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Bold Plans for School Restructuring: The New American Schools Designs [NOOK Book]

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Two powerful forces are driving American's demands for better schools -- one longstanding force is idealistic and the other is "new" and economic. The current group of young Americans is in danger of being the first full generation to consistently make less money and enjoy fewer worldly rewards than their parents. The intersection of idealistic and pragmatic forces has produced an era of calls for reform in U.S. education that is unparalleled -- calls that have resulted in the creation of the New American Schools...
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Bold Plans for School Restructuring: The New American Schools Designs

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Overview

Two powerful forces are driving American's demands for better schools -- one longstanding force is idealistic and the other is "new" and economic. The current group of young Americans is in danger of being the first full generation to consistently make less money and enjoy fewer worldly rewards than their parents. The intersection of idealistic and pragmatic forces has produced an era of calls for reform in U.S. education that is unparalleled -- calls that have resulted in the creation of the New American Schools Development Corporation (NASDC). The chapters in this book highlight the path traveled by NASDC -- a private, non-profit corporation charged with creating new, "break the mold" school designs for the 21st century -- and describes the first three years' accomplishments of nine NASDC development teams.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136495274
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 344
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Bold Plans for School Restructuring: Nine Designs from New American Schools 1
Ch. 1 Sharing the Vision: Creating New American Schools 9
Ch. 2 Audrey Cohen College System of Education: Purpose-Centered Education 25
Ch. 3 ATLAS Communities: Authentic Teaching, Learning, and Assessment for All Students 53
Ch. 4 The Co-NECT Design for School Change 75
Ch. 5 The Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound Design 109
Ch. 6 The Modern Red Schoolhouse 139
Ch. 7 Reform at All Levels: National Alliance for Restructuring Education 179
Ch. 8 Roots and Wings: Universal Excellence in Elementary Education 207
Ch. 9 Community Learning Centers 233
Ch. 10 Los Angeles Learning Centers: An Initiative of Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Educational Partnership 261
Ch. 11 Lessons Learned: RAND's Formative Assessment of NAS's Phase 2 Demonstration Effort 289
App Contact Information for New American Schools and the Design Teams 325
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