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Brandt, Ronald S.

Works: 110 works in 224 publications in 2 languages and 7,175 library holdings
Genres: Forecasts  Terminology  Dictionaries  Case studies  Interviews  Abstracts  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other
Classifications: L13, 370.1523
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Most widely held works by Ronald S Brandt
Powerful learning by Ronald S Brandt( )

17 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes conditions that promote learning in school, providing examples of real schools to illustrate how those conditions apply to students in the classroom. The conditions are as follows: (1) people learn what is personally meaningful to them, (2) people learn when they accept challenging but achievable goals, (3) learning is developmental, (4) individuals learn differently, (5) people construct new knowledge by building on their current knowledge, (6) much learning occurs through social interaction, (7) people need feedback to learn, (8) successful learning involves use of strategies (which themselves are learned), (9) a positive emotional climate strengthens learning, and (10) learning is influenced by the total environment. Schools as learning organizations should: (1) have incentive structures that encourage adaptive behavior; (2) have challenging but achievable shared goals; (3) have members who can accurately identify the organization's stages of development; (4) gather, process, and act upon information in ways best suited to their purposes; (5) have an institutional knowledge base and processes for creating new ideas; (6) exchange information frequently with relevant external sources; (7) get feedback on products and services; (8) continuously refine their basic processes; (9) have a supportive organizational culture; and (10) be open systems, sensitive to the external environment. (Contains 62 references.) (Sm)
Education in a new era( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks back to look ahead. Its purpose is to divine what may happen-as well as what should happen-in the education of children and youth, after thoughtfully reviewing what has happened so far
21st century skills : rethinking how students learn by James A Bellanca( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents multiple perspectives and a rich source of ideas and strategies K-12 practitioners can use to examine and enhance their practice to promote innovation through critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and technology integration, while building on core content
Content of the curriculum by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This yearbook presents 12 papers comprising recognized experts' thoughts about the content and organization of the various disciplines within the k-12 curriculum. These papers are as follows: (1) "Introduction: What Should Schools Teach?" By Ronald S. Brandt; (2) "Social Studies: The Study of People in Society" by Donald H. Bragaw and H. Michael Hartoonian; (3) "Content and Process in the English Curriculum" by Charles Suhor; (4) "New Goals for School Mathematics" by Patricia F. Campbell and James T. Fey; (5) "Rethinking the Science Curriculum" by F. James Rutherford and Andrew Ahlgren; (6) "Tomorrow's Emphasis in Foreign Language: Proficiency" by Myriam Met ; (7) "What Students Should Learn in the Arts" by Paul R. Lehman; (8) "Curriculum for Critical Reflection in Physical Education" by Linda L. Bain; (9) "School Health Education" by Richard G. Schlaadt; (10) "The Transition from Industrial Arts to Technology Education" by M. James Bensen; (11) "Reconceptualizing the Home Economics Curriculum" by Joanna B. Smith; and (12) "Conclusion: Conceptions of Content" by Ronald S. Brandt. (Te)
Applied strategies for curriculum evaluation by Ronald S Brandt( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of a middle school humanities program is the focus of this report. It explains how to identify information needs and set priorities, how to obtain information from a variety of sources, and what to do with the data collected in terms of formulating recommendations for the school board. The variety of evaluation approaches presented are geared toward supplying alternatives for program planners. Some of the questions raised include: (1) how the findings of the evaluation plan will be presented; (2) what decisions will be made considering the data, and who makes those decisions; (3) what benefits are produced by the program; (4) what relationship exists between what was planned and what is to be implemented; and (5) whether the learning experiences of this program displaces others of higher priority. Chapters by W. James Popham, Deborah G. Bonnet, Robert E. Stake and James a Pearsol, Michael Scriven, Elliot W. Eisner, William J. Webster, Blain R. Worthen, and Henry M. Brickell are included. (Author/GK)
The language of learning : a guide to education terms by J. Lynn McBrien( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education has a language of its own. Unfortunately, the general public and even some educators have different understandings of what the terms mean. This book examines more than 200 terms used in k-12 education in the United States. The purpose of this book is to enlighten parents, school board members, business leaders, and other concerned citizens about educational jargon in an objective way, using everyday language. Each entry offers a definition, and some entries include examples and resources for more information. At the end of the book topics are grouped with a list of key words related to the subject. The list can be used as a cross-reference and as a resource. A topic index is included. (Lmi)
Partners : parents & schools by Ronald S Brandt( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors of this collection of essays make the major points that parental participation influences student performance, and that time spent with parents by school personnel results in better learning. Ira J. Gordon explains four models of parent-school-community relationships and cites research evidence of long-term effects of parent involvement programs. Dorothy Rich and colleagues list practical ways to involve parents directly in the education of their own children. Phyllis J. Hobson explains the organization of the District of Columbia Title I Parental Involvement Program and lists five essentials for parental involvement. Lois S. Steinberg reviews recent literature, discusses several new forms of parent participation and considers evidence of their potential effectiveness. Suzanne O'Shea reviews court rulings and analyzes the rights of parents to withdraw their children from instruction. Delmo Della-Dora shows how parents can participate at each step of the curriculum planning process. Ned S. Hubbell points to population shifts (more than two-thirds of all adults now do not have children in schools) and says that the way to communicate with both parents and nonparents is to get them involved in school affairs. John W. Alden says that service as a school volunteer is a form of citizen participation that many people would rather perform than be members of advisory councils. (Author/MLF)
Assessing student learning : new rules, new realities( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooperative learning and the collaborative school : readings from Educational leadership by Ronald S Brandt( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooperation in the classroom counteracts well-established routines and values that nearly all adults and many educators take for granted. Education remains a fiercely competitive enterprise, and individualistic notions of professionalism predominate. Despite the continued importance of independence, initiative, and personal achievement, today's schools are experimenting with consideration, sharing, collegiality, and commitment to group goals. This volume contains readings from recent editions of "Educational Leadership" on cooperative learning and collaborative schools, beginning with Robert Slavin's introduction and Ronald Brandt's insistence that cooperation is not un-American. The articles in the second section discuss various cooperative learning models, including Team Assisted Individuation, Cooperative integrated Reading and Composition, and Group Investigation. The third section is devoted to implementation of cooperative learning, and the fourth section highlights the idea of schools as caring communities developed through group work. The sixth section provides ideas on how to get started, and the seventh section summarizes controversies among various researchers. The final section presents articles on the collaborative school, focusing on developing teacher collegiality, cooperative professional development, and school improvement efforts. The volume ends with an extensive annotated bibliography divided into nine parts. (Mlh)
Readings from Educational leadership : performance assessment( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effective schools and school improvement : readings from Educational leadership( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching thinking : readings from Educational leadership( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coaching and staff development : readings from Educational leadership( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students at risk : readings from Educational leadership( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings from Educational leadership : restructuring schools( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with leading educators from Educational leadership( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings on research from Educational leadership( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensions of thinking : background and commentary( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph presents commentaries on the book "Dimensions of Thinking: a Framework for Curriculum and Instruction" (which organizes research and theory from several sources into a framework for teaching thinking), by four of its seven authors. The four articles are as follows: "The Development of 'Dimensions of Thinking'" (Ronald S. Brandt); "'Dimensions of Thinking' as a Framework for Curriculum and Instruction in School" (Carolyn Hughes); "'Dimensions of Thinking' and Cognitive Instruction: Use of the 'Dimensions' Model by Various Laboratories and Related Associations or Groups" (Barbara Z. Presseisen); and "Using the 'Dimensions of Thinking' Framework in Professional Associations" (Charles Suhor). (Sr)
Readings on curriculum implementation( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning about learning by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a few key insights on the learning process derived from recent cognitive research. Includes leading researchers speaking candidly about their findings. Also provides brief illustrative scenes from classrooms
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Powerful learning
Education in a new era21st century skills : rethinking how students learnThe language of learning : a guide to education termsEffective schools and school improvement : readings from Educational leadership
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