The 12 Laws of Urban School Leadership

Author: Sean B. Yisrael
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610488253
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The 12 Laws of Urban School Leadership was written to give urban school principals strategies for successfully implementing change, and achieving systemic reforms. The book also gives aspiring and novice principals a window into the real issues that affect the principalship, and the circumstances that can determine success or failure. Veteran principals can also learn how to better deal with some of the most challenging issues associated with students, parents, staff, and community members. This is an essential resource for any school leader working in an urban, or public school setting."

The Hard Truth

Author: Sean B. Yisrael
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475800045
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Hard Truth is a book written for principals and school administrators who want to implement effective change. The topics of the book candidly discuss the problems, people, and issues that get in the way of true school reform; and what building level principals can personally do attain the best possible outcomes.

Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Author: Pont Beatriz
Publisher: Organization for Economic
ISBN: 9789264044678
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.

Building Strong School Cultures

Author: Sharon D. Kruse
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145229478X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Develop an integrated school culture that engages educators with their colleagues and communities! This resource calls on principals to create a viable, sustainable school culture using the professional community, organizational learning, and trust to affect teaching and learning. Part of the Leadership for Learning series, this volume presents a leadership approach that integrates teachers, parents, and community members into a coherent team. The authors examine schools that have achieved lasting cultural change and present practical strategies for: Diagnosing and shaping a school culture Revising leadership functions to broaden decision-making processes Rethinking organizational structures Supporting continuous improvement while ensuring stability

The Principal as Leader

Author: Larry W. Hughes
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780136295853
Format: PDF, Docs
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Unlike other books on the subject, this exploration of the principal as leader -- rather than as manager -- offers a variety of perspectives by well-known education authorities. It explores the dimensions of school leadership both in theory and in practice and demonstrates how principals can substantially improve instruction. Discusses the nature of leadership and new challenges that must be faced; the effective use of computers as a management and instructional tool; and how principals can help improve instruction -- based on their own behavior, the climate of the school, and the improvement of instructional practice. Covers a multitude of issues -- e.g., the decentralization of decision-making to school sites, restructuring the curriculum to become more responsive to children's needs, the implications that demographic shifts have on school programming, human resource development, and the legal and ethical framework surrounding the issues. Includes a case study or application in each chapter. For those preparing to be school executives.

School Leadership that Works

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416602275
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Describes a variety of leadership responsibilities that have an effect on student achievement.

The Principalship

Author: Thomas J. Sergiovanni
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780132613644
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133833631. The new Seventh Edition of the widely popular text from Sergiovanni and Green, The Principalship, gives readers an authoritative look at where and how principals spend their time, standards that inform their behavior, and the competencies they need to master in order to be effective. In it, a new theory for the principalship is advocated that encourages practitioners and students to aspire to the highest good for themselves and all stakeholders. The book addresses today's most current issues; includes updated research on the principalship; features video clips and Self-Check Quizzes (in the Pearson eText only) and scenarios illustrating important concepts; and continues to focus on leadership as a moral craft that advocates imagination, creativity, and ethical integrity. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Restorative Justice in Urban Schools

Author: Anita Wadhwa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317434455
Format: PDF, ePub
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The school-to-prison pipeline is often the path for marginalized students, particularly black males, who are three times as likely to be suspended as White students. This volume provides an ethnographic portrait of how educators can implement restorative justice to build positive school cultures and address disciplinary problems in a more corrective and less punitive manner. Looking at the school-to-prison pipeline in a historical context, it analyzes current issues facing schools and communities and ways that restorative justice can improve behavior and academic achievement. By practicing a critical restorative justice, educators can reduce the domino effect between suspension and incarceration and foster a more inclusive school climate.

Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education

Author: Allan R. Odden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136858261
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to address what has become labeled as "talent and human capital." Grounded in extensive research and examples of leading edge districts, this book shows how the entire human resource system in schools—from recruitment, to selection/placement, induction, professional development, performance management and evaluation, compensation, and career progression—can be reformed and restructured to boost teacher and principal effectiveness in ways that dramatically improve instructional practice and student learning. Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education guides educators towards putting more effective teachers, teacher leaders, and principals in the country’s schools—especially in poverty-impacted urban and rural communities—equipping those teacher and principals with instructional and leadership expertise, and rewarding and retaining those who are successful in attaining these objectives. Drawing from cases, experiences, and deliberations from a national task force, this book outlines a comprehensive framework for how to transform current human resource management practices into authentic, strategic talent management systems in order to improve student achievement.

Handbook on Restructuring and Substantial School Improvement

Author: Herbert J. Walberg
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607526522
Format: PDF, ePub
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(Published in cooperation with The Center on Innovation & Improvement) As suggested by the title, the purpose of this Handbook on Restructuring and Substantial School Improvement is to provide principles for restructuring and substantially improving schools. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center on Innovation & Improvement (CII) engaged leading experts on restructuring and school improvement to prepare modules for this handbook to assist states, districts, and schools in establishing policies, procedures, and support to successfully restructure schools. The Handbook is organized into three sections. The topic of the Handbook’s modules – restructuring with a focus on the district as the impetus for dramatic improvement – is relatively new in the nation’s education history. For this reason, the module authors were selected because they are highly experienced experts in their fields and can be counted on to judiciously weigh the less than definitive evidence and to state useful guiding principles.