ERIC Number: ED358534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
ZAPP! in Education: How Empowerment Can Improve the Quality of Instruction, and Student and Teacher Satisfaction.
Byham, William C.; And Others
In a previous book entitled "Zapp! The Lightening of Empowerment", a new system for motivating employees and improving productivity in a corporate setting was presented. This book adapts that empowerment guide to the classroom with workable, hands-on suggestions to help educators motivate their students and themselves. Empowerment in education means getting students to take responsibility for their own progress by involving them in decision making; encouraging them to think for themselves; and fostering trust, creativity, and a hunger for new challenges. However, teachers first must empower themselves if they are to empower students. Written as a fable, this book offers a step-by-step description of the empowerment process at a fictional middle school and equips educators with skills needed for various situations, such as administration, class projects, and teacher-student meetings. The final part describes how empowerment can occur in a school district. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Unity, Participative Decision Making, Productivity, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Student Responsibility, Teacher Participation
DDI International, 1225 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017 ($10).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A