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National Association of Independent Schools

Works: 190 works in 266 publications in 1 language and 4,420 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Bibliography  Lists  Directories  Bibliographies  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
Classifications: LC47, 373.73
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Independent school( )

in English and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Independent school bulletin( )

in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boarding schools directory( )

in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books for secondary school libraries by National Association of Independent Schools( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boarding schools( )

in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching in an open classroom : informal checks, diagnoses, and learning strategies for beginning reading and math by Nancy Langstaff( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, intended for use by inservice teachers, preservice teachers, and parents interested in open classrooms, contains three chapters. "Beginning Reading in an Open Classroom" discusses language development, sight vocabulary, visual discrimination, auditory discrimination, directional concepts, small muscle control, and measurement of abilities. "Beginning Math in an Open Classroom" describes stages of math development, activities for developing math skills, and evaluation of pupils' mathematical skills. "Five Children: Case Studies" presents the case studies of five children to illustrate how diagnosis and learning strategies were initiated. A conclusion discusses the lack of patterns in the development of a child's learning. Three appendixes describe evaluation procedures for math and reading, and the selection and use of classroom materials for math and reading. (WR)
Understanding faculty unions and collective bargaining : a guide for independent school administrators by Frank R Kemerer( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faculty unionization in private schools and colleges poses a problem for already harried independent school administrators. The selection of a union, the end product of a series of difficulties, is a reaction to a situation that might have been altered had school administrators understood how unions come into being. This guide is intended to help administrators understand what a union is and the factors that promote its development. Included is a discussion of ways in which administrators can lessen the appeal of a union to faculty members. One section identifies the positive and negative consequences of unions, and one of four appendices provides information in question/answer form for those schools now negotiating with faculty unions. One appendix outlines a sample personnel policy, another is a glossary of labor terms, and the last is an annotated bibliography. (Author)
An inquiry into student unrest in independent secondary schools by Alan R Blackmer( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report focuses on the nature and forms of student unrest in a sample of schools that make up the National Association of Independent Schools (nais). Although not limited to one type of nais school, this study emphasizes boarding schools of the New England and Middle Atlantic States since evidence of student unrest is greater in these schools. Some of the data for the study were obtained from responses to letters sent to directors, faculties, students, and parents representing 115 randomly selected private secondary schools. (Jf)
Evaluating the performance of trustees and school heads by Eric W Johnson( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reciprocal evaluations of and by trustees and the head of an independent school should meausure performance against clearly established expectations, framed in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the school itself. Such evaluations should be regular, candid, objective, and constructive, reenforcing effective performance as well as identifying potential problems. Differences of opinion should be resolved by discussion and exchange of views rather than by vote, and in all evaluation, distinctions should be carefully drawn between policy-making (the trustees' responsibility) and school operations (the responsibility of the head and staff). Finally, mutual respect must inform the entire evaluative process, whether formal or informal. Examples of evaluation procedures for trustees and heads of seven different schools are provided, along with a chapter on situations, problems, and opportunities that may need special emphasis in the evaluation process. Sample evaluation forms are included in an appendix. (Te)
Financing the independent school of the future. The edited proceedings of three meetings, Houston, Texas, March 21-23, 1968( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teachers' round table on sex education : report of a survey of current sex education programs and practices in NAIS member schools by Mary Susan Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle school handbook by Harry Finks( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The middle school provides a planned transition from childhood to young adulthood: it moves a student from the protective nurture of elementary school to the more depersonalized high school setting gradually, sensitively, and by design. Composed of the ideas from middle school education that each of the educators who choose this wonderful level of educational concentration seem to discover over and over again, this handbook is divided into six sections. The first and second sections introduce the middle schooler and cover the history and focus of middle schools. Section 3 discusses such topics associated with the middle school curriculum as sexuality and physical education, evaluation and grading, and scheduling. Sections 4 and 5 are dedicated to middle school educators--teachers and the principal--and the middle schooler's parents. The sixth section highlights important middle school issues including advisors, behavior, leadership and participation, mixed-age groups, multicultural education, networking, and transition. Intended to become a workbook for each of its readers, this document has wide margins to make room for personal stories and anecdotes. Topics covered in the appendices include learning and learners, boldness, middle school teachers, parent peer groups, middle and upper school cooperation, and the resources used for this document. (Km)
Negro students in independent schools by David Mallery( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paths to new curriculum by Stephen C Clem( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After acknowledging the complexity and importance of curriculum change, this document offers suggestions for involving students, parents, board members, and graduates in curriculum review. Information on empowering teachers, promoting growth in all adults, and encouraging collaboration is provided as well as necessary steps in curriculum review. School culture, characteristics of successful schools, and existing barriers to curriculum change are examined, and suggestions to overcome barriers to change are offered. Also discussed are time management and scheduling for curriculum review; the value of educational research; strategies for pursuing individual and school learning; and the difference between content agenda and skill agenda. In addition, a series of clarifying exercises for curriculum reviews focused on the internal workings of the school or on outside resources are provided and the hidden and null curricula are explored. Last, a sample process and specific questions for curriculum review are presented that address the following steps: (1) seeing the need for change; (2) getting started; (3) identifying the existing curriculum; (4) researching; (5) setting goals; (6) implementation; and (7) evaluation. Forty-eight written resources, 23 professional contacts and 12 government-associated contacts are appended. (Cla)
Evaluating our performance : an advisory for boards of trustees and school heads by Boston, MA National Association of Independent Schools( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boards of trustees and heads of private elementary and secondary schools need to engage in some form of annual evaluation as a means of achieving greater stability in the relations between head administrators and governing boards, according to the authors. This paper briefly explores the philosophical ramifications of evaluation and outlines practical suggestions for carrying out an evaluation process, including self-evaluation by board and head administrator, evaluation of the head administrator by the board, and timing considerations. Descriptions of nine evaluation processes in effect in various private schools are appended. (Author)
The selection and appointment of school heads by Eileen R Driscoll( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senior booklist by National Association of Independent Schools( )

in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing patterns of school governance by Donald A Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines innovative governance patterns in 25 independent schools around the country. Among student concerns are student councils, honor committees, students in advisory capacities, faculty-student senates, all-school meetings, and constitutions. Faculty concerns cover faculty associations, salary scales, faculty representation on boards, faculty meetings, and faculty roles in governance. Effective systems that involve students in governance, the author asserts, are invariably honest, simple in structure, small, challenging, unique to themselves, constantly changing, and based on a belief that some of our students are morally capable of making important decisions. (Author/WM)
The library in the independent school; some questions and answers by Pauline Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of 377 independent secondary school libraries or librarians revealed an increased and ever-increasing awareness of the importance of the role of the library within the school. This report, partially presented in question-and-answer form, is based on questions most frequently asked by librarians and administrators. The questions cover the "ABC's" of Libraries for operation, standards, personnel and services. Questions to be used for evaluating the library in the school for use of the head of the school and for the librarian are presented. (Ab)
A great balancing act : equitable education for girls and boys by Anne Chapman( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating equitable education for boys and girls
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Alternative Names

controlled identityIndependent Schools Education Board

controlled identityNational Council of Independent Schools


N.A.I.S. (National Association of Independent Schools)


NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools)


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