Applied Critical Leadership in Education

Author: Lorri J. Santamaría
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136737871
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Educational leaders are seeing the increasing need for practical transformative models and theories to address academic, cultural, and socio-economic gaps separating learners at all levels of the educational system. Applied Critical Leadership in Education explores a leadership model arising from critical theory and critical pedagogy traditions that transforms status quo educational practices. Providing a range of diverse voices of practicing leaders from prekindergarten through higher education, explicit ties to theory and practice are drawn, making leadership for social justice accessible, feasible, and more practical for aspiring and practicing leaders alike. Features Included: Case Studies provide examples of applied critical leadership across early childhood education, elementary school, middle school, high school, district, and higher education levels. Theory to Research Applications offer frameworks and key research complementary to cases. Checking In presents questions to the reader to respond and further engage with the chapter content. Opportunity Recognition and Critical Conversations offer strategies to challenge assumptions of common practices and begin conversations around issues of social justice. Backpack includes online or print resources to supplement the material in each chapter. Appendix provides a comprehensive example of qualitative case study research from design, to data collection, and analysis. Applied Critical Leadership in Education provides an innovative way for aspiring and practicing educational leaders to think about and apply leadership practice suited for the educational challenges of today that are necessary for change.

Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women Leading Education

Author: Terri N. Watson
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786350718
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This book's primary focus is on racially and ethnically diverse women in educational leadership. Each chapter is written from a unique conceptual or empirical lens as shared by international female leaders, and range from a critical examination of global society and cross-cultural collaboration, to the intersection of race, law, and power.

Culturally Responsive Leadership in Higher Education

Author: Lorri Santamaría
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317519965
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rapidly changing global demographics demand visionary, collaborative, and culturally appropriate leadership practices on university campuses. In the face of widening gaps in academic achievement and socio-economic roadblocks, Culturally Responsive Leadership in Higher Education offers a new vision of leadership, where diversity is transformed from challenge into opportunity. This book offers a range of perspectives from culturally, racially, linguistically, ability, and gender-diverse contributors who demonstrate that effective leadership springs from those who engage, link theory to practice, and promote access, equity, and educational improvement for underserved students. Each chapter explores a critical higher educational leadership issue with feasible strategies and solutions. In this exciting book, theory and research-based chapters unpack culturally responsive leadership, revealing how higher education leaders in the U.S. and international contexts can improve their practice for social equity and educational change.

Cross Cultural Collaboration and Leadership in Modern Organizations

Author: Erbe, Nancy D.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466683775
Format: PDF
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As many organizations expand, it becomes increasingly important to implement collaboration and leadership practices that help ensure their overall success. Being able to work and lead effectively in diverse settings can greatly benefit individual employees and the organization as a whole. Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Leadership in Modern Organizations provides an interdisciplinary analysis of how organizations can responsibly embrace complex problem-solving and creative decision making. Providing essential practical tools and critical guidelines, this publication is a necessary reference source benefiting business professionals, managers, researchers, and students interested in leadership and collaboration strategies and their application to various disciplines such as human resources management, professional development, organizational development, and education.

Understanding Organizations

Author: Howard Lune
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745644287
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Read the first chapter of this innovative new text here Social life is a collective process, and virtually all of social life in contemporary industrial nations is shaped by formal organizations and recognized social institutions. One can no longer hope to understand a complex society without understanding its organizations, any more than one can fully understand organizational life without grasping the social processes that shape it. Understanding Organizations takes a fresh look at the sociology of organizations, blending classic theories of industrial society with contemporary cultural studies, labor studies, social movement theory, and the role of nonprofits. In each chapter, Lune describes the major ideas and the new work that define the topic, as well as asking how these assumptions came about and how they impact us in our daily lives. This book will be the ideal companion to courses on organizations across the social sciences, and has insights to offer all students of organized life, whether one is interested in entering the corporate world, starting an arts organization, or mobilizing for social change.

A Culturally Proficient Society Begins in School

Author: Carmella S. Franco
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412986532
Format: PDF
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Three Latina superintendents tell their stories, discuss how to educate all students, and share their vision to transform schools into places of equity and excellence.

Planning and Assessment in Higher Education

Author: Michael F. Middaugh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118045521
Format: PDF
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In this era of increasing pressure on higher education institutions for accountability, Planning and Assessment in Higher Education is an essential resource for college and university leaders and staff charged with the task of providing evidence of institutional effectiveness. Michael F. Middaugh, a noted expert in the field, shows how colleges and universities can successfully measure student learning and institutional effectiveness and use these results to create more efficient communications with both internal and external constituencies as well as promote institutional effectiveness to support student learning. "How can the assessment of institutional effectiveness be used to provide a solid foundation for planning? Middaugh has crafted a comprehensive, practical guide that also explains what accrediting agencies really want and need to know about these topics." —Elizabeth H. Sibolski, executive vice president, Middle States Commission on Higher Education "Only Michael Middaugh, the unquestioned national leader in this field, could write such a lucid overview of how to make institutional assessment and planning really work as a tool rather than as a tedious requirement. He helped invent and shape the focus of national assessment rubrics and now offers his insights into how to make them work for your institution." —John C. Cavanaugh, chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education "Middaugh provides extremely helpful and practical guidance and insights on how colleges and universities can use assessment tools and frameworks to improve both academic programs and administrative operations. A valuable and timely book for all higher education leaders." —James P. Honan, senior lecturer on education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Moving Beyond Borders

Author: Alberto L. Pulido
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252076567
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The lifework of a pioneering scholar and leader in Latino studies

Future Directions of Educational Change

Author: Helen Janc Malone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351980610
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Future Directions of Educational Change brings together timely discussions on social justice, professional capital, and systems change from some of the leading scholars in the field of education. Engaging in theory and evidence-based debates covering issues such as literacy education, whole system reform, and teacher leadership, this volume argues that quality and equity are equally important in reshaping existing education systems both within the United States and globally. The authors offer contextual analyses of current educational research and practice while looking toward the future and offering thought-provoking arguments for challenging and rectifying the systemic inequalities within education today.

Applying the Rasch Model

Author: Trevor Bond
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317805267
Format: PDF
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Cited over 1900 times, this classic text facilitates a deep understanding of the Rasch model. The authors review the crucial properties of the model and demonstrate its use with a variety of examples from education, psychology, and health. A glossary and numerous illustrations aid the reader's understanding. Readers learn how to apply Rasch analysis so they can perform their own analyses and interpret the results. The authors present an accessible overview that does not require a mathematical background. Highlights of the new edition include: -More learning tools to strengthen readers’ understanding including chapter introductions, boldfaced key terms, chapter summaries, activities, and suggested readings. -Divided chapters (4, 6, 7 & 8) into basic and extended understanding sections so readers can select the level most appropriate for their needs and to provide more in-depth investigations of key topics. -A website at www.routledge.com/9780415833424 that features free Rasch software, data sets, an Invariance worksheet, detailed instructions for key analyses, and links to related sources. -Greater emphasis on the role of Rasch measurement as a priori in the construction of scales and its use post hoc to reveal the extent to which interval scale measurement is instantiated in existing data sets. -Emphasizes the importance of interval level measurement data and demonstrates how Rasch measurement is used to examine measurement invariance. -Insights from other Rasch scholars via innovative applications (Ch. 9). -Extended discussion of invariance now reviews DIF, DPF, and anchoring (ch. 5). -Revised Rating Scale Model material now based on the analysis of the CEAQ (ch.6). -Clarifies the relationships between Rasch measurement, True Score Theory, and Item Response Theory by reviewing their commonalities and differences (Ch.13). -Provides more detail on how to conduct a Rasch analysis so readers can use the techniques on their own (Appendix B). Intended as a text for graduate courses in measurement, item response theory, (advanced) research methods or quantitative analysis taught in psychology, education, human development, business, and other social and health sciences, professionals in these areas also appreciate the book‘s accessible introduction.