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Lives in the Balance
Lives in the Balance (October 1995)
Youth, Poverty, and Education in Watts
Ann Diver-Stamnes - Author

This compelling examination (by a former high school teacher in Watts, Los Angeles) shows how poverty affects the lives of young people.

"Lives in the Balance literally explodes with images of youth culture within inner-city settings. Through observation and interview techniques, the author's close-up look at the effects of poverty on children's lives is staggering. Just the opportunity to hear 'insider' perspectives provides ...(Read More)
 
 
Teacher Evaluation Policy
Teacher Evaluation Policy (October 1995)
From Accountability to Professional Development
Daniel L. Duke - Editor

Since the beginning of the school reform movement in the early 1980's, various efforts have been made to improve teacher evaluation. Most of the initial efforts were designed to promote greater accountability. They were characterized by research-based performance standards, sophisticated classroom observation procedures, and extensive training. More recently, the focus of teacher evaluation has been expanded to include provisions for profession...(Read More)
 
 
Professionalization, Partnership, and Power
Professionalization, Partnership, and Power (August 1995)
Building Professional Development Schools
Hugh G. Petrie - Editor

Provides insights into and results of a wide variety of experiments with professional development schools in the field of education.

"This book considers the possibilities of collaborative relationships between colleges and universities and public schools, particularly urban schools, through professional development schools. Starting with the impetus of the Holmes group, the book places the onus for reform of teacher ed...(Read More)
 
 
A Circle of Empowerment
A Circle of Empowerment (July 1995)
Women, Education, and Leadership
Rita L. Irwin - Author

This book presents a feminist perspective on educational leadership, and demonstrates that women conceptualize leadership differently than men.
"Irwin offers an excellent portrayal of a school district's instructional supervisory responsibility. The topic is significant on two bases: women's issues and school administration. It is important in itself because of the methodology employed in the study, but is also important for educational ...(Read More)
 
 
The Knowledge Base in Educational Administration
The Knowledge Base in Educational Administration (July 1995)
Multiple Perspectives
Robert Donmoyer - Editor
Michael Imber - Editor
James Joseph Scheurich - Editor

This anthology summarizes and critiques the current knowledge base in the field of educational administration.
For scholars and practitioners who are interested in or are concerned about knowledge-based issues, this book provides a needed antidote to narrow discussions of foundational issues.
The editors of this book maintain that discussions of a knowledge base in educational administration have typically been limited to a fairly tra...(Read More)
 
 
Effective School District Leadership
Effective School District Leadership (February 1995)
Transforming Politics into Education
Kenneth Leithwood - Editor

This book reports the results of a series of studies of effective school district leadership.

School districts in both Canada and the United States provide the sites for this research. Many of these districts were in the midst of reform or restructuring initiatives and these initiatives became an important context within which to understand the work of district leaders. The authors describe how effective superintendents work ...(Read More)
 
 
Race and Educational Reform in the American Metropolis
Race and Educational Reform in the American Metropolis (January 1995)
A Study of School Decentralization
Dan A. Lewis - Author
Kathryn Nakagawa - Author

"The book combines a concern for the education of African-Americans with a broader concern for urban school politics and the issues of decentralization. This is a powerful combination of issues that this book effectively weaves into a coherent analysis." -- Philip G. Altbach, State University of New York at Buffalo

"The book offers a broad, structural perspective on school reform in the past twenty years. Too often research on ...(Read More)
 
 
The School That Refused to Die
The School That Refused to Die (January 1995)
Continuity and Change at Thomas Jefferson High School
Daniel L. Duke - Author

This is a fascinating, and disturbing, story of an urban high school's struggle to survive in the post-integration era of educational reform.

"Daniel Duke describes the rich history of Thomas Jefferson (Tee-Jay) High School in Richmond, VA with great attention to detail and passion. It is easy to visualize the teachers Duke describes, the manner in which the school is conducted, and the challenges it faces. Duke tells a very personal...(Read More)
 
 
Expert Problem Solving
Expert Problem Solving (December 1994)
Evidence from School and District Leaders
Kenneth Leithwood - Author
Rosanne Steinbach - Author

This book presents a series of related empirical studies about the thinking and problem solving processes of expert educational leaders. It describes the nature of expert thinking and provides substantial explanations for the cognitive processes associated with expert thinking. Differences in the thinking and problem solving of male and female; novice and experienced; elementary, secondary, district administrators are all explored. In addition, t...(Read More)
 
 
Women Leading In Education
Women Leading In Education (November 1994)
Diane M. Dunlap - Editor
Patricia A. Schmuck - Editor

"This book is a remarkable and much needed volume that documents and celebrates women's experiences in educational leadership. The volume is much more than a collection of women's voices: it is a wonderful chorus. The voices are consistently clear, caring, illuminating, and feminist. Men and women who read this will have a better understanding of women's experiences of leading in education and an increased appreciation for those experiences. Further...(Read More)
 
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