Creating Academic Momentum

Author: Michael K. Raible
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475821215
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Education

It is never easy to begin an innovative practice in any educational organization. The inertia of the existing culture can often be overwhelming. Michael K. Raible provides insights into how to create an environment in which performance-based innovations can flourish. Many schools and whole districts that have created their own models of student-driven performance-based education have demonstrated remarkable success. Creating Academic Momentum contains insights and advice to anyone trying to change and improve their traditional program delivery. You will want to read this book with a highlighter and pen!

World Development Report 2018

Author: World Bank Group
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9781464810985
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Genre: Education

Every year, the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) features a topic of central importance to global development. The 2018 WDR—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the time is right: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to make their learning the center of all efforts to promote education. The 2018 WDR explores four main themes: First, education’s promise: education is a powerful instrument for eradicating poverty and promoting shared prosperity, but fulfilling its potential requires better policies—both within and outside the education system. Second, the need to shine a light on learning: despite gains in access to education, recent learning assessments reveal that many young people around the world, especially those who are poor or marginalized, are leaving school unequipped with even the foundational skills they need for life. At the same time, internationally comparable learning assessments show that skills in many middle-income countries lag far behind what those countries aspire to. And too often these shortcomings are hidden—so as a first step to tackling this learning crisis, it is essential to shine a light on it by assessing student learning better. Third, how to make schools work for all learners: research on areas such as brain science, pedagogical innovations, and school management has identified interventions that promote learning by ensuring that learners are prepared, teachers are both skilled and motivated, and other inputs support the teacher-learner relationship. Fourth, how to make systems work for learning: achieving learning throughout an education system requires more than just scaling up effective interventions. Countries must also overcome technical and political barriers by deploying salient metrics for mobilizing actors and tracking progress, building coalitions for learning, and taking an adaptive approach to reform.

Creating Healthy Organizations

Author: Graham Lowe
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442698772
Release Date: 2012-09-28
Genre: Business & Economics

The current global economic environment is defined by unprecedented uncertainty, a premium placed on knowledge, and the threat of future talent scarcity. Key to an organization's success under these conditions is its ability to strengthen the links between people and performance. Creating Healthy Organizations provides executives, managers, human resource professionals, and employees an action-oriented approach to forging these connections by creating and sustaining vibrant and productive workplaces. A healthy organization operates in ways that benefits all stakeholders, including employees, customers, shareholders, and communities. Using a wide range of examples from a variety of internationally based industries, Graham Lowe integrates leading practices with research on workplace health and wellness, quality work environments, employee engagement, organizational performance, and corporate social responsibility to make a compelling business case for creating healthy, resilient, and sustainable organizations. Creating Healthy Organizations offers readers, whether CEOs or front-line workers, an innovative framework and practical tools for planning, implementing, and measuring healthy change in their workplaces.

El Sistema Music For Social Change

Author: Christine Witkowski
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781783237715
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Music

El Sistema – "the system" – is a music education phenomenon. Since its inception 40 years ago, over a million Venezuelan children from many different socio-economic backgrounds have participated in its mission of "social change through music". El Sistema: Music for Social Change offers practical information for those seeking knowledge, inspiration or guidance for adapting El Sistema to widely divergent socio-economic settings, particularly within the USA. Designed as a collection of essays, it explores the voices and experiences of teachers, leaders, parents, and experts from related fields with the hope of inspiring actions, both large and small, to advance social change through music.

Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology

Author: Cary Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429887314
Release Date: 2018-08-27
Genre: Psychology

Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology is a series of edited books that reflect the state-of-the-art areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of employees, workplaces and organizations. Each volume focuses on a particular topic and consists of chapters contributed by international experts, with an introductory overview written by the editors, who are leading figures in their areas. For the first time, this book offers a comprehensive new collection which gathers together some of the most influential chapters from the series into one volume, providing an essential overview of the hottest topics in work and organizational psychology. Including 24 chapters by many of the leading researchers in the field, the book is split into two parts; the individual in the workplace, and how individuals are organized at work. Topics such as burnout, recruitment, well-being and organizational change are covered, as well as research on emerging topics such as flow, humor, i-deals and socialization. With an introduction and conclusion by Professor Sir Cary Cooper, this is the ideal companion for any student or practitioner looking for an insightful overview of the most researched topics in work and organizational psychology.

Bildung auf einen Blick 2010 OECD Indikatoren

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9783763946914
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Genre:

Maßnahmen, um das Bildungswesen effektiver zu gestalten, während sie sich gleichzeitig um zusätzliche Ressourcen für die steigende Bildungsnachfrage bemühen. Die Ausgabe 2010 von Bildung auf einen Blick: OECD-Indikatoren ermöglicht es jedem ...

Foundations of Special Education

Author: James L. Paul
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534342027
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Education

This volume brings together thinkers representing the social and neurosciences as well as the humanities who examine the contributions of these respective fields to special education's knowledge base. It encourages readers to re-examine the field's primary