Demystifying Professional Learning Communities

Author: Kristine Kiefer Hipp
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607090511
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book offers information, examples and case studies to clarify the concept of a professional learning community, to respond to critical issues in schools, and to support educational leaders in addressing the important mandates of accountability and school improvement.

Wirtschaftsunterricht gestalten Lehrbuch 2 Auflage

Author: Karl Wilbers
Publisher: Karl Wilbers
ISBN: 3844268073
Format: PDF
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Die Gestaltung des Wirtschaftsunterrichts wird in diesem Lehrbuch als ein mehrstufiger Prozess verstanden. Er reicht von der Entwicklung einer ersten didaktischen Idee über die makrodidaktische Planung, der mikrodidaktischen Planung bis hin zur Evaluation und Revision nach der Durchführung des geplanten Unterrichts. Entlang dieses Prozesses werden in 24 Lerneinheiten die curriculare Analyse, die methodische Analyse sowie die Bedingungsanalyse erörtert. Das Lehrbuch wird ergänzt durch eine Toolbox. Die Printversion ist im Buchhandel erhältlich. Das Buch sowie weitere Materialien sind als frei zugängliches Bildungsmaterial kostenlos verfügbar auf der begleitenden Webseite www.wirtschaftsunterricht-gestalten.de

Global Perspectives on Developing Professional Learning Communities

Author: Nicholas Sun-Keung Pang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351206184
Format: PDF
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This book discusses distinctive features of the professional learning community concept, practices and processes across six different education systems in the Asia-Pacific region, namely Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and the United States. It provides a platform for an exchange of different perspectives and offers alternative possibilities of theorizing professional learning communities across different socio-cultural contexts. Contributors provide valuable insights for policy makers, education researchers and educators in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere to deal with critical questions about the improvement of teaching and learning and school improvement in a globalizing world. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Education.

Teachers Leading Educational Reform

Author: Alma Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317247884
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teachers Leading Educational Reform explores the ways in which teachers across the world are currently working together in professional learning communities (PLCs) to generate meaningful change and innovation in order to transform pedagogy and practice. By discussing how teachers can work collectively and collaboratively on the issues of learning and teaching that matter to them, it argues that through collective action and collaborative agency, teachers are leading educational reform. By offering contemporary examples and perspectives on the practice, impact and sustainability of PLCs, this book takes a global, comparative view showing categorically that those educational systems that are performing well, and seek to perform well, are using PLCs as the infrastructure to support teacher-led improvement. Split into three sections that look at the macro, meso and micro aspects of how far professional collaboration is building the capacity and capability for school and system improvement, this text asks the questions: Is the PLC work authentic? Is the PLC work being implemented at a superficial or deep level? Is there evidence of a positive impact on students/teachers at the school/district/system level? Is provision in place for sustaining the PLC work? Teachers Leading Educational Reform illustrates how focused and purposeful professional collaboration is contributing to change and reform across the globe. It reinforces why teachers must be at the heart of the school reform processes as the drivers and architects of school transformation and change.

The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education 2nd ed

Author: Steven B. Mertens
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681235714
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The second edition of The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education has been revised, updated, and expanded since its original publication in 2005. The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive overview of the field; it contains alphabetically organized entries that address important concepts, ideas, terms, people, organizations, publications, and research studies specifically related to middle grades education. This edition contains over 210 entries from nearly 160 expert contributors, this is a 25% increase in the number of entries over the first edition. The Encyclopedia is aimed at a general audience including undergraduate students in middle?level teacher preparation programs, graduate students, higher education faculty, and practitioners and administrators. The comprehensive list of entries are comprised of both short entries (500 words) and longer entries (2000 words). A significant number of entries appearing in the first edition have been revised and updated. Citations and references are provided for each entry.

Getting Serious About the System

Author: D'Ette F. Cowan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283753
Format: PDF
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A focused approach to raising student achievement This fieldbook shows how to focus on the issues that have most impact upon student achievement. This multidimensional process also will increase the competencies of everyone involved while implementing solutions districtwide. The authors outline the framework and step-by-step guidance for simultaneously addressing the essential components and competencies at multiple levels of the local educational system. Key strategies include: Concentrating on aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to state and Common Core State Standards Working on the underlying issues that are impacting the system Garnering support from all staff members to maximize time, resources, and energy

Manager statt MBAs

Author: Henry Mintzberg
Publisher: Frankfurt : Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593376813
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Eine kritische Analyse. Übersetzt von Jan W. Haas. Der MBA "Master of Business Administration" ist der begehrteste Studienabschluss für angehende Manager. Doch Henry Mintzberg, einer der international angesehensten Managementexperten, warnt: Das MBA-Studium bereitet nicht ausreichend auf die Managementpraxis vor. Der Autor Henry Mintzberg ist Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies an der Mc- Gill University in Montréal. Er gilt als" Strategie-Papst"und ist einer der bekanntesten Managementautoren der Welt. Pressestimmen, 23.03.2005 Die Zeit, Die Führungskrise "Mintzberg macht Vorschläge, die in die richtige Richtung gehen, können sie doch jene Wende herbeiführen, die notwendig ist, damit die Gesellschaft nicht länger die Zeche zahlt für den Erfolg des MBA." 21.01.2005 Handelsblatt: Scharfe MBA-Kritik jetzt auch auf Deutsch "Eine fulminante Kritik."