Leadership on Purpose: Promising Practices for African American and Hispanic Students

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Overview

This invaluable resource highlights specific best practices from 13 exemplary schools that yield high achievement for ethnically diverse students.

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Editorial Reviews

Barry Munitz

"With a wonderful mix of theory and practice, this volume is for professionals and for lay people, indeed for anyone interested in the crucial questions related to educational leadership in this country. The authors are to be congratulated, and the readers will be grateful for their efforts. "

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761945482
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 7/3/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosemary Papa (aka Rosemary Papalewis) is a professor of educational leadership and policy studies at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), and serves as the director of the university’s Center for Teaching and Learning, working with faculty across all disciplines and colleges. Prior to coming to CSUS, she held positions as the western regional vice president for Sylvan Learning Systems, the assistant vice chancellor for interinstitutional relations for the California State University system, and professor and co-founding director for the joint doctoral program in educational leadership of California State University, Fresno, and as principal and chief administrator of private schools in Nebraska. Papalewis is a past president of both the National Association of Professors of Education Administration and the California Association of Professors of Education Administration. She recently ended her term representing the California State University as vice chair and commissioner on the California Student Aid Commission and Board Chair of the Commission’s auxiliary, Ed Fund, a $2.2 billion student lending service. Papa actively serves as a consultant to school districts, California National Guard youth programs, and corporate educational companies. She is an active researcher, having published and presented in the areas of K-12 and higher education leadership, joint doctoral programs, teacher training, mentoring, women in administration, and technology in university teaching.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Promising Practices
2. Principal Strategies
3. School Curriculum and Classroom Instruction
4. Family and Community Connections
5. From Promising Practices to Action
Resource A: School-Site Information
Resource B: Brief Overview of Bibliography
Resource C: Research Methodology
Resource D: A Case for District Leadership
References
Suggested Readings
Index

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