The Managerial Imperative and the Practice of Leadership in Schools

Author: Larry Cuban

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887065934

Category: Education

Page: 293

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With this significant new work, Larry Cuban provides a unique and insightful perspective on the bridging of the long-standing and well-known gap between teachers and administrators. Drawing on the literature of the field as well as personal experience, Cuban recognizes the enduring structural relationship within school organizations inherited by teachers, principals, and superintendents, and calls for a renewal of their sense of common purpose regarding the role of schooling in a democratic society. Cuban analyzes the dominant images (moral and technical), roles (instructional, managerial, and political), and contexts (classroom, school, and district) within which teachers, principals, and superintendents have worked over the last century. He concludes that when these powerful images and roles are wedded to the structural conditions in which schooling occurs, "managerial behavior" results, thus narrowing the potential for more thoughtful, effective, and appropriate leadership. Cuban then turns to consider this situation with respect to the contemporary movement for school reform, identifying significant concerns both for policymakers and practitioners. This honest, thought-provoking book by a leading scholar, writer, and practitioner in the field represents an invaluable resource--an insightful introduction for those just entering the field and a fresh, new perspective for those long-familiar with its complexities. Cuban's ethnographic approach to the development of his own career and viewpoint, as well as his highly readable style, make this a work of lasting value.

Blowout!

Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice

Author: Mario T. García,Sal Castro

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807877913

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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In March 1968, thousands of Chicano students walked out of their East Los Angeles high schools and middle schools to protest decades of inferior and discriminatory education in the so-called "Mexican Schools." During these historic walkouts, or "blowouts," the students were led by Sal Castro, a courageous and charismatic Mexican American teacher who encouraged the students to make their grievances public after school administrators and school board members failed to listen to them. The resulting blowouts sparked the beginning of the urban Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the largest and most widespread civil rights protests by Mexican Americans in U.S. history. This fascinating testimonio, or oral history, transcribed and presented in Castro's voice by historian Mario T. Garcia, is a compelling, highly readable narrative of a young boy growing up in Los Angeles who made history by his leadership in the blowouts and in his career as a dedicated and committed teacher. Blowout! fills a major void in the history of the civil rights and Chicano movements of the 1960s, particularly the struggle for educational justice.

To the Golden Cities

Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L.A.

Author: Deborah Dash Moore

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674893054

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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To the Golden Cities is an epic saga of an essential moment in American Jewish history, the shaping of a new postwar Judaism for the second half of the twentieth century.

Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education

Author: Robert J. Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412970156

Category: Education

Page: 331

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Multifaceted Assessment in Early Childhood is ideal for those on upper-division undergraduate courses and first-level graduate courses in early childhood education assessment. The book covers the various measures used in a range of assessment dimensions, and includes valuable information regarding young children with special needs and English Language Learners, which has rarely been touched upon in other textbooks. The chapters are focused on student accessibility and include practical applications of key concepts. Features and benefits: Covers a range of assessment concepts, including - Formative (uses feedback from learning to adapt teaching) -Summative (i.e. tests, quizzes) -Authentic (focuses on complex/deeper tasks) -Standardized (STAR, SAT) Includes coverage of assessment for English language learners and children with special needs -- topics that are not provided enough coverage in other books (including Wortham, McAfee, Puckett and Mindes). Wright's writing style grabs and engages the reader in the topic. Two of our reviewers who use Wortham specifically cited Wright's writing style as a reason they would adopt our book. A McAfee reviewer is likely to switch for the same reason.

Where Wizards Stay Up Late

The Origins Of The Internet

Author: Matthew Lyon,Katie Hafner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684872161

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone. In the 1960's, when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices. With Defense Department funds, he and a band of visionary computer whizzes began work on a nationwide, interlocking network of computers. Taking readers behind the scenes, Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture.

The Fabulous Sylvester

The Legend, the Music, the Seventies in San Francisco

Author: Joshua Gamson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466850167

Category: Music

Page: 320

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A journey back through the music, madness, and unparalleled freedom of an era of change-the '70s-as told through the life of ultra-fabulous superstar Sylvester Imagine a pied piper singing in a dazzling falsetto, wearing glittering sequins, and leading the young people of the nation to San Francisco and on to liberation where nothing was straight-laced or old-fashioned. And everyone, finally, was welcome-to come as themselves. This is not a fairy tale. This was real, mighty real, and disco sensation Sylvester was the piper. Joshua Gamson-a Yale-trained pop culture expert-uses him, a boy who would be fabulous, to lead us through the story of the '70s when a new era of change liberated us from conformity and boredom. Gamson captures the exuberant life, feeling, energy, and fun of a generation's wonderful, magical waking up-from the parties to the dancing and music. The story begins with a little black boy who started with nothing but a really big voice. We follow him from the Gospel chorus to the glory days in the Castro where a generation shook off its shame as Sylvester sang and began his rise as part of a now-notorious theatrical troup called the Cockettes. Celebrity, sociology, and music history mingle and merge around this endlessly entertaining story of a singer who embodied the freedom, spirit, and flamboyance of a golden moment in American culture.

The New Left Revisited

Author: John Campbell McMillian,Paul Buhle

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592137978

Category: History

Page: 281

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Starting with the premise that it is possible to say something significantly new about the 1960s and the New Left, the contributors to this volume trace the social roots, the various paths, and the legacies of the movement that set out to change America. As members of a younger generation of scholars, none of them (apart from Paul Buhle) has first-hand knowledge of the era. Their perspective as non-participants enables them to offer fresh interpretations of the regional and ideological differences that have been obscured in the standard histories and memoirs of the period. Reflecting the diversity of goals, the clashes of opinions, and the tumult of the time, these essays will engage seasoned scholars as well as students of the '60s.

The Study Of Educational Politics

The 1994 Commemorative Yearbook Of The Politics Of Education Association 1969-1994

Author: Jay D. Scribner,Donald H. Layton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135718490

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This text is intended to be of use as a guide for students, scholars and researchers of the politics of education and of educational policy studies. The comprehensive work surveys major trends between 1969 and 1994, with chapters synthesising political and policy developments at local, national and state levels in the US as well as in the international arena. The text contains in-depth examinations of the emerging micropolitics of the field of education as well as policy analysis and cultural and feminist studies, and bibliographies are provided at the end of each chapter.; Designed as both a text and a reference volume, this special yearbook was planned in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Politics of Education Association in 1994.

The Murmurmontis, 1930 (Classic Reprint)

Author: West Virginia Wesleyan College

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780364503911

Category:

Page: 208

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Excerpt from The Murmurmontis, 1930 Piano Graduate, New England Conservatory, Bos ton; post-graduate Work at Boston and Harvard Summer Schools. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Lou

Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball

Author: Lou Piniella,Bill Madden

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062660810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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In this candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir, the beloved New York Yankee legend looks back over his nearly fifty-year career as a player and a manager, sharing insights and stories about some of his most memorable moments and some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball. For nearly five decades, Lou Piniella has been a fixture in Major League Baseball, as an outfielder with the legendary New York Yankees of the 1970s, and as a manager for five teams in both the American and National leagues. With respected veteran sportswriter Bill Madden, Piniella now reflects on his storied career, offering fans a glimpse of life on the field, in the dugout, and inside the clubhouse. Piniella speaks from the heart about his teams and his players, offering a detailed, up-close portrait of the Bronx Zoo’s raucous personalities such as Reggie Jackson and Catfish Hunter, as well as his close friendship with Thurman Munson and his unusual relationship with George Steinbrenner. He also delves deep into his post-Yankee experiences, from winning a World Series for the controversial owner of the Cincinnati Reds, Marge Schott, to transforming the perennial cellar-dwelling Seattle Mariners into one of the league’s best teams. Some of the game’s brightest stars are here: Ken Griffey Jr, Randy Johnson, and Alex Rodriguez, Piniella’s supremely talented and controversial protégé. Throughout his time in the majors, Piniella has witnessed MLB grow into a multi-billion-dollar business. Piniella reflects on those changes, voicing his highly critical opinions on a range of controversial subjects, including steroids. Hilarious and uproarious, filled with eight pages of photos, Lou brings into focus a man whose deeply rooted passion for baseball has defined his life.

Murder at Eastern Columbia

A James Murray Mystery

Author: Christopher Geoffrey Mcpherson,Matt Hinrichs

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781489589613

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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James Murray is a young man with a dream -- he wants to be a writer just like his idol, Dashiell Hammett -- but there's a Depression on, and he's the only one in his family with a job. Even though it's a good job -- clerking in the Junior Boy's department at the swankest new department store in downtown Los Angeles: Eastern Columbia, Broadway at Ninth -- it's not writing. At the end of one typical day at work, there's a scream. James rushes toward the sound and finds his best friend -- co-worker Elizabeth "Bess" Flowers -- apparently shot and lying dead in the Better Furniture department. He finds a note in her purse telling her to be in front of the Orpheum Theater at 5:30 "or else." He looks at his watch: it's nearly that time now. Was she shot by a person she refused to meet? Or by someone who wanted to make sure she didn't make the meeting? James decides to keep the date in front of the theater where, with the help of his good friend, screen-star Charles "Buddy" Rogers, he begins a whirlwind ride through the crepuscular depths of downtown Los Angeles, trying to solve Elizabeth's murder. "Murder at Eastern Columbia" is not like any book you've ever read: Not a single novel, it's two parallel novels, featuring two heroes, working two murders in two different versions of 1930s Los Angeles. Join James and his alter ego as they each try to solve the murder of the girl with sorrel-colored hair. His hard-boiled alter ego -- neither a private detective nor a police officer: just someone "who wants to help" -- needs to find out who's trying to pin the murder on him, but finds himself in a jam: "Yeh. Strawberry preserves. All the way up to my neck." Two men in two stories work their way through downtown Los Angeles following clews, interviewing people who might know something, going from location to location, with one goal in mind: find out who might have wanted the girl dead. Along the way they meet a rich cast of characters including the notorious gangster, a gorgeous raven-haired dame, the beautiful young boy whose love is his undoing, a young doctor whose specialty is cancer research, the cleaning lady with a secret addiction, the struggling piano player who just wants to keep his nose clean, the gum-popping pawn-shop clerk and the sultry Chinese apartment manager who tries to hide behind the mysteries of the Orient. "Murder at Eastern Columbia" is filled with twists, turns and a climactic scene along the dizzying heights of the observation deck atop the brand new Los Angeles City Hall. Come along for the ride in this James Murray mystery: the story of a young guy, a kid really, who dreams of something better.

It's Hard to Fight Naked

Author: Niecy Nash

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451687745

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Niecy Nash is already known as a relationship expert thanks to her popular weekly web series on Yahoo!, “Let’s Talk About Love.” Her relatable charm and signature sense of humor shine on topics, ranging from “Why Women Date Bad Boys” to “Why Men Cheat” and “Online Dating Tips.” Now the popular comedian and television actress brings all her expertise to her new relationship book. In You Can't Fight Naked, Niecy gives a fresh, fun spin on finding true love—and staying smitten. A self-proclaimed “hopeless romantic” who got married at the young age of twenty-one, only to find herself back on the dating scene after her divorce at thirty-five (and discovering a “hot, buttery new love” soon afterward), Niecy has seen it all, and she’s ready to share her hard-earned wisdom! Niecy strives to help you think differently about matters of the heart, making the search for love a simple endeavor and not intimidating or complicated. Through personal experiences, anecdotes, and endearing Niecy-isms, You Can't Fight Naked will inspire, motivate, and educate you to experience love in a satisfying, new way.

The School Choice Hoax

Fixing America's Schools

Author: Ronald G. Corwin,Joe Schneider

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275986957

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The School Choice Hoax re-directs the nation's attention from the misleading hard sell for charter schools and education vouchers to the realities; rather than competing, choice schools and public schools should be cooperating to provide improved education across the spectrum.

Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults

The Nation's Top Programs

Author: Mary K. Chelton,Young Adult Library Services Association

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: 9780838907863

Category: Education

Page: 78

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Shares the details of thirty successful young adult programs recognized by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Recollections, the Detroit Years

The Motown Sound by the People who Made it

Author: Jack Ryan

Publisher: Glendower Media

ISBN: 9780914303046

Category: African American singers

Page: 237

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Includes updates on many of the performers.

There Was a Little Girl

The Real Story of My Mother and Me

Author: Brooke Shields

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698186230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir. Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Brooke's iconic modeling career began by chance when she was only eleven months old, and Teri's skills as both Brooke's mother and manager were formidable. But in private she was troubled and drinking heavily. As Brooke became an adult the pair made choices and sacrifices that would affect their relationship forever. And when Brooke’s own daughters were born she found that her experience as a mother was shaped in every way by the woman who raised her. But despite the many ups and downs, Brooke was by Teri’s side when she died in 2012, a loving daughter until the end. Only Brooke knows the truth of the remarkable, difficult, complicated woman who was her mother. And now, in an honest, open memoir about her life growing up, Brooke will reveal stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.

Queen of the Oddballs

And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan

Author: Hillary Carlip

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061877735

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A hilariously offbeat memoir about an adventurous young woman's escapades as she defies conventions and transforms an ordinary Los Angeles life into a star-studded, extraordinary miracle of self-discovery. Queen of the Oddballs forms a chronology of Hillary Carlip's habitual straying from roads more traveled -- from a wisecracking third-grader suspended from school for smoking (while imitating Holly Golightly) to a headline-making teen activist, juggler and fire eater, friend (NOT "fan") of Carly Simon and Carole King, grand prize-winning Gong Show contestant, cult rock star, and seeker of spiritual and romantic truths that definitely defy expectations. Illustrated with ephemera -- from diary entries and photographs to a handwritten letter from Carly Simon -- Queen of the Oddballs presents a virtual time capsule of pop culture's last four decades and celebrates a creative life lived to the hilt.

Established in Eden

Author: Carole C. Carlson

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company

ISBN: 9780800709433

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 157

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International Architecture Yearbook 7

Author: Images Publishing,Images Australia Pty Ltd

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864701036

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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A valuable resource, containing the finest architectural projects worldwide. All projects are illustrated with stunning photographs, informative plans and detailed text. A comprehensive index lists the projects by name in alphabetical order while the con