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Rinke, Carol R. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2014
The statistics are familiar: almost 50% of new teachers leave the profession within their first five years in the classroom. The challenge of recruiting and retaining teachers carries high costs for today's schools and students. This book uncovers some of the reasons behind the elevated attrition rates in the field of education through a long-term…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Beginning Teachers, Urban Schools
Vidal, Darryl; Casey, Michael – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2014
"N3xt Practices" is a ground-breaking advisory book for education decision makers. Its purpose is to challenge the top trends and initiatives of the previous decade in educational technology and bring light to their short-falls and misses. It also highlights successful endeavors and strategies and details a common-sense methodology to…
Descriptors: Guides, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
Pagliaro, Marie – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
By integrating the best of current research and practice in curriculum planning this book presents that comprehensive topic in a manageable form. Examples throughout are representative of different grade levels and subjects areas. It should be understood at the outset that the content offered for curriculum planning is not a rigid prescriptive…
Descriptors: Instructional Development, Curriculum Development, Lesson Plans, Units of Study
Manvell, Elizabeth C. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
We expect schools to be a safe haven, but after more than a decade of targeted school violence prevention laws and safety plans, students are still marginalized and bullied to the point of despondence, retaliation, and even suicide. This thoughtful exploration of what makes a school a safe place is based on the understanding that violence is a…
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Educational Environment, School Safety
Heller, Daniel – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
Typically, school curriculum has been viewed through the lens of preparation for the workplace or higher education, both worthy objectives. However, this is not the only lens, and perhaps not even the most powerful one to use, if the goal is to optimize the educational system. "Curriculum on the Edge of Survival, 2nd Edition," attempts to define…
Descriptors: Altruism, Democracy, Educational Objectives, Problem Solving
Heller, Daniel – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
This book explores ways in which educational leaders can apply the wisdom of the Tao in their day-to-day work in schools. It offers an alternative to the standard ways of western thinking to give the leader more possibilities when confronting a situation. We tend to value immediate and decisive action, winning, directing, and getting one's way.…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Governance, Power Structure, Administrative Principles
DeLorenzo, Lisa – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
"Sketches of Democracy" is a captivating book that chronicles the first year in the life of a new urban high school. Based on journal entries and educational literature, this book traces the author's challenging journey toward creating a democratic community of learners within a tangle of socio-economic and political issues. An experienced public…
Descriptors: Democracy, Teacher Attitudes, Political Issues, High Schools
Kwalwasser, Harold – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
Harold Kwalwasser has put together a call to action for education reform that makes a clear case for what has to be done in order to educate all children to their full potential. He visited forty high-performing and transforming school districts, charters, parochial, and private schools to understand why they have succeeded where others have…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, School Effectiveness, Systems Approach
Roberts, Kerry; Hanna, Shellie L.; Womack, Sid T. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
These qualitative case studies give the prospective superintendent a real-life look at life on the other side of the district CEO's desk. Two dozen superintendents reflect upon their first challenges and growth opportunities that arose during that all-important first year. They tell it like it is, no sugar-coating. The experiences they listed, in…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Educational Administration, Administrator Guides, Mentors
Gorman, Kevin A. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
Every building administrator must be proactive to accomplish the demands of educating children for the twenty-first century. This entails making ethical decisions, building relationships, prioritizing school safety, and developing excellent communication skills that utilize data as a baseline. As a new administrator, it is very difficult to be an…
Descriptors: School Safety, Communication Skills, Principals, Ethics
Campbell, Doug – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
Ever since the first schools opened their doors, teachers have struggled to find ways to successfully deal with misbehaving students. Many have found nothing but stress and frustration in their attempts to bring order to their classrooms. Unfortunately, this problem is not going away. As times and students change, teachers are finding that old…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Psychological Patterns, Behavior Problems
Kirby, Edwena – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
This book unveils "essential measures" that create a revitalized educational system of which educators and parents can use to promote student success. When these measures are applied properly, the benefits include, eradicating student fear, elevating student motivation, improving school attendance, and reducing student dropout rates. These…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Dropout Rate, Academic Achievement, Attendance
LaRocque, Rosalind – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
School change has been at center of school reform, and many schools have moved to meet the needs of students in various areas. In many instances, there has been only one addition to the school system to serve as the element of school change. Today's school communities need a deeper understanding not only of what research says about school change,…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Parent Participation, Goal Orientation, Educational Change
Papa, Rosemary; Mullen, Carol A.; English, Fenwick W.; Creighton, Theodore – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
This is a practical, bold, no-holds barred look at challenges facing educational leaders and the university programs that prepare them through mid-century. It examines key continuities and discontinuities of current times for school, education, and society. Both practice and preparation occur in contested social space, the implications of which…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Change, Educational Administration, Leadership Training
Tufte, John E. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
"Crazy-Proofing High School Sports" examines the often troubling high school sports phenomenon in two parts. Part one focuses on the problems facing educators, students, and parents as they struggle to make high school sports worthwhile. Few if any strategies for improvement in education are effective without first knowing what the real reasons…
Descriptors: Expertise, High Schools, Athletes, High School Students
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