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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.

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

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.

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.

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)

The Urban School Leader As Change Agent

Author : Jeffrey Scott Ronneberg
ISBN : MINN:31951P00731405H
Genre : Educational leadership
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Author : Marjorie Munroe
ISBN : 9781426927997
Genre : Education
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For school principals, there are many different routes to success, and there just as many ways to measure that success in a school. Principals introduces five high school principals with their own stories to tell about success and the challenges of managing mandated change. These personal portraits illustrate the myriad ways administrators respond to change and manage transitions. Created by the PULSE Institute of Calgary, Alberta, Principals shares the vignettes of five different principals in five situationsthe Impresario, the Sherpa, the Coach, the Rescuer, and the Gardener. They hail from varied settings ranging from a large suburban combined junior and senior Catholic school to a high school in a small remote community. This study shows how each principal successfully responded to change at the jurisdictional level around accountability in schools. Principals serves to incite dialogue regarding how to respond to mandated change and how other principals facing the same issues can apply these lessons in their own work and to their own realities.

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.

The Role Of Leadership In Sustaining School Reform

Author : Mary S. Leighton
ISBN : 9780788148613
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Summarizes discussions by participants in a meeting convened to learn the views of outstanding school leaders -- principals, teachers, parents, and others -- whose diversity reflected that of the local education workforce. The discussions centered on three topics: the habits of mind and heart that enable leaders to guide successful school change over the long term; the dimensions of leadership as expressed in experiences in the participants' careers as school leaders; and strategies for using the dimensions of leadership for self-assessment, peer coaching, or other professional development activities. Resource list.

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