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Unlocking Potential
Organizing a School Inside a Prison
by Hilderbrand Pelzer III


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Unlocking Potential

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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

The book stresses the power of education and the importance of leadership through its discussion of educational disparities, illiteracy, teaching responsibility, instructional improvement, compassion for marginalized students, and assumptions about the capacities and capabilities of schools for incarcerated youth. The Midwest Book Review heralded the book as “strongly recommended for those in charge of the education of imprisoned youth,” and called it “a guide” for those facing educational challenges. With correctional education as its narrative focus, the book also offers inspiration for schools with difficult learning environments .

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

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Hilderbrand Pelzer III Hilderbrand Pelzer III is a national award-winning educator with 25 years of experience in the education field as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant regional superintendent. Mr. Pelzer has a record of leading and managing diverse schools with difficult learning environments and organizing them for improved functionality and academic performance. He is especially focused on improving outcomes in schools most in need, based on student and school performance indicators. Throughout his career, Mr. Pelzer has focused on developing innovative school designs and planning to improve student achievement and school performance. For his work in education and Philadelphia schools, Mr. Pelzer has received numerous professional highlights, honors, and achievements, including the prestigious Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership. The Council of the Great City Schools, a national organization representing the needs of America’s largest urban school districts, awarded him the Queen Smith Award for Commitment to Urban Education (2008). This national award is presented annually in recognition of the significant contributions to urban education by an educator chosen from 67 large urban school districts. Media outlets, legislative committees, government agencies, civic groups, and national and international educational organizations have regularly sought his educational perspective, counsel, and leadership. Learn more at: www.hp3-unlockingpotential.com

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