ISBN 9788178298900,Teaching Matters Most : A School Leaderís Guide to Improving Classroom Instruction

Teaching Matters Most : A School Leaderís Guide to Improving Classroom Instruction


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788178298900

ISBN-10 8178298902


Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)

Research methods: general

SAS2: A Guide to Collaborative Inquiry and Social Engagement represents a groundbreaking international effort to support the creation and mobilization of practical, authentic knowledge for social change. The guiding principle behind SAS2 (Social Analysis Systems, is that group dialogue and social inquiry are crucial for local and global development. Social issues must be addressed socially and in a multistakeholder mode, not by private interests and experts alone, and the insights that emerge must be fully integrated into processes of knowledge production, planning, and decision-making. Part 1 outlines the concepts and skillful means needed to support multistakeholder dialogue and engagement. It also provides detailed instructions on how to integrate and ground collaborative inquiry in the projects, plans, evaluations and activities of multiple stakeholders. Part 2 presents a selection of techniques for collaborative inquiry and examples of real-life applications in South Asia and Latin America. The examples focus on a range of issues including land tenure, local economic development, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and organizational development. This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, consultants, facilitators and activists working with people to solve problems and support inclusive inquiry and decision-making. It will also be useful to scholars and academics studying and teaching participatory action research in the social sciences. Table of Contents Foreword P V SATHEESH Introduction I: SAS2 CONCEPTS AND PROCESS Foundations and Skillful Means Social Analysis and All-Purpose Techniques Process Management Guidelines for SAS2 Events and Process Design Monitoring and Evaluation SAS2 Facilitation and Active Listening Writing Guidelines II: SAS2 TECHNIQUES AND LEARNING Workshop and Self-Study Guidelines A R T (Action-Research-Training) Order and Chaos : Problem Tree Force Field Timeline Gaps and Conflicts Causal Dynamics Validation Stakeholder Identification Social Analysis CLIP (Collaboration, Conflict, Legitimacy, Interests, Power) Social Domain VIP (Values, Interests and Positions) Ideal Scenario Option Domain Competing Goals Role Dynamics Levels of Support The Wheel Conclusions and Acknowledgements

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