Improvement Science in Education

Improvement Science in Education

The book first explores the philosophical and methodological foundations of improvement science, juxtaposing it with traditional forms of research so that clear distinctions can be drawn.

Author: Brandi Nicole Hinnant-Crawford

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781975503574

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Improvement Science in Education: A Primer provides a comprehensive overview of improvement science as a framework to guide continuous improvement and reconceptualizes improvement by centering equity and justice as the purpose of improvement. This Primer is designed to introduce improvement science, a methodology with origins in manufacturing, engineering and healthcare, to educational audiences. The book first explores the philosophical and methodological foundations of improvement science, juxtaposing it with traditional forms of research so that clear distinctions can be drawn. Chapters in the latter half of the book introduce the principles of improvement, give guidance and tools for operationalizing the principles in practice, and conclude with questions to ensure you are improving with equity in mind. Constantly reminding readers to think about who is involved and impacted, the Primer makes improvement science accessible to novices and adds critical dimensions for experienced practitioners to consider.
Categories: Education

The Educational Leader s Guide to Improvement Science

The Educational Leader s Guide to Improvement Science

This text concentrates on the elements faculty, students, and administrators need; specific models where improvement science frameworks enhance the reliability and validity of improvement or quality enhancement efforts.

Author: Robert Crow

Publisher:

ISBN: 1975500954

Category: Educational productivity

Page: 230

View: 837

The Educational Leader's Guide to Improvement Science: Data, Design and Cases for Reflection is a collection illustrating applied organizational problem-solving using methods of improvement science in educational leadership. Early chapters introduce improvement science and then the reader is led through a logical sequence of inquiry, presented with cases of educational dilemma matched with principles of improvement science and provided examples of research methodology applied in context. Because improvement science research is so quickly becoming a signature pedagogy and core subject area of inquiry in the field of educational leadership, the literature is still scant in its coverage of improvement science models; it is the purpose of this publication to fill the void by providing concrete examples, through case studies, of instances where improvement research methods and analyses can be embedded to enhance and strengthen efforts at organizational improvement. This text concentrates on the elements faculty, students, and administrators need; specific models where improvement science frameworks enhance the reliability and validity of improvement or quality enhancement efforts.
Categories: Educational productivity

Improvement Science in Evaluation Methods and Uses

Improvement Science in Evaluation  Methods and Uses

This is the 153rd issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication ofthe American Evaluation Association.

Author: Christina A. Christie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119378662

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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While improvement science has experienced a surge of interest over the past 30 years, applications of it are rare in the evaluation literature. This issue promotes the cross-fertilization of ideas, techniques, and tools between evaluation and improvement science. There are at least four areas where this cross-fertilization is particularly relevant: learning from error, examining variation, appreciating context, and focusing on systems change. This volume considers: the conceptual similarities and distinctions between improvement science and evaluation; the intellectual foundations, methods, and tools that collectively comprise improvement science; and case chapters that offer an inspiring review of state-of-the-art improvement science applications. Cutting across all of these applications is a shared grounding in systems thinking, a determination to capture and better understand variation and contextual complexity, as well as a sustained commitment to generative learning about projects and programs—all issues of great concern to evaluators. The issue offers producers and users of evaluations the potential benefits of a closer engagement with improvement science. This is the 153rd issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication ofthe American Evaluation Association.
Categories: Political Science

Teaching Improvement Science in Educational Leadership

Teaching Improvement Science in Educational Leadership

This book serves as the guide for education leaders who wish to have the know-how for developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions relative to the field of improvement science--the education leader's signature problem-solving ...

Author: Dean T. Spaulding

Publisher: Improvement Science in Educati

ISBN: 1975503740

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Teaching Improvement Science in Educational Leadership: A Pedagogical Guide presents the reader with a range of pedagogies from a variety of viewpoints and approaches. The book provides a holistic picture for how one might develop stakeholder competency and capacity with improvement science as a signature problem-solving methodology for educational leaders. And while there are books that provide foundational knowledge on the field of improvement science (including the list of titles from Myers Education Press), this book differs in that it presents varying approaches for teaching others about improvement science. For those who want to develop the methodology but who need resources, the book provides the illustrations, examples, and other concrete applications so that those involved in teaching the subject matter can connect foundational knowledge of improvement to the applied context. This book serves as the guide for education leaders who wish to have the know-how for developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions relative to the field of improvement science--the education leader's signature problem-solving methodology.
Categories: Education

The Improvement Science Dissertation in Practice

The Improvement Science Dissertation in Practice

As a guide, the book is an extremely valuable resource that supports faculty, students, and practitioners in the application of Improvement Science to pressing educational problems in a structured, disciplined way.

Author: Jill Alexa Perry

Publisher:

ISBN: 1975503201

Category:

Page: 120

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The Improvement Science Dissertation in Practice provides a narrative and illustration about the purpose and features comprising the Dissertation in Practice and how this culminating experience is well suited to using Improvement Science as a signature methodology for preparing professional practitioners. This methodology, when combined with the Dissertation in Practice experience in EdD programs, reinforces practitioner learning about and skills for leadership and change. As a guide, the book is an extremely valuable resource that supports faculty, students, and practitioners in the application of Improvement Science to pressing educational problems in a structured, disciplined way.
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Learning to Improve

Learning to Improve

Rather than “implementing fast and learning slow,” the authors believe educators should adopt a more rigorous approach to improvement that allows the field to “learn fast to implement well.” The authors focus on six principles that ...

Author: Anthony S. Bryk

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781612507934

Category: Education

Page: 280

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As a field, education has largely failed to learn from experience. Time after time, promising education reforms fall short of their goals and are abandoned as other promising ideas take their place. In Learning to Improve, the authors argue for a new approach. Rather than “implementing fast and learning slow,” they believe educators should adopt a more rigorous approach to improvement that allows the field to “learn fast to implement well.” Using ideas borrowed from improvement science, the authors show how a process of disciplined inquiry can be combined with the use of networks to identify, adapt, and successfully scale up promising interventions in education. Organized around six core principles, the book shows how “networked improvement communities” can bring together researchers and practitioners to accelerate learning in key areas of education. Examples include efforts to address the high rates of failure among students in community college remedial math courses and strategies for improving feedback to novice teachers. Learning to Improve offers a new paradigm for research and development in education that promises to be a powerful driver of improvement for the nation’s schools and colleges.
Categories: Education

K 12 Math and Science Education what is Being Done to Improve It

K 12 Math and Science Education  what is Being Done to Improve It

Hearing Before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One
Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, April 28 ... in support of Florida's agenda
for the continuous improvement of mathematics , science , and technology
education .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Technology

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00472793A

Category: Educational accountability

Page: 239

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Categories: Educational accountability

Improvement in Action

Improvement in Action

"This book presents a series of case studies of schools and other educational organizations that are successfully putting continuous improvement techniques into practice"--

Author: Anthony S. Bryk

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 1682534995

Category:

Page: 264

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Improvement in Action, Anthony S. Bryk's sequel to Learning to Improve, illustrates how educators have effectively applied the six core principles of continuous improvement in practice. The book highlights relevant examples of rigorous, high-quality improvement work in districts, schools, and professional development networks across the country. The organizations featured in the book have addressed, with remarkable results, long-standing inequitable educational outcomes in high school graduation rates, college readiness, and absenteeism. The cases emphasize the measures the educators took and the thinking that motivated their actions. Bryk describes how improvers, working in different contexts and confronting different problems, used select principles, tools, and methods to make improvement come to life. Brief analytic reflections are embedded throughout the narratives, and each chapter concludes with an analysis of a set of larger lessons illuminated by the organization's story. Taken as a set, these examples offer readers valuable insights about the actual dynamics of doing improvement work. Improvement in Action, paired with Learning to Improve, provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the practice, method, and theory of large-scale continuous improvement in education.
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Resources in Education

Resources in Education

Descriptors—'Curriculum Development, 'Educational Improvement, Elementary
Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Development,
Instructional Improvement, 'Science Curriculum, Science Departments, 'Science
Education, ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000068697266

Category: Education

Page:

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Serves as an index to Eric reports [microform].
Categories: Education

Improving Science and Mathematics Education

Improving Science and Mathematics Education

Author: Regional Educational Laboratory Network Program on Science and Mathematics Alternative Assessment

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:32812110

Category: Educational evaluation

Page:

View: 271

Categories: Educational evaluation

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Given the adjustments in the Science Education Current Plan caused by the
transfers to the Department of Education , the percent change between ...
Science Education Resources Improvement Science Education Development &
Research .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on HUD-Independent Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067334220

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

National Science Education Standards

National Science Education Standards

With distributed leadership and coordinated changes in practice among all who
have some responsibility for science education reform , advances in science
education can rapidly accumulate and produce recognizable improvement in the
 ...

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016539004

Category: Science

Page:

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Categories: Science

Improvement Science

Improvement Science

This book is tailored to the need for specific improvement research methodologies and frameworks collected and presented in an edited volume written by research faculty associated with or teaching in leadership programs.

Author: Robert Crow

Publisher:

ISBN: 1975503783

Category:

Page: 200

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Improvement Science: Methods for Researchers and Program Evaluators moves beyond traditional research methods textbooks by responding to people working in improvement science and program evaluation. This book is tailored to the need for specific improvement research methodologies and frameworks collected and presented in an edited volume written by research faculty associated with or teaching in leadership programs.
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Ambitious Science Teaching

Ambitious Science Teaching

The practices presented in the book are being used in schools and districts that seek to improve science teaching at scale, and a wide range of science subjects and grade levels are represented.

Author: Mark Windschitl

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781682531648

Category: Education

Page: 312

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2018 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Ambitious Science Teaching outlines a powerful framework for science teaching to ensure that instruction is rigorous and equitable for students from all backgrounds. The practices presented in the book are being used in schools and districts that seek to improve science teaching at scale, and a wide range of science subjects and grade levels are represented. The book is organized around four sets of core teaching practices: planning for engagement with big ideas; eliciting student thinking; supporting changes in students’ thinking; and drawing together evidence-based explanations. Discussion of each practice includes tools and routines that teachers can use to support students’ participation, transcripts of actual student-teacher dialogue and descriptions of teachers’ thinking as it unfolds, and examples of student work. The book also provides explicit guidance for “opportunity to learn” strategies that can help scaffold the participation of diverse students. Since the success of these practices depends so heavily on discourse among students, Ambitious Science Teaching includes chapters on productive classroom talk. Science-specific skills such as modeling and scientific argument are also covered. Drawing on the emerging research on core teaching practices and their extensive work with preservice and in-service teachers, Ambitious Science Teaching presents a coherent and aligned set of resources for educators striving to meet the considerable challenges that have been set for them.
Categories: Education

Improving Secondary Science Teaching

Improving Secondary Science Teaching

John Parkinson encourages teachers to reflect on their current teaching practice and guides them to improving their teaching and, consequently, their pupils learning.

Author: John Parkinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415250450

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Improving Secondary Science Teaching has been written to help teachers both new and experienced reflect on their current practice and consider how to improve the effectiveness of their teaching. The book examines each of the common teaching methods used in science in relation to pupils' learning and provides guidance on management issues and procedures. With underlying themes such as pupils' interest in science and their motivation to learn; how pupils learn science; the type of science currently being taught in school; and the value of educational research; the book includes chapters on: the improvement process planning for progression and continuity promoting pupils' learning dealing with differences making use of information from assessment learning about the nature of science This timely book will be of interest to practising science teachers, particularly those who are working to improve the management of science departments or their own teaching practice. It will also be a valuable resource for science education researchers and students on higher degree courses in science education.
Categories: Education

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics

"This third edition represents the gold standard of resources for those working in the field of professional development.

Author: Susan Loucks-Horsley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452272559

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 595

The classic guide for designing robust science and mathematics professional development programs! This expanded edition of one of the most widely cited resources in the field of professional development for mathematics and science educators demonstrates how to design professional development experiences for teachers that lead to improved student learning. Presenting an updated professional development (PD) planning framework, the third edition of the bestseller reflects recent research on PD design, underscores how beliefs and local factors can influence PD design, illustrates a wide range of PD strategies, and emphasizes the importance of: Continuous program monitoring Combining strategies to address diverse needs Building cultures that sustain learning
Categories: Education

Innovations in Science Teacher Education in the Asia Pacific

Innovations in Science Teacher Education in the Asia Pacific

Our approach is the improvement of everyday science teaching under ordinary
conditions, without using any special or predeveloped teaching plans and
materials. This approach is based on the premise that teachers' professional ...

Author: Chen-Yung Lin

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781781907030

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 841

The chapters in this book will focus on pre-service and in-service science teacher education, because both are equally important. With case studies for China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan topics include: Professional Development of Chemistry Teachers in the New Curriculum, Using Classroom Observation to Assist Teacher Professional Development and Science Teacher Education and Science as Inquiry: Promises and Dilemmas.
Categories: Education

Professional Development and School Improvement

Professional Development and School Improvement

Teachers matter in school development is the premise of Professional Development and School Improvement, a book based on case studies from the European-funded project EUDIST (European Development of Innovative Science Teaching).

Author: Manfred Lang

Publisher: Studien Verlag, Austria

ISBN: UCSD:31822035344977

Category: Education

Page: 267

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Teachers matter in school development is the premise of Professional Development and School Improvement, a book based on case studies from the European-funded project EUDIST (European Development of Innovative Science Teaching). The authors, from Austria, Germany, Spain, Ireland, and Sweden, present their national experiences and results from qualitative studies of educational planning in Curriculum Workshops and related science teacher professional development. In a cross-case study a European/Canadian writing team elaborates different aspects of European reform and teachers' chances to raise their voice in this process. Manfred Lang is a senior researcher in the Department of Educational Research at the Leibniz Institute for Science Education, Kiel (Germany).
Categories: Education