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Excellence Gaps In Education

Author : Jonathan A. Plucker
ISBN : 1612509932
Genre : Education
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In "Excellence Gaps in Education," Jonathan A. Plucker and Scott J. Peters shine a spotlight on excellence gaps the achievement gaps among subgroups of students performing at the highest levels of achievement. They argue that these significant gaps reflect the existence of a persistent talent underclass in the United States among African American, Hispanic, Native American, and poor students, resulting in an incalculable loss of potential among our fastest-growing populations. Drawing on the latest research and a wide range of national and international data, "Excellence Gaps in Education" has the potential for changing our national conversation about equity and excellence and bringing fresh attention to the needs of high-potential students from underrepresented backgrounds. As a school administrator charged with developing programs for gifted and talented students I am painfully aware of the limited understanding school personnel have regarding the advanced learning needs of this population of students. All school administrators should read this book, especially those needing research-based support for their efforts advocating for academically advanced students. Dina Brulles, director of gifted education, Paradise Valley Unified School District, Arizona Plucker and Peters present a clear road map for leaders in education to increase equity and eliminate excellence gaps based on solid research. M. Rene Islas, executive director, National Association for Gifted Children ""Excellence Gaps in Education" is a must read for all who are interested in the education of high-potential students. The book will be an eye opener for many as they read about the extremely low percentages of children from lower-income backgrounds and children from African-American and Hispanic families who are achieving at advanced levels." Julia Link Roberts, Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies, Western Kentucky University Jonathan A. Plucker is the Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, with a joint appointment at the university s Center for Talented Youth and School of Education. Scott J. Peters is an associate professor of educational foundations at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. "
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Leading Schools Of Excellence And Equity

Author : Kathleen M. Brown
ISBN : 9781617351204
Genre : Business & Economics
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The purpose of this empirical inquiry of state-recognized "Honor Schools of Excellence" was to explore how these schools of distinction are (or are not) promoting and supporting both academic excellence and systemic equity for all students. In Phase One, quantitative data were collected through equity audits to scan for and then document systemic patterns of equity and inequity across multiple domains of student learning and activities within 24 schools. In Phase Two, the 24 schools were ranked, based solely on minority achievement, and then separated into two types of schools, small gap (SG) schools and large gap (LG) schools. Through site visits (n=16) and the use of semi-structured interviews with principals, assistant principals, teachers, and parent leaders (n=80), qualitative data were then collected to document best practices and effective strategies that principals use to confront and change past practices anchored in open and residual racism and class discrimination. The data were analyzed through the theoretical framework of academic optimism. Three differences between the SG schools and the LG schools were found (encouraging academic achievement, offering instructional feedback, and expecting excellence). To truly honor excellence, we need to embrace equity. As such, in schools where principals support, model, and monitor a teamwork approach, a balanced approach, a strong sense of purpose, and an insistent disposition to assure that all students are served well and that all are encouraged to perform at their highest level, the outcomes of interest are better.
Category: Business & Economics

Critical Issues And Practices In Gifted Education

Author : Jonathan Plucker
ISBN : 9781646320530
Genre : Education
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Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education is the definitive reference for a summary and evaluation of the literature on giftedness, gifted education, and talent development. This third edition: Presents more than 40 summaries of important topics in the field. Features updates to all topics. Introduces new topics, including neuroscience and the roles of leaders in the field. Dives into the latest research. Explores how the research applies to gifted education and the lives of gifted learners. This book also provides an objective assessment of the available knowledge on each topic, offers guidance in the application of the research, and suggests areas of needed research.
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Fundamentals Of Gifted Education

Author : Carolyn M. Callahan
ISBN : 9781317275664
Genre : Education
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The field of gifted education is characterized by a perplexing array of perspectives concerning such fundamental issues as definition, identification, curriculum, social and emotional development, and underserved populations. Fundamentals of Gifted Education provides a coherent framework for planning effective programs, providing appropriate educational services, and evaluating programs for the gifted. Parts are organized around fundamental issues confronting the field and follow a common structure: an introductory chapter that provides an overview of the theme of that part as well as guiding points and questions for the reader followed by representative point-of-view chapters written by leading experts that provide varied perspectives on the topic at hand.
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The Sage Handbook Of Gifted And Talented Education

Author : Belle Wallace
ISBN : 9781526463081
Genre : Education
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The SAGE Handbook of Gifted & Talented Education provides a comprehensive and international overview of key challenges and issues in the field of gifted education, making this an invaluable volume for individuals in the fields of education, public and private school administration, psychology and beyond. Containing contributions by a range of expert authors from around the world, chapters include discussions of the wide range of human abilities and talents which impinge upon academic success, with explorations of various political, social and economic factors which influence how ‘giftedness’ and ‘gifted education’ is defined and understood in different regions around the globe. PART 1. CONCEPTS OF GIFTEDNESS AND IDENTIFICATION: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS PART 2: EDUCATIONAL PROVISION: PROGRAMS AND STRATEGIES PART 3: GLOBAL RESPONSES TO EMERGING G&T PROVISION: DEFINING THE FUTURE
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Why Race And Culture Matter In Schools

Author : Tyrone C. Howard
ISBN : 9780807772195
Genre : Education
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While race and culture remain important variables in how young people experience schools, they are often misunderstood by educators and school personnel. Building on three studies that investigated schools successful in closing the achievement gap, Tyrone Howard shows how adopting greater awareness and comprehensive understanding of race and culture can improve educational outcomes. Important reading for anyone who is genuinely committed to promoting educational equity and excellence for all children, this accessible book: Outlines the changing racial, ethnic, and cultural demographics in U.S. schools. Calls for educators to pay serious attention to how race and culture play out in school settings.Presents empirical data from schools that have improved achievement outcomes for racially and culturally diverse students.Focuses on ways in which educators can partner with parents and communities. “This book will be challenging for some readers and affirming for others. It is at times disheartening and at other times inspiring; sometimes anguishing but always enlightening.” —From the Foreword by Geneva Gay, University of Washington–Seattle, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition “Tyrone Howard provides a multi-dimensional and textured look at why students of color continue to struggle in the nation's schools. However, he does not stop there. This book points toward the solutions we have been seeking--partnerships, principles, and persistence.” —Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin–Madison
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The Handbook Of Secondary Gifted Education

Author : Felicia Dixon
ISBN : 9781618212788
Genre : Education
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The second edition of this groundbreaking textbook is designed to help education professionals interested in building effective and comprehensive educational opportunities for gifted secondary students. The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education offers an in-depth, research-based look at ways schools and classrooms can support the development of gifted adolescents. The book is the most comprehensive critical resource on this topic available. Each chapter of this educational resource is written by leading scholars and researchers in the field. The second edition includes sections on STEM, CCSS alignment, and 21st-century skills, along with discussion of working with secondary students in various content areas. The purpose of the book is to provide a research-based handbook that views gifted adolescents and their needs as the starting point for building an effective, integrated educational program.
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Management Education In India Perspectives And Challenges

Author : Dharni P Sinha
ISBN : 9788178812793
Genre : MANAGEMENT EDUCATION-INDIA.
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India as a nation has always provided room for innovations and entrepre- neurships. This has given rise to some of the best global schools. This juggernaut will roll on, not because of Government, but in spite of them. It is hoped this volume will bring s
Category: MANAGEMENT EDUCATION-INDIA.

Visible Learning For Teachers

Author : John Hattie
ISBN : 1003024475
Genre : EDUCATION
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In November 2008, John Hattie's ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more thanfifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience. Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, it explains how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step-by-step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visible teaching in the classroom. This book: links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson and post lesson follow up offers checklists, exercises, case studies and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievement includes whole school checklists and advice for school leaders on facilitating visible learning in their institution now includes additional meta-analyses bringing the total cited within the research to over 900 comprehensively covers numerous areas of learning activity including pupil motivation, curriculum, meta-cognitive strategies, behaviour, teaching strategies, and classroom management. Visible Learning for Teachers is a must read for any student or teacher who wants an evidence based answer to the question; 'how do we maximise achievement in our schools?'
Category: EDUCATION

Closing Poverty Based Excellence Gaps Conceptual Measurement And Educational Issues

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ISBN : OCLC:1051963954
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The number of economically vulnerable students in the United States is large and growing. In this article, we examine income-based excellence gaps and describe recent controversies in the definition and measurement of poverty, with an eye toward their application to gifted education and meeting the needs of talented, economically vulnerable students. Regardless of how poverty is conceptualized, evidence suggests that U.S. childhood poverty rates are indeed high, both in absolute terms and relative to other countries, and that income-related achievement disparities are similarly large. Recommendations are included for interventions to close persistent poverty excellence gaps, including frontloading, broadened understanding of opportunity, universal screening using local norms, improved educator preparation and support, state K-12 accountability systems that reward schools for closing excellence gaps, widespread use of ability grouping, and selective use of psychosocial interventions at the college level.
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Equity And Excellence In American Higher Education

Author : William G. Bowen
ISBN : 0813933390
Genre : Political Science
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Thomas Jefferson once stated that the foremost goal of American education must be to nurture the "natural aristocracy of talent and virtue." Although in many ways American higher education has fulfilled Jefferson’s vision by achieving a widespread level of excellence, it has not achieved the objective of equity implicit in Jefferson’s statement. In Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education, William G. Bowen, Martin A. Kurzweil, and Eugene M. Tobin explore the cause for this divide. Employing historical research, examination of the most recent social science and public policy scholarship, international comparisons, and detailed empirical analysis of rich new data, the authors study the intersection between "excellence" and "equity" objectives. Beginning with a time line tracing efforts to achieve equity and excellence in higher education from the American Revolution to the early Cold War years, this narrative reveals the halting, episodic progress in broadening access across the dividing lines of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The authors argue that despite our rhetoric of inclusiveness, a significant number of youth from poor families do not share equal access to America’s elite colleges and universities. While America has achieved the highest level of educational attainment of any country, it runs the risk of losing this position unless it can markedly improve the precollegiate preparation of students from racial minorities and lower-income families. After identifying the "equity" problem at the national level and studying nineteen selective colleges and universities, the authors propose a set of potential actions to be taken at federal, state, local, and institutional levels. With recommendations ranging from reform of the admissions process, to restructuring of federal financial aid and state support of public universities, to addressing the various precollegiate obstacles that disadvantaged students face at home and in school, the authors urge all selective colleges and universities to continue race-sensitive admissions policies, while urging the most selective (and privileged) institutions to enroll more well-qualified students from families with low socioeconomic status.
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Enhancing Educational Excellence Equity And Efficiency

Author : Roel J. Bosker
ISBN : 9789401142533
Genre : Education
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Promoting high standards in education while striving for equal opportunities under the budget constraints - these are the new global objectives of education systems. This book brings together research-based evidence on the effectiveness of major Australian, Dutch, and UK improvement efforts in education at both primary and secondary level, whilst making comparisons with similar US initiatives. The book addresses several major questions in this new environment. Those questions include: how to combat educational disadvantages, how to integrate pupils with special educational needs in regular education, how to implement educational standards initiatives, how to restructure secondary education, how to implement decentralized policy-making, and how to implement a class size reduction initiative? Finally, the authors suggest directions for future research in order to increase our understanding of what works in education and why.
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Excellence In Education

Author : Virginia. Commission on Excellence in Education
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032997947
Genre : Education
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Excellence In College Teaching And Learning

Author : George Henderson
ISBN : 9780398085261
Genre : College teachers
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This book will improve the quality of instruction that college students need. It makes numerous suggestions that must be tended to when teachers instruct students. For example, the authors speculate about ways teachers can present what may at times seem to be a mountain of information without burying students under it; why teachers must continually update their Internet skills; and whether courses are taught on campus or online, they should not be academic fluff or pedagogical gimmicks. Throughout the book the authors punctuate sentences and paragraphs with metaphors, similes, hyperboles, and.
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Excellence In Teaching And Learning

Author : Adnan Salhi
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123276698
Genre : Education
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Excellence in Teaching and Learning is a collaborative effort among education scholars that addresses the theory, practice, and policy gaps that have plagued classrooms for a long time. Divided into three parts, it focuses on practical strategies for teaching and learning in different subject areas and at all levels; provides research-based models for improving teacher quality; and addresses diversity within classrooms with regard to the requirements for achieving excellence. This book will interest teachers, teacher educators, administrators, and policy makers.
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Pursuing Excellence In Higher Education

Author : Brent D. Ruben
ISBN : UOM:39015057651864
Genre : Education
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In this important book, Brent D. Ruben, distinguished professor of communication and organizational psychology and executive director of the Center for Organizational Development and Leadership at Rutgers University, proposes an inclusive view of excellence for higher education that emphasizes the importance of higher standards in the service and operational dimensions as well as in academics. Pursuing Excellence in Higher Education offers an in-depth examination of eight key challenges for the academy Broadening public appreciation for the work of the academy Increasing our understanding of the needs of workplaces Becoming more effective learning organizations Integrating assessment, planning, and improvement Enhancing collaboration and community Recognizing that everyone in the institution is a teacher Devoting more attention and resources to leadership More broadly framing our vision of excellence Each of the book’s chapters features narratives contributed by colleagues from across the nation and the higher education enterprise that clearly illustrate the challenges and responses to them. The book also explores the fundamental question of developing a vision for higher education that emphasizes excellence in practice and challenges everyone involved to achieve greater goals in the future.
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A World Class Education

Author : Vivien Stewart
ISBN : 9781416613749
Genre : Education
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In the 20th century, the United States was the world leader in education--the first country to achieve universal secondary education and the first to expand higher education beyond the elite class. Now other countries are catching up and leaping ahead--in high school graduation rates, in the quality and equity of their K-12 education systems, and in the proportion of students graduating from college. It is not that American education has gotten worse so much that education in other parts of the world has gotten so much better, so fast. Designed to promote conversation about how to educate students for a rapidly changing and increasingly borderless and innovation-based world, this comprehensive and illuminating book from international education expert Vivien Stewart is not about casting blame; it is about understanding what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools--at the national, state, and local level--might do differently and better. Here, you'll consider * How the U.S. education system fares against emerging international standards of excellence. * The policies, practices, and priorities of the world's best-performing systems, along with specific ideas for adapting these approaches for U.S. schools. * The common factors characteristic of high-performing and rapidly improving systems. * New models of 21st century teaching and leadership and ways to modernize curriculum, instruction, and assessment. * How technology and international exchange can help the United States close performance gaps and reach new levels of excellence and equity. Learning goes both ways, Stewart writes. Other countries have learned a great deal from the United States, and now it is time for American educators to open their eyes to other nations' globally-minded and future-focused practices, leverage existing assets, and create a truly world-class education system for this generation of students and generations to come.
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