Unlocking Potential

Unlocking Potential

Organizing a School Inside a Prison

by Hilderbrand Pelzer III

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“Kids are in a jail cell all day long for months and months and months…They’re entitled to receive an education but no one has worked out how to provide that education.” —Senator Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, Colorado “It is refreshing to see information and concerns navigated towards our unique situation. It is not often that I find information specific to what we are doing.” —Robert Leyrer, Correctional Educator & Special Education Coordinator

In the book, Hilderbrand Pelzer III examines public education from an angle that is under-represented in national debates, namely, incarcerated students. Acclaimed by scholars, public officials and education experts around the world, the book has been heralded by the Midwest Book Review as "strongly recommended for those in charge of education of imprisoned youth" and "a guide" for those facing educational challenges. Hilderbrand Pelzer III uses the book as a springboard for deeper conversation about transformational leadership, vision building, large scale urban educational policies and practices, evidence based proposals for school reform, juvenile rehabilitation through focused education, social policy, juvenile justice system, underserved communities, conditions for learning, compassion, specialized curriculum, and the importance of strong-teacher relationships.

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Paperback
Format: 5 x 8 Black & White Paperback, 113 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 24, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432770276
ISBN13: 9781432770273
Genre: EDUCATION / Administration / General

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Hilderbrand Pelzer IIILauded by Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for his ability to inspire student learning, Hilderbrand Pelzer III is among the preeminent educational leaders when it comes to managing diverse urban schools with difficult learning environments, organizing them to reform instruction and strengthen academic performance. Hilderbrand has achieved something few others in education have: he has led five different urban schools with difficult learning environments to achieve significant improvement trajectories, each within a three-year time frame. He is an expert on strategy management and organizational change. With more than twenty-five years of experience in education, Hilderbrand has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant regional superintendent. Hilderbrand’s work in education and in Philadelphia schools is a catalog of professional highlights and achievements. He has received numerous honors; among them, the Council of the Great City Schools awarded him the Queen Smith Award for Commitment to Urban Education (2008). This national award is presented annually in recognition of significant contributions to urban education by an educator chosen from sixty-seven large urban school districts. Author of Unlocking Potential: Organizing a School Inside a Prison (Outskirts Press, 2011), Hilderbrand examines public education from an angle that is underrepresented in national debates, namely, incarcerated students. Acclaimed by scholars, public officials and education experts around the world, the book has been heralded by the Midwest Book Review as “strongly recommended for those in charge of education of imprisoned youth” and “a guide” for those facing educational challenges. Learn more about Hilderbrand Pelzer III at: www.hp3-unlockingpotential.com; BookingHP3@gmail.com for speaking engagements; @HP3Potential on Twitter.
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