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A must read for anyone interested in understanding and developing assessments that can demonstrate the efficacy of their programs and services. A perfect sequel to 'Assessment in Student Affairs.' - Charles C. Schroeder, vice chancellor for student affairs, University of Missouri Columbia Upcraft and Schuh tell us when, where, how, ...
Assessment Practice in Student Affairs: An Applications Manual
A must read for anyone interested in understanding and developing assessments that can demonstrate the efficacy of their programs and services. A perfect sequel to 'Assessment in Student Affairs.' - Charles C. Schroeder, vice chancellor for student affairs, University of Missouri Columbia Upcraft and Schuh tell us when, where, how, and why we should conduct assessments differently within a wide variety of student service departments. Read and apply! - Gary R. Hanson, professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Arizona State University. When Assessment in Student Affairs first appeared in 1996, readers found a practical context for viewing the power of assessment across the domain of student services. Since then, John H. Schuh and M. Lee Upcraft have received numerous requests for more specific guidance to assessing and communicating the value of student affairs. This manual continues the work begun in their earlier book and provides a full range of tools for conducting effective assessments. The authors begin with an overview of the assessment process and then detail a range of methodologies, approaches, and issues - explaining how to use them and when to recruit expertise from other campus sources. Drawing from the latest practice and a wealth of case studies, they discuss: qualitative assessment, including how to conduct focus groups; quantitative assessment, including how to select and design instruments; data collection and analysis, including mailed questionnaires, telephone surveys, and Web-based surveys; assessing diverse needs, satisfaction, outcomes, environments, cost effectiveness, and accreditation; specialized assessment studies, including how to review dropouts, graduates, academic success, and group educational programs; select programs in student services, including first-year programs, recreation programs, financial aid, admissions, residence halls, college unions, health services, career services, counseling services, judicial affairs, and Greek life; and organizational and ethical approaches to assessment.
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The previous edition of this book was notable for explaining how the values and beliefs of educators have a critical impact on school functioning. In this long-awaited new edition, authors focus on new and inspiring case examples from schools across the country to show how culture-based practices are being used ...
Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and Promises
The previous edition of this book was notable for explaining how the values and beliefs of educators have a critical impact on school functioning. In this long-awaited new edition, authors focus on new and inspiring case examples from schools across the country to show how culture-based practices are being used to bring purpose, passion, and meaning to the educational experience. They also show how leaders play important symbolic roles in schools and how culture-based strategies can help educators manage everyday challenges and even serve to heal and transform toxic school environments.
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Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and Promises

by Kent D. Peterson, Terrence E Deal
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The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Ernest L. Boyer's Scholarship Reconsidered offers a new paradigm that recognizes the full range of scholarly activity by college and university faculty and questions the existence of a reward system that pushed faculty toward research and publication and away from teaching.
Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Ernest L. Boyer's Scholarship Reconsidered offers a new paradigm that recognizes the full range of scholarly activity by college and university faculty and questions the existence of a reward system that pushed faculty toward research and publication and away from teaching.
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Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate

by Boyer
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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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Campus fact books have become an integral part of the institutional research effort at many colleges and universities. In many respects, the development of the fact book has paralleled the development of institutional research; so too may the future of the fact book reflect the future of institutional research. As ...
Campus Fact Books: Keeping Pace with New Institutional Needs and Challenges: New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 91
Campus fact books have become an integral part of the institutional research effort at many colleges and universities. In many respects, the development of the fact book has paralleled the development of institutional research; so too may the future of the fact book reflect the future of institutional research. As institutional research and researchers have become more sophisticated, so have institutional fact books. To some observers, however, among them the chapter authors of this volume, there is a concern that over time the changes made in fact books have been more cosmetic than substantive. The expressed purpose of this volume is to explore ways in which the campus fact book can remain and grow as a significant institutional research report, both in light of new reporting demands and opportunities and in response to new and increased demands and uses for institutional data and information from and by internal and external constituencies. The assumption is that the fact book can and perhaps should be an institution's most valuable publication. This is the 91st issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Institutional Research.
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Professional development of caring, capable adults who interact with and on behalf of youth is a key issue for youth organizations and agencies committed to creating environments that nurture young people's growth and transition into adulthood. This issue offers a glimpse of some of the innovated, sustained, and coordinated efforts ...
Professional Development for Youth Workers
Professional development of caring, capable adults who interact with and on behalf of youth is a key issue for youth organizations and agencies committed to creating environments that nurture young people's growth and transition into adulthood. This issue offers a glimpse of some of the innovated, sustained, and coordinated efforts to advance the preparation and support of youth workers based on the principles of positive youth development. Contributors provide examples demonstrating how to support youth work interaction as well as training networks that take common approaches to professional development and outline some of the significant challenges faced in youth worker professional development and their solutions. From defining competencies for entry-level youth workers to case studies that explore the role of colleges and universities in professionalizing the field, this issue serves as a record of the evolution of the youth development field and a call for its continued progress in building a comprehensive system that can meet the needs of both youth workers and the young people they come into contact with each day. This is the 104th volume of the quarterly report series New Directions for Youth Development .
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One of the most powerful ideas in higher education today is transforming campuses into learning communities. At last, Shapiro and Levine have given us-faculty, students, and administrators-a handbook on how to accomplish this. It is one of those too rare and much-needed volumes on translating theory into practice by authors ...
Creating Learning Communities - A Practical Guide to Winning Support, Organizing for Change & Implementing Programs (Paper Only): A Practical Guide to Winning Support, Organizing for Change, and Implementing Programs
One of the most powerful ideas in higher education today is transforming campuses into learning communities. At last, Shapiro and Levine have given us-faculty, students, and administrators-a handbook on how to accomplish this. It is one of those too rare and much-needed volumes on translating theory into practice by authors who have actually done it. -Arthur Levine, president, Teachers College, Columbia University Shapiro and Levine convince us that learning communities address what we now know about how students learn inside and outside the classroom. Read this book for conceptual rationale, practical answers to implementation questions, and passionate voices that speak for a social contract among students, faculty members, and institutions, a contract enacted and assessed for the benefit of all. -Barbara L. Cambridge, director, Teaching Initiatives, American Association for Higher Education In recent years, learning communities-a curricular innovation that integrates different facets of the undergraduate experience to enhance and enrich learning-have become the most promising new strategy for promoting student success and satisfaction in college. Now campus professionals have a practical, insightful guide to the essentials of this timely and rewarding new program area, including how to design, fund, staff, manage, and integrate learning communities into different campuses. Drawing from their own experience as well as from experiences of campuses around the country, Nancy S. Shapiro and Jodi H. Levine present a pragmatic blueprint for creating a learning community that can be adapted to almost any campus culture-including specific guidance ranging from who should be placed on planning committees to samples of syllabi for interdisciplinary courses, sample clusters of classes, monthly activity calendars, lists of competencies and expected student outcomes, and other operational program models.
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18.78 USD
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Wanted: A Queen of Education Candidate must be able to take decisive action, cut through red tape, deflate the bureaucratic bloat, wrestle with the diagnostic nightmare of ADHD, and refuse to sell out her students to the corporate fat cats. Though we have education presidents who give lip service to ...
The Queen of Education: Rules for Making Schools Work
Wanted: A Queen of Education Candidate must be able to take decisive action, cut through red tape, deflate the bureaucratic bloat, wrestle with the diagnostic nightmare of ADHD, and refuse to sell out her students to the corporate fat cats. Though we have education presidents who give lip service to fixing schools?what we really need is a Queen of Education who will get the job done. Anyone searching for such a candidate would put LouAnne Johnson's resume on the top of the stack of likely applicants. LouAnne Johnson is the gutsy ex-marine turned teacher who has wrestled with tough kids and even tougher adults. Her life inspired the movie Dangerous Minds - which was based on her book My Posse Don't Do Homework. Johnson's knack for finding original solutions to intractable problems has not only made her an exemplary teacher but a popular speaker on the lecture circuit. In this engaging book, Queen LouAnne offers her down-to-earth advice about fixing schools. Johnson makes no secret about the fact that she is fed up with an educational system that is too quick to label and write off children who don?t fit the mold. Among her royal rules for fixing the system: no class shall have more than 20 students, all elected representatives must teach in a public school classroom for two weeks, and the testing frenzy must stop this very second! LouAnne is a passionate advocate for schools that are smaller, healthier, more humane, and more attuned to different learning styles. With humor and good sense, she shows how a compassionate teacher or parent can cut through the red tape and make a crucial difference in the life of a child. LouAnne Johnson's book is a blend of common sense, humor, and practical, down-to-earth ideas of how each one of us, as a parent or a concerned citizen, can make a contribution toward improving America's public schools. I highly recommend it. - Michele Borba, Ed.D., author, Don't Give Me That Attitude!, No More Misbehavin', and Building Moral Intelligence As a former student of LouAnne's first 'at risk' class, I experienced firsthand her approach to education. The result was nothing less than a miracle. This book has the power to do for the United States education system what it did for our class; turn a flawed reality into an exemplary system of education. - Dan Mueller, associate producer and designer, BottleRocket Entertainment Inc. LouAnne Johnson writes with passion, humor, and good old common sense about the joys and frustrations of teaching, and the ways in which caring individuals can make a critical difference. Her book is a must read for all who have a stake in the success of our schools. - Robert R. Spillane, United States Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools, former New York State Deputy Commissioner of Education and former superintendent of the Boston and Fairfax County Virginia Public Schools Praise for Dangerous Minds Johnson shows the importance of basic respect, constant encouragement, and unorthodox teaching strategies for a generation (another generation) of disenfranchised students. - Kirkus Review Remarkable - Johnson proves that unorthodox methods can turn a problem kid into an A student. - Vogue
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Issues of inclusion are firmly embedded in the lives of schools. School leaders dwell in a cacophony of particular interests and competing concerns, and they overhear many conversations in the schools and community that present complex challenges on these issues. Their thoughtful listening is required to transform these conversations into ...
Schools for Everyone: A New Perspective on Inclusion: New Directions for School Leadership, Number 3
Issues of inclusion are firmly embedded in the lives of schools. School leaders dwell in a cacophony of particular interests and competing concerns, and they overhear many conversations in the schools and community that present complex challenges on these issues. Their thoughtful listening is required to transform these conversations into effective practice. But what does it mean to aim for inclusiveness in all aspects of education? What are the characteristics of inclusiveness? Who are we including? Who are we who presume to include? This sourcebook addresses these questions and concerns and provides important food for thought and tools for increasing understanding on this timely topic. This is the 3rd issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for School Leadership.
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When the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the state's public school system was unconstitutional, it set in motion forces that altered the nature and quality of education, not only in Kentucky but in the entire country. Here is a fascinating story of a critical episode-a determined legislature, skilled education leadership, ...
All Children Can Learn: Lessons from the Kentucky Reform Experience
When the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the state's public school system was unconstitutional, it set in motion forces that altered the nature and quality of education, not only in Kentucky but in the entire country. Here is a fascinating story of a critical episode-a determined legislature, skilled education leadership, and sometimes just plain luck-that everyone interested in education should read. -Frank Newman, visiting professor of public policy and sociology, Brown University, and Julius and Rosa Sachs Lecturer, Teachers College, Columbia University The comprehensive and far-reaching reforms in Kentucky have been watched more than those in any other state. This book contains contributions from some of the most knowledgeable watchers-key researchers who have been following the state's progress and judging its reform results. It's an important book for everyone interested in state education policy and its effects on practice. -Susan H. Fuhrman, dean, Penn Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania As a comprehensive look at Kentucky's systemic education reform, All Children Can Learn is crucial reading for everyone engaged in trying to make public school reform work, as well as for anyone who doesn't think reform can work. This book thoughtfully examines Kentucky's dramatic initiatives to change schools statewide, providing guideposts for the next school district or state brave enough to undertake large-scale education change. -Pascal D. Forgione, superintendent, Austin Independent School District In 1990, Kentucky passed the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), a landmark statute emerging from a Supreme Court decision that declared the state's K-12 education system to be inadequate, inequitable, and inefficient. The law established a new department of education, mandated statewide learning goals and performance assessments, and provided local schools with new authority over curriculum, instructional practice, and scheduling. In addition, this law equalized funding across school districts, provided direct assistance to schools with declining test scores, and created a new system of school governance that involved principals, teachers, and parents. Now educators, school board members, and policymakers can refer to a single volume for key lessons from the nation's most comprehensive and longest-running school reform model. Written by a nationally prominent group of educators, researchers, and policy analysts, All Children Can Learn presents important research findings from the Kentucky reforms, examines major program elements, and analyzes initiatives that worked or didn't work. Throughout the book, the authors explore the challenges of implementing statewide school change initiatives, offer sound advice for overcoming reform hurdles, and share valuable recommendations for future policy and practice. Reform-minded educators from every type of community will find valuable insights as they contemplate similar changes. From professional development to parent/community outreach, All Children Can Learn shows that America can indeed create better public schools. The Editors Roger S. Pankratz is professor and former associate dean in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University and director of the Renaissance Group Institution's Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality. During the design of KERA, he served as executive director of the Governor's Council for School Performance Standards, and later as executive director of the Kentucky Institute for Education Research, an independent nonprofit agency created to study and evaluate Kentucky's school reform initiatives. Joseph Petrosko is professor of education at the University of Louisville, codirector of the University of Louisville Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education, and codirector of the Kentucky Institute for Education Research.
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18.08 USD
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The authors have successfully combined a thorough analysis of the essential elements of student organization advising with practical tools to apply the concepts. This book is essential reading for those who aspire to be effective organizational advisors. ----Sara A. Boatman, vice president for student affairs, Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityStudent organization advisors ...
Advising Student Groups and Organizations
The authors have successfully combined a thorough analysis of the essential elements of student organization advising with practical tools to apply the concepts. This book is essential reading for those who aspire to be effective organizational advisors. ----Sara A. Boatman, vice president for student affairs, Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityStudent organization advisors play an increasingly important role on campus. Advising Student Groups and Organizations provides the knowledge base and skills advisers need to improve their effectiveness. From the rewards and challenges of advising student groups to the specific knowledge, skills and qualities advisers need on a daily basis, this comprehensive overview offers advisers both theoretical and practical guidelines. Readers will learn to motivate leaders, provide academic and career assistance, tackle budget and accounting issues and more.
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21.57 USD
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A proven method for working with teachers to design better evaluations There is no magic formula for successfully designing a teacher evaluation system. However there is abundant evidence that suggests involving teachers in the process will reduce the likelihood of opposition, gridlock, and reform failure. Everyone at the Table provides ...
Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform
A proven method for working with teachers to design better evaluations There is no magic formula for successfully designing a teacher evaluation system. However there is abundant evidence that suggests involving teachers in the process will reduce the likelihood of opposition, gridlock, and reform failure. Everyone at the Table provides materials to genuinely engage teachers in the evaluation process. The book is a research-based and field-tested practical guide for school leaders. With this resource, educators will have the tools they need to develop meaningful teacher evaluations. Offers a collaborative approach to designing teacher evaluationsIncludes a companion web-based resource, with video This research-based program outlines a solid plan for improving teacher effectiveness through evaluation reform.
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Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform

by Will Friedman, Sabrina W. Laine, Allison Rizzolo, Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt
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This important and much-needed book is based on a longitudinal study of fifty new teachers during their first years in the classroom. It highlights the cases of ten, whose stories vividly illustrate the joys and disappointments of new teachers in today's schools. The book documents why they entered teaching, what ...
Finders and Keepers: Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive in Our Schools
This important and much-needed book is based on a longitudinal study of fifty new teachers during their first years in the classroom. It highlights the cases of ten, whose stories vividly illustrate the joys and disappointments of new teachers in today's schools. The book documents why they entered teaching, what they encountered in their schools, and how they decided whether to stay or move on to other schools or other lines of work. By tracking these teachers' eventual career decisions, Finders and Keepers reveals what really matters to new teachers as they set out to educate their students. The book uncovers the importance of the school site and the crucial role that principals and experienced teachers play in the effective hiring and induction of the next generation of teachers. Staffing the nation's schools presents both challenges and opportunities. For teacher educators, district administrators, educational policymakers, teachers, principals, and staff development professionals, Finders and Keepers provides valuable insights about how to better serve new teachers and the students they teach. At a time when expectations of teachers have never been higher or the challenges of teaching more daunting, Johnson and her project team show how the choice to stay or leave is forged in the early months of becoming a teacherA-through hiring practices, pay and other resources, relationships with students, colleagues or administrators, and opportunities for learning and leadership. This book should compel attention from anyone concerned with the future of teaching. A-Judith Warren Little, Carol Liu Professor in Education Policy Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley Finders and Keepers is a must read for superintendents, district administrators, principals and anyone who cares about the retention and recruitment of high-quality teachers to public schools. The book is both informative and insightful, and above all, it inspires the reader to action. A-Arlene Ackerman, Superintendent of Schools, San Francisco Unified School District Knowledgeable, skilled and caring teachers represent our best hope for educating all our students well. Finders and Keepers, about real teachers in real schools, tells us how we can overcome impediments together, creating a more genuine profession for teachers and more learner-centered schools for all our students. A-Adam Urbanski, president, Rochester Teachers Association and director, Teacher Union Reform Network If you think that this generation of teachers is like the last one, think again. Not only is this book full of insights about the desires and needs of new teachers, but it also provides compelling stories about what the best schools do to keep them and grow their skills. It is a must-read for policymakers, superintendents, principals, and everybody else who cares about quality education. A-Kati Haycock, director, Education Trust, Washington, D.C.
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Employers, policymakers, faculty, leaders in higher education, and the public all are concerned about the development and achievement of key cognitive abilities and communication skills by undergraduates. The setting of clear and high expectations for student learning is necessary to help undergraduates reach more advanced levels of achievement. In this ...
Preparing Competent College Graduates: Setting New and Higher Expectations for Student Learning: New Directions for Higher Education, Number 96
Employers, policymakers, faculty, leaders in higher education, and the public all are concerned about the development and achievement of key cognitive abilities and communication skills by undergraduates. The setting of clear and high expectations for student learning is necessary to help undergraduates reach more advanced levels of achievement. In this volume, the contributors use the results of a nationwide study conducted by the National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment to identify specific ways institutions can help undergraduates attain the advanced thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills needed in today's society and workplace. Collectively, these chapters represent work and intiatives aimed at setting more explicit requirements for student learning that are informed by society's expectations. The contributors also describe innovative teaching strategies that can enhance student learning. This is the 96th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education.
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Today's institutions of higher education are complex organizations, some easily comparable to small cities. While we pay much attention to their eager students, their esteemed faculty and researchers, we often overlook the people who make them run-the administrators. On a daily basis, administrators manage the ins and outs of the ...
The Confessions of an Habitual Adminstrator: An Academic Survival Manual
Today's institutions of higher education are complex organizations, some easily comparable to small cities. While we pay much attention to their eager students, their esteemed faculty and researchers, we often overlook the people who make them run-the administrators. On a daily basis, administrators manage the ins and outs of the often behemoth organizations for which they work, each in its particular set of circumstances, its individual people, and its peculiar assets and liabilities. Confessions of an Habitual Administrator offers practical principles for survival based on a clear concept of what a university should strive to be. These principles are distilled into some general rules, called Bryant's Laws, that are designed to produce good administrative decisions and to prevent bad ones. Based on the author's 46 years in academe, this book is a candid and often humorous look at one administrator's experiences and the lessons he learned. These lessons are relevant to a variety of settings and will help administrators to understand their opportunities and to avoid pitfalls. Contents include How professors become administrators, or, where did I go wrong? The selection process Doing the job: Administrative concepts Doing the job: Staff and students Doing the job: Faculty Accountability and academic freedom The budget and resources maze What is a university? Or, what should it be? Who should govern a university?
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