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Engaging EVERY Learner

Engaging EVERY Learner

December 2006 | 224 pages | Corwin
This concise volume offers educational leaders key concepts and strategies for framing discussions about closing the equality gap and ensuring high achievement for all learners. As the first volume in The Soul of Educational Leadership series, this unique collection presents:

o Pedro Noguera and Alan Blankstein on essential questions and themes

o Randall and Delores Lindsey on culturally proficient equity audits

o Antoinette Mitchell on the knowledge base for teaching diverse learners in big-city schools

o Stephen Peters on how to capture, inspire, and teach every learner

o Thomas Guskey on rethinking the work of Benjamin S. Bloom

o Karen Pittman and Merita Irby on readiness for college, work, and life

o Alan Boyle on helping failing schools to turn around

o Richard Farson on the paradoxes of risk, challenge, failure, and innovation

Pioneering educators and series editors Alan M. Blankstein, Robert W. Cole, and Paul D. Houston offer thought-provoking ideas applicable to all schools, local authorities, and learning communities, and include a complete index for browsing and easy reference.

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Alan M. Blankstein
1. Terms of Engagement: Where Failure Is Not An Option
Pedro A. Noguera, Alan M. Blankstein
2. From Vision to Reality: Pedro Noguera Discusses Engaging Every Learner With Alan Blankstein
Delores B. Lindsey, Randall B. Lindsey
3. Culturally Proficient Equity Audits: A Tool for Engaging Every Learner
Antoinette Mitchell
4. The Emergence of a Knowledge Base for Teaching Diverse Learners in Big-City Schools: From Practice to Theory to Practice
Stephen Peters
5. Capture, Inspire, Teach!: Reflections on High Expectations for Every Learner
Thomas R. Guskey
6. All Our Children Learning: New Views on the Work of Benjamin S. Bloom
Karen J. Pittman, Merita Irby
7. Engaging Every Learner: Blurring the Lines for Learning to Ensure that All Young People Are Ready for College, Work, and Life
Alan Boyle
8. Compassionate Intervention: Helping Failing Schools to Turn Around
Richard Farson
9. The Case for Failure: Risk, Innovation, and Engagement

"Brings forth important and current information on equity and race in a way that can be used for all students. One is left with a very well-rounded perspective of the complex problems and possible solutions for public education. Covers a remarkable range of information and perspectives. I will use it as a text for teacher/administrator education and I want to send some of this info to my teachers NOW."

Chuck Bonner, Assistant Principal
Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA

Alan M. Blankstein

Award-winning author and educational leader, Alan Blankstein served for 25 years as President of the HOPE Foundation, which he founded and whose honorary chair is Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former “high-risk” youth, Alan began his career in education as a music teacher. He worked for Phi Delta Kappa, March of Dimes, and Solution Tree, which he founded in 1987 and directed for 12 years while launching Professional Learning Communities beginning in the late 1980s. He is the author of the best-selling book Failure Is Not an Option®: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, which received the... More About Author

Robert W. Cole

Robert W. Cole is proprietor and founder of Edu-Data, a firm specializing in writing, research, and publication services. He was a member of the staff of Phi Delta Kappan magazine for 14 years: assistant editor 1974-1976, managing editor 1976-1980, and editor-in-chief 1981-88. During his tenure as editor-in-chief, the Kappan earned more than 40 Distinguished Achievement Awards from the Association of Educational Publishers, three of them for his editorials. Since leaving the Kappan, Cole has served as founding vice president of the Schlechty Center for Leadership in School Reform (1990-1994). At CLSR he managed districtwide and... More About Author

Paul D. Houston

Paul D. Houston has established himself as one of the leading spokespersons for American education through his extensive speaking engagements, published articles, and his regular appearances on national radio and television. Formerly executive director of the American Association of School Administrators from 1994 to 2008, Houston has served as a teacher and building administrator in North Carolina and New Jersey. He has also served as assistant superintendent in Birmingham, Alabama, and as superintendent of schools in Princeton, NJ; Tucson, AZ; and Riverside, CA. Houston has served in an adjunct capacity for the University of North... More About Author

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