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Drury, Darrel; Baer, Justin – Harvard Education Press, 2011
At its heart are the National Education Association's "Status of the American Public School Teacher" surveys, which are conducted every five years and offer unprecedented insights into the professional lives and experiences of teachers nationwide. This volume analyzes and summarizes the survey's findings, while also offering commentaries…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Salaries, Teaching (Occupation), Public 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
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Chirichello, Michael; Neihof, James; Orr, Anthony; Cochran, J. Robin; Berry, Buddy; Livingood, Ron; Stafford, Robert – Learning Professional, 2018
A legacy of leadership is more than a bench, as demonstrated by six Kentucky school superintendents who share a common commitment to providing a resource for continuous professional learning for district superintendents. The six leaders met at the end of their doctorate of education program at Northern Kentucky University in May 2015 to contribute…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Success, Change Strategies, Strategic Planning
National School Climate Center, 2010
The majority of Americans have a shared vision that K-12 education needs to support children's ability to love, work and participate effectively in a democratic society. The National School Climate Center, a growing number of State Departments of Education and recently, the United States Department of Education believe that when school communities…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Environment, National Standards, Benchmarking
Boldt, Gail Masuchika, Ed.; Salvio, Paula M., Ed.; Taubman, Peter M., Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2009
Concerned that various reforms promising greater professional autonomy and status as well as student success are actually disempowering teachers, impoverishing intellectual life in schools, and serving as a portal for the marketization of teaching and education, editors invited teachers to respond to the ways in which the proliferation of…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Student Evaluation, Accountability, Classroom Environment
Earley, Penelope M., Ed.; Imig, David G., Ed.; Michelli, Nicholas M., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
What constitutes a high quality teacher education program and what standards teacher candidates should meet before receiving their teaching credential? This volume advances deep understanding of the nature and sources of policy affecting the preparation of teachers in the U.S. and the conflicts or interconnections of these policies with the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Social Justice, World Views, Teacher Education Programs
Hunt, Donald C. – 1978
A series of opinions on many facets of the administration of cooperative education programming is presented. Part One reviews the philosophy of cooperative education including Lawrence Canjar's "convert" speech, a comparison of experiential and cooperative education, and discussions of parallel programs. In Part Two employers discuss cooperative…
Descriptors: College Credits, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs
Au, Wayne, Ed.; Bigelow, Bill, Ed.; Karp, Stan, Ed. – Rethinking Schools, Ltd, 2007
Since the first edition was published in 1994, Rethinking Our Classrooms has sold over 180,000 copies. This revised and expanded edition includes new essays on: (1) science and environmental education; (2) immigration and language; (3) military recruitment; (4) teaching about the world through mathematics; and (5) gay and lesbian issues. Creative…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Social Justice, Standard Spoken Usage, Childrens Literature
Hess, Frederick M. – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2006
The author forthrightly declares in this book of essays on school reform that teachers are no more saintly than anyone else, that poor schools should be closed and lousy teachers should be fired, that philanthropy may sometimes do more harm than good, that teaching experience is not essential to being a school principal, that schools should be…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teaching Experience, Essays, Competition
Luecking, Richard, Ed. – National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, University of Minnesota (NCSET), 2004
Work experience for youth with disabilities is one of the most critical factors that sets the stage for their postsecondary employment success. Research and practice show that youth benefit from frequent and continuous exposure to real work environments throughout the secondary school years and beyond. These experiences, however, occur only when…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Secondary Education, High School Students, Disabilities
Iiyoshi, Toru, Ed.; Kumar, M. S. Vijay, Ed. – MIT Press (BK), 2008
Given the abundance of open education initiatives that aim to make educational assets freely available online, the time seems ripe to explore the potential of open education to transform the economics and ecology of education. Despite the diversity of tools and resources already available--from well-packaged course materials to simple games, for…
Descriptors: Incentives, Access to Information, Instructional Design, Barriers
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
Marshall, Elizabeth, Ed.; Sensoy, Ozlem, Ed. – Rethinking Schools, Ltd, 2011
"Rethinking Popular Culture and Media" is a provocative collection of articles that begins with the idea that the "popular" in classrooms and in the everyday lives of teachers and students is fundamentally political. This anthology includes outstanding articles by elementary and secondary public school teachers, scholars, and activists who…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Sexuality, Corporations, Teacher Attitudes
Finn, Chester E., Jr, Ed.; Ravitch, Diane, Ed. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2007
Citing Aristotle, Franklin and Einstein as proponents of a broad, liberal-arts education, Finn and Ravitch promote the need for liberal learning as preparatory to the civic life needed for a well-functioning democracy. Drawing together the work of a number of educators, the editors have organized this volume in two sections. Part I, Liberal…
Descriptors: General Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Democracy, Accountability
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Rockman, Ilene F., Ed. – Reference Services Review, 1991
Presents viewpoints of five persons actively engaged in academic libraries or library schools on new skills that may be desirable for reference librarians in the future. Topics discussed include reference skills; communication skills; management skills; literacy in computer technology; specialization; implications of the information age;…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Communication Skills, Computer Literacy, Conferences
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