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Levin, Benjamin

Works: 30 works in 131 publications in 3 languages and 3,468 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Textbooks  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Benjamin Levin
Making a difference in urban schools : ideas, politics and pedagogy by Jane Gaskell( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can be done to improve the educational experiences of students who live in cities with increasingly high levels of diversity and inequality? Making a Difference in Urban Schools evaluates how school and community leaders have worked to change urban education in Canada for the better over the past fifty years. This analytic and comparative study traces the evolution of urban education in Toronto and Winnipeg from the 1960s onward. Jane Gaskell and Ben Levin identify important contrasts between the experiences in each city as a result of their different demographics, institutional structures, cultures, and politics. They also highlight the common issues and dilemmas faced by reformers in these two cities, across Canada, and globally -- including many that persist and remain controversial to this day
Reforming education : from origins to outcomes by Benjamin Levin( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of large-scale education reform in five different settings: England, New Zealand, the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Manitoba and the US state of Minnesota. The book looks at a variety of reforms covering: school choice; charter schools; increased testing of students; stricter curriculum guidelines; and local school management. Drawing from theoretical and empirical work in education, political theory, organizational theory and public administration, It provides a clearly developed conceptual framework of analyzing reform programmes. The author reviews the political origins of the reforms, the process of adoption into law, the implementation processes used to support the reforms and the results of the reforms for students, schools and communities
Governing education by Benjamin Ruvin Levin( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"High levels of cynicism about politics, fuelled by a lack of understanding of the real dynamics of policy and the political process, are dangerous to democracy. So argues Benjamin Levin in Governing Education. With this book, Levin seeks to improve public understanding of the way government works, especially with regard to education policy." "Based on his experience as Manitoba's deputy minister of education from 1999 to 2002, Levin offers an insider's account of the events and conditions that governed Manitoba's education policy as a way of illustrating the larger dynamics of the political process. He demonstrates how the actions of governments are rooted in diverse political demands, and, looking at the current state of education and education policy in Canada, comments on its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities." "Levin combines enlightened analysis with stories of real events told by participants, providing an in-depth exploration of government in action. This study will appeal to readers interested in education, political science, and public administration."--Jacket
The impact of research in education : an international perspective by Benjamin Levin( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research by universities plays an increasingly important role in shaping education policy around the world yet there is much dissatisfaction with the ways that they share that work. This much-needed, original book analyses efforts and systems in nine countries to mobilize research knowledge, describing the various factors that support or inhibit that work. Beginning and concluding chapters offer analytical lenses for understanding these various elements across the cases. Together, this collection from a wide range of experienced contributors, provides an unprecedented international view of the way education research is produced and shared, and provides excellent signposts for improvement for researchers and those interested in more impact from research in education
More high school graduates : how schools can save students from dropping out by Ben Levin( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comprehensive guide helps school leaders and government policymakers boost high school graduation rates. Levin's proven system has been implemented successfully in hundreds of high schools
How to change 5000 schools : a practical and positive approach for leading change at every level by Ben Levin( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In How to change 5000 schools, Ben Levin, former deputy minister of education for the province of Ontario, draws on his experience overseeing major systemwide education reforms in Canada and England to set forth a refreshingly positive, pragmatic, and optimistic approach to leading educational change at all levels. Not long ago, public education in Ontario, Canada, was in deep trouble. Student achievement was stagnating, labor disruptions were rampant, and public satisfaction with the schools was low. In 2003, a new provincial government initiated a series of reforms that embodied a positive, outcome-focused agenda for public education. Today, student outcomes have improved, labor disruption has vanished, and teacher morale is high. --Publisher description
Schools and the changing world : struggling toward the future by Benjamin Levin( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Canadian schools : an introduction to educational administration by Jon C Young( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of studying school organization and administration is to ensure that those involved in education are given a better and thorough understanding of how their institutions function so that they can be more effective in their respective environments
Steps to effective and sustainable public education in Nova Scotia : report to Nova Scotia Department of Education by Ben Levin( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of Education engaged Dr. Ben Levin, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Education Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, to conduct a review of the Nova Scotia public education system. This resource provides recommendations that indicate ways in which public education in Nova Scotia can become more effective and more efficient given the realities of social and fiscal pressures
Étude portant sur les approches adoptées dans différents pays du monde pour l'éducation au palier secondaire by Benjamin Levin( )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International approaches to secondary education by Benjamin Levin( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can Canada learn from other countries with high secondary school graduation rates? This report explores secondary schooling in Canada and six other countries that offer diverse educational approaches, have scored in the top 10 in the Programme for International Assessment (PISA) or have produced extensive literature on educational change. Systems in Canada, England, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and the US are reviewed, focusing on organization, curriculum, accountability systems, organization of teaching and leadership, and overall spending. The report utilizes publicly available reviews and documentary material. This report commissioned by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario suggests that while a system-wide approach to change appears to be key, there is no one recipe for success, and importing isolated strategies from other systems is not likely to be effective
Commission on Tuition Fees and Accessibility to Post-Secondary Education in Manitoba : report to the minister of Manitoba Advanced Education and Literacy by Benjamin Levin( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizational influences on educational productivity by Benjamin Levin( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do we need more innovation in education? by Benjamin Levin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author says that we should be cautious about embracing transformation and innovation as the requirements for schooling. He believes the more promising avenue in student outcomes would focus instead on improving existing school systems, by focusing on better outcomes for more students within relatively traditional metrics
Student assessment as public learning : report on consultations and recommendations for a Provincial Student Assessment Policy, grade 6 to senior 1 by Benjamin Levin( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report proposes a provincial policy for student assessment in the years between grades 6 and 9 (senior 1). The overall intent of the policy is to create an approach to assessment that provides reliable and meaningful information to students, parents, educators and the general public. The report presents recommendations for the assessment policy and discusses the rationale for each recommendation
Ueber die Beziehungen zwischen tertiärer Lues und Nervenlues auf Gr. v. Liquoruntersuchungen by Benjamin Levin( )

5 editions published in 1928 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consultations on the Government of Canada's proposal to establish a Canadian Learning Institute : summary report by Benjamin Ruvin Levin( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On January 9, 2003, Jane Stewart, Minister of Human Resource Development, announced that she had asked Dr. Benjamin Levin of the University of Manitoba and Ms. Shirley Seward, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Labour and Business Centre, to undertake an initial round of consultations regarding the broad parameters of a proposed Canadian Learning Institute, including knowledge and information needs, mandate and organizational structure. Envisaged as an independent, pan-Canadian organization that promotes and supports evidence-based information on all areas of lifelong learning, the mandate of the institute was proposed as follows: informing Canadians regularly on Canada's progress in learning; promoting knowledge and information exchange; and supporting experimentation in innovative approaches to learning. This report outlines the views expressed over the course of these consultations, identifying areas where there seemed to be agreement and areas where views diverge
Assessing school leader and leadership programme effects on pupil learning by Kenneth Leithwood( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Peel secondary followup study : first biennial report by Benjamin Ruvin Levin( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first round of a study of what happens to students after they leave Peel County (Ontario) secondary schools includes data from students who were in grade 11 in 1977-78 and 1979-80. a 10 percent sample (approximately 750 students in each group) was drawn from school records. Of these, 1,072 people (75 percent) were interviewed by telephone. Major findings of the study are as follows: (1) most former students are in the labor force, most in entry-level jobs; (2) few students enter formal job training programs; (3) the university is the postsecondary institution most frequently attended; (4) respondents' current activities are frequently not what they expected when in grade 11, especially so for those in the labor force; and (5) vocational students are less likely than other students to be at school and more likely to have had vague plans when in grade 11. The report describes the methodology with text and tables used to analyze the responses. A short discussion paper follows the official report and suggests changes in a variety of school practices. (Mlf)
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Reforming education : from origins to outcomes
Governing educationHow to change 5000 schools : a practical and positive approach for leading change at every levelSchools and the changing world : struggling toward the futureUnderstanding Canadian schools : an introduction to educational administration
Alternative Names
Ben Levin Canadian academic

Ben Levin escritor canadianu

Levin, Ben 1952-

Levin, Benjamin

Levin, Benjamin 1952-

Levin, Benjamin Ruvin

Levin, Benjamin Ruvin 1952-

Бен Левин

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