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Metaphors Maps And Mirrors

Author: Carol K. Ingall
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567503029
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REVIEW: . . . Students of educational theory and practice will enjoy-and learn from-this brief but enlightening and readable book. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and practitioners. . . - September 98 CHOICE The four teachers in this study teach diverse subjects in a variety of settings. Although definitions of moral education are shaped by their backgrounds, their institutions, their perceptions of their students' needs, and their disciplines, all of the teachers consider moral education to be central to their work. For all four, the moral prototype serves as an appeal to the students' imagination, an opportunity to build connectedness and, most important, an invitation to young people to transcend themselves.

Rethinking Professional Issues In Special Education

Author: James L. Paul
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567506273
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Provides students preparing for careers as special educators with an analysis of some of the basic professional and policy issues being rethought in the context of the beginning of the 21st century.

Self Reflective Renewal In Schools

Author: Bradley S. Portin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567506631
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The authors examine the process of self-assessment that many schools engage in during this time of widespread public attention to the quality of schools. The schools examined in these cases reveal a complex interaction between the nature of the self-reflective activity the schools were engaged in (in this case, a National Education Association school review process entitled "KEYS to Success in Schools"), the contexts that shape the school, and the readiness on the part of school staff to engage in systematic reflection around issues that affect teaching and learning.

The Untested Accusation

Author: Bruce Jesse Biddle
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567506228
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The author provides long-needed evidence challenging widespread claims about the supposed shortcomings and weak impact of educational research. The study is based on interviews with principals sampled from major types of schools in two nations: the United States--a highly populated country where research knowledge is often distributed through secondary sources but policy decisions may be made at the local level--and Australia--a less-populated country where research knowledge may be distributed directly to users but policy decisions are more often made at the state and federal levels.

Building Moral Communities Through Educational Drama

Author: Betty Jane Wagner
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567504026
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Fills a wide gap in the research literature on effective teaching strategies to build better social skills, conflict management competence, and deep understanding of history, literature, and social interactions and organization.

International Handbook Of Research In Arts Education

Author: Liora Bresler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402029985
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Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the live practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each focusing on a major area or issue in arts education research.