Policy Analysis for Educational Leaders

Author: Nicola A. Alexander
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137016006
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Methodological in focus and educational in context, "Policy Analysis for Educational Leaders: A Step-by-Step Approach" presents a guide to the study of educational policy analysis. This text not only discusses and evaluates existing educational policy and relevant literature, but offers a walkthrough that leads readers through the stages of successful policy analysis while providing the background and foundational knowledge that educational administrators need to understand and implement. This text offers instruction for aspiring school leaders on not only how to understand and study educational policy, but how to do it themselves. Educational, practical, and student-focused, "Policy Analysis for Educational Leaders: A Step-by-Step Approach" meets the needs of aspiring and practicing educational administrators and policy leaders. The reliance on a step-by-step method to policy analysis is accompanied by relevant educational vignettes, case studies, and current news stories that inspire critical analysis of existing educational policies. Each chapter also includes additional helpful organizers such as Chapter Objectives, Focus Questions, Suggested Resources and chapter-by-chapter Annotated Bibliographies that synthesize applicable print and web resources to help to inspire further research and continued education. A foundational resource for students of policy analysis and acting educational leaders, this book find a unique place within the libraries of policymakers and administrators for years to come.

Leading Dynamic Schools

Author: Sharon F. Rallis
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412915562
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Helps educational leaders create a dialogue that represents all stakeholders, define relevant policies that are ethically sound, and integrate legally mandated policies with schoolwide resolutions.

Six Steps to Preparing Exemplary Principals and Superintendents

Author: John Hoyle
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607096889
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book includes a step-by-step guide to selecting the best students, creating a pre- and post-assessment of student learning, a well-designed procedure to pretest and assure that all masters degree students actually acquire a strong knowledge base and score well on state licensure exams.

Action Research for School Leaders

Author: Dean T. Spaulding
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133072258
Format: PDF
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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. In this authoritative, action-oriented guide, current and future school leaders, building administrators, and action research team members get the research skills they need to improve schools by increasing student achievement. With its focus on building-level action research, Action Research for School Leaders provides readers with technical background and skills for reading and critiquing educational research, methods for applying current research and research methods, and a framework for conducting their own building-level action research for ongoing building improvement.

A Casebook for School Leaders

Author: Karen L. Hanson
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133000648
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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. Practical and highly applicable, the third edition of A Casebook for School Leaders offers those pursuing a career in educational administration the opportunity learn a uniform framework for analyzing and resolving a large variety of school cases. This book examines 44 cases that represent real-life situations in today’s schools, with issues and topics ranging from the separation of church and state, personal leadership development, the No Child Left Behind Act, fundraising, and leadership attributes. Each case is fully explored keeping in mind the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards and how these standards can be applied effectively in practice. The book also includes an ISLLC matrix on the inside cover that correlates the subject matter covered in each case with the ISLLC standards. The revised third edition includes a new end-of-chapter activity called “Developing Your Leadership Expertise,” which provides readers with the opportunity to practice applying what they’ve just read to the ISLLC standards; five new cases that address issues not covered in previous editions; and a revised “Questions to Research and Consider” feature, which now includes higher-order thinking questions and inquiry-based activities.

Skills for Successful 21st Century School Leaders

Author: John R. Hoyle
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461654041
Format: PDF, Docs
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Skills for Successful 21st Century School Leaders provides a complete overview of the knowledge base and skills for successful school leaders. The publication is based on the standards developed by AASA, ISLLC, NPBEA, NCATE, and state education agencies.

Policy Studies for Educational Leaders

Author: Frances C. Fowler
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132678117
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this Fourth Edition of renowned authority Frances Fowler's Policy Studies for Educational Leaders, future educational leaders and actual K-12 administrators get a solid, comprehensive grounding in education policy and the policy process and the important political theories upon which it is based. Included is essential background information about the cultural, economic, demographic, and institutional roots of educational policy and an incisive look at the history of educational policy.

Case Studies on Educational Administration

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133000583
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era

Author: Patrick Slattery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136494189
Format: PDF, Docs
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This landmark text was one of the first to introduce and analyze contemporary concepts of curriculum that emerged from the Reconceptualization of curriculum studies in the 1970s and 1980s. This new edition brings readers up to date on the major research themes (postmodernism,ecological, hermeneutics, aesthetics and arts-based research, race, class, gender, sexuality, and classroom practices) within the historical development of the field from the 1950s to the present. Like the previous editions, it is unique in providing a comprehensive overview in a relatively short and highly accessible text. Provocative and powerful narratives (both biography and autoethnography) throughout invite readers to engage the complex theories in a personal conversation. School-based examples allow readers to make connections to schools and society, teacher education, and professional development of teachers. Changes in the Third Edition New Glossary - brief summaries in the text direct readers to the Companion Website to read the entire entries New analysis of the current accountability movement in schools including the charter school movement. More international references clearly connected to international contexts More narratives invite readers to engage the complex theories in a personal conversation Companion Website–new for this edition

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.