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Download A School of Our Own: The Story of the First Student-Run High by Samuel Levin,Susan Engel PDF

By Samuel Levin,Susan Engel

A institution of Our Own tells the amazing tale of the self sustaining undertaking, the 1st student-run highschool in the US. Founder Samuel Levin, a highschool junior who had already completed foreign reputation for growing undertaking Sprout—the first farm-to-school lunch software within the United States—was pissed off together with his personal schooling and observed disaffection between his friends. In reaction, he lobbied for and created a brand new college in accordance with a couple of uncomplicated rules approximately what children want from their highschool experience.

The college succeeded past anyone’s wildest expectancies and went directly to be featured in Newsweek, NPR, and the Washington Post. because its beginnings in 2010, the self sustaining venture serves as a countrywide version for uplifting scholar engagement.

In developing his university, Samuel collaborated with Susan Engel, the famous developmental psychologist, educator, and author—and Samuel’s mom. A university of Our Own is their account in their life-changing yr in schooling, a ebook that mixes poignant tales, academic thought, and useful how-to suggestion for construction new, extra enticing academic environments for our children.

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Download Adult Language Education and Migration: Challenging agendas by James Simpson,Anne Whiteside PDF

By James Simpson,Anne Whiteside

Adult Language schooling and Migration: not easy Agendas in coverage and Practice presents a full of life and demanding exam of coverage and perform in language schooling for grownup migrants worldwide, exhibiting how possibilities for studying the language of a brand new nation either form and are formed by means of coverage strikes. Language regulations for migrants are usually arguable and hotly contested, yet even as cutting edge educating practices are rising according to the language studying wishes of today’s cellular populations.

This publication:

  • analyses and demanding situations language schooling guidelines in relation to grownup migrants in 9 nations;

  • provides a comparative examine with separate chapters on coverage and perform in every one state;

  • focuses on Australia, Canada, Spain (Catalonia), Finland, France, eire, the Netherlands, the united kingdom and the united states.

Adult Language schooling and Migration is crucial analyzing for practitioners, scholars and researchers operating within the region of language schooling in migration contexts.

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Download Globalization, the Nation-State and the Citizen: Dilemmas by Alan Reid,Judith Gill,Alan Sears PDF

By Alan Reid,Judith Gill,Alan Sears

The earlier decade has noticeable an explosion of curiosity in civics and citizenship schooling. there were unheard of advancements in citizenship schooling happening in colleges, grownup schooling facilities, or within the much less officially dependent areas of media pictures and remark around the globe. This e-book offers an outline of the improvement of civics and citizenship schooling coverage throughout a variety of country states. The members, all greatly revered students within the box of civics and citizenship schooling, offer a radical knowing of different ways that citizenship has been taken up via educators, governments and the broader public. Citizenship isn't a unmarried given, unproblematic thought, yet quite its meanings need to be labored via and constructed when it comes to the particularities of socio-political situation and historical past. This quantity promotes a much wider and extra grounded knowing of the ways that citizenship schooling is enacted throughout assorted kingdom states with a purpose to advance schooling for energetic and participatory citizenry in either neighborhood and international contexts.

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Download Measuring What We Do in Schools: How to Know If What We Are by Victoria L. Bernhardt PDF

By Victoria L. Bernhardt

What is a real studying association, and the way can your college develop into one?

To excel, faculties needs to include non-stop university development and review, in addition to structures pondering. In Measuring What We Do in Schools, writer Victoria L. Bernhardt information the severe position software assessment serves in class luck and the way to enforce significant reviews that make a distinction. She offers a roadmap of ways to behavior complete, systemwide reviews of courses and techniques; the instruments had to receive usable, pertinent info; and the way to take advantage of those facts to extend academics’ and directors’ data-informed decision-making focus.

Educators will find out how to

  • Assess what's operating and never operating for students
  • Determine which tactics have to change
  • Use info to enhance practices on an ongoing basis

Although tough for plenty of faculties, software assessment and knowledge research can start with a unmarried software or procedure, over the years development at the multiplied wisdom of the school’s procedures and the implications they produce. an efficient tool—The software evaluate Tool—enables faculties to simply establish the aim and meant results of any university software, in addition to whom it serves, and the way it may be carried out, monitored, and evaluated. those information can then be used to enhance each element of a school’s courses and strategies and the results achieved.

Filled with sensible innovations and that includes an in-depth case examine, this ebook is designed to assist educators see that analysis paintings is logical and simple to do. They’ll achieve the boldness to do that paintings on a customary basis—working jointly to develop into a real studying organization.

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Download Stufen- und Phasenmodelle Interkulturellen Lernens: Eine by Annegret Schulze PDF

By Annegret Schulze

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Pädagogik - Interkulturelle Pädagogik, notice: 1,0, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Wenn guy in der Erwachsenenbildung von „Interkulturellem Lernen“ spricht, denkt guy zunächst an die interkulturelle Begegnung realer Menschen im ebenso realen Leben. Die Erwachsenenbildung arbeitet dabei mit unterschiedlichsten Begriffsbestimmungen für das Lernen zwischen oder von verschiedenen Kulturen. Diese sollen auch im ersten Kapitel einführend aufgeführt werden, um dann anhand ihrer Gemeinsamkeiten eine foundation für die weiteren Kapitel der Arbeit zu schaffen.
Doch wie verfährt guy in der Erwachsenenbildung, wenn Erwachsene, die in Filmen auftauchen, von- und miteinander in interkulturellen Kontexten lernen? Wie kann guy diese Lernsituationen analysieren ohne von wissenschaftlichen Deutungsweisen abzuweichen? Dafür und für das Interkulturelle Lernen im Allgemeinen können einige Stufen- und Phasenmodelle interkulturellen/kulturellen Lernens hilfreich sein.
Die vorliegende Arbeit geht auf drei dieser Modelle ein, das „Developmental version of Intercultural Sensitivity“ von Milton J. Bennett von 1993, das Stufenmodell von Harald Grosch und Wolf Rainer Leenen von 1998 und das Spiralmodell Interkulturellen Lernens von Gisela Führing von 1996 und. Diese drei Modelle legen unterschiedliche Abläufe für den Interkulturellen Lernprozess fest, weshalb sie in dieser Arbeit stellvertretend für zahlreiche Modelle Interkulturellen Lernens ausgewählt wurden. Sie werden zunächst vorgestellt und im Speziellen auf den movie „Fremder Freund“ des Regisseurs Elmar Fischer aus dem Jahr 2003 angewendet. Sowohl die examine der Lernsituation im movie mithilfe des jeweiligen Modells als auch die abschließende Frage danach, wie die Erwachsenen im movie lernen, stehen dabei zur Debatte.
Die Anwendung der Modelle auf den movie „Fremder Freund“ ist dabei als ein Versuch zu verstehen, zu erforschen, ob die einzelnen theoretischen Modelle auf ein in der virtuellen Praxis stattfindendes, interkulturelles Lernen anwendbar sind. Die Frage danach, ob die examine von Lernsituationen in Filmen mithilfe solcher Modelle nützlich ist, wird schließlich im Fazit versucht zu beantworten.

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Download Second International Handbook of Educational Leadership and by Kenneth A. Leithwood,P. Hallinger PDF

By Kenneth A. Leithwood,P. Hallinger

the 1st foreign instruction manual of academic management and management (Leithwood et al.) used to be released in 1996 and speedy grew to become whatever of a most sensible vendor for reference works inside of schooling. Such good fortune, we propose, was once a minimum of in part as a result of the remarkable international waves of shock for making improvements to faculties introduced within the mid 1980's, mixed with a common trust in management because the unmarried strongest contribution to such development. The roots of this trust are available in proof produced via the early "effective colleges" study, even though there's a "romance" with management! as an evidence for fulfillment in lots of non-school organizations, to boot. throughout the two-year interval within which this present instruction manual used to be being written, task within the nation-states of college management, college development, and management improvement received extra momentum. The English govt created its new nationwide collage of college management, and a number of other Asian international locations introduced new projects in management choice, instruction, and development.

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Download Underprivileged School Children and the Assault on Dignity: by Julia Hall PDF

By Julia Hall

Every day, young ones residing in low-income groups don't have any selection yet to develop up in a weather the place they event a number of endless attacks to their feel of dignity. This quantity applies theoretical and historic insights to imagine in the course of the more and more undignified realities of existence in economically marginalized groups. It comprises examples of curricular demanding situations that low-income scholars within the US confront at the present time whereas trying to research. Curricular demanding situations are analyzed as fabric texts that emerge out of pupil lived reports within the economically disposed neighborhoods within which colleges can be found, and the dynamics of the colleges and school rooms themselves. consciousness is additionally paid to educators and scholars who chase away opposed to those forces on the way to reclaim voice, identification and dignity.

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Download Bildungsqualen: Kritische Einwürfe wider den pädagogischen by Sandra Rademacher,Andreas Wernet PDF

By Sandra Rademacher,Andreas Wernet

Die Bildungswirklichkeit bleibt weit hinter den an sie gerichteten Erwartungen zurück. Das weiß auch die „Bildungswissenschaft“. Aber statt diesen Problemkomplex freizulegen, befeuert sie ihn. Sie hat sich in einer Arbeitsteilung zwischen technokratischen Steuerungsfantasien und emphatischen Bildungssemantiken behaglich eingerichtet hat. Der Band will sich dem widersetzen. Die Einwürfe eröffnen in empirischer und theoretischer Hinsicht Perspektiven jenseits des Mainstreams. Zu Ehren Elisabeth Flitners haben Sandra Rademacher und Andreas Wernet namhafte Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler mit Beiträgen in einem ebenso provozierenden wie weiterführenden Band zusammengebracht.

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Download The Gates Foundation and the Future of US “Public” Schools by Philip E. Kovacs PDF

By Philip E. Kovacs

There has been a lot public compliment for the invoice and Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts to reform public schooling. besides the fact that, few students have engaged substantively and severely with the organization’s paintings. whereas the Gates beginning is the only greatest supporter through a long way of "choice" tasks rather in regards to constitution tuition formation, it truly is pushing public tuition privatization via a big selection of projects and at the side of a few different foundations. What are the results for a public approach as regulate over academic coverage and precedence is targeted less than one of many richest humans on the earth in ways in which foster de-unionization and instructor de-skilling whereas homogenizing institution versions and curriculum? The Gates beginning and the way forward for US "Public" Schools addresses this significant, unanswered query whereas investigating the relationships among the Gates starting place and different imagine tanks, executive, and company institutions.

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Download Vergleichbarkeit in der Vielfalt: Leistungsanforderungen und by Varvara Disdorn-Liesen PDF

By Varvara Disdorn-Liesen

Die Autorin untersucht fachspezifische Prüfungsaufgaben im Zentralabitur im Hinblick auf die Vielfalt der Erwartungshorizonte und Bewertungsvorgaben. Dabei steht diese Frage im Mittelpunkt: Welche Faktoren beeinflussen die Vergleichbarkeit der Ergebnisse? Hierfür entwickelt die Autorin ein Konzept zur examine von Aufgabenkonstruktion und Bewertungsverfahren und zeigt nicht nur, worauf konkrete Realisierungsprobleme bei der Umsetzung von Prüfungsaufgaben zurückzuführen sind, sondern auch wie die Rahmenbedingungen hinsichtlich Aufgabenkultur und Abiturvorbereitung verändert werden sollten.

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