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Nclb Meets School Realities

Author : Gail L. Sunderman
ISBN : 9781412915557
Genre : Education
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Based on data from 6 states and 11 districts, this essential resource helps educators understand the issues raised by NCLB and its implications for educating all children.

Holding Nclb Accountable

Author : Gail L. Sunderman
ISBN : 9781412957878
Genre : Education
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Providing a comprehensive evaluation of NCLB, this book examines test-based accountability, considers state-level capacity to carry out mandates, and discusses ideas for improving the law.

Learning From The Federal Market Based Reforms

Author : William J. Mathis
ISBN : 9781681235059
Genre : Education
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Over the past twenty years, educational policy has been characterized by top?down, market?focused policies combined with a push toward privatization and school choice. The new Every Student Succeeds Act continues along this path, though with decision?making authority now shifted toward the states. These market?based reforms have often been touted as the most promising response to the challenges of poverty and educational disenfranchisement. But has this approach been successful? Has learning improved? Have historically low?scoring schools “turned around” or have the reforms had little effect? Have these narrow conceptions of schooling harmed the civic and social purposes of education in a democracy? This book presents the evidence. Drawing on the work of the nation’s most prominent researchers, the book explores the major elements of these reforms, as well as the social, political, and educational contexts in which they take place. It examines the evidence supporting the most common school improvement strategies: school choice; reconstitutions, or massive personnel changes; and school closures. From there, it presents the research findings cutting across these strategies by addressing the evidence on test score trends, teacher evaluation, “miracle” schools, the Common Core State Standards, school choice, the newly emerging school improvement industry, and re?segregation, among others. The weight of the evidence indisputably shows little success and no promise for these reforms. Thus, the authors counsel strongly against continuing these failed policies. The book concludes with a review of more promising avenues for educational reform, including the necessity of broader societal investments for combatting poverty and adverse social conditions. While schools cannot single?handedly overcome societal inequalities, important work can take place within the public school system, with evidence?based interventions such as early childhood education, detracking, adequate funding and full?service community schools—all intended to renew our nation’s commitment to democracy and equal educational opportunity.

Collision Course

Author : Paul Manna
ISBN : 9781483366302
Genre : Political Science
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What happens when federal officials try to accomplish goals that depend on the resources and efforts of state and local governments? Focusing on the nation's experience with the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Manna's engaging case study considers just that question. Beyond the administrative challenges NCLB unleashed, Collision Course examines the dynamics at work when federal policymakers hold state and local governments accountable for results. Ambitions for higher performance collide with governing structures and practices. Were the collisions valuable for their potential to transform education policy, or has the law inflicted too much damage on state and local institutions responsible for educating the nation's youth? The results have been both positive and negative. As Manna points to increased capabilities in states and localities, he also looks at expanded bureaucratic requirements. Collision Course offers a balanced and in-depth assessment of a policy that has sparked heated debate over a broad expanse of time- from NCLB's adoption through its implementation to the Obama administration's attempts to shift away. Federalism, the policymaking process, and the complexity of education policy all get their due in this accessible and analytical supplement.

Five Miles Away A World Apart

Author : James E. Ryan
ISBN : 9780199798926
Genre : Education
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How is it that, half a century after Brown v. Board of Education, educational opportunities remain so unequal for black and white students, not to mention poor and wealthy ones? In his important new book, Five Miles Away, A World Apart, James E. Ryan answers this question by tracing the fortunes of two schools in Richmond, Virginia--one in the city and the other in the suburbs. Ryan shows how court rulings in the 1970s, limiting the scope of desegregation, laid the groundwork for the sharp disparities between urban and suburban public schools that persist to this day. The Supreme Court, in accord with the wishes of the Nixon administration, allowed the suburbs to lock nonresidents out of their school systems. City schools, whose student bodies were becoming increasingly poor and black, simply received more funding, a measure that has proven largely ineffective, while the independence (and superiority) of suburban schools remained sacrosanct. Weaving together court opinions, social science research, and compelling interviews with students, teachers, and principals, Ryan explains why all the major education reforms since the 1970s--including school finance litigation, school choice, and the No Child Left Behind Act--have failed to bridge the gap between urban and suburban schools and have unintentionally entrenched segregation by race and class. As long as that segregation continues, Ryan forcefully argues, so too will educational inequality. Ryan closes by suggesting innovative ways to promote school integration, which would take advantage of unprecedented demographic shifts and an embrace of diversity among young adults. Exhaustively researched and elegantly written by one of the nation's leading education law scholars, Five Miles Away, A World Apart ties together, like no other book, a half-century's worth of education law and politics into a coherent, if disturbing, whole. It will be of interest to anyone who has ever wondered why our schools are so unequal and whether there is anything to be done about it.

Principal Leadership

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ISBN : PSU:000059663942
Genre : Middle school principals
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Collaborative Teaching In Elementary Schools

Author : Wendy W. Murawski
ISBN : 9781412968089
Genre : Education
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Using marriage as a metaphor, this lighthearted, highly practical, and teacher-friendly resource helps general education teachers and special service providers successfully set up, conduct, and maintain co-teaching partnerships.

Author : Thomas R Hoerr
ISBN : 9789960545431
Genre : Education
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ما الذي يريد أن يعرفه قادة المدارس؟ في هذا الكتاب يعتمد توماس ر. هور على خبرته التي تزيد عن 25 عاماً في قيادة المدرسة ويقدم نصيحته التي لا تقدر بثمن حول إدارة المدرسة، فيتناول التحديات الماثلة أمام قادة المدارس من تقييم عمل المعلمين إلى التعامل مع أهالي الطلبة، ومن إدارة الاجتماعات إلى صنع الفرق، فيقدم لنا إستراتيجياته التي أثبت نجاحها. يقول هور: إن القيادة مبنية على العلاقات، وأفضل الإداريين يدعمون العمل في الفريق الواحد القائم على الزمالة ويثمنون التنوع ويشجعون كل من يحيط بهم؛ لكي ينمو ويتطور. يستعين بأمثلة من مدرسته التي يقودها فيلخص لنا الوسائل التي تجعل القائد أكثر تأثيراً ويخلق ثقافة التعلم. كما يبحث في كتابه هذا في تاريخ القيادة ومستقبلها، حيث يركز على الطريقة التي يتبعها المربون في سبيل تقدم المدارس. إن كتاب فن القيادة المدرسية، الذي يضم بين دفتيه ما يزيد عن 100 جملة مقتبسة مما قاله التربويون في مختلف أنحاء العالم يشكل وصفاً حياً مفعماً بالأفكار حول ما تقتضيه قيادة المدرسة. «من خلال روحه المرحة والممتعة واستقامته وصدق كلامه الذي يخلو من الرطانة الغريبة يكتسب هور المصداقية والاحترام. إن وصفه للحياة داخل المدرسة يجد صدى له في خبرات معظم المعلمين والإداريين وأهالي الطلبة.» رولاند بارت. العبيكان للنشر

Teaching Leading And Learning In Pre K 8 Settings

Author : Rita A. Jensen
ISBN : PSU:000056181371
Genre : Education
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Teaching, Leading, and Learning encourages pre-service and in-service teachers to question the "why, what, when, and how" of instructional strategies. The text combines theory and current research with practice in order to help teachers understand the performances, dispositions, and knowledge base required for success. Teachers are encouraged to consider the "big-picture variables": professional development, teachers as leaders, the intangibles of teaching, parents and families, and working creatively within the system. With an emphasis on meeting current standards, each chapter includes marginal icons that reference INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards, as well as recent developments related to the No Child Left Behind Act. Coverage of hot topics in the field includes how teachers should respond to terrorism and bullying, the use of portfolios to meet requirements for beginning teachers, and assessment and accountability. Unique coverage of strategies for teachers who work with young children underscores the significance of neuroscience and brain-based learning for children from birth to age eight.

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ISBN : 9957075446
Genre : Curriculum planning
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