Inspiring Greatness in Education: A School of the 21st Century Model at the Independence School…

Paperback | June 18, 2014

byEdward Zigler, Jim Hinson, Jennifer Walker

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One of the major domestic policy issues of our time is whether our nation can provide a more effective educational experience for our children. Economists have stressed that the quality of our educational system eventually defines the ability of our workforce, which in turn affects ourcompetitive position in the world market. This issue has earned increasing attention in light of recent reports that students in many nations perform at higher levels of educational competence than children in America's schools.Inspiring Greatness in Education describes the 21st Century Schools program (21C), a whole-school reform model developed by Edward Zigler over 20 years ago and since then has been in a constant state of testing, implementation, and scaling up. The goal of 21C is to promote optimal child development,which should become manifest in sound educational performance. In practice, 21C provides preschool education as well as good-quality child care before and during the school years, in combination with a number of other family supports. This book will provide an in-depth case study examination of the experience of the Independence School District in Independence, Missouri. The Independence School District embraced School of the 21st Century concepts in 1988, becoming the first urban school district in the nation to do so. This bookreveals and documents Independence School District's success as a national model for 21C programming, as well as the experiences, testimonials and opinions of parents, students, teachers, administrators and community officials. By focusing on the impetus and history of the 21C concept, its organicevolution and its applications at the Independence School District, this book is designed to inform, educate, and inspire all who read it and to serve as a model for other school districts that want to achieve similar successes.

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One of the major domestic policy issues of our time is whether our nation can provide a more effective educational experience for our children. Economists have stressed that the quality of our educational system eventually defines the ability of our workforce, which in turn affects ourcompetitive position in the world market. This issu...

Edward Zigler is Director Emeritus at the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University. Jim Hinson is Superintendent of the Independence School District, Independence, Missouri. Jennifer Walker is Director of Youth Development at the Independence School District, Independence, Missouri.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:June 18, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199897840

ISBN - 13:9780199897841

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DedicationForewordList of IllustrationsAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. A Need for Change2. The Launch of 21C within ISD3. Expanding the Vision in Independence4. Building on 21C's Vision of Compassion5. Progressive Change in the New Millennium6. Identifying Services and Braiding Them with Resources7. The 21C Mission Enters Annexed School Neighborhoods8. Enabling Student Fitness and Good Health Becomes a Priority9. Nurturing 21C Roots to Expand for the FutureAppendix. Independence School District 21C TimelineAfterword. Schools of the 21st Century Building Blocks - Call to Action