Making Schools Smarter: Leading With Evidence / Edition 3

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Overview

Achieve a workable model for effectively reshaping today’s school districts for positive outcomes by addressing three of the most central challenges in district and school leadership.

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"The suggested monitoring system is designed to help acquire information needed for improvement and accountability. Both practical and easy to read, this guide includes refined and updated tools and provides support for professional communities."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412917636
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Leithwood is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at OISE/University of Toronto. His research and writing concerns school leadership, educational policy and organizational change. Dr. Leithwood has published more than 70 referred journal articles, and authored or edited more than thirty books. For example, he is the senior editor of both the first and second International Handbooks on Educational Leadership and Administration (Kluwer Publishers, 1996, 2003). His most recent books (all with Corwin Press) include Leadership With Teachers’ Emotions In Mind (in press), Making Schools Smarter (3rd edition, 2006) and Teaching for Deep Understanding (2006). Among his current research projects is a large, five-year, Wallace Foundation study, with colleagues, aimed at determining how state, district and school-level leadership influences student learning. Dr. Leithwood is the recent recipient of the University of Toronto’s Impact on Public Policy award.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Introduction
Part I. Basic Assumptions About Schools and Districts
2. Clarifying Assumptions: Three Perspectives
3. What Is a Professional Learning Community?
Part II. Educational Inputs and Outcomes
4. What Are Schools Given to Work With?
5. What Ought to Be Accomplished?
Part III. Critical Processes and Conditions: A Systems Orientation to the Core Technology of Schooling
6. Leadership and Management
7. Mission and Goals, Culture and Community
8. Planning and Instructional Services
9. Structure and Organization, and Data-Driven Decision Making
10. Policies and Procedures, and Community Partnerships
Part IV. Gathering and Using School and District Monitoring Information
11. Collecting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Monitoring Information
12. Using School and District Monitoring Information
Appendix A: The School Surveys
Appendix B: The District Surveys
References
Index

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