Transforming Schools Through Systems Change

Author: Charles Salina
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475822332
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Comprehensively describing systems that support teachers and students in a holistic and humanistic way, Transforming Schools Through Systems Change offers a road map for those in struggling schools who want to see real change resulting in improved student achievement. Building on a conceptual framework that combines academic press, social support, and relational trust, the authors describe how to create and implement systems at the district, school-wide, department, and classroom levels that support each person within the school.

Powerless to Powerful

Author: Charles Salina
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475822367
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book describes a humanistic approach to implementing programs and systems that bring academic press, social support, and relational trust together in unique ways. Based on the understanding that old beliefs are changed by supporting new behaviors, the approach includes acquiring and using data in innovative and intentional ways. Properly conducted, the approach results in high morale, a sense of inclusiveness and success, increased efficacy, and improved metrics in all areas of education. The book includes the research and theory behind the approach, action steps for leaders, and lessons learned in the process—useful elements of success for any school.

Transforming School Culture

Author: Anthony Muhammad
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1934009997
Format: PDF
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Busy administrators will appreciate this quick read packed with immediate, accessible strategies. This book provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive environment that supports the changes necessary to improve learning for all students. The author explores many aspects of human behavior, social conditions, and history to reveal best practices for building healthy school cultures.

The Transformed School Counselor

Author: Carolyn Stone
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537521
Format: PDF, ePub
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Preparing readers for real-world practice, THE TRANSFORMED SCHOOL COUNSELOR, Third Edition demonstrates how to effectively use theories, data-driven decision-making, leadership, advocacy, and consultation to improve clients' scholastic achievement and foster social justice. Thoroughly integrating the ASCA National Model throughout, the book provides an excellent overview of how the school counseling profession has transformed to successfully meet the needs of 21st-century students. It challenges pre-service counselors to view their sphere of influence from a systemic perspective and develop awareness of the major societal and educational changes impacting the school counselor--including economy, technology, family structures, standards-based education, and diversity. Completely current and aligned with 2016 CACREP standards, the third edition is packed with new case studies, Voices from the Field insights, the latest data available, and real-world illustrations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Transformative Leadership in Education

Author: Carolyn M. Shields
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136706933
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world of education today, leaders need to take an engaged, activist, and courageous approach to help build optimistic futures for all students. Transformative Leadership in Education presents an alternative approach to leadership for deep and equitable change. Using vignettes, stories, research, and drawing on scholarship from a range of disciplines, noted scholar Carolyn M. Shields explores the concept of transformative leadership and its potential to create learning environments that are just and inclusive. Drawing on examples from transformative school leaders, Shields demonstrates that this leadership can promote academic achievement, family and community empowerment, democratic engagement, and global citizenship. Special features include: End-of-chapter guiding questions to help readers reflect on their own practice and to apply the concepts in their own contexts Vignettes and stories from students, teachers, and community members illustrate how transformative leadership can promote academic achievement and democratic engagement A robust companion website with extra resources, video and audio clips, and an author blog to further understanding and lead to sustained action toward the goals of transformative leadership. This exciting text will appeal to all aspiring and practicing leaders who want to prepare students to be successful, caring, and engaged citizens of the global community.

Power politics and ethics in school districts

Author: Francis Martin Duffy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: 9781578863228
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This book contributes to the literature on the ethical use of power and political skills to lead whole system change within school districts.

Jousting for the New Generation

Author: David Loader
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864317344
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Learning is not some technical task like computer programming; it is integral to the person. It is part of the spirit, the soul and the heart of a personâ?¦we need to be encouraged to explore what is inside us -- what we feel, what we think, where we have come from, as well as where we wish to go. I have written unashamedly in a personal and passionate way." - In this new collection of essays, David Loader addresses a range of contemporary issues in education, and encourages critical dialogue about prevailing educational cultures. These 'jousts,' as he calls them, are challenges to the status quo, written to encourage verbal repartee, argument and counter-argument. Dipping into Jousting for the New Generation is intended to inspire the reader and generate spirited discussion.

Homo Deus

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406704026
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In seinem Kultbuch „Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit“ erklärte Yuval Noah Harari, wie unsere Spezies die Erde erobern konnte. In „Homo Deus“ stößt er vor in eine noch verborgene Welt: die Zukunft. Was wird mit uns und unserem Planeten passieren, wenn die neuen Technologien dem Menschen gottgleiche Fähigkeiten verleihen – schöpferische wie zerstörerische – und das Leben selbst auf eine völlig neue Stufe der Evolution heben? Wie wird es dem Homo Sapiens ergehen, wenn er einen technikverstärkten Homo Deus erschafft, der sich vom heutigen Menschen deutlicher unterscheidet als dieser vom Neandertaler? Was bleibt von uns und der modernen Religion des Humanismus, wenn wir Maschinen konstruieren, die alles besser können als wir? In unserer Gier nach Gesundheit, Glück und Macht könnten wir uns ganz allmählich so weit verändern, bis wir schließlich keine Menschen mehr sind.

Die B cherdiebin

Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3894804270
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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.