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Changing Suburbs Changing Students

Author : Shelley B. Wepner
ISBN : 9781452203911
Genre : Education
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As your students evolve, has your school evolved with them? This unique book explains the increasing diversity in student makeup and offers tools and ideas for improving achievement.

Challenges Facing Suburban Schools

Author : Shelley B. Wepner
ISBN : 9781475832846
Genre : Education
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provides a demographic, political, economic, and sociological overview of the changing nature of suburban schools describes the nature of student diversity in the changing suburbs and issues with student achievement identifies administrative responsibilities and program structures for working with a changing student population proposes ways to reduce the achievement gap, most notably in literacy looks at how to use “whole child” assessment protocols to provide support for such students delves into parent inequities within changing suburban districts and offers ideas for closing the parent gap. This book is written for school district administrators, teachers, legislators, policy makers, teacher educators, and educational researchers for developing programs and pathways for a segment of the student and parent population that now is living in suburban areas without traditional roots as advantaged suburbanites.

Literacy Leadership In Changing Schools

Author : Shelley B. Wepner
ISBN : 9780807774182
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools will help literacy leaders improve teachers’ professional development in grades K–6. The authors use literacy basics to suggest concrete approaches that leaders and coaches can use to help teachers improve their instruction with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Based on firsthand experiences, research, and a school-university-community collaborative (Changing Suburbs Institute in New York), this practical book homes in on what literacy leaders need to do in today’s rapidly changing schools. With vignettes, strategies, and guidelines, each chapter is devoted to one essential component of serving as an effective literacy leader. Throughout, the book addresses typical issues leaders and teachers face, such as high-stakes testing, increasing failure rates, rigorous teacher and principal evaluations, family engagement, shrinking resources, and teachers’ inexperience with instructing diverse students. “Today’s educators are faced with the challenge of meeting the increased expectations associated with a high quality education for all children. The contributors provide an excellent resource of relevant information along with a wealth of concrete suggestions for meeting that challenge through effective leadership and ongoing, embedded professional development. The result is a road map for enriched learning experiences for the professionals involved and ultimately for the students they teach.” —Dorothy S. Strickland, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education Emerita, Rutgers “This book encourages and supports leaders as they create bold, thoughtful and empowering pathways for professional development. It is a recipe that has the power to highlight the joy of professional growth and learning for leaders, teachers and students alike. To me, that is truly fabulous.” —Jennifer Scoggin, Director of LitLife, Connecticut “The authors address important aspects of the decision-making process, namely how to really know someone or something well before making a choice. Too many of our educational choices are based on outdated or misinformation and this book clearly shows school leaders how to obtain accurate information when creating a cohesive literacy model. This book also takes complex aspects of literacy professional development, such as standards and instructional techniques and breaks them down in clear and applicable ways so that decisions can not just be made but also be implemented.” —Gravity Goldberg, Literacy Consultant, Director, Gravity Goldberg LLC

Differentiating School Leadership

Author : Daniel L. Duke
ISBN : 9781412970501
Genre : Education
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Use “organizational diagnostics” for applying differentiated leadership to four high-level priorities: preventing school decline, turning around a low-performing school, sustaining improvements, and designing a new school.

Experiences Of Suburban And Rural High School Principals Who Have Attained Longevity In The Position

Author : Peggy A. Mathis
ISBN : OCLC:828628736
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Todays school leaders face many challenges. There is a renewed need to look at principals job satisfaction and longevity given recent trends in burnout, increased accountability, and a shortage of qualified candidates. There are conflicting demands on high school principals time and capacity. These leaders still have the traditional responsibilities of ensuring a safe environment, managing a budget, and maintaining discipline. Higher expectations for student success have brought with them an increase in school program expectations. The job of the principal has changed throughout the years. The shift from manager to instructional leader, along with an increase in responsibilities has made the job more challenging. Research also shows that not as many educators aspire to the position of high school principal, and when they do become a building leader, they tend to not stay for an extended length of time. This qualitative study examines the experiences of 12 Michigan high school principals who have been a building principal for at least five years. This phenomenological study was designed to find out what experiences high school principals describe as contributing or detracting from their job satisfaction as well as what factors contribute to or threaten their longevity. Findings include that principals find satisfaction in working with and influencing students, leading and managing change, and they enjoy doing an important and challenging job. Factors that detract from satisfaction include negative adult behaviors, lack of support and trust, and the time commitment to do the job. New findings from this study point to the fact that principals enjoy empowering others and developing leaders to help meet the challenges present in todays educational environment. A new finding with regard to job dissatisfaction includes the fact that principals do not enjoy dealing with negative teacher and adult behaviors. Finally, multiple factors were reported as contributing to longevity in the position, some of which include school board, community, central office, staff, and collegial support.

The Urban School Leader As Change Agent

Author : Jeffrey Scott Ronneberg
ISBN : MINN:31951P00731405H
Genre : Educational leadership
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The Color Of School Reform

Author : Jeffrey R. Henig
ISBN : 1400823293
Genre : Education
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Why is it so difficult to design and implement fundamental educational reform in large city schools in spite of broad popular support for change? How does the politics of race complicate the challenge of building and sustaining coalitions for improving urban schools? These questions have provoked a great deal of theorizing, but this is the first book to explore the issues on the basis of extensive, solid evidence. Here a group of political scientists examines education reform in Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, and Washington, D.C., where local governmental authority has passed from white to black leaders. The authors show that black administrative control of big-city school systems has not translated into broad improvements in the quality of public education within black-led cities. Race can be crucial, however, in fostering the broad civic involvement perhaps most needed for school reform. In each city examined, reform efforts often arise but collapse, partly because leaders are unable to craft effective political coalitions that would commit community resources to a concrete policy agenda. What undermines the leadership, according to the authors, is the complex role of race in each city. First, public authority does not guarantee access to private resources, usually still controlled by white economic elites. Second, local authorities must interact with external actors, at the state and national levels, who remain predominantly white. Finally, issues of race divide the African American community itself and often place limits on what leaders can and cannot do. Filled with insightful explanations together with recommendations for policy change, this book is an important component of the debate now being waged among researchers, education activists, and the community as a whole.

Professional Standards For The Superintendency

Author : John Hoyle
ISBN : 9780876522028
Genre : Education
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School superintendents hold many leadership responsibilities, and much of schools' effectiveness rests on the abilities of the superintendents to meet their responsibilities. Criticisms of superintendents' training and educational background usually stem from a professor's lack of attention to a broader range of leadership theories. What professional standards should a superintendent meet? The eight standards presented are a combination of policy-maker knowledge and extensive research. The standards should serve as a foundation for the development and improvement of superintendents' preparation programs. Additionally all superintendents should hold themselves personally accountable to the eight standards. The eight standards for the superintendency are: (1) leadership and district culture; (2) policy and governance; (3) communications and community relations; (4) organizational management; (5) curriculum planning and development; (6) instructional management; (7) human resources management; and (8) values and ethics of leadership. There is a two step approach for putting the standards into operation: allow the standards to influence programs at the superintendent preparation level, and create a Standards Board to ensure the standards are being upheld by current superintendents. (KDP)

Teaching In Changing Times

Author : Linda M. Wallinger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111577305
Genre : Education
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McGraw-Hill World Languages is pleased to announce our continuing collaboration with the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) in the publication of their 2002 annual conference report. The chapters in Teaching in Changing Times provide perspective and reflection on the various challenges that confront language instructors and administrators, focusing specifically on issues of leadership. Teaching in Changing Times is ideal for use in teacher education and methods courses, or for undergraduate and graduate seminars that deal with issues in language education or language acquisition.


Author : Lyle Kirtman
ISBN : 1936763524
Genre : Education
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Leadership: Key Competencies for Whole-System Change combines the powerful decades-long work in leadership of educational authors and researchers Lyle Kirtman and Michael Fullan. Together, the authors offer seven core leadership competencies for systemic change in schools, districts, and state education systems, combined with real-world examples of the competencies in action. Their work with districts and states has led them to a view of leadership that is ideal for 21st century learning--it is suitable for novel, uncertain situations. Through this lens, they seek to encourage active pedagogical changes that can create quantifiable enhancements in learners' understanding and achievement. They illustrate how education leaders can move past failed initiatives to develop creative, productive school cultures.

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