Organizing Schools For Productive Learning

Author : Shlomo Sharan
Genre : Education
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9781402083952
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A major problem confronting schools is that many students are turned off from learning and are bored. Boredom is destructive of learning. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) initiative of the US government (2001) stemmed from the claim – accompanied by sharp debates pro and con – that many schools in the United States fail to achieve basic educational objectives, and that many schools are doing a poor job for a wide variety of reasons and surely not just because of student boredom (Brigham, Gustashaw, Wiley, & Brigham, 2004; Essex, 2006; Goodman, Shannon, Goodman, & Rapoport, 2004; Sunderman, Tracey Jr. , Kim, & Orfield, 2004). The model of school organization and instruction presented here seeks to provide an effective plan for significant improvement in secondary school education, one of whose central aims is to make students genuinely engaged in what they are learning. The NCLB legislation emphasizes, inter alia, the need for school improvement. Without it one cannot reasonably anticipate improvement over current levels in student engagement in learning and in academic achievement. The NCLB literature frequently employs the term “school improvement” to refer to the quality of the teachers, such as their academic credentials, instructional competence, and their knowledge of subject matter. Similarly, “school restructuring” is said to include steps such as transforming the school into a charter school, replacing the teaching staff, or inviting a private company to administer the school. The use of those terms in this work is distinctly different.

Managing Productive Schools

Author : Karolyn J. Snyder
Genre : School administrators
Publisher : Academic Press
ISBN : UOM:39015011230821
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Organizing Schools For Improvement

Author : Anthony S. Bryk
Genre : Education
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
ISBN : 9780226078014
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In 1988, the Chicago public school system decentralized, granting parents and communities significant resources and authority to reform their schools in dramatic ways. To track the effects of this bold experiment, the authors of Organizing Schools for Improvement collected a wealth of data on elementary schools in Chicago. Over a seven-year period they identified one hundred elementary schools that had substantially improved—and one hundred that had not. What did the successful schools do to accelerate student learning? The authors of this illuminating book identify a comprehensive set of practices and conditions that were key factors for improvement, including school leadership, the professional capacity of the faculty and staff, and a student-centered learning climate. In addition, they analyze the impact of social dynamics, including crime, critically examining the inextricable link between schools and their communities. Putting their data onto a more human scale, they also chronicle the stories of two neighboring schools with very different trajectories. The lessons gleaned from this groundbreaking study will be invaluable for anyone involved with urban education.

The Productive High School

Author : Joseph Murphy
Genre : Education
Publisher : Corwin Press
ISBN : 0761977783
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Murphy and his colleagues discuss how reform based on empirical evidence and a robust set of theories can create productive high schools for all students. Focus is on core technologies of learning and teaching, organizational systems, and institutional linkages between schools and their environments. Using current research and case studies from successful schools, they show how to construct models of learning-driven school communities that encourage excellence. Key concepts cover: defining the learning imperative; developing humanized and intellectual relationships for learning; laying the groundwork for dynamic, adaptive change; and building linkages with home and family.

The Self Organizing School

Author : Alan Bain
Genre : Education
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 9781475862737
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A practical account of the current state-of-the art in school reform and improvement.

Creating Productive Cultures In Schools

Author : Joseph Murphy
Genre : Education
Publisher : Corwin Press
ISBN : 9781412995696
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Leading Researcher Joseph Murphy and his colleague Daniela Torre shed light on two critical issues in education today: student underachievement and how to build effective, high-performing schools. Murphy draws from considerable research and scholarship in the area of school reform. This research is based on meaningful links with the worlds of practice and policy, and builds upon our most robust understanding about school improvement. The book examines the historical footings of the American public school to expose the economic, political, social, and cultural currents that have shaped and continue to influence our understanding of public education and underachievement.

Bulletin Of The Unesco Regional Office For Education In Asia And Oceania

Author : Unesco. Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania
Genre : Education
Publisher :
ISBN : OSU:32435028037224
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Computer Support For Collaborative Learning

Author : Gerry Stahl
Genre : Education
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
ISBN : 9781135464738
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Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is a field of study centrally concerned with meaning and the practices of meaning-making in the context of joint activity, and the ways in which these practices are mediated through designed artifacts. This volume includes abstracts of papers that were presented during interactive poster sessions at CSCL 2002. Documenting an extremely heterogeneous, productive phase of inquiry with broad social consequences, these proceedings reflect the current state of CSCL research--particularly in North America and Western Europe.

Construction Productivity In The Multilayer Subcontracting System

Author : Low Sui Pheng
Genre : Technology & Engineering
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 9789811318313
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This book focuses on current subcontracting practices in the construction industry and their effects on Singapore’s construction productivity. It offers readers a better understanding of how the fragmentation of large and small firms in Singapore impacts construction productivity when operating under the commonly adopted multilayer subcontracting system (MLSS), which extends globally to the construction industries in other countries that have adopted the MLSS. The book also assesses the effectiveness of subcontracting practices in helping local contractors improve their construction productivity (and thereby improve the industry’s overall productivity). In closing, it provides recommendations on how the problems associated with the MLSS can best be addressed, and how its benefits can be capitalized on through organizational learning.

Schools And Society A Sociological Approach To Education

Author : Jeanne H. Ballantine
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN : 9781452275833
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Undergraduate students of the sociology of education, education and society and education studies.