Talent Abounds

Author: Robert F. Arnove
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317251016
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can youthful talent become world-class talent? Talent Abounds tells the stories of master teachers and their students who raise performance to peak levels in classical music and conducting, jazz, opera, modern dance, chess, mathematics, swimming and diving, and the culinary arts. The book is unique in its scope and depth of exploration of different fields of endeavor and the individuals who have shaped them. Readers hear the voices of famous performers, from Leonard Bernstein to Joshua Bell and Mark Spitz, as they describe their early family experiences and formative years, the progression of teachers and coaches they had, their performance careers, educational philosophy and teaching practices, and their legacies. Important questions are explored throughout: Is exceptional talent an innate quality? Even so, does its fulfillment depend on the intervention of expert teachers? How do social class, gender, and ethnicity influence access to instructional and performance opportunities? Can lessons learned in one particular national and cultural context or in one performance field be extended to other societies and fields? How does public policy shape the recognition and development of talent? The concluding chapter offers insights into how public education can nurture the talent of all individuals.

Teaching Comparative Education

Author: Patricia K. Kubow
Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd
ISBN: 1873927827
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With chapter contributions from seminal scholars in the field of comparative and international education (CIE), this book examines the ways in which comparative education is being taught, or advocated for, in teacher education within higher education institutions worldwide. A particular concern raised by the authors - in locations as diverse as Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States - is the utilitarian approach in teacher education, where that which is valued is that which is measurable. The implications for what and how CIE should be taught is examined in light of the ideological, sociocultural, political, and economic trends influencing education worldwide. The main questions posed in the book include: What are the challenges and opportunities for CIE, and its practice, now and in the future?

Comparative Education

Author: Robert F. Arnove
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442217774
Format: PDF, Docs
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Editors Robert F. Arnove and Carlos Alberto Torres, along with new coeditor Stephen Franz, have assembled the key scholars in comparative education, bringing a new edition of their groundbreaking book. To be used in graduate courses in comparative education, the new edition retains the same accessible layout and style, but is updated throughout, including a new chapter on the European Union.

The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology

Author: Shane M. Murphy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199731764
Format: PDF
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The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology describes current research findings in the study of human performance: what makes performance excellent and what can go wrong? For the first time in one volume, experts from all fields of performance are brought together, covering domains including sports, the performing arts, business, executive coaching, the military, and other applicable, high-risk professions.

Becoming a Reflective Mathematics Teacher

Author: Alice F. Artzt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317691997
Format: PDF
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Ideal for preservice mathematics teachers who are taking methods courses or are student teaching, this research-based, activity-oriented guide offers a highly effective framework for teacher reflection and self-assessment. Highlighting inquiry-based, learner-centered teaching and grounded in a cognitive perspective, Becoming a Reflective Teacher of Mathematics, Third Edition features: Detailed observation instruments for observing other teachers Reflective activities that provide a structure for beginning teachers to think about their teaching Guidelines and instruments for supervisors to use when observing, conferencing with, and assessing beginning or student teachers The Third Edition of Becoming a Reflective Teacher of Mathematics is aligned with the latest standards for teaching mathematics including the Common Core State Standards-Mathematics, and the latest assessments for mathematics teacher certification which place a high priority on reflective practice. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the Third Edition continues to provide preservice and in-service mathematics teachers with practical ideas for developing and honing reflective and self-analytical skills needed to advance and improve instruction.

Shades of Globalization in Three Early Childhood Settings

Author: Ailie Cleghorn
Publisher: Sense Pub
ISBN: 9789460910999
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Shades of Globalization casts an ethnographic eye on the interplay between local and global influences on the organization and activities within three early childhood settings, each of which is located in a context of rapid social change. Stemming from a four-year study of early childhood thought and practice, each of the eight chapters touches on a different aspect of the three case study preschools, one each in India, South Africa, and an aboriginal community in Canada. The authors take a critical perspective on taken-for-granted assumptions about what constitutes the most appropriate preschool experience for children, querying for example, the meaning of school readiness within local communities. This book will appeal to those who have an interest in the diversity of children's lives and preschool experiences throughout the world - education and social policy makers, teacher educators, teachers, pre-service student teachers, day-care workers, parents, community leaders, governmental and non-governmental organizations and consultants, early childhood program planners and evaluators, community development workers, university lecturers, and developmental psychologists. Ailie Cleghorn is Professor of Education at Concordia University in Montreal. She teaches in the Educational Studies Masters Program and conducts research that is grounded in her field of comparative sociology of education. Earlier publications include Issues in African Education: Sociological Perspectives, with Ali A. Abdi (Palgrave-MacMillan) and Missing the Meaning: The Development and Use of Print and Non-Print Text Materials in Diverse School Settings, with Alan Peacock (Palgrave-MacMillan). Larry Prochner is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Alberta. His research centres on the historical and comparative study of education. Recent publications include The History of Early Childhood Education in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (University of British Columbia Press), and Early Childhood Care and Education: Theory and Practice, with Prerana mohite (Concept Publishers). The Afterword is written by Professor Jessica Ball, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria, British Columbia. Professor Ball is the Principal Investigator on projects in the Early Childhood Development Intercultural Partnerships program at the University of Victoria. She is also Coordinator of First Nations Partnership Programs - a two-year diploma program in early childhood education and youth care, delivered through partnerships with Indigenous communities and post-secondary institutions in western Canada. She has worked extensively to protect cultural diversity and support development of community-based services to promote optimal child health and development.

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Author: Gary L. Neilson
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN:
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Drawing on a range of informative, real-life stories and real-world data, two business consultants explain how to recognize patterns of behavior within an organization the keep a company from achieving the results they want and furnishes effective, practical ideas for promoting success. 60,000 first printing.

Changing Schools

Author: Terry Wrigley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113673452X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book is directed at all who are concerned with progressive school change and the promotion of democratic citizenship and social justice.

The Talent Management Handbook

Author: Lance Berger
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007143612X
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The Talent Management Handbook explains how organizations can identify and get the most out of “high-potential people” by developing and promoting them to key positions. The book explains: 1. A system for integrating three human resources “building blocks”: organizational competencies, performance appraisal, and forecasting employee/manager potential 2. Six human resources conditions necessary for organization excellence 3. How to link your employee assessment process to career planning and development The Talent Management Handbook will help you design career plans that boost employee morale, as well as create and sustain excellence in your organization. It is full of simple, efficient, easy-to-follow methods for assessing, planning, and developing high-value people to meet your organization’s current and future needs. And it will help you combine your organization’s diverse human resources activities into a single, cogent system. Featuring best practices from leading companies as well as contributions from field experts who hold top positions in such leading HR consultancies as AON Consulting, The Hay Group, Hewitt Associates, Right Management Consulting. Sibson Consulting, and Towers Perrin, The Talent Management Handbook is an authoritative resource for creating and maintaining excellence in your organization through people management.