Education

What Ails Our Schools?

What Ails Our Schools?

Author: VIMALA NANDAKUMAR

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482810271

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Though a large number of Indians have excelled academically the world over they constitute a miniscule fraction of Indians who have the potential to do equally well or better. This book introspects on the educational system in India. The author discusses the challenges faced by schools, teachers and Principals. The responsibilities of the management and the parents are addressed. The challenges of overcrowded class rooms, lack of infrastructure and absence of sensitive attention to students and dismissal of genuine complaints of students are discussed. People engaged in imparting school education are persuaded by the author to accord top priority to students’ welfare in a sustained manner. The author narrates many anecdotes drawn from experience to illustrate the ailments afflicting our schools. The book is not merely a compilation of the challenges faced by our students, teachers and Principals. Some possible solutions are also suggested. Children deserve the best education whatever be their social background. The focus of the book is on children and entirely on children. The book is dedicated to the student community, the future of our country.
Education

Saving Our Schools

Saving Our Schools

Author: Ken Goodman

Publisher: RDR Books

ISBN: 1571431020

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 837

"Saving Our Schools exposes the ugly side of President George Bush's "No Child Left Behind" mandate, which has threatened to close more than 6,000 public schools, to the detriment of dedicated teachers and disadvantaged children alike. Revealing how NCLB forces schools with strictly limited resources to teach its children test-taking skills in a desperate bid to pass high-stakes standardized testing, and how the government blacklists successful professors, institutions, and methods that balk the NCLB party line, and much more, Saving Our Schools warns of an immediate threat to the integrity of public education and urges the reader to take action. An eye-opening social commentary, of keen importance in determining the nation's future. -Midwest Book Review
Education

Inventing Better Schools

Inventing Better Schools

Author: Phillip C. Schlechty

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787959065

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 456

Schlechty shows both educators and parents how to envision reform and design quality educational systems. He explains how the visioning process must be rooted in real shared beliefs, how mission statements must unpack visions into concrete goals that are connected to action, and how the results of reform can be usefully assessed. Drawing on the author's vast experience in the day-to-day work of implementing school reform, Inventing Better Schools offers new approaches for setting standards and ensuring accountability--and includes samples of actual mission statements and strategic plans of successful school districts.
Education

Preserving the Public in Public Schools

Preserving the Public in Public Schools

Author: Phil Boyle

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781610485432

Category: Education

Page: 231

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What's public about public schools? Why do we invest in educating the next generation of Americans? What is it that drives our common purpose in educating children and at the same time divides us so passionately about how to educate them? Public schools have little to do with children. Schools are political and ideological institutions in which each generation battles among itself for supremacy in determining the purposes, goals and direction of public education. From battles over school lunch to school dress to school prayer, each generation reinterprets and recapitulates the political and ideological arguments that date back to the founding of our nation. More than two centuries after the American Revolution, public schools serve as political battlefields for debates about religious freedom and whether students should be allowed to wear U.S. flag teeshirts. We invite you to join us in an exploration of the purposes of public schools, the competing visions of public education, and the values of the public good that comprise the public in public schools.
Education

Cheating Our Kids

Cheating Our Kids

Author: Joe Williams

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466886957

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 915

Journalist Joe Williams shows how parents can use consumer power to put children first, shining light on the special interests controlling our schools, where politics and pork infuse everything and our children's education is compromised. He argues that increased accountability and choice are necessary, and shows how the people can take back the education system, enhancing responsibility inherent in democracy. The solution is a new brand of hardball politics that demands competence from school leaders and shifts the power away from bureaucrats and union leaders to the people who have a the greatest reason to put kids first: concerned parents. With practical steps and uplifting examples of success, Cheating Our Kids: How Politics and Greed Ruin Education is a manifesto to action.
Education

Changing Schools, Insights

Changing Schools, Insights

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UGA:32108025181093

Category: Education

Page: 111

View: 838

Psychology

Inside Today’s Elementary Schools

Inside Today’s Elementary Schools

Author: James J. Dillon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030233471

Category: Psychology

Page: 261

View: 364

This book takes readers on a tour of a day in the life of a public elementary school in an effort to give parents and other stakeholders a sense of the realities of the classroom. The tour reveals ten worrisome things about today’s schools and considers what to do about them. Dillon emphasizes the need for future schools to be places filled with adventure and high purpose, with classrooms small enough to waste only a minimum of time. They should be free from stifling levels of bureaucracy, supervised by rotating teacher administrators rather than career managers. The book asserts that schools should be staffed by scholarly and engaged teaching professionals dedicated to helping students live a healthy adult life in a democracy rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all, furiously assessed college prep curriculum on everyone. In all, Dillon argues, schools should be places with classrooms of narrow ability ranges dedicated to teaching a coherent curriculum, all in a context of full buy-in and support from students’ families. Let’s go inside today’s elementary schools.
Education

Creating Connections for Better Schools

Creating Connections for Better Schools

Author: Douglas Fiore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317919902

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 813

This book demonstrates that student achievement depends on school culture, the one element of your school at the foundation of everything that happens there. School culture is the system of beliefs, values, and expectations that governs the feelings and actions of everybody there. This book shows how principals can build relationships and connections to enhance school culture. Practical and accessible, this book provides guidelines which will show you how to: - communicate with teachers, students, and parents on a regular basis - be "visible" - recognize, utilize and empower your faculty
Education

Abstract of the Massachusetts School Returns, for ...

Abstract of the Massachusetts School Returns, for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2986382

Category: Education

Page: 380

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Education

Charter Schools

Charter Schools

Author: Liane Brouillette

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135653194

Category: Education

Page: 285

View: 330

This book takes the reader inside the charter school movement, answering such questions as: *What is a charter school? *How are charter schools different from other public schools? *What does it take to create a charter school? *What motivates the people who initiate such schools? *What lessons can be learned from the experiences of those who have founded charter schools? *What does the growth of the charter school movement mean for society at large? Using detailed case studies of seven schools in three states, this book explores the challenges faced by the founders of these schools and develops guidelines for creating a successful school. Seymour Sarason's work on the creation of settings is used as a basis for examining the complex human interactions that contributed to formation of a unique culture at each school, as well as to establish guidelines for setting up a successful school. Introductory and concluding chapters place the charter school movement within a broader social and historical context. Tensions between the American tradition of local control of schools and the centralized tradition of schooling imported from Europe in the late 19th century are discussed. The gradual bureaucratization of U.S. public schools during the 20th century is described, along with problems that have been associated with the increasingly hierarchical and impersonal nature of educational institutions.
Education

The Illinois Schoolmaster

The Illinois Schoolmaster

Author: Albert Stetson

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:096824515

Category: Education

Page:

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Education

The Illinois Schoolmaster

The Illinois Schoolmaster

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3014705

Category: Education

Page:

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