Released on 2016-12-15Categories Education

Place-Based Methods for Researching Schools

Place-Based Methods for Researching Schools

Author: Pat Thomson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474242905

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Schools are complex institutions. They do not easily reveal themselves to researchers who rely on only one or two methods. Understanding a school, its neighbourhood and its students requires a researcher with a more complex repertoire of verbal, statistical and visual research strategies. Place-Based Methods for Researching Schools shows how multiple methods can be used together to research schools, rather than dealing with decontextualised methods, one by one. Taking a novel theoretical approach to the school as a 'place', the book offers grounded illustrations of schools as places from real case study and ethnographic research conducted in both Australia and the UK. A practical guide, this book explores the on-the-ground questions researchers are likely to face in the order they are likely to face them. The chapters not only look at data generation approaches, but also address analysis of the data and writing about the school, topics that are often ignored. Methods explored for use include those drawn from urban planning and geography to explore neighbourhoods, visual surveys, mapping, classroom observation, ethnographic observation, interviews, focus groups, sociograms and linguistic corpora. Including research tips from the authors, case studies, a glossary and annotated further reading list, this book is essential reading for students and scholars approaching their research project.
Released on 2016-12-15Categories Education

Place-Based Methods for Researching Schools

Place-Based Methods for Researching Schools

Author: Pat Thomson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474242899

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 158

Schools are complex institutions. They do not easily reveal themselves to researchers who rely on only one or two methods. Understanding a school, its neighbourhood and its students requires a researcher with a more complex repertoire of verbal, statistical and visual research strategies. Place-Based Methods for Researching Schools shows how multiple methods can be used together to research schools, rather than dealing with decontextualised methods, one by one. Taking a novel theoretical approach to the school as a 'place', the book offers grounded illustrations of schools as places from real case study and ethnographic research conducted in both Australia and the UK. A practical guide, this book explores the on-the-ground questions researchers are likely to face in the order they are likely to face them. The chapters not only look at data generation approaches, but also address analysis of the data and writing about the school, topics that are often ignored. Methods explored for use include those drawn from urban planning and geography to explore neighbourhoods, visual surveys, mapping, classroom observation, ethnographic observation, interviews, focus groups, sociograms and linguistic corpora. Including research tips from the authors, case studies, a glossary and annotated further reading list, this book is essential reading for students and scholars approaching their research project.
Released on 2006Categories Education

The Best Schools

The Best Schools

Author: Thomas Armstrong

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416604570

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 197

Educators, politicians, parents, and even students are consumed with speaking the language of academic achievement. Yet something is missing in the current focus on accountability, standardized testing, and adequate yearly progress. If schools continue to focus the conversation on rigor and accountability and ignore more human elements of education, many students may miss out on opportunities to discover the richness of individual exploration that schools can foster. In The Best Schools, Armstrong urges educators to leave narrow definitions of learning behind and return to the great thinkers of the past 100 years--Montessori, Piaget, Freud, Steiner, Erikson, Dewey, Elkind, Gardner--and to the language of human development and the whole child. The Best Schools highlights examples of educational programs that are honoring students' differences, using developmentally appropriate practices, and promoting a humane approach to education that includes the following elements: * An emphasis on play for early childhood learning. * Theme- and project-based learning for elementary school students. * Active learning that recognizes the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of adolescents in middle schools. * Mentoring, apprenticeships, and cooperative education for high school students. Educators in "the best schools" recognize the differences in the physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual worlds of students of different ages. This book will help educators reflect on how to help each student reach his or her true potential, how to inspire each child and adolescent to discover an inner passion to learn, and how to honor the unique journey of each individual through life.
Released on 2013-05-31Categories Business & Economics

Integration of location based services into the social CRM strategy

Integration of location based services into the social CRM strategy

Author: Annelie Roggenkamp

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656432661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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Master's Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1,0, Berlin School of Economics and Law, course: International Marketing Management M.A., language: English, abstract: This thesis aims at critically analyzing Foursquare from a customer relationship management (CRM) perspective. After elaborating on CRM and carefully scrutinizing the mobile application and its functions, the author aims at investigating how Foursquare can be used as a CRM tool throughout the customer relationship life-cycle. Since large companies managing renowned brands usually have more sophisticated tools to enforce their CRM strategy, this thesis is less concerned with those large enterprises, but rather focuses on small, local businesses that decide to enter the realm of customer relationship management.
Released on 2004Categories Education

Constructivist Methods for Teaching in Diverse Middle-level Classrooms

Constructivist Methods for Teaching in Diverse Middle-level Classrooms

Author: Kenneth T. Henson

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015057602461

Category: Education

Page: 407

View: 656

Constructivist Strategies for Proactive Middle Level Teachers is designed to prepare prospective middle level teachers for their first classroom experience and to help in-service teachers improve their teaching skills.Each of the themes in this book addresses a major goal set by the Carnegie Council on Academic Development or by the National Middle School Association particularly selected for middle-level programs. The book employs as its focus constructivism, multiculturalism, and a proactive approach to teaching-all topics of concern/importance to teacher educators.Prospective middle level teachers.