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Small Schools, Big Ideas


Small Schools, Big Ideas

The Essential Guide to Successful School Transformation
1. Aufl.

von: Mara Benitez, Jill Davidson, Laura Flaxman, Ted Sizer, Nancy Faust Sizer

31,99 €

Verlag: Jossey-Bass
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 16.11.2009
ISBN/EAN: 9780470615539
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 416

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Small Schools, Big Ideas shows how the principle-based and equity-focused model from the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) can be used to redesign existing schools and create new schools that prepare students for this century's challenges and opportunities. Filled with inspirational stories and illustrative examples from schools that have successfully implemented CES principles and practices, Small Schools, Big Ideas offers information and inspiration needed to: Transform schools in order to achieve equitable outcomes for all students Understand various school design options Establish school vision, mission, and goals to raise educational expectations and results Develop transformational leadership Cultivate a professional learning community Implement student-centered teaching, learning, and curricula Build productive relationships with families and communities Establish strategies for sustainability These recommendations and proven strategies can help educators transform their schools to become truly equitable, personalized, and academically challenging.
Foreword (Theodore R. Sizer, Nancy Faust Sizer). Acknowledgments. The Coalition of Essential Schools and the CES Small Schools Project. The Authors Introduction: An Academically Challenging Education for All. Part One: Setting the Stage for Transformation. 1. A Commitment to Equity. 2. Confronting the Challenges. 3. Creating the Climate and Conditions for Change. Part Two: Essential Principles for School Design. 4. Starting with Vision, Mission, and Goals. 5. Transformative Leadership. 6. Cultivating Professional Learning Opportunities. Part Three: Essential Principles for Learning. 7. Student-Centered Teaching and Learning. 8. Demonstration of Mastery. 9. Access, Opportunity, and Preparation for Postsecondary Success. Part Four: Embedding Successful Change. 10. School Culture, Practices, and Community. 11. Strategies for Sustainability. Appendix A: Coalition of Essential Schools Common Principles. Appendix B: Coalition of Essential Schools Benchmarks: Principles in Practice. Appendix C: Profiled Schools and Organizations. Appendix D: The Benefits of the CES Model: A Look at Recent Research. Appendix E: Glossary of Useful Assessment Terms. References. Index.
Mara Benitez is senior director of school development for the Coalition of Essential Schools. Jill Davidson is director of publications at CES and also edits its journal, Horace. Laura Flaxman is co-founder and co-principal of ARISE High School, a model school in the CES network. The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) has been at the forefront of creating and sustaining personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools for over twenty-five years.
Small Schools, Big Ideas This guide shows how the principle-based and equity-focused model from the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) can be used to redesign existing schools and create new schools that prepare students for this century's challenges and opportunities. Filled with inspirational stories and illustrative examples from schools that have successfully implemented CES principles and practices, Small Schools, Big Ideas offers information and inspiration needed to: Transform schools in order to achieve equitable outcomes for all students Understand various school design options Establish school vision, mission, and goals to raise educational expectations and results Develop transformational leadership Cultivate a professional learning community Implement student-centered teaching, learning, and curricula Build productive relationships with families and communities Establish strategies for sustainability These recommendations and proven strategies can help educators transform their schools to become truly equitable, personalized, and academically challenging. Praise for Small Schools, Big Ideas "Small Schools, Big Ideas tells the story of the next generation of Essential schools. The authors illu-strate the fundamental necessities of putting students at the center, trusting teachers and families, and instilling democratic practices. The Coalition of Essential Schools continues to light the way for schools as places of trust, imagination, and real learning; these principles and ideas that we developed and put into practice a quarter-century ago continue to evolve, and are still the best ways we know to create life-changing teaching and learning." —Deborah Meier, Senior Scholar and Adjunct Professor, New York University "For educators, policymakers, and anyone else working to improve education in America, Small Schools, Big Ideas is a tremendous resource. The authors draw on both research and direct experience to provide a detailed, practical, and inspiring analysis of what must be done to create the schools we need." —Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University

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