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Small Schools Big Ideas

Author : Mara Benitez
ISBN : 9780470615539
Genre : Education
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Small Schools, Big Ideas shows how the principle-based and equity-focused model from the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) can be used to redesign existing schools and create new schools that prepare students for this century's challenges and opportunities. Filled with inspirational stories and illustrative examples from schools that have successfully implemented CES principles and practices, Small Schools, Big Ideas offers information and inspiration needed to: Transform schools in order to achieve equitable outcomes for all students Understand various school design options Establish school vision, mission, and goals to raise educational expectations and results Develop transformational leadership Cultivate a professional learning community Implement student-centered teaching, learning, and curricula Build productive relationships with families and communities Establish strategies for sustainability These recommendations and proven strategies can help educators transform their schools to become truly equitable, personalized, and academically challenging.

An Uncommon Theory Of School Change

Author : Kevin Fahey
ISBN : 9780807761243
Genre : Education
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The authors argue that if educators want to create more equitable, socially just, and learner-focused schools, then they need a more robust, transformational theory of school change--an UnCommon Theory. This practical book provides readers with the knowledge and tools needed to do more than just tinker at the edges of school improvement.

The Gates Foundation And The Future Of Us Public Schools

Author : Philip E. Kovacs
ISBN : 9781136853012
Genre : Education
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There has been much public praise for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts to reform public education. However, few scholars have engaged substantively and critically with the organization’s work. While the Gates Foundation is the single largest supporter by far of "choice" initiatives particularly with regard to charter school formation, it is pushing public school privatization through a wide array of initiatives and in conjunction with a number of other foundations. What are the implications for a public system as control over educational policy and priority is concentrated under one of the richest people on the planet in ways that foster de-unionization and teacher de-skilling while homogenizing school models and curriculum? The Gates Foundation and the Future of US "Public" Schools addresses this crucial, unanswered question while investigating the relationships between the Gates Foundation and other think tanks, government, and corporate institutions.

Encyclopedia Of Educational Reform And Dissent

Author : Thomas C. Hunt
ISBN : 9781412956642
Genre : Education
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The history of American education is replete with educational reform, and to a lesser extent, educational dissent. Consider the present: you have various forms of privatization, school choice, the 'No Child Left Behind' act, home schooling, 'value-added' accountability, alternative teacher preparation programs, on-line instruction, etc. This range of activity is not exceptional. For instance, consider the past: progressive education, open education, the junior high school, the middle school, Life Adjustment education, career education, vocational education, the comprehensive high school, school-to-work, year-round schooling, behavioral objectives, proficiency exams (high-stakes testing), whole language, learning packages and self-paced instruction, modular scheduling, site-based management, all presented as the way to reform American schools, at least in part. Then you have the reformers themselves, such as John Dewey, George Counts, Herbert Kohl, John Holt, Charles Silberman, Admiral Hyman Rickover, James Bryant Conant, all the way back to Horace Mann himself. Dissenters, and dissenting movements, while not as numerous and certainly not as well known in educational circles, count the various faith-based schools and individuals such as Archbishop Hughes of New York.Clearly, this is an area rich in ideas, rife with controversy, and vital in its outcome for individuals and the nation as a whole. And yet, strangely enough, there exists no major encyclopedia bringing the varied strands together in one place as a ready reference for scholars, teachers, school administrators, and students studying to enter the educational profession. This two-volume work is intended to be that authoritative resource. Key themes and topics include: " biographies of reformers and dissenters " theoretical and ideological perspectives " key programs and legislation " judicial verdicts impacting educational change in America " the politics and processes of educational reform and policy making " dissent and resistance to reform " technology's impact on educational reform. A Reader's Guide in the front matter groups entries around such themes to help readers find related entries more easily.

Teacher Collaborative Leadership On Behalf Of Access To Technological Literacy For English Language Learners

Author : Natalie Bernasconi
ISBN : UCAL:X83932
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Teacher collaborative leadership on behalf of access to technological literacy for English Language Learners.

Choosing Small

Author : Jay Feldman
ISBN : 0787980277
Genre : Education
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Choosing Small offers supporters of the ‘small schools’ movement--which aims to create high schools that are effective in educating all students well—information for achieving the complex process of dividing large schools into small schools. In this book, the Coalition of Essential schools draws on its long-time experience in school design, plus research on completed school conversions, to provide strategic and practical guidance to educators who are either contemplating or undertaking a high school conversion process

The Essential School Board Book

Author : Nancy Walser
ISBN : PSU:000067187034
Genre : Education
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Cutting Through The Hype

Author : Jane L. David
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114559789
Genre : Education
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Jane David and Larry Cuban examine 20 different school reforms, the pros and cons of each, and what it takes to make the reforms-including smaller classes, mayoral control of schools, and standards-based change-successful.

Fundamental Concepts Of Educational Leadership And Management

Author : Taher A. Razik
ISBN : PSU:000066019893
Genre : Education
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In a time of high educational expectations and professional accountability, today's educational leaders must possess a broad variety of skills that enable them to function comfortably and effectively in changing environments and under highly politicized conditions. The mission of Fundamental Concepts of Educational Leadership is to foster understanding of this reality among those preparing for administrative and managerial careers in pre-colligate educational institutions and to help them develop the skills necessary for working effectively within those environments. This text emphasizes an action-research approach that is more eclectic and practical than ideological — compelling readers to think critically about the theoretical underpinnings of current educational practice and motivating them to solve problems using sensible, realistic alterative approaches. The revised third edition of this text includes a number of new tools -- such as activities, case studies, and instructional aids — which encourage active learning as well chapter review and reinforcement. The new edition also includes a table at the front of the text that links ISLLC standards with the corresponding discussion in within the book.

Resources In Education

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ISBN : MINN:30000007201407
Genre : Education
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