Outlook and Perspectives on American Education

Overview

Drawing upon his life and professional experiences, AASA Executive Director Paul Houston reflects upon important issues in education. Having first appeared as columns within School Administrator magazine, Houston's insights are organized around six chapters: "On Being a Leader", "Putting Kids First", "The Value of Public Education", "Transforming School Reform", "Seeing America Through a Distant Mirror", and "At the Movies". Steeped in his passions, theories, and extensive travels through the heart and soul of ...

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Overview

Drawing upon his life and professional experiences, AASA Executive Director Paul Houston reflects upon important issues in education. Having first appeared as columns within School Administrator magazine, Houston's insights are organized around six chapters: "On Being a Leader", "Putting Kids First", "The Value of Public Education", "Transforming School Reform", "Seeing America Through a Distant Mirror", and "At the Movies". Steeped in his passions, theories, and extensive travels through the heart and soul of American education as we've moved from the last millennium into this one, Houston's philosophical and practical advice on how educators might improve their work and make the world a better place for our children will interest and inspire educators everywhere.

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Editorial Reviews

Aasa Journal Of Scholarship & Practice
...this book puts his columns in one efficient place they can refer to when looking for inspirational messages to share with an audience.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice
...this book puts his columns in one efficient place they can refer to when looking for inspirational messages to share with an audience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578860715
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition number: 128
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul D. Houston, who has served as executive director of the American Association of School Administrators since 1994, has established himself as one of the leading spokespersons for American education through his extensive speaking engagements, published articles and books, and his regular appearances on national radio and television. He worked in schools in North Carolina, New Jersey, and Alabama prior to serving as superintendent of schools in Princeton, New Jersey; Tucson, Arizona; and Riverside, California.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION Chapter 2 PART I: ON BEING A LEADER Chapter 3 PART II: PUTTING KIDS FIRST Chapter 4 PART III: THE VALUE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION Chapter 5 PART IV: TRANSFORMING SCHOOL REFORM Chapter 6 PART V: SEEING AMERICA THROUGH A DISTANT MIRROR Chapter 7 PART VI: AT THE MOVIES Chapter 8 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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