The Moral Imperative Realized

  • Filename: the-moral-imperative-realized.
  • ISBN: 9781412996105
  • Release Date: 2010-11-16
  • Number of pages: 81
  • Author: Michael Fullan
  • Publisher: Corwin Press

Award-winning author and educational reform expert Michael Fullan shows how to achieve successful local and systemic school reform through the strength of shared leadership.

Professional Capital

  • Filename: professional-capital.
  • ISBN: 9780807771709
  • Release Date: 2015-04-24
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Author: Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press

The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In this latest and most important collaboration, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan show how the quality of teaching is captured in a compelling new idea: the professional capital of every teacher working together in every school. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order, these two world authorities--who know teaching and leadership inside out--set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the teaching profession and more from the systems that support it. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore. This book features: (1) a powerful and practical solution to what ails American schools; (2) Action guidelines for all groups--individual teachers, administrators, schools and districts, state and federal leaders; (3) a next-generation update of core themes from the authors' bestselling book, "What's Worth Fighting for in Your School?" [This book was co-published with the Ontario Principals' Council.].


  • Filename: transcritique.
  • ISBN: 026226336X
  • Release Date: 2005-01-14
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Kojin Karatani
  • Publisher: MIT Press

Kojin Karatani's Transcritique introduces a startlingly new dimension to Immanuel Kant's transcendental critique by using Kant to read Karl Marx and Marx to read Kant. In a direct challenge to standard academic approaches to both thinkers, Karatani's transcritical readings discover the ethical roots of socialism in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and a Kantian critique of money in Marx's Capital.Karatani reads Kant as a philosopher who sought to wrest metaphysics from the discredited realm of theoretical dogma in order to restore it to its proper place in the sphere of ethics and praxis. With this as his own critical model, he then presents a reading of Marx that attempts to liberate Marxism from longstanding Marxist and socialist presuppositions in order to locate a solid theoretical basis for a positive activism capable of gradually superseding the trinity of Capital-Nation-State.

The Moral Landscape

  • Filename: the-moral-landscape.
  • ISBN: 9781439171226
  • Release Date: 2011-09-13
  • Number of pages: 307
  • Author: Sam Harris
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Calls for an end to religion's role in dictating morality, demonstrating how the scientific community's understandings about the human brain may enable the establishment of secular codes of behavior.

The Moral Imperative of School Leadership

  • Filename: the-moral-imperative-of-school-leadership.
  • ISBN: 9781483304076
  • Release Date: 2003-03-12
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Michael Fullan
  • Publisher: Corwin Press

The time has come to change the context of school leadership! The role of the principal is pivotal to systemic school change. That is the fundamental message in The Moral Imperative of School Leadership, which extends the discussion begun in Fullan's earlier publication, What’s Worth Fighting for in the Principalship? The author examines the moral purpose of school leadership and its critical role in "changing the context" in which the role is embedded. In this bold step forward, Fullan calls for principals to become agents as well as beneficiaries of the processes of school change. Concepts explored in-depth include: Why "changing the context" should be the main agenda for the principalship Why barriers to the principalship exist Why the principal should be seen as the COO (chief operating officer) of a school Why the role of the principal should figure more prominently within the system

Change Forces

  • Filename: change-forces.
  • ISBN: 1850008264
  • Release Date: 1993-01
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Michael Fullan
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

Knowledge in the process of educational change is said to be a missing ingredient in attempts to bring about educational innovation. This volume analyzes what is known about productive change processes and identifies corresponding action strategies at the individual, school, local and state levels.

Adorno s Practical Philosophy

  • Filename: adorno-s-practical-philosophy.
  • ISBN: 9781107036543
  • Release Date: 2013-07-25
  • Number of pages: 285
  • Author: Fabian Freyenhagen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A unique exploration of Adorno's ethics, defending his challenging views about how to live in an evil world.

Wages of Rebellion

  • Filename: wages-of-rebellion.
  • ISBN: 9780345807885
  • Release Date: 2015-05-12
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Chris Hedges
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER For bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges, we are once again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. From the vantage point of a world on the edge, Wages of Rebellion investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion and resistance. Drawing on an ambitious overview of prominent philosophers, historians and literary figures, Chris Hedges shows not only the harbingers of a coming crisis but also the nascent seeds of rebellion. His message is clear: popular uprisings across the globe are inevitable in the face of environmental destruction and wealth polarization. Focusing on the stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history, Hedges investigates what it takes to be a rebel in modern times. Utilizing the work of Reinhold Niebuhr, he describes the motivation that guides the actions of rebels as "sublime madness"--the state of passion that causes the rebel to engage in an unavailing fight against overwhelmingly powerful and oppressive forces. For Hedges, resistance is carried out not for its success, but as a moral imperative that affirms life. Those who rise up against the odds will be those endowed with this "sublime madness." From South African activists who dedicated their lives to ending apartheid, to contemporary anti-fracking protests in Alberta, to whistleblowers in pursuit of transparency, Wages of Rebellion shows the cost of a life committed to speaking the truth and demanding justice. From the Hardcover edition.

Globetrotting or Global Citizenship

  • Filename: globetrotting-or-global-citizenship.
  • ISBN: 9781442626119
  • Release Date: 2014-04-24
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Rebecca Tiessen
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Globetrotting or Global Citizenship? explores the broad range of international experiential learning options available to Canadian students, as well as the opportunities and the ethical dilemmas that come with them. Combining practical advice with critical examinations of international experiential learning, this essay collection is designed to help the reader to move beyond photo-ops and travel opportunities and towards striving for a deeper global citizenship. Globetrotting or Global Citizenship? is a valuable guide for students considering going abroad for experiential learning and a useful resource for those returning from such programs, as well as instructors and administrators facilitating pre-departure and return orientation sessions. Anyone taking part in international volunteering will find the reflections and analysis provided here an excellent starting point for understanding the potential impact of their time abroad.

Man s Search for Meaning

  • Filename: man-s-search-for-meaning.
  • ISBN: 9780807014271
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 165
  • Author: Viktor Emil Frankl
  • Publisher: Beacon Press

Frankl's timeless memoir and meditation on finding meaning in the midst of suffering With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. WinsladePsychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America. Beacon Press, the original English-language publisher of Man's Search for Meaning, is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword, biographical Afterword, jacket, price, and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers. Born in Vienna in 1905 Viktor E. Frankl earned an M.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. He published more than thirty books on theoretical and clinical psychology and served as a visiting professor and lecturer at Harvard, Stanford, and elsewhere. In 1977 a fellow survivor, Joseph Fabry, founded the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. Frankl died in 1997.

Motion Leadership

  • Filename: motion-leadership.
  • ISBN: 9781452273815
  • Release Date: 2009-11-20
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Michael Fullan
  • Publisher: Corwin Press

Create positive motion in your organization by becoming savvy about change! Michael Fullan, working with effective change leaders, provides the skinny on motion leadership, or how to “move” individuals, institutions, and whole systems forward. Cycling from practice to theory and back again, this easy-to-read book offers examples from Fullan’s global experience to help readers: Understand problems and work with change Mobilize peers to collaborate Specialize in capacity building Promote learning as the work of individuals and organizations Make progress and performance results transparent Earn trust by demonstrating integrity and competence Enable others to become motion leaders

Excellence Through Equity

  • Filename: excellence-through-equity.
  • ISBN: 9781416622505
  • Release Date: 2016-02-26
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Alan M. Blankstein
  • Publisher: ASCD

Excellence Through Equity is an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed. To help educators with what can at times be a difficult and challenging journey, Blankstein and Noguera frame the book with five guiding principles of Courageous Leadership: - Getting to your core - Making organizational meaning - Ensuring constancy and consistency of purpose - Facing the facts and your fears - Building sustainable relationships They further emphasize that the practices are grounded in three important areas of research that are too often disregarded: (1) child development, (2) neuroscience, and (3) environmental influences on child development and learning. You’ll hear from Carol Corbett Burris, Michael Fullan, Marcus J. Newsome, Paul Reville, Susan Szachowicz, and other bold practitioners and visionary thinkers who share compelling and actionable ideas, strategies, and experiences for closing the achievement gap in your classrooms and school. Ensuring that all students receive an education that cultivates their talents and potential is in all our common interest. As Andy Hargreaves writes in the coda: “The opportunity for all Americans is to articulate and believe in an inspiring vision of educational change that is about what the next genera¬tion of America and Americans should become, not about a target or ranking that the nation should attain.”

The Logic of the Moral Sciences

  • Filename: the-logic-of-the-moral-sciences.
  • ISBN: 0812690532
  • Release Date: 1872
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing

This books is a reprint of the Sixth Book of Mill's A System of Logic ratiocinative and inductive, being a connected view of the principles of evidence and the methods of scientific investigation, first published in 1843. The text has been reset from the eighth edition (1872), the last edition published in Mill's lifetime.

Dropping Out

  • Filename: dropping-out.
  • ISBN: 9780674063167
  • Release Date: 2011-11-29
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Russell W. Rumberger
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

Most kids in the developed world finish high school—but not in the United States. More than a million drop out every year, and the numbers are rising. Dropping Out provides answers to fundamental questions: Who drops out, and why? What happens to them when they do? How can we prevent at-risk kids from short-circuiting their futures?

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