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The chapters in the book present in-depth examination of novice teachers' experiences in Houston area schools during their first-through-third year of teaching. Their professional challenges and the unique conditions in which they must navigate their developing and sometimes fragile teacher identity are comprehensively explored.
Facing Challenges and Complexities in Retention of Novice Teachers
The chapters in the book present in-depth examination of novice teachers' experiences in Houston area schools during their first-through-third year of teaching. Their professional challenges and the unique conditions in which they must navigate their developing and sometimes fragile teacher identity are comprehensively explored.
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Facing Challenges and Complexities in Retention of Novice Teachers

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The focus of this book is to explore teachers' evolving personal epistemologies, or the beliefs we hold about the origin and development of knowledge in the context of teaching. The chapters focus on a range of conceptual frameworks about how university and field?based experiences influence the connections between teachers' personal ...
Teachers' Personal Epistemologies: Evolving Models for Informing Practice
The focus of this book is to explore teachers' evolving personal epistemologies, or the beliefs we hold about the origin and development of knowledge in the context of teaching. The chapters focus on a range of conceptual frameworks about how university and field?based experiences influence the connections between teachers' personal epistemologies and teaching practice. In an earlier volume we investigated preservice and inservice teachers' beliefs and teaching practices (Brownlee, Schraw and Berthelsen, 2011). While we addressed the nature of teachers' personal epistemologies, learning and teaching practices, and approaches for changing beliefs throughout teacher education programs, the volume did not address conceptual frameworks for the development of teacher's personal epistemologies. To address this gap, the book is focused on teacher educators, teachers and teacher education programmers in universities with an overall aim of highlighting how we might support preservice teachers' involvement in learning that is challenging and inservice teachers' engagement in professional experiences that promote changes in teaching practice. We argue that teachers need to be encouraged to question their beliefs and develop increasingly sophisticated beliefs about their knowledge and their students' knowledge that facilitate learning and intellectual growth.
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Teachers' Personal Epistemologies: Evolving Models for Informing Practice

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The purpose of this publication is to provide school leaders and other educators with insight into practical uses of data and how to create school cultures conducive to effective data use. Practicing school leaders can benefit from this publication as well as teachers who use data in their classrooms to ...
A Guide to Data-Driven Leadership in Modern Schools
The purpose of this publication is to provide school leaders and other educators with insight into practical uses of data and how to create school cultures conducive to effective data use. Practicing school leaders can benefit from this publication as well as teachers who use data in their classrooms to drive instruction. Another use of this book is for graduate schools that prepare K-12 school leaders. Because of accountability and the importance of data use in schools, data driven decisions and the effective use of data are critical. In A Guide to Data-Driven Leadership in Modern Schools, the use of data as aligned to educational reform is discussed. Accountability and standardized testing are vital elements of reform. The culture must be created in schools to address multi- facets of data use which is presented in Chapter 2 of the publication. The use of data should guide/inform decisions linked to both management and instruction in schools. In Chapter 3, the use of data to inform management is discussed; and the use of data to inform instruction is presented in Chapter 4. Practices of effective management and instructional leadership are obsolete without effective personnel in schools. The use of data in personnel evaluations is explored in Chapter 5.
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A Guide to Data-Driven Leadership in Modern Schools

by Dr Eugene Kennedy, Social Market Foundation
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Yes We Can: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform is a empirically-based book on urban education reform to not only proclaim that hope is alive for urban schools, but to also produce a body of literature that examines current practices and then offer practical implications for all involved in ...
Yes We Can: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform
Yes We Can: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform is a empirically-based book on urban education reform to not only proclaim that hope is alive for urban schools, but to also produce a body of literature that examines current practices and then offer practical implications for all involved in this arduous task. This book is filled with real-world strategies to implement in your quest to inspire and bring about reform. Additionally, we hope that you garner hope from the school personnel, school campuses, and school resources used as examples within the body of this work. We offer this book to all stakeholders who find themselves associated with urban schools: teachers, administrators, parents and even students. Consider this book an empirically based roadmap as you consider being a part of this transformation. We hope that it not only inspire you to adopt the Yes We Can spirit, but also empower you to be the beacon of light for urban students whose very future relies on people like you to keep the torch alive.
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Yes We Can: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform

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Beautiful, vivacious and fearless, Agnes Leclerc was 21 years old when she met Prince Felix Salm, a Prussian officer in the Union Army at the outbreak of the US Civil War. Their marriage took Agnes from small-town America to the royal palaces of Europe. She accompanied Felix on his Civil ...
Saving America's School Infrastructure
Beautiful, vivacious and fearless, Agnes Leclerc was 21 years old when she met Prince Felix Salm, a Prussian officer in the Union Army at the outbreak of the US Civil War. Their marriage took Agnes from small-town America to the royal palaces of Europe. She accompanied Felix on his Civil War campaigns, followed him to Mexico to fight for Emperor Maximilian, then returned home to his ancestral castle in Germany and war with France. Presidents, governors and generals succumbed to her charms. She pleaded with the implacable Benito Juarez for Maximilian's life and the German Kaiser honoured her for her heroism during the Franco-Prussian War. Although Felix's life was cut short in 1870, Agnes lived out the rest of her life as a stately European aristocrat.
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Saving America's School Infrastructure

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This is a study of cross-national policies and practices on information and communication technology in education.
Cross-National Policies and Practices on Information and Communication Technology in Education
This is a study of cross-national policies and practices on information and communication technology in education.
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Cross-National Policies and Practices on Information and Communication Technology in Education

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Over the past 30 years our public school system has received an unprecedented amount of attention as this concerns methods of school reform and policy strategies for bringing about this reform. During the 1980s the emphasis of school reform was on transparency through school-community partnerships. Business and philanthropy, for example, ...
Leading Schools in Challenging Times: Eye to the Future
Over the past 30 years our public school system has received an unprecedented amount of attention as this concerns methods of school reform and policy strategies for bringing about this reform. During the 1980s the emphasis of school reform was on transparency through school-community partnerships. Business and philanthropy, for example, became involved with issues of schooling that was unheard of prior to this period. The 1980s also gave rise to issues of school finance and student performance that went beyond traditional views that tended to focus on finance adequacy to views that focused more on school finance arrangements that would lead to actual equitable outcomes in student performance. The 1990s witnessed the emergence of the comprehensive school reform movement whereby curriculum outsourcing occurred at rates that had never occurred before. With this movement, the role of teachers and school leaders in the creation of school curriculum diminished as school districts increasingly purchased vendor-related curriculum packages, which included teacher and leader training modules and methods of curriculum assessment. On the heels of the increasing tendency of school districts to outsource school curriculum to curriculum-vendors came a rise in demands for school accountability and school outcomes. This was particularly evident with the passage of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) (2001). NCLB was also developed within a political context that called for demands in the academic improvement of schools and school districts that housed historically disenfranchised students. These demands were particularly important as the nation experienced and continues to experience dramatic increases in student racial and ethnic diversity. This volume, entitled, Leading Schools in Challenging Times: Eye to the Future, discusses varying types of school leadership in the context of key topics that have been at the center of on-going school reform in the United States. These topics include challenges, opportunities and issues associated with our administrator and teacher leadership pipeline, preparation and development; leadership and school finance reform, leadership and changing student and population demographics; leadership and the role of community; issues of leadership, policy, public accountability and school performance outcomes. The authors also explicate these issues with a view to the future and the status of leadership in our public school system.
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Leading Schools in Challenging Times: Eye to the Future

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A school is only as good as its principal. This quip forms the thesis of Better Principals as it provides a bird's eye view on the enactment of Haberman's eleven core functions of a star principal. Better Principals is imperative for two main reasons. First, the achievement gap between 20 ...
Better Principals, Better Schools: What Star Principles Know, Believe, and Do
A school is only as good as its principal. This quip forms the thesis of Better Principals as it provides a bird's eye view on the enactment of Haberman's eleven core functions of a star principal. Better Principals is imperative for two main reasons. First, the achievement gap between 20 million children in poverty and their mainstream counterparts is continuing to become even wider. Many students are constantly subjected to inequality of educational opportunity, which limits their future opportunities. Second, Haberman is one of the most prolific producers of administrators of the twentieth century (and into the twenty-first century). He reminds us that quality school systems, with quality leaders, benefit our society. Haberman explained that there is often selection blindness when it comes to identifying school leaders, and this deficiency has many negative consequences for education in general, and learners in particular. Haberman has generated theories, training programs and tools to engender substantive changes needed to produce better schools. Each chapter in this volume contains reflection questions for discussion to remind us all why selecting quality principals must be paramount when hiring school leaders. These illustrative book chapters emphasize the execution of Haberman's star principal ideology.
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Better Principals, Better Schools: What Star Principles Know, Believe, and Do

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This new book recognizes the reality that all principals are responsible for supervision, evaluation, and professional development of their teachers-tasks that are neither simple nor without conflict. The primary audience of this text is aspiring and practicing principals. We hope to help them understand both the theory and practice of ...
Improving Instruction through Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development
This new book recognizes the reality that all principals are responsible for supervision, evaluation, and professional development of their teachers-tasks that are neither simple nor without conflict. The primary audience of this text is aspiring and practicing principals. We hope to help them understand both the theory and practice of supervision, evaluation, and professional development. Observing instruction, collection data for reflection, and having conversations about teaching however, are not sole provinces of principals. Master teachers, teacher leaders, and teacher colleagues can also benefit from the Supervisory sections of the book, especially the chapters on high-quality instruction, improving instruction, and the classroom data collecting tools.
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Improving Instruction through Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development

by Wayne K. Hoy, Michael F. DiPaola
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The chapters included in this book were commissioned to serve as the background for the national invitational conference sponsored by the LSS at Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education (CRHDE). The conference and the publication of the conference proceedings were supported by the Institute of Education ...
Addressing the Achievement Gap: Theory Informing Practice
The chapters included in this book were commissioned to serve as the background for the national invitational conference sponsored by the LSS at Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education (CRHDE). The conference and the publication of the conference proceedings were supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U. S. Department of Education. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the positions of the supporting agencies and no official endorsement should be inferred.
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Addressing the Achievement Gap: Theory Informing Practice

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What is a rubric and how are they being used in teacher education and evaluation? When did rubrics become ubiquitous in the field of education? What impact do rubrics have on students, teachers, teacher educators, and the educational enterprise? This book is an edited volume of essays that critically examine ...
Rubric Nation: Critical Inquiries on the Impact of Rubrics in Education
What is a rubric and how are they being used in teacher education and evaluation? When did rubrics become ubiquitous in the field of education? What impact do rubrics have on students, teachers, teacher educators, and the educational enterprise? This book is an edited volume of essays that critically examine the phenomenon of rubrics in teacher education, evaluation and education more broadly. Rubrics have seen a dramatic rise in use and presence over the past twenty-five years in colleges of education and districtsacross the country. Although there is a wealth of literature about how to make rubrics, there is scant literature that explores the strengths and weaknesses of rubrics and the impact the rubric phenomenon is having in reshaping education. The chapters included in this edited volume will critically reflect on the contemporary contexts of rubrics and the uses and impact of rubrics in education. Since rubrics have become indelible in education, it is necessary for a fuller, nuanced discussion of the phenomenon. Creating a book that explores these aspects of rubrics is timely and fundamental to expanding the discourse on this ubiquitous evaluation tool. This book is not meant to be a series of chapters dedicated to best practices for creating rubrics, nor is this text meant to present all sides of the rubric discussion. Rather, this text intends to offer critical polemics about rubrics that can spur greater critical discussion about a phenomenon in education that has largely been unquestioned in the literature.
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Rubric Nation: Critical Inquiries on the Impact of Rubrics in Education

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Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatisation in New York City Urban Educational Reform features the most current empirical research about the successes and challenges of the small schools movement and the implications of such for urban public educational policy. Situated in a climate of hierarchical reform, many of the principles of ...
Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatization in New York City Urban Educational Reform
Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatisation in New York City Urban Educational Reform features the most current empirical research about the successes and challenges of the small schools movement and the implications of such for urban public educational policy. Situated in a climate of hierarchical reform, many of the principles of the original small schools movement-which are rooted in community participation, innovative pedagogies and assessment, and equity and social justice-have become obscured by an educational agenda that emphasises topdown mandates and standards-based reform. With the increased popularity and the rapid proliferation of small schools, the emphasis on `size only' has resulted in a bifurcation of the small schools movement; on one end are the small schools which have embraced the democratic, participatory, and self-governing nature of the original movement, while on the other end are schools that have simply reduced their size without rethinking school structures and practices. This book distinguishes the small schools featured and researched in this volume from schools that are simply small and labels them critical small schools. By documenting the practices that take place in various critical small schools in New York City, we show how these schools have narrowed the achievement gap and increased graduation and college acceptance rates. Although smallness is an essential feature in the design of these schools, it is certainly not the only one and this volume illuminates the other elements that contribute to these schools' successes and shortcomings. Critical Small Schools also challenges the recent emphasis on charter schools as a panacea for urban educational reform. By featuring research about the inner workings of public schools, this volume challenges this new direction that steers successful school development away from public education. Moreover, as every site is fraught with some tension, Critical Small Schools not only offers glimpses into intellectually vibrant and democratic learning communities, but also acknowledges that these concepts are not static and necessitate continual reflection and renewal. At this pivotal moment in educational reform, this volume provides keen insight into the challenges and possibilities of the small schools movement, and is indispensable for anyone interested in comprehensive public school reform.
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Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatization in New York City Urban Educational Reform

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This book is the fifth in a series on research and theory dedicated to advancing our understanding of schools through empirical study and theoretical analysis. Scholars, both young and established, are invited to publish original analyses, but we especially encourage young scholars to contribute to this series. The current volume ...
Contemporary Issues in Educational Policy and School Outcomes
This book is the fifth in a series on research and theory dedicated to advancing our understanding of schools through empirical study and theoretical analysis. Scholars, both young and established, are invited to publish original analyses, but we especially encourage young scholars to contribute to this series. The current volume is similar to its predecessors in that it provides a mix of beginning and established scholars and a broad range of theoretical perspectives; in all 14 authors contributed to 9 separate but related analyses, which were selected for publication this year. These chapters underscore the significance of educational policy in contemporary public education and in particular the impact of accountability policy on school outcomes. Public schools are increasingly being held accountable for students achieving at higher levels in both basic skills and higher-level learning outcomes. Of course, all policy is enacted by teachers in classroom and sometimes changed or distorted in the process. The challenge is to improve student outcomes without permitting accountability testing to extinguish innovation and creativity in schools.This book series on Theory and Research in Educational Administration is about understanding schools. We welcome articles and analyses that explain school organizations and administration. We are interested in the why questions about schools. To that end, case analyses, surveys, large data base analyses, experimental studies, and theoretical analyses are all welcome. We provide the space for authors to do comprehensive analyses where that is appropriate and useful. We believe that the Theory and Research in Educational Administration Series has the potential to make an important contribution to our field, but we will be successful only if our colleagues continue to join us in this mission.
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Contemporary Issues in Educational Policy and School Outcomes

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This book is a poignant celebration of grassroots empowerment as our contributors, people who just a short time ago thought of themselves as ordinary citizens, document their call to action when their children and their profession are on the line. Practicing teachers and parents who see the direct impact of ...
Resisting Reform: Reclaiming Public Education through Grassroots Activism
This book is a poignant celebration of grassroots empowerment as our contributors, people who just a short time ago thought of themselves as ordinary citizens, document their call to action when their children and their profession are on the line. Practicing teachers and parents who see the direct impact of education reform on young people and are looking for straightforward and accessible information to help them understand what is happening and acquire the tools for resistance will find direction in this text. Providing inspiration, as well as practical guidance on how to become active in reclaiming education this book covers topics including the corporate takeover of education, high stakes testing, Common Core Standards, teacher preparation, grassroots activist responses, and much more.
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Resisting Reform: Reclaiming Public Education through Grassroots Activism

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The School Leadership Program (SLP) is a federal grant sponsored by the United States Department of Education. A hallmark of the grant is the connectivity between various agencies to provide quality leadership preparation and development programs for aspiring and current school leaders. These collaborative efforts involve community and educational stakeholders ...
From Policy to Practice: Sustainable Innovations in School Leadership Preparation and Development
The School Leadership Program (SLP) is a federal grant sponsored by the United States Department of Education. A hallmark of the grant is the connectivity between various agencies to provide quality leadership preparation and development programs for aspiring and current school leaders. These collaborative efforts involve community and educational stakeholders including districts, universities, city agencies, not-for-profit entities, foundations, private academic organizations, and others involved in the development of school leaders. Since its inception in 2002, over one hundred grants have been funded. This edited book's purpose is to share innovative, research-based practices from the federally funded grants that are sustainable after the life of the grant and are able to be used throughout the field for preparing and developing aspiring and current school leaders. This book features the work of current and past grantees around their innovative practices and lessons learned about school leadership preparation and development, especially around the issue of sustainability of these practices upon completion of the grant. SLP Grantees share practical, usable lessons learned from their experiences with the grants, based on their research, project data, and practical experience.
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From Policy to Practice: Sustainable Innovations in School Leadership Preparation and Development

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Clinical simulations provide school leaders with opportunities to enact and examine their leadership approaches, decisions, and policies, without consequence. Building on medical education's use of standardized patients, this book introduces standardized individuals and clinical simulations into the field of school leader preparation. In live, one-to-one interactions, school leaders engage in ...
Beyond Tears, Tirades, and Tantrums: Clinical Simulations for School Leader Development
Clinical simulations provide school leaders with opportunities to enact and examine their leadership approaches, decisions, and policies, without consequence. Building on medical education's use of standardized patients, this book introduces standardized individuals and clinical simulations into the field of school leader preparation. In live, one-to-one interactions, school leaders engage in variety of professional situations with standardized students, parents, teachers, and community members. Each carefully scripted standardized individual presents a problem of practice, while unscripted school leader participants are free to enact their own professional knowledge, dispositions, and decision-making approaches as they engage within a simulation. When confronted by an angry father (in simulation), leaders practice their explanations and policies surrounding challenged curriculum. When presented with an inebriated student (in simulation), leaders enact decision-steps associated with student discipline and communicating with health and law enforcement officials. When students and parents express concerns about classroom instruction, leaders engage with standardized teachers (in simulation) to focus on instructional quality. The thirteen simulations in this book address a broad range of complex, but common issues that school leaders encounter through daily service in K-12 schools. This book provides school leader educators and professional development facilitators with all the information necessary to fully implement clinical simulations for school leader development. Included are chapters on the concept of clinical simulations, training procedures for standardized individuals, logistical steps toward implementation, and the documents necessary to successfully facilitate thirteen different clinical simulations. NOTE: This book is designed for school leader educators and school district professional development personnel who intend to facilitate clinical simulations with cohorts of school leaders. School leaders who intend to participate in the actual simulations should consult the separate text: Clinical Simulations for School Leader Development: A Companion Manual for School Leaders.
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Beyond Tears, Tirades, and Tantrums: Clinical Simulations for School Leader Development

by Benjamin H Dotger
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This collection of award-winning research in Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership is sponsored by the Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (LTEL SIG of AERA). The research includes superintendent preparation, a grow-your-own principal program, and an investigation into the instructional ...
Research in Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership
This collection of award-winning research in Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership is sponsored by the Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (LTEL SIG of AERA). The research includes superintendent preparation, a grow-your-own principal program, and an investigation into the instructional leadership practices of principals with respect to special education. The LTEL SIG brings together professors and graduate students of educational leadership and administration, discipline specialists, educational theorists, curriculum developers, instructional technology specialists, learning specialists, educational researchers, classroom experts, practitioners, policy makers, and others concerned with Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership.
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Research in Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership

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Research on help seeking has primarily focused on classrooms interactions that consist primarily of students asking teachers and peers for help. The rapid emergence of information and communications technologies and interactive learning environments, however, requires expanding the help-seeking landscape and rethinking such critical theoretical issues as the distinction between help ...
Advances in Help-Seeking Research and Applications: The Role of Emerging Technologies
Research on help seeking has primarily focused on classrooms interactions that consist primarily of students asking teachers and peers for help. The rapid emergence of information and communications technologies and interactive learning environments, however, requires expanding the help-seeking landscape and rethinking such critical theoretical issues as the distinction between help seeking and information search, and whether help seeking is inevitably a social self-regulated learning strategy. There is also the need to focus attention on help seeking in the broader learning enterprise, which includes its role in the collaboration process, how to support adaptive rather than the over- or under-reliance on help seeking, as well as to scaffold help-seeking skills that render the process more efficient and useful. To examine these and other issues, the present volume assembled contributions from internationally recognised scholars and researchers to capture the state of the art and to anticipate future developments in this expanding field. Its relevance extends to anyone attempting to understand the role of technology in education, including educational researchers and teachers who do now or who expect to use technology to support instruction, and the rapidly expanding numbers of those developing new technological applications.
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Advances in Help-Seeking Research and Applications: The Role of Emerging Technologies

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Education Reform challenges secular education as a failed educational paradigm and proposes an alternate paradigm with far-reaching potential. It reveals how secular schools have insufficient resources to support the public's educational interests. Further, it reveals how religious schools, within a plural public education system, have the superior capacity to nurture ...
Education Reform: Confronting the Secular Ideal
Education Reform challenges secular education as a failed educational paradigm and proposes an alternate paradigm with far-reaching potential. It reveals how secular schools have insufficient resources to support the public's educational interests. Further, it reveals how religious schools, within a plural public education system, have the superior capacity to nurture citizens with the moral, intellectual, and civic qualities of good citizenship. The fulcrum upon which Engelhardt's argument rests is the recognition that beliefs and values of a religious nature not only provide motivating frameworks for individual life, but also, they naturally provide core sources of meaning, understanding, and motivation for education. Whereas secular schools avoid these ideological resources, they potentially suffuse the curriculum, climate, and community of religious schools to increase their educational success. Thus, this book argues that the move to a plural public education system, in which families are free to choose publicly supportive religious schools, will advance the educational interests of America. The argument of this book is developed in three parts. The first entails a multi-chapter analysis of education history to discern the relationship between religion and the public's education goals. By tracing ways in which religion is a key resource for curricular meaning, parent buy-in, rational thought, individual morality, public unity, and academic inspiration, it correlates school secularisation with many of our education problems. Part two engages criticisms that may arise from the proposal to reform the secular education model - such as concerns regarding autonomy, skills of deliberation, equity, and public cohesion. Finally, part three illumines superior ways in which religious schools can address the public's educational concerns. It ends by proposing ideas and principles to guide the development of an American plural public education system that allows the public to draw from the strengths of religious schools without secularising them in the process.
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Education Reform: Confronting the Secular Ideal

by Craig S Engelhardt
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Schools must ensure that children are granted the greatest opportunity for learning possible. This means not only developing students' academic capabilities, but providing support for their emotional, behavioural, and mental health needs as well. Readers will come away with: An increased awareness of mental, emotional, and behavioural issues and their ...
Beyond Academics: Supporting the Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Health of Students in Catholic Schools
Schools must ensure that children are granted the greatest opportunity for learning possible. This means not only developing students' academic capabilities, but providing support for their emotional, behavioural, and mental health needs as well. Readers will come away with: An increased awareness of mental, emotional, and behavioural issues and their prevalence, A clear understanding that meeting such needs is a matter of faith, residing at the heart of what Catholic schools do: bring human life to fullness, A knowledge base concerning what Catholic schools currently do to meet student MEB needs and a deep immersion in the perceptions of current Catholic school leaders about how to do so better, and An appreciation that only through strategic, data informed action can schools best support the children entrusted to their care. This book foregrounds the belief that student achievement, holistic student wellness, and overall school improvement will only be attained if mental, emotional, and behavioural health in Catholic schools is advanced and supported.
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Beyond Academics: Supporting the Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Health of Students in Catholic Schools

by James M Frabutt
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We shape our tools and then they shape us. With these words, Kenneth Boulding captured one of the great truths of the modern world. In Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips, Gene V Glass analyzes how a few key technological inventions changed culture in America and how public education has changed ...
Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips: The Fate of Public Education in America
We shape our tools and then they shape us. With these words, Kenneth Boulding captured one of the great truths of the modern world. In Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips, Gene V Glass analyzes how a few key technological inventions changed culture in America and how public education has changed as a result. Driving these changes are material self-interest and the desire for comfort and security, both of which have transformed American culture into a hyper-consuming, xenophobic society that is systematically degrading public education. Glass shows how the central education policy debates at the start of the 21st century (vouchers, charter schools, tax credits, high-stakes testing, bilingual education) are actually about two underlying issues: how can the costs of public education be cut, and how can the education of the White middle-class be quasi-privatized at public expense? Working from the demographic realities of the past thirty years, he projects a challenging and disturbing future for public education in America. Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips is attracting the attention of the nation's foremost education scholars. Reviews: This is the first credible book of the 21st century to anticipate the future of public education. David C. Berliner .a wake up call to America about the disastrous consequences of current policies that shortchange the education of the coming majorityLatinos and other 'minority' studentson whom the very future of the nation rests. Patricia Gandara The book makes such impressive sense that one has to believe that its clarity, command of the facts, eye for absurdity, and concern for justice will garner greater support for public education as a common and noble cause. John Willinsky This is the most original book about education in years. Ernest R. House
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Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips: The Fate of Public Education in America

by Gene V. Glass
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CONTENTS: The President' Message, Alan W. Garrett. The Editor's Notes: Pressures, Problems, and Possibilities in the World of Teaching, Research, Service, and Learning, Barbara Slater Stern. PART I. On the State of Curriculum Studies: A Personal Practical Inquiry, Michael Connelly with Shijing Xu. Narratives of Teaching and Learning: A Tribute ...
Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue v. 9, Pt. 1 & 2
CONTENTS: The President' Message, Alan W. Garrett. The Editor's Notes: Pressures, Problems, and Possibilities in the World of Teaching, Research, Service, and Learning, Barbara Slater Stern. PART I. On the State of Curriculum Studies: A Personal Practical Inquiry, Michael Connelly with Shijing Xu. Narratives of Teaching and Learning: A Tribute to our Teacher, Elaine Chan and Vicki Ross. The Temporal Experience of Curriculum, Candace Schlein. Intergenerational Stories: A Narrative Inquiry Into an Immigrant Child's Life in Canada, Guming Zhao. Excavating Teacher Knowledge in Reforming School Contexts: A Collaborative Approach, Cheryl Craig. One Teacher's Practice in a Kenyan Classroom: Overcoming Barriers to Teaching HIV/AIDS Curriculum, Bosire Mwebi. Classrooms in Transition: Visions and Voices-Teachers in Lahore, Pakistan, Peggy Schimmoeller. New and Veteran Teachers' Perspectives About Delivering Multicultural Education, Timothy Thomas. Curriculum Wars Regarding Islam: Dissent in the Academy, James Moore. Self-Alienation: The Language of Discontent, William White.An Effective Form of Violence: Hegemonic Masculine Identity Performances in the Institutional Context of School, Mark Malaby. PART II. John Dewey and a Curriculum of Moral Knowledge, David Hansen. David Hansen: Influences at Multiple Levels of Teaching, Learning and Service, Blake Bickham, Jim Garrison, Susan McDonough, Janice Ozga, and Michelle Ward. The Angle of Incidence of Progressivism in Rural Science Education, William Veal. No Child Left Behind-A Critical Anaylsis: A Nation at Greater Risk , Charles Ellis. The Beast in the Matrix, Madeleine Grumet. Dealing with Shifting Expectations in a College of Education: Standing on a Moving Ship, Lynne Bailey, Adam Harbaugh, Kimberly Hartman, Tina Heafner, Charles Hutchison, Teresa Petty, and Lan Quach. The Hidden Hypocrisy of University Faculty Regarding On-Line Instruction, Kathie Good and Kathy Peca. Defining and Examining Technology Intelligence: Cultivating Beginning Teachers', Steven L. Purcell and Diane M. Wilcox. Virtual Literature Circles, Carol Klages, Shana Pate and Peter A. Conforti, Jr. Transforming Discussions From Collegiate to Collegial, Paul Michalec and Hilary Burg.BOOK REVIEW: Chaos, Complexity, Curriculum, and Culture: A Conversation, Angel Kymes. Reviewer Acknowledgments. Call for Manuscripts. About the Authors.
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Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue v. 9, Pt. 1 & 2

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This book is a study of the contributions of Catholic K-12 schools in the United States to the public interest from the 1800's to the present. It presents seven strategies that have the possibility of leading Catholic schools in positive, new directions. Outsiders often misunderstand the mission, purpose, and inclusivity ...
Catholic Schools and the Public Interest: Past, Present, and Future Directions
This book is a study of the contributions of Catholic K-12 schools in the United States to the public interest from the 1800's to the present. It presents seven strategies that have the possibility of leading Catholic schools in positive, new directions. Outsiders often misunderstand the mission, purpose, and inclusivity of Catholic schools. This book brings a new focus on Catholic schools from the perspective of their service to this country through the education of Catholics and non-Catholics. In 16 chapters, a variety of scholars examine these schools across three periods: echoes of the past, realities of the present, and future directions. The intention of the editor and authors of this volume is that Catholic schools and those interested in conducting Catholic school research will find guidance, especially in examining newer types of partnerships flourishing in different types of Catholic schools in different regions of the country and types of schools from rural, suburban to city and inner-city schools. By increasing the data we have, such studies could help stem the tide of Catholic school demise. In addition, Catholic school leaders, and parents who chose them or are thinking about choosing them, will find here a balanced description of what constitutes a Catholic school and how they are different from public schools. In understanding better the role and function of Catholic schools in serving the public interest, new ideas, innovations, and improvements can help these schools survive and grow.
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Catholic Schools and the Public Interest: Past, Present, and Future Directions

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For thousands of years, religion has been a key element of human societies. Whenever we, as educators, exclude or minimize religion's vast role in society, we leave out a large part of our world's shared history. This is a serious act of educational omission, even neglect, on the part of ...
Teaching Adolescents Religious Literacy in a Post-9/11 World
For thousands of years, religion has been a key element of human societies. Whenever we, as educators, exclude or minimize religion's vast role in society, we leave out a large part of our world's shared history. This is a serious act of educational omission, even neglect, on the part of our nation's public middle and secondary schools, particularly when adolescents are so ready to engage in meaningful conversation about the world that surrounds them. Our book's central purpose is to provide middle-level and high school teachers with the necessary background knowledge and pedagogical skills necessary to help adolescents become religiously literate learners and citizens. Currently, there is not text like ours on the market that both covers a number of world religions, and presents concrete recommendations for teaching and learning this material. Our book is meant to educate the following audiences: teacher educators, middle-level and high school teachers in all content areas, administrators, school boards, and parents. For us, educating for religious literacy is all about bringing adolescents into the 21st century of teeming religious and spiritual diversity - a long-neglected component of the multicultural curriculum in public schools. In a post-9/11 world, religious literacy requires that students understand the whats and whys of differing religious beliefs, both in their own country and elsewhere. It means looking for commonalities, as well as differences, between and among the great wisdom traditions - both nationally and internationally. It is about understanding how all of us might live peacefully in a religiously diverse world. Our book accomplishes these goals by being informative, practical, experiential, case-based, and, above all, accessible to beginners.
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Teaching Adolescents Religious Literacy in a Post-9/11 World

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A volume in Research and Theory in Educational Administration Series Editors: Wayne K. Hoy, The Ohio State University and Michael DiPaola, The College of William and Mary Improving Schools: Studies in Leadership and Culture is the seventh in a series on research and theory dedicated to advancing our understanding of ...
Improving Schools: Studies in Leadership and Culture
A volume in Research and Theory in Educational Administration Series Editors: Wayne K. Hoy, The Ohio State University and Michael DiPaola, The College of William and Mary Improving Schools: Studies in Leadership and Culture is the seventh in a series on research and theory dedicated to advancing our understanding of schools through empirical study and theoretical analysis. This book is organized around two broad concepts-leadership and culture, which have important implications for improving schools. The book begins with an analysis of the saliency of trust in the culture of schools. In the first chapter, Patrick Forsyth's review of the consequences of school trust sets the tone for seeking and developing school cultures that enhance high academic performance of students. The investigation of school trust is traced over several decades at four research universities as scholars at each institution conceptualized, refined, and examined the consequences of school trust. It seems fair to conclude that a school culture that is anchored in values and norms of faculty trusting students and parents facilitates high academic achievement and positive outcomes.
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Improving Schools: Studies in Leadership and Culture

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This book examines whether or not and how personal religion associates with school cultural capital. Specifically, on one level, the book offers insights and empirical data on who is choosing, teaching, and working in parochial schools and what motivates them to do so in the schools, issues that still remain ...
Religiosity, Cultural Capital and Parochial Schooling: Psychological Empirical Research
This book examines whether or not and how personal religion associates with school cultural capital. Specifically, on one level, the book offers insights and empirical data on who is choosing, teaching, and working in parochial schools and what motivates them to do so in the schools, issues that still remain largely unexplored in the educational research literature. In particular, it centers on the significance of personal religion and commitment as a reason for choosing and serving in parochial schools. On another level, the book is an attempt to enhance our understanding of the leadership orientation, school satisfaction, teacher assertiveness and empowerment, educational aspiration, and parental involvement in parochial schools, attributes reportedly essential for successful schools. Most importantly, at the heart of the book is an endeavor to estimate the influence of personal religion on the development of these cultural capital attributes and to address its implications for parochial schools as well as the current discussion on public schooling versus parochial schooling in the United States. To achieve these goals, the author will rely on first-hand empirical data collected for this book or other related research projects and adopt various scientific methods for data analysis and interpretation. The book shows that personal religion matters, but its impact is weaker than thought and is largely restricted to the students and parents in parochial schools, rather than their educators. To the extent that parochial schools excel more than public schools, personal religion seems to be responsible for the development of student and parent-level cultural capital such as parenting style and student desire for academic success and favorable attitude toward school, yet it does not necessarily engender the growth of teacher and administrator cultural capital. This result, to some extent, comes as a surprise but corrects and enhances our understanding about whether or not and how religion affects academic achievement. This book is an inquiry into the issue of school success and cultural capital, representing a scholarly contribution to the fields of education, religion, psychology, and sociology. Both scholars and lay people of education and religion will find this book a useful, informative, and insightful reference and classroom textbook.
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Religiosity, Cultural Capital and Parochial Schooling: Psychological Empirical Research

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A volume in Research on Religion and Education Series Editors Stephen J. Denig, Niagara University and Lyndon G. Furst, Andrews University Two major real-world problems prompted this study: maintaining the Catholic identity of the Catholic schools, and increasing interest in character education. Traditionally, Catholic schools in the United States were ...
Formation of Lay Teachers in Catholic Schools: The Influence of Virtues/spirituality Seminars on Lay Teachers, Character Education, and Perceptions of Catholic Education
A volume in Research on Religion and Education Series Editors Stephen J. Denig, Niagara University and Lyndon G. Furst, Andrews University Two major real-world problems prompted this study: maintaining the Catholic identity of the Catholic schools, and increasing interest in character education. Traditionally, Catholic schools in the United States were staffed exclusively by priests, sisters, and brothers. Today, they are predominately staffed by laypersons. This change has influenced the essential religious character and culture of Catholic schools. While Religious filter their teachings through their own religious training and emphasize the mission and charisma of Catholic education, lay staff often lack the same intensely religious experiences to bring to the teaching/learning environment. This qualitative interview study explored the influence that a series of spirituality and virtue seminars had on lay teachers' perceptions of the Catholic school and character education.
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Formation of Lay Teachers in Catholic Schools: The Influence of Virtues/spirituality Seminars on Lay Teachers, Character Education, and Perceptions of Catholic Education

by Patricia Earl
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A presentation of contributions on various topics related to theory and research in educational administration. It covers: sources and consequences of organic management in elementary and secondary schools; tacit knowledge in educational administration; and transformational leadership and trust.
Theory and Research in Educational Administration
A presentation of contributions on various topics related to theory and research in educational administration. It covers: sources and consequences of organic management in elementary and secondary schools; tacit knowledge in educational administration; and transformational leadership and trust.
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Theory and Research in Educational Administration

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Yes We Can: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform is a empirically-based book on urban education reform to not only proclaim that hope is alive for urban schools, but to also produce a body of literature that examines current practices and then offer practical implications for all involved in ...
Yes We Can: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform
Yes We Can: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform is a empirically-based book on urban education reform to not only proclaim that hope is alive for urban schools, but to also produce a body of literature that examines current practices and then offer practical implications for all involved in this arduous task. This book is filled with real-world strategies to implement in your quest to inspire and bring about reform. Additionally, we hope that you garner hope from the school personnel, school campuses, and school resources used as examples within the body of this work. We offer this book to all stakeholders who find themselves associated with urban schools: teachers, administrators, parents and even students. Consider this book an empirically based roadmap as you consider being a part of this transformation. We hope that it not only inspire you to adopt the Yes We Can spirit, but also empower you to be the beacon of light for urban students whose very future relies on people like you to keep the torch alive.
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Yes We Can: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform

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This text covers such topics as: organizational learning in high-stakes accountability environments; bridging and buffering parent involvement in schools; alternative views of the task of teaching; and collective efficacy and school organization.
Theory and Research in Educational Administration
This text covers such topics as: organizational learning in high-stakes accountability environments; bridging and buffering parent involvement in schools; alternative views of the task of teaching; and collective efficacy and school organization.
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Theory and Research in Educational Administration

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