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Understanding Youth: Adolescent Development for Educators
Michael J. Nakkula, Eric Toshalis

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2006

Adolescent development research and theory have tremendous potential to inform the work of high school teachers, counselors, and administrators. Understanding Youth bridges the gap between adolescent development theory and practice. Nakkula and Toshalis explore how factors such as social class, peer and adult relationships, gender norms, and the media help to shape adolescents sense of themselves and their future expectations and aspirations.
  
  











  



  
Spotlight on High-Stakes Testing
Popham

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2003

Whatever you think about the emphasis on testing, most educators agree that this approach to school reform is here to stay-at least for the foreseeable future. This inaugural volume of our Spotlight Series features recent Harvard Education Letter articles on testing and new reports never before published on this important topic. Contributors address such issues as how educators can manage the "avalanche" of tests; whether the benefits of ...
  
  











  



  
Real Leaders, Real Schools: Stories of Success Against Enormous Odds
Gerald C. Leader

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2008

Real Leaders, Real Schools tells the stories of five urban public school principals who led their schools through profound and transformative changes. In each of these cases, their efforts resulted in dramatic improvements in student achievement improvements that occurred within the current environment of high-stakes tests. The revealing and often gripping narratives that form the heart of this remarkable book offer unprecedented insights into ...
  
  











  



  
Getting It Done: Leading Academic Success in Unexpected Schools
Karin Chenoweth, Christina Theokas

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2011

Contents Why should we listen to these guys -- So, what do we know about principals and school leadership? -- At the starting gate: what It's being done principals bring to the job -- First thing first: being an instructional leader -- The job that never goes away: managing the buildings -- The really tough stuff: creating a climate and culture -- The other really tough stuff: managing outside relationships -- Not superman: a new kind of school ...
  
  











  



  
Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2008

Universal Design in Higher Education is a comprehensive guide for researchers and practitioners on creating fully accessible college and university programs. It is founded upon, and contributes to, theories of universal design in education that have been gaining increasingly wide attention in recent years. As greater numbers of students with disabilities attend postsecondary educational institutions, administrators have expressed increased ...
  
  











  



  
Collective Bargaining in Education: Negotiating Change in Today's Schools
Jane Hannaway

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2006

Collective bargaining shapes the way public schools are organized, financed, staffed, and operated. Understanding collective bargaining in education and its impact on the day-to-day life of schools is critical to designing and implementing reforms that will successfully raise student achievement. But when it comes to public discussion of school reform, teachers unions are the proverbial elephant in the room. Despite the tremendous influence of ...
  
  











  



  
Data Wise: A Step-by-step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching And Learning
Richard J. Murnane

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2005

In the wake of the accountability movement, school administrators are inundated with data about their students. How can they use this information to support student achievement? This book presents a clear and carefully tested blueprint for school leaders. It shows how examining test scores and other classroom data can become a catalyst for important schoolwide conversations that will enhance schools' ability to capture teachers' knowledge, ...
  
  











  



  
School Reform From The Inside Out: Policy, Practice, And Performance
Richard F. Elmore

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2004

Giving test results to an incoherent, badly run school doesn't automatically make it a better school. The work of turning a school around entails improving the knowledge and skills of teachers-changing their knowledge of content and how to teach it-and helping them to understand where their students are in their academic development. Low-performing schools, and the people who work in them, don't know what to do. If they did, they would be doing ...
  
  











  



  
K.P.Boudett's,R. J. Murnane's Data Wise (Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to ...
R. J. Murnane K.P.Boudett

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2005
  
  











  



  
Data Wise A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching&Learning
Kathryn Parker Boudett

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2004
  
  











  



  
The 21St-Century Principal: Current Issues in Leadership and Policy

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2002

The 21st-Century Principal offers imaginative, thoughtful discussions of major issues confronting today's public school principals. This collection by leading thinkers in the field of education, including Richard F. Elmore, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Pedro A. Noguera, Belinda Williams, and Douglas B. Reeves, aims to provoke new thinking and inspire bold action, all with an eye toward improving public schools and the ...
  
  











  



  
Afterschool Education: Approaches to an Emerging Field
Gil G. Noam, Gina Biancarosa, ...

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2002

Afterschool education has grown in recent years into a vast and diverse enterprise. In the United States, young people spend almost a third of their organized time (including school hours) in afterschool and summer programs. Yet there is little clear and conclusive research on afterschool programs-research that would help guide the practice of existing afterschool programs and establish guidelines for the creation of new programs. This timely ...
  
  











  



  
The Transformation of Great American School Districts: How Big Cities Are Reshaping Public Education

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2008

In The Transformation of Great American School Districts, William Lowe Boyd, Charles Taylor Kerchner, and Mark Blyth argue that urban education reform can best be understood as a long process of institutional change, rather than as a series of failed projects. They examine the core assumptions that underlay the Progressive Era model of public education apolitical governance, local control, professional hierarchy, and the logic of confidence and ...
  
  











  



  
The Future Of Educational Entrepreneurship: Possibilities for School Reform

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2008

The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship examines the challenge of creating innovative and productive entrepreneurial activity in American education. In the course of exploring these challenges, the book considers a number of crucial issues and circumstances: existing barriers to entry that prohibit or obstruct entrepreneurial efforts; the availability and frequent lack of venture capital for fueling entrepreneurial activities; the effort to ...
  
  











  



  
Adolescents at School: Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2008

As any teacher or parent knows, adolescence is a time when youth grapple with the question, Who am I? Issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability can complicate this question for young people, affecting their schoolwork and their relationships with teachers, family, and peers. This new edition of Adolescents at School builds and expands on the strengths and insights of the much-acclaimed first edition. A uniquely ...
  
  











  



  
New Directions in Special Education: Eliminating Ableism in Policy And Practice
Thomas Hehir

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2005

A comprehensive study that is also practical and realistic, New Directions in Special Education outlines principles for decisionmaking about special education at every level from the family to the classroom, school, and district and for state and federal policy. With this volume, leading scholar and disability advocate Thomas Hehir opens a new round of debate on the future of special education. Extending the conceptual framework developed in ...
  
  











  



  
Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter in American Education
Robert Rothman

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2011

This book tells the story of the unfolding political drama around the making of the Common Core State Standards for math and English language arts, which were adopted by 43 states and the District of Columbia over a six-month period in 2010, after decades of similar proposals had gone down in flames. As a senior fellow at the major organization promoting the Common Core standards, education writer Bob Rothman gives the reader a bird s eye view ...
  
  











  



  
Collective Bargaining in Education: Negotiating Change in Today's Schools illustrated Edition by Jane ...

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Adolescents at School: Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education
Michael Sadowski

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2003

As any teacher or parent knows, adolescence is a time when young people grapple with the question, "Who am I?" Issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability can complicate this question for adolescents, affecting their schoolwork and their relationships with teachers, family, and peers. Practical and jargon-free, this book examines the complex, changing identities young people manage while they negotiate the ...
  
  











  








   



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