Download and read online Leading Dynamic Schools in PDF and EPUB Helps educational leaders create a dialogue that represents all stakeholders, define relevant policies that are ethically sound, and integrate legally mandated policies with schoolwide resolutions.
Download and read online Principals of Dynamic Schools in PDF and EPUB In this updated edition, Sharon Rallis and Ellen Goldring describe and illustrate good school leadership practices, drawing on the authors' case studies and surveys as well as the research of others.
Download and read online Leading With Inquiry and Action in PDF and EPUB Enhance learning with a collaborative, inquiry-based system of leadership! This practical guide presents a systematic, ongoing process for collecting information, making decisions, and taking action in order to improve instruction and raise student achievement. The authors illustrate a collaborative inquiry-action cycle within a real-world context and offer questions and exercises to guide individual reflection and group discussion. Thoroughly grounded in research, this book helps administrators: Identify areas for instructional improvement Determine community-supported solutions and build stakeholder commitment Articulate an action plan based on multiple data sources Take steps that support teacher development Systematically evaluate program results
Download and read online The Research Journey in PDF and EPUB "This book is a product of our several decades of teaching about research, conducting research ourselves, advising graduate students who conducted research - and of our reflections on the teaching and on the conduct of research. The book is structured to follow a teaching sequence; in fact, it maps neatly onto our syllabus for the course. Each chapter begins with a series of critical questions that we hope will guide reading and prompt further questions for discussion. These questions are followed by a dialogue among five graduate students whose journeys into inquiry are just beginning. Their challenges and joys are embedded in these dialogues as well as throughout the chapters. We also draw on other examples from our students over the years in several places. The chapters end with learning activities that we have used over the years and refined, based on student feedback and our own critical reflections on how well they worked"--
Download and read online Dynamic teachers in PDF and EPUB The role of the teacher is no longer confined to the classroom or to interactions with students. The authors of this book illustrate through case studies the emerging roles of `dynamic' teachers which incorporate: seeing themselves as professionals and making a commitment to professional behaviours; challenging student thinking through appropriate questioning strategies; extending the classroom into the community, and bringing the community into the classroom; and becoming agents of change, advocating school reform.
Download and read online Creating Dynamic Schools Through Mentoring Coaching and Collaboration in PDF and EPUB A guide to creating successful schools covers mentoring of new teachers, using study groups, and building a variety of learning communities.
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Download and read online Social Economic and Cultural Aspects in the Dynamic Changing Process of Old Industrial Regions in PDF and EPUB In the old industrial regions of the Ruhr District (Germany), Upper Silesia (Poland) and the Ostrava Region (Czech Republic), coal as well as iron and steel have been the economic basis for many decades. In the Ruhr District important changes already started at the end of the 1950s. In Upper Silesia and in the Ostrava Region, however, these processes started at the end of the 1980s together with the transformation of the economic and social system in these countries. Because of high unemployment, steps are taken to modernize the economy and to retrain employees. All three regions cannot develop out of their own strength, but there are programmes in order to support this process.
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