Books tagged: school reform

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Unlocking the Schoolhouse Door: Essays on the Misunderstandings of Public Education
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,840. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
Every day, your neighbors, politicians, and business owners complain about the failure of schools and call for change without ever setting foot in them. Criticism abounds regarding what schools are doing (and how they’re doing it wrong). In Unlocking the Schoolhouse Door, Larry White examines how repeated, misguided attempts at reform undermine schools’ efforts to prepare students for the future.
Corporate High School
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,090. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
This dystopian YA novel packs more punch than many others in the sub-genre because it tackles a contemporary issue, the assualt on our public school system, and openly asks the reader to get engaged and fight back for our schools. As evocative as it is timely, this novel will stick with young readers and move the not-so-young as well.
Real Life Knowledge: Economic Literacy in Improving Student Achievement and the Quality of Education
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Research
“Every event whether embedded in a class in history or social studies, has an underlying economic subtext” (Catalbiano 2013, P. 34).
The Legacy of John Holt: A Man Who Genuinely Understood, Trusted, and Respected Children
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,680. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 by HoltGWS LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
Remembrances about the life and ideas of John Holt, a school reform advocate and best-selling author who became the secular founder of the homeschooling movement. Holt is a pivotal figure in American education whose ten books and work continue to inspire both schoolteachers and homeschoolers to help children learn in their own ways.
A Guide to Direct Instruction
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,390. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / science & technology
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.
Stubborn Hope: Memoir of an Urban Teacher
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,280. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Stubborn Hope: Memoir of an Urban Teacher chronicles the learning curve of a white middle class professional over two decades in an urban high school in Providence, Rhode Island. While teaching students who desperately need an education, her life is radically enriched by them. It concludes with an inside look at the struggles to improve education and the disastrous effects of recent reforms.
Snowflake Schools
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,510. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Decision-making & problem solving, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general
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.
Faulty Assumptions: Why Blaming Teachers Won't Fix Public Schools
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,740. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
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Faulty Assumptions is a poignant, accessible, and fresh look at the world of public school education guaranteed to challenge the current dialogue about where America should be looking for answers to the nation’s education woes.
Seeds For Change: Education Reform in Context
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,420. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / charter schools
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Seeds for Change: Education Reform in Context is the beginning point for discussions that will affect everyone in the global economy. A service-industry approach to education reform could not only identify and help fix the broken parts of our society but also provide economic growth without sacrificing the environment.
Skipping School (30+ Great Things You May Not Know About Home Schooling)
Price: $12.95 USD. Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
Considering home schooling? Tackle concerns and gain confidence as this homeschool facilitator, mother, and former teacher arms you with facts about socialization, post-secondary opportunity, public school myths and more. Buy this jam-packed, motivating, and powerful book and make your home a place where your child can thrive in freedom & learn in joy with the natural radiance children deserve!