Policy Studies for Educational Leaders

Author: Frances C. Fowler
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132678117
Format: PDF
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In this Fourth Edition of renowned authority Frances Fowler's Policy Studies for Educational Leaders, future educational leaders and actual K-12 administrators get a solid, comprehensive grounding in education policy and the policy process and the important political theories upon which it is based. Included is essential background information about the cultural, economic, demographic, and institutional roots of educational policy and an incisive look at the history of educational policy.

Policy Analysis for Educational Leaders

Author: Nicola A. Alexander
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137016006
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Methodological in focus and educational in context, "Policy Analysis for Educational Leaders: A Step-by-Step Approach" presents a guide to the study of educational policy analysis. This text not only discusses and evaluates existing educational policy and relevant literature, but offers a walkthrough that leads readers through the stages of successful policy analysis while providing the background and foundational knowledge that educational administrators need to understand and implement. This text offers instruction for aspiring school leaders on not only how to understand and study educational policy, but how to do it themselves. Educational, practical, and student-focused, "Policy Analysis for Educational Leaders: A Step-by-Step Approach" meets the needs of aspiring and practicing educational administrators and policy leaders. The reliance on a step-by-step method to policy analysis is accompanied by relevant educational vignettes, case studies, and current news stories that inspire critical analysis of existing educational policies. Each chapter also includes additional helpful organizers such as Chapter Objectives, Focus Questions, Suggested Resources and chapter-by-chapter Annotated Bibliographies that synthesize applicable print and web resources to help to inspire further research and continued education. A foundational resource for students of policy analysis and acting educational leaders, this book find a unique place within the libraries of policymakers and administrators for years to come.

Modern Education Finance and Policy

Author: James W. Guthrie
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205470013
Format: PDF, ePub
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This first text in Allyn & Bacon's new Educational Leadership series from Peabody College, clarifies the complex financial issues facing educational administrators and presents them in a clear and engaging manner. This text was developed by the leading scholars in school finance as part of a series from one of the leading Schools of Education in the world. It is “Modern” not only in the sense that the information it presents is current, but in the manner in which it engages the reader to understand and apply that information. With its strong basis in current research, and easy-to-use, intuitive features, this book strikes an effective balance between the informational and the pedagogical. It covers trends (both historical and current) in educational finance and includes calculations and problems for students to work, and its “Modern” approach pays close attention to the new realities of accountability, resource allocation, and policy. The case studies and interactive pedagogy make this a very practical text.

Managing Human Resources and Collective Bargaining

Author: Daniel R. Tomal
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475802633
Format: PDF, Docs
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Daniel Tomal Ph.D., CHOICE award winning author, has teamed up with Craig A. Schilling Ed.D., a national school resource expert, to write a comprehensive book on managing human resources and collective bargaining. Everything you need to know on managing human resources and collective bargaining are covered: planning human resources, recruiting, selecting, mentoring, professional development, benefits and compensation, unions and bargaining, and more.

Political Education

Author: Christopher T. Cross
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773301
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this volume, political insider Christopher Cross updates his critically acclaimed bestseller with new chapters and important new insights into future education policy. Cross draws on his own experience in Washington, along with research and interviews, to present a highly readable history of federal education policy, from WWII to the Obama administration. The book highlights the key players who helped shape federal policy because, as Cross writes in his introduction, “policy development is woven of personalities, events, and timing.” This fascinating chronicle demonstrates, among other things, how federal policy has been a constant influence on what states and local districts do, especially with respect to students most at-risk. “As we enter the next chapter in the education policy debate, it is important to understand how we have arrived at the policies in place today and to consider the lessons learned. As Political Education so clearly documents, we need to engage in a dialogue that is about our expectations and our commitment to education as a national priority.” —From the Foreword by Governor Brian Sandoval, 2013–2015 chair, Education Commission of the States, and Jeremy Anderson, president, Education Commission of the States “[This book] comes at a crucial time. Now that some states are withdrawing from Common Core Standards because policymakers are characterizing a multi-state initiative as federal intrusion, that Courts are viewed as the refuge for parents fighting teacher tenure, and inequities within education and more generally are sharper than ever, we need Cross’ clear analysis of our complicated system more than ever.” —Susan Fuhrman, president, Teachers College, Columbia University “An incisive update of this comprehensive analysis of the evolving historic and future federal role. Cross provides the politics, personalities, and underlying ethos that shape trends and eras of federal policymaking.” —Mike Kirst, president, California State Board of Education, and professor emeritus, Stanford University Critical Acclaim for Political Education— “Concise but illuminating...chock-full of historical nuggets.” —Education Week “The book is clearly written, informative, and generally well-balanced.” —Harvard Educational Review “Rarely does one find a book on educational policy as accessible and as fact-filled as this volume by Christopher Cross.... It will help educators of all stripes to better understand the how, why, and who of federal education policy.” —Book Review Digest

Challenging Standards

Author: Jonathan A. Supovitz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475815867
Format: PDF
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This book contains a host of short chapters organized into four sections that form a tapestry for educators to consider the different dimensions of implementing more rigorous education standards.

School Law and the Public Schools

Author: Nathan L. Essex
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133984583
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. An essential, practical, hands-on resource for school leaders, policymakers, and other educational personnel, this practical, clear, and easy-to-understand guide looks at both the historical background and the contemporary legal issues that affect virtually every aspect of schools today. The new Sixth Edition of School Law and the Public Schools by Nathan Essex brings readers the latest information on today’s most critical issues, among them: recent rulings on religion in public schools, social media, Facebook and Twitter challenges, virtual charter schools, administrators’ authority at bus stops, legal aspects of teachers and administrators’ evaluation, teacher performance and misconduct, 504 Rehabilitation plans, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act, violence and tragedy in U.S. schools, procedures for evaluating and responding to threats, natural disasters and school safety, proposed changes to No Child Left Behind by the White House, and the use of chaperones for field trips. Numerous application exercises and case studies give the concepts real-life meaning, and illustrative tables and figures further reinforce and amplify the ideas.

Case Studies on Educational Administration

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133000583
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A collection of case studies for prospective school administrators that emphasizes problem solving, decision-making, and effective management. Based on the conviction that effective practice in school administration requires both leadership and management, this text provides a mix of problems that require administrative decisions as presented in 24 open-ended case studies. In today’s reform-minded, information-based society, practitioners must be able to frame problems correctly and then make effective decisions to ameliorate them. As leaders, district and school-level administrators are expected to focus on what should be done to improve schools; as managers, they are expected to focus on how to do things successfully. The cases in this book are designed to make students think about common problems of practice by encouraging them to bridge theory and practice. Each case provides an active form of learning, allowing students to demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge to common problem situations.

Leading to Change

Author: Susan Moore Johnson
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787902148
Format: PDF, ePub
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"There are so few 'must read' books about superintAndents that I would recommAnd to policymakers, researchers, and novices. Add Leading to Change to the list. This insightful chapters on political and managerial leadership alone are worth the price of the book." -- Larry Cuban, professor of education, Stanford University