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Fallacies in education : why schools are mired in mediocrity

Author: Randy K Trani; Robert K Irvine
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Identifies key characteristics of effective schools, discussing school and class size, culture, funding, and other related topics, and argues that many schools are designed around incorrect assumptions about education.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy K Trani; Robert K Irvine
ISBN: 9781607094685 1607094681 9781607094678 1607094673 9781607094692 160709469X
OCLC Number: 429475634
Description: xi, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Common knowledge that gets in the way of excellence --
Six secrets to creating an excellent school --
School size and excellence : is bigger more efficient? Or, commonly held beliefs about the benefits of big schools --
Configuring instruction for excellence : continuous-progress model versus grade level, curriculum-oriented model --
Middle school : a new approach leads to excellence --
High school : excellence in the spotlight --
Creating and maintaining a culture of excellence --
Tailor school, schedules, and approaches to the local community --
Funding excellent schools --
Preventing excellence : bandaging self-inflicted wounds --
The future and thoughts on trends toward and away from excellence --
How to create an excellent school if you are a : parent, teacher, student, administrator, or school board member --
Pathway to excellence : next steps and conclusions --
Appendix : Multi-age resources and FAQs.
Responsibility: Randy K. Trani and Robert K. Irvine.

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This book argues for a complete reassessment of the ways schools are conceived, organized, operated and managed. Authors Trani and Irvine challenge traditional assumptions about grade levels,  Read more...

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