Letters To A Young Education Reformer

Author: Frederick M. Hess
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 1682530248
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In Letters to a Young Education Reformer, Frederick M. Hess distills knowledge from twenty-five years of working in and around school reform. Inspired by his conversations with young, would-be reformers who are passionate about transforming education, the book offers a window into Hess’s thinking about what education reform is and should be. Hess writes that “reform is more a matter of how one thinks about school improvement than a recital of programs and policy proposals.” Through his essays, he explores a range of topics, including: -Talkers and Doers -The Temptations of Bureaucracy -The Value in Talking with Those Who Disagree -Why You Shouldn’t Put Too Much Faith in Experts -Philanthropy and Its Discontents -The Problem with Passion Hess offers personal impressions as well as lessons from notable mistakes he’s observed with the hope that readers will benefit from his frustrations and realizations. As the policy landscape continues to shift, Letters to a Young Education Reformer offers valuable, timely insights to any young person passionate about transforming education—and to not-so-young reformers who are inclined to reflect on their successes and failures.

Blueprint For School System Transformation

Author: Frederick Hess, author of Letters to a Young Education Reformer; director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475804709
Size: 51.68 MB
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In this volume, a team of national experts address the major elements key to system redesign and long-lasting reform, describing in detail the steps needed at the community, school, district and state-level by which to achieve long-lasting reform.

The Montessori Method

Author: Maria Montessori
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742519121
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Provides information on the life and work of Maria Montessori along with an abridged and annotated edition of "The Montessori Method."

Creating Innovators

Author: Tony Wagner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451611498
Size: 80.69 MB
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Reveals the importance of innovation in American global competitiveness, profiling some of today's most compelling young innovators while explaining how they have succeeded through the unconventional methods of parents, teachers, and mentors.