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Boser, Ulrich

Overview
Works: 28 works in 81 publications in 3 languages and 2,703 library holdings
Genres: Self-help publications  True crime stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: N8795.3.M4, 364.16287599492
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ulrich Boser
The Gardner heist : a true story of the world's largest unsolved art theft by Ulrich Boser( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One museum, two thieves, and the Boston underworld--the story behind the lost Gardner masterpieces worth $500 million and the art detective who swore to get them back."--Cover
Learn better : mastering the skills for success in life, business, school, or, how to become an expert in just about anything by Ulrich Boser( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and Chinese and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorization: you study facts, dates, and details, burn them into your memory, and then apply that knowledge at opportune times. But Boser demonstrates that how we learn can matter just as much as what we learn. He covers six key steps to help readers "learn how to learn" and makes the case that being smart is not an innate ability-- learning is a skill everyone can master
The leap : the science of trust and why it matters by Ulrich Boser( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We're not supposed to trust others--look at the headlines, read the blogs. It seems that everyone is wary, that everyone is doubtful. But our sense of social trust and togetherness can be restored. In The Leap, author Ulrich Boser shows how the emerging research on trust can improve our lives, rebuild our economy, and strengthen society. Boser visits a radio soap opera in Rwanda that aims to restore the country's broken trust, profiles the man who brought honesty to one of the most corrupt cities in Latin America, and explains how a college dropout managed to con his way into American high society. Boser even goes skydiving to see if the experience will increase his levels of oxytocin, the so-called trust hormone. A mix of hard science and compelling storytelling, The Leap explores how we trust, why we trust, and what we can all do to deepen social trust. The book includes insightful policy recommendations along with surprising new data on the state of social trust in America today.--From publisher description
U.S. news & world report ultimate guide to becoming a teacher by Ben Wildavsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation. The U.S. News Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Teacher, from the education experts at U.S. News & World Report, offers a complete overview of the turmoil in the profession and the spread of reforms designed to attract the best and brightest to teaching-and to encourage them stay. The guide also provides detailed information about how to choose the right school of education, the many new alternative routes into the classroom, and how to pay for it all
The Gardner heist : the true story of the world's largest unsolved art theft by Ulrich Boser( Recording )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and committed the largest art heist in history. They stole a dozen masterpieces, including one Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas. But after thousands of leads--and a $5 million reward--none of the paintings have been recovered. Worth as much as $500 million, the missing masterpieces have become one of the nation's most extraordinary unsolved mysteries. After the death of famed art detective Harold Smith, reporter Ulrich Boser decided to take up the case. Exploring Smith's unfinished leads, Boser travels deep into the art underworld and comes across a remarkable cast of characters, including a brilliant rock 'n' roll thief, a gangster who professes his innocence in rhyming verse, and the enigmatic late Boston heiress Isabella Stewart Gardner herself
U.S. news ultimate guide to becoming a teacher by Ben Wildavsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a complete overview of the turmoil in the profession and the spread of reforms designed to attract the best and brightest to teaching. The guide also provides detailed information about the many new alternative routes into the classroom, how to choose the right school of education and how to pay for it all
Learn better : mastering the skills for success in life, business, and school, or, how to become an expert in just about anything by Ulrich Boser( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An education researcher maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like comprehension check-ins and making material personally relatable can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways than simple rote memorization
The leap : the science of trust & why it matters by Ulrich Boser( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the emerging research on trust can improve our lives, rebuild our economy, and strengthen society. As part of this engaging and deeply reported narrative, Boser visits a radio soap opera in Rwanda that aims to restore the country's broken trust, profiles the man who brought honesty to one of the most corrupt cities in Latin America, and explains how a college dropout managed to con his way into American high society. Boser even goes skydiving to see if the experience will increase his levels of oxytocin, the so-called "trust hormone. A powerful mix of hard science and compelling storytelling, The Leap explores how we trust, why we trust, and what we can all do to deepen social trust
Learn Better : atama no tsukaikata ga kawari manabi ga fukamaru muttsu no suteppu by Ulrich Boser( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return on educational investment : a district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity by Ulrich Boser( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A look at school district bang for the buck."--Provided by the publisher
Teacher diversity revisited : a new state-by-state analysis by Ulrich Boser( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2011, a study by the Center for American Progress (CAP) found that the demographics of the teacher workforce had not kept up with student demographics and showed that students of color made up more than 40 percent of the school-age population. In contrast, teachers of color were only 17 percent of the teaching force. Since this time, the nation has only grown more diverse. Therefore, the authors decided to revisit the issue of teacher diversity, and calculated again their groundbreaking "Teacher Diversity Index," an approach pioneered in the 2011 study that ranks states on the percentage-point difference between teachers of color and students of color. For the current analysis, the authors relied on data from the 2012 Schools and Staffing Survey, a nationally representative survey of teachers and principals administered every four years by the National Center for Education Statistics. They also relied on 2011 data from the Common Core of Data, which is also administered by the National Center for Education Statistics. And for the first time, they looked at teacher diversity within some select states. Findings include: (1) The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow; (2) Almost every state has a significant diversity gap; (3) When looking across racial and ethnic backgrounds, the Hispanic teacher population had larger demographic gaps relative to students; and (4) Diversity gaps are large within districts. An appendix contains tabular data on teacher demographics by state and race. [For "Teacher Diversity Matters: A State-by-State Analysis of Teachers of Color" (2011), see ED535665.]
Learn better xue de geng hao by Bao ze( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race to the Top : what have we learned from the states so far? : a state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance by Ulrich Boser( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The law had a very simple mission: kick-start an economic recovery through strategic investment. Deep within the law were a number of key education initiatives, including Race to the Top (RTT), which was a way to invest in the nation's education system and spur efforts to reform schools. To apply for a grant, states had to submit a detailed application and the Department of Education rewarded points if the application met certain criteria and policies. Applications for Phase 1 of the program were due in early 2010 and 40 states and the District of Columbia applied for funding, with Delaware and Tennessee winning grants in the first round. Phase II winners were announced in September 2010. In the end there were 12 winners in the second round of the program, including the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island. Given the importance of RTT the author and his team wanted to take a closer look and get a better sense of what exactly was happening within the states that won the grants in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the program. They wanted to determine what's going well? And what's going wrong? Were the states on track to meet all of the goals detailed in their grants? How has Department of Education helped or hindered implementation? And finally, what lessons could be drawn for future federal education initiatives? To answer these questions, a team of researchers was enlisted to dig deep into each state's RTT efforts. The team spoke to key stakeholders, examined various budget and implementation documents, and sifted through performance data provided by the Department of Education. As part of their evaluation effort, they also evaluated the states based on their performance, benchmarking their success against a set of key indicators. Overall, they found that although a lot of work remains to be done, RTT has sparked significant school reform efforts and demonstrates that significant policy changes are possible. Full methodology and list of sources for Race to the Top implementation table is appended. (Contains 58 endnotes.)
America's leaky pipeline for teachers of color : getting more teachers of color into the classroom by Farah Z Ahmad( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To prepare American students for lives of high achievement, America's schools need a teaching corps that is not only highly effective but also racially and ethnically diverse. Progress has been made in recent decades in attracting people of color to the teaching profession. But major barriers--including a scarcity of high-quality, teacher-training programs targeted at teachers of color; the educational debt students of color must shoulder; and the general lack of esteem in our society for teaching--stand in the way of producing an optimal pool of teachers. Without vigorous policy innovations and public investment, the demographic gap will only widen to the detriment of children's education. This report will describe how the shortcomings of today's education system and the underachievement of many of today's students of color shrink the future supply of teachers of color. Furthermore, it will offer policy recommendations through which federal and state education agencies and local school districts can address this critical problem. [This report was produced under Progress 2050: New Ideas for a Diverse America, a project within the Center for American Progress.]
Teacher Diversity Matters : A State-by-State Analysis of Teachers of Color by Ulrich Boser( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At some point over the next 10 to 12 years, the nation's public school student body will have no one clear racial or ethnic majority. In other words, students of color--students who are not classified as non-Hispanic whites, for purposes of this analysis--will constitute more than half of our primary and secondary students. This demographic trend is already manifest in some of the nation's most populous states, including California and Texas, where the majority of students are students of color. Policymakers are increasingly concerned about the relatively low percentages of teachers of color working in the nation's schools. So researchers at the Center for American Progress set out to study this issue, conducting an analysis of the 2008 Schools and Staffing Survey, or SASS, a nationally representative survey of teachers and principals administered every four years by the National Center for Education Statistics. Part of the issue is that teachers of color are more likely to teach in public schools in urban, high-poverty communities, which often receive less than their fair share of school dollars. Teachers of color also are far less satisfied than white teachers with the way in which their school is run. Findings suggest that the nation needs a two-pronged approach to improving teacher diversity. The nation needs to expand high-quality recruitment programs, for starters, with some of this being done through the alternative certification programs mentioned in this article. There is also a need to do more to improve the professional experience of teachers of color. Teacher workforce by state and race is appended. (Contains 1 table and 12 endnotes.)
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1 edition published in 2019 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Quest to Improve Schools, Have Teachers Been Stripped of Their Autonomy? by Ulrich Boser( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Over the past few years, there has been an ever-growing chorus of those who grumble that teachers are unhappy with their lack of control and freedom and have grown to deeply dislike their jobs. This article asks if teachers really lack autonomy and freedom, and wonders if as a nation, whether or not we have reached the right balance of accountability and autonomy that is necessary for workplace innovation, career satisfaction and over results. To gain a better handle on this issue, the authors examined a number of relevant data sets. First an analysis of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey, or SASS, a nationally representative survey of teachers and principals administered regularly by the National Center for Education Statistics was conducted. Second they looked at various state surveys, including 2013 data from Kentucky and Tennessee, as well as other recent national polling data on teacher attitudes. The data suggest something much different than the conventional wisdom. In fact, teachers are far more autonomous--and far more satisfied--than most people believe. This article suggests that in many ways, the problem is in the perception of the way we think about educator autonomy and suggests some changes to what could be an outdated mindset on the issue. The authors make an argument that while teachers should be given a great deal of leeway over how they teach, the country also needs to do a far better job of defining what teachers need to teach. The authors conclude by saying in the end, the teaching profession will be all the better for it. Six data tables looking at teacher control are appended
Mid- and Late-Career Teachers Struggle with Paltry Incomes by Ulrich Boser( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Low teacher pay is not news. Over the years, all sorts of observers have argued that skimpy teacher salaries keep highly qualified individuals out of the profession. One recent study found that a major difference between the education system in the United States and those in other nations with high-performing students is that the United States offers much lower pay to educators. But for the most part, the conversation around teacher pay has examined entry-level teachers. The goal of this issue brief was to learn more about the salaries of mid- and late-career teachers and see if wages were high enough to attract and keep the nation's most talented individuals. This research relied on a variety of databases, the results of which are deeply troubling. Findings include: (1) Mid- and late-career teacher base salaries are painfully low in many states; (2) Teachers with 10 years of experience who are family breadwinners often qualify for a number of federally funded benefit programs designed for families needing financial support; and (3) To supplement their minimal salaries, large percentages of teachers work second jobs. The bottom line is that mid- and late-career teachers are not earning what they deserve, nor are they able to gain the salaries that support a middle-class existence. An appendix provides a table of state-by-state data on teacher salaries
Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck? by Ulrich Boser( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Far too often, school leaders fail to consider how technology might dramatically improve teaching and learning, and schools frequently acquire digital devices without discrete learning goals and ultimately use these devices in ways that fail to adequately serve students, schools, or taxpayers. Because of a growing debate concerning spending on education technology, the Center for American Progress (CAP) decided to look closely at the issue of how students used technology and the return that educators were getting on their technology investment. In conducting this examination, they relied on one of the richest sources of national student survey data--the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP--and conducted an analysis of the 2009 and 2011 background surveys. Known as the Nation's Report Card, the NAEP assessments are administered every two years by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, and the exams serve as a way to benchmark student performance. In addition, CAP conducted a state-by-state survey of the websites of state departments of education during the first two weeks of February 2013 to see if states had conducted any evaluation of the return on their school-technology investment. Key findings included: (1) Students often use technology for basic skills; (2) States are not looking at what sort of outcomes they are getting for their technology spending; and (3) Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to have access to more rigorous STEM-learning opportunities. It concludes with recommendations for policymakers, schools, and advocates. Appended are state-by-state figures showing the percent of eighth-grade math students who regularly use a computer program for drills on math facts, new lessons on problem solving, spreadsheets for math assignments, statistical programs for math class, word programs for math class, and work with geometric shapes. [The analysis in this report grew out of "Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Innovation" a joint project of the Center for American Progress, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Frederick M. Hess of the American Enterprise Institute.]
Bridging the gap : how to strengthen the pk-16 pipeline to improve college readiness by Ulrich Boser( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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