The Underachieving School


Author: John Holt

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591810388

Category: Education

Page: 147

View: 3649

This is a collection of essays and articles written and compiled by John Holt, each brimming with inspiration and ideas on how to teach children. Taking into account how children actually learn, this book shows us the difference between learning and schooling through his original thinking; clear, thoughtful writing; and first-hand accounts of what does and doesnt work in education.

Free Schools, Free People

Education and Democracy after the 1960s


Author: Ron Miller

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791454206

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 4344

The first historical account of the free school movement of the 1960s.

Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies


Author: Andrew P. Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412968569

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 2226

Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies, Second Edition is the best text for teaching primary school teachers how to integrate social studies into other content areas. This book is a comprehensive, reader-friendly text that demonstrates how personal connections can be incorporated into social studies education while meeting the National Council for the Social Studiese(tm) thematic, pedagogical, and disciplinary standards. Praised for its eoewealth of strategies that go beyond social studies teaching,e including classroom strategies, pedagogical techniques, activities and lesson plan ideas, this book examines a variety of methods both novice and experienced teachers alike can use to integrate social studies into other content areas.

Making Schools Work for Underachieving Minority Students

Next Steps for Research, Policy, and Practice


Author: University of California, Los Angeles Center for Research on evaluatio

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313268892

Category: Education

Page: 305

View: 1377

Americans are seeking education reform, particularly for the underachieving minority student. Many programs have been developed but are not yet validated. This contributed volume, based on a national conference, shares the best of what is presently known and deliberates on implications for research, policy, and practice. Topics include: creating effective programs, reducing dropout rates, preparing students for secondary and postsecondary success, helping limited English proficient students, and improving teacher quality. Focus is placed on promotion of dialogue and collaboration and improvement of evaluation and testing methods.

John Holt


Author: Roland Meighan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441127917

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 1550

John Holt, the American educator, was passionate about the need for alternatives to traditional institutional schooling, seeing schools as often hindering children from learning rather than helping them; he became an important proponent of homeschooling or 'unschooling', was a pioneer in youth rights theory and had a profound influence on school reform in particular and educational philosophy in general. Here, Roland Meighan challenges the often held notion that Holt's work was 'romantic' and impractical within the context of compulsory schooling. He brings together the work and thinking of John Holt into applicable theory for education students, enabling readers to appreciate the view that individuals outside the education system can influence and change what is happening within it.

The Psychology of Underachievement

Differential Diagnosis and Differential Treatment


Author: Harvey P. Mandel,Sander I. Marcus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471848554

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

View: 9888

Seeks to change the status quo by providing an overall perspective on the relationship between personality and underachievement, and by giving precise descriptions of the different types of underachievers along with clear guidelines on how to diagnose each one. Focuses primarily on academic underachievers in high school and college.

Why Schools Fail


Author: Bruce Goldberg

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 9781882577392

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 3066

An exploration of the shortcomings in the educational system.

Leading School Turnaround

How Successful Leaders Transform Low-Performing Schools


Author: Kenneth Leithwood,Alma Harris,Tiiu Strauss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470767177

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 7674

Praise for Leading School Turnaround "Going beyond their previous considerable work on the study of leadership, Kenneth Leithwood, Alma Harris, and Tiiu Strauss now get up-close and detailed. They use their powerful framework for how school leaders influence student learning, but this time they get inside the 'how.' Practical, powerful, interesting, and insightful— an indispensible resource for turnaround leaders." —MICHAEL FULLAN, professor emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto "The problem of bringing about change in those schools where it is needed most remains one of the most intractable challenges in school leadership. This book is written by international scholars who understand the complexities of this challenge. Unlike other volumes based on a single person's experience or a reading of the literature, these authors offer useful specific insights based on data about what leaders in schools that accomplish fundamental change actually do." —PHILIP HALLINGER, Chair Professor of Leadership and Change, Hong Kong Institute of Education