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Cockeyed Education

Cockeyed Education Author Gerard Giordano, PhD, professor of education, University of North Florida
ISBN-10 9781607094364
Release 2010-01-16
Pages 174
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This book enables readers to differentiate substantive from cockeyed suggestions for improving schools.. It directs them to the suggestions that scholastic experts, politicians, and members of the public have made.

Common Sense Questions about School Administration

Common Sense Questions about School Administration Author Gerard Giordano, PhD, professor of education, University of North Florida
ISBN-10 9781475812626
Release 2015-03-06
Pages 130
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Parents have questions for school administrators. This book examines the questions they pose, the answers they elicit, the allies they attract, the adversaries they arouse, and the improvements they prod.

Common Sense Questions About Learners

Common Sense Questions About Learners Author Gerard Giordano
ISBN-10 9781475830156
Release 2017-05-24
Pages 170
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Parents asked educators about their children’s learning. Frustrated when they were ignored, they asked politicians to put pressure on the educators. They were then surprised when the politicians provided personal advice about the optimal way to nurture learning. They were even more surprised when the politicans prescribed changes to instruction, curriculum, textbooks, technology, school safety, teacher retention, student behavior, school funding, and even the menus for school cafeterias. More frustrated than ever, they intensified their barrage of common sense questions.

Teachers Go to Rehab

Teachers Go to Rehab Author Gerard Giordano
ISBN-10 9781610488570
Release 2012
Pages 155
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Teachers Go to Rehab examines the advice given to teachers from multiple critics both historically and recently. This book looks at the scope, cost, and impact of this advice to teachers, as well as the motives behind it. It poses precise questions about the groups that gave the advice. Who were they? What did they recommend? How did they estimate impact? How did they calculate costs? What aims did they profess? What aims did they conceal? Whom did they attract? Whom did they alienate? When did they succeed? When did they fail?"

Using Informational Text to Teach To Kill A Mockingbird

Using Informational Text to Teach To Kill A Mockingbird Author Susan Chenelle
ISBN-10 9781475806816
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 194
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In this volume, we offer informational texts connected to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Readings range in genre (inaugural address, historical analysis, autobiography, etiquette book, newspaper editorial, and Supreme Court decision) and topic (the Depression, entails, etiquette, the right to a lawyer, stereotypes, lynching, miscegenation, and heroism). Each informational text is part of a student-friendly unit, with reading strategies and activities. Teachers need to incorporate nonfiction in ways that enhance their teaching of literature. The Using Informational Text to Teach Literature series is an invaluable supportive tool.

Rethinking Case Study Research

Rethinking Case Study Research Author Lesley Bartlett
ISBN-10 9781317380504
Release 2016-11-10
Pages 140
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Comparative case studies are an effective qualitative tool for researching the impact of policy and practice in various fields of social research, including education. Developed in response to the inadequacy of traditional case study approaches, comparative case studies are highly effective because of their ability to synthesize information across time and space. In Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach, the authors describe, explain, and illustrate the horizontal, vertical, and transversal axes of comparative case studies in order to help readers develop their own comparative case study research designs. In six concise chapters, two experts employ geographically distinct case studies—from Tanzania to Guatemala to the U.S.—to show how this innovative approach applies to the operation of policy and practice across multiple social fields. With examples and activities from anthropology, development studies, and policy studies, this volume is written for researchers, especially graduate students, in the fields of education and the interpretive social sciences.


Cockeyed Author Ryan Knighton
ISBN-10 9781586485863
Release 2007-08-05
Pages 288
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On his 18th birthday, Ryan Knighton was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a congenital, progressive disease marked by night-blindness, tunnel vision and, eventually, total blindness. In this penetrating, nervy memoir, which ricochets between meditation and black comedy, Knighton tells the story of his fifteen-year descent into blindness while incidentally revealing the world of the sighted in all its phenomenal peculiarity. Knighton learns to drive while unseeing; has his first significant relationship—with a deaf woman; navigates the punk rock scene and men's washrooms; learns to use a cane; and tries to pass for seeing while teaching English to children in Korea. Stumbling literally and emotionally into darkness, into love, into couch-shopping at Ikea, into adulthood, and into truce if not acceptance of his identity as a blind man, his writerly self uses his disability to provide a window onto the human condition. His experience of blindness offers unexpected insights into sight and the other senses, culture, identity, language, our fears and fantasies. Cockeyed is not a conventional confessional. Knighton is powerful and irreverent in words and thought and impatient with the preciousness we've come to expect from books on disability. Readers will find it hard to put down this wild ride around their everyday world with a wicked, smart, blind guide at the wheel.

Embracing Risk in Urban Education

Embracing Risk in Urban Education Author Alice E. Ginsberg
ISBN-10 9781607099505
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 144
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At a time when American urban public education is under broad attack, and in which America is perceived as a nation at risk that is losing the race to the Top, educators and politicians from across the spectrum are promoting increased emphasis on standardized testing, business models of school reform, zero tolerance, no excuses, promoting cultural assimilation, and building a standardized curriculum. Ginsberg argues that in the effort to reduce the achievement gap and mitigate the pejorative label of ‘at-risk,’ we are in danger of eliminating risk from education entirely. This is especially the case in urban schools with large numbers of poor and minority students. Ginsberg explores alternative approaches to student achievement at four dynamic Philadelphia public schools. This book provides a grounded, close look at alternative and innovative pedagogies which embrace risk through an emphasis on critical inquiry, cultural diversity, global awareness, project-based learning, collaboration, community partnerships, and student activism. The result? Schools which can nurture a new generation of students who are not only smart and literate but can think help preserve American Democracy while furthering the quest for peace, unity, equity, and social justice.

The I Hate to Cook Book

The I Hate to Cook Book Author Peg Bracken
ISBN-10 9780446568944
Release 2010-07-26
Pages 224
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"There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who don't cook out of and have NEVER cooked out of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK, and the other kind...The I HATE TO COOK people consist mainly of those who find other things more interesting and less fattening, and so they do it as seldom as possible. Today there is an Annual Culinary Olympics, with hundreds of cooks from many countries ardently competing. But we who hate to cook have had our own Olympics for years, seeing who can get out of the kitchen the fastest and stay out the longest." - Peg Bracken Philosopher's Chowder. Skinny Meatloaf. Fat Man's Shrimp. Immediate Fudge Cake. These are just a few of the beloved recipes from Peg Bracken's classic I HATE TO COOK BOOK. Written in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn't revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy. 50 years later, times have certainly changed - but the appeal of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK hasn't. This book is for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible.

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science Author Martin Gardner
ISBN-10 9780486131627
Release 2012-05-04
Pages 384
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Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.

American Children in Chronic Poverty

American Children in Chronic Poverty Author Cynthia Esposito Lamy
ISBN-10 9780739176696
Release 2013
Pages 197
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A growing body of research informs us that an effective, efficient fight against chronic American poverty, producing benefits far exceeding costs, is possible. It begins by protecting children from developmental risks. This book describes those risks, along with the programs and policies we know protect children and families. A policy framework for the pursuit of an intrepid new goal – the purposeful protection of America's most vulnerable children on a large scale – would end chronic poverty as we know it.

How Testing Came to Dominate American Schools

How Testing Came to Dominate American Schools Author Gerard Giordano
ISBN-10 0820472557
Release 2005
Pages 288
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Although originally designed as instruments to gauge students' progress, tests eventually were used to modify curricula, learning materials, pedagogy, and many practical features of schooling. Tests were employed to shape attitudes toward national issues such as employment, immigration, and defense. Worried about the enormous consequences that were at stake, advocates and opponents pitched their cases to educators, parents, journalists, and policymakers and also targeted special audiences. Testing proponents pleaded with military leaders, businesspeople, and scholastic publishers while their adversaries appealed to job seekers, college applicants, racial minorities, and anti-establishmentarians. This book illustrates how all of these parties showed interest; many became passionate; and some decisively influenced the course of American educational testing.

Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail Author Daron Acemoglu
ISBN-10 9780307719225
Release 2013-08
Pages 529
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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

An Experiment in Education

An Experiment in Education Author Sybil Marshall
ISBN-10 0521056802
Release 1963-01-01
Pages 222
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Sybil Marshall recounts eighteen years' work at Kingston County Primary School in Cambridgeshire, beginning with a glance back at her own childhood (and her experience of 'art' as it was then 'taught'), and ending with the prospect of her going at last to Cambridge to read the English tripos, as a mature scholar with a bursary from the Extra-Mural Board. The essential point about her method- the 'symphonic method' as she calls it- is that art takes its rightful place as an element in the whole business of education. The plates reproduce the children's work.--[book jacket]

Crimes of the Educators

Crimes of the Educators Author Samuel Blumenfeld
ISBN-10 1938067126
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 368
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Crimes of the Educators reveals how the architects of America's public school disaster implemented a plan to socialize the United States by knowingly and willingly dumbing down the population, a mission closer to success than ever as the Obama administration works relentlessly to nationalize K-12 schooling with Common Core. The whole-word method of teaching children to read – introduced by John Dewey and colleagues in the early 20th century and which permeates Common Core - is a significant cause of dyslexia among students. Public education's war against religion, the "great American math disaster," promotion of death education, and the government's plan to lower standards for all so "no one is left behind" is destroying the logic, reasoning, and overall educational prowess of America's next generation. American author and veteran educator Samuel Blumenfeld and journalist Alex Newman have taken on the public education establishment as never before and exposed it for the de facto criminal enterprise it is.

Lopsided Schools

Lopsided Schools Author Gerard Giordano, PhD, professor of education, University of North Florida
ISBN-10 9781607097884
Release 2011-01-16
Pages 232
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Lopsided Schools introduces readers to the case method. It is intended for school administrators, instructors, guidance counselors, teacher trainers, school board members, parents, and the general public. It helps them use the case method to examine the scholastic challenges that critics posed from World War I to the present.

You Can t Teach Until Everyone Is Listening

You Can   t Teach Until Everyone Is Listening Author Marilyn L. Page
ISBN-10 9781452295558
Release 2008-05-08
Pages 168
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The author distills years of research and experience into six easy, proactive steps to establishing a classroom environment free of disruption and conducive to learning.