Education

The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform

The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform

Author: Seymour B. Sarason

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015018349186

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Sarason challenges educators to understand that to continue to struggle for 'power over' rather than 'power with' overlooks the mutual interest of all parties that will stifle any real progress in education reform. In a classroom utilizing effective teaching practices students would respond to the question, 'How do you rate this book?' with all thumbs up. ?Choice
Education

The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform

The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform

Author: Seymour Bernard Sarason

Publisher:

ISBN: 0608217085

Category: Education

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Education

The Skeptical Visionary

The Skeptical Visionary

Author: Seymour Bernard Sarason

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566399807

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 819

Seymour Sarason, in the words of Carl Glickman, is "one of America's seminal thinkers about public education." For over four decades his has been a voice of much-needed skepticism about our plans for school reform, teacher training, and educational psychology. Now, for the first time, Sarason's essential writings on these and other issues are collected together, offering student and researcher alike with the range, depth, and originality of Sarason's contributions to American thinking on schooling. As we go from debate to debate on issues such as school choice, charter schools, inclusive education, national standards, and other problems that seem to drag on without solution, Sarason's critical stance on the folly of many of our attempts to fix schools has always had at the center a concern for the main players in our educational institutions: the students, the teachers and the parents. Any plans that cannot account for their well-being are doomed to failure. And in the face of such failure, the clarity of Sarason's vision for real educational success is a much-needed antidote to much of the rhetoric that currently passes for substantial debate. A wide-ranging and comprehensive selection of Sarason's most significant writings,The Skeptical Visionaryshould find a prized space on any student's or teacher's bookshelf. Author note:Robert Friedis Associate Professor in the School of Education at Northeastern University, and is the author ofThe Passionate Teacher: A Practical GuideandThe Passionate Learner: How Teachers and Parents Can Help Children Reclaim the Joy of Discovery.Seymour Sarasonis Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. He is the author of over forty books and is considered to be one of the most significant researchers in education and educational psychology in the country.
Education

Productive Learning

Productive Learning

Author: Stanislaw D. Glazek

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483360072

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 156

This unique resource promotes the creation of productive learning contexts, which allow students to bring all that they are to the learning process, as essential to successful educational reform.
Education

School

School

Author: Jeff Gregg

Publisher: Hamilton Books

ISBN: 9780761872047

Category: Education

Page: 255

View: 211

This book encourages readers to think about and discuss the purpose of education. It provides an opportunity to consider how the way in which purposes are framed has consequences for student-teacher relationships and teacher-administrator relationships. The author introduces a moral/ethical dimension into the consideration of purposes—Why would anyone do that to kids? This book suggests that failure to reflect on the purpose of education underlies the lack of impact of many education reform efforts. The author presents a fictional roundtable discussion of educational issues. The participants include teachers, school administrators, state politicians and bureaucrats, parents, community members, and business people.
Education

Letters to a Serious Education President

Letters to a Serious Education President

Author: Seymour B. Sarason

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452222776

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 613

In this second edition of his original insightful collection of letters to the first president of the 21st century, Seymour B. Sarason details how to rethink school reform.
Education

Parental Involvement and the Political Principle

Parental Involvement and the Political Principle

Author: Seymour B. Sarason

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015033330690

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 243

"Sarason's searching analysis of American school governance raises what may be the most fundamental questions confronting school reform: Who participates? Who decides? On what basis? His answers strike to the heardt of democratic life and create new possibilities for democratic education. Sarason pushes us to look beyond the bureaucracy-- to invent inclusive forms of schooling that engage the minds, hearts, and voices of parents, students, and teachers together. It is impossible to leave this book without a commitment to work toward an answer that will work for children." --Linda Darling-Hammond, Teachers College, Columbia University
Education

Educational Reform

Educational Reform

Author: Seymour Bernard Sarason

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807742433

Category: Education

Page: 305

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Professor Sarason candidly confronts his "errors of omission and commission, mistakes, and emphases" in his half-century involvement in educational reform. No other major figure in this arena has made public such a searching self-critique. Sharing his thoughts about the future of education, Sarason discusses his thinking on: charter schools, productive learning, motivation, high-stakes testing, the need for teachers to relate differently to each other and to parents, the importance of working through change, and the mistaken idea that we can clone reforms. Although written before the September 11th World Trade Center tragedy, the last chapter of this book is extraordinarily relevant to the subsequent national importance of societal values and responsible citizenship. Although this is a deliberately personally revealing book, Sarason's self-scrutiny will be stimulating and invaluable to anyone interested in reform as concept, action, and values.
Education

Dos & Don'ts of Education Reform

Dos & Don'ts of Education Reform

Author: Anthony M. Roselli

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820472603

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Dos & Don'ts of Education Reform is a unique critical study of legislated reform in the U.S. Resisting the temptation to make facile recommendations for future action, this book takes pointed aim at the failure of education reform. Roselli blames a narrow-minded focus on testing and accountability, advocating instead for an honest, morally-driven construction of theory and practice. He breaks new ground in this close, multidisciplinary examination of curriculum, instruction and assessment by demonstrating how to create the conditions for a successful school experience for all students: a sociocultural view of success and a strong desire to improve the human condition. This book is an excellent accompaniment to courses such as social foundations of education and critical issues in education, as well as those dealing with educational policy and leadership.
Education

World Educational Reforms

World Educational Reforms

Author: Prem Lata Sharma

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176254851

Category: Education

Page: 388

View: 305

Education

Education Reform in Societies in Transition

Education Reform in Societies in Transition

Author: Jaya Earnest

Publisher: Sense Publishers

ISBN: 9789077874004

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 234

Framed against the background of educational change, this book proposes to examine the relationship between curriculum change, teacher professional development, policy reform and the processes of educational change. The main aims of the book are to: (1) focus on educational changes and reconstruction in transitional societies that have undergone political, economic and social change in the past two decades, (2) provide a forum for the dissemination of research on education reconstruction and reform in transitional societies, (3) disseminate ideas that enhance both the practical and theoretical aspects of educational changes in these societies, (4) further knowledge and understanding of emerging trends and issues in education in these societies, (5) reflect the realities of educational scenarios in each transitional society. The book presents an in-depth exploration of educational reconstruction in 15 transitional societies. In each chapter, the authors have provided an overview of educational processes in the country, a distillation of education change or reform, and/or reconstruction in each transitional society. Collectively, the chapters in the book have attempted to contribute to a better understanding of the educational system in respective countries by identifying the challenges and obstacles, the policy implications, the teacher professional development needs and curriculum reform efforts.
Religion

Movements of Educational Reform

Movements of Educational Reform

Author: David A. Escobar Arcay

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498291088

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 656

In a public education world of vast, multiple, rapid, and often colliding educational reforms, Movements of Educational Reform provides the novice as well as the veteran educator and administrator a sort of map of educational changes and processes. Movements of Educational Reform is intended to help the devoted and dedicated education professional and scholar make sense of the successes and the pitfalls of reforms by tracing the landscape through four movements. Movements promises to ignite and energize your passion for leading educational reform and to bring awareness of system strategies and its structural and cultural aspects, many of which continue to challenge theorists, practitioners, and leaders of educational change.