WorldCat Identities

Hoffman, Nancy

Works: 54 works in 114 publications in 2 languages and 4,626 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Instructional films  Directories  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor
Classifications: LB2837, 371.100973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nancy Hoffman
Most widely held works by Nancy Hoffman
Woman's "true" profession : voices from the history of teaching by Nancy Hoffman( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: "Women have always been teachers." So begins this second edition of Nancy Hoffman's classic history of women and the teaching profession in the United States. With this revised collection of her own essays and the writings of early women teachers, Hoffman offers a rich and fascinating portrait of educational life in America. The documents that enrich this volume include autobiographical writings of teachers who practiced between 1830 and 1920. Hoffman's essays probe the socioeconomic factors that led women into teaching, analyze the roles that women teachers played in effecting social change, and assess the impact of urbanization and bureaucracy on teaching. This second edition greatly expands on and revises the central focus of the original book, drawing on several decades of feminist research and analysis that was not available when the first edition was published. In addition, it includes a thoroughly reconsidered account of the relationship between race and education, together with archival materials written by Black women teachers that were not known at the time of the first edition. A book that explores the full range of contributions, challenges, successes, and frustrations that marked these early teacher's careers, Woman's "True" Profession is an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the teaching profession
Women working : an anthology of stories and poems( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spenser's pastorals : the shepheardes calender and Colin Clout by Nancy Hoffman( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schooling in the workplace : how six of the world's best vocational education systems prepare young people for jobs and life by Nancy Hoffman( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Which non-American education systems best prepare young people for fulfilling jobs and successful adult lives? And what can the United States, where far too many young people currently enter adulthood without adequate preparation for the twenty-first-century job market, learn, adopt, and adapt from these other systems? In this work the author addresses these questions head on, arguing that "the smartest and quickest route to a wide variety of occupations for the majority of young people in the successful countries, not a default for failing students, is a vocational program that integrates work and learning." As she notes, the programs that successfully integrate work and learning all share a fundamental commitment to helping young people find successful careers: "The purpose is not 'college for all, ' as in the United States today, but rather to provide the education and training young people need to prepare for a career or calling." This book explores the vocational education programs in a wide range of countries, focusing in rich and useful detail on six in particular: Australia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland. Framing these discussions, however, is a persistent focus on American circumstances and challenges. Far more than a survey of six "foreign" programs, this is a book prompted by and organized around the policy and practical challenges facing the United States
Minding the gap : why integrating high school with college makes sense and how to do it by Nancy, Ed Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Minding the gap argues that in today's highly competitive, global economy, all young people need a postsecondary education. Yet only one in ten students from the lowest economic quintile in the United States currently earns a postsecondary credential. This timely and instructive book explores policies and practices that would quickly enable a larger number of low-income and first-generation college students to earn postsecondary degrees. In doing so, Minding the gap calls for a system that thoroughly integrates secondary and postsecondary education -- a system in which a college degree is the goal for all students."--Page 4 of cover
Anytime, anywhere : student-centered learning for schools and teachers by Rebecca E Wolfe( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anytime, Anywhere synthesizes existing research and practices in the emerging field of student-centered learning, and includes profiles of schools that have embraced this approach. Educators have argued that students should be at the center of learning, constructing new knowledge based on what is interesting to them, and receiving guidance in classrooms - or anywhere they may happen to be - from adults with whom they have positive relationships. Now, with the advent of new technologies, researchers are confirming the value of this approach by showing how the human brain and memory work in response to different environments, and how digital tools give students powerful new ways to express what they have learned
Double the numbers : increasing postsecondary credentials for underrepresented youth( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School, the story of American public education( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 2: By 1900, 6% of America's children were graduating from high school; by 1945, 51% graduated. This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education. Also explored are the impact of John Dewey's progressive ideas as well as the development of controversial IQ tests and educational tracking through the efforts of Arthur Bester and Lewis Terman
Teaching guide to accompany Women working : an anthology of stories and poems by Nancy Hoffman and Florence Howe by Florence Howe( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting a positive picture proactive behavior management( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if you could stop a child's negative behavior before it even took place? It's not magic, but it is proactive behavior management. This video illustrates techniques adults can use to help children manage their behavior in an encouraging, nurturing, and positive manner while supporting each child's self-esteem. The proactive / preventive strategies included focus on addressing the child as a whole person, teaching without criticizing, and the difference between discipline and punishment
Directory of women scholars in the modern languages, 1973 by Modern Language Association of America( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring science and nature( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains to caregivers how they can foster a child's natural interest in science through the exploration of nature. In exploring their surroundings children construct their own knowledge--examining their everyday world expands their perceptions through observation. To create a developmentally appropriate science and nature curriculum for young children, caregivers can introduce learning processes (observation, classification, comparison, communication, inference, and prediction), skills (using numbers, measurement, space/time relationships), and exploit the excitement of investigative field trips
The Common school 1770-1890( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 1: This program profiles the passionate crusade launched by Thomas Jerrerson and continued by Noah Webster, Horance Mann and others to create a common system of tax-supported schools that would mix people of different backgrounds and reinforce the bonds of democracy in the new nation. But this noble experiment was opposed from the start by racial prejudice and fears of taxation
Structured play gross motor activities for everyday( Visual )

in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The benefits of physical activity for children are endless! This video highlights some of those benefits and shows how structured play--ball games, exercises, and other activities--can help children learn. This film examines developmental appropriateness, movement concepts, skill themes, and equipment, along with demonstrating activities for increasing the children's locomotion movement. It also explains how to plan gross motor activities that are democratic, safe, and supportive for the entire class
OECD Reviews of Migrant Education: Norway 2010( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By international standards, Norway has an inclusive education system. However, immigrant students, on average, have weaker education outcomes than their native peers at all levels of education. Norway is undertaking universal and targeted measures to improve the situation of immigrant students. There is scope to improve access to quality early childhood education and care, especially for immigrant children; enhance capacities of teachers and school leaders to be more responsive to the growing linguistic and cultural diversity of students; mainstream language support into curriculum, teacher education and research; provide more support in vocational education programmes such as technical language acquisition and career guidance; compensate for the gaps in learning environments at home through extending school hours, assisting with homework, providing mentors from immigrant backgrounds and supporting migrant parents; manage regional variations by strengthening accountability of schools and promoting knowledge sharing; and monitor progress and use formative evaluation at all levels
Women, girls, and the culture of education( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training: A Learning for Jobs Review of Korea 2009 by Malgorzata Kuczera( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strengths, challenges and recommendations 5 -Strengths 5 -Challenges 5 -Recommendations 5 Chapter 1. Introduction 7 -1.1 The OECD policy review of Sweden 8 -1.2 The structure of the report 9 -1.3 A snapshot of upper secondary VET in Sweden 9 -1.4 Strengths and challenges in the Swedish VET system 10 Chapter 2. Policy recommendations 15 -2.1 Selection and upper secondary VET 16 -2.2 Developing partnerships among VET stakeholders 18 -2.3 Fair competition among schools 22 -2.4 Better information on labour market outcomes 23 -2.5 Work placement as a lever of change 25 -2.6 Introducing apprenticeship training in Sweden 30 References 37 Annex A. Background information 41 -1. Terms of reference for Sweden 41 -2. Biographical information 42 -3. Programme of the review visits 43 Annex B. International and national statistics 45 -1. Sweden in international comparison 45 -2. Statistical picture of upper secondary VET in Sweden 51
[Nancy Hoffman] : artist file by Nancy Hoffman( )

in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assembled file includes clippings, photographs, reproductions from books and auction catalogs, postcards, press releases, slides, resumes, reviews, exhibition ephemera
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.20 for Painting a ... to 0.89 for OECD Revie ...)

Women working : an anthology of stories and poems
Alternative Names
Hoffman, Nancy

Women working : an anthology of stories and poemsMinding the gap : why integrating high school with college makes sense and how to do itDouble the numbers : increasing postsecondary credentials for underrepresented youth