Organizing Schools

Author: William Bailey
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1566764866
Format: PDF
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Provides information to help administrators organize school structure, advance effective techniques, increase worker satisfaction, and promote productivity.

Organizing Schools to Encourage Self Direction in Learners

Author: R. Skager
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483295729
Format: PDF, ePub
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Summarizes and synthesizes four case studies of schools organized to develop self-direction in students. A theoretical perspective on the origins of self-direction is presented and integrated with the findings. The schools, located in the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, the Philippines and the USA were studied by local research teams operating under criteria developed for the research. The book seeks to develop a more accurate perspective on the psychological and behavioral characteristics of self-directed learners and to analyze how schools in four different national contexts are organized for the purpose of promoting self-direction in learners.

International Perspectives on Education Policy

Author: Ralph Rotte
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600210938
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume aims to provide an interdisciplinary and pragmatic, policy-oriented contribution to the current debate about educational reform. It assembles articles by experts on education and educational policy from various scientific disciplines and professional backgrounds. Based on a section considering general pedagogical, economic, political and methodological aspects, a number of country-specific contributions cast some light on the differing frameworks, approaches and experiences in recent education policy and education reform in number of countries of the western world.

Organizing Schools for Improvement

Author: Anthony S. Bryk
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226078019
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 1988, the Chicago public school system decentralized, granting parents and communities significant resources and authority to reform their schools in dramatic ways. To track the effects of this bold experiment, the authors of Organizing Schools for Improvement collected a wealth of data on elementary schools in Chicago. Over a seven-year period they identified one hundred elementary schools that had substantially improved—and one hundred that had not. What did the successful schools do to accelerate student learning? The authors of this illuminating book identify a comprehensive set of practices and conditions that were key factors for improvement, including school leadership, the professional capacity of the faculty and staff, and a student-centered learning climate. In addition, they analyze the impact of social dynamics, including crime, critically examining the inextricable link between schools and their communities. Putting their data onto a more human scale, they also chronicle the stories of two neighboring schools with very different trajectories. The lessons gleaned from this groundbreaking study will be invaluable for anyone involved with urban education.

The Discipline of Organizing Core Concepts Edition

Author: Robert J. Glushko
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491997273
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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We organize things. We organize information, information about things, and information about information. Organizing is a fundamental issue in many professional fields, but these fields have only limited agreement in how they approach problems of organizing and in what they seek as their solutions. The Discipline of Organizing synthesizes insights from library science, information science, computer science, cognitive science, systems analysis, business, and other disciplines to create an Organizing System for understanding organizing. This framework is robust and forward-looking, enabling effective sharing of insights and design patterns between disciplines that weren't possible before. The 4th edition of this award-winning and widely adopted text adds content to bridge between the foundations of organizing systems and the new statistical and computational techniques of data science because at its core, data science is about how resources are described and organized. The 4th edition reframes descriptive statistics as organizing techniques, expands the treatment of classification to include computational methods, and incorporates many new examples of data-driven resource selection, organization, maintenance, and personalization. The Core Concepts edition is an abridged version that is simpler to read because it does not tempt the reader with the deep scholarly web of endnotes contained in the Professional edition. Instead, it seeks to reinforce the concepts and design patterns with numerous "Stop and Think" exercises, and omits some of the theoretical nuance of the Professional edition to put more emphasis on concrete examples.

Organizing Marketing and Sales

Author: Per Andersson
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787549682
Format: PDF
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Organizing Marketing and Sales offers case studies to demonstrate in detail the kinds of challenges faced by multinational, multiproduct firms. It also draws upon theoretical perspectives in order to examine contemporary challenges in marketing and sales organization.

The Micro Politics of the School

Author: Stephen J. Ball
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136670599
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Stephen Ball’s micro-political theory of school organization is a radical departure from traditional theories. He rejects a prescriptive ‘top down’ approach and directly addresses the interest and concerns of teachers and current problems facing schools. In doing so he raises question about the adequacy and appropriateness of the existing forms of organizational control in schools. Through case studies and interviews with teachers, the book captures the flavour of real conflicts in schools – particularly in times of falling rolls, change of leadership or amalgamations – when teachers’ autonomy seems to be at stake.

Self Esteem

Author: Greta Barclay Lipson
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1573100803
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A lively collection of stories--old and new--with engaging follow-up activities and discussions. The concept of self-esteem is presened through literature creating a safe and motivational context. Introduce and amplify the meaning and spirit of self-respect with an entertaining array of materials.

The Discipline of Organizing Professional Edition

Author: Robert J. Glushko
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491997265
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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We organize things. We organize information, information about things, and information about information. Organizing is a fundamental issue in many professional fields, but these fields have only limited agreement in how they approach problems of organizing and in what they seek as their solutions. The Discipline of Organizing synthesizes insights from library science, information science, computer science, cognitive science, systems analysis, business, and other disciplines to create an Organizing System for understanding organizing. This framework is robust and forward-looking, enabling effective sharing of insights and design patterns between disciplines that weren't possible before. The 4th edition of this award-winning and widely adopted text adds content to bridge between the foundations of organizing systems and the new statistical and computational techniques of data science because at its core, data science is about how resources are described and organized. The 4th edition reframes descriptive statistics as organizing techniques, expands the treatment of classification to include computational methods, and incorporates many new examples of data-driven resource selection, organization, maintenance, and personalization. The Professional edition remains the definitive source for advanced students and practitioners who require comprehensive and pinpoint connections to the classic and contemporary literature about organizing. Dozens of new citations and endnotes for the new data science material bring to 12 the number of distinct disciplinary perspectives identified in the book.