Seven Steps to an Award-Winning School Library Program

Creating an award-winning school library program involves more than simply following the guidelines and standards available that describe what an exemplary program should accomplish. Effecting the changes necessary is often a process that presents multiple challenges along the wayespecially when there is insufficient buy-in to the changes.

This updated second edition of Seven Steps to

Schooling for Life: Community Education and Social Enterprise

During the first decade of the twenty-first century, schools and communities find themselves struggling with concerns of youth violence, child poverty, and race relations in an economy mired in recession. In Schooling for Life, esteemed community educator Dale E. Shuttleworth brings his rich experiences as a teacher, principal, school superintendant, policy writer, community development worker,

Social Science Learning in Schools: Perspective and Challenges

This book is a first of its kind that locates the teaching and learning of social science within the larger perspective of education and its aims. It presents major debates and critical perspectives on social science pedagogy, curriculum design, and textbook writing. It emphasizes the need to bring the teaching of social science into the realm of pedagogical theory beyond the confines of ideolo

Standards and Accountability in Schools free ebook


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Standards and Accountability in Schools

Education of Americas school children always has been and always will be a hot-button issue. From what should be taught to how to pay for education to how to keep kids safe in schools, impassioned debates emerge and mushroom, both within the scholarly community and among the general public. This volume in the point/counterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the

Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference: A New Model for Teacher Growth and Student Achievement

In this essential new book, best-selling author and researcher Robert J. Marzano and teacher-effectiveness expert Michael D. Toth lay out a framework for the next generation of teacher evaluation: a model focused primarily on helping educators develop and improve their practice. By taking into account multiple accurate, data-rich measures of teacher performance and student growth, the model ens

New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning

“Like a compass guiding you to what’s important and why in this rapidly evolving field, this new edition is utterly stimulating but also thoughtful and measured.”
 Daniel Cassany, Literacy Researcher and Teacher, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain 

 "Essential reading for those interested in new and emerging literacy practices, New

Supporting Effective Learning free ebook


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Supporting Effective Learning

This teacher-friendly book focuses on how secondary students learn and how those in different roles in schools can promote their learning.The book provides more than a theoretical and ideological extension of a social constructivist of model learning. It identifies a realistic way forward. Perhaps it will have the impact it deserves