Reframing Community Partnerships in Education

Reframing Community Partnerships in Education Author Miguel A. Guajardo
ISBN-10 9781317555599
Release 2015-09-16
Pages 198
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Reframing Community Partnerships in Education provides both the theoretical framework as well as a practical guide to engage educators in interdisciplinary, inter-organizational, multicultural, and multi-generational work to improve the social fabric of communities. Using case examples of best practice, this book explores transformational practices for community development, community building, and civic engagement. Featuring "Community Learning Exchange" pedagogies adaptable to a wide range of contexts, this book encourages educators—through use of participatory practices and a collective leadership model—to build stronger communities and advance learning for all.

The Future of the Urban Community College Shaping the Pathways to a Mutiracial Democracy

The Future of the Urban Community College  Shaping the Pathways to a Mutiracial Democracy Author Gunder Myran
ISBN-10 9781118812082
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 120
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Urban community colleges--and the cities they serve--are undergoing rapid, multidimensional changes in response to new conditions and demands. The challenge for all community colleges, regardless of size or location, is to reinvent themselves so they can better meet the particular needs of their respective communities. This national higher-education mandate is vital to democracy itself, especially given the multiracial nature of metropolitan areas, where challenges and opportunities have always been most pronounced. This volume looks at how urban colleges are vigorously exploring new strategies for sustainability and success. Some of the most prominent practitioners examine every major aspect of the change-engagement process, including the role of governing boards, workforce development, community partnerships, and redesign of outdated business and finance models. This is the 162nd volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series, an essential guide for presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, this quarterly provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.

Service Learning Essentials

Service Learning Essentials Author Barbara Jacoby
ISBN-10 9781118944011
Release 2014-10-08
Pages 352
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Service-Learning Essentials is the resource you need to help you develop high-quality service-learning experiences for college students. Written by one of the field's leading experts and sponsored by Campus Compact, the book is the definitive work on this high-impact educational practice. Service-learning has been identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as having been widely tested and shown to be beneficial to college students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Organized in an accessible question-and-answer format, the book responds clearly and completely to the most common questions and concerns about service-learning. Each chapter addresses issues related to individual practice as well as to the collective work of starting and developing a service-learning center or program, with examples drawn from a variety of disciplines, situations, and institutional types. The questions range from basic to advanced and the answers cover both the fundamentals and complexities of service-learning. Topics include: Determining what service-learning opportunities institutions should offer How to engage students in critical reflection in academic courses and in cocurricular experiences Best practices for developing and sustaining mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships Integrating service-learning into the curriculum in all disciplines and at all levels, as well as various areas of student life outside the classroom Assessing service-learning programs and outcomes The dilemmas of service-learning in the context of power and privilege The future of service-learning in online and rapidly globalizing environments Service-learning has virtually limitless potential to enable colleges and universities to meet their goals for student learning while making unique contributions to addressing unmet local, national, and global needs. However, in order to realize these benefits, service-learning must be thoughtfully designed and carefully implemented. This easy-to-use volume contains everything faculty, leaders, and staff members need to know about service-learning to enhance communities, improve higher education institutions, and educate the next generation of citizens, scholars, and leaders.

Keeping Students in Higher Education

Keeping Students in Higher Education Author David P. Moxley
ISBN-10 0749430885
Release 2001
Pages 195
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This text examines the issues surrounding student drop-outs and presents a practical guide to identifying reasons for drop out and developing solutions to the problem of retaining students in higher education.

From Silos to Systems

From Silos to Systems Author Sally B. Kilgore
ISBN-10 9781452296272
Release 2010-11-16
Pages 224
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Transform your school’s culture from the inside out You're stunned by the increase in student absenteeism this year and wish you had the luxury of investigating all of the possible causes. From Silos to Systems provides specific application steps for engaging all staff in a systematic approach to dealing with the various causes of schoolwide problems. School leaders who have used this approach find numerous benefits: Teachers have a way for their voices to be heard Principals spend less time integrating all the concerns of various advisory groups Educators realize more dramatic results from their efforts

Annual Meeting Program

Annual Meeting Program Author American Educational Research Association
ISBN-10 01639676
Release 2008
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Annual Meeting Program has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Annual Meeting Program also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Annual Meeting Program book for free.

Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions

Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education  The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions Author Lorilee R, Sandmann
ISBN-10 9781118216781
Release 2011-10-18
Pages 112
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Leading scholars of engagement analyze data from the first wave of community-engaged institutions as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The analyses collectively serve as a statement about the current status of higher education community engagement in the United States. Eschewing the usual arguments about why community engagement is important, this volume presents the first large-scale stocktaking about the nature and extent of the institutionalization of engagement in higher education. Aligned with the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification framework, the dimensions of leading, student learning, partnering, assessing, funding, and rewarding are discussed. This volume recognizes the progress made by this first wave of community-engaged institutions of higher education, acknowledges best practices of these exemplary institutions, and offers recommendations to leaders as a pathway forward. This is the 147th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher-education decision-makers on all kinds of campuses, New Directions for Higher Education provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.

Community University Engagement A Process for Building Democratic Communities

Community University Engagement  A Process for Building Democratic Communities Author Tami L. Moore
ISBN-10 9781118917466
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 152
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As the emphasis on economic development through community-university engagement intensifies, educators and policy makers must learn to think differently about the engagement process. This is particularly true when a narrowly defined group of leaders sets the engagement agenda, and those who are traditionally underrepresented continue to be marginalized in the conversations about their own futures. Emphasizing the importance of community as a context for engagement and building strong relationships over time, Moore calls on institutional leaders to intentionally facilitate broad participation by all members of a community in discussions about how and in what direction the community will develop. This is the second issue of the 40th volume of the Josse-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing criical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

New Hope for Urban High Schools

New Hope for Urban High Schools Author Lisa Gonsalves
ISBN-10 0275991652
Release 2007
Pages 244
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This book on high school reform addresses why the U.S. dropout rate is still too high despite many reform efforts, why far too many graduates are not prepared for college, and why our high school students still fall short on international competitions.

Action Learning in Schools

Action Learning in Schools Author Peter Aubusson
ISBN-10 9780415475143
Release 2009
Pages 144
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This study explains the interactions of action learning with teacher development, professional learning, community building, leadership and change, illustrating that it becomes part of what teachers do to improve teaching and learning.

Restructuring Schools for Collaboration

Restructuring Schools for Collaboration Author Diana G. Pounder
ISBN-10 0791437450
Release 1998
Pages 184
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A comprehensive discussion, from multiple perspectives, of the complex nature of school collaboration efforts.

Research Actionable Knowledge and Social Change

Research  Actionable Knowledge  and Social Change Author Edward P. St. John
ISBN-10 9781579227357
Release 2013
Pages 253
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The new series that looks afresh at how theory and research methods can inform change, and integrate social justice in economic and policy decision making Actionable Research for Social Justice in Education Series With a commitment to promoting social justice and reducing inequalities in education, this series aims to promote research and interventions that support social transformation through collaborations of researchers with leaders in schools and colleges. The series informs reform in practice, teaching, organizations, and policy. A professional text written for social science researchers and practitioners, Research, Actionable Knowledge and Social Change provides strategies and frameworks for using social science research to engage in critical social and educational problem solving. Combining the best practices of critical analysis and traditional research methods, this professional text offers guidance for using the Action Inquiry Model (AIM), a transformative model that explains how to successfully conduct action-oriented research in a multitude of professional service organizations. The aim of the text is to encourage a new generation of research-based partnerships reforms that promote equity and access for underserved populations. Topics discussed include: * The historical precedents for universities engaged in social change * The limitations of current social science theory and methods * The critical-empirical approach to social research * The issues relating to social justice within the policy decision process * The use of social research to integrate an emphasis of social justice into economic and policy decision making Research, Actionable Knowledge and Social Change does not propose different foundations for social research, but rather argues that it is necessary to reconsider how to work with theory and research methods to inform change. This text can also be used by students enrolled in graduate and Ed.D/Ph.D Higher Education Leadership programs and graduate programs across professional fields including K-12, public administration, sociology, health, cultural studies, organizational development and organizational theory. It further offers students guidance for research design and dissertation research. Actionable Research for Social Justice in Education Series

College Drinking

College Drinking Author George W. Dowdall
ISBN-10 9781579228156
Release 2013-04-30
Pages 336
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Drinking is recognized as one of the most important problems confronting students on campus today, with major impacts on health and safety. This book answers crucial questions about why students drink, examines its complex links to campus crime and sexual assault, and offers new insights on how to address the issue. It differs from other studies of college drinking by dispelling the myth that the problem is universal. Dowdall’s research reveals that the incidence of alcohol abuse varies enormously between colleges, and in doing so identifies interventions and policies that have been effective, and those that have failed. His study is also unique in looking “upstream” at the broader cultural, organizational and social forces that shape this behavior, where most studies focus only on “downstream” behaviors, well after students have selected their college and have started drinking. Students and parents can take action to lower the risk of binge drinking by following the book’s recommendations, and consulting the data it provides about alcohol violations and crime at thousands of colleges. For administrators and student affairs personnel, it both defines and illuminates the issue, and outlines effective interventions.

Urban Youth and Photovoice

Urban Youth and Photovoice Author Melvin Delgado
ISBN-10 9780199381340
Release 2015-02-11
Pages 288
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The past decade brought forth a wave of excitement and promise for researchers and practitioners interested in community practice as an approach based on social justice principles and an embrace of community participatory actions. But, effective community practice is predicated on the availability and use of assessment methods that not only capture and report on conditions, but also simultaneously set the stage for social change efforts. This research, therefore, serves the dual purpose of generating knowledge and also being an integral part of social intervention. Research done in this way, however, requires new tools. Photovoice is one such tool - a form of visual ethnography that invites participants to represent their community or point of view through photographs, accompanied by narratives, to be shared with each other and with a broader community. Urban Youth and Photovoice focuses on the use of this method within urban settings and among adolescents and young adults - a group that is almost naturally drawn to the use of photography (especially digital and particularly in today's era of texting, facebook, and instagram) to showcase photovoice as an important qualitative research method for social workers and others in the social sciences, and providing readers with detailed theoretical and practical account of how to plan, implement, and evaluate the results of a photovoice project focused on urban youth.

Home school and community partnerships

Home  school  and community partnerships Author Larry E. Decker
ISBN-10 0810845210
Release 2003
Pages 284
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Many Americans worry about what they see as a growing gulf between the American public and its public schools. Troubling trends seem to indicate a fraying relationship among families, schools, and communities. Education reform has become the topic of many conversations as well as books and articles. There is widespread agreement that schools and education curricula need to be fixed, but there is no agreement on how this can be accomplished. Educators across the nation are implementing ideas and strategies that are making a difference in children's lives and in the health and well being of our communities. Structured in ten chapters, this book will help educators weave some of the best ideas for creating and sustaining family and community engagement into a comprehensive home-school-community partnership program tailored to their own communities. Website references and URLs for additional exploration are included. For educational leaders, teachers, and family and community advocates interested in creating and maintaining home-school-community partnerships and collaborative initiatives.

Consultation Theory and Practice

Consultation Theory and Practice Author Christine Anlauf Sabatino
ISBN-10 9780199395873
Release 2014-03-28
Pages 208
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School social workers engage in different forms of consultation on a daily basis, yet they rarely think about or describe this work as 'consultation.' Further, school social work practice research finds that consultation is among the most frequently performed practice tasks, yet consultation is rarely defined in school social work literature or research. This book adapts the consultation theory and practice framework put forward by June Gallessich (1982) that defines consultation in specific terms and proposes that there are six models of consultation. These models are organizational consultation, program consultation, education and training consultation, mental health consultation, behavioral consultation, and clinical case consultation. The models are differentiated according to their problem focus, outcome goal, intervention methods, change processes, power base, and value system. School social work consultation services are an important pathway to help school systems fulfill their educational mission and to help school personnel become more effective in their professional work. It is consistent with current trends in educational policy that call upon school social workers to take a multisystem approach to addressing school needs on a school-wide, class-wide, or individual level. The overarching goal of the book is to provide school social workers with the knowledge, skill, and confidence to implement consultation services. Consultation is a powerful method to 'realize the promise of the whole-school approach' and to help homes, schools, and communities foster school success and student well-being.

Interdisciplinary Community Development

Interdisciplinary Community Development Author Alice K. Johnson Butterfield
ISBN-10 9781136777981
Release 2013-09-27
Pages 276
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Interdisciplinary Community Development: International Perspectives is a unique look at the innovations in interdisciplinary community development around the world. International leaders in geography, public policy, administration, social work, education, and public health explore the latest research, programs, and approaches to promote strategies that foster social justice, health, peace building, and others. This book clearly defines the ambiguous concept of community development, and examines successful strategies and approaches for the betterment of society. Projects highlighting cooperation, collaboration, and the sharing of thoughts and creative ideas are discussed in detail. The volume also offers extensive references, tables, and figures to effectively illustrate ideas and concepts. Other topics in Interdisciplinary Community Development: International Perspectives include: Key issues in the conceptualization and practice of interdisciplinary community collaboration and development (ICCD) Methods to develop community networks for the promotion of social rights and peace building in the Middle East Approaches for community development in communities with limited economic resources, low-level literacy, and limited access A history of community organization (CO) in India Strategies to develop a coordinated community response system to domestic violence An international university-to-university collaborative project in Nigeria to share knowledge across disciplines Interdisciplinary community practice to promote the development of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Croatia Romania’s Pentru Voi Fundatia as a ’best practice’ model of interdisciplinary community development (ICD) Research to assess the quality of life of residents who have had community development intervention Interdisciplinary Community Development: International Perspectives is a valuable resource for social workers, organizers, planners, policymakers, and activists.