School Law and the Public Schools

Author: Nathan L. Essex
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137072750
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School Law and the Public Schools is a practical, easy to read, comprehensive guide to the legal issues facing public schools in the U.S. today. An essential reference for all teachers, educational leaders, and policymakers at all levels, the book is organized and written in a style that is accessible to all, even those with little or no knowledge of the legal issues in education.

The Marginal Teacher

Author: C. Edward Lawrence
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452210969
Format: PDF, Docs
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This third edition, complete with an updated CD-ROM of checklists and customizable forms, offers timely solutions for successfully dealing with marginal teachers. CD-ROM is PC and Mac compatible and not sold separately.

An Evidence based Approach to the Practice of Educational Leadership

Author: Ronald W. Rebore
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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This text presents a thorough and current best practice treatment of Educational Leadership in schools and school districts that addresses the complex use of quantitative and qualitative evidence in the decision making process. The text covers the full range of introductory issues faced by school leaders today and emphasizes areas that are critical and timely. The authors address standard leadership topics and also further explore current social, cultural, technological and economic realities. This text utilizes ISLLC/ELCC guidelines so that students can develop a leadership approach that reflects current standards and is organized around the processes and procedures necessary for implementing effective learning environments.

Best Interests of the Student

Author: Jacqueline A. Stefkovich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135920699
Format: PDF, Docs
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Best Interests of the Student presents both a theoretical model for guiding educators as they confront legal and ethical dilemmas in their schools, as well as highly accessible and annotated court cases for exploration. Stefkovich introduces an ethical decision-making model that focuses on strategies for determining what actions are in the "best interests of the student," and demonstrates the application of this theoretical model for examining legal and ethical dimensions of court cases. Discussion questions at the end of each case encourage readers to examine issues from differing viewpoints, helping them to become more self-reflective school leaders who can effectively address legal dilemmas in their own contexts. This important text is a valuable resource for both aspiring and practicing school administrators and leaders. This thoroughly revised edition features: An entirely new chapter focusing on issues surrounding technology, specifically bullying, harassment, and "sexting" 13 new legal cases to reflect recent developments in school law, including issues of free speech, teacher accountability, and school policies A continued focus on preparing leaders to meet the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) ethics standard

The School Principal

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135156859
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Treating principals as concurrently visionary leaders and competent managers, this excellent text addresses the needs of aspiring and practicing principals, providing the tools to build effective and efficient schools.

The School Superintendent

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321797
Format: PDF, ePub
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The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases is the essential guide to succeeding as a superintendent or as an administrator in another district-level position. Comprehensive in both theory and practice, this textbook and reference guide examines the role and responsibilities of school district administration in professional, social, philosophical, and political frames, while balancing perspectives of rewards and challenges commonly expressed by school superintendents. Important topics covered include the emerging role of superintendent as communicator, the changing conditions in districts and schools, inadequate funding for public schools, and the treatment of policy administration, leadership roles, and community involvement. Fully updated, the Third Edition provides: greater emphasis on the challenges facing novice superintendents; new material on strategic planning and visioning; new and expanded coverage of contemporary issues such as inadequate district funding and social challenges; additional figures, tables, key terms, and other helpful learning tools; and more.

Education

Author: Robert F. McNergney
Publisher: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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Foundations of Education

Author: Robert F. McNergney
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205389285
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Completely revised and rewritten, the Fourth Edition of this leading text takes the theme of the " Teacher as a Professional" and presents a balance between the core topics in foundations and their practical classroom applications. This entirely new and streamlined edition retains its comprehensive range of foundations topics while focusing on accessibility and relevance to pre-service teachers, as well as an emphasis on social issues and trends in schools. Exciting pedagogical features focus on professional practice, technology, national standards, professional portfolios, and other topics. A new chapter on standards and assessment addresses the prevalence of these issues in teachers' lives. A bonus section on the "PRAXIS Series" and state licensure offers FAQs, test-taking tips, and practice questions. This special bonus feature on the "PRAXIS Series" is currently located at the fron of the book. New to this Edition: New design and organization! Chapters are organized into parts to underscore links between chapter topics. New part closing sections include Benchmarks, Online Activities, and Developing a Professional Portfolio features. New! Your Teaching Life in Practice feature occurs in every chapter and presents important topics that teachers face every day in their classrooms. New! Technology in Practice features present many different classroom applications for technology available to teachers. New! Chapter 11 focuses on standards and assessment, issues that are gaining importance to all teachers. New! INTASC Correlations relate the chapter-end Reflective Practice features to INTASC standards, exposing readersto the professional standards they will follow. New! Preparing for the PRAXIS section at the front of the book provides students with a brief tutorial of FAQs, test-taking tips, and sample test questions. Completely Revised! Cultural Awareness features highlight the influence of diversity on classroom practice. Completely Revised! Issues in School Reform features present trends in school reform and how they help to improve life in U.S. schools. Completely Revised! Reflective Practice features serve as a capstone activity for chapters. New! Questions correlated to VideoWorkshop for Foundations of Education are located at the end of each chapter to encourage students to watch the videoclips and think about their implications for classroom instruction.

The Superintendent s Fieldbook

Author: James Harvey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483306399
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Guidance for ever-changing challenges, success through improved effectiveness Equip yourself to face the demands of a superintendent with this practical guide for new and veteran district leaders. Understanding leadership and budgets is only one piece of a pie that has grown to include privatization, performance-based teacher compensation, technology, and global comparisons like PISA. Based on research with 300 superintendents, this new edition is your touchstone for practical advice on how to: Survive on the job Bargain like a pro Work with your school board Tackle the achievement gap Explain to the public what's right with American schools