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Making Schools Work

Author : Willard R. Daggett
ISBN : 132801231X
Genre : Education
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Why are some districts and schools capable of making systemwide changes that align education to the demands of the twenty-first century, while others stay stuck in the past? Why aren't more schools innovating and keeping pace with the rapidly changing world in which tomorrow's adults will live and work? These are the questions to which Dr. Bill Daggett--nationally recognized education thought leader and advisor to education, government, and business leaders--has devoted his career. He learned early on that answers to these questions are not static; they must evolve as the world evolves around us. In Making Schools Work: A Vision for College and Career Ready Learning, Dr. Daggett shares his latest observations of educators taking bold steps to instruct students for this century--one shaped by technological advancements and globalization. These educators grasp that they must prepare students not just for college, but also for careers--careers that are yet to exist. Educators at today's most rapidly improving schools understand that a future-focused vision is fundamental to making student-centered decisions systemwide. Dr. Daggett outlines the six core values that underpin the vision at these leading-edge schools, as well as frameworks to fold them into your own district, school, and classrooms. Students remain our most important focus and our greatest hope for a better future. In a changing and often confusing world, Making Schools Work shows the way forward.

Making Schools Work

Author : William G. Ouchi
ISBN : 1439108102
Genre : Education
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Introducing a bold, persuasive new argument into the national debate over education, Dr. William Ouchi describes a revolutionary approach to creating successful public schools. This program has produced significant, lasting improvements in the school districts where it has already been implemented. Drawing on the results of a landmark study of 223 schools in six cities, a project that Ouchi supervised and that was funded in part by the National Science Foundation, Making Schools Work shows that a school's educational performance may be most directly affected by how the school is managed. Ouchi's 2001-2002 study examined innovative school systems in Edmonton (Canada), Seattle, and Houston, and compared them with the three largest traditional school systems: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Researchers discovered that the schools that consistently performed best also had the most decentralized management systems, in which autonomous principals -- not administrators in a central office -- controlled school budgets and personnel hiring policies. They were fully responsible and fully accountable for the performance of their schools. With greater freedom and flexibility to shape their educational programs, hire specialists as needed, and generally determine the direction of their school, the best principals will act as entrepreneurs, says Ouchi. Those who do poorly are placed under the supervision of successful principals, who assume responsibility for the failing schools. An essential component of this management approach is the Weighted Student Formula, a budgetary tool whereby every student is evaluated and assessed a certain dollar value in educational services (a non-English-speaking or autistic student, or one from a low-income family, for example, would receive a higher dollar value than a middle-class student with no special needs). Families have the freedom to choose among public schools, and when schools must compete for students, good schools flourish while those that do poorly literally go out of business. Such accountability has long worked for religious and independent schools, where parents pay a premium for educational performance. Making Schools Work shows how the same approach can be adapted to public schools. The book also provides guidelines for parents on how to evaluate a school and make sure their child is getting the best education possible. Revolutionary yet practical, Making Schools Work shows that positive educational reform is within reach and, indeed, already happening in schools across the country.

Making Schools Work

Author : Eric A. Hanushek
ISBN : 0815717687
Genre : Political Science
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Educational reform is a big business in the United States. Parents, educators, and policymakers generally agree that something must be done to improve schools, but the consensus ends there. The myriad of reform documents and policy discussions that have appeared over the past decade have not helped to pinpoint exactly what should be done. The case for investment in education is an economic one: schooling improves the productivity and earnings of individuals and promotes stronger economic growth and better functioning of society. Recent trends in schooling have, however, lessened the value of society's investments as costs have risen dramatically while student performance has stayed flat or even fallen. The task is to improve performance while controlling costs. This book is the culmination of extensive discussions among a panel of economists led by Eric Hanushek. They conclude that economic considerations have been entirely absent from the development of educational policies and that economic reality is sorely needed in discussions of new policies. The book outlines an improvement plan that emphasizes changing incentives in schools and gathering information about effective approaches. Available research and analysis demonstrates that current central decisionmaking has worked poorly. Concentrating on inputs such as pupil-teacher ratios or teacher graduate degrees appears quite inferior to systems that directly reward performance. Nonetheless, since experience with such alternatives is very limited, a program of extensive evaluation appears to be in order. Attempts to institute radical change on the basis of currently available information involve substantial risks of failure. Many people today find proposals such as charter schools, expanded use of merit pay, or educational vouchers to be appealing. Yet there is little evidence of their effectiveness, and widespread adoption of these proposals is sure to run into substantial problems of implementation. Instead of choosing the "right" approach, this book advocates a more systematic approach of experimentation, evaluation, and change. In addition to Hanushek, the contributors are Charles S. Benson, University of California, Berkeley; Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University; Dean T. Jamison, UCLA: Henry M. Levin, Stanford University; Rebecca A. Maynard, University of Pennsylvania; Richard J. Murnane, Harvard University; Steven G. Rivkin, Amherst College; Richard H. Sabot, Williams College; Lewis C. Solmon, Milken Institute for Job and Capital Formation; Anita A. Summers, University of Pennsylvania; Finis Welch, Texas A&M University; and Barbara L. Wolfe, University of Wisconsin.

Making Schools Work

Author : Robert N. Kearney
ISBN : 9780429720505
Genre : Education
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Making Schools Work

Author : Robert Benjamin
ISBN : UOM:39015000642895
Genre : Education, Elementary
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Making Schools Work

Author : Barbara Bruns
ISBN : 9780821386804
Genre : Education
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"This book is about the threats to education quality in the developing world that cannot be explained by lack of resources. It reviews the observed phenomenon of service delivery failures in public education: cases where programs and policies increase the inputs to education but do not produce effective services where it counts - in schools and classrooms. It documents what we know about the extent and costs of such failures across low and middle-income countries. And it further develops the conceptual model posited in the World Development Report 2004: that a root cause of low-quality and inequitable public services - not only in education - is the weak accountability of providers to both their supervisors and clients.The central focus of the book, however, is a new story. It is that developing countries are increasingly adopting innovative strategies to attack these problems. Drawing on new evidence from 22 rigorous impact evaluations across 11 developing countries, this book examines how three key strategies to strengthen accountability relationships in developing country school systems have affected school enrollment, completion and student learning. The book reviews the motivation and global context for education reforms aimed at strengthening provider accountability. It provides the rationally and synthesizes the evidence on the impacts of three key lines of reform: (1) policies that use the power of information to strengthen the ability of clients of education services (students and their parents) to hold providers accountable for results; (2) policies that promote school-based management?that is increase schools? autonomy to make key decisions and control resources, often empowering parents to play a larger role; (3) teacher incentives reforms that specifically aim at making teachers more accountable for results, either by making contract tenure dependent on performance, or offering performance-linked pay. The book summarizes the lessons learned, draws cautious conclusions about possible complementarities across different types of accountability-focused reforms if they are implemented in tandem, considers issues related to scaling up reform efforts and the political economy of reform, and suggests directions for future work."

Making Schools Work For Every Child

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ISBN : OSU:32435069815264
Genre : Educational equalization
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The Queen Of Education

Author : LouAnne Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015060367813
Genre : Education
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Offers the author's ideas about the public education system, addressing the impacts of large classes, poor facilities, junk food, detention, and standardized testing, and calls for emphasis on students and not ease of administration.

Making Schools Work

Author : William K. Poston
ISBN : OCLC:1200475136
Genre : School management and organization
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Making Schools Work For Children In Poverty

Author : Commission on Chapter 1
ISBN : STANFORD:36105061902909
Genre : Children with social disabilities
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Successful Schools Power To The Schools

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ISBN : OCLC:29293442
Genre : Curriculum planning
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Making Schools Work For Underachieving Minority Students

Author : University of California, Los Angeles Center for Research on evaluatio
ISBN : 0313268894
Genre : Education
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Americans are seeking education reform, particularly for the underachieving minority student. Many programs have been developed but are not yet validated. This contributed volume, based on a national conference, shares the best of what is presently known and deliberates on implications for research, policy, and practice. Topics include: creating effective programs, reducing dropout rates, preparing students for secondary and postsecondary success, helping limited English proficient students, and improving teacher quality. Focus is placed on promotion of dialogue and collaboration and improvement of evaluation and testing methods.

Making Schools Work

Author : Carolyn R. Hodges
ISBN : UCSC:32106016558113
Genre : Education
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When talking about marginality and «otherness», one must always ask, marginal to what? Other to whom? Complex issues of identity construction have been the focus of research on students who, whether based on race, gender, class, or ability, define themselves or are defined as being on the margins of school life. Making Schools Work examines this question in its presentation of the results of a longitudinal study of academic achievement and pre-college enrichment. Discussions focus on how students construct their identities with regard to race because of the history of problems associated with race relations in educational settings. Using case studies and observational data, the book presents findings on a group of adolescents defined as «at risk» - inside, but on the margins of educational institutions.

Making Schools Matter

Author : Satu Repo
ISBN : 1550286242
Genre : Education
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Introduction (Satu Repo) Part I - A Canadian Curriculum Chapter 1 Curriculum and Teaching in Canada: The Missing Centre - Robin Matthews Chapter 2 Nationalism, Citizenship and Curriculum - Ken Osborne

Culture Style And The Educative Process

Author : Barbara J. Shade
ISBN : 0398067473
Genre : Education
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There is growing concern that an increasing number of students of different ethnic backgrounds are not performing to their maximum potential within the current classroom setting. The societal and economic implications of such a situation are staggering. A country cannot survive if a large percentage of its citizens are uneducated, unproductive and noncontributing. This updated and revised Second Edition focuses primarily on African-American, Mexican-American, American Indians, and the Hmong from Southeast Asia as these populations seem to be experiencing the most difficulty, academically. It is hoped this timely book will help the reader better understand how culturally-induced styles ultimately influence academic performance and how the teaching-learning process can accommodate these styles.

Making Schools Work For New Mexico Kids 2006 Annual Report

Author : New Mexico State Department. of Education, Santa Fe
ISBN : OCLC:1064144163
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This report introduces the New Mexico Public Education Department's executive staff and 2006 annual report. Areas reported include: (1) Academic Rigor and Accountability; (2) Closing the Achievement Gap; (3) School Readiness; (4) Quality Teachers; (5) Parent and Community Involvement; (6) Investing in 21st Century Classrooms; (7) Building College and Workforce Readiness; (8) Facts and Figures for 2006 and (9) Looking Forward. (Contains 10 tables.).

Making School Choice Work For All Families

Author : John E. Coons
ISBN : STANFORD:36105062048934
Genre : Education and state
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Making City Schools Work What We Know What It Takes United States Department Of Education

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ISBN : OCLC:62440047
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Making Large Schools Work

Author : Arthur Shapiro
ISBN : 9781607091172
Genre : Education
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This book lays out very practical approaches to making our ever-increasingly large schools work more effectively. By closely analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of large schools, the author can provide effective tools and strategies for dealing with them.

Improving The Implementation Of The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

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ISBN : IND:30000042421465
Genre : Children with disabilities
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