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Empowering teachers and parents

Empowering teachers and parents Author G. Alfred Hess
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021552891
Release 1992-07-30
Pages 265
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A much-needed examination of the impact on teachers and parents of the effort to improve our schools through restructuring, this book looks at professionalization and parent empowerment programs from the ground level rather than from the large-scale policy level. The editor, active in both policy setting and monitoring implementation, approaches the subject with an overarching view that weaves together a set of diverse case studies that examine some of the most notable efforts in this area of school reform. The first section demonstrates the tremendous difficulties involved in attempting to reshape the culture of public school teaching, noting both institutional resistance to change and the personal resistance of the professionals who are, in theory, being empowered through this approach. The second section details the problems of launching parent empowerment opportunities, in a large urban setting, and a contrasting case examines the choice of enrollment option. Here, too, these studies examine the effectiveness of these programs. The conclusion reflects on the opportunities such innovations provide for researchers and assesses the importance of such research in shaping the innovations themselves through evaluations while they are in process.



The New Politics Of Race And Gender

The New Politics Of Race And Gender Author Catherine Marshall
ISBN-10 9781135720186
Release 2002-11-01
Pages 236
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What can schools do to eliminate sexism and racism? By the 1990's with shifting demographics, disillusionment with conventional liberal policies and new political coalitions, the politics of race and gender requires new analyses. The chapters in this book demonstrate how the politics of race and gender enter into proposals for parental choice, business involvement in schools, definitions of good leadership, special schools for minority children, curriculum debates, and debates about testing and accountability. Catherine Marshall provides the political historical context of race and gender politics in schools, and the following eighteen chapters provide a greater in-depth analysis. The chapters include work of scholars and policy analysts focusing on policy and policy implementation at all levels of school politics in the US, Australia and Israel. The book ends with critical policy analysis, raising deep theoretical questions and pulling out the chronic race and gender issues in education politics.



Down from Bureaucracy

Down from Bureaucracy Author Joel F. Handler
ISBN-10 1400821983
Release 1996-04-01
Pages 288
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Throughout the world, politicians are dismantling state enterprises and heaping praise on private markets, while in the United States a new rhetoric of "citizen empowerment" links a widespread distrust of government to decentralization and privatization. Here Joel Handler asks whether this restructuring of authority really allows ordinary citizens to take more control of the things that matter in their roles as parents and children, teachers and students, tenants and owners, producers and consumers. Looking at citizens as stakeholders in the modern social welfare state created by the New Deal, he traces the surprising ideological shifts of empowerment from its beginning as a cornerstone of the war on poverty in the 1960s to its central place in conservative market-based voucher schemes for school reform in the 1990s. Handler shows that in the past the gains from decentralization have proved to be more symbol than substance: some disadvantaged members of society will find new opportunities in the changes of the 1990s, but others will simply experience powerlessness under another name. He carefully distinguishes "empowerment by invitation" (in special education, worker safety, home health care, public housing tenancy, and neighborhood organizations) from the "empowerment by conflict" exemplified by the radical decentralization of the Chicago public schools. What emerges is a map of the major pitfalls and possible successes in the current journey away from a discredited regulatory state.



Parent School Collaboration

Parent School Collaboration Author Mary E. Henry
ISBN-10 0791428567
Release 1996-02
Pages 229
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Examines in close detail public schools' relationships with their parents and communities.



International Journal of Educational Reform

International Journal of Educational Reform Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X002336293
Release 1992
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International Journal of Educational Reform has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International Journal of Educational Reform also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International Journal of Educational Reform book for free.



Reforming education

Reforming education Author Stephen L. Jacobson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015026831597
Release 1993
Pages 270
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In this volume, leading educators and researchers examine current and future educational reforms and assess the restructuring that has occurred over the past decade in the US and other developed countries. Beginning with American school reform initiatives in the 80's and 90's, contributors go on to examine initiatives in Britain, Canada and Germany. The final section of the book considers the future of school reform in light of the changing realities of the 90's, concluding with a look at rapidly changing national economies, the increasing politicization of education policy, and the likely consequences of these changes on schools and educators.



Annual Editions

Annual Editions Author Fred Schultz
ISBN-10 1561342467
Release 1994-04
Pages 256
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Annual Editions has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Annual Editions also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Annual Editions book for free.



Illinois Schools Journal

Illinois Schools Journal Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00311213U
Release 1990
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Funds of Knowledge

Funds of Knowledge Author Norma Gonzalez
ISBN-10 9781135614058
Release 2006-04-21
Pages 320
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The concept of "funds of knowledge" is based on a simple premise: people are competent and have knowledge, and their life experiences have given them that knowledge. The claim in this book is that first-hand research experiences with families allow one to document this competence and knowledge, and that such engagement provides many possibilities for positive pedagogical actions. Drawing from both Vygotskian and neo-sociocultural perspectives in designing a methodology that views the everyday practices of language and action as constructing knowledge, the funds of knowledge approach facilitates a systematic and powerful way to represent communities in terms of the resources they possess and how to harness them for classroom teaching. This book accomplishes three objectives: It gives readers the basic methodology and techniques followed in the contributors' funds of knowledge research; it extends the boundaries of what these researchers have done; and it explores the applications to classroom practice that can result from teachers knowing the communities in which they work. In a time when national educational discourses focus on system reform and wholesale replicability across school sites, this book offers a counter-perspective stating that instruction must be linked to students' lives, and that details of effective pedagogy should be linked to local histories and community contexts. This approach should not be confused with parent participation programs, although that is often a fortuitous consequence of the work described. It is also not an attempt to teach parents "how to do school" although that could certainly be an outcome if the parents so desired. Instead, the funds of knowledge approach attempts to accomplish something that may be even more challenging: to alter the perceptions of working-class or poor communities by viewing their households primarily in terms of their strengths and resources, their defining pedagogical characteristics. Funds of Knowledge: Theorizing Practices in Households, Communities, and Classrooms is a critically important volume for all teachers and teachers-to-be, and for researchers and graduate students of language, culture, and education.



Using evaluations

Using evaluations Author Marvin C. Alkin
ISBN-10 0803911777
Release 1979
Pages 269
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`A very useful contribution to the evaluation literature. The authors have attempted (quite successfully) to describe, by means of five case studies, how evaluation data is utilized and how evaluators conduct their evaluations during the total process from design to implementation to final report.' -- Choice, December 1979



Inclusive Pedagogy for English Language Learners

Inclusive Pedagogy for English Language Learners Author Lorrie Stoops Verplaetse
ISBN-10 9781351563048
Release 2017-09-25
Pages 380
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In this Handbook leading researchers, teacher educators, and expert practitioners speak to current and future educators and educational leaders in understandable language about the research that informs best practices for English language learners integrated into the K-12 public school system. Responding to current state and federal mandates that require educators to link their practices to sound research results, it is designed to help educators to define, select, and defend realistic educational practices that include and serve well their English language learning student populations. A critical and distinctive feature of this volume is its non-technical language that is accessible to general educators who have not been trained in the fields of second-language development and applied linguistics. Each chapter begins with a thorough discussion of the recommended practices, followed by a description of the research that supports these practices. The rigor of reported research is contained, but this research is written in a lay person’s terminology, accompanied by bibliographies for readers who wish to read about the research in technical detail. The volume is structured around four themes: • In the Elementary Classroom • In the Middle and Secondary Classroom • School and Community Collaboration • School and District Reform. Inclusive Pedagogy for English Language Learners is intended for current and future educational administrators, all educators who have a keen interest in school reform at the classroom, school, or district level, and staff developers, policy makers, parents and community groups, and anyone interested in the successful education of linguistically and culturally diverse students.



Self determined Kids

Self determined Kids Author Dennis E. Mithaug
ISBN-10 0669271403
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 228
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Argues that fewer and fewer children have the determination to overcome obstacles and excel in school, analyzes the problem, and looks at the stories of successful individuals



Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation

Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation Author David M. Fetterman
ISBN-10 080395669X
Release 2001
Pages 173
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Employing both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, empowerment evaluation is the use of evaluation concepts, techniques, and findings to foster improvement and self-determination. David M. Fetterman explores its background and theory and goes on to present the three steps of empowerment evaluation: establishing a mission statement about a program; taking stock; and charting a course for the future, while using case studies to highlight these steps in practice. Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation also covers standards for using EE; caveats and concerns; how to distinguish EE from other approaches, using the Internet as a tool and finally looks at the strengths, limitations, and conditions of empowerment evaluation.



Understanding Schooling Through the Eyes of Students

Understanding Schooling Through the Eyes of Students Author Joseph F. Murphy
ISBN-10 9781506342764
Release 2016-05-05
Pages 280
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Peer through the eyes of students. See school their way. When we act on what students show us, valued outcomes follow. Students know what engages and bores them and can offer dynamic insight into how to pique their best. When we know how to listen, we can increase interest, motivation, and achievement. This book shows readers how to tap into this student insight and adjust thinking to see learning through their eyes. Experience new levels of engagement and growth as you learn to: Build a culture of support, safety, and membership through academic excellence Nurture the growth of engaged teaching



Teacher Action Research

Teacher Action Research Author Gerald J. Pine
ISBN-10 9781452278742
Release 2008-10-31
Pages 416
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"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies



A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Heather Fry
ISBN-10 9781317650225
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.



Resisting Reagan

Resisting Reagan Author Christian Smith
ISBN-10 0226763358
Release 1996-06-15
Pages 464
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"Though more a study of US interest groups and social movements, provides useful information on US policy toward Central America. Somewhat sympathetic toward the peace movements' goals and to their definition of 'harassment.'"--Handbook of Latin AmericanS