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Data-driven decisions and school leadership : best practices for school improvement

Author: Theodore J Kowalski; Thomas J Lasley; James W Mahoney
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/A and B, ©2008.
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"This book integrates theory and practice in decision making, with specific focus on data-driven decision making. Applications are demonstrated in the contexts of administration, supervision, and teaching." "The book provides a unique contribution to the literature in this field in that the studies of decision theory and data-based decision making are integrated. Focusing on educators assuming leadership roles in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore J Kowalski; Thomas J Lasley; James W Mahoney
ISBN: 9780205496686 0205496687
OCLC Number: 123390999
Description: xii, 274 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Foundations of decision making in schools. Problem solving and decision making in the context of school reform --
Decision-making behavior --
Decision complexity, models, and action theories --
Group decision making --
pt. 2. Data-based decisions. Understanding data-driven decision making --
Research to drive education decision making --
Collecting and accessing data --
Technology and information management --
pt. 3. Applying data-based decisions. Curriculum and instruction --
Effective school improvement --
Implementing and monitoring decisions.
Responsibility: Theodore J. Kowalski, Thomas J. Lasley II, James W. Mahoney.
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"This book integrates theory and practice in decision making, with specific focus on data-driven decision making. Applications are demonstrated in the contexts of administration, supervision, and teaching." "The book provides a unique contribution to the literature in this field in that the studies of decision theory and data-based decision making are integrated. Focusing on educators assuming leadership roles in school improvement, the book's content is equally relevant for administrators, supervisors, and teachers."--book jacket.

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