This is a home study series designed to teach children core skills that will build confidence at school. Each book supports the literacy or numeracy framework for the relevant school year. The English titles cover a wide range of topics ranging from comprehension to story writing, and the maths titles cover topics ranging from algebra to fractions. The books magical wizard theme should entertain as well as educate. Motivation is encouraged by giving gold stars, which can be added to a certificate of excellence at the back of each book. Parental guidance on how to make the best use of the book is included.
The EFQM Excellence Model was introduced at the beginning of 1992 as the framework for assessing organizations for the annual European Excellence Award . It is now the most widely used organizational assessment framework in Europe. Most users have no intention of applying to win awards; they use the framework and analysis techniques within the model as diagnostic tools that will help them to:assess the health of their organization, identify its strengths and areas for improvement and periodically measure progressidentify and share good management practices, both internally and externallyanticipate and target their desired results in tangible, measurable waysWhether you are a newcomer to the Excellence Model, or an experienced user (whose techniques of performance assessment maybe rigorous but have possibly evolved to become overly complex), this Management Guide provides you with practical techniques to undertake timely and effective assessments. It explains the history, basis and evolution of the EFQM Excellence Model, the nature of EFQM and its networks today, and, most importantly, provides step-by-step guidance, together with a series of analysis pro-formas, to enable readers to facilitate an assessment of an organization against each of the 32 elements ( criterion parts ) of the EFQM Excellence Model.
Getting to Excellent is for everyone, educators, parents, civic leaders, who want students to think sharply, like learning, and have the high literacy skills that will open the path to success in school, work, and life. Using data from her groundbreaking study of diverse middle and high schools, Judith Langer shows us what makes the difference between highly effective schools and typical, business-as-usual schools. This very accessible volume: Provides research-based guidance from schools in California, Florida, New York, and Texas, four states with diverse students and different testing demands. Features many examples of schools in action, identifying particular features that are present in effective schools but don't exist in others. Examines the extent to which teachers and administrators are affected by the larger environment, leading to professional growth or malaise. Includes models for providing rich and exciting learning environments that undergird success for all students. Includes self-inspection checklists to help administrators, teachers, and others place their own school, on the continuum from "typical" to "excellent," and identify areas that need improvement.
School leaders who succeed at creating a high-achieving learning community must also be committed to creating an equitable environment for all students. In this new book, key scholars across the content areas show how to put into practice a commitment to equity and excellence across the Pre-K12 spectrum. Readers learn directly from experts in each of the content domains (literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, music, early childhood, special education, English language learners, world languages, and physical education) how a commitment to social justice and equity can be grounded in core subject areas, why each has a place in the school, and what they need to know and do in each subject area. This book is a critical instructional leadership resource for new and veteran principals who want to see all students succeed. Contributors: Antonio J. Castro, Julie Causton-Theoharis, Virginia Collier, Katherine Delaney, Catherine Ennis, Virginia Goatley, Beth Graue, Rochelle Gutirrez, Kathleen A. Hinchman, Anne Karabon, Christi Kasa, Dave McAlpine, Mitchell Robinson, Victor Sampson, Sherry A. Southerland, and Wayne Thomas
Using novel methodological approaches and new data, The Bilingual Advantage draws together researchers from education, economics, sociology, anthropology and linguistics to examine the economic and employment benefits of bilingualism in the US labor market, countering past research that shows no such benefits exist.
What if I told you Operational Excellence is not about learning and applying, but unlearning and abandoning? One-size-fits-all strategies, management, and production systems try to impose their behavioral codes. The results could only be perfect if employees were machines that worked according to preloaded software. However, people act by their feelings. They feel depending on how they think and think according to their desires and beliefs. Systems often ignore humans and try to drive their behavior. But to realize the true potential, we must understand the human condition and utilize the non-productive energy that cannot be visualized and eliminated by systems like Lean and 6-Sigma. If systems cannot measure the problems they create, they cannot reach excellence. Developing a Toyota like culture takes decades. Still, there is a way. You don't need to learn anything new for Operational Excellence. It is all about avoiding mistakes. Most managers have similar goals, make similar mistakes, fail, and learn the same things. With the unique combination of Western Philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, this book decodes the secrets of Operational Excellence based on the experience of a former Toyota General Manager who learned TPS in Japan and successfully implemented it in multiple automotive OEMs. Instead of telling what to do to achieve probable success, I decrypt what not to do to avoid guaranteed failures. If the only source of knowledge is experience as Einstein put it, this book can save you many years of trial and error and common failures. Reviews "5S was once 4S, we added sustain to cope with cultural differences surrounding discipline. The 8 wastes were once the 7 wastes, we added the 8th to cope with cultural differences surrounding respect for humanity. These are both excellent examples of how we often detract from wisdom by adding to it. Thinking we can improve things we don't yet understand has led people down the wrong path for time immemorial. Early in this book, Levent Turk grabs this error in thinking and nails it to the wall with this line; Human potential is not something we need to unleash, but rather, something we frequently block... the rest of the book just gets better from that point forward. The author's firsthand training in Toyota, Japan, senior leadership positions in Toyota over 15 years, and 12 years' experience implementing TPS into non-Toyota production environments provides this book with solid foundations. If this were the book we'd inherited in the 90s, maybe we would now be surrounded by leaders who realise a high-performance culture is more to do with their own beliefs in what good looks like and the conditions they create for human brains to survive in ... and not about training tools and tracking KPIs. What others take a whole book to say, Levent Turk captures in a single paragraph or sentence. This is a book of a 1000 books. If you are in a leadership position and want to create a high-performance culture, do yourself a favour. Hang onto every word, ponder every page, digest, understand, reflect. You will not find a better way to spend your time." David Bovis "Levent Turk has written a remarkable book, one that is truly unique in the genre of TPS and Lean. More than a reflection of a lifetime in business, it is a synthesis of ideas woven into a rich tapestry of valuable insights that readers will enjoy reflecting on and putting into action." Professor Bob Emiliani
Originally published in 1980, Language in Tanzania presents a comprehensive overview of the Survey of Language Use and Language Teaching in Eastern Africa. Using extensive research carried out by an interdisciplinary group of international and local scholars, the survey also covers Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. The book represents one of the most in-depth sociolinguistic studies carried out on this region at this time. It provides basic linguistic data necessary to policy-makers, administrators, and educators, and will be of interest to those researching the formulation and execution of language policy.
This proceedings volume contains selected papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Education Management and Management Science (ICEMMS 2014), held August 7-8, 2014, in Tianjin, China. The objective of ICEMMS2014 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the wo
This book addresses how Western universities have constructed themselves as global providers of education, and are driven to be globally competitive. It examines how the term ‘international’ has been exploited by the market in the form of government educational policies and agencies, host institutions, academia and the mass media. The book explores matters relating to the role of the English language in international education in general and the field of TESOL in particular. It demonstrates how English and TESOL have exercised their symbolic power, coupled with the desire for international education, to create convenient identities for international TESOL students. It also discusses the complexity surrounding and informing these students’ painful yet sophisticated appropriation of and resistance to the convenient labels they are subjected to.