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School administration and organization

  • Diversifying the Teacher Workforceby Christine E. Sleeter; La Vonne I. Neal; Kevin K. Kumashiro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Diversifying the Teacher Workforce critically examines efforts to diversify the teaching force and narrow the demographic gap between who teaches and who populates U.S. classrooms. While the demographic gap is often invoked to provide a needed rationale for preparing all teachers, and especially White teachers, to work with students of color, it... more...

  • Focused Leadershipby Roger E. Jones

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 18.99

    This guide will serve as a starting point to help expand administrators? instructional and learning leadership. While providing information about the intricacies of the teaching and learning process, this text is designed to provide administrators the freedom to modify, add to, and personalize the guide as they challenge themselves to grow. more...

  • Every Child Mattersby Rita Cheminais

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    In this groundbreaking and forward-looking resource, Rita Cheminais clearly explains the impact of the Every Child Matters agenda for teachers working in a range of educational settings. Based on the latest national legislation and developments in education, the book provides an up-to-the-minute guide on how to respond to the exciting challenges and... more...

  • Charter Schools, Race, and Urban Spaceby Kristen L. Buras

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    Charter schools have been promoted as an equitable and innovative solution to the problems plaguing urban schools. Advocates claim that charter schools benefit working-class students of color by offering them access to a "portfolio" of school choices. In Charter Schools, Race, and Urban Space , Kristen Buras presents a very different account. Her... more...

  • The Principal as Human Resources Leaderby M. Scott Norton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Increasingly, personnel administrative duties within schools have been delegated to the local school principal. This accessible book arms school leaders with the knowledge and skills required to be an effective human resources leader and shows them how to fold these additional duties seamlessly into their daily routines. This practical resource provides... more...

  • Role Plays and Creative Activitiesby Christopher Glenn

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 29.99

    Role Plays and Creative Activities: Teaching Social Skills and Self-Understanding presents over 150 role plays, micro role plays (role plays that run for a few minutes), creative activities, and guided imagery (stories with psychological content to be read to the children) which Dr. Christopher Glenn has developed and used for over thirty years.... more...

  • Catastrophic School Violenceby Jared M. Scherz; Donna Scherz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book delves deep into school culture and the school shooter. The authors generate a more comprehensive picture of school violence including the personal, interpersonal, and environmental factors that help to generate a school serial killer. more...

  • Advances in Computerized Scoring of Complex Item Formatsby Brian E. Clauser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This special issue was motivated by the move from research to operations for computerized delivery and scoring of complex constructed response items. The four papers presented provide an overview of the state of the art for such applications. The issue begins by describing the range of computer delivered formats and computerized scoring systems that... more...

  • Next Generation Assessmentby Linda Darling-Hammond

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    NEXT GENERATION ASSESSMENT Next Generation Assessment examines performance assessment as an alternative to the current high-stakes standardized testing system. This important resource provides a thorough analysis of the prospects and challenges of sustaining performance assessments on a large scale. Linda Darling-Hammond, with a team of leading... more...

  • Leading Schools in an Era of Declining Resourcesby J. Howard Johnston; Ronald Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Every day, school leaders across the country are having to make difficult decisions in this economically demanding environment. If you are a leader facing this challenge in your own school or district, this is the book you need! Experienced educators Johnston and Williamson offer practical advice to help you tackle a variety of tough issues, including... more...