The state of the American school superintendency

Author: Thomas E. Glass
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781578866366
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The State of the American School Superintendency: A Mid-Decade Study provides the largest and most comprehensive look at the nation's school leaders. It offers a close examination of superintendents' professional experience, preparation, and training; superintendent/school board relations; key issues affecting education and leadership; superintendent evaluations and contracts; superintendent tenure; and the history of the school superintendent in American public education.

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.

Success in the Superintendency

Author: Kay T. Worner
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607090317
Format: PDF, ePub
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"As executive director of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, I look for resources that will help aspiring or new superintendents be as successful as possible in their first superintendent positions. Kay T. Worner's book, Success in the Superintendency, is exactly the resource all executive directors should recommend. It is practical, timely, and full of great ideas for administrators."---Charles Kyte, executive director of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators "Without doubt, Success in the Superintendency is a book that superintendent licensing programs need to have for their students. It is a quick read, providing information and advice on topics important to administrators looking for their first superintendencies."---Kenneth Underwood, retired professor in the Educational Administration Department at Virginia Tech; Horace Mann's Educator of the Year (2009) "As a first-year superintendent, I can't say enough about the quality and immediate applicability of the advice this book provided. When experienced, award-winning superintendents from all over the country share their words of wisdom, I listen!"---Rick Lahn, first-year superintendent in Princeton, Minnesota "This book is unique because it highlights the advice and experiences of dozens of successful superintendents. A must-read for all new and aspiring school leaders."---Kenneth Dragseth, National Superintendent of the Year for 2003; retired superintendent of Edina, Minnesota, School District Success in the Superintendency will help new and aspiring superintendents gain meaningful, practical information from award-winning, experienced superintendents. The book's ten chapters cover topics identifiable to every superintendent---no matter how many years of experience he or she has on the job. Kay T. Worner weaves information, advice, and research into each chapter, making the book a valuable tool for all administrators. The tips and scenarios are inspired by thirty-three Superintendents of the Year, representing various states and over twenty years of awards. Because of the wealth of information and advice, this book is ideal for graduate school students, beginning superintendents, and superintendents who seek some advice from those who are recognized by their peers as excellent leaders. Success in the Superintendency is a must-have for evey superintendent's professional library.

Case Studies on Educational Administration

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133000583
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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.

Women Leading Education across the Continents

Author: Elizabeth C. Reilly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475802269
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Women Leading Education across the Continents is a collection of research about and stories of women in basic and higher education leadership from every region of the globe.

The School Superintendent

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321797
Format: PDF
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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.

District Leadership That Works

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542362
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bridge the great divide between distanced administrative duties and daily classroom impact. This book introduces a top-down power mechanism called defined autonomy, a concept that focuses on district-defined, nonnegotiable, common goals and a system of accountability supported by assessment tools. Defined autonomy creates an effective balance of centralized direction and individualized empowerment that allows building-level staff the stylistic freedom to respond quickly and effectively to student failure.

Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders

Author: Michelle D. Young
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317531892
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The Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders brings together empirical research on leadership preparation and development to provide a comprehensive overview and synthesis of what we know about preparing school leaders today. With contributions from the field’s foremost scholars, this new edition investigates the methodological foundations of leadership preparation research, reviews the pedagogical and curricular features of preparation programs, and presents valuable insights into the demographic, economic, and political factors affecting school leaders. This volume both mirrors the first edition’s macro-level approach to leadership preparation and presents the most up-to-date research in the field. Updates to this edition cover recent state and federal government efforts to improve leadership in education, new challenges for the field, and significant gaps and critical questions for framing, researching, evaluating, and improving the education of school leaders. Sponsored by the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA), this handbook is an essential resource for students and scholars of educational leadership, as well as practitioners, policymakers, and other educators interested in professional leadership. .

Slavery by Another Name

Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1848314132
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the mistreatment of black Americans. In this 'precise and eloquent work' - as described in its Pulitzer Prize citation - Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history - an 'Age of Neoslavery' that thrived in the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II. Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude thereafter. By turns moving, sobering and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals these stories, the companies that profited the most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.