Reflective Practice to Improve Schools: An Action Guide for Educators

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Jennifer York-Barr
SAGE Publications, 2006 - Education - 312 pages
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Praise for the First Edition:

'(the book) poses a challenging, compelling argument and is highly recommended for any educator in search of tips, tricks, and techniques for self improvement on the job' - Midwest Book Review

'This book is a must read for teacher leaders, principals, and central office administrators. The authors make a substantive and powerful argument for addressing reflection at all levels of the organization and provide practical tools and insights to facilitate a comfortable transition from theory to practice. This book will be valuable to anyone serious about ensuring success for all students' - Stephanie Hirsh, Deputy Executive Director, National Staff Development Council

Reflective Practice to Improve Schools allows educators to examine individual and collective beliefs and assumptions, leading to insights about instructional effectiveness. A unique, useful tool for understanding the potential--in fact, the necessity--of reflective practice, this important book offers a practical guide to initiating or extending individual and collaborative commitments to reflective practice schoolwide.

You will find new information added to this edition that includes:

o More ideas and strategies for individual reflection

o New examples from practice for administrators and more schoolwide examples

o Greater reflection for fostering equity and cultural competence

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About the author (2006)

Jennifer York-Barr, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where she coordinates and teaches teacher leadership, staff development, and educational administration.

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