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The Principal Challenge

The Principal Challenge Author Marc S. Tucker
ISBN-10 0787967807
Release 2003-02-03
Pages 448
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A Blueprint for Developing Tomorrow's School Leaders Based on two years of research supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Broad Foundation, and the New Schools Venture Fund, The Principal Challenge focuses directly on the causes and cures of the crisis in school leadership. Marc Tucker, Judy Codding, and a stellar list of experts from the United States and abroad paint a revealing portrait of what it means to be a principal now, how and why most graduate schools of education have failed to provide the training principals need, what the military and business sectors do to create and support their leaders and managers, what the state of the art in professional training looks like, what other nations are doing to address this problem, and how to apply the very best practices in the world to solve the crisis in school leadership. This book is honest and hard-hitting. And it offers realistic solutions. Based on the thorough analysis provided by the chapter authors, the editors of The Principal Challenge offer an imaginative proposal for a new kind of institution that will train school principals to be turn-around artists. Drawing on the new forms of executive development programs in our business schools, they propose a similar program for school principals. The approach involves a close collaboration between the new institution and entire school districts, combining face-to-face instruction with web-based delivery. The innovative curriculum they describe, like the best approaches in business and industry, uses carefully developed cases, simulations, games, action projects, seminars and journaling, The editors offer a clear conception of what it might mean to be an instructional leader, a way of thinking about what it takes for a principal to be a strategic thinker, an approach that principals can use to take advantage of the best current thinking on knowledge management and professional development, a conception of the principal as school designer, an emphasis on the use of data to drive planning, and a host of tested ideas that principals can use to lead their schools to better results.

Helping Teachers Learn

Helping Teachers Learn Author Eleanor Drago-Severson
ISBN-10 9781483360614
Release 2004-03-12
Pages 248
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Drago-Severson presents case studies and examines strategies that help shape a school climate of teacher support, growth, and learning.

School and District Leadership in an Era of Accountability

School and District Leadership in an Era of Accountability Author Bruce G. Barnett
ISBN-10 9781623963842
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 293
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Our fourth book in the International Research on School Leadership series focuses on school leadership in an era of high stakes accountability. Fueled by sweeping federal education accountability reforms, such as the United States’ No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Race to the Top (R2T) and Australia’s Performance Measurement and Reporting Taskforce, school systems around the world are being forced to increase academic standards, participate in highstakes testing, and raise evaluation standards for teachers and principals. These resultsdriven reforms are intended to hold educators “accountable for student learning and accountable to the public” (Anderson, 2005, p. 2, emphasis in original). While policymakers and the public debate the merits of student achievement accountability measures, P12 educational leaders do not have the luxury to wait for clear guidance and resources to improve their schools and operating systems. Instead, successful leaders must balance the need to create learning communities, manage the organizational climate, and encourage community involvement with the consequences testing has on teacher morale and public scrutiny. The chapters in this volume clearly indicate that as school leaders attend to these potentially competing forces, this affects their problemsolving strategies, ability to facilitate change, and encourage community involvement. We were delighted with the responses from colleagues around the world who were eager to share their research dealing with how leaders are functioning effectively within a highaccountability environment. The nine chapters in this volume provide empirical evidence of the strategies school leaders use to cope with problems and negotiate external demands while improving student performance. In particular, the voices and actions of principals, superintendents, and school board members are captured in a blend of quantitative and qualitative studies. The breadth of studies is impressive, ranging from case studies of individual principals to crossdistrict comparisons to national data from the National Center for Education Statistics. To highlight important findings, we have organized the book into five sections. The first section (Chapters 2, 3, and 4) highlights the problemsolving strategies used by principals and superintendents when pressured to turn around lowperforming schools. In the second section (Chapters 5 and 6), attention is devoted to ways in which school leaders act as “buffers” by reducing the impact of external demands within their local school contexts. Next, Chapters 7 and 8 explore creative ways in which financial analyses can be used to assess the cost effectiveness of programs and services. Chapters 9 and 10 examine how principals enact their instructional leadership roles in managing curriculum reforms and evaluating teachers. Finally, in the last section (Chapter 11), Kenneth Leithwood synthesizes the major themes and ideas emerging across these chapters, paying particular attention to practical issues influencing school leaders in this era of school reform and accountability as well as promising areas for future research.

Jsl Vol 17 N4

ISBN-10 9781475811667
Release 2008-04-15
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The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

Examining the Assistant Principalship

Examining the Assistant Principalship Author Alan R. Shoho
ISBN-10 9781617356193
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 199
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This edited book highlights the importance and complexity of the assistant principalship. As noted in all the chapters, the assistant principal is a critical partner in creating a professional learning community that serves all students well. Often neglected or ignored in the literature, assistant principals are more than disciplinarians and student or building managers. In the best of all worlds, they provide the professional support and partnership with their principals to create highperforming schools. Unfortunately, as noted in some of the chapters, the ideal and actual roles that assistant principals exercise often create a gap that seethes with disillusionment and dissatisfaction. The challenge for the profession is to better align the roles and expectations of assistant principals so that they can experience the best of being a school leader.

Successful Schools and Educational Accountability

Successful Schools and Educational Accountability Author Kenneth K. Wong
ISBN-10 UVA:X030114169
Release 2007
Pages 272
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Developed by the leading scholars in educational accountability, this text addresses the effects of thestandards and accountability movement on teachers and school leaders as well as its impact on learning. It is part of Allyn & Bacon’s new succinct and practical Educational Leadership Series from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, one of the leading schools of education in the world. Successful Schools and Educational Accountability discusses current dilemmas facing administrators in the context of evolving public policy and evolving expectations.

The Principalship

The Principalship Author L. Joseph Matthews
ISBN-10 PSU:000067105113
Release 2010
Pages 382
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The Principalship allows readers to gain a broader, more complex and accurate understanding of school administrator leadership in today's learning communities while presenting an expansive view of leadership within schools not limited to the responsibilities of the principal, but including those of assistant principals, administrators, teachers, and students. This innovative first edition text presents a complete picture of the principal as school administrator, community builder, advocate, manager, mentor, supervisor, politician, leader and learner. The Principalship covers the importance of learning: the learning of principals, the learning of other professionals, and especially the learning of students. School improvement is not possible without this across-the-board learning and exploration, and this text places a strong emphasis on this simple but often-overlooked aspect of school communities. Today's school systems are faced with a number of fresh challenges: changing student populations, rapidly expanding research knowledge, increasing accountability requirements, federal and state policy demands, and escalating expectations for school services. This book will help aspiring school leaders to bridge the gap between traditional conceptualizations of the principal and more innovative, functional, and multifaceted conceptualizations that respond to the changing conditions and higher demands of contemporary learning communities.

Learning to lead together

Learning to lead together Author Janet H. Chrispeels
ISBN-10 0761928855
Release 2004-04-19
Pages 389
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Through real-life single and multiple case studies, Learning to Lead Together addresses how principals and their staffs struggle with the challenge of shared leadership, how they encourage teacher growth and development, and how shared leadership can lead to higher levels of student learning. The cases show how shared leadership, a powerful adaptive change, is socially constructed across contexts and evolves as teachers and principals learn how to work together. The book also illustrates how principal preparation and professional development programs that utilize problem-based learning and provide opportunities for genuine collaboration with colleagues can provide school leaders with the skills they need to share leadership and accountability effectively.

Elementary School Principals and No Child Left Behind

Elementary School Principals and No Child Left Behind Author Charles Gordon Miller
ISBN-10 UCAL:X79626
Release 2008
Pages 488
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Principal Accomplishments

Principal Accomplishments Author
ISBN-10 0807747432
Release 2007
Pages 204
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Responding to the increasing demands on school leadership, this timely book outlines a comprehensive model for re-organizing knowledge and guiding action to improve student learning. The authors take a fresh approach to the principalship by focusing on four accomplishment areas, creating sustainable goals, developing a strategic focus, practicing effective action, and building social and civic capital. They show why these accomplishments are important to a principal's success and how they can be achieved.

A Casebook for School Leaders

A Casebook for School Leaders Author Karen L. Hanson
ISBN-10 0136126820
Release 2009
Pages 182
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Practical and highly applicable, the third edition of A Casebook for School Leaders offers those pursuing a career in educational administration the opportunity learn a uniform framework for analyzing and resolving a large variety of school cases. This book examines 44 cases that represent real-life situations in today's schools, with issues and topics ranging from the separation of church and state, personal leadership development, the No Child Left Behind Act, fundraising, and leadership attributes. Each case is fully explored keeping in mind the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards and how these standards can be applied effectively in practice. The book also includes an ISLLC matrix on the inside cover that correlates the subject matter covered in each case with the ISLLC standards. The revised third edition includes a new end-of-chapter activity called “Developing Your Leadership Expertise,” which provides readers with the opportunity to practice applying what they've just read to the ISLLC standards; five new cases that address issues not covered in previous editions; and a revised “Questions to Research and Consider” feature, which now includes higher-order thinking questions and inquiry-based activities.

Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership Author William G. Cunningham
ISBN-10 0205466346
Release 2006
Pages 438
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Thoroughly revised and updated, Educational Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach, 3/e, shares the latest thinking in the field and relates it to significant real-life problems of practice. Reflecting on current changes and issues in educational leadership and administration, this text includes updated expert analysis pieces by noted authorities in every chapter. The authors use a problem-based approach providing readers with opportunities to analyze and apply their knowledge to authentic situations. This text emphasizes important challenges such as increasing diversity in our schools and society, the emphasis on standards, and the impact of reform and technology on learning environments.

Indicators of efficiency and effectiveness in elementary and secondary education spending

Indicators of efficiency and effectiveness in elementary and secondary education spending Author Marcia Ford Seiler
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073590054
Release 2006
Pages 152
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Effective Teacher Leadership

Effective Teacher Leadership Author Melinda M. Mangin
ISBN-10 0807748404
Release 2008
Pages 211
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Featuring a diverse and distinguished group of scholars, this volume provides a much-needed, research-based analysis of nonsupervisory, school-based, instructional leadership. Frequently referred to as teacher leaders, specialists, or coaches, these new positions have the potential to provide teachers with the skills and knowledge necessary for continued instructional improvement and, ultimately, enhanced student learning. This authoritative collection presents both qualitative and quantitative evidence on the enactment, design, conditions, constraints, and successes of this type of instructional leadership. This book offers important lessons for the improvement of policy and practice.

School classroom teacher and student effects on students mathematics achievement

School  classroom teacher  and student effects on students  mathematics achievement Author Jeongmi Kim
ISBN-10 WISC:89097475925
Release 2006
Pages 307
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Standards-based education reform, the No Child Left Behind Act and their related accountability mechanisms seek to dramatically improve student achievement. A major question is which student, teacher/classroom and school factors most impact student achievement and help to close the achievement gap.

Boletin Internacional de Bibliografia Sobre Educacion

Boletin Internacional de Bibliografia Sobre Educacion Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435078080579
Release 2003
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Connections Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006144877
Release 2003
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