Redistricting Game
The Redistricting Game is designed to educate, engage and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting. Currently, the political system in most states allows the state legislators themselves to draw the lines. This system is subject to a wide range of abuses and manipulations that encourage incumbents to draw districts which protect their seats rather than risk an open contest. By explore how the system works, as well as how open it is to abuse, The Redistricting Game allows play
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Back-bench rebels
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University's School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party's re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back benc
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Professional Issues in Nursing
This is the first nursing course in the RN-BS Online Program. It is an intermediate seminar designed to assist registered nurses to develop the critical reading, thinking and writing skills necessary for successful university level study. Issues that significantly influence professional practice and nursing leadership are explored utilizing the above skills.
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Poetry Out Loud
This is a national recitation contest aimed to encourage memorization and performance of great poems. Materials to support that aim are provided online: texts of 450 poems, sound recordings of 35 poetry readings and lectures, and contest information for students and teachers. See poems by more than 250 poets, including Dickinson, Donne, Dove, Eliot, Frost, Hughes, MacLeish, Keats, Shakespeare, Stevens, Wordsworth, Yeats, and others.
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Welfare reconstruction
This unit examines the approach adopted by Tony Blair and New Labour to welfare reconstruction in the United Kingdom. Using extracts from speeches made by Tony Blair, you will listen to a discussion on how the Welfare State was remade by the ‘New Right’.
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Creating a Caring School: A Guide for School Management Teams Learning Guide
This resource is comprised of two companion components, the guide and the toolkit. The guide is intended to assist school leadership and management to understand why and how a particular strategy, method, or idea is useful, and not to be just a how to manual of tips. Yet the resource as a whole is at the same time intended to be relevant at all times to the context and practice of the school management team. Therefore, included in the toolkit component are realistic exemplars, check lists, and a
Author(s): Maryla Bialobrzeska, Christina Randell, Liora Hell

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Creating a Caring School: Learning Guide Cover
This resource is comprised of two companion components, the guide and the toolkit. The guide is intended to assist school leadership and management to understand why and how a particular strategy, method, or idea is useful, and not to be just a how to manual of tips. Yet the resource as a whole is at the same time intended to be relevant at all times to the context and practice of the school management team. Therefore, included in the toolkit component are realistic exemplars, check lists, and a
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Creating a Caring School: Learning Guide Introduction
This resource is comprised of two companion components, the guide and the toolkit. The guide is intended to assist school leadership and management to understand why and how a particular strategy, method, or idea is useful, and not to be just a how to manual of tips. Yet the resource as a whole is at the same time intended to be relevant at all times to the context and practice of the school management team. Therefore, included in the toolkit component are realistic exemplars, check lists, and a
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Creating a Caring School: Toolkit
This resource is comprised of two companion components, the guide and the toolkit. The guide is intended to assist school leadership and management to understand why and how a particular strategy, method, or idea is useful, and not to be just a how to manual of tips. Yet the resource as a whole is at the same time intended to be relevant at all times to the context and practice of the school management team. Therefore, included in the toolkit component are realistic exemplars, check lists, and a
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Course Outline for Advanced Certificate: Education School Management And Leadership (Word)
This document is the course outline for the Advanced Certificate: Education (School Management And Leadership) programme. The ACE programme is aimed at empowering school leaders to lead and manage schools effectively in a time of great change, challenge and opportunity. It is targeted at serving School Management Team members who aspire to principalship. The programme seeks to provide structured learning opportunities that promote quality education in South African schools through the developmen
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Develop a portfolio to demonstrate school leadership and management competence: ACE School Managemen
The main purpose of this module is to assist you to compile a reflective portfolio with evidence of your competence in school leadership and management. The secondary purpose is to enable you to understand the use of portfolios as an assessment instrument, so that you will be able to promote their use for assessing learners in your school.
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Develop a portfolio to demonstrate school leadership and management competence: ACE School Managemen
The main purpose of this module is to assist you to compile a reflective portfolio with evidence of your competence in school leadership and management. The secondary purpose is to enable you to understand the use of portfolios as an assessment instrument, so that you will be able to promote their use for assessing learners in your school.
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Implementation guidelines: ACE School Management and Leadership (Word)
This manual provides an overview of the design and expected delivery of the new programme. The key focus of the ACE (School Management and Leadership) programme is to facilitate real transformation in schools that is grounded in recognition of the challenges of particular contexts and the values underpinning the South African Constitution. Principals and would-be principals must understand that it is not acceptable simply to pay lip service to the ideas presented in the programme, to develop pol
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Language in leadership and management: ACE School Leadership and Management (PDF)
This module serves a dual purpose. On the one hand it is aimed at developing the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills you need to successfully work your way through all the modules included in this ACE programme. On the other hand the module is aimed at providing you with the ability to use language as a management and leadership tool, specifically in the area of policy development and implementation.
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Lead and manage a subject, learning area or phase: ACE School Management and Leadership (Word)
The purpose of this module is to develop effective curriculum leaders and managers who will enhance the quality of teaching and learning through application of the theories, concepts and issues handled in this module. It is hoped that in examining these issues school principals and SMT members will be more conscious of their role of leading and facilitating transformation in schools through effective leadership of the curriculum and of teaching and learning
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Lead and manage a subject, learning area or phase: ACE School Management and Leadership (PDF)
The purpose of this module is to develop effective curriculum leaders and managers who will enhance the quality of teaching and learning through application of the theories, concepts and issues handled in this module. It is hoped that in examining these issues school principals and SMT members will be more conscious of their role of leading and facilitating transformation in schools through effective leadership of the curriculum and of teaching and learning
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Lead and Manage people: ACE School Management and Leadership (Word)
This module is one of seven core modules in the ACE (School Leadership) programme. You will find that there are therefore constant cross references between this module and the other modules. This is because in working in schools we constantly need to lead and manage other people in the processes of ...
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The Art of Science Advice to Policy Makers: Lessons from the U.S. National Academies
In this installment of the Bloomberg Leadership Series, Dr. Fineberg shares the personal experiences and professional insights that have informed his leadership style and his approach to formulating sound and persuasive policy recommendations.
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Grouping of Students: A Conceptual Analysis Part 1
Three major topics related to grouping students (i.e., group-learning paradigms, learning group configuration, and student leadership in academic work groups) were reviewed. Given the confusion arising from the interchangeable use of terms associated with group learning, a detailed comparison of cooperative ...
Author(s): Kimberly Laprairie,John R. Slate

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How Leadership Coaching Has Enriched our Teaching
Two university professors share how their involvement in leadership coaching has influenced their teaching practices. They stated that as university students, they learned about leading, but were not taught how to lead. As new professors, they realized that they were utilizing similar teaching strategies ...
Author(s): Donald Wise,Ronald Leon

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