Battling the Student Engagement Front: Fresh Tactics in a Tortured Turnaround Struggle

Battling the Student Engagement Front: Fresh Tactics in a Tortured Turnaround Struggle

by Justin A. Collins

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ISBN-13: 9781610487542
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Justin A. Collins holds undergraduate and Master degrees from the University of Virginia along with MBA, Ph.D. (K-12 Educational Administration) and law degrees from the University of Missouri.Collins returned home to Southwest Missouri and currently resides in Springfield.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1: Grand Promises, Austere Means
Survival of the Fittest
Large Returns on Large Investments
The Economic Bedrock
It’s Raining Outside
The Funding Maze
Fixing Broken Schools by Fixing Broken Finance Systems?
2: The Fairness of the Playing Field: Funding Equity and Adequacy
Passion Finds the Classroom
Taking a Look Under the Finance Hood
Big Four Funding Practices
Kentucky and Ohio Revisited
3: Robe Policymaking
Slaying the Messenger
Bench Players
Swirling Sociological Winds
The Jurisprudential Crystal Ball
4: Changing Schools Through Changed Pedagogy
What’s Going Through Teachers’ Minds
What Money Can’t Buy
The Instructional Practices Inventory Described
Understanding Not Just the Machinery, But the Underlying Processes
Surveys Showing the Promise of Change
Appreciating Building-Level Differences in Numerical Terms
Reform Mechanics by the Numbers : How Excellent Schools Do It
5: Spare the Flying Cars
Prepare for Takeoff
Gaping Disparities
If It’s Not Broken, Fix It?
The Power of One
Options in the Accountability Age

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Changed my entire view on teaching, recommend to all new teachers!!! :D