Educational Renewal

Author: John I. Goodlad
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787944223
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Once again Goodlad has his finger on the pulse of education. . . . Excellent reading for the professional educator." --Choice Goodlad picks up where he left off in Teachers for Our Nation's Schools --providing the vision and rationale behind centers of pedagogy that can bring schools and universities together in a close, renewing relationship.

Personal Teaching

Author: J. T. Dillon
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819177803
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The "personal" approach to teaching recounts one teacher's success in leaving behind traditional teaching and engaging the person of both the teacher and the student in the educative process. The personal teaching style is described in very practical terms as it touches upon such topics as grades, tests, assignments, discipline, subjects, class activities and teacher-student relationships. Over one hundred students assess the impact of this style on their personal lives and learning and in summation the author draws lessons for teaching and learning. Originally published in 1971 by Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, this edition contains a new preface by the author.

The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform

Author: Seymour B. Sarason
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781555426231
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sarason challenges educators to understand that to continue to struggle for 'power over' rather than 'power with' overlooks the mutual interest of all parties that will stifle any real progress in education reform. In a classroom utilizing effective teaching practices students would respond to the question, 'How do you rate this book?' with all thumbs up. ?Choice

Leading Educational Change Wisely

Author: Christopher M. Branson
Publisher: Sense Pub
ISBN: 9789460912542
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"... the view expressed in this text is that there has been a clearly discernable evolution in how best to lead educational change but we have yet to sufficiently understand the impact of change on people such that how best to lead educational change remains a mystery. Various writers have described this evolution as a shift from a predominantly transactional to an essentially transformational approach to leadership. Others describe this evolution as having moved leadership away from its self-centred, explicit, practical, and outcome-based focus and more towards a moral, implicit, relational, and human-centred style. The leadership of educational change has gone from implementing a prescribed process to more about building a professional culture that is able to embrace change."--Ch. 1. Introduction and overview, p. 5.

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

Author: Thomas Armstrong
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416607897
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"To respect the many differences between people"--this is what Howard Gardner says is the purpose of learning about multiple intelligences (MI) theory, which holds that the human mind is composed of eight intelligences--linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic--plus a possible ninth (existential). This updated 3rd edition of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Thomas Armstrong's bestselling practical guide for educators, includes two new chapters that address the worldwide reach of MI and rebut some common criticisms of the theory. This new edition includes updated information and resources throughout the text to help educators at all levels apply MI theory to curriculum development, lesson planning, assessment, special education, cognitive skills, educational technology, career development, educational policy, and more. The book includes dozens of practical tips, strategies, and examples from real schools and districts. Armstrong provides tools, resources, and ideas that educators can immediately use to help students of all ages achieve their fullest potential in life.

Leaving Early

Author: Mantz Yorke
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780750708968
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents the findings of new research into the problem of students dropping-out from their courses, and provides information that will help institutions understand and address the problem. The book clarifies definitions of non-completion, looks at what influences students to leave early, assesses the implications for the institution's performance and the costs to the public purse. The analysis is illustrated by examples of student experience, and highlights courses of action that may help to reduce the problem.

Research As a Basis for Teaching

Author: Lawrence Stenhouse
Publisher: Heinemann
Format: PDF, Kindle
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These selections from the work of Lawrence Stenhouse make a sustained argument for research as a basis for teaching.