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.