Houston (PRWEB) March 08, 2014
What if there was a way to improve every low-income school in America, improving students’ futures? Is it possible for schools with high percentages of students from low-income families to become high performing? James A. Johnson Jr., Ph.D., and his co-authors have researched and found a way to improve performance in low-income school systems in the U.S., which they present in new book, “Getting to Excellence: What Every Educator Should Know about Consequences of Beliefs, Values, Attitudes, and Paradigms for the Reconstruction of an Academically Unacceptable Middle School” (published by AuthorHouse).
“The book is replete with illustrations of weaknesses hidden in abstract policies, institutional persistence and culturally void programs, methodologies and practices,” Johnson says.
Johnson’s new book is full of ideas for how to improve educational practices in schools. This is a compelling journey utilizing quantitative data to take a critical look at the processes involved and the strategies used in America’s quest for excellence.
“This book helps teach every educator about the consequences of beliefs, values, attitudes and paradigms for the reconstruction of an academically unacceptable middle school,” Johnson says.
“Getting to Excellence” will assist stakeholders in low-performing schools by teaching them how to enhance and improve their schools, achieve acceptance and academic excellence through those who educate and, most importantly, influence the children and their community, so they can turn their schools around in one year.
“It is now incumbent upon educators,” Johnson says, “to assure that the school is a place where instructors and leaders are held accountable for the effective instruction of students.”
“Getting to Excellence”
By James A. Johnson Jr., Ph.D.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 280 pages | ISBN 9781481713948
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 280 pages | ISBN 9781481713931
E-Book | 280 pages | ISBN 9781481713955
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
About the Author
The co-authors of this book are partners, associate partners and fellows in Texas Southern University's Center for Strategic Alliances in Education for School and District Improvement in Houston. James A. Johnson Jr. received his doctorate from University of California. Wilbert J. Andrews Jr. received his master’s of education degree from Prairie View A&M University and is certified as a principal. Jay R. Cummings received his doctorate in educational leadership from Ohio State University. Gatsy Moye’-Lavergne received her master’s degree in education from Texas Southern University and is certified as a principal. Margaret Stroud received her doctorate in education from Texas Southern University and is now a guest professor to the university.
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