Slavin, Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice, 9e (ISBN: 0205592007) The Ninth Edition of this popular text from renowned educational psychologist Robert Slavin translates theory into practices that teachers can use in their classrooms with a further inquiry into the concept of intentionality and a thorough integration of standards. This edition continues to have in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on the intentional teacher by presenting up-to-the-minute research that a reflective, intentional teacher can apply. An intentional teacher, according to Slavin, is one who constantly reflects on his or her practice and makes instructional decisions based on a clear conception of how these practices affect students. New to this edition: Readers will encounter new material on important and emerging topics in the field, including: the accountability movement, benchmark assessments, data-driven reform, the effects of No Child Left Behind, the Achievement Gap--why it isn't closing and how we can help, emerging applications of technology, and the latest research on the neuroscientific underpinnings of psychological development. A MyEducationLab site specifically devoted to this edition of the text provides video and other types of interactive material tied strongly to key course content that serve as the basis of homework exercises. All online resources are supported by online assessments (results can be printed or automatically transmitted to the professor) and called out in the margins of the text. EdPsychOnline, accessible on MyEducationLab, provides students with the opportunity to create their own blogs devoted to their learning in the course. It also provides links to valuable applications, resources, and articles found on the World Wide Web that serve as activity-based writing prompts so they can write blog posts and read and comment on the blog posts of their classmates. Thoroughly updated citations ensure that the text is grounded in the most current research. More than one third of all citations are from 2000 or later. Here s what your colleagues are saying about this book: This text has the best coverage of introduction to research of any educational psychology books I have used It is an exemplary book packed with information including research, theory, and application. The author has done a marvelous job. Dr. Theresa Sullivan Stewart, University of IL, Springfield I have been a Slavin fan for years. My undergraduates student evaluations concerning this book have been consistently positive. Dr. Susan Frusher, Northeastern State University This is a highly refined piece of writing. Rick Van Sant, Ferris State UniversityRobert E. Slavin is the author of 'Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice (9th Edition)', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205592005 and ISBN 0205592007.