Beyond Counterfeit Reforms / Edition 200

Beyond Counterfeit Reforms / Edition 200

by Ursula Ahern, Scarecrow Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 081084009X

ISBN-13: 9780810840096

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Have you ever asked yourself, "Why do we do this?" when faced with the day-to-day realities of school, such as report cards, standardized tests, or textbooks? Chances are, if you are like most Americans, you haven't. William Spady has, however, and in "Beyond Counterfeit Reforms" he questions the dead-end assumptions of American education. He asserts a set of five…  See more details below

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Have you ever asked yourself, "Why do we do this?" when faced with the day-to-day realities of school, such as report cards, standardized tests, or textbooks? Chances are, if you are like most Americans, you haven't. William Spady has, however, and in "Beyond Counterfeit Reforms" he questions the dead-end assumptions of American education. He asserts a set of five "research realities" that should be the foundation of any truly learner-centered system: Human Potential, Human Learning, Domains of Living, Future Conditions, and Life Performance. Not only does Spady thoroughly articulate the bad news about the deep organizational flaws in our schools, but he develops the model of a Total Learning Community—a profoundly compelling description of a possible education and society which makes current reform methods look superficial and misguided in comparison.

Author Biography: William Spady is senior partner in ChangeLeaders, an international consulting company dedicated to maximizing personal and organizational effectiveness in business and education, located in Dillon, Colorado. He is known across the globe as a cutting-edge theorist, writer, developer, and leader in new-paradigm models of learning, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and outcome-based learning systems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810840096
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Education Bks.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Moving beyond Education's Dead End Choice1
2Embracing the New Research Realities13
3Total Learning for Total Living29
4Drowning in Old-Paradigm Inertia47
5Exposing the Numbers Game61
6Boxed in by Reform79
7Creating Standards for Transforming Education95
8Step 1: Establishing a Culture of Total Professionalism111
9Step 2: Laying a Foundation of Insight and Inquiry127
10Step 3: Defining Life Performance Learning Essentials145
11Step 4: Ensuring Empowering Learning Experiences163
12Step 5: Mobilizing Resources to Support Learning181
Epilogue: The Culminating Step: Forging an Authentic Future for All Learners195
Invitations to Act201
Bibliography211
About the Author215
About the Contributors216

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