. Identify a reform effort that has had an impact at you work site. In a 4 paper, investigate and analyze the implementation of a reform effort through the use of field observations, document analysis, or interviews. If possible, identify and interview a stakeholder the reform effort has directly impacted. Include a discussion of the primary challenges of implementing the reform. In conclusion, reflect on your role as an educational leader, or future educational leader, and provide your insight on the implementation process or the idea behind the reform effort
Use the readings in Module 1 and other relevant resources to write a 4 page paper that demonstrates your knowledge of recent postsecondary education reform efforts. Include a summary of what you believe is the primary objective of higher education reform efforts in the U.S. over the past 20 years; identify and summarize the criticism and praise of recent reform efforts; and conclude with an explanation of what you believe will be the focus of future postsecondary educational reform efforts.
Refer to the reading Understanding Education for Social Justice by Hytten (2011), what role do you feel social justice plays in U.S. educational reform efforts? Will social justice play a role in the decisions you make as an educational leader? Explain.
Explore an educational topic/issue that you’re interested in and highlight one pertinent education-related theory or concept that you encounter in the literature that relates to this.
recommend that you choose a small or bounded educational topic/issue that your chosen education-related theory or concept has been used to explain. For example, challenges faced by particular professionals in enacting a policy or learner experience in a particular context or an intellectual topic/issue that is a topic of debate in educational research such as assessment within a specific context
Summarise your chosen educational topic/issue and one pertinent education-related theory or concept you have identified.
Clearly outline how the education-related theory or concept helps to illuminate your chosen educational topic/issue.
Discuss your views of the strengths and weaknesses of your chosen education-related theory or concept in explaining the educational topic/issue. You may choose to draw on other theories or concepts in your critique.
You will be expected to demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate your own professional practice and for this to be synthesised with appropriate academic theory. In support of the assignment you may want to provide appendices containing lesson plans, evaluations, resources and other evidence of pupil learning. You should only include material in an appendix if you specifically refer to it in your writing.
Campus/student safety is one of the areas of education law that is most often in the news. Find a current (within the past three years) news article that deals with an issue of student or campus safety. Write a summary of the issue, relevant laws/cases/policies, how it was handled by educational leaders (if this information is available), and how you would have handled the situation to avoid liability. ( Higher Ed please select a Higher Ed article.)
Policy Recommendations for Title: Handling psychological needs of children as school re-open after COVID-19.
• Context or Scope of Problem: This section communicates the importance of the problem and aims to convince the reader of the necessity of policy action (1 page)
• Policy Alternatives: This section discusses the current policy approach and explains the proposed options. It should be fair, accurate, and supported by research. Your goal is to convince the reader why the policy action proposed in the brief is the most desirable
Assessment One: Policy Brief The first assessment addresses the following Learning Outcome:
– Demonstrate a critical understanding of key aspects of policy and provision for young children, families and communities
For this assessment you should:
1. Choose one of the following topics that is of interest to you from the three topics below:
‘Looked after’ Children and educational attainment ^(this is topic I choose to cover)
Mental Health and Well-being
– Child protection: A multi-agency approach
Write a 500 word policy briefing. You may want to imagine that the brief is aimed at the Director of Education in a local authority.
Your brief should a. Outline/summarise the problem. For example, the growth in mental health issues affecting young people or lower educational attainment for ‘Looked After’ Children. You may want to focus on younger or older children in your policy discussion. b. Outline/summarise the policy response. c. Critically valuate the policy response drawing on relevant literature and research on the topic, utilising peer reviewed articles, reports and evaluations.
Please make use of lecture slides and recommended readings and readings that have been utilised in the relevant lecture.
The Brief should utilise APA referencing style. Please note that References are not included in the word count.
Structure of the Essay An effective essay needs to include the following: 3. Short contents page 4. Introduction 5. Main section 6. Reference list (not included in word count) using APA guidelines
Within the introduction, it is expected that: There should be a short introduction of the educational establishment that you are discussing and the context as to the topic/ factor you are investigating Within the main section, it is expected that there is: Contextualisation of the topic/ factor to the establishment in question A critical review of the establishment’s current practices, in a balanced manner which predominately analyses and evaluates the situation There is a critical discussion around the impact of the practice discussed, on staff This discussion is balanced, with various perspectives used to inform the content A conclusion with future recommendations and actions (for your establishment) offered All of the above is informed by current research literature
Please take particular note to:
• Please write in third person
• Make sure that you are critical in your argument and that this is presented in a balanced way – critique the benefits, the limitations, the advantages, the disadvantages, etc, of models of mentoring/ coaching and your establishment’s approach
• Describing different models of coaching or mentoring, or discussing the history or origins of either concept, will only allow you to access the lower grade boundaries. Critiquing theories and models, and an establishment’s practice, strategy and policies will give you access to the higher grade boundaries. Use your word count wisely!!!