A Teacher’s Guide to Community Organization

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A Teacher’s Guide to Community Organization: Strategies for Parent, Teacher and Community Groups to Improve the Schools

Gary B. Wilson

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SKU: 9780893348823

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A Teachers Guide to Community Organization provides the reader with basic information about organizing for education change. It describes a structure through which change may become a practical reality for the organized group. Use the suggestions in this book as you read, and you will have a functioning group that begins to change immediately. By providing a generalized structure, A Teacher’s Guide to Community Organization can be used from one community to the next. Experiences will come as fast as you create them. Let A Teacher’s Guide to Community Organization help.

There’s strength in numbers, and this guide helps teachers build momentum to advocate change. By listening and observing things happening in the community and your school, you will see what requires attention. A Teacher’s Guide to Community Organization shows how to get people to come together to foster educational change. Gary B. Wilson, an organizational development expert, lays out a practical structure that can make institutional change a reality.

A Teacher’s Guide to Community Organization helps you navigate through problems in schools as you analyze and determine their root cause. Wilson gives developmental strategies and tactics for teachers to involve the right people. Suggestions include engaging parents, school staff, and the community to take action. The tips in this guide help form a functional group with goal-oriented members who participate. Together, the group can promote positive change in school systems. You will see for yourself the impact of group effectiveness as community support grows.

A Teacher’s Guide to Community Organization gives you tools to swing into motion by acting on your plan. Change begins when groups form with common goals and a clear vision. The teacher leading the charge will learn how to evaluate and follow up to see results that focus on and prioritize children’s education. Teachers can use this book in any community and across schools to address issues. You can make participation meaningful by engaging and informing the public. As your message makes its way through the community, teachers become change agents. Create and experience new opportunities with A Teacher’s Guide to Community Organization.

About the Author

Gary B. Wilson has expertise in organizational development, leadership, and early childhood development. Mr. Wilson’s career includes the early implementation of the national Head Start Program, researching the program’s effectiveness, and working with Native American communities to establish early education programs. He has a deeply held belief that every child deserves opportunities to succeed. His research projects include assessing childhood development, parent involvement, and group organization in schools and the community. With his vast experience in writing research studies and leadership skills, Wilson founded the publishing company Humanics in 1969, now known as Green Dragon Books. The company focused on educational materials for both children and adults. Wilson publishes self-help, spirituality, personal growth, and other genres of books. He firmly believes that humans can reach their full potential and that constant learning will enrich your life. Through Green Dragon Books, Wilson gives “indie” authors an opportunity to enter the literary world. He encourages others to share original thoughts and knowledge in their respective fields. Mr. Wilson has an MBA in Organizational Development from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Management from WVU, and an OPM from Harvard University. His professional career also includes working on research at Stanford and Yale University. Mr. Wilson enjoys photography, nature, his dogs, and encouraging others to reach their aspirations in his spare time. His current writing project is tentatively titled “Leave No Trace: How to Not Leave Behind a Digital Imprint,” look for it this winter!

Product details

Product details

Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 10 × 8 in
Book Type

eBook – Kindle, eBook – Apple, Paperback

Master ID

9780893343217

ISBN

893348823

Publisher

Green Dragon Books



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