Hidden Dangers: Subtle Signs of Failing Schools [NOOK Book]

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The Hidden Dangers in our schools have grown and intensified over the last few years; so much so that I was compelled to write a second edition to Hidden Dangers: Subtle Signs of Failing Schools. Our schools are complex places; each with its own unique climate, administration, faculty, students, parents and community members.
Clearly, schools do not work in a vacuum; each is affected by the much larger society, government and economy. In this new edition we will be introduced ...
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Overview

The Hidden Dangers in our schools have grown and intensified over the last few years; so much so that I was compelled to write a second edition to Hidden Dangers: Subtle Signs of Failing Schools. Our schools are complex places; each with its own unique climate, administration, faculty, students, parents and community members.
Clearly, schools do not work in a vacuum; each is affected by the much larger society, government and economy. In this new edition we will be introduced to the interplay of these facets and how they can help and in some cases hinder our schools, our teachers, and our students from thriving. We also learn why it is more complicated now than ever, and the stakes are even higher than when Hidden Dangers was originally published back in 2008
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Editorial Reviews

Deborah Meier
The level of anxiety about our children's schooling needs some grounding. Betsy Gunzelmann's book helps us be more specific about the real dangers—which aren't because we have the wrong kids, parents or teachers, but because we increasingly reinvent ways to cripple schools, and thus kids, by unexamined assumptions. She neatly and deftly lays them out chapter by chapter.
Diane Connell
Betsy Gunzelmann, (educator and psychologist) will be regarded as a prophet speaking of ways to save our ailing educational system. She uncovers some surprising hidden dangers in our schools, AND provides us with remedies to fix them! This is a book that needed to be written; the issues it unveils will be on both Democratic and Republican Education platforms in 2008.
Dr. Francis Doucette
In Hidden Dangers: Subtle Signs of Failing Schools Betsy Gunzelmann presents a fresh and unique perspective at the conditions and climate of our schools. With the analytical skills, shaped by her experiences as a psychotherapist, she systematically examines the journey that too many of our children travel towards mediocrity and failure. Her disciplined approach, informed and shaped by her role as college professor, creates a context by which the not-so-obvious signs of danger challenging the well-being of our academic enterprise can be examined. Yet while analytic skills and research strength serve her well, it is the compassion of a teacher that is the heart of this book. Difficult issues examined and possible solutions recommended. Dr. Gunzelman is clearly not an uninvolved bystander. [This book] is her wake-up call for all who care about our schools and what goes in them.
Thomas J. Cottle
Betsy Gunzelmann's Hidden Dangers is at the same time a lovely and yet forceful examination of one of America's most pressing and vexing issues. With straightforward, even kindly prose, Professor Gunzelmann enlightens us on the matters of the crises in our schools, offers beautiful interpretations, and even more, solutions to the problems she addresses. Her book emerges as a primer in a significant field of educational psychology. It ought to be required reading for students, teachers, administrators, and parents, which means just about all of us.
Michael Noonan
This book is one people have been waiting for though they may not always have known it. It meets the needs of parents who may not have realized there are alternatives other than those they've been offered, and questions not always recognized or addressed. It is also a book for teachers, who have seen situations but might not recognize the fullness of what they may entail; or, who have felt they were more alone than there was need to be. Perhaps, even more so this is a book for administrators, superintendents, and members of school boards, or of government—the people charged with developing processes and procedures. Dr. Gunzelmann gives them questions to consider, options to pursue, and ways to respond respectfully and effectively to essential issues, ones overlooked to the disadvantage of all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610485500
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 12/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 949 KB

Meet the Author

Betsy Gunzelmann is Professor of Psychology at Southern New Hampshire University and author of several articles involved with improving our schools. She has worked in the field for over 30 years and is a psychologist, educator, and parent concerned with issues hindering our children’s education.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Reader’s Note
Acknowledgments
Part One: The Complexity of Education: Conceptualization of Hidden Dangers
1 Understanding Hidden Dangers is More Complicated than Ever!
2 Cutting Edge Updates: Research-Based Education What We Can and Must Do!
3 A Necessary Foundation to Identify Hidden Dangers
4 Understanding Hidden Dangers: Is This Your School?
Part Two: Specific Hidden Dangers
5 Hidden Assumptions, Attitudes and Procedures
6 Hidden Dangers in Testing
7 Hidden Dangers in Labeling
8 Hidden Dangers: Racial, Socio-Economic and Gender Inequities in Our Schools
9 Hidden Dangers: Paradoxical Safety Problems in Our Schools
10 Hidden Dangers in Our School Buildings
Part Three: Hope and Change for Our Schools
11 Safe and Healthy School Climates
12 Transcending Hidden Dangers for All Children
References
About the Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2007

    A Wake Up Call for America.

    Dr. Betsy Gunzelmann brilliantly identifies the issues that are currently facing American public education in her newly released book, Hidden Dangers: Subtle Signs of Failing Schools. She gives Americans 'and those from other corners of the world' hope for a more profound and peaceful future. She addresses some concerning topics that have for a long time been ignored, and even more importantly provides solutions for a resolution to such issues. I strongly believe that when taken into consideration Gunzelmann's recommendations will sustain a system of educations that is more rewarding for parents, students, teachers and administrators alike.

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