Аннотация к книге "Enduring Themes in Educational Change" David A. Escobar Arcay:
Potential and novice graduate students, researchers, educators, and reformers may find themselves bewildered and perplexed by the vast changes in public education. They may just want to briefly know the core concepts. They may also need to use the language in order to be able to articulate its major issues. Whatever the case, the work of authorities in the field of educational change facilitates the conceptual landscape that can enable one's entry into the fundamental concepts that sustain this flourishing field. Here is a close and descriptive reading of some of the foundational works of one of these authorities in the field of educational change (the Canadian scholar and theorist of educational change Michael Fullan) who has certainly helped many make sense of the complexity of the educational change process. David A. Escobar Arcay offers here a brief but substantive description of the multiple themes and issues located within a particular and limited time period of the corpus of this authority in the hopes of engaging in an introductory manner the exciting and ever-expanding and unfolding field of educational change. Read it and be equipped to engage in the ongoing and larger discussions about the change process and its core participants, theories, and issues.
""In Enduring Themes in Educational Change, David Escobar Arcay insightfully and succinctly captures perennial themes in education reform. For those interested in educational leadership and who desire a brief but purposeful understanding of Michael Fullan's work regarding change in the field of education, this text meets those expectations.""
--Michelle Tenam-Zemach EdD, Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, Nova Southeastern University
""Enduring Themes in Educational Change is a refreshing and thought-provoking book that I would want to use in courses for administrators, education leaders, and teacher candidates. We seldom encounter books that are able to blend the voice of the scholar and practitioner in such a unique way. His profound engagement and analysis of educational philosophy adds the scholarly dimension that is missing in pragmatic approaches to educational policy that are increasingly prioritized in the field.""
--Xae Alicia Reyes, PhD, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
""Escobar Arcay provides a succinct synopsis of education change in schools by brilliantly weaving ideas of moral purpose, knowledge sharing, and adapting to change. The text brings important reflections on the narrow scope that school reform often targets. The author cautions the reader to the reality of school as a space of interconnectivity for students, teachers, and administrators in building knowledge for understanding the diverse cultural prism of schools.""
--Charlene Desir, The Empowerment Network, Global
David A. Escobar Arcay earned his PhD at The Lynch School of Education at Boston College, a Master of Education at The Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language at Rhode Island College. David A. Escobar Arcay currently serves Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Nova Southeastern University Abraham S. Fischler College of Education.