Creating quality in the classroom
Discusses Total Quality Management and its use in the classroom.
Designing high-performance schools : a practical guide to organizational reengineering
Key features are; a systematic and systemic model for redesigning school districts, practical and highly useful worksheets for any redesign project, detailed, step-by-step procedures that ensure success, valuable insight into critical ideas and skills that can help increase the effectiveness of the reengineering process.
Developing school leaders : a call for collaboration: a special report / The NASSP Consortium for the Performance-Based Preparation of Principals
Contents:The making of a profession -- Pathways to school leadership -- Guaranteeing quality -- Seeking the irreducible minimums -- An agenda for action -- Preliminary survey -- Performance domains of the principalship.
Education for the new century : views from the principal's office
From the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
How to involve parents in a multicultural school
Emphasizes the need for school administrators to involve parents in a child's education ; focusses on the importance of familiarizing oneself with ethnic cultures to enhance parental involvement for multicultural students.
Leadership in education : organizational theory for the practitioner
The book exposes readers to Closed Systems theories from the first half of the 20th century, Open (Contingency) theories from the mid- century, and current postmodern or anti-positivistic theories. For anyone in a leadership role—or anyone trying to achieve one, and interested in examining their own leadership behavior.
The micropolitics of educational leadership : from control to empowerment
With an impressive conceptual and empirical scope and drawing on literature from both sides of the Atlantic, the authors describe how the micropolitics of schools affect the working environment of teachers. Educational managers and teachers alike will find this study apposite and instructive.
On becoming a school leader: a person-centered challenge (Online)
A person-centered perspective on educational leadership -- Seeking and responding to data -- Beliefs about people and change -- Creating an environment for learning and change -- The leader's sense of self -- Developing the self in others -- Creating and responding to purpose -- Authenticity and organizations -- Leaders and their organizations -- The person-centered preparation of school leaders.
Public relations in educational organizations : practice in an age of information and reform
In the 1950s and 1960s, public relations become a recognized part of the academic preparation of school administrators. But application of this discipline today is usually restricted to last minute campaigns to pass referenda or to gain public support for a particular project. Many, if not most, superintendents and principals approach communication passively.
A roadmap for quality transformation in education
The book provides a step-by-step guide to applying the principles of Total Quality Management to create an environment of Continuous Quality Improvement.
Schools that work : where all children read and write
Drawing on their experience as teachers, administrators, researchers, reformers, evaluators, and school consultants, Allington and Cunningham examine the policies, practices, and organizational plans that enhance or impede learning both in the schools of today and in the schools of tomorrow.
Supervision as proactive leadership
Effective leadership skills are crucial for managing the varied agendas, profiles, and populations of today’s schools. Daresh focuses on leadership and how foundational theories and models can be applied to supervisory activities in schools. The section, “Supervision as Social Action,” includes discussions of critical theory, or critical pedagogy, and postmodern thought. In addition, Daresh reviews recent research concerning cognitive development theories of leadership—looking at how leaders think rather than at what leaders do.
Values and educational leadership
Values and Educational Leadership extends beyond the presentation of expert opinion to blend theory, research, and practice for a comprehensive examination of values in educational leadership. It analyzes personal values manifested by individuals, professional values of administration, and collective values exhibited by groups, societies, and organizations.
What to look for in a classroom : and other essays
The limits of teaching skills -- The trouble with school uniforms -- Beyond discipline -- How not to teach values : a critical look at character education -- Resistance to cooperative learning : making sense of its deletion and dilution -- "A lot of fat kids who don't like to read" : the effects of Pizza Hut's Book it! program and other reading incentives -- Grading : the issue is not how but why -- Grade inflation and other red herrings -- Only for my kid : how privileged parents undermine school reform -- Suffer the restless children -- The truth about self-esteem -- Television and children : reviewing the evidence -- The five-hundred-pound gorilla -- The false premises of school choice plans -- Students don't "work" they learn -- The littlest customers : TQM goes to school -- Caring kids : the role of the schools -- Choices for children : why and how to let students decide -- What to look for in a classroom.
Handbook of instructional leadership : how really good principals promote teaching and learning
The craft of teacher supervision -- The conference : heart of instructional supervision -- Staff development : promoting professional growth -- Reflection : encouraging critical study -- Being visible versus interrupting and abandoning -- Praising versus criticizing -- Extending autonomy versus maintaining control -- Building a learning community.
Handbook of research on educational administration : a project of the American Educational Research Association
Summarizes research on administrative organization, economics and politics.
The principal's companion : strategies and hints to make the job easier
Strategies derived from the experiences of more than one hundred practicing principals. The authors describe what it takes to create a learning community.
Quality in education : an implementation handbook
Author discusses ways to build a successful school using Total Quality Management techniques.
The school policy handbook : a primer for administrators and school board members
Educational leadership : journal of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Educational Leadership, a magazine for educators by educators, is ASCD's flagship publication. With a circulation of 175,000, Educational Leadership is acknowledged throughout the world as an authoritative source of information about teaching and learning, new ideas and practices relevant to practicing educators, and the latest trends and issues affecting prekindergarten through higher education.
Education Policy Analysis Archives
A peer-reviewed journal published at Arizona State University.
Studies in Educational Policy and Educational Philosophy E-journal
The E-journal is one out of three publications named Studies in Educational Policy and Educational Philosophy which are published by STEP, the Research Unit for Studies in Educational Policy and Educational Philosophy. The purpose of the journal is to present analyses of different kinds of policy in education. In this journal you will find analyses of research, public investigations, evaluations etc., trying to foresee possible consequences, plans of action, related to different kinds of results. In other words, the journal aims at discussing the relationship between certain results and policy making. You will also find analyses of explicit proposals and recommendations made by investigators and policy makers.
The International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning (IEJLL)
The International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning (IEJLL) promotes the study and discussion of substantive leadership issues that are of current concern in educational communities. Preference is given to articles, reviews, and commentary that focus upon issues with a significant impact upon life in schools.
The international journal of educational management (Online)
The International Journal of Educational Management addresses the increasingly complex role of the educational manager against a backdrop of fundamental changes in structure and philosophy, and diminishing budgets and resources. It offers essential information to professionals dedicated to maximizing resources through intelligent management strategies which respond to national and international considerations, as well as specific concerns within individual communities and educational institutions.
Journal of Educational Administration (Online)
Administrators are the key to educational progress. That is the message receiving wider and wider credence as educational establishments all over the world grapple with intense pressures in their efforts to deliver higher standards of education across a broader curriculum, with fewer resources. The burden of responsibility increasingly falls on the educational administrator to adapt positively to external pressures and catalyse action. The demands faced in this profession are analysed in this journal, which presents an account of the latest research taking place in the international educational arena.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership
The Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership (JCEL) publishes in electronic format peer-reviewed cases appropriate for use in programs that prepare educational leaders. Building on a long tradition, the University Council for Education Administration sponsors this journal in an ongoing effort to improve administrative preparation. The journal's editorial staff seeks a wide range of cases that embody relevant and timely presentations of issues germane to the preparation of educational leaders.
Journal of Research for Educational Leaders (JREL)(Online)
The Journal of Research for Educational Leaders (JREL) is an on-line electronic journal which provides educational leaders access to articles on current practical research findings from a variety of interdisciplinary sources. The Journal of Research for Educational Leaders is directed at the improvement of schools, student learning, and educational leadership, knowledge and skills.
NASSP Bulletin, a peer-reviewed journal, features a wide range of articles of enduring interest to educator conducting research. NASSP Bulletin is also used as a resource and a teaching text by many of the professors of educational administration who are involved in preparing administrators new to the field.
Principal is NAESP's award-winning magazine written by and for K-8 principals.
Principal Leadership magazine focuses on school leaders' real needs, offering them practical, hands-on strategies for improving their schools in a constantly evolving educational environment. A middle level edition and a high school edition are published monthly from September through May.
More than fifty websites dealing with Education policy.
Administration Resources: Faculty/Staff Supervision
Many articles on dealing with faculty and staff drawn mostly from the ERIC Digest.
School Administrator's Center from Education World
Articles, message boards, and much, much more from Education World.