Description : This collection of articles from Educational Leadership pulls together some of the best pieces on formative assessment and feedback that will help educators understand how to best use the data they have at their fingertips. The authors tell fellow educators about how to use formative assessment to shape the next phase of instruction and how to look for patterns in students' assessments and assignments—the mistakes students frequently make and the signals that tell what individuals need, what groups of kids need, and what the whole class needs.
Description : This collection of articles from Educational Leadership brings together fifteen insightful and passionate pieces that will help you better understand how poverty affects learning and what educators can do to make a positive difference for each learner every day. The authors examine the existence and persistence of economic inequality, demythologize poverty as a culture, explore interventions large and small, and discuss practical ways to engage, support, and challenge students living in poverty. With candor and compassion, they inspire us to think creatively about ways to help these young people see and achieve their full potential.
Description : This collection of articles on the teaching of reading pulls together some of the best—and most clicked-on—articles on reading that Educational Leadership has published in the past few years from more than a dozen of the most respected experts in the field, including Richard L. Allington, Nell K. Duke, and Sally E. Shaywitz. The articles cover what research says about the teaching of both reading and reading comprehension—from teaching phonics to improving fluency to tackling complex texts. On Developing Readers offers strategies for teaching informational texts as well as fiction. Most important, it also addresses how to inspire the love of reading.
Description : Cooperation in the classroom counteracts well-established routines and values that nearly all adults and many educators take for granted. Education remains a fiercely competitive enterprise, and individualistic notions of professionalism predominate. Despite the continued importance of independence, initiative, and personal achievement, today's schools are experimenting with consideration, sharing, collegiality, and commitment to group goals. This volume contains readings from recent editions of "Educational Leadership" on cooperative learning and collaborative schools, beginning with Robert Slavin's introduction and Ronald Brandt's insistence that cooperation is not un-American. The articles in the second section discuss various cooperative learning models, including Team Assisted Individuation, Cooperative integrated Reading and Composition, and Group Investigation. The third section is devoted to implementation of cooperative learning, and the fourth section highlights the idea of schools as caring communities developed through group work. The sixth section provides ideas on how to get started, and the seventh section summarizes controversies among various researchers. The final section presents articles on the collaborative school, focusing on developing teacher collegiality, cooperative professional development, and school improvement efforts. The volume ends with an extensive annotated bibliography divided into nine parts. (MLH)
Description : Educational Leadership in Action provides 24 complex, real-life, accessible cases to provoke and stimulate conversation around practical problems that confront educational leaders today. Written by a diverse group of educators, these cases cover a wide range of topics, including: teacher evaluations, educational reforms, contract negotiations, school safety, cultural differences, undocumented students, and social media. To foster additional meaningful discussion and debate, this resource includes responses to each of the cases, written by a range of experts. The organization and unique approach of Educational Leadership in Action allows for flexible use in courses for aspiring leaders to supplement core readings, reinforce central concepts, exemplify theory, and provide grounded examples to encourage learning. This essential compendium of cases and responses prepares future leaders to frame problems, identify solutions, and develop strategies to meet the multiple challenges and competing demands in rapidly changing education contexts.
Description : “This book combines a number of excellent authors thinking about curriculum. It’s a nice blend of known authors and newer writers in the field.” — Robert C. Morris, University of West Georgia “The range of topics—reading, science, art—makes this a complete and comprehensive reader for both novices and experienced educational teachers and leaders.” —Jeffrey S. Kaplan, University of Central Florida Contemporary Readings in Curriculum provides beginning teachers and educational leaders with a series of articles that can help them build their curriculum knowledge base Key Features and Benefits Provides a historical context of the curriculum field, giving educators a solid foundation for curriculum knowledge Describes the political nature of curriculum and how we must be attentive to the increasingly diverse populations found in our schools Connects the readings to traditional course goals, providing practical applications of curriculum topics Covers cocurricular issues, which have become a major contemporary topic within school systems Enhances the articles with a strong pedagogical framework, including detailed Internet references, questions for each article, topic guides tying each article to course topics, and article abstracts for the instructor Includes Articles From the Following Journals American School Board Journal Community College Review Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue Education & Urban Society Educational Leadership Educational Policy Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership Journal of Chemical Education, Journal of Curriculum & Supervision Journal of Curriculum Studies NASSP Bulletin Phi Delta Kappan Rethinking Schools Teachers College Record The American Behavioral Scientist The Educational Forum The Journal of Social Issues Theory and Research in Education Urban Education Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice Intended Audience This book is intended as a supplement for graduate courses such as Curriculum Development, Curriculum Theory, and Curriculum Leadership.
Description : A premier collection of high-quality articles from leading voices in education, curriculum planning, and development. Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs, 10/e combines high-quality articles with cases that illustrate pre-K through high school curriculum development in action. Featuring 72 articles from historic greats and current leaders, this book balances seminal works with contemporary perspectives. New to this edition are 38 recently published articles spotlighting technology, Common Core State Standards, high-stakes testing, and assessment. Each chapter is filled with background theory, articles, case studies and essays that show school leaders how to plan quality educational programs. Features include: Offers a collection of 72 articles on curriculum leadership--that tackle the bases for curriculum leadership; developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum; and curriculum leadership in action. Includes seminal articles by historic greats in education and development-- such as John Dewey, William Heard Kilpatrick, William Bagley, Robert M. Hutchins, Erik Erikson, Lawrence Kohlberg, and more! Introduces contemporary perspectives by current leaders in education and development--such as Charlotte Danielson, Howard Gardner, Carol Ann Tomlinson, and more! Opens each chapter with focus questions and background theory--so readers can access the prerequisite knowledge for each chapter quickly. Presents practitioner-authored case studies throughout Part III (A Case Study in Curriculum Implementation) --to illustrate the complexities of institutional and system-wide curriculum implementation. Ends each chapter with essays authored by curriculum leaders (Leader's Voices-- Putting Theory into Practice) --so readers see how theory relates to practice. Includes instructional aides to facilitate understanding and application: Learning Activities Critical Thinking Application Activities Field Experiences Internet Activities Also from Forrest W. Parkay, Glen J. Hass and/ Eric J. Anctil: 0137158386 - Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs, 9/e - (c)2010 Also from Forrest W. Parkay: 013286259X - Becoming a Teacher Plus MyEducationLab with Pearson eText, 9/e - (c)2013 0205424228 - Social Foundations for Becoming a Teacher, 1/e - (c)2006
Description : The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration presents the most recent theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration as taught in preparation programs and practiced in schools and colleges today. With more than 600 entries, written by more than 200 professors, graduate students, practitioners, and association officials, the two volumes of this encyclopedia represent the most comprehensive knowledge base of educational leadership and school administration that has, as yet, been compiled.