Can Educators Make A Difference

Author by : Paul R. Carr
Languange : en
Publisher by : IAP
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Description : As the title of this book suggests, how we understand, perceive and experience democracy may have a significant effect on how we actually engage in, and with, democracy. Within the educational context, this is a key concern, and forms the basis of the research presented in this volume within a critical, comparative analysis. The Global Doing Democracy Research Project (GDDRP), which currently has some 70 scholars in over 20 countries examining how educators do democracy, provides the framework in which diverse scholars explore a host of concerns related to democracy and democratic education, including the impact of neoliberalism, political literacy, critical engagement, teaching and learning for and about democracy, social justice, and the meaning of power/power relations within the educational context. Ultimately, the contributors of this book collectively ask: can there be democracy without a critically engaged education, and, importantly, what role do educators play in this context and process? Why many educators in diverse contexts believe that they are unable, dissuaded and/or prevented from doing thick democratic education is problematized in this book but the authors also seek to illustrate that, despite the challenges, barriers and concerns about doing democracy in education, something can, and should, be done to develop, cultivate and ingratiate schools and society with more meaningful democratic practices and processes. This book breaks new ground by using a similar empirical methodology within a number of international contexts to gage the democratic sentiments and actions of educators, which raises a host of questions about epistemology, teacher education, policy development, pedagogy, institutional cultures, conscientization, and the potential for transformational change in education.


Do Teachers Make A Difference

Author by : United States. Bureau of Educational Personnel Development
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This collection of essays concerning recent research on pupil achievement focuses on the role of teachers. The papers served as the basis of discussions during a day-long conference in February, 1970, at the Office of Education. Topics included models of school effectiveness, teacher quality, teacher attitudes, and policy implications. While the state of research on the effects of teachers on pupil achievement is considered still primitive, a few tentative indicators are held to be emerging. From the papers in this collection, one is led to believe that schools can and do make a difference in the development of youth. Beyond this, it is thought that teachers are the single most important element in the school. The public policy implication is that more available resources must be devoted to the development of methods for recruiting, preparing, and utilizing quality educational personnel. It is held that the fact that great numbers of children are not learning to read and are not receiving other basic tools essential for productive living demands that ways to make teachers, administrators, and all educational personnel more effective be found.


Teachers Do Make A Difference

Author by : Judith A. Deiro
Languange : en
Publisher by : Corwin Press
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Description : Deiro provides powerful strategies teachers can employ to build a healthy student-teacher connection, decrease behavioral problems, and increase social and academic skills.


Awakening Children S Minds

Author by : Laura E. Berk
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Based on the most recent contemporary research, this is a wide-ranging and practical guide to parenthood and early childhood education. 7 halftones.


How Teachers Make A Difference

Author by : United States. Bureau of Educational Personnel Development
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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What Difference Does Research Make And For Whom

Author by : Françoise Bodone
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Lang
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Description : Education is a discipline that is constantly emerging, and for which there are more questions than answers. Beyond the research reports, the articles in refereed journals, and the well-crafted presentations, what is happening in education? What difference does our work make in the lives of those we research? How is education as a whole different because of our effort? And what is the nature of the difference we make? This book provides some answers to those questions based on engaged and critical research from around the world. It is also a critical reflection on new possibilities for qualitative research, its implications and relevance to educational practice. Andrew Hargreaves, Enora Brown, Graham Hingagaroa Smith, Jack Whitehead, Mutindi Mumbua, Andrew Gitlin, Phil Carspecken, and others invite readers to join the conversation, and take it beyond these pages by enriching and extending the discourse within their communities of practice.


Those Who Can Teach

Author by : Lorraine Glennon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Council Oak Books
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Description : Students pay tribute to teachers who have inspired them, challenged them, and affected their lives


Can Educators Make A Difference

Author by : Paul R. Carr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Information Age Pub Incorporated
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Total Read : 58
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Description : As the title of this book suggests, how we understand, perceive and experience democracy may have a significant effect on how we actually engage in, and with, democracy. Within the educational context, this is a key concern, and forms the basis of the research presented in this volume within a critical, comparative analysis. The Global Doing Democracy Research Project (GDDRP), which currently has some 70 scholars in over 20 countries examining how educators do democracy, provides the framework in which diverse scholars explore a host of concerns related to democracy and democratic education, including the impact of neoliberalism, political literacy, critical engagement, teaching and learning for and about democracy, social justice, and the meaning of power/power relations within the educational context. Ultimately, the contributors of this book collectively ask: can there be democracy without a critically engaged education, and, importantly, what role do educators play in this context and process? Why many educators in diverse contexts believe that they are unable, dissuaded and/or prevented from doing thick democratic education is problematized in this book but the authors also seek to illustrate that, despite the challenges, barriers and concerns about doing democracy in education, something can, and should, be done to develop, cultivate and ingratiate schools and society with more meaningful democratic practices and processes. This book breaks new ground by using a similar empirical methodology within a number of international contexts to gage the democratic sentiments and actions of educators, which raises a host of questions about epistemology, teacher education, policy development, pedagogy, institutional cultures, conscientization, and the potential for transformational change in education.


Reform Can Make A Difference

Author by : Darlene Leiding
Languange : en
Publisher by : R&L Education
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Description : Public education in the United States does not fulfill either the educational needs or the social needs of children. Its deficiencies have serious negative consequences in our political system, our economy, and within our social and cultural affairs. We must seek to improve education through research, policy analysis, and the development of alternatives to existing policies and practices. Educational reform should include promoting greater parental choice in education, a competitive educational industry, and other policies that address the problems of both public and private schools. The ultimate goal is improved student achievement, especially in our nation's cities, where large numbers of students, are not reaching the levels of achievement they need in order to live successful lives as adults. This book explores some of the unique characteristics of school reform and focuses on the role of poverty in reform, including the negative effects of low-income neighborhoods on the youth who reside there, concluding that reducing poverty can lead to more positive academic behavior and success. Reform Can Make a Difference enables readers to look at different reform programs that are available for schools and determine which model, if any, will fit their needs. The book assists schools in designing their own reform model that will help address issues students and families have with public schools.


Do Teachers Make A Difference

Author by : United States. Bureau of Educational Personnel Development
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 13
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Description : This collection of essays concerning recent research on pupil achievement focuses on the role of teachers. The papers served as the basis of discussions during a day-long conference in February, 1970, at the Office of Education. Topics included models of school effectiveness, teacher quality, teacher attitudes, and policy implications. While the state of research on the effects of teachers on pupil achievement is considered still primitive, a few tentative indicators are held to be emerging. From the papers in this collection, one is led to believe that schools can and do make a difference in the development of youth. Beyond this, it is thought that teachers are the single most important element in the school. The public policy implication is that more available resources must be devoted to the development of methods for recruiting, preparing, and utilizing quality educational personnel. It is held that the fact that great numbers of children are not learning to read and are not receiving other basic tools essential for productive living demands that ways to make teachers, administrators, and all educational personnel more effective be found.


Does God Make A Difference

Author by : Warren Nord
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : In this provocative book Warren A. Nord argues that public schools and universities leave the vast majority of students religiously illiterate. Such education is not religiously neutral, a matter of constitutional importance; indeed, it borders on secular indoctrination when measured against the requirements of a good liberal education and the demands of critical thinking. Nord also argues that religious perspectives must be included in courses that address morality and those Big Questions that a good education cannot ignore. He outlines a variety of civic reasons for studying religion, and argues that the Establishment Clause doesn't just permit, but requires, taking religion seriously. While acknowledging the difficulty of taking religion seriously in schools and universities, Nord makes a cogent case for requiring both high school and undergraduate students to take a year long course in religious studies, and for discussing religion in any course that deals with religiously controversial material. The final chapters address how religion might best be addressed in history, literature, economics, and (perhaps most controversially) science courses. He also discusses Bible courses, and the relevance of religion to moral education and ethics courses. While his position will be taken by some as radical, he argues that he is advocating a "middle way" in our culture wars. Public schools and universities can neither promote religion nor ignore it. Does God Make a Difference? increases our understanding of a long and heated cultural conflict; it also proposes a solution to the problem that is philosophically sound and, in the long run, eminently practical.


Can Youth Make A Difference

Author by : Lasse Siurala
Languange : en
Publisher by : Council of Europe
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Description : This book explores the current variety of youth lifestyles and sub-cultures and their implications for youth policy and youth work. Issues discussed include: youth in the information society; non-formal education and citizenship; changing forms of participation; developing teaching methods and approaches; linking knowledge and action; and trends in European youth policies.


You Make The Difference

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Can Emerging Technologies Make A Difference In Development

Author by : Rachel A. Parker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In this innovative and entirely original text, which has been thoughtfully edited to ensure coherence and readability across disciplines, scientists and practitioners from around the world provide evidence of the opportunities for, and the challenges of, developing collaborative approaches to bringing advanced and emerging technology to poor communities in developing countries in a responsible and sustainable manner. This volume will stimulate and satisfy readers seeking to engage in a rich and challenging discussion, integrating many strands of social thought and physical science. For those also seeking to creatively engage in the great challenges of our times for the benefit of struggling farmers, sick children, and people literally living in the dark around the world, may this volume also spark imagination, inspire commitment, and provoke collaborative problem solving.


Finding Mrs Warnecke

Author by : Cindi Rigsbee
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Finding Mrs. Warnecke tells the inspiring story of Cindi Rigsbee, a three-time Teacher of the Year, and Barbara Warnecke, the first-grade teacher who had a profound and lasting impact on Cindi's life. Cindi, an insecure child who craved positive attention, started her first-grade year with a teacher who was emotionally abusive and played favorites in the classroom. Two months into the school year, her principal came into the classroom and announced that half the students were being moved to another classroom--a dank, windowless basement room, with a young and inexperienced teacher. This change turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to Cindi. Her new teacher, Mrs. Warnecke, made learning come alive for her students. She went overboard caring for each child, made her classroom "magical," and encouraged students to pursue their dreams. Although Cindi was reluctant to explore her creativity as a student, Mrs. Warnecke encouraged her to read and write poetry, which became a lifelong passion. The two kept in touch for several years but lost track of each other when Mrs. Warnecke moved out of state. Cindi spent many years trying to reconnect so she could thank Mrs. Warnecke for making such a difference in her life, but to no avail. Eventually Cindi became a teacher herself, and thirty years later she has taught more than 2,000 children and been named Teacher of the Year for her home state. She later came to realize that all those years she wasn't really trying to track down Barbara Warnecke, but rather, she was trying to "find Mrs. Warnecke" within herself. In Fall 2008 Cindi and Barbara were reunited on Good Morning America; the show's producers had tracked Barbara down and brought both women on-set for a tearful reunion. Barbara was floored at this attention--she had no idea she could have made such an impact on a former student's life. As Cindi travels around talking with new and veteran educators, she is always approached by audience members who are moved to tears and want to share the story of the "Mrs. Warnecke" in their own lives. Finding Mrs. Warnecke not only tells the story of this teacher who made a lifelong impact on her students, it illustrates the importance of the teacher/student relationship in the classroom, and offers principles for other teachers to follow to make a positive impact in their own classrooms.


You Can Make A Difference

Author by : Barbara Keresty
Languange : en
Publisher by : Heinemann
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Description : Educators turned activists share their hard-won experiences of implementing a public education program that has been able to get out from under the specter of budget cuts, shifting demographics, and the winds of political change.


Girls Social Class And Literacy

Author by : Stephanie Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Heinemann
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Description : Presents a comprehensive study guide to help teachers deal with impact of poverty on elementary education, and draws upon the findings of her five-year study of eight girls from poorer backgrounds.


Does Religion Make A Difference

Author by : Andreas Heuser
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nomos Verlag
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Description : Religionen werden zunehmend als relevante Partner in der internationalen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit betrachtet. Häufig wird dabei auf die besonderen Kapazitäten von Religionen verwiesen. Jedoch ist bisher wenig erforscht, worin die besonderen Kapazitäten von religiösen Entwicklungsorganisationen tatsächlich bestehen und wie sie diese einbringen. Welche Ressourcen setzen religiöse NGOs in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit ein? Wie unterscheiden sie sich von anderen Entwicklungsorganisationen? Macht ihr Engagement einen wesentlichen Unterschied in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit? Die Beiträge in diesem Band gehen diesen Fragen mittels empirischer Fallstudien und theoretischer Analysen nach. Dabei wenden sie sich unterschiedlichen Religionen und deren Entwicklungszusammenarbeit in verschiedenen Weltregionen zu und kartieren jüngste Transformationen innerhalb von Religionen. Mit Beiträgen von Jeffrey Haynes, Katherine Marshall, Andreas Heuser, Jens Koehrsen, Dena Freeman, Richard Friedli, Wilhelm Gräb, Ulrich Dehn, Marie Juul Petersen, Claudia Hoffmann, Sinah Theres Kloß, Yonatan N. Gez, Katrin Langewiesche, Suwarto Adi, Ido Benvenisti, Christine Schliesser, Leif H. Seibert, Philipp Öhlmann, Marie-Luise Frost, Adi Maya


Elementary Education Acts

Author by : Great Britain. Royal Commission on Elementary Education Acts
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Research And Practice In Physical Education

Author by : Ger Halbert
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Research findings in education can provide invaluable insight into how teaching practice can be improved, but research papers are often inaccessible and hard to digest. This innovative new text is designed to assist physical education students, pre-service teachers, practising teachers and teacher educators to learn how to read research and to apply it to practice in primary and secondary physical education. The text also provides insights and implications for those working with young people in physical activity and sport settings. The book presents a clear, step-by-step guide to how to read and interpret research, followed by a series of short and engaging introductions to contemporary research studies on key topics in physical education, from classroom management and programme design to assessment and social issues. Each study is discussed from the point of view of researcher, teacher educator and primary and post primary teacher, providing the reader with invaluable insight into how to use research to generate new ideas and improve their teaching practice. Research and Practice in Physical Education is the perfect companion to any course in research methods, current issues, learning and teaching, or pedagogy and curriculum in physical education.


Do Parties Make A Difference

Author by : Richard Rose
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Fostering Change In Institutions Environments And People

Author by : David C. Berliner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 90
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Description : This volume is comprised of contributions from leading scholars in education and psychology. In part one of the book the authors provide insight into the psychology of change, examining: What factors work as catalysts for change in environments, institutions and people What factors hinder change When change is deemed beneficial In the second part of this volume the authors turn their attention to the issue of peace education. They examine the types of problems that societies and scholars should identify and try to solve in hopes of building more peaceful environments. The final chapter is a biography honoring Professor Gavriel (Gabi) Salomon, a significant contributor to the vast literature on change. This book is appropriate reading for professors, students and academics who are dedicated to fostering change to benefit institutions, environments and people.


Use Your Difference To Make A Difference

Author by : Tayo Rockson
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Become more culturally competent in an increasingly diverse world Recent years have seen dramatic changes to several institutions worldwide. Our increasingly interconnected, digitized, and globalized world presents immense opportunities and unique challenges. Modern businesses and schools interact with individuals and organizations from a diverse range of cultural and national backgrounds—increasing the likelihood for miscommunication, errors in strategy, and unintended consequences in the process. This has also spilled into our daily lives and the way we consume information today. Understanding how to navigate these and other pitfalls requires adaptability, nuanced cross-cultural communication, and effective conflict resolution. Use Your Difference to Make a Difference provides readers with a skills-based, actionable plan that transforms differences into agents of inclusiveness, connection, and mutual understanding. This innovative and timely guide illustrates how to leverage differences to move beyond unconscious biases, manage a culturally-diverse workplace, create an environment for more tolerant schooling environments, more trusted media, communicate across borders, find and retain diverse talent, and bridge the gap between working locally and expanding globally. Expert guidance on a comprehensive range of topics—teamwork, leadership styles, information sharing, delegation, supervision, giving and receiving feedback, coaching and motivation, recruiting, managing suppliers and customers, and more—helps you manage the essential aspects of international relationships and cultural awareness. This valuable resource contains the indispensable knowledge required to: Develop self-awareness needed to be a cross-cultural communicator Develop content, messaging techniques, marketing plans, and business strategies that translate across cultural borders Help your employees to better understand and collaborate with clients and colleagues from different backgrounds Help teachers build safe environments for students to be themselves Strengthen cross-cultural competencies in yourself, your team, and your entire organization Understand the cultural, economic, and political factors surrounding our world Use Your Difference to Make a Difference is a must-have resource for any educator, parent, leader, manager, or team member of an organization that interacts with co-workers and customers from diverse cultural backgrounds.


You Can Make The Difference

Author by : C. R. Wagschal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Feldheim Publishers
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Teaching Fairly In An Unfair World

Author by : Kathleen Gould Lundy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pembroke Publishers Limited
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Total Read : 21
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Description : This powerful book helps teachers redefine an inclusive curriculum by questioning what is taught, how it is taught, to whom, and under what conditions. It offers teachers a wealth of challenging, open-ended pursuits that give students "voice" and help them better understand their world. It explores opportunities for students to connect with social justice issues in the real world through imagined experiences found in short stories, novels, plays, picture books, graphic novels, and primary source documents, such as letters.


Profit Of Education

Author by : Richard Startz
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This important book translates evidence and examines policy, proposing a plan to save America's schools by rewarding teachers with professional-level salaries distributed wisely. • 26 easily understood charts and tables that translate the evidence for a broad audience • Pay system mock-ups • A reproducible, one-page action checklist


Effective Teacher Evaluation

Author by : Kenneth D. Peterson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Corwin Press
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Description : Enrich the quality of teaching and learning in your school with meaningful teacher evaluations! This is the essential guide for principals who want to improve the teacher evaluation process, develop highly qualified teachers, and improve student achievement levels in their schools. This "hands-on," practical handbook provides principals with specific strategies, including: Using the best objective evidence available Putting the teacher at the center of the process Using multiple data sources which vary by individual teacher Incorporating student achievement data Inspiring ongoing teacher reflection and analysis


Education And Training Policy Teachers Matter Attracting Developing And Retaining Effective Teachers

Author by : OECD
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : Teachers Matter provides a comprehensive, international analysis of trends and developments in the teacher workforce in 25 countries around the world including research on attracting, developing and retaining effective teachers.