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Critical Approaches to Education Policy Analysis: Moving Beyond Tradition
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Critical Approaches to Education Policy Analysis: Moving Beyond Tradition

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Applying to university can seem a daunting task, but with forethought and planning it can be a positive and enjoyable experience. This book, packed with all the latest information and advice, takes you step by step through choosing your subject, selecting the right university and completing the UCAS application. Guidance ...
Applying to University: The Essential Guide: 2014
Applying to university can seem a daunting task, but with forethought and planning it can be a positive and enjoyable experience. This book, packed with all the latest information and advice, takes you step by step through choosing your subject, selecting the right university and completing the UCAS application. Guidance on writing your personal statement and preparing for interviews is given. Its easy-to-read style also takes you through the fine details of finance, deferred entry and the UCAS tariff. This guide prepares students, parents and advisers for each stage of the process.
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Applying to University: The Essential Guide: 2014

by Anne Coates
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* How can educators develop new forms of professionalism required by changing conditions? * How can useful lessons be drawn from failure, as well as success? * What can be learned from best management practice in commerce and industry? *And, crucially, how do educators ensure that education's most precious resource ...
Leading People: Learning From People
* How can educators develop new forms of professionalism required by changing conditions? * How can useful lessons be drawn from failure, as well as success? * What can be learned from best management practice in commerce and industry? *And, crucially, how do educators ensure that education's most precious resource - the people who provide it - learn from experience in order to continue giving their best? This book examines what actually happens, as well as what ought to happen, in the quest for best practice in education. It investigates the experiences of educators and teachers, in their continuous quest to improve the quality of learning and teaching provision. It provides rich case studies from a range of different educational settings in the UK and Australia which reveal how educational leaders and practitioners are handling new priorities and programmes for change.
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53.500000 USD

Leading People: Learning From People

by Bell
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As a result of rapid changes affecting higher education, educators face continuing challenges to meet their responsibilities and must reevaluate their interactions with students, both inside and outside the classroom. This new issue examines how educators might mentor their students. Covering a variety of disciplines, the authors discuss how to ...
Beyond Teaching to Mentoring: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 85
As a result of rapid changes affecting higher education, educators face continuing challenges to meet their responsibilities and must reevaluate their interactions with students, both inside and outside the classroom. This new issue examines how educators might mentor their students. Covering a variety of disciplines, the authors discuss how to prepare students for more active and collaborative learning and how to help students develop different skills they will need to succeed. They also examine the effect of changing demographics, diverse student populations, and changing student expectations on mentoring. In the transition to a learning-focused environment with the student at the center of the endeavor, instructors will find this issue a helpful tool as they continue to play a major but changing role. This is the 85th issue of the Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Teaching and Learning.
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30.450000 USD

Beyond Teaching to Mentoring: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 85

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Academic freedom has been a principle that undergirds the university since 1915. Beyond this, it also protects a spirit of free inquiry essential to a democratic society. But in the post-9/11 present, the basic principles of academic freedom have been deeply challenged. There have been many startling instances where the ...
Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era
Academic freedom has been a principle that undergirds the university since 1915. Beyond this, it also protects a spirit of free inquiry essential to a democratic society. But in the post-9/11 present, the basic principles of academic freedom have been deeply challenged. There have been many startling instances where the rhetoric of national security and terror, corporate interests, and privatization have cast a pall over the terrain of academic freedom. In the post-9/11 university, professors face job loss or tenure denial for speaking against state power, while their students pay more tuition and fall deeper in debt. This timely collection features an impressive assembly of the nation s leading intellectuals, addressing some of the most urgent issues facing higher education in the United States today. Spanning a wide array of disciplinary fields, Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era seeks to intervene on the economic and political crises that are compromising the future of our educational institutions.
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38.850000 USD

Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era

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Charter schools have emerged as one of the central policy debates in U.S. education - and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute team has been a key participant in this debate since day one, both nationally and in Ohio. Despite President Obama's call for states to strengthen the charter sector and ...
Ohio's Education Reform Challenges: Lessons from the Frontlines
Charter schools have emerged as one of the central policy debates in U.S. education - and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute team has been a key participant in this debate since day one, both nationally and in Ohio. Despite President Obama's call for states to strengthen the charter sector and widen the options it provides to needy youngsters, established interests in education and politics oppose this disruption of the status quo. Ohio has struggled with these issues for more than a decade, struggles in which the authors of this book have played influential - and controversial - roles, including that of an actual authorizer of charter schools. They write from wide experience on the ground as well as extensive research and nationally-respected policy expertise.
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31.490000 USD

Ohio's Education Reform Challenges: Lessons from the Frontlines

by Michael B Lafferty, C. Finn, T Ryan
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Dedicated, informed school board members are basic to school improvement and success. This practical book explains the role of the board member, from election to taking office. Potential board members are introduced to timely issues they are likely to face, including school violence, high-stake testing, curriculum reform, and school choice. ...
So You Want to Be a School Board Member?
Dedicated, informed school board members are basic to school improvement and success. This practical book explains the role of the board member, from election to taking office. Potential board members are introduced to timely issues they are likely to face, including school violence, high-stake testing, curriculum reform, and school choice. In addition to an overview of issues, Hayes examines the relational aspect of the job-working with the superintendent, school employees, and the community. All superintendents should buy this book for potential board members, and the readable style will attract anyone interested in the job.
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51.450000 USD

So You Want to Be a School Board Member?

by William Hayes
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Urban Education in the United States examines the development of schools in the large cities of the USA. John Rury, a well-known historian of education, introduces and highlights the most significant and classic essays dealing with urban schooling in this collection. Urban Education in the United States will provide an ...
Urban Education in the United States: A Historical Reader
Urban Education in the United States examines the development of schools in the large cities of the USA. John Rury, a well-known historian of education, introduces and highlights the most significant and classic essays dealing with urban schooling in this collection. Urban Education in the United States will provide an introduction to critical themes in the history of city schools and will frame each section with an overview of urban education research during particular periods in US history.
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43.050000 USD

Urban Education in the United States: A Historical Reader

by John L. Rury
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The dynamics, politics, and richness of knowledge production in social movements and social activist contexts are often overlooked. This book contends that some of the most radical critiques and understandings about dominant ideologies and power structures, and visions of social change, have emerged from those spaces.
Learning from the Ground Up: Global Perspectives on Social Movements and Knowledge Production
The dynamics, politics, and richness of knowledge production in social movements and social activist contexts are often overlooked. This book contends that some of the most radical critiques and understandings about dominant ideologies and power structures, and visions of social change, have emerged from those spaces.
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57.740000 USD

Learning from the Ground Up: Global Perspectives on Social Movements and Knowledge Production

by Aziz Choudry, Dip Kapoor
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Women as Headteachers: Striking the Balance
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37.18 USD

Women as Headteachers: Striking the Balance

by Marianne Coleman
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Propuesta de 13 Unidades Didacticas para desarrollar en 4A curso de Educacion Primaria en el rea de Educacion Fisica.
Unidades Didacticas Para Educacion Fisica En Educacion Primaria. Segundo Ciclo, Segundo Nivel
Propuesta de 13 Unidades Didacticas para desarrollar en 4A curso de Educacion Primaria en el rea de Educacion Fisica.
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25.720000 USD

Unidades Didacticas Para Educacion Fisica En Educacion Primaria. Segundo Ciclo, Segundo Nivel

by MIGUEL MARIA VARELA PEREIRA
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There is a myth that university leaders have been reborn as chief executives. The authors of University Leadership argue that the reality is both more complex and more ambiguous. Although the managerial and political pressures on university leaders have increased (as have expectations of the institutional leadership they can provide) ...
University Leadership: The Role of the Chief Executive
There is a myth that university leaders have been reborn as chief executives. The authors of University Leadership argue that the reality is both more complex and more ambiguous. Although the managerial and political pressures on university leaders have increased (as have expectations of the institutional leadership they can provide) there is substantial evidence of significant continuity - not simply in who vice chancellors are and what they do - but also in how they conceive their roles; and the donnish monopoly of the top jobs in universities remains virtually unchallenged despite the development of mass higher education. This is a balanced empirical and theoretical study of the present state of institutional leadership in higher education. It draws upon the authors' own research and other international studies, contextualizes the roles of university leaders, and is studded with fascinating data and vignettes about their backgrounds, ideas and day-to-day practices. It is essential reading for university leaders and managers, senior academics, policy-makers, and scholars of the policy and practice of higher education.
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62.980000 USD

University Leadership: The Role of the Chief Executive

by Peter Scott, Jean Bocock, David Smith, Catherine Bargh
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During the past decade there has been a series of radical changes to the educational system of England and Wales. This book argues that any serious study of these changes has to engage with complex questions about the role of education in a modern liberal democracy. Were these educational changes ...
Education and the Struggle for Democracy
During the past decade there has been a series of radical changes to the educational system of England and Wales. This book argues that any serious study of these changes has to engage with complex questions about the role of education in a modern liberal democracy. Were these educational changes informed by the needs and aspirations of a democratic society? To what extent will they promote democratic values and ideals? These questions can only be adequately addressed by making explicit the political ideas and the underlying philosophical principles that have together shaped the English educational system. To this end, the book provides a selective history of English education which exposes the connections between decisive periods of educational change and the intellectual and political climate in which it occurred. It also connects the educational policies of the 1980s and 90s to the political ideas of the New Right in order to show how they are part of a broader political strategy aimed at reversing the democratic advances achieved through the intellectual and political struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book proposes that a democratic educational vision can only effectively be advanced by renewing the 'struggle for democracy' - the historical struggle to create forms of education which will empower all citizens to participate in an open, pluralistic and democratic society.
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58.780000 USD

Education and the Struggle for Democracy

by Anthony Hartnett, Wilfred Carr
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This book showcases programs and practices which demonstrate exemplary school leadership. Sponsored by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium, the ISLLC Standards offer benchmarks for professional excellence that are tied to licensure and entry year principal programs throughout the nation. The ISLLC Standards in Action: A Principal's Handbook demonstrates how ...
ISLLC Standards in Action, The: A Principal's Handbook
This book showcases programs and practices which demonstrate exemplary school leadership. Sponsored by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium, the ISLLC Standards offer benchmarks for professional excellence that are tied to licensure and entry year principal programs throughout the nation. The ISLLC Standards in Action: A Principal's Handbook demonstrates how these standards have been implemented at schools and districts across the country. 120 programs and practices are profiled in this book. They show you how to: - create a school mission statement and communicate it to your entire community - develop school-wide literacy by celebrating it - establish a nuts & bolts committee to review and tweak school policies and procedures - implement a Safe School Helpline Each profile summarizes the program's goals and links it to the ISLLC Standards. Also included are tips and strategies to help you adapt and implement it in your own school or district.
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40.90 USD

ISLLC Standards in Action, The: A Principal's Handbook

by Carol Engler
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Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book empirically investigates the (im)mobility decisions, social network formation, sense of European identity and migratory aspirations of higher education students. It draws on a large-scale survey, in-depth interviews and focus groups, conducted in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Poland and the UK.
Intra-European Student Mobility in International Higher Education Circuits: Europe on the Move: 2014
Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book empirically investigates the (im)mobility decisions, social network formation, sense of European identity and migratory aspirations of higher education students. It draws on a large-scale survey, in-depth interviews and focus groups, conducted in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Poland and the UK.
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104.990000 USD

Intra-European Student Mobility in International Higher Education Circuits: Europe on the Move: 2014

by Christof Van Mol
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This indispensable guide provides a unique insight into the academic profession at a time of major change. It is organized both thematically and geographically with attention given to regions rarely covered, such as China and Latin America. For the first time, here is a book that critically assesses the condition ...
The Professoriate: Profile of a Profession
This indispensable guide provides a unique insight into the academic profession at a time of major change. It is organized both thematically and geographically with attention given to regions rarely covered, such as China and Latin America. For the first time, here is a book that critically assesses the condition of the professoriate at a time of momentous change when the profession is fracturing along fault lines.
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The Professoriate: Profile of a Profession

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The first comparative study of the spread of mass education around the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this unique new book uses a bottom-up focus and demonstrates, to an extent not appreciated hitherto, the gulf between the intentions of the government and the reality on the ...
Mass Education and the Limits of State Building, C.1870-1930: 2012
The first comparative study of the spread of mass education around the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this unique new book uses a bottom-up focus and demonstrates, to an extent not appreciated hitherto, the gulf between the intentions of the government and the reality on the ground.
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83.990000 USD

Mass Education and the Limits of State Building, C.1870-1930: 2012

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The Welsh Government's Department of Education was famously called 'dysfunctional', by its own Minister. In Testing Times, a forensic and devastating critique of the Welsh Government's strategies and initiatives since devolution, the respected educationalist Philip Dixon argues that this is still the case, stating: 'If you want to find the ...
Testing Times: Success, Failure and Fiasco in Welsh Education Policy Since Devolution
The Welsh Government's Department of Education was famously called 'dysfunctional', by its own Minister. In Testing Times, a forensic and devastating critique of the Welsh Government's strategies and initiatives since devolution, the respected educationalist Philip Dixon argues that this is still the case, stating: 'If you want to find the weakest link in Welsh education today then look no further.'A strong supporter of devolution, and a firm believer that Wales has the capability to create a world class educational system, Philip Dixon is brutally and refreshingly honest when identifying the major failures in the Welsh Government's creation and implementation of educational policy. He criticises a culture which he describes as overly complacent and occasionally reckless.The first detailed analysis of education policy and delivery in Wales since 1999, Testing Times critically examines Welsh Labour's 17-year continuous tenure of the education portfolio under various different Ministers.He scrutinises the collective grand narrative, from the 'Learning Country' to 'Qualified for Life', and he investigates their impact on the foundation blocks of any education system: curriculum and assessment, qualifications, and accountability. Essential reading for teaching professionals and education policy researchers, as well as for parents and school governors, Philip Dixon also perceptively describes the educational journey made by modern-day Welsh children as they move through school, and the major implications of the 2014 Donaldson Review. He pulls no punches in examining key statistical data to judge the effectiveness of Wales' education system.Finally, following the 2016 National Assembly elections and the appointment of a new Education Minister, Philip Dixon, in the guise of a 'critical friend', outlines a number of essential questions that need to be addressed if Wales is not to languish for ever at the lower end of international comparison tables, and with a system that is noticeably worse than its immediate neighbours in Scotland, Northern Ireland and England.Testing Times will ruffle the feathers of the political peacocks who've ruled the educational roost since 1999 and presided over numerous debacles and fiascos.
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33.45 USD
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Written for practitioners and practitioners-in-training of education development, this book reviews education issues in developing countries and provides in-depth case studies from Egypt, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
International Development in Practice: Education Assistance in Egypt, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
Written for practitioners and practitioners-in-training of education development, this book reviews education issues in developing countries and provides in-depth case studies from Egypt, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
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International Development in Practice: Education Assistance in Egypt, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

by Andrea B. Rugh
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This collection offers an authoritative, up-to-date commentary on the challenges facing higher education today across both the UK and internationally. The book charts the impact of global economic trends and recent policy developments for students, academics, providers and changing course provision.
Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the Net Wide?
This collection offers an authoritative, up-to-date commentary on the challenges facing higher education today across both the UK and internationally. The book charts the impact of global economic trends and recent policy developments for students, academics, providers and changing course provision.
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104.990000 USD

Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the Net Wide?

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This study explores the history of the New School that developed in the postwar period and its role in communicating antifascism to young people in the Soviet zone. Blessing traces how the decisions about how to educate young people after the National Socialist dictatorship became part of a broader discussion ...
The Antifascist Classroom: Denazification in Soviet-occupied Germany, 1945-1949
This study explores the history of the New School that developed in the postwar period and its role in communicating antifascism to young people in the Soviet zone. Blessing traces how the decisions about how to educate young people after the National Socialist dictatorship became part of a broader discussion about the future of the German nation.
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The Antifascist Classroom: Denazification in Soviet-occupied Germany, 1945-1949

by Benita Blessing
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Here is a report of a systematic study based on interviews with 120 school principals that addresses questions about the utilization of knowledge from social research. It offers evidence that challenges allegations about the awful reputation of educational research and its supposed lack of impact. The Untested Accusation: * Describes ...
The Untested Accusation: Principals, Research Knowledge, and Policy Making in Schools
Here is a report of a systematic study based on interviews with 120 school principals that addresses questions about the utilization of knowledge from social research. It offers evidence that challenges allegations about the awful reputation of educational research and its supposed lack of impact. The Untested Accusation: * Describes the methods used in the investigation * Provides reviews of related work with social research impact * Defines major terms * Provides a conceptual model for thinking about the problem * Provides both quantitative evidence and verbatim quotes from principals * Compares research knowledge use among public, private, and independent schools in two national contexts: the United States and Australia * Discusses various strategies that can be used to improve the impact of educational research Findings from this study details: * How principals are exposed to research knowledge and their attitudes concerning its use * The types of research knowledge with which principals are familiar * Reports of research knowledge use in various schools A summary of major findings and a discussion of conclusions and their implications are provided. This report concludes that educational research already has considerable impact and that school principals play active roles in converting that knowledge into innovative policies and practices. For teachers, administrators, school board members, and others interested in educational and social research.
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53.550000 USD

The Untested Accusation: Principals, Research Knowledge, and Policy Making in Schools

by Lawrence J. Saha, Bruce J. Biddle
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"We believe focused read aloud experiences with carefully selected children's literature followed by guided conversations is one way you can create a climate in your classroom, school, or district where bullying is not an accepted or rewarded behavior. A climate where an individual's humanity and human dignity trump any difference(s) ...
Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations
"We believe focused read aloud experiences with carefully selected children's literature followed by guided conversations is one way you can create a climate in your classroom, school, or district where bullying is not an accepted or rewarded behavior. A climate where an individual's humanity and human dignity trump any difference(s) and kindness is the order of the day." -Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth Bullying Hurts is not your same-old anti-bullying guide. Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth show how the read aloud, a familiar and proven instructional technique, can be used as a powerful way to neutralize bullying behaviors, create community in the classroom, and help you meet the Common Core State Standards at the same time. Recent research shows that punishing students who bully is not enough, that we must begin every child's education by establishing relationship skills and building empathy among students. Lester and Reba recommend a series of read aloud books that focus on our shared humanity and can be used on day one of Kindergarten and throughout the elementary years. They help you support the development of children's insight and compassion. Bullying Hurts guides students toward increased understandings about bullying behavior with a framework of five recommended read-alouds and accompanying lessons that help you: define and discuss the important lessons about bullying embedded in each book develop literacy skills and strategies, conversation, critical thinking, character analysis, and reflection connect read aloud experiences to the anchor standards for reading in the Common Core. Bullying Hurts does more than help children gain the insights and language needed to confront and neutralize the behaviors of bullies. It convinces us that by working together, we really can prevent bullying.
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28.220000 USD

Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations

by Reba M Wadsworth, Lester L Laminack
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* What is the impact of local management on how schools are managed? * Are schools now able to use resources more efficiently? * Has local management improved the quality of teaching and learning in schools? In Local Management of Schools, Rosalind Levacic offers an evaluation of this new form ...
Local Management of Schools
* What is the impact of local management on how schools are managed? * Are schools now able to use resources more efficiently? * Has local management improved the quality of teaching and learning in schools? In Local Management of Schools, Rosalind Levacic offers an evaluation of this new form of management and contextualises it within an international trend towards decentralised school management. Since 1990, headteachers and school governors in England and Wales have had extensive powers to manage school budgets - and are responsible for all of a school's resource needs including staff. As the school budget is dependent on pupil numbers and parents now have more choice over which school their children will attend, local management has had profound effects on how schools are managed and resourced. The book presents original empirical research on local management and concludes that while schools are now able to use resources more efficiently there is little evidence to support the government's claim that local management plays a key role in raising standards of teaching and learning.
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62.950000 USD

Local Management of Schools

by Rosalind Levacic
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A presentation of four years of close observation of research and knowledge transfer practices in a university. It attempts to contextualise knowledge transfer within the arts and humanities, as well as situate learning about the reception and adoption of it by the individual scholar and the organisation in which they ...
Knowledge Transfer in Higher Education: Collaboration in the Arts and Humanities
A presentation of four years of close observation of research and knowledge transfer practices in a university. It attempts to contextualise knowledge transfer within the arts and humanities, as well as situate learning about the reception and adoption of it by the individual scholar and the organisation in which they operate.
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Knowledge Transfer in Higher Education: Collaboration in the Arts and Humanities

by Lisa Mooney Smith
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The Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual ...
Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research: Volume XI
The Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic.
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83.950000 USD

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research: Volume XI

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Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives and engaging with new empirical evidence from around the world, this collection examines how privilege, agency and affect are linked, and where possibilities for social change might lie.
Privilege, Agency and Affect: Understanding the Production and Effects of Action: 2013
Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives and engaging with new empirical evidence from around the world, this collection examines how privilege, agency and affect are linked, and where possibilities for social change might lie.
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62.990000 USD

Privilege, Agency and Affect: Understanding the Production and Effects of Action: 2013

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Highlighting the processes and missteps involved in creating and carrying out school desegregation policies in Chicago, Dionne Danns discusses the challenges of using the 1964 Civil Rights Act to implement school desegregation and the resultant limitations and effectiveness of government legislative power in bringing about social change.
Desegregating Chicago's Public Schools: Policy Implementation, Politics, and Protest, 1965-1985
Highlighting the processes and missteps involved in creating and carrying out school desegregation policies in Chicago, Dionne Danns discusses the challenges of using the 1964 Civil Rights Act to implement school desegregation and the resultant limitations and effectiveness of government legislative power in bringing about social change.
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104.990000 USD

Desegregating Chicago's Public Schools: Policy Implementation, Politics, and Protest, 1965-1985

by Dionne A. Danns
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How to Ace the SAT Without Losing Your Cool is a SAT instructional manual designed to help students maximize their SAT performance. This book introduces the Enlightened SAT Warrior Program, an innovative and effective test preparation approach that provides students with a strategic game plan to master the SAT and ...
How to Ace the SAT without Losing Your Cool
How to Ace the SAT Without Losing Your Cool is a SAT instructional manual designed to help students maximize their SAT performance. This book introduces the Enlightened SAT Warrior Program, an innovative and effective test preparation approach that provides students with a strategic game plan to master the SAT and help them achieve the SAT score they deserve. How to Ace the SAT Without Losing Your Cool picks up where the traditional SAT workbook leaves off. In addition to a thorough review of all the necessary academic concepts, students are guided to develop a better understanding of their own abilities, learning preferences, and skill sets, and to effectively apply this knowledge to their preparation process to maximize the results of their efforts. With our unique approach, studying becomes more effective and confidence increases.
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20.950000 USD

How to Ace the SAT without Losing Your Cool

by Ph.D. Jacqueline J. LoBosco, Michele LoBosco
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