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U.S. Women Top Executive Leaders In Education: Building Communities Of Learners, Margaret Grogan Feb 2005

U.S. Women Top Executive Leaders In Education: Building Communities Of Learners, Margaret Grogan

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American women have been known for their leadership throughout the history of the United States. Not always called leadership, their management activities have earned them the reputation of being strong, resilient women capable of great initiative. This translates into the current notion of a woman educational leader as evidenced in a recent study. Based on the AASA (2003) national survey of women superintendents and central office administrators, conducted by Margaret Grogan and Cryss Brunner, this paper focuses on what characterizes women educational leaders and how they are shaping the most powerful position in U.S. education.


Women Leading Systems, Margaret Grogan, C. Cryss Brunner Feb 2005

Women Leading Systems, Margaret Grogan, C. Cryss Brunner

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"Amid reports of superintendent shortages and concerns about equal opportunity, what place do women superintendents occupy in today’s school districts? Are they sought after or are they struggling to break into a traditionally male-dominated profession? What qualities, if any, do they bring to the office that may make them more desirable as education leaders? Do women even aspire to the superintendency? To gather the most up-to-date, comprehensive information on women and the superintendency, AASA recently commissioned a nationwide study of women in the superintendency and women in central-office positions. Using the AASA membership database and data from Market Data ...


Setting Fires To Stem Cell Research, Roxanne Greitz Miller Jan 2005

Setting Fires To Stem Cell Research, Roxanne Greitz Miller

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The goal of this lesson is to present the basic scientific knowledge about stem cells, the promise of stem cell research to medicine, and the ethical considerations and arguments involved. One of the challenges of discussing stem cell research is that the field is constantly evolving and the most current information changes almost daily. Few science texts contain stem cell information, and those that do are generally written at a reading level above that of a typical middle grade student. In the lesson, students are introduced to the FIRES strategy and given an opportunity to evaluate stem cell information from ...


Pesticides, People, And The Environment: A Complex Relationship, Roxanne Greitz Miller Jan 2005

Pesticides, People, And The Environment: A Complex Relationship, Roxanne Greitz Miller

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The writer provides information on pesticides, the controversies surrounding their use, and pesticide safety.


Fire And Dust, Peter Mclaren Jan 2005

Fire And Dust, Peter Mclaren

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Drawing upon a Hegelian-Marxist critique of political economy that underscores the fundamental importance of developing a philosophy of praxis, the author theorizes a revolutionary Freireian critical pedagogy which seeks forms of organization that best enable the pursuit of doing critical philosophy as a way of life. The authors argues that the revolutionary critical pedagogy operates from an understanding that the basis of education is political and that spaces need to be created where students can imagine a different world outside of capitalism’s law of value (i.e., social form of labor), where alternatives to capitalism and capitalist institutions can ...