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Schools cannot do it alone : building public support for America's public schools / Jamie Vollmer.

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Author/Creator:
Vollmer, Jamie Robert.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
1st Enlightenment pbk. ed. - Fairfield, IA : Enlightenment Press, c2010.
Format:
  • Book
  • 219 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-219).
Contents:
  • Part I. From critic to ally
  • ch. 1. Run it like a business! : an ice cream man with an attitude
  • ch. 2. The blueberry story : the big shot learns a lesson
  • ch. 3. An aide for a day : locked in a room with eighth graders
  • ch. 4. The ever-increasing burden : educators are not the problem
  • Part II. Why our schools need to change
  • ch. 5. The flaw in the system : selecting for a world that no longer exists
  • ch. 6. The new competitive equation : the learner-to-laborer ratio is reversed
  • ch. 7. The smoking gun : time constant, learning variable
  • ch. 8. Challenging the core beliefs : the three-dimensional bell curve
  • Part III. The public is not ready
  • ch. 9. Struggling to be heard : noise, history, bureaucracy, and T.T.S.P.
  • ch. 10. On the brink of progress : attempting change and riling the public
  • ch. 11. The obstructive power of "real school" : mental models, nostesia, and prom
  • ch. 12. Considering community involvement : going from a to b through c
  • ch. 13. The terrible twenty trends : external forces are pushing the public away
  • ch. 14. The prerequisites of progress : what we need from the community
  • Part IV. The great conversation
  • ch. 15. Escaping the status quo : an ongoing discussion with two tracks
  • ch. 16. The formal track : community's turf, community's convenience
  • ch. 17. Mapping the community : finding our audience
  • ch. 18. Deciding on the message : a story of achievement, simply told
  • ch. 19. Developing scripts : organizing content and sharing responsibility
  • ch. 20. Building teams : no one goes out there alone
  • ch. 21. Conducting a commuinications audit : reinforcing the mesage behind the scenes
  • ch. 22. Creating a comprehensive schedule : putting the map to work in phases
  • ch. 23. A second front : not everyone wants to go public
  • ch. 24. The informal track : leveraging the power of the individual
  • ch. 25. The return on our investment : trust, "yes" votes, and rising social capital
  • ch. 26. A most hopeful time : the moral and the practical converge.
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ISBN:
9780982756904
0982756909

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