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Small Schools, Big Ideas: The Essential Guide to Successful School Transformation

ISBN/ASIN: 9780470259078,9781118269374 | 2009 | English | pdf | 396/396 pages | 2.91 Mb
Publisher: Jossey-Bass | Author: Mara Benitez, Jill Davidson, Laura Flaxman(auth.)

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.Content:
Chapter 1 A Commitment to Equity (pages 1–19):
Chapter 2 Facing the Challenges (pages 21–42):
Chapter 3 Creating the Climate and Conditions for Change (pages 43–79):
Chapter 4 Starting with Vision, Mission, and Goals (pages 81–116):
Chapter 5 Transformational Leadership (pages 117–149):
Chapter 6 Cultivating Professional Learning Communities (pages 151–171):
Chapter 7 Student?Centered Teaching and Learning (pages 173–209):
Chapter 8 Demonstration of Mastery (pages 211–241):
Chapter 9 Access, Opportunity, and Preparation for Postsecondary Success (pages 243–268):
Chapter 10 School Culture, Practices, and Community (pages 269–291):
Chapter 11 Strategies for Sustainability (pages 293–318):

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