Empowering All Students at Scale

Author: Fernando Reimers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545486832
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The global movement to educate all children has produced one of the most remarkable silent revolutions experienced by humanity, integrating most children and youth into institutions invented to pass on to them what each generation considers valuable, and to help them develop the competencies to improve the world. Changes in a range of domains, from technology to politics, from the ways in which we communicate and associate, to the ways in which we produce goods and services, continue to expand our aspirations for how schools should prepare the young to invent the future. There is much innovation worldwide responding to this aspiration, and the need to bring such innovations to scale so they benefit all children. The contributors to this book explain what the opportunities and challenges are to scale educational change to make schools relevant to the demands of our times. Based on a Think Tank convened by the Global Education Innovation Initiative at Harvard University, this book aims to stimulate broad social dialogue on how to support students and teachers to live fulfilling lives in the volatility and complexity of our times.

Empowering Students to Improve the World in Sixty Lessons Version 1 0

Author: Fernando Reimers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546456773
Format: PDF
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This book offers three tools to assist student, teachers and school leaders in educating global citizens. The first is a protocol to design and adapt global citizenship curriculum. The second is a protocol to design a school wide strategy for global education. The third is an actual curriculum prototype, a sixty lesson global citizenship curriculum, developed following the process presented in the book.

Empowering Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Amanda Webster
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811020841
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book presents an international research-based framework that has empowered parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to become critical decision makers to actively guide their child’s learning and self-advocacy. Parents can use this framework to identify their child’s vision and dreams, and to work with educators and service providers to establish specific learning goals and to implement effective interventions and programs that enable their child to achieve those goals and realise their vision for the future. The book begins by reviewing available research on evidence-based practice for children with ASD and outlining the Cycle of Learning decision-making framework for parents and professionals. Throughout the remainder of the book, case studies are presented to illustrate the ways in which different parents have successfully utilised this framework to develop effective plans for their child and to advocate for learning and education programs for both their child and other children with ASD in school and community settings. In addition, it highlights concrete examples of how parents have used the framework to empower their children with ASD to develop their self-awareness and self-determination, and to be able to self-advocate as they move through adolescence and into adult life.

Scaling Your Social Venture

Author: Paul N. Bloom
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137511966
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The field of social entrepreneurship continues to grow by leaps and bounds as innovative entrepreneurs find new ways to create a positive social impact on their community. More often than not these ventures find it difficult to expand their initial concepts into new environments. As funding for social programs on a government level tightens, the ability for social programs to broaden and deepen their impact while maintaining financial stability has never been more important. This goal is only achievable when good intentions are combined with comprehensive analysis and planning that takes all aspects of a venture's ecosystem into consideration. Paul N. Bloom, a professor of social entrepreneurship at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, explores the key components that any social entrepreneur needs to consider when approaching the challenge of scaling. Here Bloom explains the SCALERS model, which stresses that successful scaling requires organizational capabilities in seven areas: staffing, communicating, alliance-building, lobbying, earningsgeneration, replicating, and stimulating market forces. Rich with numerous examples of social entities that have developed these capabilities, Scaling Your Social Venture provides the tools to help social entrepreneurs take their venture to the next level.

Large Scale School Reform and Social Capital Building

Author: Ian R. Haslam
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136195947
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book introduces and explores the nature of large scale reform, and offers a fresh insight into the importance of social capital and professional development leadership for teachers and school management. It synthesizes research on the role of the professional development leader and the importance of social capital in schools, and examines its potential to impact large scale, system-wide, reform projects. The text presents a range of international examples and theories from renowned researchers and educationists, which illustrate the challenge of raising the prominence of education social capital in schools. Considering crucial research that informs effective adult learning interventions, underlying themes supporting constructivist and transformative interventions are identified and woven into the narrative. Factors and variables needed to encourage and implement initiatives are examined, and each section is accompanied by case studies from around the world. The book is split into five sections and twelve parts which include: -The Lesson of Large Scale Reform for Leadership Development -Assessment of Wide Scale Educational Reform Initiatives -Developing Social Capital through National Education Reform -System Improvement through Professional Learning Communities Large Scale School Reform and Social Capital Building will be of interest to policy makers and system reform leaders, along with researchers and postgraduate students with a focus on continuous professional development, educational reform and school leadership.

Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques Abstracts

Author: John Touliatos
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803972506
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This three-volume handbook represents a significant and indispensable reference tool for those studying the family. Vol. 1 contains full abstracts of 504 instruments plus abbreviated descriptions of another 472. Basic scale construction issues can be examined through the combined use of Vol. 2 & 3. An excellent reference tool that will fulfil researchers and clinicians need for quality instrumentation.

Workshop on New Visions for Large Scale Networks

Author: Daniel Hitchcock
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 143791022X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Documents the findings of a workshop held in 2001 to develop a vision for the future of networking (10-20 years out) and to identify needed Fed. networking research to enable that vision. The Workshop was attended by more than 160 leading networking researchers from universities, industry, gov¿t., and laboratories. The participants concluded that industry is not prepared to do the long-term research needed to enable the workshop visions for future networking. Industry is oriented toward near-term development and is currently scaling back the corporate ability to provide networking research. This places increased responsibility on Fed. agencies to fund and conduct the research needed to support the continuing growth of the Internet.

Measuring Empowerment

Author: Deepa Narayan-Parker
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821360574
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Large-scale poverty reduction depends on the effective empowerment of poor people themselves. This publication sets out a conceptual framework that can be used to monitor and evaluate empowerment programmes, based on papers written by practitioners and researchers in a wide variety of fields, including economics and political science, sociology and psychology, anthropology and demography. These papers draw on research and practical experience at different levels, from households to communities to nations and in various regions of the world.

One Student at a Time

Author: Fernando Reimers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973827979
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This book examines how graduates of the International Education Policy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education advance educational opportunity around the world, and how they overcome the challenges of leading change in educational institutions.--Acknowledgements.

An Empowering Approach to Managing Social Service Organizations

Author: Donna Hardina, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826138163
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presenting an empowerment-oriented management approach, this ground-breaking how-to guide covers the most recent innovations and current theories you need to create a successful social service organization. This all-in-one guide to service organization management best practices will help you gain the skills you need to effectively lead and empower your staff. Expert authors provide a comprehensive approach and tackle every important issue related to this complex management field including: Values and ethics Organizational structure Diverse clientele and access to services Barriers to service delivery Cultural competency Fight for social justice Financial resource management Evaluating program outcomes Control of the external environment A must-have reference, An Empowering Approach to Managing Social Service Organizations will help practicing professionals and students on the cusp of leadership improve service delivery to clients, make improvements in workplace conditions, acquire critical resources and retain the leadership power needed to survive in a turbulent social, political and economic environment.