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A Corbett Prep teacher stands in front of a screen with her research shown at a conference in Sweden

Corbett Prep continues to grow as an international lighthouse of schools during these complex and rapidly changing global times. We have shared below published research about education at Corbett Prep.

New publication

Corbett Prep is featured in the first chapter in a new book, published in 2021, on theoretical and practical strategies necessary for school leaders to confront crisis situations. The Corbett Prep chapter addresses building sustainable systems in schools and is included in the book Crisis and Pandemic Leadership: Implications for Meeting the News of Students, Teachers, and Parents.

Published research

Bradley, C., Cordaro, D. T., Zhu, F., Vildostegui, M., Han, R. J., Brackett, M., & Jones, J. (2018) Supporting improvements in classroom climate for students and teachers with the four pillars of wellbeing curriculum. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 4(3), 245–264.

Bradley, C., & Cordaro, D. T. (2020) Impacts of the Four Pillars of Wellbeing Curriculum: A 3-year Pilot Study. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 6(4), 404–411.

Cohen, D. (2003) It’s All About KIDS: Every Child Deserves a “Teacher of the Year.”  Tampa FL: Bee Happy Publishing.

Snyder, K.J., Snyder, K.M. (2021) Building Sustainable Systems for Schooling in Turbulent Times: Big Ideas from the Sciences. In Jeffrey Glanz (ed) Crisis and Pandemic Leadership: Implications for Meeting the Needs of Students, Teachers, and Parents. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Snyder, K. J. (2019) Preparing Globally Competent Students: The K-12 Schooling Challenge. Advances in Global Education and Research GLOCER, (3), 126-135. Pdf attached.

Snyder, K.J. (2018) Systems Thinking, Quality Management and Sustainability,

Snyder, K. J., Mann, J., Johnson, E. Xing, M.  (2010) Schools without Borders: The Global Partnership Program, Innovation Magazine, pp 5-

Snyder, K. J., Acker-Hocevar, M., Snyder, K. M. (2008) Living on the Edge of Chaos: Leading Schools into the Global Age. Milwaukee, WI: ASQ The Quality Press. Published in Chinese by the Education Scientific Press, Beijing 2011.

Sullivan, E. C. (2019) Global Learning Benchmark Integration Project at Corbett Preparatory School. Advances in Global Education and Research GLOCER, (3), Pdf attached, page 126.

Swarzman, J. B., Yan, J., Guo, R. Y., Liang, J., Xuan Yang V. (2007) The Art of Schooling: 21st Century Wisdom, Tampa FL: Corbett Prep Press.


Research and Publications: Influences on Corbett Prep Practice

These scholarly works have influenced the development of Corbett Prep during the past decades.

Anderson, R. H. (2007) Perspectives on Nongradedness, Multi-age Grouping and Team Teaching, published in Leadership for Sustainable School Development, a Graduate Virtual Course at Drake University (2020), Des Moines, Iowa. Pdf attached.

Anderson, R.H. (2006) Review of the Journal of Multiage Education, Wingspan Journal. 16 (1), 88. Pdf attached.

Anderson, Robert H. (Fall 2006) “That’s dumb!”: Looking in the rearview mirror to the future of education globally. Wingspan Journal 16 (1), 88. Pdf attached.

Sang, X. (2006) Present and Future Education in China: Technological Advancement, Globalization, and Education Liberation, Wingspan Journal. 16 (1), 27. Pdf attached.

Snyder, K.J. (2006) Schools Becoming Global Learning Centers: A Challenge and Opportunity for our Times. Wingspan Journal, 16 (1). 73. Pdf attached.

Snyder, K.J, Anderson, R.H. (1986) Managing Productive Schools: Toward and Ecology. Orlando: Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich.

Snyder, Kristen. (2015) Engaged Leaders Developing Schools as Quality Organizations. International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, 7 (2-3) 217-229.

Snyder, K.M., James. W.B. (2008) The Global Citizen: What Meaning does the Concept have for Schools as Global Learning Centers? Paper presentation: European Research Association Annual Conference, Goteborg, Sweden.  Pdf attached.

Sullivan, E. C. (2006) The International School Connection: An Evolving School Development Platform for a Global Age, Wingspan Journal, 16 (1) 66. Pdf attached.

It's All About Kids: Every Child Deserves a Teacher of the Year

Read about the impact and passion that makes the difference in learning and leadership in a book documenting the early years of Corbett Prep/Independent Day School. 

Is it possible to create a place where people treat each other with dignity and respect and at the same time they soar academically? It's All About Kids: Every Child Deserves a Teacher of the Year, written by Debbie Happy Cohen and the Corbett Prep faculty and staff, details those efforts to make that possibility come true. Imagine a world of teachers and children trying to live “above the line” working to respect one another on an ongoing basis. Just imagine people working together to create a joyful, brain-friendly environment that purposely combines the best of academics with social, emotional, and physical well-being.

The book shares lessons about leadership and change and includes dozens of real-life stories written by educators for educators about best teaching and leadership practices as well as brain-based classroom management techniques.