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Curriculum on the Edge of Survival

Curriculum on the Edge of Survival Author Daniel Heller
ISBN-10 9781610485173
Release 2012-01-16
Pages 198
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Daniel Heller contends that public education is in a downward spiral because we have failed to notice the erosion of the basic curricular dimensions which support the preparation of students as active participants in our ever-changing world. While many books explain procedural knowledge such as how to differentiate instruction, how to create standards-based curriculum, or how to write a constructivist lesson, the second edition of Curriculum on the Edge of Survival discusses the 'what' and 'why' rather than the how. What is the purpose of schools in a free, democratic society, and why is the answer to that question crucial in deciding the most fundamental questions about curriculum?



Political Will and Improving Public Schools

Political Will and Improving Public Schools Author Daniel Heller
ISBN-10 9781475805482
Release 2014-06-25
Pages 120
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The essays in this book deal with situations or issues in public education which we need to address. While some of these situations seem clear and almost obvious, making the necessary changes and admitting the truth to ourselves is not necessarily going to happen easily.



ELT in Asia in the Digital Era Global Citizenship and Identity

ELT in Asia in the Digital Era  Global Citizenship and Identity Author Suwarsih Madya
ISBN-10 9781351217040
Release 2018-06-22
Pages 578
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This proceedings book captures a wide range of timely themes for readers to be able to foresee the digital era's impact on English teaching in non-English speaking countries. English used in the global environment, the frequent mobile communication, and the use of AI-based translators are bringing about dramatic changes in our English language learning and teaching. Who can provide us the wisdom to know what to do? Those scholars going through these complex environmental changes! A collection of puzzle pieces may bring us a better contour for the future than a perfectly edited book. It's indeed a pleasure reading these insightful pieces to gain wisdom for the future of ELT practices in global contexts.



Mobile Makes Learning Free

Mobile Makes Learning Free Author Boris Handal
ISBN-10 9781681232850
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 172
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The book provides new conceptual frameworks to understand good practice in the field of mobile learning. The book fills a gap in the current literature by drawing on examples of best practice from leading schools in the United States, Canada and Australia. The author visited thirty educational sites and interviewed over 100 eminent teachers, principals, district superintendents and academics in the three aforementioned countries to study the implementation of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in teaching and learning. During that period evidence and exemplars on issues that currently challenge educators worldwide such as modern pedagogies, digital citizenship, institutional change, equity and professional development were collected. The book presents a large number of case studies illustrating an effective integration of mobile learning and other technologies into the curriculum. The contents include topics that are at the core of current attempts by educators to meet the demands of 21st century learning. The book Addresses issues related to the delivery of mobile learning (e.g., smartphones, tablets) Presents real life scenarios from leading practitioners in the United States, Canada and Australia Introduces a four?conversion model for whole?school school transformation Provides principals with practical strategies to create effective communities of practice Provides teachers with best practice examples and recommendations for using mobile devices in teaching and learning Suggests practical activities and insights as to how to implement digital citizenship in schools



Common Core

Common Core Author Nicholas Tampio
ISBN-10 9781421424644
Release 2018-03-18
Pages 216
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The Common Core State Standards Initiative is one of the most controversial pieces of education policy to emerge in decades. Detailing what and when K–12 students should be taught, it has led to expensive reforms and displaced other valuable ways to educate children. In this nuanced and provocative book, Nicholas Tampio argues that, though national standards can raise the education bar for some students, the democratic costs outweigh the benefits. To make his case, Tampio describes the history, philosophy, content, and controversy surrounding the Common Core standards for English language arts and math. He also explains and critiques the Next Generation Science Standards, the Advanced Placement US History curriculum framework, and the National Sexuality Education Standards. Though each set of standards has admirable elements, Tampio asserts that democracies should disperse education authority rather than entrust one political or pedagogical faction to decide the country’s entire philosophy of education. Ultimately, this lively and accessible book presents a compelling case that the greater threat to democratic education comes from centralized government control rather than from local education authorities.



Excellence Through Equity

Excellence Through Equity Author Alan M. Blankstein
ISBN-10 9781416622574
Release 2016-02-26
Pages 304
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Excellence Through Equity is an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed. To help educators with what can at times be a difficult and challenging journey, Blankstein and Noguera frame the book with five guiding principles of Courageous Leadership: - Getting to your core - Making organizational meaning - Ensuring constancy and consistency of purpose - Facing the facts and your fears - Building sustainable relationships They further emphasize that the practices are grounded in three important areas of research that are too often disregarded: (1) child development, (2) neuroscience, and (3) environmental influences on child development and learning. You’ll hear from Carol Corbett Burris, Michael Fullan, Marcus J. Newsome, Paul Reville, Susan Szachowicz, and other bold practitioners and visionary thinkers who share compelling and actionable ideas, strategies, and experiences for closing the achievement gap in your classrooms and school. Ensuring that all students receive an education that cultivates their talents and potential is in all our common interest. As Andy Hargreaves writes in the coda: “The opportunity for all Americans is to articulate and believe in an inspiring vision of educational change that is about what the next genera¬tion of America and Americans should become, not about a target or ranking that the nation should attain.”



The Art and Science of Teaching

The Art and Science of Teaching Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781416605713
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 221
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The popular author of Classroom Instruction That Works discusses 10 questions that can help teachers sharpen their craft and do what really works for the particular students in their classroom.



How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom Author Douglas Fisher
ISBN-10 9781416614579
Release 2012-04-27
Pages 223
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What does it feel like to walk into your school? Is it a welcoming place, where everyone feels valued? Most school improvement efforts focus on academic goals, instructional models, curriculum, and assessments. But sometimes what can make or break your learning community are the intangibles--the relationships, identity, and connections that make up its culture. Authors Fisher, Frey, and Pumpian believe that no school improvement effort will be effective unless school culture is addressed. They identify five pillars that are critical to building a culture of achievement: 1. Welcome: Imagine if all staff members in your school considered it their job to make every student, parent, and visitor feel noticed, welcomed, and valued. 2. Do no harm: Your school rules should be tools for teaching students to become the moral and ethical citizens you expect them to be. 3. Choice words: When the language students hear helps them tell a story about themselves that is one of possibility and potential, students perform in ways that are consistent with that belief. 4. It's never too late to learn: Can you push students to go beyond the minimum needed to get by, to discover what they are capable of achieving? 5. Best school in the universe: Is your school the best place to teach and learn? The best place to work? Drawing on their years of experience in the classroom, the authors explain how these pillars support good teaching and learning. In addition, they provide 19 action research tools that will help you create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you'll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.



Artificial Unintelligence

Artificial Unintelligence Author Meredith Broussard
ISBN-10 9780262346740
Release 2018-04-20
Pages 248
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A guide to understanding the inner workings and outer limits of technology and why we should never assume that computers always get it right. In Artificial Unintelligence, Meredith Broussard argues that our collective enthusiasm for applying computer technology to every aspect of life has resulted in a tremendous amount of poorly designed systems. We are so eager to do everything digitally—hiring, driving, paying bills, even choosing romantic partners—that we have stopped demanding that our technology actually work. Broussard, a software developer and journalist, reminds us that there are fundamental limits to what we can (and should) do with technology. With this book, she offers a guide to understanding the inner workings and outer limits of technology—and issues a warning that we should never assume that computers always get things right. Making a case against technochauvinism—the belief that technology is always the solution—Broussard argues that it's just not true that social problems would inevitably retreat before a digitally enabled Utopia. To prove her point, she undertakes a series of adventures in computer programming. She goes for an alarming ride in a driverless car, concluding “the cyborg future is not coming any time soon”; uses artificial intelligence to investigate why students can't pass standardized tests; deploys machine learning to predict which passengers survived the Titanic disaster; and attempts to repair the U.S. campaign finance system by building AI software. If we understand the limits of what we can do with technology, Broussard tells us, we can make better choices about what we should do with it to make the world better for everyone.



Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children Author Robert W. Cole
ISBN-10 9781416612490
Release 2008-06-15
Pages 295
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards?based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.



Not for Profit

Not for Profit Author Martha C. Nussbaum
ISBN-10 9781400883509
Release 2016-10-25
Pages 192
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In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry in the United States and abroad. We increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable, productive, and empathetic individuals. This shortsighted focus on profitable skills has eroded our ability to criticize authority, reduced our sympathy with the marginalized and different, and damaged our competence to deal with complex global problems. And the loss of these basic capacities jeopardizes the health of democracies and the hope of a decent world. In response to this dire situation, Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world. In a new preface, Nussbaum explores the current state of humanistic education globally and shows why the crisis of the humanities has far from abated. Translated into over twenty languages, Not for Profit draws on the stories of troubling—and hopeful—global educational developments. Nussbaum offers a manifesto that should be a rallying cry for anyone who cares about the deepest purposes of education.



The Right to Learn

The Right to Learn Author Linda Darling-Hammond
ISBN-10 047144376X
Release 2001-08-01
Pages 352
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The Right to Learn has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Right to Learn also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Right to Learn book for free.



Urogenital Pain in Clinical Practice

Urogenital Pain in Clinical Practice Author Andrew P. Baranowski
ISBN-10 1420021192
Release 2007-12-22
Pages 518
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Developed by an authoritative and multidisciplinary team of contributors well-recognized for their dedication to the care of urogenital pain patients, this source addresses the latest clinical guidelines for the management of urogenital pain and covers the mechanisms and clinical treatment of pain syndromes of the urogenital area in both the male and female patient. There is a strong introduction covering the science and theory behind the pain syndromes, as well as the importance of multidisciplinary assessment and care. The pain syndromes are discussed using the site of perceived pain approach, with an emphasis on multi-system involvement. Old terms such as vulvodynia, orchialgia, and prostatodynia are avoided where possible and the most up-to-date data on classification is used where possible. Also included are chapters considering the pain syndromes, and other chapters provide an in-depth overview of treatment options in their own right, such as the role of psychological treatment options, neuropathic analgesics, and neuromodulation.



A Smarter Charter

A Smarter Charter Author Richard D. Kahlenberg
ISBN-10 9780807755792
Release 2014
Pages 229
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Moving beyond the debate over whether or not charter schools should exist, A Smarter Charter wrestles with the question of what kind of charter schools we should encourage. The authors begin by tracing the evolution of charter schools from Albert Shanker's original vision of giving teachers room to innovate while educating a diverse population of students, to today's charter schools where student segregation levels are even higher than in traditional public schools. In the second half of the book, the authors examine two key reforms currently seen in a small but growing number of charter schools, socioeconomic integration and teacher voice, that have the potential to improve performance and reshape the stereotypical image of what it means to be a charter school.



Introducing Democracy

Introducing Democracy Author David Beetham
ISBN-10 0745615198
Release 1995-12-04
Pages 160
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This textbook, specially commissioned by UNESCO, addresses eighty of the most pressing questions about democracy today.



Democratic Education

Democratic Education Author Amy Gutmann
ISBN-10 9781400822911
Release 1999-03-29
Pages 368
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Who should have the authority to shape the education of citizens in a democracy? This is the central question posed by Amy Gutmann in the first book-length study of the democratic theory of education. The author tackles a wide range of issues, from the democratic case against book banning to the role of teachers' unions in education, as well as the vexed questions of public support for private schools and affirmative action in college admissions.



Tough Liberal

Tough Liberal Author Richard D. Kahlenberg
ISBN-10 9780231509091
Release 2007-09-25
Pages 552
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In Woody Allen's 1973 film, Sleeper, a character wakes up in the future to learn that civilization was destroyed when "a man by the name of Albert Shanker got hold of a nuclear warhead." Shanker was condemned by many when he shut down the New York City school system in the bitter strikes of 1967 and 1968, and he was denounced for stirring up animosity between black parents and Jewish teachers. Later, however, he built alliances with blacks, and at the time of his death in 1997, such figures as Bill Clinton celebrated Shanker for being an educational reformer, a champion of equality, and a promoter of democracy abroad. Shanker lived the lives of several men bound into one. In his early years, he was the "George Washington of the teaching profession," helping to found modern teacher unionism. During the 1980s, as head of the American Federation of Teachers, he became the nation's leading education reformer. Shanker supported initiatives for high education standards and accountability, teacher-led charter schools, and a system of "peer review" to weed out inadequate teachers. Throughout his life, Shanker also fought for "tough liberalism," an ideology favoring public education and trade unions but also colorblind policies and a robust anticommunism& mdash;all of which, Shanker believed, were vital to a commitment to democracy. Although he had a coherent worldview, Shanker was a complex individual. He began his career as a pacifist but evolved into a leading defense and foreign policy hawk. He was an intellectual and a populist; a gifted speaker who failed at small talk; a liberal whose biggest enemies were often on the left; a talented writer who had to pay to have his ideas published; and a gruff unionist who enjoyed shopping and detested sports. Richard D. Kahlenberg's biography is the first to offer a complete narrative of one of the most important voices in public education and American politics in the last half century. At a time when liberals are accused of not knowing what they stand for, Tough Liberal illuminates an engaging figure who suggested an alternative liberal path.