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Visual Thinking Strategies

Using Art to Deepen Learning Across School Disciplines
Philip Yenawine

2014 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice

“What’s going on in this picture?”

With this one question and a carefully chosen work of art, teachers can start their students down a path toward deeper learning and other skills now encouraged by the Common Core State Standards. The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) teaching method has been successfully implemented in schools, districts, and cultural institutions nationwide, including bilingual schools in California, West Orange Public Schools in New Jersey, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Visual Thinking Strategies

Using Art to Deepen Learning Across School Disciplines
Philip Yenawine

2014 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice

“What’s going on in this picture?”

With this one question and a carefully chosen work of art, teachers can start their students down a path toward deeper learning and other skills now encouraged by the Common Core State Standards. The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) teaching method has been successfully implemented in schools, districts, and cultural institutions nationwide, including bilingual schools in California, West Orange Public Schools in New Jersey, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Visual Thinking Strategies for Preschool

Using Art to Enhance Literacy and Social Skills
Philip Yenawine

Visual Thinking Strategies for Preschool shows how teachers can add visual thinking strategies (VTS) to their existing curriculum to encourage language, critical thinking, and social skills for children ages three to five. In this sequel to his popular book, Visual Thinking Strategies, author Philip Yenawine describes using art and other visual experiences to create engaging and powerful learner-centered environments for young children just beginning their formal school experience.
 

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What Excellent Community Colleges Do

Preparing All Students for Success
Joshua S. Wyner, Foreword by Anthony P. Carnevale

In What Excellent Community Colleges Do, Joshua S. Wyner draws on the insights and evidence gained in administering the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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What Excellent Community Colleges Do

Preparing All Students for Success
Joshua S. Wyner, Foreword by Anthony P. Carnevale

In What Excellent Community Colleges Do, Joshua S. Wyner draws on the insights and evidence gained in administering the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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What Next?

Educational Innovation and Philadelphia’s School of the Future
Edited by Mary Cullinane and Frederick M. Hess

What Next? offers a detailed study of the School of the Future's first three years (2006–2009) revealing what the School of the Future can teach us about high school redesign, public-private partnerships, and the use of technology in school reform.

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What Next?

Educational Innovation and Philadelphia’s School of the Future
Edited by Mary Cullinane and Frederick M. Hess

What Next? offers a detailed study of the School of the Future's first three years (2006–2009) revealing what the School of the Future can teach us about high school redesign, public-private partnerships, and the use of technology in school reform.

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When Research Matters

How Scholarship Influences Education Policy
Edited by Frederick M. Hess, foreword by Lorraine M. McDonnell

When Research Matters considers the complex and crucially important relationship between education research and policy.

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When Research Matters

How Scholarship Influences Education Policy
Edited by Frederick M. Hess, foreword by Lorraine M. McDonnell

When Research Matters considers the complex and crucially important relationship between education research and policy.

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When School Policies Backfire

How Well-Intended Measures Can Harm Our Most Vulnerable Students
Edited by Michael A. Gottfried and Gilberto Q. Conchas

Like medical practitioners, educators share the moral obligation to “first, do no harm.” But as this provocative volume shows, education policies do not always live up to this ideal, especially policies intended to help our most vulnerable students. When School Policies Backfire draws our attention to education policies designed to help disadvantaged students that instead had the perverse effect of harming them by exacerbating the very problems they were intended to solve.

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When School Policies Backfire

How Well-Intended Measures Can Harm Our Most Vulnerable Students
Edited by Michael A. Gottfried and Gilberto Q. Conchas

Like medical practitioners, educators share the moral obligation to “first, do no harm.” But as this provocative volume shows, education policies do not always live up to this ideal, especially policies intended to help our most vulnerable students. When School Policies Backfire draws our attention to education policies designed to help disadvantaged students that instead had the perverse effect of harming them by exacerbating the very problems they were intended to solve.

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Why Knowledge Matters

Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. 

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Why Knowledge Matters

Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. 

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With the Best of Intentions

How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K-12 Education
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

Bringing together a mix of researchers and practitioners, With the Best of Intentions examines the major goals of recent philanthropic efforts and looks at some of the key lessons--for educators, philanthropists, policymakers, and community leaders--of philanthropic contributions to schools and school systems.

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With the Best of Intentions

How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K-12 Education
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

Bringing together a mix of researchers and practitioners, With the Best of Intentions examines the major goals of recent philanthropic efforts and looks at some of the key lessons--for educators, philanthropists, policymakers, and community leaders--of philanthropic contributions to schools and school systems.

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With the Best of Intentions

How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K-12 Education
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

Bringing together a mix of researchers and practitioners, With the Best of Intentions examines the major goals of recent philanthropic efforts and looks at some of the key lessons--for educators, philanthropists, policymakers, and community leaders--of philanthropic contributions to schools and school systems.

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Woman's "True" Profession, 2nd edition

Voices from the History of Teaching
By Nancy Hoffman

A rich and fascinating portrait of education life in America between 1830 and 1920, Woman's "True" Profession is an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the teaching profession.

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Woman's "True" Profession, 2nd edition

Voices from the History of Teaching
By Nancy Hoffman

A rich and fascinating portrait of education life in America between 1830 and 1920, Woman's "True" Profession is an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the teaching profession.

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Woman's "True" Profession, 2nd edition

Voices from the History of Teaching
By Nancy Hoffman

A rich and fascinating portrait of education life in America between 1830 and 1920, Woman's "True" Profession is an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the teaching profession.

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

School Desegregation and Resegregation in Charlotte
Edited by Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Stephen Samuel Smith, and Amy Hawn Nelson

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow provides a compelling analysis of the forces and choices that have shaped the trend toward the resegregation of public schools. By assembling a wide range of contributors—historians, sociologists, economists, and education scholars—the editors provide a comprehensive view of a community’s experience with desegregation and economic development. Here we see resegregation through the lens of Charlotte, North Carolina, once a national model of successful desegregation, and home of the landmark Swann desegregation case, which gave rise to school busing.
 
This book recounts the last forty years of Charlotte’s desegregation and resegregation, putting education reform in political and economic context. Within a decade of the Swann case, the district had developed one of the nation’s most successful desegregation plans, measured by racial balance and improved academic outcomes for both black and white students. However, beginning in the 1990s, this plan was gradually dismantled. Today, the level of resegregation in Charlotte has almost returned to what it was prior to 1971. At the core of Charlotte’s story is the relationship between social structure and human agency, with an emphasis on how yesterday’s decisions and actions define today’s choices.

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

School Desegregation and Resegregation in Charlotte
Edited by Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Stephen Samuel Smith, and Amy Hawn Nelson

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow provides a compelling analysis of the forces and choices that have shaped the trend toward the resegregation of public schools. By assembling a wide range of contributors—historians, sociologists, economists, and education scholars—the editors provide a comprehensive view of a community’s experience with desegregation and economic development. Here we see resegregation through the lens of Charlotte, North Carolina, once a national model of successful desegregation, and home of the landmark Swann desegregation case, which gave rise to school busing.
 
This book recounts the last forty years of Charlotte’s desegregation and resegregation, putting education reform in political and economic context. Within a decade of the Swann case, the district had developed one of the nation’s most successful desegregation plans, measured by racial balance and improved academic outcomes for both black and white students. However, beginning in the 1990s, this plan was gradually dismantled. Today, the level of resegregation in Charlotte has almost returned to what it was prior to 1971. At the core of Charlotte’s story is the relationship between social structure and human agency, with an emphasis on how yesterday’s decisions and actions define today’s choices.

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