Similar to the previous three volumes, Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century (Honigsfeld & Cohan, 2010), Breaking the Mold of Preservice and Inservice Teacher Education: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century (Cohan & Honigsfeld, 2011), and, Breaking the Mold of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century (Honigsfeld & Cohan, 2012), the purpose of this book is to offer a carefully selected collection of documented best practices for empowering students.
The contributing authors represent diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences, yet their chapters recognize similarities among students so that the innovations can be transferred to other contexts. Each chapter represents practical, research-based success stories as well as authentic accomplishments which motivate and engage all students.
The 20 chapters in this volume are organized into four sections: (a) making personal connections and engaging students in reflection; (b) engagement with literacy and language; © music, movement, arts, drama and other creative engagements; and (d) school culture, community, and student success. The compelling chapters shared in this volume-focused on innovation and transformation-will help thrust education and teacher action (rather than reaction) in a positive trajectory of change.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 226 x 152 x 16 mm
Breaking the Mold of Education delivers on the promise of its title. More than a simple recounting of known best practices, it provides a vision of what education can and should be. -- Robert J. Marzano, Chief Academic Officer, Marzano Research
This volume of Breaking the Mold is a carefully selected collection of articles, essays, and case studies divided into four broad areas. It takes a hands-on, no-nonsense approach as to how American schools should be tweaked... modified... and overhauled-to engage and empower our children. Audrey Cohan and Andrea Honigsfeld have brought to the table educational leaders with concrete proposals to jump start the system. Simply put, this volume is required reading for anyone in the vanguard of educational reform. -- Steve Kussin, Education Reporter for WCBS Newsradio 880 and adjunct professor, Hofstra University
The fourth book in the five-part Breaking the Mold series is a must-read. Cohan and Honigsfeld thoughtfully compiled research and best practices that center on student engagement. Given our collective concern with college and career readiness and positive behaviors in school, this book should serve as a cornerstone for any educator working with diverse student populations. -- Timothy Eagen, assistant superintendent, Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD, New York