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Powerful Teacher Education - Lessons from Exemplary Programs (Hardcover): Linda Darling-Hammond Powerful Teacher Education - Lessons from Exemplary Programs (Hardcover)
Linda Darling-Hammond
R818 Discovery Miles 8 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working 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

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
R3,555 Discovery Miles 35 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working 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.

A License to Teach - Building a Profession for 21st-Century Schools (Hardcover): Linda Darling-Hammond A License to Teach - Building a Profession for 21st-Century Schools (Hardcover)
Linda Darling-Hammond
R3,069 Discovery Miles 30 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A License to Teach speaks directly to the quality-of-education debate now focused on public schools. The authors show that reform of teacher education and licensing are needed to ensure that teachers are prepared for the classroom. A well-conceived licensing system that supports high-quality teacher preparation would ultimately support the more demanding learning goals now expected of students and would give parents and policymakers greater confidence that teachers are being prepared to practice their profession responsibly. The authors propose a comprehensive plan for licensing analogous to those in other professions. An extensive analysis of licensing examination and preparation grounds specific proposals for new assessments for teachers based on complex, real-life teaching tasks. The book also describes the kind of rigorous preparation program teachers should experience along with a well-designed and supervised internship in specially-designated professional development schools. This book offers much-needed, practical advice on how to prepare and evaluate teachers for the challenging work they must accomplish. Agreement on standards for teacher preparation and licensing-among teachers, policymakers, and lay people-would go a long way toward improving the quality of education for children while also strengthening and improving the teaching profession itself.

Teacher Education Around the World - Changing Policies and Practices (Paperback, New): Linda Darling-Hammond, Ann Lieberman Teacher Education Around the World - Changing Policies and Practices (Paperback, New)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Ann Lieberman
R1,136 Discovery Miles 11 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Teachers are the most important single element of the education system but what does it take to create high quality teachers in today s world?

Around the world, countries are struggling to understand how to change their schools to meet global demands. International comparisons have shown that schools in Finland lead the league tables, but why is this, what new policies and practices in teacher education have they developed and how do they support the changes? A number of European and Asian countries also top the list when it comes to providing high quality teacher education, but there is little information about what and how they are doing the work and how they have made changes.

The leading international contributors to this book describe the systemic policies and practices of teacher education in eight high-achieving countries and how they are dealing with teacher quality, equity, and the changing global society. Among the countries that are doing well Finland, Singapore, the Netherlands, the UK, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and the USA there is an interesting diversity of policies and practices that support their changes in education, including:

  • emphasis on the preparation, induction, support and assessment of new teachers
  • focus on teacher retention, teachers professional knowledge and continuing professional development
  • curriculum change and critical policies.

In addition the chapters highlight the local cultural imperatives that influence and shape the preparation of quality teachers and make change both possible and problematic.

Teacher Education Around the World examines what can be learned from the different countries, what policies and practices seem transferable; and which seem embedded in the particulars of the culture of the country. It describe themes that cut across all the countries, documenting not only what they are, but how the countries go about supporting and sustaining changes in teacher education. This book will prove itself an absolute essential for all those involved in teacher education, teaching and educational policy.

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
R868 Discovery Miles 8 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working 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, …
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working 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.

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
R935 Discovery Miles 9 350 Ships in 10 - 20 working 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 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
R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working 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
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working 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.

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, …
R600 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R136 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working 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
R555 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R120 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working 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.

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
R454 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R99 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working 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.

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
R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working 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
R821 Discovery Miles 8 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working 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.

Designing Groupwork - Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Elizabeth G. Cohen, Rachel... Designing Groupwork - Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Elizabeth G. Cohen, Rachel Lotan; Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond
R782 R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Save R78 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As teachers today work in ever more challenging contexts, groupwork remains a particularly effective pedagogical strategy. Based on years of research and teaching experience, the new edition of this popular book features significant updates on the successful use of cooperative learning to build equitable classrooms. Designing Groupwork, Third Edition incorporates current research findings with new material on what makes for a groupworthy task, and shows how groupwork contributes to growth and development in the language of instruction. Responding to new curriculum standards and assessments across all grade levels and subject areas, this edition shows teachers how to organize their classroom so that all students participate actively. This valuable and sensible resource is essential reading for educators at both the elementary and secondary levels, for teachers in training, and for anyone working in the field of education. Book Features: Easy-to-follow examples and research-based teaching strategies. The advantages and dilemmas of using groupwork in academically and linguistically diverse classrooms. Step-by-step approaches to successful planning, implementation, and evaluation of groupwork activities. Research findings from the work of the Program for Complex Instruction at Stanford University and other scholarly studies.

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
R1,364 Discovery Miles 13 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working 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.

Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond, Jeannie Oakes Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Jeannie Oakes
R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

Getting Teacher Evaluation Right - What Really Matters for Effectiveness and Improvement (Hardcover, New): Linda Darling-Hammond Getting Teacher Evaluation Right - What Really Matters for Effectiveness and Improvement (Hardcover, New)
Linda Darling-Hammond
R1,839 R1,548 Discovery Miles 15 480 Save R291 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Teacher evaluation systems are being overhauled by states and districts across the United States. And, while intentions are admirable, the result for many new systems is that good-often excellent-teachers are lost in the process. In the end, students are the losers. In her new book, Linda Darling-Hammond makes a compelling case for a research-based approach to teacher evaluation that supports collaborative models of teacher planning and learning. She outlines the most current research informing evaluation of teaching practice that incorporates evidence of what teachers do and what their students learn. In addition, she examines the harmful consequences of using any single student test as a basis for evaluating individual teachers. Finally, Darling-Hammond offers a vision of teacher evaluation as part of a teaching and learning system that supports continuous improvement, both for individual teachers and for the profession as a whole.

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
R445 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R53 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working 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.

Groupwork in Diverse Classrooms - A Casebook for Educators (Paperback): Judith H. Shulman, Etc, Rachel A. Lotan (Co-director,... Groupwork in Diverse Classrooms - A Casebook for Educators (Paperback)
Judith H. Shulman, Etc, Rachel A. Lotan (Co-director, Program for Complex Instruction, Stanford University, USA), Jennifer A. Whitcomb (Assistant Professor, University of Denver, and Director, Teacher Education Program, USA); Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond
R582 R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Save R57 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

These stories seek to be discussion catalysts that will lead teachers to examine their own views, prejudices and attitudes toward typical dilemmas on groupwork in their classrooms. The companion ""Facilitator's Guide"" provides information needed to use the cases in structured professional development experiences. This text addresses such crucial issues as: using groupwork effectively; designing groupwork tasks; assessing group activities; deciding when and how to intervene; crafting groups that support learning for all students; dealing with uncooperative students and status problems; and communicating with parents.

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
R1,024 Discovery Miles 10 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working 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.


Defending Childhood - Keeping the Promise of Early Childhood Education (Hardcover, New): Beverly Falk Defending Childhood - Keeping the Promise of Early Childhood Education (Hardcover, New)
Beverly Falk; Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond
R1,850 R1,560 Discovery Miles 15 600 Save R290 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

Teaching in the Flat World - Learning from High-Performing Systems (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond, Robert Rothman Teaching in the Flat World - Learning from High-Performing Systems (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Robert Rothman
R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book will help school systems improve their teacher workforce by drawing important lessons from nations with high-performing educational systems, as well as from successful state experiments in the United States. The authors examine common features and differences in the approaches of high-performing systems that made education a top priority and developed high-leverage strategies to meet their goals. Their varied solutions offer valuable ideas for how to create a strong teacher and school administrator corps from recruitment and preparation through induction, professional development, evaluation, and career advancement into leadership roles. Chapters focusing on systems in Finland, Ontario, and Singapore are coauthored by local scholars with extensive knowledge of the history and current status of policy and practice in their nation. A final chapter highlights attributes that are absolutely necessary for any education system to flourish. The book will be useful to policymakers, practitioners, and researchers interested in strengthening the quality of teaching.

The Flat World and Education - How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Paperback, New): Linda... The Flat World and Education - How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Paperback, New)
Linda Darling-Hammond
R845 R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Save R105 (12%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Winner of the 2012 Grawemeyer Award in Education As America enters the 21st century, U.S. students continue to slip behind in the world's rankings in science and math. Yet, at the same time, state prison budgets are increasing nearly three times as fast as budgets for education. In her new book, Linda Darling-Hammond, a chief education advisor to President Barack Obama, a bestselling author, and a nationally recognized leader in education reform, explores how America's performance globally is linked to the minority-majority achievement gap at home.

Preparing Teachers for Cultural Diversity (Hardcover): Joyce E. King, Etc, Etta R. Hollins (Chair, Department of Teaching and... Preparing Teachers for Cultural Diversity (Hardcover)
Joyce E. King, Etc, Etta R. Hollins (Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning and Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, USA), Warren C. Hayman; Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond
R1,373 R1,179 Discovery Miles 11 790 Save R194 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The editors have gathered together some of the top researchers in teacher education to explore both the theoretical parameters and practical dimensions of transforming teacher education programmes to educate teachers for diversity. The programmes outlined in these chapters address the necessity of providing preservice teachers with learning experiences that will help them facilitate learning in culturally and linguistically diverse school settings. The contributors identify the competence, skills, knowledge and attitude needed to teach diverse populations effectively and equitably, including methods and experiences to expand understanding of diversity, racism, social justice, and culturally responsive instruction. The book is organized to focus attention on paradigmatic models for transforming teacher education in three general areas: delineating the historical dimensions, contemporary perspectives, and guiding rationales for the transformation of teacher preparation; explicating the theoretical underpinnings of programme processes for preparing teachers; and presenting model programmes that incorporate curriculum and pedagogy, field-based professional development, and assessment strategies to prepare teachers to be effective in culturally diverse settings. Contributors include Mary E. Diez, A. Lin Goodwin, Susan L. Melnick, Peter Murrell, Jr., Valerie Ooka Pang, Priscilla H. Walton, and Kenneth M. Zeichner.

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