Integrating Prosocial Learning with Education Standards

Author: Kristie Fink
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131719442X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Integrating Prosocial Learning with Education Standards demonstrates how to meet educational standards that privilege cognitive aspects of learning while also advancing prosocial or Whole Child efforts (e.g., social emotional learning, character education, and mental health promotion). The book utilizes a growing body of research to reveal effective ways to implement a curriculum that integrates social, emotional, ethical, and civic aspects of learning with required state standards, and a wide range of "real world" examples describe how any school, anywhere, can lay a foundation for all young people to succeed.

Leadership for Social Justice

Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205412099
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This reader on key issues in Social Justice is written by well-known experts in the area and edited by the leading authorities in the field. The book is divided into 3 distinct parts: Re-defining Leadership for Social Justice; Preparing Social Justice Leaders; and Next Steps, to mobilize to action as well as to make information accessible and useful. This book challenges leaders, educators and researchers to be effective advocates for social justice. It demonstrates how the current realities in educational leadership training and in school practices re-create inequities. It provides an array of ways of understanding the effects of exclusionary practices as well as constructive exercises and materials for those who will lead students and staffs to create equitable practices.

Pledging Allegiance

Author: Joel Westheimer
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807775533
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What does it mean to be “patriotic” in the United States after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001? And how have the prevailing notions of patriotism—loudly trumpeted in the American media—affected education in American schools? In this spirited book, renowned educational leaders and classroom practitioners answer these questions with insights, opinions, and hard facts. They focus on critical issues related to patriotism and democracy in education, including the social studies curriculum, military recruitment in schools, and student dissent. Contributors: Bill Ayers • Michael Bader • Robby Cohen • Sharon Cook • Louis Ganzler • Gerald Graff • Diana Hess • Joseph Kahne • Robert Jensen • Gloria Ladson-Billings • Deborah Meier • Ellen Middaugh • Pedro Noguera • Cecilia O’Leary • Diane Ravitch • and Joel Westheimer; Commentators: Bill Bigelow • Héctor Calderón • Edwin C. Darden • Peter Dreier • Delaine Eastin • Chester E. Finn • Jr. • Dick Flacks • Maxine Greene • Joan Kent Kvitka • James W. Loewen • Walter Parker • Charles Payne • Cindy Sheehan • Karen Emily Suurtamm • Studs Terkel • Denise Walsh. “What does it mean to be a democratic citizen? And what kind of education produces one? For the past two decades, Joel Westheimer has been one of North America’s most knowledgeable and able guides to these critical issues. Along the way, he has forced us to reconsider the larger goals and purposes of our public schools. His book will provide an invaluable roadmap for anyone who asks the big questions, no matter what they think of his answers.” —Jonathan Zimmerman, New York University “The essays in this book come at a critical moment and should be welcomed by anyone who is concerned that the values of peace, of democracy, be held high by the coming generation.” —From the Foreword by Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States “A valuable sourcebook for those who are uncertain about what patriotism is and, even more, for those who are certain that they know.” —Howard Gardner,author of Five Minds for the Future “By bringing together diverse and often divergent perspectives of patriotism, Pledging Allegiance opens to critical scrutiny the very idea of loyalty to a country. In doing so, it not only offers a useful educational resource but also performs a valuable political service. I can’t think of many books more likely to stimulate deep reflection and spirited discussion, and these activities, after all, are integral to democracy itself.” —Alfie Kohn, author of What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated?

Teaching for Joy and Justice

Author: Linda Christensen
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
ISBN: 0942961439
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Presents a collection of essays and practical advice, including lesson plans and activities, to promote writing in all aspects of the curriculum.

Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders

Author: Michelle D. Young
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317531892
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders brings together empirical research on leadership preparation and development to provide a comprehensive overview and synthesis of what we know about preparing school leaders today. With contributions from the field’s foremost scholars, this new edition investigates the methodological foundations of leadership preparation research, reviews the pedagogical and curricular features of preparation programs, and presents valuable insights into the demographic, economic, and political factors affecting school leaders. This volume both mirrors the first edition’s macro-level approach to leadership preparation and presents the most up-to-date research in the field. Updates to this edition cover recent state and federal government efforts to improve leadership in education, new challenges for the field, and significant gaps and critical questions for framing, researching, evaluating, and improving the education of school leaders. Sponsored by the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA), this handbook is an essential resource for students and scholars of educational leadership, as well as practitioners, policymakers, and other educators interested in professional leadership. .

Not for Profit

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883504
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry in the United States and abroad. We increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable, productive, and empathetic individuals. This shortsighted focus on profitable skills has eroded our ability to criticize authority, reduced our sympathy with the marginalized and different, and damaged our competence to deal with complex global problems. And the loss of these basic capacities jeopardizes the health of democracies and the hope of a decent world. In response to this dire situation, Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world. In a new preface, Nussbaum explores the current state of humanistic education globally and shows why the crisis of the humanities has far from abated. Translated into over twenty languages, Not for Profit draws on the stories of troubling—and hopeful—global educational developments. Nussbaum offers a manifesto that should be a rallying cry for anyone who cares about the deepest purposes of education.

Changing Mindsets of Educational Leaders to Improve Schools

Author: Sandra Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781578862559
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Changing Mindsets of Educational Leaders to Improve Schools: Voices of Doctoral Students responds to the dual question that all graduate and post-graduate programs should ask: As students learn about leadership, does their practice change? If so, does this changing practice result in school improvement? In 16 powerful essays, students enrolled in a doctoral program describe what they believed about school leadership prior to their continuing education, what their practice looked like then, what they believe now, and how this changing mindset is reflected in their practice.

The Principal Reader

Author: Darrin Griffiths
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991862627
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Principal Reader speaks directly to aspiring, novice, and experienced school leaders. The book features 56 leadership narratives from practising school leaders from the United States and Canada on topics such as: leadership theories in practice; confronting the status quo; improving instruction; reconciliation through education; leading through adversity; the challenge of change; fostering collaborative learning cultures; and social justice.

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration

Author: Fenwick W. English
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780761930877
Format: PDF, ePub
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration presents the most recent theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration as taught in preparation programs and practiced in schools and colleges today. With more than 600 entries, written by more than 200 professors, graduate students, practitioners, and association officials, the two volumes of this encyclopedia represent the most comprehensive knowledge base of educational leadership and school administration that has, as yet, been compiled.