Inspiring Greatness In Education

Author: Edward Zigler
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199897840
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One of the major domestic policy issues of our time is whether our nation can provide a more effective educational experience for our children. Economists have stressed that the quality of our educational system eventually defines the ability of our workforce, which in turn affects our competitive position in the world market. This issue has earned increasing attention in light of recent reports that students in many nations perform at higher levels of educational competence than children in America's schools. Inspiring Greatness in Education describes the 21st Century Schools program (21C), a whole-school reform model developed by Edward Zigler over 20 years ago and since then has been in a constant state of testing, implementation, and scaling up. The goal of 21C is to promote optimal child development, which should become manifest in sound educational performance. In practice, 21C provides preschool education as well as good-quality child care before and during the school years, in combination with a number of other family supports. This book will provide an in-depth case study examination of the experience of the Independence School District in Independence, Missouri. The Independence School District embraced School of the 21st Century concepts in 1988, becoming the first urban school district in the nation to do so. This book reveals and documents Independence School District's success as a national model for 21C programming, as well as the experiences, testimonials and opinions of parents, students, teachers, administrators and community officials. By focusing on the impetus and history of the 21C concept, its organic evolution and its applications at the Independence School District, this book is designed to inform, educate, and inspire all who read it and to serve as a model for other school districts that want to achieve similar successes.

The Leader In Me

Author: Stephen R. Covey
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439136467
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The world has entered an era of the most profound and challenging change in human history. Most of our children are not prepared, and we know it. Parents around the world see the change and know that the traditional three R's -- reading, writing, and arithmetic -- are necessary, but not enough. Their children need to become far more responsible, creative, and tolerant of differences. They need to increase their ability to think for themselves, take initiative, get along with others, and solve problems. Business leaders are not finding people whose skills and character match the demands of today's global economy, including strong communication, teamwork, analytical, technology, and organizational skills. They need young people who are self-motivated, creative, and have a strong work ethic. How will we bridge this ever-widening gap? The Leader in Me is the story of the extraordinary schools, parents, and business leaders around the world who are preparing the next generation to meet the great challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. In 1999, the A.B. Combs Elementary School in North Carolina was on the verge of being cut as a magnet school and needed to find new ways to educate its students. Teachers and administrators began teaching practical, principle-based leadership skills -- with remarkable results. In a short time, the number of students passing end-of-grade tests vaulted from 84 to 97 percent. Simultaneously, the school began reporting significant increases in students' self-confidence, dramatic drops in discipline problems, and striking increases in teacher and administrator job satisfaction. Parents, meanwhile, reported equivalent improvements in their children's attitudes and behavior at home. As news of the school's success spread, schools around the world began adopting the mantra to "develop leaders, one child at a time." Business and civic leaders started partnering with schools in their communities to sponsor teacher training and student resources. Each school and family approached the principles differently, but the results were the same -- attentive, energized young people engaging in the world around them. The best way to prepare the next generation for the future is to emphasize the value of communication, cooperation, initiative, and unique, individual talent -- for nothing undermines confidence more than comparison. Whether in the classroom or at home, it is never too early to start applying leadership skills to everyday life. Drawing on the many techniques and examples that have already seen incredible success around the world, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today's young people, businesses, parents, and educators -- one that is perfectly matched to the global demands of the twenty-first century.

The Academy

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The Independent

Author: Leonard Bacon
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Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527503742
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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.

Books In Print 2004 2005

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Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Congressional Record Volume 152 Part 1

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The Indian Libertarian

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Der 8 Weg

Author: Stephen R. Covey
Editor: GABAL Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3897495740
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In dem wohl wichtigsten Managementbuch des Jahres (Hamburger Abendblatt) definiert Covey Führung neu. Wir leben im Zeitalter der Wissensarbeit. Doch wir verwenden immer noch das Führungsmodell des Industriezeitalters. Wir managen Menschen wie Dinge, betrachten Mitarbeiter als Kostenfaktor und motivieren mit Zuckerbrot und Peitsche. Und wundern uns, warum unsere Mitarbeiter und Unternehmen in der Mittelmäßigkeit verharren. Dabei ruft unsere Gegenwart nach Sinnhaftigkeit und leidenschaftlicher UmSetzung. Stephen R. Covey, Autor des Management-Klassikers Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität, zeigt in seinem neuen Werk, dass dafür der Mensch mit all seinen Potenzialen im Mittelpunkt stehen muss. Gute Führungskräfte helfen anderen dabei, ihr Potenzial zu entwickeln. Und wissen auch, dass sie bei sich selbst beginnen müssen, wenn sie Veränderung wollen. Dazu braucht es Vision, Disziplin, Leidenschaft und Gewissen. Das Buch bietet eine Fülle von Anregungen für alle, die ihr Führungsverhalten selbstkritisch überdenken wollen.