A Framework For Understanding Poverty

Author: Ruby K. Payne
Publisher: AHA! Process
ISBN: 9781938248016
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The 5th edition features an enhanced chapter on instruction and achievement; greater emphasis on the thinking, community, and learning patterns involved in breaking out of poverty; plentiful citations, new case studies, and data: more details findings about interventions, resources, and causes of poverty, and a review of the outlook for people in poverty---and those who work with them.

Consultants And Consultancy The Case Of Education

Author: Helen M. Gunter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319488791
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This book is a comprehensive study into and about consultants doing consultancy, and having influence in ways that generate concerns about an emerging ‘consultocracy’, with privileged access to governments and public services. It presents a detailed mapping of consultants and consultancy in education as a site of change and modernisation in public sector service provision. It considers consultancy at a macro-level of globalised policy, at a meso-level of national government policy, and at a micro level with vivid descriptions and analyses of consultants at work. The rapid rise of ‘edubusinesses’, combined with the restructuring of public services in western style democracies, has generated new types of ‘knowledge actors’ within education policy. Three main developments that have led to this change are: the entry of education policy and service consultants from within major companies into the public education market place; the emergence of ‘celebrity’ entrepreneurial actors and private businesses who make interventions into Universities and schools; and the rapid growth of small businesses based on individuals who have relocated their work from the public to the private sector. Such knowledge actors and the complexities they bring to public education are as yet under described and largely un-theorized. Based on current research and drawing upon a range of theoretical tools, this book fills the gap. Gunter and Mills provide an invaluable contribution to scholarship on the neoliberal restructuring of public education by mapping and analyzing the under-examined yet central role of corporate education consultants. Their thoughtful and thorough discussion expands our understanding of how consultants promote and trade in the ideologies of corporate culture. Gunter and Mills show how consultants are integral to both knowledge making practices in schools and a radical reform agenda for schools in the UK and around the globe. This is an accessible and important volume for not just policy and politics scholars but anyone concerned about defending public forms of education and associated living at a moment when they are increasingly being positioned for pillage by profiteers. Kenneth J. Saltman, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA

Brain Framing

Author: Dr. Linda Karges-Bone
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1429122781
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Brain Framing is a book of ideas for thinking about thinking in the classroom, ideas to help us frame the brains of students in ways that are productive, powerful, and personal. This book will help teachers to engage brains in three fresh ways: framing student learning into more personalized experiences that utilize new research on the brain, the body, and the spirit; creating brain-friendly classroom environments that link sensory and cognitive experiences in ways that reduce stress for both the teacher and the student; and organizing content into meaningful chunks and layers that fit into the unique frames of students brains.

Implementing Restorative Practice In Schools

Author: Margaret Thorsborne
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007378
Size: 37.13 MB
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Restorative practice is a proven approach to discipline in schools that favours relationships over retribution, and has been shown to improve behaviour and enhance teaching and learning outcomes. However, in order for it to work, restorative practice needs a relational school culture. Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools explains what has to happen in a school in order for it to become truly restorative. Section 1 explains the potential of restorative practice in schools, describing the positive outcomes for students and teachers. It also outlines the measures that need to be in place in order to embed restorative practice. Section 2 examines the process of understanding and managing change, providing realistic and pragmatic guidance on the practical and emotional barriers that may be encountered. Finally, Section 3 provides in eight practical steps, strategic guidance for achieving a restorative culture that sticks. Featuring useful pro formas and templates, this book will be an indispensable guide for educators, administrators and school leaders in mainstream and specialist settings.

Becoming An Ec 6 Teacher In Texas

Author: Janice Nath
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495601659
Size: 59.80 MB
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This is the only introduction to teaching text that is specifically built around the new Texas standards for teacher certification. It is also the only Texas-specific book that combines practice with a solid grounding in theory, going beyond available practice TExES books that provide only limited theoretical information. With Nath and Cohen’s text as their guide, students will pass the Texas certification test--and also learn a great deal about effective teaching techniques. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Sojo Journal

Author: Brad J. Porfilio
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681238136
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The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is an international peerreviewed journal of educational foundations. The Department of Educational Leadership at California State University, East Bay, whose mission is to prepare and influence bold, socially responsible leaders who will transform the world of schooling, hosts the journal. It publishes essays that examine contemporary educational and social contexts and practices from critical perspectives. The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is interested in research studies as well as conceptual, theoretical, philosophical, and policy?analysis essays that advance educational practices that challenge the existing state of affairs in society, schools, and (in)formal education. The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is necessary because currently there is not an exclusively international, Foundations of Education journal. For instance, three of the leading journal in Education Foundations journals (e.g., The Journal of Educational Studies, British Journal of Sociology of Education, The Journal of Educational Foundations) solicit manuscripts and support scholarship mainly from professors who reside in Britain and the United States. This journal is also unique because it will bring together scholars and practitioners from disciplines outside of Educational Foundations, who are equally committed to social hange and promoting equity and social justice inside and outside of K?16 schools.

Interviewing And Counseling In Communicative Disorders

Author: Kenneth G. Shipley
Publisher: Pro-Ed
ISBN:
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Principles and Procedures This time-tested book describes the fundamentals of effective interviewing and counseling in speech-language pathology and audiology. The basic principles and procedures of interviewing and counseling and the specific techniques and suggestions in this book are applicable to children and adults, to clients and caregivers, and to all settings in which clinicians provide service. This third edition has added more than 100 new references, 90% of which were published between 2003 and 2004. Practical case studies were also added, along with examples to help readers with clinical application of the information. Professionals addressing communicative disorders have long recognized the significance of effective interviewing and counseling in clinical situations. Yet, as many clinicians have lamented for years, interviewing and counseling are neglected areas within most educational programs. Graduates go into workplaces with neither coursework nor effective practicum experiences in interviewing and counseling. Too often, clinicians must learn to interview and counsel on their own, "on the fly" while on the job. This is a disservice to clients and is hard on the clinician. Also, such a method of learning does not necessarily mean that the most effective methods of interviewing and counseling are discovered along the way. This book addresses those concerns by providing a comprehensive source for effective counseling and interviewing techniques. Anyone who works with persons with communicative disorders will benefit from this thorough book. Professionals and students alike will find this resource full of practical, pertinent topics. It treats a variety of situations clinicians face and describes methods and techniques applicable to students as well as professionals.

Rural Communities

Author: Cornelia Butler Flora
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429974329
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Communities in rural America are a complex mixture of peoples and cultures, ranging from miners who have been laid off in West Virginia, to Laotian immigrants relocating in Kansas to work at a beef processing plant, to entrepreneurs drawing up plans for a world-class ski resort in California's Sierra Nevada. Rural Communities: Legacy and Change uses its unique Community Capitals framework to examine how America's diverse rural communities use their various capitals?natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial, and built?to address the modern challenges that face them.Each chapter opens with a case study of a community facing a particular challenge, and is followed by a comprehensive discussion of sociological concepts to be applied to understanding the case. This narrative, topical approach makes the book accessible and engaging for undergraduate students, while its integrative approach provides them with a framework for understanding rural society based on the concepts and explanations of social scienceThis fifth edition is updated throughout with 2013 census data and features new and expanded coverage of health and health care, food systems and alternatives, the effects of neoliberalism and globalization on rural communities, as well as an expanded resource and activity section at the end of each chapter.