The essential renewal of America's schools : a leadership guide for democratizing schools from the inside out (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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The essential renewal of America's schools : a leadership guide for democratizing schools from the inside out

Author: Carl D Glickman; Ian M Mette
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What can educational leaders do to create schools that are purposeful, moral, and successful? This book outlines a practical framework to replace dependence on top-down state and federal regulations with locally guided initiatives to address local goals. Building on Glickman's classic, Renewing America's Schools, this resource is for anyone involved with school change in today's complex times"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Glickman, Carl D..
The essential renewal of America's schools
New York : Teachers College Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2020010774
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl D Glickman; Ian M Mette
ISBN: 080777863X 9780807778630
OCLC Number: 1150848520
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 146 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Prologue --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Chapter 1. Introduction: Recapturing the Essence of Schools --
The Fork in the Road --
Whipping American Public Schools with External Control --
Being Real --
Recapturing the Goal of American Public Schools --
A Reframing of the Work --
Ordinary Good People Doing Extraordinary Good Work --
PART I: A RENEWED FRAMEWORK FOR DEMOCRATIZING SCHOOLS FROM THE INSIDE OUT --
Chapter 2. The Promise: Establishing Common Principles of Teaching and Learning --
Schools as Successful Organizations --
Traditions of (Mis)Education Existing Conditions as a Forum for Discussion: Types of Schools --
Developing the Promise --
Principles of Learning --
What to Do with the Promise --
Chapter 3. The Pledge: Creating a Commitment to Make Decisions as a Community --
Developing a Decisionmaking Process --
Guiding Rules of Decisionmaking --
Locus of Control --
Factors Impacting Democracy in Schools --
The Ideal Governing Rules --
Navigating Between Ideal and Reality --
What Type of Governance? --
Representative, Direct, and Hybrid Governance --
Why Do This? --
If Not Us, Then Whom? --
Focus on Governance A Final Note About Formality and Procedures --
Chapter 4. Problem Solving: Community-Based Action Research to Drive Student Learning --
The Critical Self-Study Process --
Raising Community-Based Questions to Drive Action Research --
Data Sources for Self-Study --
An American Tendency: Action Without Study --
Infusion of Information --
Ways to Gather Information --
Giving Voice --
PART II: THE WORK OF SCHOOL RENEWAL --
Chapter 5. Educational Priorities and Organizational Application --
Curriculum Development and Implementation --
Staff Professional Development --
Instructional Coaching Student Assessment and Outcomes --
Instructional Resources --
Implementing New Practices --
Stages of Concern --
Blurring of Tasks --
Departmental and Grade-Level Plans --
Chapter 6. Becoming an Educative Community --
Change and the Shadows of Our Own Caves --
Understanding (De)Motivating Factors: Approaches to School Change --
Developmental Needs --
Sociocultural Differences --
Getting Started --
The Need to Identify and Act on Inequity --
Chapter 7. Dealing with Tough Questions of Practice --
With Freedom Comes Responsibility --
Moral Authority --
Not Imposed Formal Authority Diversification vs. Competition --
The Ability of a Principal to Mobilize --
Opportunities to Engage the Larger Community --
Why Opportunities Are at the Heart of Renewing American Schools --
The Continuum of Renewal --
Chapter 8. Supporting School Renewal: Important Signals from the District --
The Politics of a School Board and District Personnel --
Opportunities to Empower --
An Age-Old Issue: Equality vs. Equity --
Democratic Use of Economic Principles --
Developing a District Plan for School Renewal --
Fade Away or Facilitation? --
Issues in Developing District Policies
Responsibility: Carl Glickman, Ian M. Mette.

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