Changing Schools From The Inside Out

Author: Robert L. Larson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1607095289
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Changing Schools From The Inside Out from the Author: Robert L. Larson. Failure to meet test-based standards can produce consequences such as school closure or staff replacement. With this real-world challenge to education foremost, this book presents pertinent research and instructive case studies of two 'good' high schools. It advocates a proven strategy of small-scale, incremental change_small wins_which increases the likelihood that schools will improve despite a climate of 'do more with less.'

Changing Schools For Changing Times

Author: Kerry J. Kennedy
Publisher: Chinese University Press
ISBN: 9789629962319
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Changing Schools For Changing Times from the Author: Kerry J. Kennedy. Examines curriculum development and implementation in Hong Kong.

Changing Schools

Author: Arthur Zilversmit
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226983301
Size: 34.88 MB
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Changing Schools from the Author: Arthur Zilversmit. Nearly one hundred years ago America's foremost philosopher of education, John Dewey, set in motion the progressive education movement—an effort to enhance both child and community by establishing schools that would focus on the needs and interests of children, thereby turning out more productive citizens. To what degree did these ideas actually change the day-to-day lives of school children? What can the progressive education movement teach us about the conditions that facilitate and impede the implementation of new ideas about schools? Through a focus on actual classroom practices in several school systems in the Chicago area, Zilversmit examines the impact of Dewey's ideas at a national and local level. He looks at the course of progressivism from the 1930s, when its influence was at its height but reform was difficult because of the Depression, through the post-World War II period when the baby boom led to rapid school expansion. The new affluence made reform possible, but the Cold War put progressivism on the defensive. Zilversmit's goal is to illuminate the role of the ideas of the progressives in determining school practices so we can develop a better understanding of the relationship between education ideas and educational practices. This understanding, argues Zilversmit, will better enable us to determine new directions for educational reform, and to determine how reforms can be successfully implemented.

Changing Schools

Author: Terry Wrigley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113673452X
Size: 69.39 MB
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Changing Schools from the Author: Terry Wrigley. The book is directed at all who are concerned with progressive school change and the promotion of democratic citizenship and social justice.

Changing Schools In An Era Of Globalization

Author: John Chi-Kin Lee
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136825231
Size: 48.46 MB
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Changing Schools In An Era Of Globalization from the Author: John Chi-Kin Lee. Much has been written about globalization and the challenge of preparing young people for the new world of work and life in times of complexity and continuous change. However, few works have examined how globalization has and will continue to shape education in the East. This volume discusses education within the context of globalization and examines what is occurring in schools and systems of education in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, and Australia. Closer examination of recent developments and current trends reveal the same turbulence and a range of common issues in areas such as assessment, curriculum, leadership, management of change, pedagogy, policy, professional capacity and technology. This volume demonstrates the commonalities and differences and offers tremendous insight into the way things are done in places where student achievement is high but there is also a sense of urgency in continuing an agenda of change.

Learning Together Leading Together

Author: Shirley M. Hord
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807744116
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Learning Together Leading Together from the Author: Shirley M. Hord. Increasingly the education world is recognizing that the development of learning communities is an effective means for improving schools without increasing the budget or adding new programs. This indispensible volume offers practical advice gathered from 22 schools (elementary, middle, and high schools) that have successfully modeled or are creating professional learning communities.

Changing Schools

Author: Lynda Measor
Publisher: Open University
Size: 61.32 MB
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Changing Schools from the Author: Lynda Measor.