Reframing Community Partnerships in Education

Reframing Community Partnerships in Education Author Miguel A. Guajardo
ISBN-10 9781317555599
Release 2015-09-16
Pages 198
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Reframing Community Partnerships in Education provides both the theoretical framework as well as a practical guide to engage educators in interdisciplinary, inter-organizational, multicultural, and multi-generational work to improve the social fabric of communities. Using case examples of best practice, this book explores transformational practices for community development, community building, and civic engagement. Featuring "Community Learning Exchange" pedagogies adaptable to a wide range of contexts, this book encourages educators—through use of participatory practices and a collective leadership model—to build stronger communities and advance learning for all.

The Future of the Urban Community College Shaping the Pathways to a Mutiracial Democracy

The Future of the Urban Community College  Shaping the Pathways to a Mutiracial Democracy Author Gunder Myran
ISBN-10 9781118812082
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 120
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Urban community colleges--and the cities they serve--are undergoing rapid, multidimensional changes in response to new conditions and demands. The challenge for all community colleges, regardless of size or location, is to reinvent themselves so they can better meet the particular needs of their respective communities. This national higher-education mandate is vital to democracy itself, especially given the multiracial nature of metropolitan areas, where challenges and opportunities have always been most pronounced. This volume looks at how urban colleges are vigorously exploring new strategies for sustainability and success. Some of the most prominent practitioners examine every major aspect of the change-engagement process, including the role of governing boards, workforce development, community partnerships, and redesign of outdated business and finance models. This is the 162nd volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series, an essential guide for presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, this quarterly provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.

Service Learning Essentials

Service Learning Essentials Author Barbara Jacoby
ISBN-10 9781118944011
Release 2014-10-08
Pages 352
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Service-Learning Essentials is the resource you need to help you develop high-quality service-learning experiences for college students. Written by one of the field's leading experts and sponsored by Campus Compact, the book is the definitive work on this high-impact educational practice. Service-learning has been identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as having been widely tested and shown to be beneficial to college students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Organized in an accessible question-and-answer format, the book responds clearly and completely to the most common questions and concerns about service-learning. Each chapter addresses issues related to individual practice as well as to the collective work of starting and developing a service-learning center or program, with examples drawn from a variety of disciplines, situations, and institutional types. The questions range from basic to advanced and the answers cover both the fundamentals and complexities of service-learning. Topics include: Determining what service-learning opportunities institutions should offer How to engage students in critical reflection in academic courses and in cocurricular experiences Best practices for developing and sustaining mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships Integrating service-learning into the curriculum in all disciplines and at all levels, as well as various areas of student life outside the classroom Assessing service-learning programs and outcomes The dilemmas of service-learning in the context of power and privilege The future of service-learning in online and rapidly globalizing environments Service-learning has virtually limitless potential to enable colleges and universities to meet their goals for student learning while making unique contributions to addressing unmet local, national, and global needs. However, in order to realize these benefits, service-learning must be thoughtfully designed and carefully implemented. This easy-to-use volume contains everything faculty, leaders, and staff members need to know about service-learning to enhance communities, improve higher education institutions, and educate the next generation of citizens, scholars, and leaders.

Keeping Students in Higher Education

Keeping Students in Higher Education Author David P. Moxley
ISBN-10 0749430885
Release 2001
Pages 195
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This text examines the issues surrounding student drop-outs and presents a practical guide to identifying reasons for drop out and developing solutions to the problem of retaining students in higher education.

Action Learning in Schools

Action Learning in Schools Author Peter Aubusson
ISBN-10 9781136616969
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 160
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Teaching is becoming increasingly complex in the 21st Century, creating a need for more sophisticated frameworks to support teachers’ professional learning. Action learning is one such framework and has been used for workplace learning in business settings for many years. It is now becoming increasingly popular in school and university settings, but it is often misunderstood. This book clarifies what action learning is, linking key concepts to illustrate that it is not merely a process, but a dynamic interaction between professional learning, communities, leadership and change. The book brings together more than a decade of the authors’ research in school-based action learning. Rich and diverse, the research draws on more than 100 case studies of action learning by teams of teachers in schools. The authors: provide practical advice on how to initiate and sustain action learning; explain the interaction between action learning, teacher development, professional learning, community building, leadership and change; and illustrate how action learning can link to classroom practice so closely that it becomes part of what teachers do, rather than an added impost. Addressing the highs and lows, the successes and failures, and their underlying causes, Action Learning in Schools provides insights into theories of cooperation, innovation, leadership and community formation to inform individual projects and large-scale school improvement initiatives. It will be of interest to teacher educators, pre-service and experienced teachers alike, as well as school and education system managers and policymakers keen to enhance teacher professional learning and educational outcomes for students.

Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions

Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education  The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions Author Lorilee R, Sandmann
ISBN-10 9781118216781
Release 2011-10-18
Pages 112
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Leading scholars of engagement analyze data from the first wave of community-engaged institutions as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The analyses collectively serve as a statement about the current status of higher education community engagement in the United States. Eschewing the usual arguments about why community engagement is important, this volume presents the first large-scale stocktaking about the nature and extent of the institutionalization of engagement in higher education. Aligned with the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification framework, the dimensions of leading, student learning, partnering, assessing, funding, and rewarding are discussed. This volume recognizes the progress made by this first wave of community-engaged institutions of higher education, acknowledges best practices of these exemplary institutions, and offers recommendations to leaders as a pathway forward. This is the 147th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher-education decision-makers on all kinds of campuses, New Directions for Higher Education provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.

African American Girls

African American Girls Author Faye Z. Belgrave
ISBN-10 144190090X
Release 2009-07-24
Pages 178
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Over the past 15 years, I have had the opportunityto conduct research and interv- tion programming with African American girls. Several of my graduate students, mostly African American women, pursuing their doctorates in psychology worked closely with me in this work. We have conducted hundreds of literature reviews, read many journal articles and reports, published many papers, and engaged over a thousand African American adolescent girls in a cultural curriculum speci?cally designed for them. This book was written to summarize this work and was c- ceived to be an educational resource for diverse audiences who work with African American girls including: (1) researchers who conduct research and intervention programming; (2) professionals who work with African American adolescent girls such as teachers, social workers, prevention specialists, therapists and counselors, and mental health workers; and (3) a general audience of persons with an interest in African American adolescent female’s well-being and developmentsuch as parents, community leaders, girl’s group leaders (i. e. , Girl Scout leaders), and church and spiritual leaders. This book is both descriptive and practical. Each chapter covers the most current literature on African American adolescent girls, and reviews and discusses ways in which they are similar to and unique from girls in other ethnic groups and from African American boys. An understanding of who they are and how they function allows us to make recommendations about ways to support these girls and to re- cus and/or strengthen already positive attributes.

From Silos to Systems

From Silos to Systems Author Sally B. Kilgore
ISBN-10 9781412973083
Release 2010-11-16
Pages 203
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Transform your school’s culture from the inside out You're stunned by the increase in student absenteeism this year and wish you had the luxury of investigating all of the possible causes. From Silos to Systems provides specific application steps for engaging all staff in a systematic approach to dealing with the various causes of schoolwide problems. School leaders who have used this approach find numerous benefits: Teachers have a way for their voices to be heard Principals spend less time integrating all the concerns of various advisory groups Educators realize more dramatic results from their efforts

Annual Meeting Program

Annual Meeting Program Author American Educational Research Association
ISBN-10 01639676
Release 2008
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Annual Meeting Program has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Annual Meeting Program also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Annual Meeting Program book for free.

Community University Engagement A Process for Building Democratic Communities

Community University Engagement  A Process for Building Democratic Communities Author Tami L. Moore
ISBN-10 9781118917466
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 152
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As the emphasis on economic development through community-university engagement intensifies, educators and policy makers must learn to think differently about the engagement process. This is particularly true when a narrowly defined group of leaders sets the engagement agenda, and those who are traditionally underrepresented continue to be marginalized in the conversations about their own futures. Emphasizing the importance of community as a context for engagement and building strong relationships over time, Moore calls on institutional leaders to intentionally facilitate broad participation by all members of a community in discussions about how and in what direction the community will develop. This is the second issue of the 40th volume of the Josse-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing criical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

Putting the arts in the picture

Putting the arts in the picture Author Nick Rabkin
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132349445
Release 2004-11-30
Pages 166
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Putting the Arts in the Picture: Reframing Education in the 21st Century makes a powerful and original argument for placing the arts at the center of educational renewal. It investigates the success of arts integrated schools and the programs that have helped shape their success. It explains why arts integration has such educational and cognitive power. It places arts integration within the long arc of efforts to realize the democratic promise of public education. It explores how other nations, including some of the most traumatized and impoverished, have mobilized the arts to focus young people's need to learn and grow. It suggests practical strategies-for educators, policymakers, school reformers, philanthropy, and parents-that can make arts integration broadly available to all children, irrespective of their educational level or family income.

New Hope for Urban High Schools

New Hope for Urban High Schools Author Lisa Gonsalves
ISBN-10 0275991652
Release 2007
Pages 244
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This book on high school reform addresses why the U.S. dropout rate is still too high despite many reform efforts, why far too many graduates are not prepared for college, and why our high school students still fall short on international competitions.

Working Method

Working Method Author Lois Weis
ISBN-10 0415948258
Release 2004
Pages 180
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Working Method focuses on the theory, method, and politics of contemporary social research. As ethnographic and qualitative research become more popular, noted scholars Weis and Fine provide a roadmap for understanding the complexities involved in doing this research.

Restructuring Schools for Collaboration

Restructuring Schools for Collaboration Author Diana G. Pounder
ISBN-10 0791437450
Release 1998
Pages 184
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A comprehensive discussion, from multiple perspectives, of the complex nature of school collaboration efforts.

School Family and Community Partnerships

School  Family  and Community Partnerships Author Joyce L Epstein
ISBN-10 9780813391861
Release 2010-11-02
Pages 656
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School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools addresses a fundamental question in education today: How will colleges and universities prepare future teachers, administrators, counselors, and other education professionals to conduct effective programs of family and community involvement that contribute to students' success in school? The work of Joyce L. Epstein has advanced theories, research, policies, and practices of family and community involvement in elementary, middle, and high schools, districts, and states nationwide. In this second edition, she shows that there are new and better ways to organize programs of family and community involvement as essential components of district leadership and school improvement. THE SECOND EDITION OFFERS EDUCATORS AND RESEARCHERS: • A framework for helping rising educators to develop comprehensive, goal-linked programs of school, family, and community partnerships. • A clear discussion of the theory of overlapping spheres of influence, which asserts that schools, families, and communities share responsibility for student success in school. • A historic overview and exploration of research on the nature and effects of parent involvement. • Methods for applying the theory, framework, and research on partnerships in college course assignments, class discussions, projects and activities, and fi eld experiences. • Examples that show how research-based approaches improve policies on partnerships, district leadership, and school programs of family and community involvement. Definitive and engaging, School, Family, and Community Partnerships can be used as a main or supplementary text in courses on foundations of education methods of teaching, educational administration, family and community relations, contemporary issues in education, sociology of education, sociology of the family, school psychology, social work, education policy, and other courses that prepare professionals to work in schools and with families and students.

Changes in Museum Practice

Changes in Museum Practice Author Hanne-Lovise Skartveit
ISBN-10 1845456106
Release 2010
Pages 151
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How can museums move beyond simply raising awareness and establish a dialogue both within and across communities and cultural boundaries? By examining the ways in which museums can involve refugees and asylum seekers Museums, New Media and Refugees explores this key question. Leading artists, curators, and academics come together to outline different levels of participation by audiences and communities and explore a range of topics from video games to role-play and theatre; and from photography to participatory video and digital storytelling. Case studies are used throughout to highlight the various ways that different participatory approaches can be used successfully.

Reframing the parental involvement of Mexican American mothers from low income communities

Reframing the parental involvement of Mexican American mothers from low income communities Author Michelle Diane Young
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105023140754
Release 1997
Pages 560
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Reframing the parental involvement of Mexican American mothers from low income communities has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reframing the parental involvement of Mexican American mothers from low income communities also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reframing the parental involvement of Mexican American mothers from low income communities book for free.