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Published annually since 1985, 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 ...
Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research: Published under the Sponsorship of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Published annually since 1985, 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. The Handbook focuses on a comprehensive set of central areas of study in higher education that encompasses the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains chapters on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, organization and administration, curriculum and instruction, policy, diversity issues, economics and finance, history and philosophy, community colleges, advances in research methodology and more. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.
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Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research: Published under the Sponsorship of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

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School leadership internships are the bridge between classroom teachers and first-time leadership positions. Research shows that quality internships are equally as important as the graduate programs themselves in establishing leadership practices that improve teaching, learning, and school conditions. This book was written as a stand-alone graduate textbook and serves as ...
School Leader Internship: Developing, Monitoring, and Evaluating Your Leadership Experience
School leadership internships are the bridge between classroom teachers and first-time leadership positions. Research shows that quality internships are equally as important as the graduate programs themselves in establishing leadership practices that improve teaching, learning, and school conditions. This book was written as a stand-alone graduate textbook and serves as a guide and support for creating and managing quality school leader internship programs. It provides step-by-step guidance for interns, their supervisors, and their faculty on how to initiate an internship and evaluate interns' work. In this updated third edition, the authors have aligned the internship to the revised ISLLC standards, making this book critical for the over 500 leadership preparation programs nationwide and the thousands of school districts that support leadership candidates.
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School Leader Internship: Developing, Monitoring, and Evaluating Your Leadership Experience

by Fred Brown, Richard A. Flanary, William F Wright, Arnold B. Danzig, Gary E. Martin
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This is an exciting new resource that tackles behaviour management in a fresh, accessible and imaginative way. This book contains dozens of unique drama exercises and games that can be used right across the primary age range to calm tempers, stop restlessness and regain the attention of unruly pupils. Exercises ...
Making a Drama Out of a Crisis: Drama Techniques for Improving Behaviour Management in the Classroom
This is an exciting new resource that tackles behaviour management in a fresh, accessible and imaginative way. This book contains dozens of unique drama exercises and games that can be used right across the primary age range to calm tempers, stop restlessness and regain the attention of unruly pupils. Exercises and games include The Hamster's Underpants, which is designed to stop fidgeting instantly among primary school pupils, and The Bottle Ale Rascal, which puts an end to rudeness and bad language in the classroom once and for all.Focusing on everyday areas of classroom conduct such as fighting, jealousy, concentration, bad language and lapses of attention, this book is packed with tried and tested theatre based games and exercises. Teachers are able to use these with little or no preparation time. The outcome will help modify students' behaviour using exercises which readily fit with the new UK Primary Strategy and the revised literacy strategy which has a particular focus on speaking and listening. This resource offers sound advice about where to turn for help is teachers suspect more serious behavioural issues, such as ADHD.Since staging a play encourages teamwork and cooperation as well as a host of other skills, the book includes a play script for a class production of Aladdin, together with all the information and support teachers might need. Whether teachers need to manage unruly pupils or just work more effectively with their class as a whole, the exercises presented here will give them plenty of scope to work drama into their lessons. If your students misbehave, don't make a mountain out of a molehill - make a drama out of a crisis!
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The fifth edition of Curriculum Development in Vocational and Technical Education offers useful information about how to plan, develop and implement curricula and programs in community colleges and secondary schools. The twelve chapters take the reader through the process of curriculum building from start to finish. Also included are numerous ...
Curriculum Development in Vocational and Technical Education: Planning, Content, and Implementation
The fifth edition of Curriculum Development in Vocational and Technical Education offers useful information about how to plan, develop and implement curricula and programs in community colleges and secondary schools. The twelve chapters take the reader through the process of curriculum building from start to finish. Also included are numerous illustrations, forms, and descriptions of how to successfully work through the development process. Each chapter includes a set of references that assist in gathering additional related information. The text is divided into four sections: 1) curriculum development, 2) curriculum planning, 3) curriculum content, and 4) curriculum implementation. Collectively, these chapters provide a range of ways that curricula can be created to assist students in preparing for employment in the world class workplace. The book is an invaluable resource for instructors, administrators, curriculum specialists, and others who want to design the best curricula or programs for their students.
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An honest and insightful look at the real world of middle school leadership. Grounded in the belief that schools should be responsive to the developmental needs of their students, the authors explore the distinct nature of the middle school, the appropriate responses required from middle school principals, and introduce a ...
From the Desk of the Middle School Principal: Leadership Responsive to the Needs of Young Adolescents
An honest and insightful look at the real world of middle school leadership. Grounded in the belief that schools should be responsive to the developmental needs of their students, the authors explore the distinct nature of the middle school, the appropriate responses required from middle school principals, and introduce a model for developmentally responsive leadership. At its heart, the book describes the strategies and best practices employed by middle level principals who are struggling to implement the middle school concept in their schools. It focuses on the seven critical themes of school leadership based on the practical experiences of real world principals and the needs of the early adolescent. This is an important book for aspiring and practicing middle school principals, board members, teachers, and parents who are intent upon building the close-knit community that is at the heart of the middle school.
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Here's timely information for educators on many of the most important topics of the day in language that is clear and direct. What are standards and what do I need to know about them? What do I need to know about tests? What do I need to know about class ...
15 School Questions and Discussion: From Class Size, Standards, and School Safety to Leadership and More
Here's timely information for educators on many of the most important topics of the day in language that is clear and direct. What are standards and what do I need to know about them? What do I need to know about tests? What do I need to know about class size? What do I need to know about vouchers? What do I need to know about content-rich curriculum? What are constructivism and content-rich curriculum? What do I need to know about rubrics? What will be required to keep schools safe? What needs to be done to assure a quality teaching force in 2015? For each question Goldberg provides both background and definition along with guidelines and other helpful material. In some cases he points the direction that experience and research indicate is best. In others, he provides enlightening information that will allow the teacher or administrator to decide for themselves. In all cases, the information is concrete and intended for those interested in practice. Every educator or interested reader will find much useful information here to help them confront the 3 or 4 or 5 questions that go most directly to hot issues in the reader's school, district, or state.
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17.99 USD
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This book was awarded a Choice outstanding Academic Title and has received the Annual O. L. Davis, Jr. Outstanding Book Award from the AATC (American Association for Teaching and Curriculum) and the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2012. Education and the Crisis of Public Values examines American ...
Education and the Crisis of Public Values: Challenging the Assault on Teachers, Students, and Public Education
This book was awarded a Choice outstanding Academic Title and has received the Annual O. L. Davis, Jr. Outstanding Book Award from the AATC (American Association for Teaching and Curriculum) and the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2012. Education and the Crisis of Public Values examines American society's shift away from democratic public values, the ensuing move toward a market-driven mode of education, and the last decade's growing social disinvestment in youth. The book discusses the number of ways that the ideal of public education as a democratic public sphere has been under siege, including full-fledged attacks by corporate interests on public school teachers, schools of education, and teacher unions. It also reveals how a business culture cloaked in the guise of generosity and reform has supported a charter school movement that aims to dismantle public schools in favor of a corporate-friendly privatized system. The book encourages educators to become public intellectuals, willing to engage in creating a formative culture of learning that can nurture the ability to defend public and higher education as a general good - one crucial to sustaining a critical citizenry and a democratic society.
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31.450000 USD
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For K-6 teachers and counselors, here are over 100 step-by-step lessons and illustrated activities that give students the tools and empathy they need to solve conflicts peacefully and feel like winners. The wide variety of lessons and activities that will appeal to all students are organized into four sections: * ...
Ready to Use Conflict Resolution Activities for Elementary Students
For K-6 teachers and counselors, here are over 100 step-by-step lessons and illustrated activities that give students the tools and empathy they need to solve conflicts peacefully and feel like winners. The wide variety of lessons and activities that will appeal to all students are organized into four sections: * Conflict-Resolution Activities for Educators helping the teacher model appropriate behaviors through 12 self- empowerment activities. * Building the Groundwork for Conflict Resolution 29 activities to help students build their own positive identity and deal with inner-directed anger. * Conflict-Resolution Activities for Your Classroom 69 activities develop children's conflict-solving skills and reduce their anger toward others. * Conflict-Resolution Acitivites for Your School 19 activities, including those that alert students to bullies and what can be done to prevent bullying.
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13.58 USD
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'Education, education, education' was the mantra upon which Tony Blair was first elected to Government in 1997. His promise to put education at the forefront of the political agenda was welcomed by many teachers who had been faced with constant criticism from successive Conservative governments since the watershed election of ...
Teaching in Britain Today: Working in the Relegation Zone
'Education, education, education' was the mantra upon which Tony Blair was first elected to Government in 1997. His promise to put education at the forefront of the political agenda was welcomed by many teachers who had been faced with constant criticism from successive Conservative governments since the watershed election of 1979. For these teachers, one perhaps unexpected initiative of New Labour was a further intensification of the monitoring of schools with the 'naming and shaming' of so called 'failing' schools. Such schools are situated in the 'relegation zone' of the school league tables and face the possibility of closure. A 'failing' school is often seen as synonymous with 'failing' management and staff. This book, based on a case study of a 'failing' school, identifies the problems and stigmas associated with working in a 'failing' school and how these create tensions and anxieties in the workplace. Conflict in schools is rarely mentioned and little attention is given to the effect of government imposed initiatives when implemented at school level. The book addresses this by providing an insight into the breakdown of the employment relationship as the school management strive to introduce initiatives to turn the school around. The nature of these initiatives are contested by the teaching staff and conflict develops in the school. As the school faces closure, the teachers turn to their trade union for support. The book looks into the complex relationship that exists between the local rank and file members and their Regional and National union representatives whilst also exploring the significance of political affiliation for local trade union activists.
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15.15 USD
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This is a comparative study of approaches to the challenge of improving achievement, which focuses on two pairs of schools, in London and Singapore. They were chosen because they seemed to be achieving 'against the odds', with pupils who were relatively disadvantaged in their society. It is the schools' successes ...
The Culture of Change: Case Studies of Improving Schools in Singapore and London
This is a comparative study of approaches to the challenge of improving achievement, which focuses on two pairs of schools, in London and Singapore. They were chosen because they seemed to be achieving 'against the odds', with pupils who were relatively disadvantaged in their society. It is the schools' successes and achievements in the face of adversity, the strategies that enabled them to improve, and the continuing challenges that they face that are described in this book by a research team comprising educational researchers, business people and other professionals. The book first explores the context of schooling in Singapore and London, showing the differences and similarities between the two education systems. The research is presented as a series of case studies in the book's central chapters, and it concludes with a discussion of the improvement strategies adopted by the schools in relation to their different cultural contexts. The team found that many similar strategies were adopted by the principals of the four schools, but the different contexts in which they were operating meant that similar actions did not always lead to similar results. They conclude that there is no single way of achieving school improvement, no simple recipe for turning round the kinds of schools exemplified in these case studies. While common factors in improvement include motivating staff, focusing on teaching and learning, enhancing the physical environment and changing the culture of the school, change cannot be imposed from outside: the will and the effort to change must come from within.
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The Culture of Change: Case Studies of Improving Schools in Singapore and London

by Peter Mortimore, Saravanan Gopinathan, Elizabeth Leo, Kate Myers, Leslie Sharpe, Louise Stoll, Jo Mortimore
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Maximize the effectiveness of your professional activities through the use of wikis, and raise student achievement in turn! With strategies from online educator and technology expert Stephanie Sandifer, this book provides how-to advice on the way in which wikis result in a more efficient use of time, better communication, and ...
Wikis for School Leaders: Using Technology to Improve Communication and Collaboration
Maximize the effectiveness of your professional activities through the use of wikis, and raise student achievement in turn! With strategies from online educator and technology expert Stephanie Sandifer, this book provides how-to advice on the way in which wikis result in a more efficient use of time, better communication, and increased adult learning for the members of your school community. Inside, you'll find out how to promote collaboration and productivity in your school, all while contributing to improved student learning. Topics include: The Dos and Don'ts of Wikis Social Networking Tools and Wikis Wikis for Leadership and Administration Wikis in the Classroom Wikis for Home-to-School Communications Implement each of these practical, innovative ideas and wikify your school today!
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22.27 USD
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Educators are not alone in perennially seeking the best leadership practices and applying them to their own leadership behavior. What constitutes effective leadership seems to be on the minds of people everywhere. Recently, there has been some seminal work done with regard to the role of humor in leadership effectiveness. ...
No Laughing Matter: The Value of Humor in Educational Leadership
Educators are not alone in perennially seeking the best leadership practices and applying them to their own leadership behavior. What constitutes effective leadership seems to be on the minds of people everywhere. Recently, there has been some seminal work done with regard to the role of humor in leadership effectiveness. Several contemporary empirical studies corroborate some earlier research that closely linked effective leadership to whether the leader possesses a well-developed sense of humor. In light of this connection between possessing a keen sense of humor and leadership effectiveness, this book profiles the leadership behavior of ten proven leaders from many walks of life whose leadership style included a highly developed sense of humor. The idea, of course, would be to look at the overall leadership behavior of these individuals, but focus especially on their symbolic frame leadership behavior in the form of humor, to determine how their behavior can inform our own particular leadership style.
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37.800000 USD

No Laughing Matter: The Value of Humor in Educational Leadership

by Robert Palestini
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Dragonfly Games are designed for use with small groups of dyslexic pupils. The practical and varied resources can also be used outside of the classrooom to encourage over-learning and revision of curriculum topics. Stimulating and fun to do, the games help pupils to: overcome specific barriers to learning through the ...
Dragonfly Games: Developing and Supporting Dyslexic Learners 7-14
Dragonfly Games are designed for use with small groups of dyslexic pupils. The practical and varied resources can also be used outside of the classrooom to encourage over-learning and revision of curriculum topics. Stimulating and fun to do, the games help pupils to: overcome specific barriers to learning through the use of experience, over-learning and discovery; master skills beyond those of literacy and numeracy development, including thinking skills, tactical strategies, sequential application and gamesmanship; and devise their own games, developing their ability to use varied methods of application useful for overcoming learning weaknesses within their own specific profile. As the games are heavily loaded with luck, the chance of success does not depend on the pupil's performance. This helps to encourage players to participate fully, in an environment that is pupil-friendly and very enjoyable.
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41.950000 USD
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South-Western's Learning With Computers Levels K-5 is a series of project-based keyboarding books that teach and reinforce computer application skills to elementary students. This series covers the computer literacy skills established by the National Educational Technology Standards or NETS. Students learn to use a word processor, the Internet, graphics and ...
Learning with Computers: Level K
South-Western's Learning With Computers Levels K-5 is a series of project-based keyboarding books that teach and reinforce computer application skills to elementary students. This series covers the computer literacy skills established by the National Educational Technology Standards or NETS. Students learn to use a word processor, the Internet, graphics and presentation, spreadsheet, and database software while integrating core-curriculum skills of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Additional cross-curricular activities to reinforce the computer skills taught are available at the end of each of the projects. Learning with Computers Level K teaches computer awareness skills. Students are introduced to the software applications and learn how the programs can be used to accomplish simple tasks. Awareness skills introduced include: parts of the computer, correct posture at the keyboard, demonstration of proper disk use and care, how to use a mouse, and more. This 128 page text is softcover, top spiral, and has an easel back. It is a standalone product that also supports Bernie's Typing Travels Keyboarding software.
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34.03 USD

Learning with Computers: Level K

by Jack Hoggatt, Diana M. Trabel
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The resident assistant (RA) is the foundation of every residence life program. These student-staff members face difficult challenges as they guide and support their peers through the college experience. The Resident Assistant, by Gregory S. Blimling, provides a comprehensive text for training RAs in the skills they need to engage ...
The Resident Assistant: Applications and Strategies for Working with College Students in Residence Halls
The resident assistant (RA) is the foundation of every residence life program. These student-staff members face difficult challenges as they guide and support their peers through the college experience. The Resident Assistant, by Gregory S. Blimling, provides a comprehensive text for training RAs in the skills they need to engage their peers in the educational experience of residence halls, and to respond to the many issues group living presents. Each chapter includes review questions, case studies, and strategies for dealing with student life in college residence halls. The Resident Assistant helps RAs develop knowledge and skills in areas such as: * Programming * Crisis intervention * Peer counseling * Confrontation and discipline * Multiculturalism The content of the seventh edition has been updated throughout and organized in new and more comprehensive ways. The following have been added to this edition: * RA good practices * Self-assessment tool * New model for educational programming * Learning objectives for residence halls * Expert advice on sexual assaults, battery, and other violent crimes The Resident Assistant will prepare RAs to create learning opportunities for students and to respond to the challenges students face in residence halls as they mature, grow, and succeed in college.
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If the phrase NO NOTICE INSPECTION strikes fear into your heart, don't panic! In her new book, Sarah Findlater covers everything you need to know to survive an Ofsted inspection. This book is an invaluable guide for every teacher who wants to ensure they are fully prepared for their first ...
How to Survive an Ofsted Inspection
If the phrase NO NOTICE INSPECTION strikes fear into your heart, don't panic! In her new book, Sarah Findlater covers everything you need to know to survive an Ofsted inspection. This book is an invaluable guide for every teacher who wants to ensure they are fully prepared for their first Ofsted inspection, perform in an outstanding manner and get as much out of the process as possible. The chapters are split into four phases, making it relevant whether you want to set up systems and improve day-to-day teaching well in advance, you need quick-fix 'night before' advice, last minute 'on the day' strategies, or you need help making the most of Ofsted feedback once the inspection is over. Everything you need to consider to make all areas of your teaching ready for observation are included in this guide, as well as: - practical strategies for improving key areas inspected by Ofsted including closing the achievement gap and literacy and numeracy provision - 'inspection connection' boxes comprising analysis of key areas of the Ofsted school inspection handbook - logistical details of everything that will happen before, during and after the inspection - from the moment the phone call is received to the submission of the inspector's final report - extracts from outstanding inspection reports - printable templates and checklists - 'remaining cool, calm and collected tips' to help reduce (or hide!) your stress levels on the day. All written from Sarah's first hand experience of supporting teachers through inspections (and surviving quite a few of her own!), How to survive an Ofsted inspection is a practical and very accessible guide for every primary and secondary school teacher preparing for Ofsted.
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27.040000 USD
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While many books address the 'what' of change in education, this addresses the 'how'. The pressure for continuous adaptation and innovation in education is relentless, yet there is more failure in implementation of change than success. These failures are damaging to staff and students, as well as costly. Change Matters ...
Change Matters: Making a Difference in Education and Training
While many books address the 'what' of change in education, this addresses the 'how'. The pressure for continuous adaptation and innovation in education is relentless, yet there is more failure in implementation of change than success. These failures are damaging to staff and students, as well as costly. Change Matters offers a practical guide to change management for teachers and administrators across all education sectors and for training managers in workplace settings.Change Matters assists educators to develop their abilities to manage their own change projects, and also to help their organisations to manage their overall improvement and innovation activities. Geoff Scott draws on successful experience to create a framework for the educational change process. He shows how to initiate, develop, implement and evaluate a new learning program, and how to manage continuous quality improvement and innovation at the organisational level. The need for leadership is assessed, and the particular circumstances of workplace trainers are discussed. The book is illustrated with case studies and reflective exercises which can be used individually or with other educators.' An eminently readable and practical guide for those who want to make sure that the educational changes they attempt really do make a difference for their students. Highly recommended.' - Professor Michael Fullan, Dean, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and author of The New Meaning of Educational Change and of the What's Worth Fighting For trilogy with Andy Hargreaves.
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This volume provides policy guidelines and strategies for those who have to make critical decisions about the use of technology in education systems and institutions. To fully understand the implications of any technology for education and national development, we need to explore its growth and impact. This book explores the ...
Issues in Education and Technology: Policy Guidelines and Strategies
This volume provides policy guidelines and strategies for those who have to make critical decisions about the use of technology in education systems and institutions. To fully understand the implications of any technology for education and national development, we need to explore its growth and impact. This book explores the socio-economic, political and cultural implications of new technology and looks at the critical issues it throws up. It also looks at the policies and strategies suggested for decision-makers. The work concentrates on four broad areas in which technology can have the greatest influence and impact on education. These areas are: access and equity; management and efficiency; pedagogy and quality; and human resource development. It explores the current and potential role of technology in each of these areas, within an appropriate historical, socio-cultural and economic framework. This analysis seeks to promote a better understanding of the key issues, and help readers to relate the issues to their own experience and thus to improve their decision-making.
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26.200000 USD
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