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Miao, Zhenzhen; Reynolds, David – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
"The Effectiveness of Mathematics Teaching in Primary Schools: Lessons from England and China" provides a unique insight into the mathematics classrooms of these two countries and arrives at a time when the world is eager to know how Chinese learners consistently excel at learning mathematics and other core subjects. Showcasing the kinds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Cultural Differences
Short, Donn – University of British Columbia Press, 2017
"Am I safe here?" LGBTQ students ask this question every day within the school system. This book shines a light on the marginalization and bullying faced by LGBTQ youth, offering a new conceptualization of school safety. Donn Short treats students as the experts on what happens in their schools, giving them a chance to speak for…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Bullying, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
US Department of Education, 2014
Developing positive school climates and improving school discipline policies and practices are critical steps to raising academic achievement and supporting student success. However, there is no single formula for doing so. Rather, the growing body of research and best practices in the field should inform locally developed approaches to improving…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Discipline, Prevention
Howell, Leanne L., Ed.; Lewis, Chance W., Ed.; Carter, Norvella, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Yes We Can: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform is a empirically-based book on urban education reform to not only proclaim that hope is alive for urban schools, but to also produce a body of literature that examines current practices and then offer practical implications for all involved in this arduous task. This book is…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Test Results
Wilson, Leslie Walker – Eye on Education, 2006
Each of the chapters in this unique book was written expressly for each major stakeholder group in a school, tailored to their varied needs and experiences. Each chapter contains a set of inter-related practical activities so that each group focuses on the same goals and supports the others. No other book on school improvement includes a chapter…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Schools, Educational Improvement, Principals
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2005
The "comprehensive" high schools that now educate almost all young people in Colorado and elsewhere in the United States were designed in a different era for a different economy. American comprehensive high schools were intended to provide a basic education in reading, writing, and arithmetic, preparing most students for work and some…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Choice, Teaching Methods, African Americans
Lerman, James – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2004
Those who are striving to improve schools, are educational leaders. Formal position, or what kind of school they are trying to make better does not matter, it's the effort to improve schools that puts them in a leadership position. Parents, teachers, students, administrators, graduate students, elected and appointed officials, agency staff, and…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Internet, Leadership, Web Sites
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education. – 1993
This guide was developed to help administrators, teachers, students, parents, and the business community understand and implement tech prep programs in South Carolina. (Tech prep is a major restructuring strategy designed to meet the needs of students who want to function effectively in a technological workplace and to ensure that students are…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning