Alternative Approaches to Education

A Guide for Teachers and Parents

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Author: Fiona Carnie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315533197

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Alternative Approaches to Education provides parents and teachers with information and guidance on different education options in the UK and further afield. This new and expanded edition, including additional chapters and up-to-date contact details, explains the values, philosophies and methods of a range of alternative approaches available outside and within the state system, as well as if you’re ‘doing it yourself’. Illustrated throughout with the first-hand experiences of children, teachers and parents, it provides lists of useful contacts, sources of further information and answers to common questions. Together with brand new chapters on recent research and contemporary debates, and on Free Schools, it covers: Small alternative schools Steiner Waldorf education Democratic schools Alternatives in the state system Parents as change agents Setting up a Small School or Learning Centre Home-based education Flexible schooling Exploring why alternative approaches to education are needed, this accessible and informative book challenges the dominant educational orthodoxies by putting children first. It will be of interest to teachers looking to build on their knowledge of different educational approaches in order to find new ways of working. It is also an ideal introduction for parents deciding how best to educate their children.

Do Parents Know They Matter?

Raising Achievement Through Parental Engagement

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Author: Alma Harris,Kirstie Andrew-Power,Janet Goodall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1855394790

Category: Education

Page: 123

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A powerful resource for teachers about the benefits of parental engagement, along with methods to foster and develop good practice. >

The Right to Learn

The Struggle for Education in South Africa

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Author: Pam Christie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780869754122

Category: Education

Page: 309

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The Classroom of Choice

Giving Students what They Need and Getting what You Want

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Author: Jonathan C. Erwin

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871208296

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Provides a variety of strategies for teaching and classroom management.

ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom

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Author: Thomas Armstrong

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871203596

Category: Education

Page: 126

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Offers different approaches for teaching ADD/ADHD children, including incorporating imaginative journeys, bodily-kinesthetic cues, posters, drama, and dances into the curriculum.

Improving School Leadership, Volume 1

Policy and Practice

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Author: Pont Beatriz,Nusche Deborah,Moorman Hunter,David Hopkins

Publisher: Organization for Economic

ISBN: 9789264044678

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.

Rebuilding Our Schools from the Bottom Up

Listening to Teachers, Children and Parents

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Author: Fiona Carnie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315451875

Category: Education

Page: 194

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The aim of this book is to explore how teachers, students and parents can be given more of a say in the education system – in how schools are organised, and in what and how children learn. The book does not promote a specific view of education, but considers the means by which educational purposes and approaches can be conceived, agreed and enacted democratically – a precursor to a flourishing democratic society. Rebuilding Our Schools from the Bottom Up has been written in response to significant changes which have taken place in the education system over the past 30 years. In England at least, these changes have resulted in an increasingly centralised system in which the voices of those who teach, those who learn, and those whose children go to school have been marginalised. The book covers four main areas: Teacher voice: listening to the professionals Student voice: involving students as active participants in their education Parent voice: building a genuine home–school partnership School community voice: developing a shared vision With inspiring examples from around the UK and overseas and a range of resources that can be used by senior leaders, teachers and parents, the book aims to encourage and support transformative change so that schools can meet the needs of the communities they exist to serve.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

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Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy

Action Steps for Schoolwide Success

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Author: Nancy Dean

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412979803

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Directly linked with overall student achievement, graduation rates, and success in higher education, literacy is essential for reaching academic goals in a school or county. Adolescent literacy has become the focus of many school improvement efforts to meet the needs of secondary and high school students. Without the requisite expertise in literacy, administrators and other school leaders charged with literacy improvement initiatives need a systemic and sustained approach for improving student literacy and learning. Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy presents a concrete, user-friendly, and practical guide to developing, implementing, and monitoring a schoolwide or county-wide literacy action plan. Readers will find rubrics, tools, and processes developed and field-tested by the authors over more than 10 years of close work with schools across the country.

Qualities of Effective Teachers, 3rd Edition

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Author: James H. Stronge

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416625895

Category: Education

Page: 348

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This updated edition is packed with research-based advice and practical tools for any educator interested in improving teaching and ensuring positive outcomes for all students.

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank

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Author: John G. Gabriel,Paul C. Farmer

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416616454

Category: Education

Page: 297

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How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank will help you improve your school without investing in externally developed, expensive, and time-consuming reform programs or initiatives. It's packed with replicable strategies and practical tools that educators in any school can incorporate to transform the culture and improve student achievement and professional practice. You'll learn how to * Hone your own leadership and grow new leaders among your staff; * Develop a vision and a mission for your school; * Promote excellence among both staff and students; * Make the most of your time and facilitate effective meetings; and * Mine and use data with purpose. For most schools, times are tough and money is tight--but school leaders must still focus on how to steadily improve student achievement. Academic performance will improve in the long term only if your school has a healthy culture marked by integrity, a strong work ethic, collaboration, and reflective risk taking. Strengthening those foundational elements will help you sustain positive change in your school, even in difficult economic times. The good news is that you already have the resources you need to help your school thrive. This book will help you to maximize them.

Literacy and Racial Justice

The Politics of Learning After Brown V. Board of Education

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Author: Catherine Prendergast

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809325245

Category: Education

Page: 205

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In anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, Catherine Prendergast draws on a combination of insights from legal studies and literacy studies to interrogate contemporary multicultural literacy initiatives, thus providing a sound historical basis that informs current debates over affirmative action, school vouchers, reparations, and high-stakes standardized testing. As a result of Brown and subsequent crucial civil rights court cases, literacy and racial justice are firmly enmeshed in the American imagination—so much so that it is difficult to discuss one without referencing the other. Breaking with the accepted wisdom that the Brown decision was an unambiguous victory for the betterment of race relations, Literacy and Racial Justice: The Politics of Learning after Brown v. Board of Education finds that the ruling reinforced traditional conceptions of literacy as primarily white property to be controlled and disseminated by an empowered majority. Prendergast examines civil rights era Supreme Court rulings and immigration cases spanning a century of racial injustice to challenge the myth of assimilation through literacy. Advancing from Ways with Words, Shirley Brice Heath’s landmark study of desegregated communities, Prendergast argues that it is a shared understanding of literacy as white property which continues to impact problematic classroom dynamics and education practices. To offer a positive model for reimagining literacy instruction that is truly in the service of racial justice, Prendergast presents a naturalistic study of an alternative public secondary school. Outlining new directions and priorities for inclusive literacy scholarship in America, Literacy and Racial Justice concludes that a literate citizen is one who can engage rather than overlook longstanding legacies of racial strife.

Building Parent Engagement in Schools

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo,Lorie A. Hammond

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1586833421

Category: Education

Page: 87

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This work is a report on the positive impact of parental involvement on their child's academics and on the school at large. * Includes four specific real-life examples of parental involvement initiatives: home visits, the use of technology, school/community gardens, and community organizing * Offers bibliographic listings for additional print and online resources * Presents a comprehensive index

Child Friendly Schools Manual

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Author: N.A

Publisher: UNICEF

ISBN: 9280643762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.

Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

A Handbook for Development Practitioners

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Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821389076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

Quality School

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Author: William Glasser, M.D.

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062035295

Category: Education

Page: 192

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"This should be required reading by every school administator, every teacher, every board member and all university faculty involved in the training of teachers. There is no doubt that we need to squeeze all blame, all coerion and all criticism out of any people-related business. Not until we realize that schools are in a people business will we ever be able to make meaningful changes." --Dr. Albert Mamary, former superintendent of schools, Johnson City, New York

The evidence continues to grow

parent involvement improves student achievement

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Author: Anne T. Henderson,National Committee for Citizens in Education

Publisher: Center for Law & Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 76

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Collective Trust

Why Schools Can't Improve Without it

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Author: Patrick B. Forsyth,Curt M. Adams,Wayne Kolter Hoy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807751671

Category: Education

Page: 218

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The culmination of nearly three decades of research, Collective Trust offers new insight and practical knowledge on the social construction of trust for school improvement. The authors argue that "collective trust" is not merely an average trust score for a group, but rather an independent concept with distinctive origins and consequences. The book demonstrates that schools are organizations that require environments characterized by high levels of collective trust to be effective. Including an historical overview, an exhaustive review of the empirical research, and implications for school reform policy and leadership, this is the most comprehensive resource to date on the issue of collective trust.

Human Resource Managers in Education. Their Roles in School Effectiveness

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Author: Kazi Hoque,Megat Ahmad Kamaluddin

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656862583

Category: Education

Page: 68

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Document from the year 2014 in the subject Pedagogy - School System, Educational and School Politics, The University of Malaya (Faculty of Education), language: English, abstract: Human resource division is an essential part of any organization. The officials working in this section are called human resource managers. The responsibilities of these managers are planning, recruiting, selection, induction, training, developing, ensuring safety, determining compensation packages and smoothing career path of personals working in the organization. Human resource managers in education organization also perform these common jobs. Apart of these, there are other human resource managers in education. The core job of other human resource managers in education is unique and very different than other organization. It will be more understanding if we define who these Human resource managers in education are. In education, they are principals, their deputies, head of the department, teachers, parents, guardians and so on. Their core responsibilities are to manage, nurture, educate and prepare the prospective human resources of the society. These prospective human resources are the students who will lead the country, society and family. Their innovation will take the country in its great height. Prosperity of a country is largely determined by the quality of these resources. The people who are responsible to develop these prospective human resources are the greatest persons of the country and society. Their jobs are really unique and can be graded as very important human resource managers (VIHRM) of the country. This book has focused on the impact of their roles on preparing their students ensuring effective environment of the school. Findings of some action researches have been presented in different chapters to support their roles in strengthening school effectiveness. In these chapters, the contribution of VIHRMs in education such as principals, teachers, parents will be highlighted from different empirical findings.