Educational Leadership

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Overview

The contributors provided in this book shed light on and initiate debates about important policy issues associated with education reform and improvement. The authors do this by linking conceptual frameworks to past research, analyzing these challenges, and speculating about the contours of future research and school practice.

Centering on policy research-based examinations of the future in public education in the United States, this book examines policy issues as they relate to public education governance, finance, curriculum development and community relations. At a conceptual level, the volume explores along several dimensions whether or not public education should exist in its current form, and what is the connection between future configurations of public education, policy development and the global economy,

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Meet the Author

BRUCE JONES is Associate Professor and Director of the University of Missouri-Columbia Educational Policy Center, Columbia, Missouri.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by C. Kent McGuire

Educational Organizations: Evolving Thinking and Configurations

Contests Over Governance of Educational Policy: Prospects for the New Century by James G. Cibulka

Privatization of Education: Marketplace Models by Martha McCarthy

Transaction Costs and the Structure of Interagency Collaboratives: Bridging Theory and Practice by Patrick Galvin and Janice Fauske

Students: The Bottom Line

From Policy to Performance: Weaving Policy and Leadership Strategies to Improve Student Achievement by Carolyn Kelley

Education and Changing Demographics by Betty Merchant

The Power of the Political: Beyond Professionalism in Integrating Programs for Children by Carolyn D. Herrington

School Reform: National and Local Dynamic

National Standards in Local Context: A Philosophical and Policy Analysis by Barry Bull

School Change Business and the Private Push by Bruce Anthony Jones and Susan Otterbourg

Key Dilemma

The Future of Education Finance in Improving Public Education by James G. Ward

The School Leadership Shortage: Framework for Policy Discussion by Bruce Anthony Jones

Author Index

Subject Index

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