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From bestselling author Michael Fullan, wisdom for thriving in today's complex environment Successful organizations adjust quickly and intelligently to shifts in consumer tastes, political climate, and economic opportunity. How do they do it? The Six Secrets of Change explores essential lessons for business and public sector leaders for thriving in ...
The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive
From bestselling author Michael Fullan, wisdom for thriving in today's complex environment Successful organizations adjust quickly and intelligently to shifts in consumer tastes, political climate, and economic opportunity. How do they do it? The Six Secrets of Change explores essential lessons for business and public sector leaders for thriving in today's complex environment. Fullan draws on his acclaimed work in bringing about large-scale and substantial change in education reform in both public school systems and universities, as well as engaging in major change initiatives internationally. This book is filled with lessons that are insightful, actionable, and concisely communicable. Fullan has an uncanny ability to produce what is needed at the time it is needed. The six secrets are based in theory, grounded in practice, powerful in their relationship to each other, and described in ways that enable deep understanding. It is a refreshing change from the surface lists of leadership and change ideas that all too often permeate education and business literature. Vicki Phillips, director of education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation * Includes so-called leadership secrets that are decoded to be accessible and useful * Offers illustrative examples from a variety of businesses, health organizations, and public education systems * Lays out the six factors to organizational success: collegiality, long-range plans allow for the unknown, nurture employees, learning, leadership at all levels, and positive pressure must be inescapable * Michael Fullan is the author of the acclaimed best-seller Leading in a Culture of Change Fullan convinces us that a leader who attends to all six key factors will have an organization that is constantly learning, growing, and thriving.
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19.900000 USD

The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive

by Michael Fullan
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At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan's Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees. --Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Fullan articulates clearly ...
Leading in a Culture of Change Paperback Set
At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan's Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees. --Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Fullan articulates clearly the core values and practices of leadership required at all levels of the organization. Using specific examples, he convinces us that the key change principles are equally critical for leadership in business and education organizations. --John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation In Leading in a Culture of Change, Michael Fullan deftly combines his expertise in school reform with the latest insights in organizational change and leadership. The result is a compelling and insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bring about lasting, positive, systemic change in their organizations. --John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership Michael Fullan's work is remarkable. He masterfully captures how leaders can significantly improve their learning and performance, even in the uncontrollable, chaotic circumstances in which they practice. A tour de force. --Anthony Alvarado, chancellor of instruction, San Diego City Schools Too often schools and businesses are seen as separate and foreign places. Michael Fullan blends the best of knowledge from each into an exemplary template for improving leadership in both. --Terrence E. Deal, coauthor of Leading with Soul Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing new and daunting challenges--rapid-paced developments in technology, sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in the public arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment, leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively no matter how fast the world around them is changing. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique and imaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the change process. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert in organizational change--shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on the topic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of large scale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence of powerful themes or, as he calls them, the five core competencies. By integrating the five core competencies--attending to a broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders will be empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformed into exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize their compatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions of constant change.
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24.100000 USD

Leading in a Culture of Change Paperback Set

by Michael Fullan
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The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan's The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured ...
The New Meaning of Educational Change
The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan's The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured the dilemmas and leading ideas for successful large-scale systemic reform. This updated edition includes decisionmakers at all levels--from the local school community to the state and national level--and introduces many new and powerful ideas for formulating strategies and implementing solutions that will improve educational systems. Widely used by university professors, policymakers, and practitioners throughout North America and in many other countries, this perennial bestseller shows us how to: Develop collaborative cultures at the school level, while avoiding superficial versions of professional learning communities. Foster district-wide success in all schools, illustrating how state and national systems can achieve total system transformation based on identifying and fostering meaning for educators at every level. Integrate individual and systemic success, a rare feat in today's school reform efforts. The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fifth Edition is your comprehensive textbook on all aspects of the management of educational change--a powerful resource for everyone involved in school reform.
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40.900000 USD
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The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan's The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured ...
The New Meaning of Educational Change
The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan's The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured the dilemmas and leading ideas for successful large-scale systemic reform. This updated edition includes decision-makers at all levels-from the local school community to the state and national level-and introduces many new and powerful ideas for formulating strategies and implementing solutions that will improve educational systems. Widely used by university professors, policymakers, and practitioners throughout North America and in many other countries, this perennial bestseller shows us how to: Develop collaborative cultures at the school level, while avoiding superficial versions of professional learning communities. Foster district-wide success in all schools, illustrating how state and national systems can achieve total system transformation based on identifying and fostering meaning for educators at every level. Integrate individual and systemic success, a rare feat in today's school reform efforts. The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fifth Edition is your comprehensive textbook on all aspects of the management of educational change-a powerful resource for everyone involved in school reform.
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63.12 USD

The New Meaning of Educational Change

by Michael Fullan
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When Michael Fullan published the first edition of this seminal work in 1982, he revolutionized the theory and practice of education reform. Now, a quarter of a century later, his new fourth edition promises to be equally influential for radical reform in the 21st Century. The New Meaning of Educational ...
The New Meaning of Educational Change
When Michael Fullan published the first edition of this seminal work in 1982, he revolutionized the theory and practice of education reform. Now, a quarter of a century later, his new fourth edition promises to be equally influential for radical reform in the 21st Century. The New Meaning of Educational Change is your definitive compendium to all aspects of the management of educational change - a powerful resource for everyone involved in school reform.
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52.88 USD

The New Meaning of Educational Change

by Michael Fullan
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The new edition of the best-selling guide for powerful, morally-grounded change leadership in any organization. Change is an inevitable, essential part of the modern world. Change prevents stagnation, fosters creative solutions, and propels innovation. With change comes challenges: to survive and prosper, organizations need to adapt to shifting market dynamics, ...
Leading in a Culture of Change
The new edition of the best-selling guide for powerful, morally-grounded change leadership in any organization. Change is an inevitable, essential part of the modern world. Change prevents stagnation, fosters creative solutions, and propels innovation. With change comes challenges: to survive and prosper, organizations need to adapt to shifting market dynamics, volatility in the public arena, disruptions brought on by new technologies, and many more. Leaders need to understand the dynamics of change to cope with the complexities of the change process. Leading in a Culture of Change describes the key dimensions of leadership that are crucial in times of change. This innovative guide helps readers master the five components of change leadership--moral purpose, understanding change, building relationships, creating and sharing knowledge, and creating coherence--and mobilize others to accomplish shared goals in often difficult conditions. Extensively revised and updated throughout, this market-leading book continues to help leaders from across sectors understand the dynamics of change and navigate the end-to-end change process. The second edition is now thoroughly grounded in the various forms and interpretations of successful change and includes more precise definitions of the core competencies of change, contemporary case studies of their development and practical application, and increased guidance on their effective use through new concrete examples. Combining knowledge from the worlds of education and business, this unique book will help you: Integrate proven, time-tested methods of education reform and the most current insights in leadership and organizational change Develop and implement positive, sustained systematic change strategies in any organization Increase performance, optimize learning, and improve leadership Understand the key principles of leading change through specific, real-world examples Embrace a morally-grounded process of effective organizational change Leading in a Culture of Change is an indispensable source of information for leaders in business, non-profit, and public sectors seeking to understand, influence, and lead the change process.
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From the best-selling authors of Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World, this book is a must-have practical guide to help you implement your ideas. Packed with tools, tips, and protocols, this resource shows you how to design deep learning, measure progress, and assess the conditions needed to mobilize ...
Dive Into Deep Learning: Tools for Engagement
From the best-selling authors of Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World, this book is a must-have practical guide to help you implement your ideas. Packed with tools, tips, and protocols, this resource shows you how to design deep learning, measure progress, and assess the conditions needed to mobilize and sustain innovation and deep learning. Dive Into Deep Learning: Tools for Engagement builds on the call to action in Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World by providing a comprehensive approach for mobilizing deep learning in classrooms, schools, districts, and systems.
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40.900000 USD

Dive Into Deep Learning: Tools for Engagement

by Max Drummy, Mag Gardner, Michael Fullan, Joanne J. McEachen, Joanne Quinn
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Coherent School Leadership: Forging Clarity from Complexity
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25.150000 USD

Coherent School Leadership: Forging Clarity from Complexity

by Lyle Kirtman, Michael Fullan
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Encouraging teachers and principals to think more deeply about school reform, individual responsibility, and collaborative culture, What's Worth Fighting For In Your School? inspires teachers and principals to act as moral change agents in fighting for positive reform.
What's Worth Fighting for in Your School
Encouraging teachers and principals to think more deeply about school reform, individual responsibility, and collaborative culture, What's Worth Fighting For In Your School? inspires teachers and principals to act as moral change agents in fighting for positive reform.
23.050000 USD

What's Worth Fighting for in Your School

by Andy Hargreaves, Michael Fullan
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`The book is an excellent read as it provides both ideas and suggestions to empower leaders in the education system. Increasingly, more and more academics write for each other and not for the practitioners who lead our schools, so this is a refreshing book. In an era of some anti-leadership ...
Leadership & Sustainability: System Thinkers in Action
`The book is an excellent read as it provides both ideas and suggestions to empower leaders in the education system. Increasingly, more and more academics write for each other and not for the practitioners who lead our schools, so this is a refreshing book. In an era of some anti-leadership books it is refreshing to read ideas that build bridges to practitioners in order to improve schools. The book is an outstanding contribution to the resource base for leaders in schools and the wider education system' - Professor Brent Davies, International Journal of Education Management `Michael Fullan's books - and this is no exception - are for educational policy makers, practitioners and researchers what J K Rowling's Harry Potter books are for children and parents. This is one of the best and most useful' - Tim Brighouse `Michael Fullan has produced another powerful and inspirational book. He has the wonderful knack of continually positioning himself a couple of steps ahead of the fields. By so doing, he is able to challenge and lead thinking and thereby accelerate productive new developments' - David Hopkins, Royal Holloway University of London `An ambitious and provocative journey into the complexities and possibilities that arise when leadership and sustainability join' - Roland S Barth, Lessons Learned (Corwin Press 2003) `No one has contributed more to our understanding of leadership and change than Michael Fullan. Leadership & Sustainability continues that tradition - a brilliant analysis of a timely topic' - Thomas J Sergiovanni, Lillian Radford Professor of Education, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas `Efforts at education reform have taken us down a variety of paths, and Michael Fullan has consistently noted the importance of leadership to large-scale reform. In his latest book, Leadership & Sustainability, Fullan makes a solid case that such reform is a complex process involving many variables. Key among these variables is the relationship between leadership and sustainability' - Vincent L Ferrandino, Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals. Alexandria, Vancouver `With knowledgeable savvy from both individual leadership and system transformation, and a knack for writing in plain-speak, Michael Fullan helps us understand that it will be leadership (not leaders) that pave the way for great sustainability. His attempt to link abstract concepts to concrete examples of what it looks like in practice was successful' - Theodore B Creighton, Director, Center for Research and Doctoral Studies, Sam Houston State University, Executive Director, National Council of Professors of Education Administration `Michael Fullan has gone beyond his past research that described the change process so insightfully to a new and exciting exploration of how systems thinking and the long lever of leadership can bring about deep and lasting reforms in schools and schooling. This brand of leadership for sustainability, as described by Fullan, results in the deep learning that enables schools to respond successfully to the revolution in expectations they now face. This new work will both inform and inspire educators to become the new theoreticians whose impact will be felt in their schools every day' - David T Conley, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy, Director, Center for Educational Policy Research, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon `Leadership & Sustainability is a critical breakthrough. Michael Fullan has utilized findings from some of the best research and observations in education over the past fifteen years to brilliantly illuminate the challenges of creating schools capable of continuous organic change and improvement' - James P Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Leadership & Sustainability will examine how the opportunity for new leadership can be leveraged to focus on sustainability of reform, and will identify barriers and strategies for moving in new directions. This book will define the meaning of sustainability and the large scale it plays in reform. It explains the myriad facets of continuous improvement and the key characteristics of the dynamics in sustainability. This book explores the two-way street relationship between individual leadership and system transformation. It will explain how each must feed on each other in order for the relationship to succeed.
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31.450000 USD
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It's time to take the lid off learning. In Stratosphere, Michael Fullan takes a close look at the fast-paced world of emerging technologies and argues that the inevitable influence of technology on teaching and learning must not be resisted, but rather embraced and applied in meaningful ways to positively impact ...
Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge
It's time to take the lid off learning. In Stratosphere, Michael Fullan takes a close look at the fast-paced world of emerging technologies and argues that the inevitable influence of technology on teaching and learning must not be resisted, but rather embraced and applied in meaningful ways to positively impact school classrooms. Examines connections--and disconnections-- between pedagogy, technology, and change knowledge in education Creates a vision for improving education by escaping the content-focused teaching of the past and embracing the new pedagogy of higher-order skills Focuses on the harnessing of fast and innovative technologies to bring about change in classrooms, districts, states, and provinces Identifies four critical elements that, at scale, have the ability to make large-scale change a reality-- and easier!
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26.240000 USD
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Federal financial aid for postsecondary education students involves both large expenditures and a complex distribution system. The accuracy of the needs-based award process and the system of accountability required of the 8,000 institutional participants are the focus of this book. It assesses the current measures of system quality and possible ...
Quality in Student Financial Aid Programs: A New Approach
Federal financial aid for postsecondary education students involves both large expenditures and a complex distribution system. The accuracy of the needs-based award process and the system of accountability required of the 8,000 institutional participants are the focus of this book. It assesses the current measures of system quality and possible alternatives, such as a total quality management approach. The analysis covers steps to eliminate sources of error--by reducing the complexity of the application form, for example. The volume discusses the potential for a risk-based approach for verification of applicant-supplied information and for audit and program reviews of institutions. This examination of the interrelationships among the aid award and quality control activities will be of interest to anyone searching for a more efficient aid system. The book can also serve as a case study for other government agencies seeking to examine operations using modern quality management principles.
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28.35 USD

Quality in Student Financial Aid Programs: A New Approach

by National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Panel on Quality Improvement in Student Financial Aid Programs
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The Leading in a Culture of Change Set features Leading in a Culture of Change and Leading in a Culture of Change Personal Action Guide and Workbook by Michael Fullan. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a ...
Leading in a Culture of Change Paperback Set
The Leading in a Culture of Change Set features Leading in a Culture of Change and Leading in a Culture of Change Personal Action Guide and Workbook by Michael Fullan. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique and imaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the change process. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert in organizational change--shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on the topic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of large scale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence of powerful themes or, as he calls them, the five core competencies. By integrating the five core competencies--attending to a broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders will be empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformed into exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize their compatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions of constant change. The essential companion to Fullan's successful Leading in a Culture of Change, this workbook will help leaders in corporate, public and nonprofit organizations manage and drive productive change in their organizations. Filled with case examples, exercises, and resources for individuals or groups -- this workbook will help all change agents understand the complexities of the change process and internalize the importance of moral purpose, building relationships, sharing knowledge, and creating coherence.
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58.540000 USD
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Among the most prominent of President Bush's thousand points of light are volunteers who work with our nation's students. The last several decades show considerable growth in the numbers of school volunteers, with increasing participation by people from the business community, retired citizens, and college students, in addition to the ...
Volunteers in Public Schools
Among the most prominent of President Bush's thousand points of light are volunteers who work with our nation's students. The last several decades show considerable growth in the numbers of school volunteers, with increasing participation by people from the business community, retired citizens, and college students, in addition to the traditionally active mothers of school children. Yet, we must do more to ensure the success of volunteer programs in schools. It is not enough to assume that any volunteer effort will produce results, nor is it wise to use volunteers simply because they are free. This new volume from the National Research Council provides the first overview ever compiled of volunteer activity in U.S. public schools--reporting on how volunteers are being used in schools, what factors make programs successful, what further research will enhance our ability to create good programs, and what directions our national policy should take. Included in this study of volunteers in public schools are the reports of the committee's site visits to 13 volunteer programs identified as exemplary from Boston Partners in Education to Project Rescue for dropout prevention in Corsicana, Texas. Each site report describes local economic conditions and their effects on education, the organization and size of the school system, and the volunteer program--with details on how each program functions and what results have been achieved. This book will be immediately useful to federal, state, and local policymakers, school boards and administrators, principals and teachers, PTA members, business firms involved with schools, and, of course, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities and concerned volunteers.
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15.37 USD

Volunteers in Public Schools

by Bernard Michael, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on the Use of Volunteers in Schools
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High school graduation and dropout rates have long been used as indicators of educational system productivity and effectiveness and of social and economic well being. While determining these rates may seem like a straightforward task, their calculation is in fact quite complicated. How does one count a student who leaves ...
High School Dropout, Graduation, and Completion Rates: Better Data, Better Measures, Better Decisions
High school graduation and dropout rates have long been used as indicators of educational system productivity and effectiveness and of social and economic well being. While determining these rates may seem like a straightforward task, their calculation is in fact quite complicated. How does one count a student who leaves a regular high school but later completes a GED? How does one count a student who spends most of his/her high school years at one school and then transfers to another? If the student graduates, which school should receive credit? If the student drops out, which school should take responsibility? High School Dropout, Graduation, and Completion Rates addresses these issues and to examine (1) the strengths, limitations, accuracy, and utility of the available dropout and completion measures; (2) the state of the art with respect to longitudinal data systems; and (3) ways that dropout and completion rates can be used to improve policy and practice.
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29.55 USD

High School Dropout, Graduation, and Completion Rates: Better Data, Better Measures, Better Decisions

by National Academy of Education, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Education, Board on Testing and Assessment, Committee for Improved Measurement of High School Dropout and Completion Rates: Expert Guidance on Next Steps for Research and Policy Workshop
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Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty presents new and surprising findings about career differences between female and male full-time, tenure-track, and tenured faculty in science, engineering, and mathematics at the nation's top research universities. Much of this congressionally mandated book is based ...
Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty
Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty presents new and surprising findings about career differences between female and male full-time, tenure-track, and tenured faculty in science, engineering, and mathematics at the nation's top research universities. Much of this congressionally mandated book is based on two unique surveys of faculty and departments at major U.S. research universities in six fields: biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, and physics. A departmental survey collected information on departmental policies, recent tenure and promotion cases, and recent hires in almost 500 departments. A faculty survey gathered information from a stratified, random sample of about 1,800 faculty on demographic characteristics, employment experiences, the allocation of institutional resources such as laboratory space, professional activities, and scholarly productivity. This book paints a timely picture of the status of female faculty at top universities, clarifies whether male and female faculty have similar opportunities to advance and succeed in academia, challenges some commonly held views, and poses several questions still in need of answers. This book will be of special interest to university administrators and faculty, graduate students, policy makers, professional and academic societies, federal funding agencies, and others concerned with the vitality of the U.S. research base and economy.
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39.00 USD

Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty

by National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Policy and Global Affairs, Committee on National Statistics, Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on Gender Differences in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty
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An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia is a comprehensive five-year summative evaluation report for Phase Two of an initiative to evaluate the District of Columbia's public schools. Consistent with the recommendations in the 2011 report A Plan for Evaluating the District of Columbia's Public Schools, ...
An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia: Reform in a Changing Landscape
An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia is a comprehensive five-year summative evaluation report for Phase Two of an initiative to evaluate the District of Columbia's public schools. Consistent with the recommendations in the 2011 report A Plan for Evaluating the District of Columbia's Public Schools, this new report describes changes in the public schools during the period from 2009 to 2013. An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia examines business practices, human resources operations and human capital strategies, academic plans, and student achievement. This report identifies what is working well seven years after legislation was enacted to give control of public schools to the mayor of the District of Columbia and which areas need additional attention.
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57.750000 USD

An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia: Reform in a Changing Landscape

by National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Testing and Assessment, Summative Evaluation of the District of Columbia's Public Schools
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As the United States continues to be a nation of immigrants and their children, the nation's school systems face increased enrollments of students whose primary language is not English. With the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the ...
Allocating Federal Funds for State Programs for English Language Learners
As the United States continues to be a nation of immigrants and their children, the nation's school systems face increased enrollments of students whose primary language is not English. With the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the allocation of federal funds for programs to assist these students to be proficient in English became formula-based: 80 percent on the basis of the population of children with limited English proficiency1 and 20 percent on the basis of the population of recently immigrated children and youth. Title III of NCLB directs the U.S. Department of Education to allocate funds on the basis of the more accurate of two allowable data sources: the number of students reported to the federal government by each state education agency or data from the American Community Survey (ACS). The department determined that the ACS estimates are more accurate, and since 2005, those data have been basis for the federal distribution of Title III funds. Subsequently, analyses of the two data sources have raised concerns about that decision, especially because the two allowable data sources would allocate quite different amounts to the states. In addition, while shortcomings were noted in the data provided by the states, the ACS estimates were shown to fluctuate between years, causing concern among the states about the unpredictability and unevenness of program funding. In this context, the U.S. Department of Education commissioned the National Research Council to address the accuracy of the estimates from the two data sources and the factors that influence the estimates. The resulting book also considers means of increasing the accuracy of the data sources or alternative data sources that could be used for allocation purposes.
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28.35 USD

Allocating Federal Funds for State Programs for English Language Learners

by Panel to Review Alternative Data Sources for the Limited-English Proficiency Allocation Formula Under Title III, Part A, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Committee on National Statistics, Board on Testing and Assessment, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
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The National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are key components of the nation's food security safety net, providing free or low-cost meals to millions of schoolchildren each day. To qualify their children each year ...
Using American Community Survey Data to Expand Access to the School Meals Programs
The National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are key components of the nation's food security safety net, providing free or low-cost meals to millions of schoolchildren each day. To qualify their children each year for free or reduced-price meals, many families must submit applications that school officials distribute and review. To reduce this burden on families and schools and to encourage more children to partake of nutritious meals, USDA regulations allow school districts to operate their meals programs under special provisions that eliminate the application process and other administrative procedures in exchange for providing free meals to all students enrolled in one or more school in a district. FNS asked the National Academies' Committee on National Statistics and Food and Nutrition Board to convene a panel of experts to investigate the technical and operational feasibility of using data from the continuous American Community Survey (ACS) to estimate students eligible for free and reduced-price meals for schools and school districts. The ACS eligibility estimates would be used to develop claiming percentages that, if sufficiently accurate, would determine the USDA reimbursements to districts for schools that provided free meals to all students under a new special provision that eliminated the ongoing base-year requirements of current provisions. Using American Community Survey Data to Expand Access to the School Meals Program was conducted in two phases. It first issued an interim report (National Research Council, 2010), describing its planned approach for assessing the utility of ACS-based estimates for a special provision to expand access to free school meals. This report is the final phase which presents the panel's findings and recommendations.
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50.78 USD

Using American Community Survey Data to Expand Access to the School Meals Programs

by Panel on Estimating Children Eligible for School Nutrition Programs Using the American Community Survey, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
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The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, administered by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are key components of the nation's food security safety net, providing free or low-cost meals to millions of school-age children each day. Under the most commonly ...
Developing and Evaluating Methods for Using American Community Survey Data to Support the School Meals Programs: Interim Report
The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, administered by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are key components of the nation's food security safety net, providing free or low-cost meals to millions of school-age children each day. Under the most commonly adopted provisions, USDA reimburses districts for meals served on the basis of data collected in a base year, during which applications are taken. After 3 or 4 years, applications must be taken again to establish new base-year data, unless the district provides evidence that local conditions have not changed. A special provision that does not require applications to be taken every few years would reduce burden, be more attractive to school districts, and potentially increase student participation by expanding access to free meals. To support the development of such a provision, the Food and Nutrition Service asked the National Academies to study the technical and operational issues that arise in using data from the American Community Survey (ACS)--a new continuous survey replacing the long-form survey of the decennial census--to obtain estimates of students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals for schools and school districts. Such estimates would be used to develop claiming percentages that, if sufficiently accurate, would determine federal reimbursements to districts for the schools that provide free meals to all students under a new special provision that eliminates the base-year requirements of current provisions.
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Developing and Evaluating Methods for Using American Community Survey Data to Support the School Meals Programs: Interim Report

by Panel on Estimating Children Eligible for School Nutrition Programs Using the American Community Survey, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
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At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Research Council (NRC) established the Committee on NAEP Reporting Practices to examine the feasibility and potential impact of district-level and market-basket reporting practices. As part of its charge, the committee sponsored a workshop in February 2000 to gather information ...
Designing a Market Basket for NAEP: Summary of a Workshop
At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Research Council (NRC) established the Committee on NAEP Reporting Practices to examine the feasibility and potential impact of district-level and market-basket reporting practices. As part of its charge, the committee sponsored a workshop in February 2000 to gather information on issues related to market-basket reporting for the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Designing a Market Basket for NAEP: Summary of a Workshop explores with various stakeholders their interest in and perceptions regarding the desirability, feasibility, and potential impact of market-basket reporting for the NAEP. The market-basket concept is based on the idea that a relatively limited set of items can represent some larger construct. The general idea of a NAEP market basket is based on an image of a collection of test questions representative of some larger content domain and an easily understood index to summarize performance on the items.
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Designing a Market Basket for NAEP: Summary of a Workshop

by National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Testing and Assessment, Committee on NAEP Reporting Practices: Investigating District-Level and Market-Basket Reporting
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Many low-income families struggle with stable housing and frequently have to move due to foreclosures, rent increases, or other financial setbacks. Children in these families can experience lasting negative effects, especially those who are young and still developing basic learning and social skills. A joint NRC-IOM committee held a workshop ...
Student Mobility: Exploring the Impacts of Frequent Moves on Achievement: Summary of a Workshop
Many low-income families struggle with stable housing and frequently have to move due to foreclosures, rent increases, or other financial setbacks. Children in these families can experience lasting negative effects, especially those who are young and still developing basic learning and social skills. A joint NRC-IOM committee held a workshop in June 2009 to examine these issues, highlight patterns in current research, and discuss how to develop a support system for at-risk children.
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Student Mobility: Exploring the Impacts of Frequent Moves on Achievement: Summary of a Workshop

by Institute of Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Committee on the Impact of Mobility and Change on the Lives of Young Children Schools and Neighborhoods
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In response to concerns about the continued unrealized potential of IT in K-12 education, the National Research CouncilaEURO (TM)s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Education (CFE), Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS), and Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) undertook a collaborative project ...
Planning for Two Transformations in Education and Learning Technology: Report of a Workshop
In response to concerns about the continued unrealized potential of IT in K-12 education, the National Research CouncilaEURO (TM)s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Education (CFE), Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS), and Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) undertook a collaborative project to help the IT, education research, and practitioner communities work together to find ways of improving the use of IT in K-12 education for the benefit of all students.
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28.35 USD

Planning for Two Transformations in Education and Learning Technology: Report of a Workshop

by Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Center for Education, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Committee on Improving Learning with Information Technology
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Since 1968 the Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance Report (known as the E&S survey) has been used to gather information about possible disparities in access to learning opportunities and violations of studentsaEURO (TM) civil rights. Thirty-five years after the initiation of the E&S survey, large disparities remain both ...
Measuring Access to Learning Opportunities
Since 1968 the Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance Report (known as the E&S survey) has been used to gather information about possible disparities in access to learning opportunities and violations of studentsaEURO (TM) civil rights. Thirty-five years after the initiation of the E&S survey, large disparities remain both in educational outcomes and in access to learning opportunities and resources. These disparities may reflect violations of studentsaEURO (TM) civil rights, the failure of education policies and practices to provide students from all backgrounds with a similar educational experience, or both. They may also reflect the failure of schools to fully compensate for disparities and current differences in parentsaEURO (TM) education, income, and family structure. The Committee on Improving Measures of Access to Equal Educational Opportunities concludes that the E&S survey continues to play an essential role in documenting these disparities and in providing information that is useful both in guiding efforts to protect studentsaEURO (TM) civil rights and for informing educational policy and practice. The committee also concludes that the surveyaEURO (TM)s usefulness and access to the survey data could be improved.
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Measuring Access to Learning Opportunities

by Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on National Statistics, Center for Education, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Committee on Improving Measures of Access to Equal Educational Opportunity
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