Principals As Maverick Leaders

Author: Michael Chirichello
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610483502
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After her school wins the coveted United States National Secondary Education Award, a school principal embarks upon an educational odyssey. The principal discovers that the reasons for winning the award are a sham! As her school falls apart, she begins to reflect on the stagnant school organization and the ineffective prescriptions for improvement. She wonders why as a democratic nation, American schools do not model the practice of democracy for students. The principal begins her quest to unearth the flaws in her own thinking about the way schools work in her quest to create more democratic schools. Endeavoring to understand how systems really work, the principal puts her new ideas into practice and shares with the reader the lessons learned from past practices. This book presents a guide for principals in the form of rules that suggest that educational leaders must ask themselves why they do what they do. It also takes readers through a series of vignettes focused on how principals can practice democracy in the schoolhouse, while challenging themselves and their school community.

Avoiding The Demise Of Democracy

Author: Sharron Goldman Walker
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475806248
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Sharron Goldman Walker’s second volume on democracy in education asks educators, especially teachers and principals, to contemplate their roles in education and its connections with the preservation of American democracy. Do we send children to school to learn only how to achieve high scores on high stakes tests? If democracy is not learned by practice in the schoolhouse, how will children recognize it when they leave it?

Jspr Vol 32 N3

Author: Journal of School Public Relations
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475823959
Size: 74.81 MB
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The Journal of School Public Relations is a quarterly publication providing research, analysis, case studies and descriptions of best practices in six critical areas of school administration: public relations, school and community relations, community education, communication, conflict management/resolution, and human resources management. Practitioners, policymakers, consultants and professors rely on the Journal for cutting-edge ideas and current knowledge. Articles are a blend of research and practice addressing contemporary issues ranging from passing bond referenda to building support for school programs to integrating modern information.

Learning To Lead

Author: Michael Chirichello
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: 9781578865284
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Learning to Lead provides ten traits of effective principal leadership. This book will encourage those who work as school leaders to continue to inspire others.

The Warrior Principal

Author: Sean B. Yisrael
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
ISBN: 9781610489539
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The Warrior Principal: New Leadership for Urban Schools is a marriage between the Art of War and effective school leadership principles. It describes the mentality and actions school principals need in order to spearhead the process of successfully reforming a failing and/or struggling urban public school. This book also instructs principals on how to deal with resistance caused by change, district- and building-level politics, and ineffective staff members. It also provides a framework for improving staff morale, boosting student achievement, delegating authority, and creating a positive school culture. Hear Dr. Sean Yisrael's talk on The Warrior Principal at http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBixu59OwVI

Being An Effective Headteacher

Author: Trevor Male
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878571
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The post of headteacher presents a vast array of responsibilities and challenges, which can be difficult to anticipate and manage. Providing a fully comprehensive support and development package for new and aspiring headteachers, this practical book will help first-time headteachers to confidently deal with the challenges of their post, and inform senior teachers about what they can expect in the role, and prepare them for a future in headship. This book covers: " The nature of headship " The transition to formal leadership " Preparing for headship " National standards and NPQH " Applying for a headship " Entering headship " Consolidation and extension Being an Effective Headteacher will help new and aspiring headteachers to get to grips with the challenges of headship and encourage them to fulfill their potential as educational leaders.

Economic Principles

Author: David Warsh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451602562
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For nearly ten years, readers of the Sunday Boston Globe and newspapers around America have delighted in David Warsh's column, "Economic Principals." This collection shows why. Taken as a whole, Warsh's writings amount to a vast and colorful group portrait of the personalities who dominate modem economics -- from the luminaries to unknown soldiers to eccentrics who add sparkle to the tapestry. Partly a history of controversies in economics, partly an essay on the evolution of the field, Economic Principals offers a glimpse of one of the most important stories of our time: the metamorphosis of a priestly class of moral philosophers into the mathematical mandarins of today, whose ideas are reshaping society even as they reveal its workings in ever more subtle detail. Warsh first recounts the rise of the economic paradigm, deftly treating the rediscovery of Adam Smith and the centrality of markets. He then turns to the generation of economists for whom the Nobel Prize was created in 1969, the men who forged the modern field in a few years during and after World War II. Some, like Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman, are well known to the public; others, like Trygvie Haavelmo and George Dantzig, are less quickly recognized. But all have interesting stories which Warsh brings to light. Tracing the high tech revolution to the current generation, he sketches younger scholars such as Jeffrey Sachs, Martin Feldstein, and others less popularly known, who rule the field today. Marking the most powerful applications of modern economics, Warsh explains how the ingenious "rocket scientists" of Wall Street are creating new markets and the business school wizards and leading corporate executives are reinventing the organization. Finally, in exploring the implications of modern economics, Warsh introduces us to scholars operating on the boundaries of the field, from Jane Jacobs to Noam Chomsky, and to the critics, like Donald McCloskey and Robert Reich, who have brought a bit of moral philosophy back into the economist's brave new world. At every step, Warsh maps the field with the journalist's eye for detail. Readers will see why he is considered one of the most consistently stimulating economic journalists in America today.

Preparing School Leaders For The 21st Century

Author: Stephan Gerhard Huber
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203006009
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The quality and success of schools depend upon school leadership. Increasingly, in many countries worldwide, this belief has led to designing and implementing appropriate training and development programs for educational leaders. In an international comparative research project, current school leader training and development programs in fifteen countries across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America are analyzed, compared, and discussed. Preparing School Leaders for the 21st Century provides insights and constructive ideas, for those planning and carrying out school leadership development in different countries and those conducting research in this field. * Part one in the book reflects on roles, tasks, competences, and conceptions of school leadership, exploring the changing context in which school leaders find themselves, focusing on the new demands on the school leaders and suitable leadership theories. * Part two provides a comparative discussion of the various leadership development models, identifying similarities and differences, based on a set of criteria selected and going beyond a mere juxtaposition. In describing common issues and challenges, it also looks for common solutions, and considers what the different countries might be able to learn from each other, and successfully transfer. * Part three identifies current international trends deduced from these programs. Nineteen recommendations for designing future programs are outlined, and instructive examples of best and promising practice are given. * Part four comprises well structured country reports, which provide information about the education system and school system of those countries, about recent changes and their impact on school leadership, about the overall school leader training and development approach.

Motion Leadership

Author: Michael Fullan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141298131X
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Cycling from practice to theory and back again, this concise book provides the skinny on motion leadership, or how to “move” individuals, institutions, and whole systems forward.

Fast Food Nation

Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547750331
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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.