” and “Foundations of the Discipline.” Surveying the table of contents, I found familiar topics and current emphases. The divisions—parts and chapters—made sense to me and seemed to cover the territory well. I had the experience of someone walking into a well-designed living room—of course there should be a sofa here, chairs there. But at one time that room had been empty and neither the choice of furniture nor the arrangement was so obvious. I imagine the first challenge to the editors of this volume was to decide how the “furnish” the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 100 Number 2, 1998, p. 437-453
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10317, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 6:32:27 AM

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