Aligning Student Support With Achievement Goals: The Secondary Principal's Guide

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Overview

The authors offer a practical approach to creating a reorganized, fully-integrated student support community that contributes to increasing academic success.

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Editorial Reviews

Dan La Bore
"This book (will)...get you thinking and ready to grapple with some of the major issues facing counseling today. "
Carolyn Stone
"Principals who have joined forces with their school counselor in leadership, advocacy, and systemic change are seeing the results in equity of opportunity for all students in their charge. This book is a tool to help the principal partner in support of the school counselors' efforts to act intentionally to drive data in a positive direction. "
Joseph Murphy
"Seashore Louis and Gordon provide a remarkably insightful and user-friendly portfolio of strategies for fully integrating the student personnel function into the quest to create more productive schools. "
Dan LaBore
"This book (will)...get you thinking and ready to grapple with some of the major issues facing counseling today."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412916592
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Seashore Louis is the Rodney Wallace Professor of Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. Her area of expertise includes improvement in K–12 leadership and policy over the last 30 years, particularly in urban secondary schools. Louis also conducts research on organizational changes within higher education, with particular attention to faculty roles, and on international comparative policy in educational reform. A past president of Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), she is a widely published author in the field. Recent books include Organizing for School Change, Leadership for Change and School Improvement: International Perspectives, Handbook of Educational Administration, Second Edition, and Organizational Learning in Schools. Louis earned a bachelor's degree in History from Swarthmore College and a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University.

Molly F. Gordon is a research fellow at the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota. Her research has focused on issues of leadership in school reform. Gordon received a master's degree in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a doctorate in educational policy at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Before We Begin…
1. The Gaping Hole in School Reform
2. Old Versus New Models of Student Support Programs
3. Barriers to Creating a Comprehensive Support Program
4. New Practices Defined
5. In the Beginning: What School Leaders Can Do About Student Support
6. Initiating and Sustaining Change
Appendix: Research Methods
Endnotes
References
Index

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