Leadership for Rural Schools

Author: Donald M. Chalker
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 0810844362
Format: PDF
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More than 50% of America's schools today exist in rural settings. This book addresses the distinctiveness of rural school leaders, identifies issues encountered by administrators, faculty, and students, and concludes by proposing new standards for rural schools in general and their leaders. This book will be of special interest to everyone involved in the operation of a rural school district.

Urban School Leadership

Author: Tom Payzant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470918371
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This important book, written by educational expert and urban school leader, Tom Payzant, offers a realistic understanding of what urban school leadership looks like from the inside. Payzant shares his first-hand knowledge of the unique managerial, instructional, and political tasks of this role. Effectively combining practical lessons and research, Urban School Leadership includes in-depth analysis of various leadership concerns. The book covers topics such as improving student achievement, working with unions, building community, and maintaining and developing resources. Most importantly, it offers stories of real school leaders whose successes and missteps reveal the inherent "messiness" of this difficult job. Urban School Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series. "This important book provides compelling examples of how effective leaders can have hope, see progress, and achieve success for all children in the schools and districts they lead."—Richard Riley, former United States Secretary of Education "Tom Payzant is one of the few people who could provide such a comprehensive, useful book for educational leaders at all levels. This very practical book is grounded in the important experiences and impressive judgment of one of our nation's most successful school superintendents"—Jon Schnur, co-founder and CEO, New Leaders for New Schools "Tom Payzant is one of the finest urban educators of our generation. Urban School Leadership is compelling, crisp, and wise—providing a clear path for those dedicated to improving the trajectory of children's lives."—Timothy F.C. Knowles, executive director, Center for Urban School Improvement, University of Chicago "Urban School Leadership is a must read for anyone interested in the landscape of urban public education in America."—Beverly Hall, superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools

Teaching in a Globally Connected World

Author: Ervin F. Sparapani
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0761868151
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book examines the current social, political, economic, and religious climate of the world, makes projections for the future, and then makes suggestions for what the contributors believe educators need to think about in order to adequately prepare young people to successfully navigate that future. We live in a globally-connected world, and young people, as they move into the future, need to be prepared to live in that future. Schools (and teachers) tend to focus on the present, which is okay; however, schools (and teachers) must decide what is important to know in the present in order for young people to be successful in the future. The responsibility of education today must be to prepare learners to live in an unknown future, that is global, and not be so focused on an uncertain present.

Case Studies in Constructivist Leadership and Teaching

Author: Arthur S. Shapiro
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810844636
Format: PDF, Kindle
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These 27 actual case studies (plus two quick-hitting research chapters) provide practical, down-to-earth, hands-on strategies that teachers, supervisors, and administrators in all sorts of settings can use to improve their professional operation through the gradual use of constructivist practices. They point to the increased personal and professional satisfaction teachers experience and to students' increased achievement and satisfaction that results when practitioners pull off constructivist processes. Additionally, these cases tell how to do it safely.

Women Music Educators in the United States

Author: Sondra Wieland Howe
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810888483
Format: PDF, Docs
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Although women have been teaching and performing music for centuries, their stories are often missing from traditional accounts of the history of music education. In Women Music Educators in the United States: A History, Sondra Wieland Howe provides a comprehensive narrative of women teaching music in the United States from colonial days until the end of the twentieth century. Defining music education broadly to include home, community, and institutional settings, Howe draws on sources from musicology, the history of education, and social history to offer a new perspective on the topic.

Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings

Author: Simone White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317696484
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings is a much-needed guide for educational researchers whose research interests are located outside metropolitan areas in places that are generically considered to be rural. This book is both timely and important as it takes up the key question of how to conduct educational research within and for rural communities. It explores the impact of educational research in such contexts in terms of the lasting good of research and also those being researched. The authorship is international, which brings together researchers experienced in conducting educational inquiry in rural places from across European, Australian, American, and Canadian contexts, allowing readers insight into national and regional challenges. It also draws on the research experiences and methodological challenges faced by senior figures in the field of rural educational research, as well as those in their early careers. Key topics include: Working with and within the rural; The impact of educational globalisation and the problematisation of cultural difference in social research; Researcher subjectivities; The position of education research in rural contexts; The usefulness of research Reciprocity and converging interest; Ethics and confidentiality. This book is uniquely written with an eye to practicality and applicability, and will be an engaging guide for higher degree and doctoral students seeking to gain a stronger understanding of educational research in rural settings.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Gnostic Rosicrucian Astrology

Author: Daath Gnosis
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304944050
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the first known English translation of a profound book of Esoteric Knowledge. It is presented in a Bilingual format (English side by side with the original Spanish) with copious footnotes. This was the first of a series of correspondence courses sent to the subscribers of the --Revista Rosa Cruz-- between 1929-1931. --All the works of the renowned Krumm-Heller (Huiracocha) are wells of initiatic wisdom that very few have comprehended... The most profound Initiatic Wisdom of the centuries is enclosed in Huiracocha's -Zodiacal Course-.-- - from 'GEMINI' in the -Zodiacal Course- by Samael Aun Weor This books has 2 main sections: 1) --Zodical Course-- by Krumm-Heller (Huiracocha) 2) Editor's Appendix with extracts from Lectures by Samael Aun Weor which mention Krumm-Heller (Huiracocha) and his techniques for spiritual development; extracts from the --Magic of Silence-- by Krumm-Heller with related practices and prayers; as well as articles from Krumm-Heller's 'Rose Cross Magazine' on relevant topics.