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Taff, Derrick; Dvorak, Robert G.; Dawson, Chad P.; McCool, Stephen F.; Appel, Peter A. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2016
Over the past 50 years, an evolution has occurred in the instruction of wilderness professionals and practitioners within the higher education realm. The National Wilderness Conference, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, provided a timely opportunity to discuss the current and future role of higher education and wilderness…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Professional Education, Outdoor Education, Educational History
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LaSalle, Daniel – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
In this article, northeast Philadelphia teacher Daniel LaSalle describes the transition and struggle of leaving his past students and adjusting to a new school. He concludes that the highly contextualized knowledge of how to navigate, and be accepted in, a school culture is not something found in the latest journal articles or books on education.…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Students
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Arbaugh, Fran; Ball, Deborah Loewenberg; Grossman, Pam; Heller, Donald E.; Monk, David – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This article presents responses from four College of Education deans to a series of questions posed by the Penn State University "Journal of Teacher Education" (JTE) editorial team.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Collett, Stacy – Community College Journal, 2014
Building relationships is the essence of the community college. Higher education administrators learned long ago that building rapport with businesses, state and local government, and constituents is the best way to represent the interests of the community. But that does not make it easy. Board members come and go and the shifting dynamics of…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders, Educational Change
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Ahmed, Nuwar – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
This article offers the author's views about the business aspects of school administration in the U.S., and discusses the mass school closures in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago. These closures were intended to improve the educational systems within those cities, yet none have benefited from these reforms. She also explains the…
Descriptors: School Closing, Resistance to Change, Cost Effectiveness, Standardized Tests
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Lax, Zach – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
Teachers are natural problem solvers, and they should be using this quality to their advantage when it comes to solving the systemic issues that plague Philadelphia's education system. Many of the articles in this issue have already gone into great detail about what is happening in Philadelphia. Torch Lytle has provided a summary of the recent…
Descriptors: Teachers, Problem Solving, Urban Schools, Brainstorming
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Ekanayake, Indi – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
Dr. James Lytle's discussion of the "destruction" of the School District of Philadelphia was indeed a bitter pill for Indi Ekanayake to swallow. As an educator who is both an alumnus of Teach For America and a charter school employee, Ekanayake feels as if he might be a representative of the types of people whom Dr. Lytle is…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Values, Educational Environment
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Lytle, James H. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
This article presents the author's views about the school district deconstruction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He discusses his 30-year experience as a principal and central office administrator with the School District of Philadelphia and his involvement in the efforts to lead urban school reform in the country. He also describes the reform…
Descriptors: School Districts, Charter Schools, Principals, Urban Schools
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Quinn, Rand; Carl, Nicole Mittenfelner – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
Urban districts throughout the nation are contending with declining enrollment, aging facilities in disrepair, persistently low student achievement, increased competition with charters, and severe fiscal constraints. Philadelphia is a case in point. Over the past year, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) was forced to borrow $304 million…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Activism, Advocacy, Parent Participation
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Weinraub, Anissa – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
The author, a teacher-activist with Teacher Action Group-Philadelphia (TAG), presents her views on the need for teachers to get involved in the battle for public education. She expresses her concerns about the political games being played to advance a neoliberal agenda that seeks to dispossess students of their right to a quality education and…
Descriptors: Activism, Public Education, Urban Education, Teacher Participation
Ghubril, Saleem – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The nonprofit community-based organization Pittsburgh Promise aims to help revitalize Pittsburgh and its public school system by offering college scholarships to any Pittsburgh Public School graduate who meets the academic requirements. Executive director Saleem Ghubril spoke with "Voices in Urban Education" guest editor Jacob Mishook…
Descriptors: Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Community Programs, Community Organizations
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Perkins-Gough, Deborah – Educational Leadership, 2013
For the last 11 years, Angela Lee Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania has been conducting ground breaking studies on "grit"--the quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals. In this interview with "Educational Leadership," Duckworth describes what her research has shown…
Descriptors: Persistence, Goal Orientation, Achievement, Resilience (Psychology)
Ruder, Robert – School Business Affairs, 2010
When employees of public school entities retire after 35 or 40 years of service, they usually take with them a reputation built on goodwill and trust within the community in which they worked. While their physical departure is immediate, their legacy continues. But what happens if months later, evidence emerges that the educator behaved in a…
Descriptors: Ethics, School Districts, Public Schools, Trust (Psychology)