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The Secret of TSL

The Secret of TSL Author William G. Ouchi
ISBN-10 1439141274
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 336
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From the author of the acclaimed and influential Making Schools Work comes Untitled on Education, a guide to the revolutionary reforms that are changing public education in some of the nation’s biggest cities. • Builds on the author’s growing reputation. Making Schools Work influenced New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein’s effort to radically decentralize the nation’s largest school system. Seven of the ten largest school districts in the u.S. have now implemented the decentralization championed in that book. • Based on a groundbreaking study by the author. Ouchi studied 442 schools in Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York City, Oakland, St. Paul, San Francisco, and Seattle that have embraced school decentralization. He shows how decentralization has improved school performance as measured by standardized tests. • Explains the key to school success. Principals must be given control of their budgets and other authority. When they are empowered, they allocate funds to increase the number of teachers and lower the Total Student Load (TSL) per teacher. TSL is the key factor in school performance. Principals with autonomy invariably lower their school’s TSL.



Leadership Challenges in High Schools

Leadership Challenges in High Schools Author W. Norton Grubb
ISBN-10 9781317256885
Release 2015-11-30
Pages 208
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Principals are responsible for an increasing range of duties in an era of school reform, standardized testing, and more. These responsibilities are even greater in high schools, which are many times larger and more complex than elementary and middle schools. Yet little has been written on the special challenges of high schools and their leadership. This book fills the gap by exploring the challenges specific to high schools, including their size and complexity, the special difficulties in improving instruction, the crucial role of high schools for students' futures, adolescent behavioral issues, and many more. Grubb shows how principals and other leaders can address the complexities of multiple pathways, or efforts to create theme-based trajectories through high school - one of the most promising high school reforms. Looking to the future, he offers alternative ways of preparing professionals for high schools, and the responsibilities of districts for improving high schools and their leadership.



For Formal Organization

For Formal Organization Author Paul du Gay
ISBN-10 9780198705123
Release 2016-11-24
Pages 250
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This book focuses on the state of Organization Theory, its purpose, object, and practical relevance. In recent years, disquiet has mounted within the field of organizational analysis, broadly defined, about the overly theoretical and a-or anti-organizational state of Organization Theory and its consequent lack of practical purchase, not least in the light of pressing economic, social and political concerns that are often profoundly organizational in nature. The book argues that predominant contemporary modes of theorising within the field, and in particular the stance associated with them, have had the effect of occluding and dissolving Organization Theory's core object - formal organization - and, as a consequence, dissipating its practical focus and reach. The book seeks to contribute to the goal of reviving Organization Theory as a practical science of organizing and rehabilitating its core object -formal organization - through a re-examination and re-assessment of the outlook, comportment and attitude - stance - animating its classical antecedents. This ambition is double edged. For not only does it seek to revive Organization Theory through reconnecting it with the practical orientation framing classical organizational analysis, it also seeks to indicate how the historic products of that orientation or stance still have considerable traction for analysing and intervening in contemporary matters of organizational concern. Not least, this 'classical organizational stance' provides those who adopt it with a method with which to orient themselves both in formal organizational thought and in formal organizational life. It furnishes them with an ethos combining both practical rationality and ethical seriousness. In this sense the book suggest itself both as a guide to doing Organizational analysis and doing practical organization



Making Schools Work

Making Schools Work Author William G. Ouchi
ISBN-10 1439150451
Release 2008-11-18
Pages 304
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Introducing a bold, persuasive new argument into the national debate over education, Dr. William Ouchi describes a revolutionary approach to creating successful public schools. This program has produced significant, lasting improvements in the school districts where it has already been implemented. Drawing on the results of a landmark study of 223 schools in six cities, a project that Ouchi supervised and that was funded in part by the National Science Foundation, Making Schools Work shows that a school's educational performance may be most directly affected by how the school is managed. Ouchi's 2001-2002 study examined innovative school systems in Edmonton (Canada), Seattle, and Houston, and compared them with the three largest traditional school systems: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Researchers discovered that the schools that consistently performed best also had the most decentralized management systems, in which autonomous principals -- not administrators in a central office -- controlled school budgets and personnel hiring policies. They were fully responsible and fully accountable for the performance of their schools. With greater freedom and flexibility to shape their educational programs, hire specialists as needed, and generally determine the direction of their school, the best principals will act as entrepreneurs, says Ouchi. Those who do poorly are placed under the supervision of successful principals, who assume responsibility for the failing schools. An essential component of this management approach is the Weighted Student Formula, a budgetary tool whereby every student is evaluated and assessed a certain dollar value in educational services (a non-English-speaking or autistic student, or one from a low-income family, for example, would receive a higher dollar value than a middle-class student with no special needs). Families have the freedom to choose among public schools, and when schools must compete for students, good schools flourish while those that do poorly literally go out of business. Such accountability has long worked for religious and independent schools, where parents pay a premium for educational performance. Making Schools Work shows how the same approach can be adapted to public schools. The book also provides guidelines for parents on how to evaluate a school and make sure their child is getting the best education possible. Revolutionary yet practical, Making Schools Work shows that positive educational reform is within reach and, indeed, already happening in schools across the country.



The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211722678
Release 2009
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The British National Bibliography has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The British National Bibliography also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The British National Bibliography book for free.



Six Sizzling Markets

Six Sizzling Markets Author Pran Tiku
ISBN-10 0470334576
Release 2008-03-31
Pages 384
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In Six Sizzling Markets, seasoned financial veteran Pran Tiku lays out a detailed and balanced case for investing in the emerging economics of Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC), South Korea, and Mexico. Along the way, he analyzes each nation’s investment opportunities on the basis of eight tenets and takes a detailed look at the most lucrative industries within those countries. Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, Six Sizzling Markets can help you profit from promising emerging world markets.



Theory Z

Theory Z Author William G. Ouchi
ISBN-10 0380719444
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 244
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Theory Z has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Theory Z also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Theory Z book for free.



You Mean I m Not Lazy Stupid or Crazy

You Mean I m Not Lazy  Stupid or Crazy  Author Kate Kelly
ISBN-10 9780743288941
Release 2006-04-25
Pages 464
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With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference -- the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD -- focuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior. Here's what's new: The new medications and their effectiveness The effects of ADD on human sexuality The differences between male and female ADD -- including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive function The power of meditation How to move forward with coaching And the book still includes advice about: Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships -- including how to decrease discord and chaos Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication



The M form society

The M form society Author William G. Ouchi
ISBN-10 0380699141
Release 1986-04
Pages 325
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Argues that the United States can greatly move ahead by eliminating our addiction to adversarial competition and by emphasizing the teamwork necessary to create an M Form society, like Japan



Critical Mass

Critical Mass Author Geoffrey Hendricks
ISBN-10 0813533031
Release 2003
Pages 211
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Critical Mass chronicles ephemeral work on the Rutgers campus and in New York City, and the innovations that grew from Robert Watts, Allan Kaprow, and George Brecht's "Project in Multiple Dimensions." With texts and performance scores by artists - together with numerous photographs of the events and essays by art historians and critics Hannah Higgins, Jill Johnston, Susan Ryan, and Kristine Stiles - Critical Mass presents a vivid picture of a dynamic movement.



Record Label Marketing

Record Label Marketing Author Clyde Philip Rolston
ISBN-10 9781134705559
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 492
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Record Label Marketing, Third Edition is the essential resource to help you understand how recorded music is professionally marketed. Fully updated to reflect current trends in the industry, this edition is designed to benefit marketing professionals, music business students, and independent artists alike. As with previous editions, the third edition is accessible for readers new to marketing or to the music business. The book addresses classic marketing concepts while providing examples that are grounded in industry practice. Armed with this book, you’ll master the jargon, concepts, and language to understand how music companies brand and market artists in the digital era. Features new to this edition include: Social media strategies including step-by-step tactics used by major and independent labels are presented in a new section contributed by Ariel Hyatt, owner of CYBER PR. An in-depth look at SoundScan and other big data matrices used as tools by all entities in the music business. An exploration of the varieties of branding with particular attention paid to the impact of branding to the artist and the music business in a new chapter contributed by Tammy Donham, former Vice President of the Country Music Association. The robust companion website, focalpress.com/cw/macy, features weblinks, exercises, and suggestions for further reading. Instructor resources include PowerPoint lecture outlines, a test bank, and suggested lesson plans.



Frontiers of Human Centered Computing Online Communities and Virtual Environments

Frontiers of Human Centered Computing  Online Communities and Virtual Environments Author Rae Earnshaw
ISBN-10 9781447102595
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 482
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Rae Earnshawand John A. Vince --_. . _----- 1 Introduction The USPresident's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC)recently advised the US Senate of the strategic importance of investing in IT for the 21st century, particularlyin the areas of software,human-computer interaction, scalable information infrastructure, high-end computing and socioeconomic issues [1]. Research frontiers ofhuman-computer interaction include the desire that interac tion be more centered around human needs and capabilities, and that the human environment be considered in virtual environments and in other contextual infor mation-processing activities. The overall goal is to make users more effective in their information or communication tasks by reducing learning times, speeding performance, lowering error rates, facilitating retention and increasing subjective satisfaction. Improved designs can dramatically increase effectiveness for users, who range from novices to experts and who have diverse cultures with varying educational backgrounds. Their lives could be made more satisfying, their work safer, their learning easier and their health better.



Saving Schools

Saving Schools Author Paul E. Peterson
ISBN-10 9780674056763
Release 2010-07-30
Pages 336
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In this book Peterson interprets the history of American schools by placing major educational reformers in the context of their times and relates their thinking to our own era by scrutinizing the often unanticipated consequences of their commitments and ideas. These extraordinary individuals provided the critical ideas and articulated the ideals that motivated many others to search for ways to save the schools from the limitations in which they were embedded: Horace Mann, John Dewey, Martin Luther King, Al Shanker, William Bennett, and James S. Coleman. The drive to centralize was pervasive despite repeatedly expressed reform desire to customize education. Peterson argues that education has become an increasingly labor intensive industry that must reverse direction and become more capital intensive or it will descend in quality. Fortunately, technological change is making it possible radically alter the way in which education services are delivered, providing a new chance to save our schools.



A Lecturer s Guide to Further Education

A Lecturer s Guide to Further Education Author Dennis Hayes
ISBN-10 9780335234899
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 246
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This book offers a unique and provocative guide for all lecturers committed to providing the best education and training possible in the changing world of Further Education.



The Physics of Miracles

The Physics of Miracles Author Richard Bartlett
ISBN-10 1439158169
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 288
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Includes a preview of Richard Bartlett's bestselling Matrix Energetics. The Physics of Miracles will change your perceptions about what is possible, with real, practical applications for healing and transformation. As a follow-up to his popular first book, Matrix Energetics, Dr. Richard Bartlett presents The Physics of Miracles. Building on the success of his dynamic and popular seminars, Dr. Bartlett shares new concepts on the cutting edge of healing and transformation. The strength of Bartlett’s energetic healing work—and why he’s already becoming one of the most well respected teachers in modern energy medicine—is that you don’t have to understand the actual science to put it to use. The Physics of Miracles utilizes advanced scientific concepts while remaining accessible to everyone, from children to medical professionals. Discussing seemingly implausible topics, such as time travel, alternate universes, and invisibility, this book is fascinating and instantly applicable. The Physics of Miracles will reshape the way people think about their place in the universe and their capacity for health and healing.



Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine

Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine Author Raj Bawa
ISBN-10 9789814669238
Release 2016-04-27
Pages 1502
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This unique handbook (60 chapters) examines the entire "product life cycle," from the creation of nanomedical products to their final market introduction. While focusing on critical issues relevant to nanoproduct development and translational activities, it tackles topics such as regulatory science, patent law, FDA law, ethics, personalized medicine, risk analysis, toxicology, nano-characterization and commercialization activities. A separate section provides fascinating perspectives and editorials from leading experts in this complex interdisciplinary field.



Biobazaar

Biobazaar Author Janet Hope
ISBN-10 9780674033603
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 428
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Can the open source approach do for biotechnology what it has done for information technology? Hope's book is the first sustained and systematic inquiry into the application of open source principles to the life sciences. Traversing disciplinary boundaries, she presents a careful analysis of intellectual property-related challenges confronting the biotechnology industry and then paints a detailed picture of "open source biotechnology" as a possible solution.