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  • Charter Schools in Actionby Jr. Chester E. Finn; Bruno V. Manno; Gregg Vanourek

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 47.95 US$ 38.36

    Can charter schools save public education? This radical question has unleashed a flood of opinions from Americans struggling with the contentious challenges of education reform. There has been plenty of heat over charter schools and their implications, but, until now, not much light. This important new book supplies plenty of illumination. Charter... more...

  • Strong Schools, Strong Leadersby Perry P. Wiseman

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 27.99

    This book was written for everyday practitioners aiming to create staffs capable of making their schools sparkle amidst the chaos. Not only does this book describe four essential foundational practices of the foundational leader, it also provides the reader with the specific processes to move each of them from theory to practice. more...

  • Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leaderby Robert Evans

    Wiley 2010; US$ 27.95 US$ 19.57

    The keys to having an outstanding career as a school leader. The American educational system is in crisis; trends of recent years have been extraordinarily hard on educators. An entire generation of school leaders is retiring, many of them early, and the number of candidates applying to replace them is plummeting. In many districts, applications... more...

  • The Challenges of School District Leadershipby Daniel L. Duke

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 62.95

    Despite the rising interest in school districts, there are relatively few comprehensive resources available for graduate students in educational leadership programs. The Challenges of School District Leadership takes the position that the best way to prepare the next generation of school district leaders is to make certain that they are prepared to... more...

  • Planning in School Administration: A Handbookby Ward Sybouts

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 75.00

    Because schools must operate in a changing environment, educators must manage change whether they wish to or not. Administrators must plan accordingly, and the best plans spring from a solid theoretical base. This comprehensive handbook provides that base. Sybouts draws on systems theory to develop effective approaches to strategic and operational... more...

  • Organizing Schools for Improvementby Anthony S. Bryk; Penny Bender Sebring; Elaine Allensworth; John Q. Easton; Stuart Luppescu

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    In 1988, the Chicago public school system decentralized, granting parents and communities significant resources and authority to reform their schools in dramatic ways. To track the effects of this bold experiment, the authors of Organizing Schools for Improvement collected a wealth of data on elementary schools in Chicago. Over a seven-year period... more...

  • Blundering Leadershipby Tamara Arnott; Gayla Holmgren-Hoeller

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 37.99

    This book presents real-life leadership scenarios that resulted in negative outcomes; discusses missteps to avoid; reviews current leadership literature relevant to the scenarios; and provides leadership tips, tools, and self-development exercises in order to aid new leaders in making fewer mistakes that alienate constituents and subordinates and increase... more...

  • Leadership Bloopers and Blundersby Hope M. Jordan; Jr. Henry I. Willett; W. George Selig; Andrea P. Beam; Peter W. D. Wright

    R&L Education 2009; US$ 24.99

    This is a commonsense book on what not to do as a leader. The book is divided into six distinct chapters that help to identify common leadership mistakes that can lead to disaster for teachers and school leaders. more...

  • Working for Kidsby James H. Lytle

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 34.99

    Much of the current discourse on improving school leadership, and particularly the performance of principals, is misguided. There is much too much emphasis on evaluation and standards as determined by policy makers and professors and not nearly enough attention to how one provides performance-driven leadership in the context of day-to-day practice. more...

  • Total Leaders 2.0by Charles J. Schwahn; William G. Spady

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 32.99

    This new edition of the widely read Total Leaders book significantly deepens the theoretical grounding and applicability of the original Total Leader Model, and expands its connection to other significant dimensions of leadership, professionalism, personal empowerment, learning, life, and change. more...