Education's Flashpoints: Upside Down or Set-Up to Fail

Education's Flashpoints: Upside Down or Set-Up to Fail

by Jim Dueck

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475813173
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/30/2014
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jim Dueck’s experience in education spans more than 35 years. Beginning as a teacher at West Dover Elementary School in Calgary in 1970, Jim soon stepped into the role of principal and then served for 13 years in district administration in British Columbia eventually becoming superintendent of Abbotsford, and later Nanaimo Ladysmith School Divisions. While working, Jim continued his post secondary studies, obtaining Baccalaureate and Masters degrees in education from the University of Calgary and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface
Introduction
1.A Blissful Past Disrupted
2.“Holster” Your Anger
3.Accountability: Investment or Expense?
4.Class Size: Working or Learning Condition?
5.Paying Teachers for the Wrong Things
6.Students Are More Accountable Than Educators
7.Trust or Accountability
8.Teacher Gender and Fairness to Boys
9.Why is Tenure Such a Villain?
10. “Continuous Pass” and “All Pass” are Unwelcome Twins
11.Democratizing Education
12.Striking is Wrongheaded
13.School Boards Misplaced Priorities
14.Coaches Should Not Evaluate
15.What Gets Measured Gets Taught
16.The Unfairness of Prolonged Summer Vacations
17.The Pain of the Twelve Month Window
18.Measuring Leadership
19.Going from Upside-down to Right-way Up


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