Reframing Decision Making in Education

Author: Perry R. Rettig
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475827202
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American schools should be laboratories for modeling democratic concepts. However, our school systems are the antithesis of democratically run organizations. Teaching professionals, students and parents have very little power or genuine influence in decision making. Reframing Decision Making in Education begins by describing the current status of American schools and concludes with a description of the organizational structure, leadership, and decision making practices necessary to make our schools operate in a manner congruent with those democratic principles we espouse as a country. This book describe a democratic structure and a decision making matrix to help reform leaders begin such an endeavor. Woven through each chapter is a fictional story of Principal Samantha Levy. We see Ms. Levy’s struggles as she begins the process of making change in her high school and its impact on those around her.

Parent School Collaboration

Author: Mary E. Henry
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791428566
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Examines in close detail public schools' relationships with their parents and communities.

International Handbook of School Effectiveness and Improvement

Author: Tony Townsend
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140204805X
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This book reviews of the development, implementation and practice of the disciplines of school effectiveness and school improvement. Seven main topics are addressed: History of the school effectiveness movement over the last 25 years; Changes in accountability and standards; Leadership in school effectiveness; Changes in teacher education; Impact of Diverse Populations; Education Funding and its Impact; and Best Practice Case Studies. The contributors are active in school effectiveness research worldwide.