Summer Learning

Author: Geoffrey D. Borman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135634912
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book brings together up-to-date, research-based evidence concerning summer learning and provides descriptions and analyses of a range of summer school programs. The chapters present theory and data that explain both the phenomenon of summer learning loss and the potential for effective summer programs to mitigate loss and increase student achievement. Summer Learning: Research, Policies, and Programs: *presents evidence describing variations in summer learning loss and how these learning differences affect equality of educational opportunity and outcomes in the United States; *discusses the development, characteristics, and effects of the most recent wave of summer programs which are designed to play key roles in the recent standards movement and related efforts to end social promotion; *examines the impact of three of the most widespread, replicable summer school programs serving students across the United States; and *considers the characteristics and effects of alternative programs and practices that are designed to combat the problem of summer learning loss head on. Intended for education researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and graduate students, this volume is particularly relevant to those interested in social stratification, equity-minded policies, implications of the current standards movement and high stakes testing, and the development of programs and practices for improving education.

Grundbegriffe Ganztagsbildung

Author: Thomas Coelen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531911619
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ganztagsbildung ist zu einem Schlüsselbegriff in der gegenwärtigen Bildungsdebatte geworden, der neue Perspektiven auf ein umfassendes Bildungsverständnis in der Wissensgesellschaft eröffnet. Er kennzeichnet innovative Kooperationsformen zwischen Schule, Jugendhilfe und anderen soziokulturellen Einrichtungen, mit dem Ziel, allen Kindern und Jugendlichen eine ganzheitliche Erziehung und Bildung zu ermöglichen. Die 'Grundbegriffe' bieten als Handbuch erstmalig einen umfassenden Gesamtüberblick, in dem das Handlungsfeld terminologisch geklärt und systematisch erörtert wird. In ihrer bildungstheoretischen Fundierung und empirischen Verankerung werden Entwicklungen der Ganztagsbildung mit neuen Strukturen einer Politik des gerechten Aufwachsens verbunden und in bildungs- und sozialpolitischen Forderungen konkretisiert.

Path to Prosperity

Author: Jason Furman
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815701545
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since its launch in 2006, the Hamilton Project at Brookings has produced extensive research on how to create a growing economy that benefits all Americans. Its pragmatic work aims to increase opportunities for broad-based wealth, economic security, and enduring growth. Path to Prosperity, the first book to emerge from the Hamilton Project, presents important and original work to that end. P ath to Prosperity focuses on three key criteria for fostering broadly shared economic growth: enhancing economic security, building a highly skilled work force, and reforming the tax system. Income security proposals offer methods for reforming unemployment insurance, protecting against the risk of reemployment at a lower wage after job loss, and improving incentives for retirement saving. Education proposals build human capital by improving each level of education, from preschool programs for poor children to graduate fellowships in math and science. The tax proposals seek to make taxation simpler, more progressive, and better suited to a global economy. Contributors include Roger C.Altman, Reuven S.Avi-Yonah, Jason E. Bordoff, Kimberly A. Clausing, Susan M. Dynarski, Molly E. Fifer, Richard B. Freeman, Jason Furman,William G. Gale,Austan Goolsbee, Robert Gordon, Jonathan Gruber,Thomas J. Kane, Lori Kletzer, Jeffrey R. Kling, Alan B. Krueger, Jens Ludwig, Peter R. Orszag, Howard F. Rosen, Robert Rubin, Isabel Sawhill, Judith E. Scott-Clayton, and Douglas O. Staiger.

The Summer Slide

Author: Karl Alexander
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807775096
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is an authoritative examination of summer learning loss, featuring original contributions by scholars and practitioners at the forefront of the movement to understand—and stem—the “summer slide.” The contributors provide an up-to-date account of what research has to say about summer learning loss, the conditions in low-income children’s homes and communities that impede learning over the summer months, and best practices in summer programming with lessons on how to strengthen program evaluations. The authors also show how information on program costs can be combined with student outcome data to inform future planning and establish program cost-effectiveness. This book will help policymakers, school administrators, and teachers in their efforts to close academic achievement gaps and improve outcomes for all students. Book Features: Empirical research on summer learning loss and efforts to counteract it. Original contributions by leading authorities. Practical guidance on best practices for implementing and evaluating strong summer programs. Recommendations for using program evaluations more effectively to inform policy. Contributors: Emily Ackman, Allison Atteberry, Catherine Augustine, Janice Aurini, Amy Bohnert, Geoffrey D. Borman, Claudia Buchmann, Judy B. Cheatham, Barbara Condliffe, Dennis J. Condron, Scott Davies, Douglas Downey, Ean Fonseca, Linda Goetze, Kathryn Grant, Amy Heard, Michelle K. Hosp, James S. Kim, Heather Marshall, Jennifer McCombs, Andrew McEachin, Dorothy McLeod, Joseph J. Merry, Emily Milne, Aaron M. Pallas, Sarah Pitcock, Alex Schmidt, Marc L. Stein, Paul von Hippel, Thomas G. White, Doris Terry Williams, Nicole Zarrett “A comprehensive look at what’s known about summer’s impact on learning and achievement, this work is an important contribution to the field and a wake-up call to policy makers and educators alike. The authors’ analysis reinforces the need for many more high-quality, well-evaluated summer programs and reminds us all that to ignore summer is to accept the staggering opportunity and achievement gaps we now have.” —Jane Stoddard Williams, Chair, Horizons National “Summer Learning and Summer Learning Loss provides the reader with everything they didn’t know about summer learning loss and also provides information on everything we do know about eliminating summer learning loss. Do your school a favor and read this book and then act upon what you have learned.” —Richard Allington, University of Tennessee

Fiore s Summer Library Reading Program Handbook

Author: Carole D. Fiore
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 9781555705138
Format: PDF
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The long-awaited new guide to summer reading programs for children, teens, and families is here. Carole Fiore, who oversees Florida's award-winning summer reading program, has created an expansive and up-to-date handbook for summer reading programs. You will learn how to set goals and objectives; establish themes and schedules; coordinate statewide and regional efforts; market and promote events; and evaluate program success. Up-to-date coverage addresses the No Child Left Behind Act, developmental assets, utilizing the Web, copyright concerns, bilingual programming, online activities, outcome-based evaluations, and more. Fiore also provides an A-Z annotated list of thematic programming ideas and a special illustrated section with twenty-five exemplary programs and numerous best practices from libraries across the country. Special sections serve as a guide to themes and member libraries of statewide and regional cooperative summer programs. Filled with forms, checklists, and sample policies, this is a valuable, comprehensive tool - essential for anyone planning reading programs.

Qualitative Research in Social Work

Author: Anne E. Fortune
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535449
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this volume, progressive experts survey recent trends in qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to better represent the context and complexity of social work practice. Chapters address different approaches to qualitative inquiry, applications to essential areas of research and practice, integration of qualitative and quantitative methods, and epistemological issues. This second edition brings even greater depth and relevance to social work qualitative research, including new material that tackles traditional research concerns, such as data quality, ethics, and epistemological stances, and updated techniques in data collection and analysis. To increase the usefulness for students and researchers, the editors have reorganized the text to present basic principles first and then their applications, and they have increased their focus on ethics, values, and theory. New and revised illustrative studies highlight more than ever the connection between effective research and improved social functioning among individuals and groups. The collection continues to feature scholars and practitioners who have shaped the social work research practice canon for more than twenty years, while also adding the innovative work of up-and-coming talent.

Getting to Work on Summer Learning

Author: Catherine H. Augustine
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833081349
Format: PDF, Docs
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RAND is conducting a longitudinal study that evaluates the effectiveness of voluntary summer learning programs in reducing summer learning loss, which contributes substantially to the achievement gap between low- and higher-income students. Based on evaluations of programs in six school districts, this second report in a series provides research-based advice for school district leaders as they create and strengthen summer programs.

Going to College

Author: Elizabeth Evans Getzel
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557667427
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A successful college education for students with mild disabilities is the goal of this research-based book, which covers everything from college selection and application to classroom supports and accommodations.

Making Summer School Meaningful

Author: Shirley Shu Clem
Format: PDF
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As part of an effort to end social promotion, new policies have redefined the purpose of summer school. Summer programs must now focus on remediation of at-risk students. This change in policy involves conflict for teachers who must enact the envisioned change. This qualitative research examines elementary summer school instruction, especially in the area of reading, for at-risk students just completing third-grade. The purpose to describe and better understand the cultural and organizational factors that affect summer school curriculum and instruction. This study reveals low expectations for student growth, a lack of personal investment by participants due to the temporary nature of the program, and feelings of frustration and failure by the teachers in not being able to address their students' perceived needs. Intended policy gains were not realized. This study proposes that summer school could be improved by removing control measures, such as the requirement of intense practice in reading skills/exercises. Instead, teachers should have the freedom to create highly interesting and engaging enrichment lessons that motivate students and stimulate true engagement in learning. This research provides a more complex and multi-dimensional view for understanding how summer school truly functions in relation to the goals intended by state policy. It also provides a new perspective for how summer learning can be made more meaningful for at-risk students.