• Case Studies of Minority Student Placement in Special Education

    This book features vivid case studies that bring to life real children, school personnel, and family members from the bestselling book Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education? Once again addressing the disproportionate placement of minority students in special education programs, this new book includes the voices and perspectives of all stakeholders to show the tremendous complexity of the issues and the dilemmas faced by professionals, family members, and children. Challenging questions and scenarios are offered at the end of each case study to provide thoughtful follow-up activities and topics for further study. This collection of cases can be used―on its own or as a companion to the main volume―in elementary and special education courses and professional development workshops. Review of Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education? "This book provides a thorough and detailed description of the multiple factors that combine to provide inequitable educational opportunities for minority students living in poverty…the authors do not shy away from discussion of racism on the individual and institutional levels...they engage in this discussion in a refreshingly detailed and nuanced way..."―TC Record

    • ASIN: 0807747610

  • Supervision in Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Education Series)

    Every early care and education program deserves a qualified and competent supervisor. This pioneering text continues to address the special needs of administrators and staff to help them expand and improve their supervisory skills. The first to provide guidelines and practical suggestions for staff training and development in early childhood settings, this classic volume is still the best choice for those supervising staff from a wide variety of educational and cultural backgrounds. In this twentieth anniversary edition, updated to reflect the many changes that have taken place in the field, you’ll find:A new chapter on career ladders/lattices.A new chapter on staff selection, recruitment, and orientation.Promising staff development and evaluation practices that emphasize staff learning and reflection.Continued attention to issues of diversity.Relevant NAEYC accreditation criteria at the end of selected chapters. Emphasis on the development of supervisors as well as staff members.A focus on collaborative relationships and dialogue.Praise for Previous Editions!“Specific strategies are offered not only on how to design and implement staff development, but also on how a supervisor can continue to improve her or his own skills.” ―Young Children“The authors present practical...

    • Brand: Teachers College Press
    • ASIN: 0807747319

  • Experience And Education

    Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey's most comprehensive statement of his position in educational philosophy), this book demonstrates how Dewey reformulated his ideas as a result of his intervening experience with the progressive schools and in the light of the criticisms his theories had received. Analyzing both "traditional" and "progressive" education, Dr. Dewey here insists that neither the old nor the new education is adequate and that each is miseducative because neither of them applies the principles of a carefully developed philosophy of experience. Many pages of this volume illustrate Dr. Dewey's ideas for a philosophy of experience and its relation to education. He particularly urges that all teachers and educators looking for a new movement in education should think in terms of the deeped and larger issues of education rather than in terms of some divisive "ism" about education, even such an "ism" as "progressivism." His philosophy, here expressed in its most essential, most readable form, predicates an American educational system that respects all sou...

    • Brand: Free Press
    • ASIN: 0684838281

  • Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces: Diversity and Free Expression in Education (The MIT Press)

    How the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can coexist on campus.Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microaggressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks―debate over these issues began in lecture halls and on college quads but ended up on op-ed pages in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, on cable news, and on social media. Some of these critiques had merit, but others took a series of cheap shots at “crybullies” who needed to be coddled and protected from the real world. Few questioned the assumption that colleges must choose between free expression and diversity. In Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces, John Palfrey argues that the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can, and should, coexist on campus. Palfrey, currently Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover, and formerly Professor and Vice Dean at Harvard Law School, writes that free expression and diversity are more compatible than opposed. Free expression can serve everyone―even if it has at times been dominated by white, male, Christian, heterosexual, able-bodied citizens. Diversity is about self-expression, learning from one another, and working together across differences; it can encompass academic freedom without condoning hate sp...

    • ASIN: 0262037149

  • The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education (The MIT Press)

    A new edition of a book that details the system of transformation underlying the 14 Points for Management presented in Deming's Out of the Crisis.It would be better if everyone would work together as a system, with the aim for everybody to win. What we need is cooperation and transformation to a new style of management.”―from The New Economics for Industry, Government, EducationIn this book, W. Edwards Deming details the system of transformation that underlies the 14 Points for Management presented in Out of the Crisis. The Deming System of Profound Knowledge, as it is called, consists of four parts: appreciation for a system, knowledge about variation, theory of knowledge, and psychology. Describing the prevailing management style as a prison, Deming shows applying the System of Profound Knowledge increases productivity, quality, and people's joy in work and joy in learning. Another outcome is short-term and long-term success in the market. Indicative of Deming's philosophy is his advice to abolish performance reviews on the job, to look deeper than spreadsheets for opportunities, and even to rethink how we teach and manage our schools. Moreover, Deming's method enables organizations to make accurate predictions, which is a valuable tool in today's uncertain economic climate...

    • ASIN: 0262535939

  • Education: Assumptions versus History: Collected Papers (Hoover Institution Press Publication)

    In the papers collected in Education: Assumptions versus History, Dr. Thomas Sowell takes a hard look at the state of education in our schools and universities. His imperative is to test the assumptions underlying contemporary educational policies and innovations against the historical and contemporary evidence.

    • ASIN: B0719CWZJH

  • Identification: The Theory and Practice of Identifying Students for Gifted and Talented Education Services

    Editor Scott L. Hunsaker's new volume sheds much-needed light on the process of identifying students for gifted education services, a topic surrounded by controversy and confusion. With contributions from leading experts in the field, Identification takes an in-depth look at the research and practice of identification of gifted and talented students. Each of the four sections tackles an important aspect of the issue: Theoretical Foundations, Professional Foundations, Identification Practice, and Instrumentation. The text presents multiple points of view and does not shy away from thorny issues such as the theory-practice gap, under-representation of diverse populations, identification as status bestowal rather than assessment process, rigidity in use of processes and instruments, the search for the magic-bullet test, and the validity of non-verbal intelligence tests. Whether you are an administrator, teacher, gifted education specialist, professor, or parent, Identification will offer you insight presented nowhere else.

    • ASIN: 1931280177

  • Democracy And Education

    John Dewey’s Democracy and Education addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society. In this classic work Dewey calls for the complete renewal of public education, arguing for the fusion of vocational and contemplative studies in education and for the necessity of universal education for the advancement of self and society. First published in 1916, Democracy and Education is regarded as the seminal work on public education by one of the most important scholars of the century.

    • Brand: Brand: Free Press
    • ASIN: 0684836319

  • Creative Teaching Press Character Education Books, Set of 12

    Build strong character and reading skills with this Character Education Book Variety Pack. This educational and entertaining set includes 1 each of the following books: Dare to Have Courage, Would It Be Right?, Telling the Truth, Be a Friend, Never Give Up, Following the Rules, You Can Count on Me, Working Together, Sharing is Caring, Think Before You Act, Everyone is Unique and Special, and Show You Understand. Grades K to 3. 16 pages each.

    • Brand: Creative Teaching Press
    • ASIN: B000F8XBP8
    • UPC: 030554031489