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Busher, Hugh – Open University Press, 2006
This book shows how school leaders at all levels "from the most senior manager to the classroom teacher" can help to build learning communities through collaborating and negotiating with their colleagues, students and students' parents and carers, as well as with external agencies and local communities, to sustain and develop the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Inclusive Schools
Hilty, Eleanor Blair, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Over the past two decades, numerous textbooks have been published on teacher leadership; however, this is the only volume that provides a definitive overview of the scholarship and writing being done in the field of teacher leadership. This book introduces the reader to the scholarship of over 35 authors, and thus, becomes an essential tool needed…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role, Educational Change, School Administration
Gunderson, Kari – Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP), 2006
Environmental education is just beginning to tap the potential of the virtual classroom, with courses offered by University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Project Learning Tree, and others. The courses fill gaps in the learning opportunities available to formal and nonformal educators, and have drawn students, educators, resource management…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Distance Education, Environmental Education, Online Courses
Costley, Kevin C. – Online Submission, 2009
In 1970, journalist and scholar Charles Silberman published "Crisis in the Classroom; the Remaking of American Education." His intended audiences was teachers and students, school board members and taxpayers, public officials and civic leaders, newspaper and magazine editors and readers, television directors and viewers, parents and children.…
Descriptors: Humanistic Education, Criticism, Educational Change, Males
Nelson, Stephen J. – Praeger, 2007
In addition to academicians, scholars, administrators, and trustees, this book will interest any alumni or graduates who follow the leadership and fortunes of their alma maters and of other colleges and universities, and their presidents. The book argues for the central role of presidents and calls for their influence not to be restricted to the…
Descriptors: Leadership, Political Attitudes, College Presidents, Ethics
Ahlquist, Roberta, Ed.; Gorski, Paul C., Ed.; Montano, Theresa, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Hyper-accountability, corporatization, deficit ideology, and Ruby Payne's preparation of teachers to comply with these and other atrocities are not merely markers of philosophical shifts in education. They are manifestations of a neoliberal remaking of public schooling into a private and corporate enterprise. Collectively, these trends are seen…
Descriptors: Accountability, Ideology, Political Attitudes, Economic Development
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Riley, Karen L.; Totten, Samuel – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2002
Over the past two decades, interest in Holocaust education has grown substantially as individual states, starting in the 1980s, began to mandate and/or recommend Holocaust studies as part of the social studies curriculum. As a result, these mandates and/or interest in the Holocaust have spawned any number of curriculum products, some of which seek…
Descriptors: Empathy, Social Studies, Death, Curriculum Design
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Starratt, Robert J. – School Leadership and Management, 2005
This essay intends to examine the moral character of learning and teaching and the concomitant implications for educational leaders. With the academic curriculum in mind, I ask the basic question: why should young people learn the standard academic curriculum that schools confront them with? Although the expected answer might be, in the present…
Descriptors: Personality, Instructional Leadership, Teaching Methods, Moral Values
Westheimer, Joel – Education Canada, 2008
If students from a totalitarian nation were secretly transported to a Canadian classroom to continue their lessons with new teachers and a new curriculum, would they be able to tell the difference? Both classes might engage students in volunteer activities in the community--picking up litter from a nearby park, or helping out at a busy…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Educational Change
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Monroe, Carla R. – Intercultural Education, 2005
African American students are disciplined at rates that are disproportionately higher than Black students statistical representation in public schools. Coined as the discipline gap, racial and ethnic disparities are present in virtually every major school system across the United States. Because African American students seldom share the cultural…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Discipline, African American Students, Student Behavior
Watson, Anne – Open University Press, 2006
This book brings together research and professional knowledge to enhance the teaching of lower attaining students in secondary mathematics. Attainment in mathematics is an important social issue, since underachievement can make a difference to future life choices, particularly amongst certain groups of students. This book shows how well-meant…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Ability
Duffy, Bernadette – Open University Press, 2006
Learning through the arts has the potential to stimulate open ended activity that encourages discovery, exploration, experimentation and invention, thus contributing to children's development in all areas of learning and helping to make the curriculum meaningful to them. In this book, the author draws on her extensive experience of promoting young…
Descriptors: Young Children, Imagination, Creativity, Early Childhood Education
Ransome, Whitney – 1993
This document provides a brief overview on the short-changing of girls in the education system. The paper suggests one solution may lie in the single-sex school for girls. Girls' schools are united in a long-standing commitment to learning environments that place girls first and foremost. All mentors and roles models provided are female, so that…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Research, Equal Education, Females
Burke, Penny Jane – 2002
This book about widening educational participation draws on an ethnographic study of 23 students returning to learning through access courses provided at their local further education college in suburban England. Chapter 1 explains how certain poststructural concepts (discourse, hegemony, deconstruction, and subjectivity) are used as analytical…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Continuation Students, Developed Nations
Teacher Magazine, 1991
Through an exchange of letters, a veteran public school teacher advises a doubting beginning teacher (her former student) to remain in the classroom. The letters reveal both women's innermost thoughts about the difficult, demanding, and rewarding profession of teaching. (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Career Change, Job Satisfaction, Letters (Correspondence)
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