Grandpa s Music

Author: Alison Acheson
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
ISBN: 9780807530528
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Although Alzheimer's disease makes it difficult for Callie's grandfather to remember things, his family keeps him occupied, and Callie's special task is to help him enjoy playing the piano and singing favorite songs.

The Right Corporate Governance

Author: Fredmund Malik
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593396955
Format: PDF
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"Fredmund Malik has become the leading analyst of, and expert on, management in Europe (...). He is the most important voice - in theory as well as in the practice of Management" Peter Drucker Long before everybody else, Malik uncovered the false logic on which conventional corporate governance is grounded, using his comprehensive general management framework. He unmasked neo-liberalism's false and destructive teachings, and the errors caused by the mechanical application of financial management. In this book he reveals why manager scandals, company disintegrations and the collapse of the financial system result from false corporate governance. Malik then contrasts this against his cutting edge solutions to organizing and controlling the complex systems of the 21st century. A healthy economy in a functioning society requires companies to strive for customer value not shareholder value, competitiveness not size, real engineering solutions not financial engineering solutions. "Many practitioners hang on his every word and appreciate his candid language." Wirtschaft und Weiterbildung "Malik is listened to because management knowledge has never been more important." Süddeutsche Zeitung

US and Cross National Policies Practices and Preparation

Author: Rose M. Ylimaki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400705425
Format: PDF, ePub
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As educational policy trends converge in many countries, such as demands for greater accountability, decentralization, and more culturally sensitive practices for an increasingly diverse student body, there is growing interest in cross-national comparisons and generalizations about leadership qualities and practices that result in successful schools. US and Cross-National Policies, Practices and Preparation: Implications for Successful Instructional Leadership, Organizational Learning, and Culturally Responsive Practices fills that need by bringing together triads of scholars from the International Study of Successful School Principals (ISSPP) to make direct comparisons among policies and practices in the U.S. with those in other national contexts, and then to draw implications for improving leadership preparation. This book provides theories and empirical case study examples of instructional leadership, organizational learning, and culturally responsive practices as they are shaped by political, economic, and cultural factors in seven different national contexts. The seven countries featured in this book are the U.S., Australia, Denmark, England, Sweden, Norway, and Cyprus. The book begins with an overview of the ISSPP, including its underlying theoretical framework, its research methodologies employed, its limitations and how analyses of the project’s data and findings evolved from the first phase of the study to its current focus.

Leading Schools Successfully

Author: Christopher Day
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135009120
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leading Schools Successfully: Stories from the field considers international research focussing on leadership in schools. Based on the ISSPP (International Successful School Principalship Project) which has conducted over one hundred multiple perspective case studies of successful school principals from more than a dozen countries, the book captures the exhilaration of being a principal who grows and sustains success from those practitioners who are acknowledged as exhibiting outstanding leadership. Whilst much is known about successful school leaders, the book reinforces the argument that it is neither possible, nor appropriate, to generalise specific strategies that should be adopted to ensure success for all schools at all times in all settings. Instead, success calls for a high level of judgement, wisdom, artistry and sheer hard work on the part of principals, adapting for their particular context the knowledge about leading schools successfully. Reflection sections in each chapter ask the reader to consider further issues which each chapter raises. Topics considered include: - the importance of school principals to school success - turning around under-performing schools - values-led leadership -sustaining successful leadership - leading in multi-cultural settings - issues and implications for the future. With international contributions from experts in the field, the book offers a new perspective on leadership in schools and will be of interest to school principals and researchers.

Romancing Charlotte

Author: Colin Scott
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481792326
Format: PDF, Docs
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Set in Post-Celtic-Tiger Ireland, this novel deals with the decline of farming communities, rural isolation,conservation, illegal turf cutting on S.A.C bogs, lingering religious and class divisions and the healing power of romantic love.

Teachers Pedagogical Beliefs

Author: Johannes König
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830976967
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How are teachers’ pedagogical beliefs and their professional knowledge related? How do teachers’ pedagogical beliefs affect their work in the classroom? Do future teachers’ pedagogical beliefs evolve during training? How are these beliefs defined and operationalised in current empirical research? This work provides an in-depth empirical examination of different aspects of teachers’ pedagogical beliefs. The authors are recognised experts in their respective fields from the US, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland. The contributions cover a broad range of issues, distinguishing between in-service and pre-service teachers, examining the results of national surveys and international comparisons of teachers’ pedagogical beliefs, and making use of different methodologies when it comes to operationalisation and measurement. The findings are essential reading for researchers in the fields of education and psychology, pre-service and in-service teachers and teacher trainers.

The Professionalization of Coaching

Author: Astrid Schreyögg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658168056
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This book features papers of prominent representatives of the German coaching scene on the professional development of this counseling format. The book thereby offers guidelines for practicing professionals and for scientists as well as for potential users of coaching. Coaching is, after all, developing rapidly. The number and the variety of offers, fields of application, concepts and issues have become hard to keep track of. Efforts to establish coaching professionally are becoming all the more necessary. – In light of the growing internationalization of the coaching market, the translation of this book, which was published in German in 2015, aims at networking the debates and contributing to the global development of professional coaching.

Educational Management

Author: Harry Tomlinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136935835
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Education management and leadership is a key area of study in education. Educational Management: Major Themes in Education brings together the most important literature in the field, exploring the historical context, the training and development of leaders and their roles in leading people and managing resources in education. The collection provides a focus on the major issues which are current in educational management throughout the world. The four volumes are arranged thematically, as follows: Volume 1: Educational Values Values and Religion Emotions and Gender Politics and Micropolitics Volume 2: Educational Theory Theory School of Effectiveness and School Improvement Financial Management and LSM Further Education Volume 3: Educational Leadership Leadership and Headteachers Learning Leadership Middle Leadership Volume 4: Educational Change History and Research Strategy, Marketing, Change and Culture A new introduction by the editor provides an overview of the field and guides the reader through this wealth of material. Titles also available in this series include, Literacy (June 2004, 4 Volumes, £495), Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education (August 2004, 4 Volumes, £495) and the forthcoming Early Years Education (2005, c.4 Volumes, c. £475)

Transformative Learning and Identity

Author: Knud Illeris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134465521
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the current ever changing world – the liquid modernity – the most pressing psychological challenge to all of us is to create and maintain a personal balance between mental stability and mental flexibility. In Transformative Learning and Identity Knud Illeris, one of the leading thinkers on the way people learn, explores, updates and re-defines the concept and understanding of transformative learning while linking the concept of transformative learning to the concept of identity. He thoroughly discusses what transformative learning is or could be in a broader learning theoretical perspective, including various concepts of learning by change, as opposed to learning by addition, and ends up with a new, short and distinct definition. He also explores and discusses the concept of identity and presents a general model depicting the complexity of identities today. Building on the work of Mezirow, various perspectives of transformative learning are analysed and discussed, including; transformative learning in different life ages; progressive and regressive transformations; motivation and identity defence; development of identity; personality and competence, and transformative learning in school, education, working life, and in relation to current and future life conditions. This vital new book by one of the leading learning theorists of our time will prove of lasting interest to academics, teachers, instructors, leaders and researchers in the field of adult learning and education. It will also appeal to many students and researchers of psychology and sociology in general.

Leadership and Information Processing

Author: Robert G. Lord
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134858523
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Executive leadership is critically important to understanding the workings and performance of organizations, yet it is a topic that is usually ignored by mainstream leadership research. Leadership and Information Processing provides a much-needed analysis of this crucial element of organizational behaviour. Robert G. Lord and Karen J. Maher examine how executives make decisions and how decision acceptance is constrained by the leadership perceptions of others. Focussing in particular on leadership and social perceptions, perceptions of female leaders, organizational culture, and the effects of executive succession. Leadership and Information Processing offers crucial information for students, researchers and teachers of mangement, business, organizational behavior and organizational/social psychology.