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Empowering Teachers To Build A Better World

Author : Fernando M. Reimers
ISBN : 9811521360
Genre : Education
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This open access book presents a comparative study on how large-scale professional development programs for teachers are designed and implemented. Around the world, governments and educators are recognizing the need to educate students in a broad range of higher order cognitive skills and socio-emotional competencies, and providing effective opportunities for teachers to develop the expertise needed to teach these skills is a crucial aspect of effective implementation of curricula which include those goals. This study examines how large-scale efforts to empower teachers for deeper instruction have been designed, how they have been implemented, and their outcomes. To do so, it investigates six programs from England, Colombia, Mexico, India, and the United States. Though all six are intended to broaden and deepen students’ curricular aspirations, each takes this expansion of curricular goals in a different direction. The ambitious education reforms studied here explicitly focus on building teachers’ capacity to teach on a broader set of goals. Through a discerning analysis of program documents, evaluations, and interviews with senior leaders and participants in the programs, the book identifies the various theories of action used in these programs, examines how they were implemented, and discusses what they achieved. As such, it offers an indispensable resource for education leaders interested in designing and implementing professional development programs for teachers that are aligned with ambitious instructional goals.

Empowering Teachers

Author : Joseph Blase
ISBN : 0761977325
Genre : Business & Economics
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The ideas presented in this book are drawn from a study of highly successful principals of schools affiliated with the League of Professional Schools. Chapter 1, "Sharing Governance," presents an overview of the literature on professional development and a description of the study. Chapter 2, "Trusting the Experts: Teachers," focuses on trust as the foundation for shared governance and teacher empowerment. Chapter 3, "Creating Instruction-Oriented Structures That Help Teachers Do Their Best," examines the importance of structuring schools to encourage teacher collaboration and access to decision making. Chapter 4, "A Cornucopia of Supportive Resources," explores how principals use resources such as staff development to enhance teachers' instructional capabilities. Chapter 5,"Encouraging Autonomy and Innovation," reviews extending autonomy and encouraging innovation as strategies to enhance instructional capabilities. Chapter 6, "Modeling Personal Dimensions," highlights the effects of such personal characteristics of principals as optimism, caring, honesty, friendliness, and enthusiasm. Chapter 7, "About Risk and Threat," argues for reducing risk and threat to teachers. Chapter 8, "Valuing and Rewarding Good Work," explains the benefits of rewarding teachers. Chapter 9, "Helping Solve Problems," discusses the importance of adopting a problem-solving orientation. Chapter 10, "Providing Leadership That Is Facilitative and Democratic," presents a portrait of a successful shared-governance principal and considers the future of instruction-oriented, facilitative-democratic leadership in schools. (Contains approximately 300 references.) (TEJ)

Empowering Teachers

Author : Bruce Romanish
ISBN : 0819184233
Genre : Education
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This book calls for moving teachers to the center of decision-making in public schools. It honors teaching and teachers by redefining the role in a democratically organized professional setting. While modern reform employs the language of school restructuring, genuine change that will enhance the status of teachers is not at the top of the agenda. This book recognizes that for authentic empowerment to materialize, the nature of the teaching role must significantly change. At the same time, teacher preparation will also have to be overhauled in order to equip teachers with all that a new status demands. It also proposes that the role of the principal must be dramatically transformed and recommends returning principals to the teaching function as part of their task and places them in greater accountability to the professional teaching staff itself. The book presents a hopeful message that is grounded in a progressive perspective our conservative epoch demands.

Empowering Teachers To Build A Better World

Author : Fernando M Reimers
ISBN : 9789811521379
Genre : Curriculums (Courses of study).
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This open access book presents a comparative study on how large-scale professional development programs for teachers are designed and implemented. Around the world, governments and educators are recognizing the need to educate students in a broad range of higher order cognitive skills and socio-emotional competencies, and providing effective opportunities for teachers to develop the expertise needed to teach these skills is a crucial aspect of effective implementation of curricula which include those goals. This study examines how large-scale efforts to empower teachers for deeper instruction have been designed, how they have been implemented, and their outcomes. To do so, it investigates six programs from England, Colombia, Mexico, India, and the United States. Though all six are intended to broaden and deepen students' curricular aspirations, each takes this expansion of curricular goals in a different direction. The ambitious education reforms studied here explicitly focus on building teachers' capacity to teach on a broader set of goals. Through a discerning analysis of program documents, evaluations, and interviews with senior leaders and participants in the programs, the book identifies the various theories of action used in these programs, examines how they were implemented, and discusses what they achieved. As such, it offers an indispensable resource for education leaders interested in designing and implementing professional development programs for teachers that are aligned with ambitious instructional goals.

Empowering Teachers Through Environmental And Sustainability Education

Author : Melissa Barnes
ISBN : 9781000386844
Genre : Education
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Empowering Teachers through Environmental and Sustainability Education draws inspiration from an empirical study exploring early career teachers’ attempts at enacting Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) in their everyday teaching practices. It showcases how a confluence of personal, professional and environmental identities supports implementation of ESE. Additionally, this book discusses key concepts and issues surrounding ESE and the ways in which teachers may claim agency and power to create change in their classroom practices. Drawing from theoretical perspectives, such as Bourdieu’s ‘thinking tools’ habitus and capital, theories of identity, and Foucault’s concept of power and knowledge relations, this book explores how teachers negotiate policies, curriculum and institutional norms to further theoretical and practical understanding of ESE. The use of personal narratives offers new insights into teachers’ agency in creating localised yet powerful change through small and meaningful actions. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to explore ways in which meaningful change can be made in educational settings through these small agentive and yet empowering steps. This book reveals that teachers can enact agency and navigate the power structures that exist within educational settings in order to make ESE meaningful within their classrooms.

Empowering Teaching For Digital Equity And Agency

Author : Torsten Brinda
ISBN : 9783030598471
Genre : Education
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the IFIP TC 3 Open Conference on Computers in Education, OCCE 2020, held in Mumbai, India, in January 2020. The 11 full papers and 4 short papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 57 submissions. The papers discuss key emerging topics and evolving practices in the area of educational computing research. They are organized in the following topical sections: computing education; learners’ and teachers’ perspectives; teacher professional development; the industry perspective; and further aspects.

Coaching To Empower Teachers

Author : Catherine Pendleton Hart
ISBN : 9781000429206
Genre : Education
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Learn how to make instructional coaching more empowering and effective by supporting teachers as learners and leaders in their own classrooms. This unique book offers a powerful assets-based coaching framework that capitalizes on teachers’ strengths, internal motivation, and professional goals. The authors provide a useful analysis of popular theories and models that ground coaching and support intentional planning; tools and strategies to help you enact the framework through ongoing coaching cycles; and examples, vignettes, and transcripts to illustrate coaching in practice. Each chapter also includes opportunities for reflection and practice to guide you along the way. Appropriate for school-and district-based coaches of all levels of experience, this book will enable you to provide a more targeted, proactive learning experience for ongoing teacher growth. With an instructional framework designed to empower teachers, increased teacher professional capacity can be expected for lasting impact on students, classrooms, schools, and communities.

Empowering Teacher Leadership

Author : Jeremy D. Visone
ISBN : 9781000514438
Genre : Education
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This book explores how school leaders—both formal and informal—can create a supportive culture that leverages teamwork and empowers teachers to become leaders. By focusing on three foundational principles—empowerment, collegiality, and risk taking—schools can develop and enhance educators' capacity for success. With this practical resource, you will learn intentional and actionable strategies that empower participation in leadership at all levels through peer observation and team action planning. The book’s chapters explore how to create systems that support trusting relationships, inspire distributed leadership, provide a vehicle for teachers to learn from each other and take risks, and develop informal and formal teacher leaders. This book provides a positive and proactive approach to collaborative school leadership that will invigorate your school community to work together more effectively for improved student outcomes. Rich reflection questions in each chapter help readers conceptualize the information presented and take actionable steps toward improvement Additional tools are available online for easy download here: www.routledge.com/9781032040554.

Empowering Educators

Author : Patrick Alan Danaher
ISBN : 9781137515896
Genre : Education
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Educators cannot empower their students without being empowered themselves. This book presents a number of proven principles and successful strategies that have been demonstrated by rigorous research to be effective in assisting teachers to carry out their fundamental mission of helping their students to achieve significant learning outcomes.

Empowering Mathematics Learners Yearbook 2017 Association Of Mathematics Educators

Author : Kaur Berinderjeet
ISBN : 9789813224230
Genre : Education
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This book contributes towards the literature in the field of mathematics education, specifically on aspects of empowering learners of mathematics. The book, comprising eighteen chapters, written by renowned researchers in mathematics education, provides readers with approaches and applicable classroom strategies to empower learners of mathematics. The chapters in the book can be classified into four sections. The four sections focus on how learners could be empowered in their learning, cognitive and affective processes, through mathematical content, purposefully designed mathematical tasks, whilst developing 21st century competencies. Contents: Empowering Mathematics Learners (Berinderjeet Kaur & Lee Ngan Hoe)Empowering Learning in an Algebra Class: The Case of Expansion and Factorisation (Chua Boon Liang)Facilitating Students' Mathematical Noticing (Tan Liang Soon & Hang Kim Hoo)Empowering Junior College Students through the Educational Use of Graphics Calculators (Barry Kissane)Understanding Future Teachers' Mathematical Knowing to Overcome Double Discontinuities (Hyungmi Cho & Oh Nam Kwon)Developing Student Voice in the Mathematics Classroom (Glenda Anthony & Roberta Hunter)Empowering Mathematics Learners through Effective Memory Strategies (Wong Khoon Yoong)Empower Primary School Pupils to Use Representations to Solve Process Problems (Yeo Kai Kow Joseph)Empowering Mathematics Learners with Metacognitive Strategies in Problem Solving (Loh Mei Yoke & Lee Ngan Hoe)Mathematical Problem Solving: An Approach to Empowering Students in the Mathematics Classroom (Toh Tin Lam)Empowering Mathematics Learners through Exploratory Tasks (Ariyadi Wijaya)Use of Open and Guided Investigative Tasks to Empower Mathematics Learners (Joseph B W Yeo)Using Representations to Develop Mathematical Thinking (Palanisamy K Veloo & Parmjit Singh)Empowering Teachers to Use Open-Ended Real-World Tasks in Primary Mathematics Classrooms (Ng Kit Ee Dawn)ACISK Framework — A Tool for Empowering Mathematics Learners to be Self-Directed (Wong Lai Fong & Berinderjeet Kaur)Empowering Students through Inquiry (Steve Thornton)Developing Self-Regulated Learners in the Primary Mathematics Classroom (Cheng Lu Pien & Teong Ying Xi Theodora)Empowering Students' Learning through Mathematical Modelling (Chun Ming Eric Chan, Rashidah Vapumarican, Kaiwen Vanessa Oh, Huanjia Tracey Liu & Yew Hwee Seah) Readership: Graduate students, researchers, practitioners and teachers in mathematics.

Empowering The Voice Of The Teacher Researcher

Author : Roger Neilson Brindley
ISBN : 9781607099680
Genre : Education
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Empowering the Voice of the Teacher Researcher through a Culture of Inquiry is essentially a description of one school's initiatives to use collaborative communities and action research to empower teacher research and a culture of collective inquiry. It is written by teachers primarily for teachers and teacher educators. Because administrative support is foundational to the process, school and district administrators and staff developers will also be interested in reading about how this school's principal and assistant principal set the stage for developing their community of learners. What sets this text apart are the first-person accounts of teachers' experiences with action research as examples of profound possibilities for professional growth.

Motivating Students With Dyslexia

Author : Gad Elbeheri
ISBN : 9781000300222
Genre : Education
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Bursting with concise and clear advice, in this book Gad Elbeheri explores why motivation for pupils with dyslexia can drop, and how this can be addressed before it impacts on learning. Motivating Students with Dyslexia provides a variety of ideas for improving motivation, all one hundred tried and tested, and can be applied in the classroom immediately. With a focus on enhancing the skills and the self-sufficiency of teachers, this essential resource provides: An accessible summary of the theoretical groundings to motivation. A clear rationale of why particular strategies should be used. Advice on how to successfully plan, execute and evaluate learning at school and at home. Ideal for teachers and SENCos around the world who are looking to improve or diversify motivation techniques for students with dyslexia, this book is a brilliant toolkit of inspiring ideas for increasing motivation among students with dyslexia at all levels of education.

Teacher Burnout Turnaround Strategies For Empowered Educators

Author : Patricia A. Jennings
ISBN : 9780393714265
Genre : Education
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Hope for overcoming teacher burnout, from a mindfulness expert. Stress and burnout are eroding teachers’ motivation, performance, quality of classroom interactions, and relationships with students, as well as their commitment to the profession. Principals are leaving in droves, and teacher shortages are becoming the new normal. Our teachers are underappreciated and our schools underresourced. But, as the author of Mindfulness for Teachers and The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom points out, educators themselves have the power to alter this downward spiral. Educational psychologist Tish Jennings presents a matrix of stress-causing factors that lead to burnout, and shows how teachers can tackle the sources of stress at each pressure point. From the development of social and emotional competencies—so important to teachers and students alike—to the achievement of systemic change through collective efficacy, she offers hope and practical remedies for overcoming a toxic trend in education.

Teacher Empowerment Through Curriculum Development

Author : Arend E. Carl
ISBN : 0702177512
Genre : Education
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"Teacher Empowerment through Curriculum Development: Theory into Practice encourages the empowerment and involvement of teachers in the curriculum development process. This updated third edition is a must for every teacher who acknowledges the need for empowerment and wishes to contribute to the process of curriculum development in a changing South Africa." --Book Jacket.

Influence Of Teacher Empowerment And Teaching Effectiveness On Their Quality Of Work Life

Author : Dr. Manju N. D and Dr. Sheela G
ISBN : 9781304660800
Genre : Art
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Work takes up a major share of everyone’s life since it is necessary for an individual’s livelihood. In today’s modern world a large chunk of people’s life is spent at work. People spend around one third of their life at their work place. This enormous part of life time spent at work should give satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment for having worked purposefully, constructively, and fruitfully. Working is a critical activity for the preservation of personal health and is important for human beings. It also serves as an energizer for personal identity and boosts the self-esteem of men and women as they take up meaningful work. It also develops a sense of identity, dignity, and worth. Achievement of a meaningful result assists an individual in growing and actualizing his full potential. It improves the conditions of life of a community. While working, an individual is exerting an effort in order to make something, to achieve something, or to produce a desired effect. For human beings, “to be able to do something” means to make it visible that “I”, as the subject, is active in the world, that “I” exist. Working is a meaningful way to prove one’s existence, and hopefully, that it is worth to be lived.

Teacher Empowerment Toward Professional Development And Practices

Author : Ismail Hussein Amzat
ISBN : 9789811041518
Genre : Education
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This book gathers a range of contributions from researchers and practitioners across borders with an emphasis on theoretical arguments and empirical data concerning teacher empowerment. It propels readers to explore powerful teaching practices that can further advance the profession as a continuing priority in the system when appropriately utilized. Further, it strives to capture teachers’ readiness to improve their professional skills and responsive practices as a form of accountability for their teaching and students’ learning, two aspects that are increasingly being judged by various stakeholders. The book argues that teachers’ autonomous participation and engagement in relevant decision-making activities and equitable access to continuing professional development opportunities are and should remain major priorities.

Sustaining Teacher Leadership

Author : Linda Dawson Gonzales
ISBN : 0761823956
Genre : Education
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Sustaining Teacher Leadership describes a model for linking leadership and learning and identifies six components necessary for enabling a culture for teacher leadership: learning, valuing, nurturing, supporting, sharing, and coaching. The model is based on an historical review of artifacts from earlier qualitative studies, which report on eight years of a middle school's restructuring and restructuring experiences. The book also describes the development of a learning culture and five teachers' identification with a democratic teacher-leadership style. Five teacher-leader participants with full time teaching responsibilities were selected from teachers who had participated for four or more years in the enabling school culture and transferred together to a newly opening school.

Democratic Science Teaching Building The Expertise To Empower Low Income Minority Youth In Science

Author : Sreyashi Jhumki Basu
ISBN : 9789460913709
Genre : Science
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Democratic science pedagogy has the potential to shape learning outcomes and science engagement by taking on directly issues of pedagogy, learning, and social justice. In this text we provide a framework for democratic science teaching in order to interrogate the purposes and goals of science education in classrooms globally, as well as to call attention to ways of being in the classroom that position teachers and students as important and powerful participants in their own learning and as change-agents of a larger global society. We develop three core conceptual tools for democratic science teaching, that together frame ways of thinking and being in classrooms that work towards a more just world: Voice, Authority, and Critical Science Literacy. Each conceptual tool is developed in the introductory chapters then taken up in different pedagogical and analytic ways in the chapters that span the text. The chapters present researcher, teacher, and student centered lenses for investigating democratic science education and reflect elementary through high school education, both in school and out of school, in the US and globally.

Empowering Educators

Author : Patrick Alan Danaher
ISBN : 9781137515896
Genre : Education
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Educators cannot empower their students without being empowered themselves. This book presents a number of proven principles and successful strategies that have been demonstrated by rigorous research to be effective in assisting teachers to carry out their fundamental mission of helping their students to achieve significant learning outcomes.

Elementary Schooling For Critical Democracy

Author : Jesse Goodman
ISBN : 0791408590
Genre : Education
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This book examines the way in which elementary schooling can be used as a means to encourage critical democracy in the United States. It focuses primarily on the dialectical tensions and issues that emerge from the conflicting values of individuality and community through a portrayal of an independent elementary school committed to democratic education.

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