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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 125.95
Family-school partnerships are increasingly touted as a means of improving both student and school improvement. This recognition has led to an increase in policies and initiatives that offer the following benefits: improved communication between parents and educators; home and school goals that are mutually supportive and shared; better understanding... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 14.99
How to Walk to School is the story of motivated parents galvanizing and then organizing an entire community to take a leap of faith, transforming a challenged urban school into one of Chicago's best, virtually overnight. The fate of public education is not beyond our control. In How to Walk to School , Susan Kurland, an entrepreneurial principal,... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 141.00
The incorporation of universities into medieval cities produced specific difficulties for and benefits to urban communities. Ranging from Coimbra to Prague, the case studies collected in this volume examine the particular forms of contact between two institutions which marked the Middle Ages. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 45.00 US$ 39.00
Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country,yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily available. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95
Place- and community-based education ? an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local ? addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend young people?s attention beyond the classroom to the world... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 27.00
Build relationships between students and their community, while encouraging the development of important life skills. This resource helps you integrate service learning into your curriculum. After defining service learning and connecting research to practical classroom applications, the authors give you the tools to launch your own program. Appropriate... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 31.95
Addressing the need for marshaling the resources of education to help promote a more civil society, this book argues that education has a critical role to play in challenging the dominant views of politics and education. Service learning, or academically based community service,is seen as a promising educational pedagogy that can help students acquire... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
The most complex social challenges ? such as post-secondary access and success for under-represented students, diversification of the workforce, poverty, environmental degradation, and global health ? exceed the problem-solving capacity of single organizations or societal sectors. Organizing for Social Partnershipprovides colleges and universities,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 45.99
This book provides everything administrators and teachers need to build service-learning programs that prepare students as engaged citizens committed to equity and justice. Cipolle describes practical strategies for classroom teachers along with the theoretical framework so readers can deftly move beyond the book to a meaningful program for their schools. more...
- Heinemann 2009; US$ 24.38
Experts talk about teacher empowerment, but 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment is the first book with direct, easy-to-take steps for teacher self-empowerment.Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross draw from research, the experiences of practicing teachers, and the principles of community organizing. Their steps can make your job more fulfilling and help you achieve:?... more...