Capping Costs

Author: Gerard Giordano, PhD, professor of education, University of North Florida
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610484460
Format: PDF
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Early and recent school reformers demanded greater funding. They insisted that they needed it to protect children, the economy, and the nation. This book uses the case method to analyze the budgets that they proposed, the rhetoric that they employed, and the resistance that they encountered.

Common Sense Questions About Learners

Author: Gerard Giordano
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475830157
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Parents asked educators about their children’s learning. Frustrated when they were ignored, they asked politicians to put pressure on the educators. They were then surprised when the politicians provided personal advice about the optimal way to nurture learning. They were even more surprised when the politicans prescribed changes to instruction, curriculum, textbooks, technology, school safety, teacher retention, student behavior, school funding, and even the menus for school cafeterias. More frustrated than ever, they intensified their barrage of common sense questions.

Common Sense Questions about Tests

Author: Gerard Giordano
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475821492
Format: PDF
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Parents had questions about the tests their children took at school. They considered them to be common sense questions. They posed them to the businesspeople, publishers, and politicians who championed tests. They also posed them to the school administrators, teachers, and union leaders who criticized them. This book examines the questions the parents posed, the answers they elicited, and the changes they prodded.

Teachers Go to Rehab

Author: Gerard Giordano, PhD, professor of education, University of North Florida
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610488598
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teachers Go to Rehab examines the advice given to teachers from multiple critics both historically and recently. This book looks at the scope, cost, and impact of this advice to teachers, as well as the motives behind it

Commonsense Questions about Instruction

Author: Gerard Giordano, PhD, professor of education, University of North Florida
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475805101
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Parents want teachers to explain how they instruct children. They become annoyed when the teachers are silent or surly. Parents counter with explicit, common sense questions: how do teachers arouse interest, design curricula, reinforce discipline, assign grades, designate textbooks, and select technology? This book examines the parents questions, the answers they elicited, the allies they attracted, and the improvements they initiated.

Excellent University Teaching

Author: David Kember
Publisher: Chinese University Press
ISBN: 9789629962678
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The book is based on interviews with eighteen teachers of The Chinese University of Hong Kong who have been awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award of the University. They shared their valuable experiences on all aspects of teaching from planning, teaching methods, to course material preparation, and how to motivate students. These experiences are indeed the elucidation of the principles of excellent teaching. Theories on excellent teaching and implications of the principles are also dealt with here.

Review of Civil Litigation Costs

Author: Rupert M. Jackson
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780117064034
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In January 2009 the then Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke, appointed Lord Justice Jackson to lead a fundamental review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation and to make recommendations in order to promote access to justice at proportionate cost. Sir Rupert's preliminary report, published in May 2009, is the product of fact-finding, research and investigations over a four-month period and serves to establish: how present costs rules operate and how they impact on the behaviour of both parties and lawyers; the effect case management procedures have on costs and whether changes in process could bring about more proportionate costs; a comparison for the costs regime for England and Wales with those operating in other jurisdictions. This report was published online in May 2009, beginning a period of consultation. The final report (ISBN 9780117064041) is released alongside this printed version of the preliminary report and contains extensive cross-references to it.