Schools That Deliver

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Author: John Edwards,Bill Martin

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506334865

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Real change and real results for your school In schools that deliver, we know our real work and create an aligned culture of authentic action and delivery. This book shares processes designed to deliver results that matter to each school community, drawing on research and the practical experience of teachers and school leaders globally. Learn how to: Blend research and practice to deliver results that matter in schools Develop a strong culture of leadership, trust and alignment Address the frustrations currently felt by teachers in a positive, productive way When a school community delivers together for their children, they feel the true joy of education.

Schools That Deliver: Australia/UK Version

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Author: John Edwards,Bill Martin

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506352960

Category:

Page: 272

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Deliver real change and real results for your school This book focuses directly on what promotes delivery. It provides the practical tools and implementation guide for re-invigorating your school. Set against a solid blend of international research and international best practice, the narrative is carried by voices from schools across six countries that are currently delivering. They tell it how it is, in lived reality. Every process in the book has been tested and refined under the heat of practice, addressing the current realities in education. The book provides a carefully selected repertoire of skills, models, and processes that: Deliver results for children, teachers, school leaders, families, and their communities Build trust through ensuring every voice is heard and respected Develop a strong culture of leadership and alignment, while recognising and embracing the complexities of school change Address the frustrations currently felt by teachers in a positive, productive way Schools That Deliver fills the gap between intention and delivery. The book respects your voice, and your ability to create your own ways of delivering while remaining loyal to the unique personality of your school. When members of a school community deliver together what really matters for their children, they feel the true joy of education, that splendid feeling of professional satisfaction and achievement that we all deserve.

Charter School Operations and Performance

New Evidence from California

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Author: Ron Zimmer,Richard J. Buddin,Derrick Chau,Brian Gill,Cassandra Guarino,Laura Hamilton,Cathy Krop,Daniel McCaffrey,Melinda Sandler,Dominic Brewer

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833034146

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Analyzes an array of issues pertaining to accessibility, student achievement, governance, and operation of charter schools in California. Four specific research questions were investigated: (1) What population of students attends charter schools? (2) Is student achievement higher in charter schools than in conventional public schools? (3) What oversight and support do the chartering authorities provide? (4) How do charter schools differ from their conventional public school counterparts in terms of their operation, including finances, academic achievement, and staffing?

Making the Most of the Web in Your Classroom

A Teacher's Guide to Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis, Pages, and Sites

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Author: Timothy D. Green,Abbie Brown,LeAnne Robinson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412915740

Category: Education

Page: 151

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The authors show how to use Web tools to enhance learning, and discuss student safety, appropriate “netiquette”, legal considerations, and ISTE NETS technology and content standards.

Institutional Context of Education Systems in Europe

A Cross-Country Comparison on Quality and Equity

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Author: R.H. Hofman,W.H.A. Hofman,J.M. Gray,P. Daly

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402027444

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Based on empirical analysis using configuration theory and multi-dimensional scaling, this book provides insight into types of relationships that can be found between groups of countries with certain institutional context features, and into the quality and equity of their education system. In this volume, the authors take up the challenge of considering what a European ‘settlement’ might look like. In doing so, they take into account worldwide trends and the increasing evidence of convergence across educational systems. The outcomes of comparative analyses seem to suggest that strong education systems in terms of finance, governance and choice could be preferable. To a greater or lesser extent, therefore, all the systems of education currently in use in Europe face some common challenges. The way in which these challenges are addressed will determine the future of these systems. Key elements in the current debate that are considered in greater detail in this volume include changing views on (a) centre-local relations with signs of an increasing commitment to decentralisation as a guiding principle for developing school governance; (b) school autonomy which is now increasingly regarded as the engine-room for school improvement, especially in relation to sustaining it; and (c) the celebration of community and school choice as a means of securing higher levels of parental involvement. This volume will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in education, educational research and sociology of education. It will also be of relevance to those interested in the comparison of various education systems and in governance, funding of education and school choice.

The Primary ICT & E-learning Co-ordinator's Manual

Book Two, A Guide for Experienced Leaders and Managers

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Author: James Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849202869

Category: Education

Page: 208

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'[This book] certainly isn't one of the dry educational tomes that often bedeck the shelves of the staffroom; it is an informative, accessible text which evolves into an enjoyable read. There aren't too many practitioner manuals that can boast that particular combination. A useful guide for the ICT leader seeking a practical/effective annual structure for their ICT leadership role' - Teach Primary Magazine This practical manual is the second part of a 2-volume set that together makes up a detailed 2-year training programme for primary ICT and E-learning co-ordinators. The second book takes coordinators through the second year of the programme but may also be used as a starting point by more experienced staff. The structured training programme, timed over three terms, includes: o a complete review of E-Safety procedures in the light of the Every Child Matters agenda o Developing a funding model in order to plan for ICT developments, together with a broader ICT action planning review to embed a revised E learning vision through a series of long-term sustainable actions o Reviewing the curriculum in order to examine how the E Learning community will adapt its core practices to facilitate new technology o the evolving role of school websites as they assume interactivity and examine the place of E Learning within the extended schools agenda o Reviewing the use of ICT as a tool for management systems and discussing how ICT can be used to support different groups of children o examining self-evaluation strategies linked to the school's SEF, the Ofsted Section 5 Framework and Every Child Matters. The books have a companion website, which will offer downloadable versions of the photocopiable sheets from the book, as well as links to other sources of help and advice.

The Primary ICT & E-learning Co-ordinator's Manual

Book Two, A Guide for Experienced Leaders and Managers

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Author: James Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412935601

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This practical manual is the second part of a 2-volume set that together makes up a detailed 2-year training programme for primary ICT and E-learning co-ordinators. The second book takes coordinators through the second year of the programme but may also be used as a starting point by more experienced staff. The structured training programme, timed over three terms, includes o a complete review of E-Safety procedures in the light of the Every Child Matters agenda. o Developing a funding model in order to plan for ICT developments, together with a broader ICT action planning review to embed a revised E learning vision through a series of long-term sustainable actions o Reviewing the curriculum in order to examine how the E Learning community will adapt its core practices to facilitate new technology. o the evolving role of school websites as they assume interactivity and examine the place of E Learning within the extended schools agenda. o Reviewing the use of ICT as a tool for management systems and discussing how ICT can be used to support different groups of children. o examining self-evaluation strategies linked to the school's SEF, the Ofsted Section 5 Framework and Every Child Matters. The books have a companion website, which will offer downloadable versions of the photocopiable sheets from the book, as well as links to other sources of help and advice.

THE FAMILY BUSINESS: IS THERE A FUTURE FOR SMALL FARMS?

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Author: Fritschel, Heidi

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 31

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The United Nations declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. Although many forms of production were once family-based, agriculture is now one of the few that are still dominated by families. Because family farms are so prevalent, making them more productive could help combat poverty and hunger in many rural areas around the world. Family farms are mostly small in scale, but they are highly diverse in other ways, and their pathways out of poverty will vary. The feature article in this issue of Insights looks at the prospects for supporting family farmers and, in some cases, encouraging workers to move off of farms in favor of other opportunities.

The Changing Landscape of International Schooling

Implications for theory and practice

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Author: Tristan Bunnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317814487

Category: Education

Page: 188

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The number of English-medium international schools that deliver their curriculum wholly or partly in the English language reportedly reached 6,000 in January 2012. It is anticipated this number will rise to over 11,000 schools by 2022, employing over 500,000 English-speaking teachers. The number of children being taught in these schools reportedly reached 3 million in March 2012. Alongside this phenomenal growth the landscape of international schooling has changed fundamentally, moving away from largely serving the children of the expat and globally mobile business community and Embassies, towards serving the ‘local’ children of the wealthy and emerging middle-class. This has been reflected in the shift away from non-profit ownership by the school community towards ownership by for-profit companies and proprietors. In this book, Tristan Bunnell explores the changing landscape of international schooling and discusses the implications of these changes, both in terms of theoretically conceptualizing the scale, nature and purpose of the field, and in terms of practically serving and administering the growing industry that international education is becoming. The Changing Landscape of International Schooling will be worthwhile reading for researchers, academics and students of international schooling, leaders and teachers in international schools, and those interested in the broader development of international education.

Can East Asia Compete?

Innovation for Global Markets

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Author: Simon J. Evenett,Shahid Yusuf

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821383426

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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East Asian economies of the 1980s and much of the 1990s were among the most competitive exporters of manufactured products and were also able to sustain growth rates far higher than those of other countries, developing or industrial. However, the economic crisis of 1997-98 impacted the economies of these countries. Although recovery began fairly quickly in some countries, others have yet to regain their growth momentum. 'Can East Asia Compete?' looks at whether or not East Asia can restore its near magical performance, or is its competitive strength beginning to wane. This volume argues that East Asian countries have far from exhausted their growth potential. However, future competitiveness will depend on much greater innovative capability in manufacturing and services, innovativeness that is grounded in stronger institutions, improved macroeconomic policies, and closer regional coordination. 'Can East Asia Compete?' clearly summarizes the issues currently being debated and provides guidance to East Asian economies on how to deal with the policy concerns that lie ahead.