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Who's Being Served? - Placing Students at the Center of Their Learning Experiences (Paperback): John M. Hayward Who's Being Served? - Placing Students at the Center of Their Learning Experiences (Paperback)
John M. Hayward
R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Asking "Who's Being Served?" reveals who truly benefits from what gets planned, implemented and assessed in today's classrooms. Think about what student-centered classrooms and good restaurants have in common: they each put the customer first! Education is a service industry where relationship building matters. Learn how to transform schools and learning opportunities to be more engaging and effective for students. In this helpful and relevant volume, John Hayward offers advice from over twenty years of teaching about how and why to make the move from teacher-centric control to student-centered facilitation. Each chapter references secrets from the dining industry in regards to how research, planning and observation influence how one serves others. Whether you are an administrator, instructor or school staff, your daily interaction with students needs to be at the level outlined in this book to make a lasting, positive difference. When students choose more, interact more and fully live their learning, their education serves them for longer than a unit or a year. If schools focus on students personally, putting relationships first, the experience and the positive results will last for a lifetime.

Radical Collegiality through Student Voice - Educational Experience, Policy and Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Roseanna... Radical Collegiality through Student Voice - Educational Experience, Policy and Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Roseanna Bourke, Judith Loveridge
R2,637 Discovery Miles 26 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book celebrates the rights of the child, through including student voice in educational matters that affect them directly. It focuses on the experiences of children and young people and explores how our educational policies, practices and research endeavours enable educators to help young people tell their own stories. The respective chapters illustrate how listening to young people can help them attain new positions of power, even though doing so often creates discomfort and requires a radical change on the part of the adult establishment. Further, the book challenges researchers, teachers and practitioners to reconsider how students are involved in research and policy agendas, and to what extent radical collegiality can create fundamental and positive changes in the lives of these learners. In recent decades, greater attention has been paid across policy, practice and research discourses to involving children more meaningfully and actively in decisions about their participation in both formal and informal educational settings. The book's goal is to illustrate how researchers have systematically involved students in the pursuit of a richer understanding of educational experiences, policy and practice through the eyes and ears of young people, and through their own cultural lens.

Women and Education (Hardcover, New): Jane Martin, Joyce Goodman Women and Education (Hardcover, New)
Jane Martin, Joyce Goodman
R7,026 Discovery Miles 70 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

If a primary objective of feminism is to expose and challenge the social relations of power embedded in all spheres of life, then an exploration of the issues attached to female education is a vital aspect of such a project. Indeed, 'women and education' is now an established-and flourishing-domain of study. And as academic thinking continues to develop, this new title in Routledge's acclaimed series, Major Themes in Education, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the subject's vast literature and the continuing explosion in research output. Edited by two leading scholars in the field, Women and Education is a four-volume collection of foundational and cutting-edge contributions. Issues affecting women and education cannot be analysed in territorial isolation; while it is possible in many parts of the Western world to cite evidence of widening opportunities, choices, and potential in women's lives, the gendered nature of educational provision, practice, and thought is often more starkly apparent in less developed parts of the world. Consequently, the collection adopts an explicitly international approach to explore fully the complexities of the educational experience, its gendered history, and its particular implications and interpretations in specific societies and locations. The collection's temporal scope is similarly ambitious. Moreover, Women and Education is further distinguished by the inclusion of autobiographical works to capture the experience of education as a broad societal process, and not simply as formal schooling. Volume one Space, Place, and Time is a theoretical and historical framework for the collection. Taken together, the materials gathered here constitute a sophisticated and versatile toolbox of ideas for theory-building and research. This volume, in particular, will be an invaluable tool for researchers and students of feminist theory and research methods, and for users across the social sciences concerned with issues of gender. Volume two Pupils, Students, and Learning brings together key studies in gender and education. In particular, this volume explores past experiences through autobiography and life history, and investigates gender dynamics within schools. Volume three Teachers and Teaching, meanwhile, focuses on the culture and politics of work. It presents essential findings into processes and pedagogy and gathers critical research on women teachers' expectations, their struggles to achieve equality, and attempts to change practice. The last volume in the collection Politics and Policies contains a selection of materials that discuss the history and gendered nature of education policies. Presenting a range of views, the work gathered in Volume IV illuminates women's place in the development of educational traditions, reforms, and theories, and examines their role as educational policy-makers. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Women and Education is an indispensable work of reference. It will be welcomed as a crucial database permitting rapid access to less familiar-and sometimes overlooked-texts. It will also be valued as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource for researchers and students of education, women's studies, and social history, as well as for practising teachers and policy-makers.

The Soul of the Schoolhouse - Cultivating Student Engagement (Paperback): Nicholas D. Young, Christine N. Michael, Jennifer A.... The Soul of the Schoolhouse - Cultivating Student Engagement (Paperback)
Nicholas D. Young, Christine N. Michael, Jennifer A. Smolinski
R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Soul of the Schoolhouse: Cultivating Student Engagement's primary focus is to help readers understand the many, diverse factors that make up engaged learning and students' motivation to learn. The authors acknowledge the importance of cognitive aspects of education and the techniques that skilled educators use to enhance the learning process; such information is contained in chapters on motivation and models of thinking about how to engage those in our schools. This tome also reflects the essential and interrelated nature of emotional, social, spiritual, and relational elements of engagement in the learning process. As such, chapters of this book cover such topics as educational leadership for engaged learning, school-community connections, co-curricular activities, models of curriculum design, and school law and policies that bolster student learning, as well.

The Roots of Low Achievement - Where to Begin Altering Them (Hardcover): Sandra Stotsky The Roots of Low Achievement - Where to Begin Altering Them (Hardcover)
Sandra Stotsky
R1,145 Discovery Miles 11 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The chief purpose of this book is to explain how public education in this country became dysfunctional as a result of the education policies and programs funded by the federal government to address low academic achievement. It highlights student effort as a central factor in academic achievement, based on research noting its significance. Teachers and school administrators cannot make children ready for college or career by grade 12 if their parents do not make them ready for school learning by kindergarten or grade 1. Once both the schools and students' parents together made students ready for membership in our civic culture. They learned they were politically equal to each other, with a shared civic identity, regardless of academic achievement. Yet, policy makers at USED and philanthropists in this country with a professed interest in the education of low achievers want low achievers to believe that their academic status is all that matters and that they haven't succeeded academically because of bigoted teachers, administrators, and communities. Parent/school partnerships need to revive their community's agreed-upon mission for public education if we are to alter the roots of low achievement in this country.

College 101 - A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year (Rev. ed.) (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Julie Zeilinger College 101 - A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year (Rev. ed.) (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Julie Zeilinger
R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year is a comprehensive and authentic guide for girls to everything college. Unlike other college guides, College 101 is written from the honest, humorous, and relatable first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced her freshman year, while also offering the advice of experts and unique experiences of other college-aged women. This refreshing guide shows girls what to really expect from their first year of college, including pro tips and common pitfalls to avoid. From managing academics and navigating frat culture on campus, to avoiding debt and getting enough sleep, this book answers all girls' questions about university life, including those they didn't even know they had! Presented in a dynamic and varied format, College 101 imparts seriously valuable information and secrets about the freshman year that every girl needs to make sure she survives (and actually enjoys) her first college experience. Grades 9-12

From Family Collapse to America's Decline - The Educational, Economic, and Social Costs of Family Fragmentation... From Family Collapse to America's Decline - The Educational, Economic, and Social Costs of Family Fragmentation (Paperback)
Mitch Pearlstein
R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Very high rates of family fragmentation in the United States are subtracting from what very large numbers of students are learning in school and forever holding them back in many other ways. This in turn is damaging the country economically by making us less primed for innovation while also making millions of Americans less competitive in an increasingly demanding worldwide marketplace. All of which is leading - and can only lead - to deepening class divisions in a nation which has never viewed itself or operated in such splintered ways. What can be done to reverse these severely destructive trends, starting with reducing the enormous number of children forced to grow up with only one parent living under the same roof? What educational reforms are most likely to help under such demanding circumstances? And as dangerous as the situation is, why do leaders in education and other fields persist, for both understandable and less-worthy reasons, in dancing around profoundly important questions of family breakdown to the point of contortion and ultimately failure?

The Roots of Low Achievement - Where to Begin Altering Them (Paperback): Sandra Stotsky The Roots of Low Achievement - Where to Begin Altering Them (Paperback)
Sandra Stotsky
R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The chief purpose of this book is to explain how public education in this country became dysfunctional as a result of the education policies and programs funded by the federal government to address low academic achievement. It highlights student effort as a central factor in academic achievement, based on research noting its significance. Teachers and school administrators cannot make children ready for college or career by grade 12 if their parents do not make them ready for school learning by kindergarten or grade 1. Once both the schools and students' parents together made students ready for membership in our civic culture. They learned they were politically equal to each other, with a shared civic identity, regardless of academic achievement. Yet, policy makers at USED and philanthropists in this country with a professed interest in the education of low achievers want low achievers to believe that their academic status is all that matters and that they haven't succeeded academically because of bigoted teachers, administrators, and communities. Parent/school partnerships need to revive their community's agreed-upon mission for public education if we are to alter the roots of low achievement in this country.

An Outcome Evaluation of the Success for Kids Program (Paperback): Nicole Maestas, Sarah J. Gaillot An Outcome Evaluation of the Success for Kids Program (Paperback)
Nicole Maestas, Sarah J. Gaillot
R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This report presents results from a multisite, quantitative evaluation of the international Success for Kids (SFK) after-school program. A nonreligious program, SFK seeks to build resilience in children. Interestingly, the authors found that the program positively affected not just social and internal outcomes but also school-related outcomes, even though SFK is not an academic intervention.

Gay Liberation to Campus Assimilation - Early Non-Heterosexual Student Organizing at Midwestern Universities (Paperback, 1st... Gay Liberation to Campus Assimilation - Early Non-Heterosexual Student Organizing at Midwestern Universities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Patrick Dilley
R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Association for the Study of Higher Education Outstanding Book Award Winner, 2020This book outlines the beginning of student organizing around issues of sexual orientation at Midwestern universities from 1969 to the early 1990s. Collegiate organizations were vitally important to establishing a public presence as well as a social consciousness in the last quarter of the twentieth century. During this time, lesbian and gay students struggled for recognition on campuses while forging a community that vacillated between fitting into campus life and deconstructing the sexist and heterosexist constructs upon which campus life rested. The first openly gay and lesbian student body presidents in the United States were elected during this time period, at Midwestern universities; at the same time, pioneering non-heterosexual students faced criticism, condemnation, and violence on campus. Drawing upon interviews, extensive reviews of campus newspapers and yearbooks, and archival research across the Midwest, Patrick Dilley demonstrates how the early gay campus groups created and provided educational and support services on campus-efforts that later became incorporated into campus services across the nation. Further, the book shows the transformation of gay identity into a minority identity on campus, including the effect of alliances with campus racial minorities.

The Chapter President - Preparing Sorority and Fraternity Leaders for the Unexpected (Paperback): Patrick Daley The Chapter President - Preparing Sorority and Fraternity Leaders for the Unexpected (Paperback)
Patrick Daley
R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

You have a plan for your term as chapter president. Your plan includes goals for academic, social, philanthropic and athletic success. But your plan doesn't account for the unexpected. It is the unexpected that cripples chapters and prevents them from reaching their full potential. A president must understand their responsibilities and be prepared to address a myriad of leadership challenges. "The Chapter President," compiled from the insight of thefraternityadvisor.com's most loyal readers, explains how a sorority or fraternity leader can overcome these situations to become an effective president and lead their chapters to great heights. This book will become a trusted resource that will be passed down from generation to generation of Greek Leaders. This book will prepare you to be the president of your chapter.

Assessment in Student Affairs (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): John H. Schuh, J. Patrick Biddix, Laura A Dean, Jillian Kinzie Assessment in Student Affairs (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
John H. Schuh, J. Patrick Biddix, Laura A Dean, Jillian Kinzie
R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A practical, comprehensive manual for assessment design and implementation Assessment in Student Affairs, Second Edition offers a contemporary look at the foundational elements and practical application of assessment in student affairs. Higher education administration is increasingly called upon to demonstrate organizational effectiveness and engage in continuous improvement based on information generated through systematic inquiry. This book provides a thorough primer on all stages of the assessment process. From planning to reporting and beyond, you'll find valuable assessment strategies to help you produce meaningful information and improve your program. Combining and updating the thoroughness and practicality of Assessment in Student Affairs and Assessment Practice in Student Affairs, this new edition covers design of assessment projects, ethical practice, student learning outcomes, data collection and analysis methods, report writing, and strategies to implement change based on assessment results. Case studies demonstrate real-world application to help you clearly see how these ideas are used effectively every day, and end-of-chapter discussion questions stimulate deeper investigation and further thinking about the ideas discussed. The instructor resources will help you seamlessly integrate this new resource into existing graduate-level courses. Student affairs administrators understand the importance of assessment, but many can benefit from additional direction when it comes to designing and implementing evaluations that produce truly useful information. This book provides field-tested approaches to assessment, giving you a comprehensive how-to manual for demonstrating and improving the work you do every day. * Build your own assessment to demonstrate organizational effectiveness * Utilize quantitative and qualitative techniques and data * Identify metrics and methods for measuring student learning * Report and implement assessment findings effectively Accountability and effectiveness are the hallmarks of higher education administration today, and they are becoming the metrics by which programs and services are evaluated. Strong assessment skills have never been more important. Assessment in Student Affairs gives you the knowledge base and skill set you need to shine a spotlight on what you and your organization are able to achieve.

The Canine-Campus Connection - Roles for Dogs in the Lives of College Students (Paperback): Mary Renck Jalongo The Canine-Campus Connection - Roles for Dogs in the Lives of College Students (Paperback)
Mary Renck Jalongo
R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A primary mission of universities is promoting student success and well-being. Many college and university personnel have implemented initiatives that offer students the documented benefits of positive human-animal interaction (HAI). Accumulating evidence suggests that assistance dogs, therapy dogs, and shelter dogs can support student wellness and learning. The best programs balance the welfare of humans and canines while assessing students' needs and complying with all laws and regulations. Contributors to this edited volume have drawn upon research across many disciplines as well as their extensive practical experiences to produce a timely and valuable resource - for administrators and students. Whether readers are just getting started or striving to improve well-established programs, The Canine-Campus Connection provides authoritative, evidence-based guidance on bringing college students and canines together in reciprocally beneficial ways. Part one examines the interactions between postsecondary students and canines by reviewing the literature on the human-canine bond. It establishes what necessarily must be the top priority in canine-assisted activities and therapy: the health and safety of both. Part two highlights four major categories of dogs that students are likely to interact with on and off campus: service dogs, emotional support animals (ESAs), therapy dogs, and homeless dogs. Part three emphasizes ways in which dogs can influence student learning during classes and across aspects of their professional development. Part four considers future directions. Authors take the stance that enriching and enlarging interactions between college students and canines will require university personnel who plan and evaluate events, projects, and programs. The book concludes with the recommendation that colleges and universities move toward more dog-friendly campus cultures.

Making Music in Montessori - Everything Teachers Need to Harness Their Inner Musician and Bring Music to Life in Their... Making Music in Montessori - Everything Teachers Need to Harness Their Inner Musician and Bring Music to Life in Their Classrooms (Hardcover)
Michael Johnson
R1,844 Discovery Miles 18 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Infused with a warm, affable tone, Making Music in Montessori is the Guide's guide to music education, providing Montessori teachers all at once a snappy, practical handbook, music theory mentor, pedagogical manual, and resource anthology. The book's goal: To give teachers confidence in music, so that when their children walk away from a lesson all fired up to compose their own music, their teacher will know how to guide them. Before Making Music in Montessori, teachers may have only dreamed of a classroom buzzing with children working, learning, and growing with music alongside all of the other subject areas in the Montessori curriculum. Now, it's a reality. If children's minds are a fertile field, then Making Music in Montessori will stir Montessori teachers of all musical backgrounds to don their overalls, roll up their sleeves, sow the musical seeds, and watch them blossom under their children's flaming imagination.

Hours of Opportunity, Volume 2 - The Power of Data to Improve After-School Programs Citywide (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Jennifer... Hours of Opportunity, Volume 2 - The Power of Data to Improve After-School Programs Citywide (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Jennifer Sloan McCombs
R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Wallace Foundation sponsored an initiative to help five cities increase collaboration, access, quality, information sharing, and sustainability in their out-of-school-time systems. The second in this three-volume series describes how Wallace Foundation grantees and three other cities used management information systems to collect and use data on out-of-school-time programs, including enrollment, attendance, and student outcomes.

A Holistic Approach For Cultural Change - Character Education for Ages 13-15 (Hardcover): Marc Levitt A Holistic Approach For Cultural Change - Character Education for Ages 13-15 (Hardcover)
Marc Levitt
R1,031 Discovery Miles 10 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Marc Levitt's A Holistic Approach for Cultural Change: Character Education for Ages 13-15 asks educators to consider how our contemporary curriculum and pedagogy supports isolation and competition, rather than our goals for school culture change. Mr. Levitt explores themes such as 'vengeance,' 'prejudice,' 'communications in relationships,' 'trapping oneself in past behaviors,' 'respecting one's heritage,' and 'learning to embrace one's own story' through his original stories. Suggestions for curriculum and pedagogical changes follow, helping educators share the larger personal and social implications of Mr. Levitt's stories, while teaching and demonstrating how we are 'All in it Together'. A Holistic Approach for School-Based Culture Change: Character Education for Ages 13-15 helps educators build a caring and socially intelligent community of students in a way that is neither 'preachy' nor condescending, acknowledging and encouraging our 'mutuality of interests.

Generation Mixed Goes to School - Radically Listening to Multiracial Kids (Hardcover): Ralina L. Joseph, Allison Briscoe-Smith,... Generation Mixed Goes to School - Radically Listening to Multiracial Kids (Hardcover)
Ralina L. Joseph, Allison Briscoe-Smith, James A. Banks
R2,047 Discovery Miles 20 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Grounded in the life experiences of children, youth, teachers, and caregivers, this book investigates how implicit bias affects multiracial kids in unforeseen ways. Drawing on critical mixed-race theory and developmental psychology, the authors employ radical listening to examine both how these children experience school and what schools can do to create more welcoming learning environments. They examine how the silencing of mixed-race experiences often creates a barrier to engaging in nuanced conversations about race and identity in the classroom, and how teachers are finding powerful ways to forge meaningful connections with their mixed-race students. This is a book written from the inside, integrating not only theory and research but also the authors' own experiences negotiating race and racism for and with their mixed-race children. It is a timely and essential read not only because of our nation's changing demographics, but also because of our racially hostile political climate. Book Features: Examination of the most contemporary issues that impact mixed-race children and youth, including the racialized violence with which our country is now reckoning. Guided exercises with relevant, action-oriented information for educators, parents, and caregivers in every chapter. Engaging storytelling that brings the school worlds of mixed-race children and youth to life. Interdisciplinary scholarship from social and developmental psychology, critical mixed-race studies, and education. Expansion of the typical Black/White binary to include mixed-race children from Asian American, Latinx, and Native American backgrounds.

Helping College Students Find Purpose - The Campus Guide to Meaning-Making (Hardcover): Robert J. Nash, Michele C. Murray Helping College Students Find Purpose - The Campus Guide to Meaning-Making (Hardcover)
Robert J. Nash, Michele C. Murray; Foreword by Sharon Daloz Parks
R872 Discovery Miles 8 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

More students are demanding that their college experiences address the core questions of meaning and purpose. "Helping College Students Find Purpose "provides a theory-to-practice model of meaning-making. Through a how-to approach, this resource presents a series of concrete steps for applying the theory and practice of meaning-making to teaching, leading, administering, and advising. This guidebook provides the background knowledge and tools necessary to create a meaningful community by encouraging faculty and administrators to act as mentors to students.

Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School - Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Learners (Paperback): Kathleen... Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School - Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Learners (Paperback)
Kathleen Palmer Cleveland
R585 R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Save R33 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Learners responds to growing concerns about a crisis in boys' academic achievement. Kathleen Palmer Cleveland seeks to help K-12 educators cut through the hype to get at the real problem: who is underachieving, why are they struggling, and how can educators respond to these students' needs in new and productive ways? Cleveland presents findings from four large-scale studies about how boys learn best and combines these findings with insights about ongoing social and learning-style factors that affect learning in the classroom, plus lesson plans and anecdotes from real teachers working across all grade levels and subject areas. Cleveland's Pathways to Re-Engagement represents the culmination of her substantial research and personal experience. A flexible and practical framework for decision making in the classroom, the Pathways model seeks to: Replace the underachieving boy's negative attitudes about learning. Reconnect each boy with school, with learning, and with a belief in himself as a competent learner. Rebuild learning skills that lead to success in school and in life; and * Reduce the need for unproductive and distracting behaviors as a means of self-protection. Each aspect of the Pathways to Re-Engagement model offers educators a way to move underachieving boys from a position of weakness toward one of strength--giving them the tools to succeed in school and beyond.

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy - Promising Practices for African American Male Students (Paperback): Dennisha Murff Culturally Responsive Pedagogy - Promising Practices for African American Male Students (Paperback)
Dennisha Murff
R1,132 Discovery Miles 11 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Promising Practices for African American Male Students, I take us on a journey into teachers' perceptions of the impact of implementing culturally responsive pedagogical (CRP) practices on the student learning outcomes of African American male students. The book also helps to identify teachers' perceptions of the CRP strategies needed in the elementary school setting to address the diverse needs of African American male students. I share the story of educators from a large, diverse elementary school in an urban school district, who have made it their mission to provide African American male students with culturally responsive learning environments where they can thrive. Throughout the book, I make it clear that the implementation of CRP practices has a direct impact on the student learning outcomes of African American male students. The book provides additional research into the existing literature on CRP practices. Through a case study approach, my work allows for additional insight into the potential impact of CRP practices on the student learning outcomes of African American male students in an urban elementary school setting. The book takes us on a journey of highs and lows, ups and downs, and failures and successes. Throughout the book, rich, detailed stories and descriptions are shared based on classroom observations, interviews, and student learning outcomes collected from three elementary school teachers from diverse backgrounds and various years of experience. Classroom observations were conducted using the Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (TM) (CRIOP) instrument to assess the practices being implemented in the classroom. As I focused on the hard realities that face African American male students in today's classrooms, I identified six emerging themes, including one overarching emerging theme, and three promising practices that surfaced during my research. The CRP practices implemented proved helpful toward increasing learning outcomes for African American male students, and, ultimately, closing the achievement gap. As an African American educator, I have been able to see how the lack of culturally responsive practices creates learning obstacles for African American male students. These learning obstacles continue to plague a group that has been historically marginalized in our society. The implementation of CRP practices provides educators with an avenue to remedy a social justice issue that has plagued our nation for years. The information shared in this book can be beneficial for all those invested in closing the achievement gap and increasing student learning outcomes through the use of culturally responsive practices, including pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, caregivers, community advocates, educational researchers, and policy makers.

School Safety - One Cheeseburger at a Time (Hardcover): Susan T. Vickers, Kevin L. Smith School Safety - One Cheeseburger at a Time (Hardcover)
Susan T. Vickers, Kevin L. Smith
R921 Discovery Miles 9 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The day after the deadly shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the rallying cry heard across the country was "no-more school shootings!" It was clearly evident that school shootings are increasing and reactive measures are not going to change this. Images from Parkland, Sandy Hook, and Columbine made it ever so clear that whereas the atrocities caught our attention, schools are still soft targets. There are no manuals from the United States Department of Education to turn to for guidance to secure schools. No guidance on how to train administration and staff, as they truly are the first responders in such an event. Rather than wait for the heads of the federal and state education departments to step up and take-action, the time has come for all school leaders and administrators to take the step to protect their school communities. This book will help school leaders and administrators proactively take action to protect their school communities and yet still maintain a warm and nurturing learning environment.

A Brighter Day - How Parents Can Help African American Youth (Paperback): Gail Thompson A Brighter Day - How Parents Can Help African American Youth (Paperback)
Gail Thompson
R507 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R109 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Featuring fantastic real-life stories that are contemporary and motivational, this strategy guide for parents provides the necessary tools for those who want to make a difference in their children's education. By addressing difficult issues that have a tendency to distract kids from their studies -- such as peer pressure and sexuality -- as well as the everyday influence of rap music, television, and video games, these accessible strategies teach parents how to communicate better and raise their expectations of their children. Rounded out by advice on how to help with homework, maintain good grades, and enforce the respect for authority on which a good education depends, this indispensable guide also grants parents better insight into the challenges faced by schools.

Understanding Poverty in the Classroom - Changing Perceptions for Student Success (Paperback): Beth Lindsay Templeton Understanding Poverty in the Classroom - Changing Perceptions for Student Success (Paperback)
Beth Lindsay Templeton
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

People who live in poverty consider life in different ways than those who have adequate basic resources. Many educators tend to see the world through their middle-class worldview. Because of this, they do not understand these significant and often rational differences. They may misinterpret behavior they see and ascribe negative connotations to how their students are reacting. Their assumptions can affect the quality of both the teaching and the learning that happens. Most teachers have real passion for educating their students but their experiences limit how they relate to the challenges some of their students face daily. Understanding Poverty in the Classroom: * Identifies perceptual differences * Teaches strategies to address the special needs of children from poverty * Encourages teachers to learn about the neighborhoods where their students live and what to look for in those areas * Confronts myths about poverty and reinforces learning with specific illustrations This resource is interactive with exercises that increase the reader's learning and provides specific tools to improve the educational process for teachers, students, and parents.

The Unwritten Rules of Professional Etiquette (Paperback): Ryan Sharma The Unwritten Rules of Professional Etiquette (Paperback)
Ryan Sharma
R263 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R41 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
China's Mongols at University - Contesting Cultural Recognition (Hardcover): Zhenzhou Zhao, Wing On Lee China's Mongols at University - Contesting Cultural Recognition (Hardcover)
Zhenzhou Zhao, Wing On Lee
R2,184 Discovery Miles 21 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Minority students in China often receive preferential treatment for access to universities. However, very little is known about minority student experiences and perceptions on campus after they are accorded what's called "meaningful access" to university. The Mongols emerged as a distinct ethnic group in China starting in the 11th century and, in the centuries that followed, conquered a large part of the world. However, in modern times this nomadic people's influence has declined, and even their survival in China has been threatened. This decline is evidenced by the fact that increasing numbers of Mongols have abandoned their native language and traditional customs, especially those who live in cities. How do Mongol university students, who form the backbone of the Mongol intellectual community, identify themselves in a modern Chinese context? How do they react as university students to the way in which their culture is recognized and represented? Do Mongol students suffer from injustice in the cultural dimension of campus life? China's Mongols at University: Contesting Cultural Recognition seeks to answer these questions. Zhenzhou Zhao addresses these issues by comparing the university discourse (on minority culture policy, institutional structure and daily life) and the Mongol student discourse (concerning their experiences, perceptions of recognition, and dedication to self-representation on campus) Additionally, Gao compares three universities in China. Located in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Beijing, and Hubei Province, respectively, each of these universities represents one of three types of higher education accessible to minority students in China: universities located in ethnic areas, standard universities, and universities for nationalities. China's Mongols at University explores and discusses an intrinsic connection between marketization and globalization and the disadvantages faced by minority groups. This book argues that China must move from a policy of preferential tre

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