Teachers and the Law

Author: David Schimmel,Leslie R. Stellman,Louis Fischer,Cynthia K. Conlon

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780133564464

Category: Education

Page: 476

View: 2810

Future teachers and administrators and current school professionals get a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to critical school law topics and issues in this widely popular book. Using a unique question and answer format based on real cases from school districts throughout the country, the authors provide a thorough, wide-ranging understanding of public school law in the United States today. The clear, jargon-free writing style is ideal for readers without a strong legal background, as it eliminates technical and intimidating legal speak in favor of clear, simple explanations. "The new edition covers topics of concern today including: " The rights of transgender students. Procedural versus substantive due process. Charter schools and vouchers. Students' privacy rights when using computer. The federal laws affecting disabled students, and includes a discussion of a recent affirmative action case.

Principals Avoiding Lawsuits

How Teachers Can Be Partners in Practicing Preventive Law

Author: David Schimmel,Suzanne Eckes,Matthew Militello

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 147583120X

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 3310

This book gives principals the tools they need to avoid lawsuits by teaching their staff the information they need to practice preventive law.

Ethical Leadership in Schools

Creating Community in an Environment of Accountability

Author: Kenneth A. Strike

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452280819

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 7305

This invaluable resource explores situations that principals are likely to encounter and presents questions and issues to help them confront difficult ethical dilemmas.

How to Say the Right Thing Every Time

Communicating Well With Students, Staff, Parents, and the Public

Author: Robert D. Ramsey

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412964075

Category: Education

Page: 255

View: 6767

Communicate effectively with all stakeholders through these invaluable tips, including how-to's for dealing with disasters and approaching sensitive topics such as sex, gangs, and substance abuse.

Leading and Supervising Instruction

Author: John C. Daresh

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483334155

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 1668

This practical and timely text coaches school principals on how to achieve effective supervision that centralizes student learning and encourages teachers' uniquely effective instructional styles.

Moving from Teacher Isolation to Collaboration

Enhancing Professionalism and School Quality

Author: Sharon Conley,Bruce S. Cooper

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education

ISBN: 9781475802702

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 411

This book explains and demonstrates how collaboration and teamwork can help enhance professionalism and school quality by overcoming teachers' isolation in the classroom, in the school, and in their work.

SuperVision and Instructional Leadership

A Developmental Approach

Author: Carl D. Glickman,Stephen P. Gordon,Jovita M. Ross-Gordon

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134521978

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 5503

Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134290089. The new edition of SuperVision and Instructional Leadership continues the innovative approach that has made it so widely popular, and includes a number of new content changes that bring the subject matter thoroughly up to date. Long recognized as a leading text in the field, this book calls for a collegial approach to instructional supervision; considers the knowledge necessary for successful supervision; discusses interpersonal skills, including different approaches to supervision and how they are used in developmental supervision; presents the technical skills of supervision, such as observing, assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating; describes the technical tasks of supervision; and deals with the cultural tasks of supervision. A variety of learning aids ensure understanding of the theories and concepts. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and chapter quizzes. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences

Author: Linda Campbell,Bruce Campbell,Dee Dickinson

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Education

Page: 342

View: 9665

Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences in an outstanding resource that offers expert analysis of Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligencesand the knowledge to extend this theory to effective classroom practice. Broad-based and comprehensive, this text describes implications for pedagogy, team-teaching, student strengths, curriculum, assessment, community involvement, and diverse classroom models. The authors devote one chapter to each of the eight intelligences. They define intelligence, provide a checklist for identifying it, suggest environmental considerations, and offer related teaching strategies. Additional chapters survey Gardner's recent work on teaching for understanding, performance-based assessment, and model MI school programs and student outcomes. New to this Edition New Chapter 1 on The Influence of MI Theory on Teacher's Beliefs and Classroom Practices reviews cases and research on student intelligence and shows how these beliefs can change educational goals and curriculum. Chapters 2-8 on Individual Intelligences have been revised with new technology implications, references and instructional strategies bringing these up to state of the art practice. Curriculum Development in Chapter 9 includes more examples of K-12 curriculums. Assessment has been enhanced with three new approaches to better illustrate current practice (Chapter 10). Lessons Learned (Chapter 11) surveys new research on 100 K-12 MI school programs with student achievement on standardized tests to discuss achievement gains. Not every student learns in the same way! Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences is an outstanding resource that offers expert analysis of Dr. Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligencesand the knowledge to extend this theory to effective classroom practice. Every teacher can develop students' eight intelligences and teach basic skills through multiple modes. Ready-to-use assessment tools and less
School personnel management

Personnel Administration in Education

A Management Approach

Author: Ronald W. Rebore

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205269129

Category: School personnel management

Page: 360

View: 6733

Focusing on personnel administration in education, this text covers fiscal management, curriculum development, physical plant management and employee supervision. It also discusses ethical issues, such as sexual harassment, AIDS in the workplace and rising healthcare costs.

School Law

Cases and Concepts

Author: Michael W. La Morte

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Law

Page: 484

View: 6399

School Law: Cases and Concepts is written for educators and others who have little background in school law. It focuses on an understanding of legal rationale and principles that inform practice. Clearly and interestingly written, this book offers its readers the optimal balance of case law, statutes, regulations, and commentary, thereby providing first hand knowledge of the law and useful guidance in understanding the meaning and application of the law in schools. This approach enables educators to operate in a legally defensible and educationally sound manner. In addition to providing historical perspective, this new edition examines policies and litigation pertaining to church and state issues, legal rights and restrictions applicable to students and teachers, desegregation, school finance, vouchers, and charter schools, developments in disabilities law, and harassment of students.

Human Resources Administration in Education

A Management Approach

Author: Ronald W. Rebore

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133859509

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 9083

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Utilizing a management approach that is organized around the processes and procedures necessary for implementing effective human resources administration, the ninth edition of this well-known text covers the eight essential dimensions of the human resources function over eight chapters: human resources planning, recruitment, selection, placement and induction, staff development, performance evaluation, compensation, and collective negotiations. Citing research no earlier than 2000, the up-to-date and contemporary ninth edition of Human Resources Administration in Education is updated with the most current issues and advances in the field, including new sections on utilizing technology, understanding Generation Y, and handling school districts of varying sizes. New Features An extensive section on technology and how it can enhance the human resources function by increasing efficiency and accuracy appears in each chapter. A focus on schools of all sizes teaches readers how the material in each chapter is applicable to not only large schools, but also to small- and medium-sized schools. A focus on the characteristics of Generation Y presented in the first eight chapters help students understand how to successfully attract, hire, and retain Generation Y applicants.
Business & Economics

School Finance

A California Perspective

Author: Arthur J. Townley,June H. Schmieder-Ramirez,Lillian Biermann Wehmeyer

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 9780757515842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 6097


Improving Instruction Through Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development

Second Edition

Author: Michael DiPaola,Charles A. Wagner

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1641131683

Category: Education

Page: 417

View: 6663

In this second edition of Improving Instruction Through Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development we’ve maintained the conceptual framework while updating sections to provide the most recent research on instructional strategies that have the most promise of helping all students learn. Modifications of the law resulting from the reauthorization of the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act—Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (2015)—and their implication for practice are embedded throughout this new edition. Updated data collection tools for classroom observations are also provided. We included a link to a website that contains all the observation tools in electronic format so that observers can have the opportunity to collect data on a tablet or laptop, save the observation data as a PDF file and e-mail those data to the teacher observed. This new edition recognizes the reality that all principals are responsible for supervision, evaluation, and professional development of their teachers—tasks that are neither simple nor without conflict. The primary audience of this text is aspiring and practicing principals. We hope to help them understand both the theory and practice of supervision, evaluation, and professional development. However, observing instruction, collecting data for reflection, and having conversations about teaching, are not the sole provinces of principals. Master teachers, teacher leaders, and teacher colleagues can also benefit from the supervisory sections of the book, especially the chapters on high-quality instruction, improving instruction, and the classroom data collecting tools. The book provides numerous tools specifically designed to collect a variety of data in classrooms to improve instruction. Embedded in each chapter are exercises to apply Theory into Practice by responding to a set of questions posed by the key issues of the chapter. After the explication and illustration of the key concepts and principles of the chapter, actual Instructional Leadership Challenges as described by a successful practicing principal for reflection and analysis.

The American School

From the Puritans to the Trump Era

Author: Joel H. Spring

Publisher: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

ISBN: 9781138502918

Category: Education

Page: 522

View: 9889

This current, comprehensive history of American education is designed to stimulate critical analysis and critical thinking by offering alternative interpretations of each historical period. In his signature straight-forward, concise style, Joel Spring provides a variety of interpretations of American schooling, from conservative to leftist, in order to spark the reader�s own critical thinking about history and schools. This tenth edition follows the history of American education from the seventeenth century to the integration into global capitalism of the twenty-first century to the tumultuous current political landscape. In particular, the updates focus on tracing the direct religious links between the colonial Puritans and the current-day Trump administration. Chapters 1 and 2 have been rewritten to take a closer look at religious traditions in American schools, leading up to the educational ideas of the current U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. An updated Chapter 15 further links traditional religious fundamentalist ideas and the twentieth century free market arguments of the Chicago school of economists to President Trump�s administration and the influence of the Alt-Right.
Performing Arts

History of the Theatre

Author: Oscar Gross Brockett,Franklin Joseph Hildy

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205358786

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 692

View: 2522

Chronicles the evolution of the theater from its beginnings to the early twenty-first century, covering styles, creative and technical elements, and the theater's impact on society and culture. Focuses largely on Europe and the U.S. but also discusses Africa, Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Curriculum planning

Developing the Curriculum

Author: William R. Gordon,Peter F. Oliva,Rosemarye T. Taylor

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134800387

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: 304

View: 1524

For undergraduate and graduate-level introductory courses in Curriculum Development, grades K-12. A practical, step-by-step guide of the entire curriculum development process Developing the Curriculum guides readers through all of the aspects of developing a curriculum--from the underlying principles and concepts to the roles of school personnel, the components of the process, uses of technology, and current issues that are shaping the field. The textbook includes both traditional and contemporary approaches to give readers a comprehensive, balanced look at the theories and evidence-based practices demonstrated to be effective curriculum specialists and instructional leaders. Now featuring a new lead author and co-author, the 9th Edition keeps readers up to date on the continually evolving field of curriculum development. A revised chapter on emerging digital trends helps future educational administrators understand how to incorporate online learning innovations into the curriculum. Updated content, research, and practices throughout reflect the current environment of rigorous standards implementation and accountability for student learning outcomes.

An Education Research Primer

How to Understand, Evaluate and Use It

Author: Patricia A. Lauer

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787983239

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 5772

Produced by Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), one of the nation’s foremost educational research and training organizations, An Education Research Primer gives educators a basic understanding of educational research, its guiding criteria, and its relevance to school-based decision-making. In clear and concise language the book summarizes the various types of educational research, explaining their diverse purposes and methods. For example, the difference between experimental research (studies involving control group trials) and descriptive research (based on descriptive information and relationships) is explained, including how each is designed to address different types of research questions, and why each might have different applications. The book also describes what’s involved in setting up a comparison control group and how some studies have randomized control groups while others do not. In addition, the book describes the different types of data collection methods used in research and how this can bear on the research findings.

Organizational Behavior in Education

Leadership and School Reform

Author: Robert G. Owens,Thomas C. Valesky

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780133489033

Category: Education

Page: 408

View: 9343

Organizational Behavior in Education, 11/e gives future and current educational administrators, superintendents, principals, and assistant principals an authoritative, well-established, timely look at organizational behavior and how leaders can create more effective school cultures. It offers the most up-to-date thinking and the most in-depth exploration of organizational leadership as it relates to decision making, organizational change, managing conflict and communications, and motivating self and others to achieve organizational goals. The authors challenge readers to develop and analyze the successful implementation of school reform, while helping them gain a professional understanding of the organizational theory and research that are the bedrock of modern practice. The new Eleventh Edition features updated research and developments in the field; an extensively revised, more systematic and logical presentation of organizational theory and its historical development; discussion of the new ELCC Standards and Elements that apply to program accreditation in Ed Leadership programs; APA format for all references and citations; new presentations of important research in the field; and more.

Becoming a Teacher, Fifth Canadian Edition

Author: Forrest W. Parkay,John Vaillancourt,Heather Stephens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780133081589


Page: N.A

View: 2302

Becoming a Teacher, 5CE offers a comprehensive guide to the Canadian educational landscape with its balanced approach from theory to research to practice, and successful 12-chapter organization. It offers new teachers the foundations and history of the Canadian educational system as well as practical advice and tools to build a solid and sustainable career in teaching. Becoming a Teacher continues to provide a foundation of all the important areas that may affect a teacher in today's Canadian system of education.