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Hardin's textbook expected to be adopted by schools of education nationwide

November 11, 2003


Tips on classroom management from several teachers in the Clarksville-Montgomery County and Fort Campbell (Ky.) school systems are included in a new textbook by an Austin Peay State University professor.

Dr. Carlette Hardin, professor of education, is the author of Effective Classroom Management: Models and Strategies for Todays Classrooms, a newly released textbook published by Merrill/Prentice Hall.

The textbook was written for senior-level education students who are about to enter the classroom, according to Hardin.
November 11, 2003


Tips on classroom management from several teachers in the Clarksville-Montgomery County and Fort Campbell (Ky.) school systems are included in a new textbook by an Austin Peay State University professor.

Dr. Carlette Hardin, professor of education, is the author of “Effective Classroom Management: Models and Strategies for Today's Classrooms,” a newly released textbook published by Merrill/Prentice Hall.

The textbook was written for senior-level education students who are about to enter the classroom, according to Hardin.

Debbie Stollenwerk, executive editor for Merrill/Prentice Hall, says the print run for the first edition is 3,500. Stollenwerk expects Hardin's textbook to be well received nationally.

“Dr. Hardin offers a ‘models' approach with wonderful ways of helping students engage with the content. The interactivity she has built into the book is one reason the market is likely to adopt her book over others.”

Hardin had been teaching the course herself for many years when she realized the focus of classroom management was shifting from providing control to teaching students to accept responsibility for their own behavior.

“The textbook shows the shift in philosophy and strategies,” Hardin says.

“The case studies provided in the textbook are based on many of my own experiences in the public school,” she says. Also included are 30 classroom management tips from classroom teachers nationwide, including some in Clarksville and Fort Campbell.

Twelve models of classroom management are examined in the text, which is written in an easy-to-understand style. Besides familiarizing readers with INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standardsnationally recognized benchmarks for effective teachingthe textbook addresses such practical topics as creating a safe learning environment.
—Dennie Burke