Letters to a Young Education Reformer

Letters to a Young Education Reformer

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

A Vision for Comprehensive Reform in Milwaukee and Beyond

Blueprint for School System Transformation

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

The Origins of an Educational Innovation : Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method

The Montessori Method

Provides information on the life and work of Maria Montessori along with an abridged and annotated edition of "The Montessori Method."

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Congressional Record


Index to Dance Periodicals 2001

The New York Public Library - Performing Arts Research Center

Index to Dance Periodicals 2001

The "Index to Dance Periodicals," prepared by the staff of the Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, indexes current periodical literature on dance and dance-related topics. This "Index" provides easy access for the scholar, student, performer and general interest researcher. From professional to artistic, from scholarly to popular, the articles represent a multitude of topics and issues illustrating the present diversity of the dance field, and are international in scope. Although most of the thousands of articles in each annual volume are in English, three foreign language periodicals have also been indexed. The "Index to Dance Periodicals" supplements the annual "Bibliographic Guide to Dance," which lists bibliographic citations to all forms of materials, including rare treatises and visual materials, cataloged each year by the Dance Division of New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The entire catalog of the Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is cumulated each year in G.K. Hall's annual CD-ROM, "Dance on Disc," which contains more than 200,000 catalog entries, representing all forms of materials. Also, "Dance on Disc" now contains the Dance Division authority file of 165,996 standardized forms of proper names for people, dance companies, titles of choreographic works and subjects. The authority file includes cross-references, clarifying notes, and first performance information for staged choreographed works, including location, date, choreographer, other credits and dance company. Periodicals indexed include: "American Journal of Dance Therapy Attitude: The Dancers? Magazine BalletReview Ballett International/Tanz Aktuell [English edition] Ballett-Journal/Das Tanzarchiv Brolga: an Australian Journal about Dance Choreography and dance Contact Quarterly Current Biography Yearbook" (Occasionally indexed for articles pertinent to the dance field) "Dance Australia Dance Chronicle Dance Europe Dance International Dance Magazine Dance Research (London) Dance Research Journal Dance Teacher (Formerly Dance Teacher Now) Dance Theatre Journal Dancing Times Danser Skating Tanzdrama Magazine "