Making Large Schools Work The Advantages Of Small Schools

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Making Large Schools Work

Making Large Schools Work Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Shapiro
Editor: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607091178
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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.

Combat Zone

Combat Zone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Shapiro
Editor: IAP
ISBN: 1641133511
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Although in plain sight daily, a highly successful war against the public schools has been hidden in the shadows of public consciousness. Only very recently have several people written articles about this war, with the only book calling it a war being written in 2002. Neither the public nor educators have become aware of the far-reaching extent and effectiveness of this war. This book treats this war as part of an extensive social movement that is conducting wars also against government and science, as well as against women, immigrants, the poor (but not against poverty), and, certainly, against unions. However, the book focuses on the war against the public schools. It sets the stage in Chapter One, Checklist for Destroying Public Education, followed by Chapter Two, How the War Plays Out on the Battlefield – Seven Examples that illustrate and prove the thesis. One example involves a private for-profit company that took over a school district in Michigan, but found that they couldn’t make a profit running the high school. So what did they do? They simply closed it, leaving the students high and dry. We provide a chapter analyzing the considerable profits being made by entrepreneurs, businessmen, politicians, testing companies and charter schools. We then describe and analyze the overt and covert attacks on our kids, on teachers and on public schools, such as the clever idea of grading schools A, B, C, D, or F, thereby undermining public confidence in their local schools. We focus on the arsenal of weapons aimed at the public schools, such as privatization, intrusion of politicians into educational decision-making, vouchers, using merit pay and Value-Added Models (VAMs) to evaluate teachers, charter schools, extremely intensive testing, the standards movement, etc. We look at unintended consequences and conclude with attempts at peaceful resolutions and developing reconciliation strategies.

Education Under Siege

Education Under Siege Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Shapiro
Editor: R&L Education
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This book analyzes each major reform--No Child Left Behind, Common Core State Standards, grading schools, evaluating teachers, failing students, vouchers, charters, online virtual charters-- and finds them seriously wanting. We conclude with reforms that work actually helping teachers, kids, parents and communities.

Creating Small Schools

Creating Small Schools Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan French,Mary Atkinson,Leah Rugen
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294275
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Offers school leaders lessons, case studies, practical tools, advice, vignettes, and step-by-step instructions for developing new schools or converting existing ones, plus guidance for forging partnerships with the community.

School Size Effects Revisited

School Size Effects Revisited Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hans Luyten,Maria Hendriks,Jaap Scheerens
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319068148
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School Size Effects Revisited by Hans Luyten,Maria Hendriks,Jaap Scheerens Summary

This book provides a thorough review of the research literature on the effect of school size in primary and secondary education on three types of outcomes: student achievement, non-cognitive outcomes and costs per student. Based on 84 scientific publications and several prior reviews, the book discusses four main areas: the impact of school size on cognitive learning outcomes and non-cognitive outcomes; the "state of the art" of empirical research on economies of size; the direct and indirect impact of school size, conditioned by other school context variables on student performance and the specific position of the Netherlands in an international perspective. The book presents summaries of the results and main conclusions found and discusses these with respect to their relevance for educational policy in general and for the Netherlands in particular. The book concludes with suggestions for future research on school size.

How Successful Schools Work

How Successful Schools Work Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rona Tutt,Paul Williams
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446263851
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How Successful Schools Work by Rona Tutt,Paul Williams Summary

Inside this book are case studies of cutting edge best practice from inspirational heads and school leaders doing excellent work in schools. They all illustrate how the role, and style, of school leadership is changing. By looking at what attracts teachers to leadership roles, and how they use their power, this book examines innovative leadership in action. The authors look at the characteristics of innovative school leaders, and reflect on how these people work. An appetite for challenge, a desire for a sense of well-being for all those involved in the school and its development and an ability to flex their style of leadership all emerge as core factors in their success. Topics covered include: - the changing role of school leaders - leading inclusive environments - the power of innovative leadership - identifying the challenges ahead The perfect read for anyone wanting to make a difference to their school or setting, this book will show you how it is done. Rona Tutt is Past President of the National Association of Headteachers, now working as an Educational Consultant. Paul Williams is a very experienced Head Teacher, based in London, who has held a number of leadership roles.

Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant Societies

Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant Societies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Raymond Firth,B.S. Yamey
Editor: Routledge
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Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant Societies by Raymond Firth,B.S. Yamey Summary

The formation and management of capital are among the central issues in economic growth, especially in 'under-developed' countries, and form the main theme in this volume. The societies examined vary widely, both geographically and also in terms of types of social and economic structures. First published in 1964.

How to Succeed in College and Beyond

How to Succeed in College and Beyond Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel R. Schwarz
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118974824
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How to Succeed in College and Beyond is an insightful, inspired guide to the undergraduate experience that helps students balance the joy of learning with the necessity of career preparation. Features a wealth of advice for getting the most from an undergraduate education, especially inthe areas of arts and humanities, written by an experienced educator and mentor Covers the entire undergraduate experience, from high school preparation, applications,financial aid, each undergraduate year from freshman to senior, junior year abroad course selection, and extra-curricular activities, to independent study, honors essays, graduate school, dissertations, and career searches Discusses the benefits of pursuing an arts and humanities degree including how to write effectively, speak articulately, and think critically and discusses how to balance the joy and practicality of education in terms of getting vocationally-focused qualifications. Packed with information that is as helpful to students as it is to their parents, teachers, and advisors, this guide is a indispensible resource for prospective and present undergraduates

Japanese Lessons

Japanese Lessons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gail R. Benjamin
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 081478612X
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Gail R. Benjamin reaches beyond predictable images of authoritarian Japanese educators and automaton schoolchildren to show the advantages and disadvantages of a system remarkably different from the American one... --The New York Times Book Review Americans regard the Japanese educational system and the lives of Japanese children with a mixture of awe and indignance. We respect a system that produces higher literacy rates and superior math skills, but we reject the excesses of a system that leaves children with little free time and few outlets for creativity and self-expression. In Japanese Lessons, Gail R. Benjamin recounts her experiences as a American parent with two children in a Japanese elementary school. An anthropologist, Benjamin successfully weds the roles of observer and parent, illuminating the strengths of the Japanese system and suggesting ways in which Americans might learn from it. With an anthropologist's keen eye, Benjamin takes us through a full year in a Japanese public elementary school, bringing us into the classroom with its comforting structure, lively participation, varied teaching styles, and non-authoritarian teachers. We follow the children on class trips and Sports Days and through the rigors of summer vacation homework. We share the experiences of her young son and daughter as they react to Japanese schools, friends, and teachers. Through Benjamin we learn what it means to be a mother in Japan--how minute details, such as the way mothers prepare lunches for children, reflect cultural understandings of family and education. Table of Contents Acknowledgments 1. Getting Started 2. Why Study Japanese Education? 3. Day-to-Day Routines 4. Together at School, Together in Life 5. A Working Vacation and Special Events 6. The Three R's, Japanese Style 7. The Rest of the Day 8. Nagging, Preaching, and Discussions 9. Enlisting Mothers' Efforts 10. Education in Japanese Society 11. Themes and Suggestions 12. Sayonara Appendix. Reading and Writing in Japanese References Index

The Egyptian Women and Higher Eduacation (1908-1952). Women's Struggle from Academic Deprivation to Community Leadership

The Egyptian Women and Higher Eduacation (1908-1952). Women's Struggle from Academic Deprivation to Community Leadership Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mostafa Shaker
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The Egyptian Women and Higher Eduacation (1908-1952). Women's Struggle from Academic Deprivation to Community Leadership by Mostafa Shaker Summary

Master's Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Women Studies / Gender Studies, , language: English, abstract: The Egyptian woman has played an important role, politically, socially, scientifically and culturally, since the ancient Egyptian state. On the political aspect, she was appointed as a queen, socially, she considered as the other half of the society, on the scientific aspect, there were female scientists who got the appreciate of the world and on the cultural side, the woman kept in pace with the man in all intellectual activities. The history had witnessed a period of religious fanaticism which was transferred by the society to what was called as "Al Harem Era" which had the greatest effect on retarding the woman's role in all fields of life. However, through the cultural and civilizational communication that resulted from the Egyptian relations with the west countries through the French occupation in 1798 and the educational missions during Mohammed Ali's era, the callings began gradually for bringing the woman back to her natural status through calling for her education, her freedom and her equality to the man. Mohammed Ali was the first one who entered the Egyptian woman into the education, even that the most successful experiences were in Ismail's era. Then, these callings increased, the books were issued and the feminist newspapers were established, and accordingly, the girls joined to the schools and their numbers had greatly increased. As a result, new generation of the educated women appeared who dedicated themselves to call for equality and getting their full rights. Those women also called for joining the woman to the university and established the feminist department at the university to get the woman a new type of the education which opens all closed doors before her. The study period is considered as one of the most important periods in the history of the Egyptian woman, since the beginning of her joining to the university education until the end of the royal family era during which the woman got her full educational and scientific rights. This study has depended on the historical gradualism for the events; it began from the oldest to the modernist with explaining all events surrounding the events which affected in supporting or hampering the experiment of the higher education for the Egyptian woman. This study was divided into a preliminary chapter, four chapters and conclusion.


AKASHVANI Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Publications Division (India),New Delhi
Editor: Publications Division (India),New Delhi
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"Akashvani" (English ) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO ,it was formerly known as The Indian Listener.It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists.It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 december, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio,New Delhi.In 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: Akashvani LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 08/02/1959 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 52 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XXIV, No. 6. BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 2, 4-42, 49,50 ARTICLE: 1. Work School, The King-Pin Of Education 2. Guardians And Servants AUTHOR: 1. Dr. Zakir Hussain 2. Prof. Sathi An Athaier KEYWORDS : The problem, basic principles,highest moral entity,a moral experience,work school, education’s business,basic educationwallah,verily autonomous,mechanical work,honest course,third aim,lower age-groups, serious heart searching,the minimum, sense of oneness Ignorant judges,sanctum sanctorum,British judieiary,experts & laymen,age of Akbar,conclusion Document ID : APE-1958 (J-J) Vol-1-06 Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matter published in this and other AIR journals.For reproduction previous permission is essential.


AKASHVANI Pdf/ePub eBook Author: All India Radio (AIR), New Delhi
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"Akashvani" (English) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO, it was formerly known as The Indian Listener. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them, take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service, Bombay, started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in English, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio, New Delhi. From 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later, The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) w.e.f. January 5, 1958. It was made fortnightly journal again w.e.f July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: AKASHVANI LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE, MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 28 MARCH, 1976 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 59 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XLI. No. 13 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED (PAGE NOS): 15-58 ARTICLE: 1. Labyrinth of Language 2. Nehru Yuvak Kendra 3. Medical Aid To Villages 4. Indo-Soviet Relations 5. Book Review 6.The Bane of Dowry System AUTHOR: A. A. Ramesh Choudhary 2. Ramakrishna Zuwarkar 3. Dr. Sohan Singh 4. Saral Patra 5. S. N. Kumar 6. Mrs. Shyamala Krishna KEYWORDS : 1. Ornamentation, Sanskrit, Matter of Taste, Simplification, Necessity of Labyrinth. 2. Chananelising Youth Force,Minimum Programme, Bold Experiment. 4. Father of Bengali Stage. Community of Interests, Indian Positions, Bilateral Exchange. 5. Two English Women In India,Half a Century, About India. Mountbatten,The Dragon's Teeth Forgotten. 6. Vicious System, Unhappy consequences Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matters published in this “AKASHVANI” and other AIR journals. For reproduction previous permission is essential.

Making it relevant

Making it relevant Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Nentwig,David Waddington
Editor: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830965079
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'Teaching in context' has become an accepted, and often welcomed, way of teaching science in both primary and secondary schools. The conference organised by IPN and the University of York Science Education Group, Context-based science curricula, drew on the experience of over 40 science educators and 10 projects. The book is arranged in four parts. Part A consists of two papers, one on situated learning and the other on implementation of new curricula. Part B contains descriptions of five major curricula in different countries, why they were introduced, how they were developed and implemented and evaluation results. Part C gives descriptions of three projects that are of smaller scale and their materials are used as interventions in other more conventional curricula. There is also a contribution on some fundamental research where modules of work are written to examine how best to design context-based curricula. Finally, Part D consist of two chapters, one summarising some of the findings that came out of the chapters in the three earlier parts and the second looks at the future.

Schooling for Tomorrow Demand-Sensitive Schooling? Evidence and Issues

Schooling for Tomorrow Demand-Sensitive Schooling? Evidence and Issues Pdf/ePub eBook Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
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Schooling for Tomorrow Demand-Sensitive Schooling? Evidence and Issues by OECD Summary

Examines and clarifies the concept of demand-sensitive schooling and presents international evidence to reveal attitudes and expectations regarding demand-sensitive schooling.

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Wedekind
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408157160
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A Student Edition of Wedekind's classic 1891 expressionist play about adolescent sexuality. Wedekind's notorious play Spring Awakening influenced a whole trend of modern drama and remains relevant to today's society, exploring the oppression and rebellion of adolescents among draconian parents and morals. This seminal work looks at the conflict between repressive adulthood and teenage sexual longings in a provincial German town. Highly controversial and with themes of sexuality, social attitudes and adolescence, the play is a popular and provocative text for study, especially at undergraduate level. This translation by Edward Bond and Elisabeth Bond Pablé first brought the play to English audiences when it premiered at the National Theatre in 1974. Receiving high praise ('scrupulously faithful both to Wedekind's irony and his poetry.' The Times), this version is now considered to be the definitive English translation. This Student Edition features expert and helpful annotation, including a scene-by-scene summary, a detailed commentary on the dramatic, social and political context, and on the themes, characters, language and structure of the play, as well as a list of suggested reading and questions for further study and a review of performance history.

Fundamentals of Plan Making

Fundamentals of Plan Making Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward J. Jepson, Jr.,Jerry Weitz
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000283070
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Fundamentals of Plan Making by Edward J. Jepson, Jr.,Jerry Weitz Summary

Urban and regional planning programs aspire to prepare practitioners to write and implement comprehensive plans. Yet, academic planning programs often place greater emphasis on theory than practice. To help address this gap, Fundamentals of Plan Making gives planning students an understanding of research and methods of analysis that apply to comprehensive planning. Its informative text and examples will help students develop familiarity with various data sources and acquire the knowledge and ability to conduct basic planning analyses such as population projections, housing needs assessments, development impact analyses, and land-use plans. Students will also learn how to implement the various citizen participation methods used by planners and develop an appreciation of the values and roles of practicing planners. In this revised second edition, Edward Jepson and Jerry Weitz bring their extensive experience as practicing planners and teaching faculty to give planning students the practical, hands-on tools they need to create and implement real plans and policies. With an entirely new census data set, expanded discussions of sustainability and other topics, as well as new online resources—including a companion website—the book is now more accessible and more informative, and its updated chapters on transportation, housing, environment, economic development, and other core planning elements also make it a handy reference for planning practitioners.

The Englishman's Food

The Englishman's Food Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Wilbraham,J.C. Drummond
Editor: Random House
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The Englishman's Food by Anne Wilbraham,J.C. Drummond Summary

Medieval gardens; cookshops; spices; ale, beer, wine and spirits; the food of peasants, labourers, townspeople, the wealthy, the poor and the country gentleman; fish, meat and game; the feeding of infants, children; dairy products; vitamins, proteins, fat and fibre; the adulteration of food; the four bottle man; bread; poaching; tea, coffee and chocolate; food in schools and institutions; sugar and sweetmeats; root crops; the agricultural revolution; the importance of 'white meats', the vegetarian diet; menus and recipes. . . The Englishman's Food was first published in 1939, fully revised in 1957 and now appears with a new updating introduction. A ground-breaking book, it is a fascinating and authoritative survey of food production, consumption, fashions and follies over a period of five hundred years. Reprinted with a new introduction by food editor Tom Jaine.

The Changing Public Sector: A Practical Management Guide

The Changing Public Sector: A Practical Management Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malcolm Prowle
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 131703886X
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The Changing Public Sector: A Practical Management Guide by Malcolm Prowle Summary

The public sector in the UK has undergone radical change over the last two decades. Consequently, managers and service professionals have had to adopt new ways of working and acquire a wide range of new managerial skills to deal with the changes that have taken place. The continuing process of change in the public sector also means that these managerial skills need to be continually maintained and developed. This book provides comprehensive coverage of public sector management approaches covering: ¢ Strategy ¢ Finance ¢ Human resources ¢ Marketing ¢ Quality ¢ Information systems. Thus it provides managers, professionals and students with a clear understanding of the main elements of each aspect of management as applied in public sector organizations. The book also outlines the ongoing changes which will impact on public sector organizations in the future and discusses the implications of these changes for public sector management methods.

Handbook of the Economics of Education

Handbook of the Economics of Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric A Hanushek,F. Welch
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080465676
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Handbook of the Economics of Education by Eric A Hanushek,F. Welch Summary

The Handbooks in Economics series continues to provide the various branches of economics with handbooks which are definitive reference sources, suitable for use by professional researchers, advanced graduate students, or by those seeking a teaching supplement. With contributions from leading researchers, each Handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of the current state of the topic under examination. These surveys summarize the most recent discussions in journals, and elucidate new developments. Although original material is also included, the main aim of this series is the provision of comprehensive and accessible surveys *Every volume contains contributions from leading researchers *Each Handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of a particular topic *The series provides comprehensive and accessible surveys

The Limits of Policy Change

The Limits of Policy Change Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael T. Hayes
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589014499
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Michael Hayes offers a vigorous defense of incrementalism: the theory that the policymaking process typically should involve bargaining, delay, compromise, and, therefore, incremental change. Incrementalism, he argues, is one result of a checks-and-balances system in which politicians may disagree over what we want to achieve as a nation or what policies would best achieve shared goals. Many political scientists have called for reforms that would facilitate majority rule and more radical policy change by strengthening the presidency at the expense of Congress. But Hayes develops policy typologies and analyzes case studies to show that the policy process works best when it conforms to the tenets of incrementalism. He contends that because humans are fallible, politics should work through social processes to achieve limited ends and to ameliorate—rather than completely solve—social problems. Analyzing the evolution of air pollution policy, the failure of President Clinton’s health care reform in 1994, and the successful effort at welfare reform in 1995-96, Hayes calls for changes that would make incrementalism work better by encouraging a more balanced struggle among social interests and by requiring political outcomes to conform to the rule of law. Written for students and specialists in politics, public policy, and public administration, The Limits of Policy Change examines in detail a central issue in democratic theory.