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All Thumbs: Feeding the Achievement Gap
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 197,290. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Philosophy & social aspects
Common Core. NCLB. Differentiation. A through G. Race To The Top. Despite all this, why does the Achievement Gap persist? Why do kids exit public school with no job-worthy skills? From the perspective of a STEM/CTE educator, a rationale for why we've disposed of technical/vocational education, attempting to get all kids university ready. This loss has in turn fueled expansion of the Poverty Gap.
The Education Jungle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,830. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general
Why doesn't our education system work? Our education system doesn't do what society expects, to educate our children effectively, because it's designed backwards. The education cart is trying to push the education horse, and the education plow is trying to push the education chain. The education system has designed itself before society has determined the purpose for education. As now organized,
If It's Broken Don't Fix It
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,810. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general
A teacher on the inside exposes the truth about the Common Core. Why did NCLB collapse? Find out how the federal government took control over education without congressional approval. Learn why our children are still failing despite all the hype. The hypocrisy of the philosophy: they preach what they don't want you to teach. A must for those concerned with the state of education in America today.
University of Chicago Law Review: Symposium - Understanding Education in the United States: Volume 79, Number 1 - Winter 2012
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 191,690. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general
This 2012 issue features articles by recognized legal and education scholars, including an extensive Symposium on understanding education and its issues of policy and law in the U.S. Topics include economic structures in education, teaching patriotism, charter and Catholic schools, Amish one-room schools, minority students, empirical work on religious schools, federalism, and equality.
A Guide to Direct Instruction
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,390. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general
A Guide to Direct Instruction is a starting point for anyone interested in improving student performance as well as an overview for teachers, administrators, and parents involved with DI. It explains the unique design, teaching, and implementation procedures that ensure all students reach mastery and that student performance increases regardless of ability, ethnicity, or social economic status.
Snowflake Schools
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,510. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Decision-making & problem solving
Every school could be improved dramatically if the creativity of its teachers were unleashed. Snowflake Schools documents the impediments to that reality and shows how current practices can be modified to institute real reform. Culled from a 33-year teaching career, the ideas in this book could reverse the frustration and waste so prevalent in schools across the country.
Escape From Childhood: The Needs and Rights of Children
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,750. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by HoltGWS LLC. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting / parent & adult child
Children are kept in the walled garden of childhood, outside the world of human experience, for longer periods than ever before in human history. But for many children and parents, the walled garden of childhood is more like a prison, where authorities compel and limit personal actions. What if children had the right to do, in general, what any adult may legally do?