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Author Shapiro, Arthur S., 1928-

Title Case studies in constructivist leadership and teaching / Arthur Shapiro
Published Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003


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Description 365 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. I. Case Studies about Constructivist Teaching -- 1. Passing Through: The Confessions of an Alienated Student: The Case of Sue Sharp - Or, How I Ran a Diner, and Still Graduated High School -- 2. The Constructivist Teacher: When a Substitute Teaches Your Class (and Hasn't a Clue) -- 3. Creative Classroom Management: Better Involve the Troops - Or, How I Managed to Teach Mechanical Drawing without Knowing Anything about It -- 4. Crocodile Rock: Gateway to Emancipation and Empowerment -- 5. How I Created a Supportive Culture in a Constructivist Classroom or Team (How to Pull It Off, and Make It Work for You) -- 6. My Development as a Constructivist Teacher / R. D. Nordgren -- 7. Leprechauns in the Classroom -- 8. Classroom Management - Solved -- 9. Looking at the Right End of the Horse: What We Found in Swedish Schools Amazed Us - IDEALIZED Constructivism -- 10. Practicing Constructivism in a Public ESE Charter Middle School - With Difficulty / Phylicia L. Cartwright -- 11. From the Mouths of Students - Interactions with Constructivism -- 12. A Typical Day as a Constructivist High School Teacher and Department Chair / Janet Richards -- 13. ESOL, Constructivism, and You - Constructivist and ESOL Philosophy and Practice: Another Surprise -- 14. Freedom versus Control - The Scripted Classroom: The High Cost of Control to Everyone (Including Teachers) -- Pt. II. Case Studies in Constructivist Leadership -- 15. A Constructivist Sports Program: The Case of Principal Marc Douglas's Unusual Basketball Team -- 16. Beliefs, Myths, and Realities: A Case Study of a Rogue Junior High: Transformation into a Model Middle School -- 17. Looking Up the Wrong End of the Horse: Our Testing Mania - Viewpoints of Politicians and Practitioners (and Maybe Kids): A Cheap, Fast Way to Weaken Education (but It Sure Looks Tough) -- 18. How to Make Your School (and Your Classroom) Work Better - Decentralize into a Constructivist Approach -- 19. A Day in the Life of a Constructivist Principal / Leanna Isaacson -- 20. Moving Orange Blossom Trail Elementary School toward Constructivism -- 21. Outside the Box: Three Team Leaders as Co-Principals -- 22. Our Evaluation Ritual Trap: And How to Spring It -- 23. The Rigid New Principal and the Constructivist Teacher: Studies in Tension -- 24. Where Are the Students on Your School Board? A Case Study of an Alternative School's Student Board of Education -- 25. Designing Our Structures to Do Our Heavy Work: What a Curriculum Structure Can Do to Make Our Professional Lives a Lot Easier -- 26. Developing and Running a Pupil Personnel Services Council: Making Our Structures Work for Us -- 27. National Standards - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly -- Pt. III. Research -- 28. The Latest Research (about Constructivism) Part I: Different Approaches to Constructivism - What It's All About -- 29. The Latest Research (about Constructivism) Part II: On Instruction and Leadership
Summary These twenty-seven real-life case studies offer the tools and techniques to help educators improve their personal and professional practices as teachers, supervisors and administrators in our ever increasingly complex and changing schools and school districts. The settings of the cases range from rural to inner city to suburban. The consructivist processes used are described carefully and the strategies are laid out clearly so that the practioners can adopt them gradually and safely
Notes "A ScarecrowEducation book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Constructivism (Education) -- Case studies.
Educational leadership.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies
Case studies.
LC no. 2002008133
ISBN 081084463X paperback
0810844621 hardcover alkaline paper
Other Titles Constructivist leadership and teaching