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With the Whole Child in Mind - Insights from the Comer School Development Program (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond, Channa M... With the Whole Child in Mind - Insights from the Comer School Development Program (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Channa M Cook-Harvey, Lisa Flook, Madelyn Gardner, Hanna Melnick
R495 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R84 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Among the many models of school reform that have emerged in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one has endured for more than 50 years: the School Development Program (SDP). Established in 1968 by renowned child psychiatrist James P. Comer and the Yale Child Study Center, the SDP is grounded in the belief that successful schooling-particularly for children from disadvantaged backgrounds-must focus on the whole child. With that in mind, the SDP encompasses both academics and social-emotional development, and it is founded on positive and productive relationships among students, teachers, school leaders, and parents. With the Whole Child in Mind describes the SDP's six developmental pathways (cognitive, social, psychological, physical, linguistic, and ethical) and explains how the program's nine key components (in the form of mechanisms, operations, and guiding principles) create a comprehensive approach to educating children for successful outcomes. Firsthand recollections by Comer, school leaders and teachers, and SDP staff members provide an inside look at the challenges and successes that eventually transformed severely underperforming schools into models of excellence. Linda Darling-Hammond, one of the country's foremost experts on K-12 education, and her colleagues argue persuasively for the continuing relevance of the SDP. Far too many schools still operate in a high-pressure environment that emphasizes testing and standardized curricula while ignoring the fundamental importance of personal connections that make a profound difference for students. Fifty years on, the SDP is still just as powerful as ever.

Powerful Teacher Education - Lessons from Exemplary Programs (Hardcover): Linda Darling-Hammond Powerful Teacher Education - Lessons from Exemplary Programs (Hardcover)
Linda Darling-Hammond
R834 Discovery Miles 8 340 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Praise for Powerful Teacher Education

"This book is evidence-based, readable, and the mostpowerful case to date for the essential role of excellent teacher preparation in the reform of the nation's schools. Reflecting onpersonal experience, analyzing previous research, carefully examiningthe practices of excellent institutions, and observing practices in countries with high-performing students, Darling-Hammond offers a series of affordable and practical proposals to make excellent teacher preparation the norm. Teacher educators and teachers will learn about effective practices, but federal and state policymakers will find the solution that they have been so desperately seeking for the nation's school ills."
--Arthur E. Wise, president, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

"Powerful Teacher Education provides the professional communitywith a very important framework for analysis and examples of whatmust become the reality for all teacher education candidates. Powerful Teacher Education produces teachers who can serve all learners."
--Sharon Robinson, president, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

"If there is any doubt whether teacher education matters, this volume clears it up powerfully and convincingly. It matters, and itmatters in significant ways. By helping us see what quality teacher education looks like in action, Darling-Hammond and her collaborating authors paint a clear road map to excellence. Now we must muster the political will to make this kind of preparation a reality for all who would teach."
--Gloria Ladson-Billings, president, the American Educational Research Association andprofessor of education, University of Wisconsin

Instructional Leadership for Systemic Change - The Story of San Diego's Reform (Paperback, New): Linda Darling-Hammond,... Instructional Leadership for Systemic Change - The Story of San Diego's Reform (Paperback, New)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Amy M. Hightower, Jennifer L. Husbands, Jeanette R. LaFors, Viki M. Young
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Instructional quality is one of the most important factors in effective teaching. Without it, school reform is impossible. How can leaders develop and implement strategies to improve faculty quality and then manage the process of school reform in today's complex school environments? The authors answer this question through the study of a systemic reform initiative that was launched in San Diego, California in the late 1990s. San Diego was selected for the study because of its proactive attempts to address the quality of teaching, while simultaneously incorporating California's complex, multi-faceted policies directed at education reform. Instructional Leadership for Systemic Change: Provides a rich, comprehensive description of how a major urban school reform initiative was undertaken, Describes political conflicts and implementation issues that occur in real world reform, Describes the changes undertaken to revise the reform each year, Details the various outcomes that occurred for schools and students at different levels. Will be useful to administrators in training, students of leadership and reform, and researchers and policy analysts interested in the anatomy of school change and improvement.

Empowered Educators - How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond,... Empowered Educators - How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Dion Burns, Carol Campbell, A.Lin Goodwin, Karen Hammerness, …
R800 Discovery Miles 8 000 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Discover how high-performing systems shape teaching quality around the world Producing highly skilled and committed teachers is not the work of a single innovative school or the aggregation of heroic individuals who succeed against the odds. In high-performing countries, the opportunities for teachers to learn sophisticated practices and continue to improve are embedded systemically in education policies and practices. Empowered Educators describes how this seemingly magical work is done how a number of forward-thinking educational systems create a coherent set of policies designed to ensure quality teaching in all communities...and how the results are manifested in practice. Spanning three continents and five countries, Empowered Educators examines seven jurisdictions that have worked to develop comprehensive teaching policy systems: Singapore and Finland, the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, the provinces of Alberta and Ontario in Canada, and the province of Shanghai in China. Renowned education expert Linda Darling-Hammond and a team of esteemed scholars offer lessons learned in a number of areas that shape the teaching force and the work of teachers, shedding unprecedented light on areas such as teacher recruitment, preparation, induction and mentoring, professional learning, career and leadership development, and more. * Find out how quality teaching is developed and conducted across the globe * Discover a common set of strategies for developing, supporting, and sustaining the ongoing learning and development of teachers and school leaders * See how high-performing countries successfully recruit and train educators * Understand why the sharing of expertise among teachers and administrators within and across schools is beneficial A fascinating read for researchers, policymakers, administrators, teacher educators, pre-service teachers and leaders, and anyone with an interest in education, this book offers a rare glimpse into the systems that are shaping quality teaching around the world.

Preparing Teachers for a Changing World - What Teachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond, John... Preparing Teachers for a Changing World - What Teachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond, John Bransford
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Praise for Preparing Teachers for a Changing World

"This collection of chapters represents the best of contemporarythinking and writing on teaching and is built upon a conceptual framework ofenormous importance to every teacher educator. Relevant to a variety of audiences, this book appeals for greater coherence and consistency across preparation programs.It is essential reading for all teacher educators as they renew preparationprograms and focus on the needs of today's schools."
--David G. Imig, president and chief executive officer, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

"Preparing Teachers for a Changing World is by far the most comprehensive, thorough, deeply knowledge-based treatment of teacher education anywhere in the literature.A jewel of a book in a field badly in need of intellectual and moral leadership."
--Michael Fullan, author, Leading in a Culture of Change

"Well organized, meticulously researched, and well written, I haveno doubt that Preparing Teachers for a Changing World will make a significant contribution to the field of teacher education. The authors have done an exceptionally good job of capturing the major trends, differing perspectives, and many challenges of teacher education today, while putting forth a vision for the future that issolidly grounded in research and in current and evolving knowledge."
--Sonia Nieto, professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

"The knowledge base for teacher preparation and teaching is maturing andbecoming very relevant to practice. This state-of-the-art compendium is essentialreading for teacher educators committed to preparing professionals who canteach so that allchildren will, in fact, learn."
--Arthur E. Wise, president, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Empowered Educators in Singapore - How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality (Paperback): A.Lin Goodwin, Ee Ling Low,... Empowered Educators in Singapore - How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality (Paperback)
A.Lin Goodwin, Ee Ling Low, Linda Darling-Hammond
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

BEST PRACTICES FROM SINGAPORE'S HIGH-PERFORMING SCHOOL SYSTEM Empowered Educators in Singapore is one volume in a series that explores how high-performing educational systems from around the world achieve strong results. The anchor book, Empowered Educators: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World, is written by Linda Darling-Hammond and colleagues, with contributions from the authors of this volume. Empowered Educators in Singapore delves into the country's rapid rise to educational excellence on a global scale and the national effort that drives it. Singaporean students routinely outperform their peers from around the world, placing first or second in international assessments, particularly in math and science. In 2015, Singaporean students topped the league table for both the Programme in International Student Achievement (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). With educators around the world clamoring for the "Singapore secret," the reality is that Singapore's excellence is the result of a 25-year drive to improve education through systemic, long-term and ongoing, consistent, and deliberative reform with an emphasis on teacher quality. This book describes the interwoven strategies that merge context, quality, governance, and continual evolution into a consistently high-achieving student population.

Next Generation Assessment - Moving Beyond the Bubble Test to Support 21st Century Learning (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond Next Generation Assessment - Moving Beyond the Bubble Test to Support 21st Century Learning (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond
R462 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R100 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A forward-thinking look at performance assessment in the 21st century Next Generation Assessment: Moving Beyond the Bubble Test to Support 21st Century Learning provides needed answers to the nation's growing concerns about educational testing in America. Drawing on research and the experiences of leading states and countries, this new book examines how performance assessments can offer a feasible alternative to current high stakes tests. As parents, educators, and policymakers have increasingly criticized the effects of the teaching to the test mandate from the No Child Left Behind Act, the need for this resource has never been more critical. This summary volume to Beyond the Bubble Test speaks to the nationwide unease about current tests' focus on low-level skills, like recalling and restating facts, rather than higher-order skills such as problem-solving, analyzing, and synthesizing information. It illustrates how schools can use authentic assessments to improve teaching and learning as they involve students in conducting research, designing investigations, developing products and solutions, using technology, and communicating their ideas in many forms. This important book: * Serves as a must-have resource for those interested in the most current research about how to create valid and reliable performance assessments * Explains how educators can improve practice by developing, using, and scoring performance assessments * Helps policymakers and educators accurately assess the benefits and possibilities of adopting performance assessments nationally If you're an educator, researcher, graduate student, district administrator, or education policy specialist, Next Generation Assessment is an indispensable resource you'll turn to again and again.

Powerful Learning - What We Know About Teaching for Understanding (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond, Brigid Barron, P. David... Powerful Learning - What We Know About Teaching for Understanding (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Brigid Barron, P. David Pearson, Alan H. Schoenfeld, Elizabeth K. Stage, …
R611 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R138 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In "Powerful Learning," Linda Darling-Hammond and an impressive list of co-authors offer a clear, comprehensive, and engaging exploration of the most effective classroom practices. They review, in practical terms, teaching strategies that generate meaningful K-2 student understanding, and occur both within the classroom walls and beyond. The book includes rich stories, as well as online videos of innovative classrooms and schools, that show how students who are taught well are able to think critically, employ flexible problem-solving, and apply learned skills and knowledge to new situations.

The Right to Learn - A Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work (Paperback, New edition): Linda Darling-Hammond The Right to Learn - A Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work (Paperback, New edition)
Linda Darling-Hammond
R565 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R122 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Winner of AERA Outstanding Book Award in 1998

"While she recognizes the necessity for school reform and the complexity of implementing it, Darling-Hammond remains optimistic that systemic changes to ensure access to a meaningful education for all children are possible. Her book is positive and hopeful and serves as a fascinating account of American education and its promise of 'the right to learn' for all children."
--Washington Post

"Darling-Hammond's central claim is well worth listening to. She argues that American students do so poorly by comparison with students in other industrialized countries not because we don't give them enough work, but because our teaching is less thoughtful, and because we are obsessed with bureaucratic processes rather than educational outcomes."
--New York Times Book Review

One of the nation's most respected educators provides a vision of exceptional, learner-centered schools and describes the policies and practices that are needed to create these schools on a system-wide basis.

Beyond the Bubble Test - How Performance Assessments Support 21st Century Learning (Hardcover): Linda Darling-Hammond, Frank... Beyond the Bubble Test - How Performance Assessments Support 21st Century Learning (Hardcover)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Frank Adamson
R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Performance assessment is a hot topic in school systems, and educators continue to analyze its costs, benefits, and feasibility as a replacement for high-stakes testing. Until now, researchers and policymakers have had to dig to find out what we know and what we still have to learn about performance assessment. Beyond the Bubble Test: How Performance Assessments Support 21st Century Learning synthesizes the latest findings in the field, and not a moment too soon. Statistics indicate that the United States is in danger of falling behind if it fails to adapt to our changing world. The memory and recall strategies of traditional testing are no longer adequate to equip our students with the skills they need to excel in the global economy. Instead teachers need to engage students in deeper learning, assessing their ability to use higher-order skills. Skills like synthesizing information, understanding evidence, and critical problem-solving are not achieved when we teach to multiple-choice exams. Examples in Beyond the Bubble Test paint a useful picture of how schools can begin to supplement traditional tests with something that works better. This book provides new perspectives on current performance assessment research, plus an incisive look at what s possible at the local and state levels. Linda Darling-Hammond, with a team of leading scholars, bring together lessons learned, new directions, and solid recommendations into a single, readily accessible compendium. Beyond the Bubble Test situates the current debate on performance assessment within the context of testing in the United States. This comprehensive resource also looks beyond our U.S. borders to Singapore, Hong Kong, and other places whose reform-mindedness can serve as an example to us.

Preparing Principals for a Changing World - Lessons From Effective School Leadership Programs (Hardcover): Linda... Preparing Principals for a Changing World - Lessons From Effective School Leadership Programs (Hardcover)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Debra Meyerson, Michelle LaPointe, Margaret T Orr
R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

"Preparing Principals for a Changing World" provides a hands-on resource for creating and implementing effective policies and programs for developing expert school leaders. Written by acclaimed author and educator Linda Darling-Hammond and experts Debra Meyerson, Michelle LaPointe, and Margaret Terry Orr, this important book examines the characteristics of successful educational leadership programs and offers concrete recommendations to improve programs nationwide.

In a study funded by the Wallace Foundation, Darling-Hammond and the team examined eight exemplary principal development programs, as well as state policies and principals' experiences across the country. Using the data from the study, they reveal how successful programs are structured, the skills and knowledge participants gain, and what they are able to do in practice as school leaders as a result.

What do these exemplary programs have in common? Aggressive recruitment; close ties with schools in the community; on-the-ground training under the wing of expert principals, and a strong emphasis on the cutting-edge theories of instructional and transformational leadership.

In addition to highlighting the programs' similarities, the study also explains the differences among the programs and sheds light on the effectiveness of approaches and models from different states and contexts?East, West, North, and South; urban and rural; pre-service and in-service. The authors analyze program outcomes for principals and their schools, including illustrative case studies and educators' voices on the influence of programs' strategies for recruitment, internships, mentoring, and coursework.

The ideas and suggestions outlined in "Preparing Principals for a Changing World" are presented with the goal of increasing the number of highly qualified, thoughtful, and innovative educational leaders.

Teaching as the Learning Profession - Handbook of Policy and Practice (Paperback, 1st ed): Linda Darling-Hammond, Gary Sykes Teaching as the Learning Profession - Handbook of Policy and Practice (Paperback, 1st ed)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Gary Sykes
R1,424 Discovery Miles 14 240 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

"No education topic is more important than how to raise the quality of teaching in America's schools. This book eloquently makes the case for reshaping teacher preparation and professional development to enhance student learning."

--Bob Chase, president, National Education Association

Leading educational thinkers and researchers deliver an in-depth overview of the issues and challenges facing the teaching profession today. This book is the first in over a decade to synthesize the most important research in the fields of teaching and teacher education. This research is also the basis for recommAndations found in What Matters Most, a landmark report from the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. The authors explore promising approaches to both policy and practice in teacher learning. They also provide the substance behind policy recommAndations, examining the implications of school reforms for teaching, current knowledge about teacher preparation, and the kinds of learning opportunities teachers will need.

Teaching as the Learning Profession includes case studies of innovative approaches to school improvement, principles for better staff development, proposals for the reform of unions, and practical as well as conceptual advice on recruitment, licensing, redefining the teaching career, enhancing diversity, developing leadership, and expanding such innovations as networks and other sustained forms of teacher-to-teacher learning.

Global Education Reform - How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes (Hardcover): Frank Adamson,... Global Education Reform - How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes (Hardcover)
Frank Adamson, Bjorn Astrand, Linda Darling-Hammond
R4,266 Discovery Miles 42 660 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

With contributions from Linda Darling-Hammond, Michael Fullan, Pasi Sahlberg, and Martin Carnoy, Global Education Reform is an eye-opening analysis of national educational reforms and the types of high-achieving systems needed to serve all students equitably. The collection documents the ideologically and educationally distinctive approaches countries around the world have taken to structuring their education systems. Focusing on three pairs of case studies written by internationally acclaimed experts, the book provides a powerful analysis of the different ends of an ideological spectrum----from strong state investments in public education to market-based approaches. An introductory chapter offers an overview of the theories guiding both neoliberal reforms such as those implemented in Chile, Sweden and the United States with efforts to build strong and equitable public education systems as exemplified by Cuba, Finland and Canada. The pairs of case studies that follow examine the historical evolution of education within an individual country and compare and contrast national educational outcomes. A concluding chapter dissects the educational outcomes of the differing economic and governance approaches, as well as the policy implications.

The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present (Hardcover): Henry Louis Gates, Claude Steele, Lawrence D.... The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present (Hardcover)
Henry Louis Gates, Claude Steele, Lawrence D. Bobo, Michael Dawson, Gerald Jaynes, …
R4,695 Discovery Miles 46 950 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

When newly-liberated African American slaves attempted to enter the marketplace and exercise their rights as citizens of the United States in 1865, few, if any, Americans expected that, a century and a half later, the class divide between black and white Americans would be as wide as it is today. The United States has faced several potential key turning points in the status of African Americans over the course of its history, yet at each of these points the prevailing understanding of African Americans and their place in the economic and political fabric of the country was at best contested and resolved on the side of second-class citizenship. The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present seeks to answer the question of what the United States would look like today if, at the end of the Civil War, freed slaves had been granted full political, social and economic rights. It does so by tracing the historical evolution of African American experiences, from the dawn of Reconstruction onward, through the perspectives of sociology, political science, law, economics, education and psychology. As a whole, the book is the first systematic study of the gap between promise and performance of African Americans since 1865. Over the course of thirty-four chapters, written by some of the most eminent scholars of African American studies and across every major social discipline, this Handbook presents a full and powerful portrait of the particular hurdles faced by African Americans and the distinctive contributions African Americans have made to the development of U.S. institutions and culture. As such, it tracks where African Americans have been in order to better illuminate the path ahead.

A Good Teacher in Every Classroom - Preparing the Highly Qualified Teachers Our Children Deserve (Paperback): Linda... A Good Teacher in Every Classroom - Preparing the Highly Qualified Teachers Our Children Deserve (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Joan Baratz-Snowden
R465 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R57 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

What kind of experiences do children need in order to grow and learn? What kind of knowledge do teachers need in order to facilitate these experiences for children? And what kind of experiences do teachers need to develop this knowledge? "A Good Teacher in Every Classroom" addresses these questions by examining the core concepts and central pedagogies that should be at the heart of any teacher education program--and recommends the policy changes needed to ensure that all teachers gain access to this knowledge. This book is the result of a blue-ribbon commission sponsored by the National Academy of Education.

The New Handbook of Teacher Evaluation - Assessing Elementary and Secondary School Teachers (Paperback, New edition): Jason... The New Handbook of Teacher Evaluation - Assessing Elementary and Secondary School Teachers (Paperback, New edition)
Jason Millman, Linda Darling-Hammond
R1,069 Discovery Miles 10 690 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Now available in paper, this version is the first comprehensive look at the process of selecting, assessing and assisting teachers in nearly a decade. Since the publication of the first Handbook, the profession of teaching has witnessed dramatic change including a greater awareness of teacher accountability, an increase in teacher testing and the development of teaching incentives. At the same time the political, social and organizational factors affecting the performance and evaluation of teachers have been subjects of intensive scrutiny.

Reflecting these changes, the new Handbook contains 25 new chapters, and explores current practices, issues and controversies related to the evaluation of teachers at elementary and secondary levels.


Global Education Reform - How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes (Paperback): Frank Adamson,... Global Education Reform - How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes (Paperback)
Frank Adamson, Bjorn Astrand, Linda Darling-Hammond
R1,131 Discovery Miles 11 310 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

With contributions from Linda Darling-Hammond, Michael Fullan, Pasi Sahlberg, and Martin Carnoy, Global Education Reform is an eye-opening analysis of national educational reforms and the types of high-achieving systems needed to serve all students equitably. The collection documents the ideologically and educationally distinctive approaches countries around the world have taken to structuring their education systems. Focusing on three pairs of case studies written by internationally acclaimed experts, the book provides a powerful analysis of the different ends of an ideological spectrum----from strong state investments in public education to market-based approaches. An introductory chapter offers an overview of the theories guiding both neoliberal reforms such as those implemented in Chile, Sweden and the United States with efforts to build strong and equitable public education systems as exemplified by Cuba, Finland and Canada. The pairs of case studies that follow examine the historical evolution of education within an individual country and compare and contrast national educational outcomes. A concluding chapter dissects the educational outcomes of the differing economic and governance approaches, as well as the policy implications.

Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning (Hardcover): Linda Darling-Hammond, Jeannie Oakes Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning (Hardcover)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Jeannie Oakes
R1,504 Discovery Miles 15 040 Out of stock

Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning answers an urgent call for teachers who educate children from diverse backgrounds to meet the demands of a changing world. In today's knowledge economy, teachers must prioritize problem-solving ability, adaptability, critical thinking, and the development of interpersonal and collaborative skills over rote memorization and the passive transmission of knowledge. Authors Linda Darling-Hammond and Jeannie Oakes and their colleagues examine what this means for teacher preparation and showcase the work of programs that are educating for deeper learning, equity, and social justice. Guided by the growing knowledge base in the science of learning and development, the book examines teacher preparation programs at Alverno College, Bank Street College of Education, High Tech High's Intern Program, Montclair State University, San Francisco Teacher Residency, Trinity University, and University of Colorado Denver. These seven programs share a common understanding of how people learn that shape similar innovative practices. With vivid examples of teaching for deeper learning in coursework and classrooms; interviews with faculty, school partners, and novice teachers; surveys of teacher candidates and graduates; and analyses of curriculum and practices, Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning depicts transformative forms of teaching and teacher preparation that honor and expand all students' abilities, knowledges, and experiences, and reaffirm the promise of educating for a better world.

Be the Change - Reinventing School for Student Success (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond, Nicole Ramos-Beban, Rebecca Padnos... Be the Change - Reinventing School for Student Success (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Nicole Ramos-Beban, Rebecca Padnos Altamirano, Maria Hyler
R795 Discovery Miles 7 950 Out of stock

Be the Change tells the remarkable story of an innovative public high school in East Palo Alto modeled after successful small schools in New York City. Guided by the expertise of renowned educator Linda Darling-Hammond, it offers authentic and engaging instruction that has allowed students who start off far behind to graduate and go on to college in record numbers.

Authentic Assessment in Action - Studies of Schools and Students at Work (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond, Jacqueline Ancess,... Authentic Assessment in Action - Studies of Schools and Students at Work (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Jacqueline Ancess, Beverly Falk
R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Out of stock

This book examines, through case studies of elementary and secondary schools, how five schools have developed "authentic" performance-based assessments of students' learning, and how this work has interacted with and influenced the teaching and learning experiences students encounter in school. This important and timely book reveals the changing dynamics of classroom life as it moves from more traditional pedagogy to one that asks students to master intellectual and practical skills that are eminently transferable to "real-life" social settings and workplaces. Selected chapters: Authentic Assessment in Action * Graduation by Portfolio at Central Park East Secondary School * The Senior Project at Hodgson Vocational Technical High School * Collaborative Learning and Assessment at International High School * The Primary Language Record at P.S. 261 * The Bronx New School: Weaving Assessment into the Fabric of Teaching and Learning * Making Assessment Work for Students and Schools This book will be important reading for practitioners, professors, and researchers of curriculum and instruction and educational policy, and will serve as a supplementary text in pre- and in-service courses in elementary and secondary curriculum development, curriculum and teaching, school organizations, educational leadership, educational policy, and implementation.

Teaching as the Learning Profession - Handbook of Policy and Practice (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond, Gary Sykes Teaching as the Learning Profession - Handbook of Policy and Practice (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Gary Sykes
R1,015 Discovery Miles 10 150 Out of stock

"No education topic is more important than how to raise the quality of teaching in America's schools. This book eloquently makes the case for reshaping teacher preparation and professional development to enhance student learning."--Bob Chase, president, National Education Association

Leading educational thinkers and researchers deliver an in-depth overview of the issues and challenges facing the teaching profession today. This book is the first in over a decade to synthesize the most important research in the fields of teaching and teacher education. This research is also the basis for recommAndations found in "What Matters Most," a landmark report from the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. The authors explore promising approaches to both policy and practice in teacher learning. They also provide the substance behind policy recommAndations, examining the implications of school reforms for teaching, current knowledge about teacher preparation, and the kinds of learning opportunities teachers will need.

"Teaching as the Learning Profession" includes case studies of innovative approaches to school improvement, principles for better staff development, proposals for the reform of unions, and practical as well as conceptual advice on recruitment, licensing, redefining the teaching career, enhancing diversity, developing leadership, and expanding such innovations as networks and other sustained forms of teacher-to-teacher learning.

A License To Teach - Building A Profession For 21st Century Schools (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond A License To Teach - Building A Profession For 21st Century Schools (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond
R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Out of stock

A License to Teach speaks directly to the quality-of-education debate now focused on public schools. It shows that reforms of teacher education and licensing are needed to ensure that teachers are prepared for the classroom.

The Children Hurricane Katrina Left Behind - Schooling Context, Professional Preparation, and Community Politics (Paperback):... The Children Hurricane Katrina Left Behind - Schooling Context, Professional Preparation, and Community Politics (Paperback)
Lynn Huntley; Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond; Edited by Sharon P Robinson, Christopher Brown
R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Out of stock

Even before the 2005 Disaster in the Delta - as the devastation and loss wrought by the category-three hurricane known as Katrina came to be known - statistics emerged about the aggressive educational neglect of Louisiana's African American schoolchildren. The harrowing data about the inadequacies being as racialized as the distribution of aid in the storm's aftermath are chilling indeed. Yet, they have not dissuaded the more than thirty contributors to this volume from viewing Hurricane Katrina as an opportunity and a challenge to transform schools and society for the good of the entire United States. Divided into three sections ( Education and School Contexts, Preparing Professionals for the Possible, and The Social Dynamics of Education Reform), the seventeen chapters of The Children Hurricane Katrina Left Behind discuss what is essential for rebuilding urban schools in New Orleans as well as the nation, engaging the nuanced nexus of social events and educational policy (e.g., No Child Left Behind) as it relates to the preparation of professional educators and the future of America's schools. As Linda Darling-Hammond notes in her Foreword, each chapter speaks powerfully and poignantly to [centuries of educational neglect and failed social policies] and to what we can and must do about it.

The Children Hurricane Katrina Left Behind - Schooling Context, Professional Preparation, and Community Politics (Hardcover,... The Children Hurricane Katrina Left Behind - Schooling Context, Professional Preparation, and Community Politics (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Lynn Huntley; Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond; Edited by Sharon P Robinson, M.Christopher Brown
R1,506 Discovery Miles 15 060 Out of stock

Even before the 2005 Disaster in the Delta - as the devastation and loss wrought by the category-three hurricane known as Katrina came to be known - statistics emerged about the aggressive educational neglect of Louisiana's African American schoolchildren. The harrowing data about the inadequacies being as racialized as the distribution of aid in the storm's aftermath are chilling indeed. Yet, they have not dissuaded the more than thirty contributors to this volume from viewing Hurricane Katrina as an opportunity and a challenge to transform schools and society for the good of the entire United States. Divided into three sections ( Education and School Contexts, Preparing Professionals for the Possible, and The Social Dynamics of Education Reform), the seventeen chapters of The Children Hurricane Katrina Left Behind discuss what is essential for rebuilding urban schools in New Orleans as well as the nation, engaging the nuanced nexus of social events and educational policy (e.g., No Child Left Behind) as it relates to the preparation of professional educators and the future of America's schools. As Linda Darling-Hammond notes in her Foreword, each chapter speaks powerfully and poignantly to [centuries of educational neglect and failed social policies] and to what we can and must do about it.

Defending Childhood - Keeping the Promise of Early Childhood Education (Paperback, New): Beverly Falk Defending Childhood - Keeping the Promise of Early Childhood Education (Paperback, New)
Beverly Falk; Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond
R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Out of stock

This book brings together a group of extraordinary educators and scholars who offer important insights about what we can do to defend childhood from societal challenges. The authors explain new findings from neuroscience and psychology, as well as emerging knowledge about the impact on child development of cultural and linguistic diversity, poverty, families and communities, and the media. Each chapter presents experiences and suggestions, from the perspectives of different disciplines, about what can be done to ensure that all children gain access to the supports they need for optimal physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development.

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