School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships

Author: Susan Auerbach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113670714X
Format: PDF
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School leaders are increasingly called upon to pursue meaningful partnerships with families and community groups, yet many leaders are unprepared to meet the challenges of partnerships, to cross cultural boundaries, or to be accountable to the community. Alliances are needed among educators, families, and community groups that value relationship building, dialogue, and power-sharing as part of socially just, democratic schools. This book brings together research perspectives that intersect the fields of leadership and partnerships to inform and inspire more authentic collaboration. Contributors from the fields of educational leadership, family engagement, school-community partnerships, and education for social justice come together to examine the role of educational leaders in promoting partnerships as a dimension of leadership for social justice. The volume offers a mix of empirical, conceptual, and reflective chapters with research representing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches in urban, suburban, and rural schools. The chapter, "Conversations with Community-Oriented Leaders," includes candid advice from district and school-level administrators on this under-documented aspect of leadership. Situating leadership for partnerships within the leadership literature, this book proposes a model for addressing tensions embedded in home-school relations and leading schools toward more authentic relationships with stakeholders. This collection of original scholarly articles will be a unique resource for new and aspiring administrators and for researchers in both the fields of leadership and school-family-community partnerships.

Urban Education for the 21st Century

Author: Festus E. Obiakor
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 039807612X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This timely book exposes the complexities and realities facing urbanness and urban schools that are inadequately funded and denigrated, along with students who continue to be misidentified, misassessed, miscategorized, misplaced, and misinstructed by illprepared and unprepared educators and service providers. The text very successfully demonstrates the comprehensive nature and connectedness of problems and prospects in urban education. This book will be an added resource to researchers, scholars, educators, and service providers. It should be an excellent required text for graduate and undergraduate courses in all branches of education. Addition-ally, the book will be of interest to education administrators at all levels, public school teachers, policy makers, and change agents. The thirteen chapters discuss and explore the following primary topics:• Urban education and the quest for democracy, equity, and excellence• Educating urban learners with and without special needs• Personnel preparation and urban schools• Teaching and learning in urban schools• Educational leadership in urban schools• Insights into educational psychology and what urban practitioners must know• Managing violence in urban schools• Financing urban schools• Reducing the power of “whiteness” in urban schools• Promises and challenges of building and the future perspectives of urban education.

The Broken Cisterns of African American Education

Author: M. Christopher Brown
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607529742
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The failure of American education to achieve racial diversity has resulted from the inability of educational researchers, policy makers and judicial officials to disentangle the complex definitions that have emerged in a postsegregated society. More specifically, the capricious aim of postsegregated educational settings leads to the confusing and often conflicting interchangeable usage of terms desegregated, integrated and diversity. This ambituity is further confounded by the imprecise definitions of equity, equality and opportunity. The proposed book will examine the role of language postBrown v. Board of Education and the effects of that language on educational policy and practice. He also examines how the fundamental implications of language within postBrown court cases, in pre through postsecondary education, demonstrate the unspecified outcomes for desegregation and integration while concomitantly demand an educational continuum of equitable distribution. The arguments will further interrogate how education policy and practices implicitly contain a scholarly roadmap to forge equal opportunity and access, fifty years after Brown.

International Handbook of Leadership for Learning

Author: Tony Townsend
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400713505
Format: PDF
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The International Handbook of Leadership for Learning brings together chapters by distinguished authors from thirty-one countries in nine different regions of the world. The handbook contains nine sections that provide regional overviews; a consideration of theoretical and contextual aspects; system and policy approaches that promote leadership for learning with a focus on educating school leaders for learning and the role of the leader in supporting learning. It also considers the challenge of educating current leaders for this new perspective, and how leaders themselves can develop leadership for learning in others and in their organisations, especially in diverse contexts and situations. The final chapter considers what we now know about leadership for learning and looks at ways this might be further improved in the future. The book provides the reader with an understanding of the rich contextual nature of learning in schools and the role of school leaders and leadership development in promoting this. It concludes that the preposition ‘for’ between the two readily known and understood terms of ‘leadership’ and ‘learning’ changes everything as it foregrounds learning and complexifies, rather than simplifies, what that word may mean. Whereas common terms such as ‘instructional leadership’ reduce learning to ‘outcomes’, leadership for learning embraces a much wider, developmental view of learning.

Multicultural Special Education

Author: Festus E. Obiakor
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131178120
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Because of recent demographic changes in our society, general and special educators are challenged to look for innovative ways to maximize all students' potential in school programs. Multicultural Special Education: Culturally Responsive Teaching is a timely book that examines multiculturalism, disability, and education and focuses on how to make education better for all multicultural learners. Contributions from leading experts examine categories of exceptionalities (from multicultural perspectives), while integrated case studies and chapter material focus on ways to be an effective and culturally responsive educator. Divided into four parts, this new offering examines the foundations of multicultural special education; the categories of exceptionalities from multicultural perspectives; lifespan issues; and the future of the field.

The Old Religion in a New World

Author: Mark A. Noll
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802849489
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With some exceptions, Noll (Christian thought, Wheaton College, Illinois) focuses on the chronological development of Christianity in the United States, although he does include a comparative chapter on Canada and Mexico. Synthesizing the work of other scholars, Noll describes the activities and bel

Social emotional Curriculum with Gifted and Talented Students

Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593633493
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Social-Emotional Curriculum With Gifted and Talented Students provides a thorough introduction to methods for developing social-emotional curricula for use with gifted and talented learners in the school setting. Educational Resource