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📒Building Better Citizens ✍ Holly Korbey
✏Building Better Citizens Book Summary : Educating for citizenship was the original mission of American schools, but for decades that knowledge—also known as civics education—has been in decline, as schools have shifted focus to college and career, STEM, and raising reading and math scores. But over the last few years, spurred on by political polarization and a steep decline in public understanding, civics education is seeing a nation-wide resurgence, as school leaders, educators, and parents recognize the urgency of teaching young people how America works—especially young people who have been marginalized from the political system. But this isn’t your grandmother’s civics. The “new” civics has been updated and re-tooled for the phone-addicted, multi-cultural, globalized twenty-first century kid. From combatting “fake news” with fact checking in Silicon Valley, to reviving elementary school social studies in Nashville, to learning civic activism in Oklahoma City, journalist Holly Korbey documents the grassroots revival happening across the country. Along the way, she provides an essential guidebook for educators, school leaders and caregivers of all types who want to educate a new generation of engaged citizens at a critical time in American democracy.
📒Building Better Citizens ✍ Holly Korbey
✏Building Better Citizens Book Summary : The "new" civics has been updated and re-tooled for the phone-addicted, multi-cultural, globalized twenty-first century kid. From combatting "fake news" with fact checking in Silicon Valley, to reviving social studies and civic activism, journalist Holly Korbey documents the grassroots revival happening across the country.
📒Build Better Schools And Better Citizens ✍ University of Minnesota. College of Education. Bureau of Field Studies and Surveys
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📒Building Better Programs In Citizenship ✍ Columbia University. Teachers College. Citizenship Education Project
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📒Building Better Partnerships ✍ Commission on Public Private Partnerships
✏Building Better Partnerships Book Summary : This report highlights the promise and the pitfalls of different models of public private partnerships (PPPs) in the UK. It makes proposals on where, when and how partnerships have a role to play in improving public services.
📒Building Better Arts Facilities ✍ Joanna Woronkowicz
✏Building Better Arts Facilities Book Summary : At the turn of the 21st century, a significant boom in the construction of cultural buildings took saw the creation of hundreds of performing arts centers, theaters, and museums. After these buildings were completed, however, many of these cultural organizations struggled to survive, or, alternatively, drifted off mission as the construction project forced monetary or other considerations to be prioritized. Building Better Arts Facilities: Lessons from a U.S. National Study examines the ways in which organizations planned and managed building projects during this boom, and investigates organizational operations after projects were completed. By integrating quantitative data with case-study evidence, the authors identify the differences between the ways some organizations were able to successfully meet the challenges of a large construction project and others that were not. With empirical evidence and analysis, this book highlights better practices for managing and leading cultural building ventures. Readers of this book – be they arts managers, politicians, board members, city planners, foundation executives, or philanthropists – will find that book provides valuable perspective and insight about building cultural facilities, and that reading it will serve to make building projects go more smoothly in the future.
📒Building Better Public Services ✍ Tony Dean
✏Building Better Public Services Book Summary : for decades, public service organizations have been under constant and growing pressure from citizens and stakeholders to provide more integrated, effective and accountable programs and services. Governments are beginning to acknowledge that they can't own every issue and increasingly look to collaboration, networking and consultation at many levels as they design and develop polices, programs and service delivery mechanisms. Building Better Public Services explores the challenges facing public services in the 21st century, including the need for systemic cultural change, enhanced governance, evidence-informed policy and program design, and shared approaches to service delivery. Based on case studies and interviews, supplemented by first person experience, Building Better Public Services will take you inside the world of public services in Canada and the United Kingdom to explore capacity building successes and lessons learned. The book offers insights into innovations that will inform public servants as they work to improve services for citizens and gives directional advice and observations on the importance of public services leadership, an area rarely explored in business leadership literature.
📒Building Better Policies ✍ Gladys Lopez-Acevedo
✏Building Better Policies Book Summary : Monitoring and Evaluation Systems are a critical component of evidence-based policymaking. This book aims to help governments and civil society organizations design, implement and use M and E information drawing from best practice experiences.
📒Building Better Teams ✍ Robert Barner
✏Building Better Teams Book Summary : Over the past 10 years in the field of human and organizational development, the approach to team building has moved from problem solving and conflict management to helping work groups and organizations build a foundation of trust, cooperation, and mutual support. Focusing on collaboration rather than resolving conflict, Building Better Teams: 70 Tools and Techniques for Strengthening Performance Within and Across Teams offers a fresh approach to team building. It provides proven tools for the most common needs of teams, including establishing trust, building consensus, managing change, working virtually and across boundaries, and dealing with setbacks.
📒Building Better Relationships ✍ Richard Templar
✏Building Better Relationships Book Summary : A brand new collection of 4 expert guides to building better personal relationships, connections, and careers! A breakthrough personal skills book collection: improve all your relationships, and become more successful at everything you do! You can learn to be more efficient, more productive, more engaging, more rational, more emotionally intelligent, and happier! This extraordinary collection of books is packed with all the learnable skills, techniques, and attitudes you’ll need. First, in The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition, Richard Templar uncovers 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they’ve never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that will make you happier… make you a better friend, partner, and parent… help you leave the world a better place. Next, in 30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking, Revised and Expanded Edition, Drs. Linda Elder and Richard Paul teach specific, easy-to-learn critical thinking techniques that help you cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices about everything from money to intimate relationships. They’ll help you overcome poor thinking habits caused by self-delusion or out-of-control emotions... clarify what you want... recognize what you don’t know… resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy... critically evaluate what you’re told by advertisers, politicians, your boss, and your family… avoid worrying, conformism, and blame! Then, in Attack Your Day , Mark and Trapper Woods present crucial “activity management” skills and 101 productivity strategies for achieving unprecedented effectiveness, and moving relentlessly towards your greatest life goals. Dramatically improve the way you prioritize activities… organize inherently more productive days… overcome procrastination forever… know how to “turn on a dime” without sacrificing focus … learn how and when to say NO to interruptions! Finally, in Taking Flight! , Merrill Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert reveal profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style. You’ll learn to use the proven DISC model of human behavior to become a more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; and build deeper relationships. Then, you’ll create your own personal action plan for making the most of your strengths, working around weaknesses, and supercharging your personal performance! From world-renowned personal performance experts Richard Templar, Linda Elder, Richard Paul, Mark Woods, Trapper Woods, Merrick Rosenberg, and Daniel Silvert