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Cohen, Jonathan; Hamilton, Rhia Olivia – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
Understanding people and school communities is complex. Facilitating helpful and meaningful change--at an individual or school-wide level--is challenging. As a clinician-educator and a socially and emotionally informed educator, we describe what we do and do not understand about School ABC. We suggest that at the school and individual levels,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Principals, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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Kerzner, Stephen – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
This article describes a psychoanalytic consultation model to an independent grade 7-12 school that offers a practical and efficient approach to improve school climate. This model may stand alone or complement other approaches, and it can be implemented in both independent and public school settings. It focuses not only on "at risk" students,…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Models, Private Schools, Secondary Schools
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D'Auria, John; King, Matthew – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
Distinguishing between problems that have solutions and dilemmas that need to be managed, the authors identify three overarching questions from the School ABC case that center around data and perceptions. Because the ability to talk openly and honestly about difficult issues is critical to the health of a school, the authors consider the obstacles…
Descriptors: School Culture, Conflict, Principals, Conflict Resolution
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Eisold, Kenneth – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
The organization of a school can best be understood as a loosely coupled set of overlapping systems: the student system concerned with student education and development, the faculty system concerned with maintaining professional standards and effective teaching, the parent system focused on the relationship between the school and the child, and…
Descriptors: School Organization, Administrative Principles, Educational Environment, Systems Approach
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Mayo, Michael – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
Schools, like narratives, are massively complex human inventions. Therefore, attempts to evaluate schools must have the capacity to encompass such complexity. Current methods of evaluation are purposely simple, obscuring the hidden and pernicious costs of such comprehensibility. Through a highly subjective telling of his own school's history, the…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Institutional Evaluation, Personal Narratives, Measurement Techniques
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Blodget, Alden – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
In budget meetings trustees tend to dehumanize teachers by looking at them as FTEs (full-time equivalents) instead of as flesh-and-blood people doing impossibly difficult jobs, a transformation that makes it easier to talk about reducing their number. So I created a model to try to humanize the FTE by looking at the number of hours a teacher needs…
Descriptors: Trustees, Teaching Models, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teaching Load
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Manilow, Aaron – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
In this piece, the author explores the concepts of teaching and learning through the work of Plato and of the founders of Francis W. Parker School. The school was founded around a century ago as a progressive institution following viewpoints of leaders such as Francis Parker and John Dewey. After reading works by these authors and sitting in on a…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Personal Narratives
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Hawkes, T. Elijah – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
We live among an extraordinary mass of data and measurement--connected to a vast, disjointed, yet interconnected body of standards and expectation. There is danger here, for children and for all of us. We risk becoming confused about what standards are most important, what we should aspire to be, and thus what and who we are. In addition to this…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Responsibility, Needs Assessment
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Moran, Martin – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
In an election season, the discussion of politics in the classroom can become a minefield of potential disasters for students and teachers alike both in relation to the material being discussed and the social, emotional, and overall identity development of the students. Through a concentrated effort involving curricular activities as well as…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Politics, Student Development, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Gasoi, Emily – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
In the current climate of high stakes testing and tough love rhetoric, many educational stakeholders have become increasingly reliant on standardized test scores to determine whether or not individual students, teachers, and schools--and even entire districts and states--are successful. In contrast to the black and white picture that test-driven…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Accountability, Values, Educational Principles
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Woodfin, Libby – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
"Finding True North" tells the story of two remarkable schools in Rochester, New York. World of Inquiry School 58 and Genesee Community Charter School are successful on every traditional measure, with some of the highest test scores in New York State, and a host of awards and honors between them. What's different about these schools,…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Areas, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
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Spradling, Rick – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
American public school education was founded, in large measure, on the ideals of Horace Mann's leadership of Massachusetts schools in the 1800s. Later in that same century, private schools began to emerge and serve those disaffected with Mann's "common schools," and tension between publicly funded and privately paid education arose. This…
Descriptors: Educational History, Public Education, Private Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Berkman, James S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
While attending the Klingenstein Center's Heads of Schools Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, fellows studied Horace Mann's nineteenth-century vision for a "common school" that would unite all citizens; they considered whether this model is still best suited to serve a democratic society and questioned how current…
Descriptors: Democracy, School Choice, Principals, Role of Education
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Copeland, Mo – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
Horace Mann's vision of a common school to educate American children has not been realized. Instead, our country is experimenting with many different kinds of schools: charters, independents, parochials, and magnets, to name a few. These schools fill a particular niche for families, with the potential to focus education to the needs of each child.…
Descriptors: Public Education, Equal Education, Charter Schools, Parochial Schools
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Gardner, Howard – Schools: Studies in Education, 2008
Concerns about the future rightly focus on the enterprise of education. The quality of that enterprise rests on our ability to conceive in the present the capacities and abilities that will sustain and enrich the future lives of our students. The minds considered here are discrete accomplishments that young people should be able to find and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evaluation, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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