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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)
 
 
Hurricane Andrew, the Public Schools, and the Rebuilding of Community
Hurricane Andrew, the Public Schools, and the Rebuilding of Community (July 1995)
Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. - Author
Sandra H. Fradd - Author

This book shows how schools help people to cope with disasters and rebuild their communities.
Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida early on Monday morning, August 24, 1992. Widely described as the worst natural disaster in modern U.S. history, the storm left 38 people dead in South Florida, 80,000 homes destroyed, and damage estimates of at least billion. The area devastated by the hurricane was approximately three times the size of Manh...(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)
 
 
Learning from Experience
Learning from Experience (February 1995)
Memory and the Teacher's Account of Teaching
Miriam Ben-Peretz - Author

This book is about the development of teachers'professional knowledge.
"I was intrigued by the author's bringing important research outside of education (memory research and script theory) to bear on the experience of teachers, which I think is important to the field of education." -- Mary E. Diez, Alverno College
This book explores several aspects of learning from experience as reported by retired teachers: the nature of teachers'...(Read More)
 
 
Education, Empowerment, and Control
Education, Empowerment, and Control (February 1995)
The Case of the Arabs in Israel
Majid Al-Haj - Author

“This is the first and only systematic social science account of contemporary Arab education in Israel that includes details on historical changes along with an evaluation of educational policies and programs. It is presented within a general model of social change in the society as a whole. This a comprehensive and thorough study that is likely to become a classic in the field.” — Calvin Goldscheider, Brown University

"The book offers a broad, structural perspective on school reform in the past twenty years. Too often research on ...(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)
 
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