Rebuilding Schools for Students

Author: Darlene Leiding
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475801521
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
By addressing the current issues that contemporary school systems face -- including teacher unions, school reforms, the U.S. Department of Education, technology, NCLB, teachers under scrutiny, teacher tenure, boosting parent engagement, failing schools, and the realities of what works and what doesn’t in the charter school realm -- Rebuilding Schools for Students: Let the Change Begin serves to promote change by taking risks and achieving results.

Rebuilding Our Schools from the Bottom Up

Author: Fiona Carnie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315451875
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
The aim of this book is to explore how teachers, students and parents can be given more of a say in the education system – in how schools are organised, and in what and how children learn. The book does not promote a specific view of education, but considers the means by which educational purposes and approaches can be conceived, agreed and enacted democratically – a precursor to a flourishing democratic society. Rebuilding Our Schools from the Bottom Up has been written in response to significant changes which have taken place in the education system over the past 30 years. In England at least, these changes have resulted in an increasingly centralised system in which the voices of those who teach, those who learn, and those whose children go to school have been marginalised. The book covers four main areas: Teacher voice: listening to the professionals Student voice: involving students as active participants in their education Parent voice: building a genuine home–school partnership School community voice: developing a shared vision With inspiring examples from around the UK and overseas and a range of resources that can be used by senior leaders, teachers and parents, the book aims to encourage and support transformative change so that schools can meet the needs of the communities they exist to serve.

Hurricane Andrew the Public Schools and the Rebuilding of Community

Author: Eugene F. Provenzo Jr.
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791424827
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida early on Monday morning, August 24, 1992. Widely described as the worst natural disaster in modern U.S. history, the storm left 38 people dead in South Florida, 80,000 homes destroyed, and damage estimates of at least $20 billion. The area devastated by the hurricane was approximately three times the size of Manhattan. Almost 250,000 people were left homeless by Andrew—roughly the population of the entire city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Garbage generated by the storm in a single night was equal to the projected landfill for Dade County for the next thirty years.

Rebuilding the Schoolhouse

Author: Leonard Kaplan
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
This is an exclusive collection of current, insightful articles from 'The Washington Post' discussing the issues, controversies, promises and realities of today's American education, special needs, and school choice.

The Education System is Broken

Author: Cathy S. Tooley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475827407
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
The intent of this book is to look at our educational system as it currently works and to evaluate not only why this system is broken, but also how we might move forward, together, to fix it.So, how do we fix our failing schools? We begin by finally taking the educator out from behind the desk and bring them to the table to share in the decisions and solutions regarding what is happening in our schools. It is time to part the curtains on our public school system and show you the villains, the heroes, the talented, and the not so talented. It is time to give you a behind the scenes view of our educational stage.

Rebuilding the Foundation

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543512
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Teaching reading is a complex task without a simple formula for developing quality instruction. The authors present a deep and thoughtful conversation about what is meant by effective reading instruction for all students. Rather than build on or alter existing models, this book considers how educators and policymakers might think about rebuilding and reconceptualizing reading education, perhaps from the ground up.

Designing School Systems for All Students

Author: Robert J. Manley
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607093758
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
This book provides a clear methodology for school leaders, teachers, and school board members to follow as they redesign their schools for the benefit of students.

Rebuilding Labor

Author: Ruth Milkman
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801489020
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
In Rebuilding Labor Ruth Milkman and Kim Voss bring together established researchers and a new generation of labor scholars to assess the current state of labor organizing and its relationship to union revitalization. Throughout this collection, the focus is on the formidable challenges unions face today and on how they may be overcome.-publisher description.

Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities

Author: Bob Lingard
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441165428
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Many educators have been looking for a fundamentally different approach to engage young people and encourage progress in learning. Supported by recent public policy developments, a transformation is beginning to take place in the practice of many schools. The focus of learning is shifting away from the child as an individual in a classroom detached from the surrounding neighbourhood to a learning community that embraces carers and families as well as young people and teachers. This monograph analyses the organising principles of this cultural transformation and considers how it will shape learning in schools and communities throughout the world. The book brings together key thinkers from the fields of new learning, new communities of educational practice and new forms of educational governance. Arguing for the necessary interconnectedness of pedagogy, institutions and governance, this ground-breaking book will undoubtedly shape the policy agenda in this area for years to come.