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

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 IIILauded by Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for his ability to inspire student learning, Hilderbrand Pelzer III is one of the finest educational leaders when it comes to leading and managing diverse urban schools with difficult learning environments, organizing them to reform instruction and strengthen academic performance. Hilderbrand Pelzer III is an award-winning educator with more than twenty-five years of experience in the education field as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant regional superintendent. Hilderbrand Pelzer III has distinguished himself as a national leader. He has received numerous professional highlights, honors, and achievements, including the Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership. The Council of the Great City Schools awarded him the Queen Smith Award for Commitment to Urban Education. 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. Hilderbrand Pelzer III is the author of Unlocking Potential: Organizing a School Inside a Prison. The book examines public education from an angle that is underrepresented in national debates, namely incarcerated students, and it has received acclaim from scholars, public officials, and education experts around the world. The Midwest Book Review heralded the book as "strongly recommended for those in charge of education of imprisoned youth" and called it "a guide" for those facing educational challenges. Hildebrand Pelzer III holds a Bachelor of Science in physical education from Hampton University, a Master of Education in educational administration from Cheyney University, and a superintendent’s letter of eligibility from Saint Joseph’s University. He has also completed the SUPES Academy (National Superintendents Academy) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Institute for School Leadership's Program for Large-Scale Improvement. Learn more at: www.hp3-unlockingpotential.com
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