Anytime, Anywhere

Anytime, Anywhere Student-Centered Learning for Schools and Teachers

Edited by Rebecca E. Wolfe, Adria Steinberg, and Nancy Hoffman
cloth, 232 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-570-1
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Pub. Date: May 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-569-5
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Pub. Date: May 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-571-8

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Anytime, Anywhere synthesizes existing research and practices in the emerging field of student-centered learning, and includes profiles of schools that have embraced this approach.

Praise

This book highlights an important truth: for students to grasp and retain more complex content and concepts, educators need to ensure their students have a much greater stake in their own learning. Just getting kids to comply with adult wishes is not going to be enough anymore. The contributors to this volume represent a wide range of expertise, from the the conceptual to the practical, from research to reality. Collectively, they outline the path to new and revolutionary educational models. The book is a must-read for every educator and anyone else interested in getting all students to higher levels of learning. — David T. Conley, professor, University of Oregon, and CEO, Educational Policy Improvement Center

Why do some schools and learning models create success for all students— including low-income students and students at risk? This important book offers case studies of places where students are engaged, known, and valued, and impelled to take ownership of their learning and persevere toward success. It offers theory, research, and practical strategies to help educators understand and implement student-centered learning. — Ron Berger, chief program officer, Expeditionary Learning

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About the Editors

Rebecca E. Wolfe, PhD, the Students at the Center project director, is a senior program manager on Jobs for the Future’s Pathways Through Postsecondary team, focused on improving the educational options of young people who have disengaged or disconnected altogether from the educational system. She works with local and state leaders to improve graduation rates and create and scale up high-quality pathways that lead to college and career success. She is the author or coauthor of Developing Rigorous Competencies for Off-track Youth and Back on Track to College: A Texas School District Leverages State Policy to Put Dropouts on the Path to Success.

Adria Steinberg, EdM, vice president at Jobs for the Future, leads its program and policy efforts to improve educational options of young people who have disengaged or disconnected altogether from the educational system. Ms. Steinberg and her Pathways Through Postsecondary team work with state and federal policymakers to improve graduation rates and create and scale up high-quality pathways that lead to college and career success. She is the author or coauthor of Pathway to Recovery: Implementing a Back on Track Through College Model; and Reinventing Alternative Education: An Assessment of Current State Policy and How to Improve It.

Nancy Hoffman, PhD, vice president and senior adviser at Jobs for the Future, works on state policy, higher education, and transitions to postsecondary education. She has coedited two JFF books: Double the Numbers: Increasing Postsecondary Credentials for Underrepresented Youth; and Minding the Gap: Why Integrating High School with College Makes Sense and How to Do It. Dr. Hoffman has worked as a consultant for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Her most recent book, Schooling in the Workplace: How Six of the World’s Best Vocational Education Systems Prepare Young People for Jobs and Life, is based on that work. She serves on the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. (All three books are published by Harvard Education Press.)


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