Integrating Educational Systems for Successful Reform in Diverse Contexts

Author: Amanda Datnow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458493
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Linguistic, ethnic, and economic diversity is a major factor influencing how school reform ought to be accomplished at local, state, and government levels. This book examines the issue of successful school reform in diverse communities. It is the first to synthesize research on educational research on educational reform pertaining to racially and linguistically diverse students. It examines what is needed at the teacher, school, district, state, and federal levels for educational reform to be successful in multicultural, multilingual settings. Conclusions are based on a careful review of hundreds of recent quantitative and qualitative studies relating to educational reform in diverse communities. The authors conceptualize education as an interconnected and interdependent policy system and discuss the key policy, relational, political, and resource linkages that assist in achieving sustainable improvement in schools serving at-risk students.

Rethinking the Education Mess A Systems Approach to Education Reform

Author: I. Mitroff
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137386045
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Using a form of systems thinking, this book analyzes K-12 education as a complex, "messy" system that must be tackled as a whole and provides a series of heuristics to help those involved in the education mess to improve the system as a whole.

Bildungsstandards zwischen Politik und schulischem Alltag

Author: Julia Zuber
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658222417
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In dem Band werden die Entstehungsbedingungen, Ziele, Umsetzungsstrategien und Veränderungen schulischer Arbeit durch die Einführung von Bildungsstandards, standardbezogenen Tests und deren Ergebnisrückmeldung im Schulsystem analysiert. Die Forschungsbeiträge greifen zentrale Aspekte der Bildungsstandard-Politik auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen des Schulsystems heraus und zeigen ein Spannungsfeld zwischen den politischen Vorgaben, Wirkungshoffnungen und schulischen Umsetzungshandlungen auf.

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

Author: Amy J. Heineke
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416626123
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How can today’s teachers, whose classrooms are more culturally and linguistically diverse than ever before, ensure that their students achieve at high levels? How can they design units and lessons that support English learners in language development and content learning—simultaneously? Authors Amy Heineke and Jay McTighe provide the answers by adding a lens on language to the widely used Understanding by Design® framework (UbD® framework) for curriculum design, which emphasizes teaching for understanding, not rote memorization. Readers will learn * the components of the UbD framework; * the fundamentals of language and language development; * how to use diversity as a valuable resource for instruction by gathering information about students’ background knowledge from home, community, and school; * how to design units and lessons that integrate language development with content learning in the form of essential knowledge and skills; and * how to assess in ways that enable language learners to reveal their academic knowledge. Student profiles, real-life classroom scenarios, and sample units and lessons provide compelling examples of how teachers in all grade levels and content areas use the UbD framework in their culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Combining these practical examples with findings from an extensive research base, the authors deliver a useful and authoritative guide for reaching the overarching goal: ensuring that all students have equitable access to high-quality curriculum and instruction.

Standards in education

Author: Dennis M. McInerney
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
ISBN: 9781593117795
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Education institutions and organizations throughout the world are currently being held accountable for achieving and maintaining historically unmatched standards of academic quality and performance. Accreditation bodies; policy makers; boards of trustees; and teacher, parent, and student groups all place educational institutions and organizations under unprecedented accountability pressures. The aim of this volume is to explore and better understand how these pressures are impacting a broad range of social and cultural issues and, subsequently, how these issues impact student motivation and learning.

What s Noteworthy on Learners Learning Schooling

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788133152
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Systematic reform is organized into three primary educational systems: personal, technical and organizational. This report takes a new and different look at the U.S. educational system. Contents: understanding the keys to motivation to learn, classroom interactions and achievement, increasing parental involvement, metamorphosis of classroom management, expanding the definition of technological literacy in schools, designing a sustainable standards-based assessment system, developing organizational learning in schools, and a framework for managing systemic reform.

Integrated Lifecycle Services for Persons with Disabilities

Author: David L. Lovett
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461228867
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The field of education is under pressure, both external and internal, to improve the services provided to all students. In American society, and elsewhere, there is a concern that current educational practices fail to adequately prepare many students to be productive citizens. There has been a call for educational services that are more responsive to the needs of students, that use effective educational practices, that involve parents and the local community, and that adequately prepare teachers to assume more professional roles. Over the last several decades special educators have addressed these and other critical issues as they relate to students with disabilities. The knowledge gained from these endeavors can be useful in the reshaping of schools for all students, those with disabilities and those without. Indeed, this information may be useful for services beyond school whether for young children or adults. This volume has been written to address how people with disabilities can be effectively served in settings with their nondisabled peers. Because many of the students who are not well served by current educational practices have similar needs as students with disabilities, it is anticipated that some of this information may be useful in the discussion regarding the reshaping of educational systems. It is also anticipated that the mate rial presented will help in the design of more effective coordinated sys tems that serve people with disabilities throughout their lives.