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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)
 
 
Ecotone
Ecotone (July 1994)
Wayfaring on the Margins
Florence R. Shepard - Author

Ecotone: Wayfaring on the Margins, a personal history of place, is written from the perspective of a teacher, naturalist, and feminist and uses the metaphor of the biological ecotone as the boundary where inner and outer landscapes of the woman/nature continuum meet.

In this book, Krall proposes a counter-narrative to the usual reading of marginality. In autobiographical narrative that rings with experience, she describes margins as r...(Read More)
 
 
Self and School Success
Self and School Success (April 1994)
Voices and Lore of Inner-City Students
Edwin Farrell - Author

"It is timely and much needed. For the past fifteen years I have said when it comes to urban environments we have studied the wrong youth--the dropouts! This book studies the stay-ins, the survivors, and has much to offer the educational community!"--Dr. Richard P. Lipka, Pittsburg State University

With the problems of the inner-cities reaching catastrophic proportions, Americans must ask themselves whether any young people in...(Read More)
 
 
Restructuring the Middle Level School
Restructuring the Middle Level School (April 1994)
Implications for School Leaders
Sally N. Clark - Author
Donald C. Clark - Author

"This book should be in the hands of every middle level principal in the United States!" -- Thomas O. Erb, The University of Kansas, Lawrence

This book provides middle level teachers and administrators with a rich resource on restructuring schools to help young adolescents achieve intellectual, social, and emotional success. It is a comprehensive volume that describes the leadership knowledge bases, skills, processes, and attitudes necessary...(Read More)
 
 
Schoolhousing
Schoolhousing (December 1993)
Planning and Designing Educational Facilities
Flora Ida Ortiz - Author

"I was pleasantly surprised, even impressed, by the conceptual foundations and scholarly approach exhibited by this book. The author links the policy model of Kaufman to school facilities planning in a very effective way. The discussion of, and findings for, the discrete and interactive aspects of the planning process can be very helpful to educators and other professionals who are involved in facilities planning." --Cecil Miskel, University of...(Read More)
 
 
Laura and Jim and What They Taught Me About the Gap Between Educational Theory and Practice
Laura and Jim and What They Taught Me About the Gap Between Educational Theory and Practice (November 1993)
Dona M. Kagan - Author

"The stories illustrate in thick, rich description what we know as the great divide among classroom teachers and college professors. It's a great book to analyze in teacher education courses, qualitative research courses, and others dealing with research-to-practice issues and preservice teacher training." -- Francine Peterman, Ball State University

Many teachers do not conform to the views of teaching espoused by professors of educat...(Read More)
 
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