Politics and Public Opinion in America's School Districts
Begins with educational reforms from the Progressive era in the late 19th and early 20th centuries through the civil rights movement and ending with Pennsylvania's 2004 tax relief measure. This title explores what factors determine education spending levels in school districts.
Harm Reduction With High School Students illustrates a brief intervention for working with risk-taking high school students that emphasizes helping students to recognize the potential outcomes of their risky behavior and creating motivation for change. Dr. Mary E. Larimer works in this session with a high school boy who regularly drinks to excess. ......
Creating a Positive School Climate and Developing Social Competence
Brings years of experience in research and applied behavioral sciences to show how educators, school psychologists, counselors, and other professionals can address the problem of bullying and aggression in schools. This book provides definitions, statistics, and theories that helps identify and characterize bullying.
This resource helps school administrators, educators, and specialists answer complex questions about scientifically-based reading research and make informed choices about teaching practices. It covers brain research and neuroimaging and its influence on reading.
Studies the motivation, strategies, and electoral success of Christian Right school board candidates. Based on interviews, and using a national survey of candidates as well as case studies of two school districts in which conservative Christians ran and served on local boards, this title gives us a complex picture of these candidates.