Performance-Based Education: Developing Programs through Strategic Planning

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Performance-Based Education: Developing Programs Through Strategic Planning is a unique resource written for educational leaders who want to successfully restructure and enhance curriculum in schools today. This book provides a plethora of innovative and successful curriculum ideas, including end of chapter applications, case studies, and case discussion questions. Also interspersed throughout the book are tried and true strategies that arm administrators with innovative ideas on meeting state and national standards. This book will help every educational leader who wants to make a difference by: defining the concepts of performance-based education, describing the contracting nature of performance-based education, and unfolding ways to develop and implement performance-based education. This is a much needed, highly informative, and easy-to-read account of performance-based education and change for educational leaders, those teaching educational administration courses, and those aspiring to become educational decision makers. It will provide the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement a performance-based education program.
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Editorial Reviews

Carleton R. Holt
I am excited about this practical guide for helping educators move to a commitment of success for every learner. This performance-based text provides a flexible process for accomplishing this educational goal that is clearly supported by NCATE and the school leadership spa group's standards from the Educational Leadership Constituent Council. This is a must read!
Patti L. Chance
This text is a timely reminder of what is really important for America's schools. It provides educators and policy makers a sound and historically-based outline for developing a curriculum that prepares students for work and community participation in the 21st century.
Theodore Creighton
Baron, Boschee, and Jacobson fully understand that providing educational opportunities for all students is hard work and does not happen easily. Their approach to strategic planning for excellence is practical and right on target. Performance Based Education must get into the hands of every practicing and aspiring principal in the country.
John R. Hoyle
Baron, Boschee, and Jacobson have created a scholarly performance-based process that will inspire the reader to restructure schools to enable every youth to succeed in higher education, and in his/her life's work. This is the performance-based education model we have needed to far exceed the accountability standards of each state, NCLB, and realize the dreams of our children and youth for a happy and quality life."
Theodore J. Kowalski
Performance-Based Education has the potential of improving learning for all students, and expectedly, it is receiving a great deal of attention in a social environment where school reform and educator accountability have become focal issues. All administrators and teachers will benefit from this book because it explains performance-based education, provides practical applications anchored in theoretical knowledge, and integrates the concept with school restructuring.
Larry L. Dlugosh
Performance -Based Education focuses on important keys to success for students, teachers, and schools. The book provides a straightforward vision for learning and it emphasizes the necessity for thoughtful, strategic planning; a great book for strategic thinkers who understand the importance of planning, teaching, and learning.

The book provides a short history of performance-based education and it re-introduces educators to the concept of measurement of learning outcomes through demonstrated performances.

As I read the material I was reminded that educators have been drawn away from authentic tasks and measurements by recent federal legislation. Performance-Based Education brings us back to reality. It helps educators ask legitimate questions about learning and expectations of student performance; (1) How can schools help teachers and students navigate the process of schooling? (2) In what ways might educators create powerful learning outcomes and measure them authentically? (3) How can education be re-purposed to increase the learning capacity of students?

One of the concepts that became clear to me while reading the material was the idea of connectedness - the linkage among content, teaching methodology, and learning outcomes.

The manuscript was well organized, easy to read, and thoughtfully prepared.

Kenneth F. Gose
This book is a road map for improving schools/systems based on organizational and student growth. I've worked for 30 ears on the philosophy of student personalized/ individualized instructional models focusing on results. This book gets at the heart of that effort. It has potential to refocus a school's/system's work on students. It rightly implies that all students can learn, improve, and grow with personalized attention.
Pamela J. Homan
Transforms theory into practice. Concisely describes the step-by-step process for administrators, teachers, and board members to reinvent the education system for the 21st Century student. An excellent all-in-one guide for extraordinary leaders to pave the way.
School Administrator, October 2009 - Dr. Valerie A. Storey
The authors clearly articulate the framework for developing an effective communication system that will ensure both transparency and trust. They explain in considerable detail how to develop the strategic planning process beginning with a beliefs analysis and identification of learning outcomes for specific subjects and concluding with authentic classroom assessment.
October 2009 School Administrator
The authors clearly articulate the framework for developing an effective communication system that will ensure both transparency and trust. They explain in considerable detail how to develop the strategic planning process beginning with a beliefs analysis and identification of learning outcomes for specific and concluding with authentic classroom assessment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578867875
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 2/19/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.55 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Floyd Boschee is an Emeritus Professor, Division of Educational Administration, School of Education, University of South Dakota, where he conducted research in educational leadership. During his educational career he served as a teacher, coach, athletics director, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, chair of departments of education, and professor in educational administration. Dr. Mark Baron is professor and chair, Division of Educational Administration, School of Education, The University of South Dakota, where he teaches graduate courses in educational administration, educational research, and curriculum. He also serves as a member of the advisory board for the North Central Association and has been a teacher and principal in schools within the United States and American sponsored overseas schools in Latin America. Dr. Marlene Jacobson is an assistant professor in the Division of Educational Administration, The University of South Dakota, where she teaches graduate courses in educational administration and higher education. She has been an instructor in thee Department of English and Acting Dean of Continuing Education at the University of South Dakota.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Initiating Performance-based Education Chapter 2 Initiating the Strategic Planning Process Chapter 3 Developing the Strategic Plan Chapter 4 Developing a Program Philosophy and Rationale Statement Chapter 5 Developing a Scope and Sequence, Program Goals, Objectives, Learning Outcomes, and Authentic Tasks Chapter 6 Delivering Performance-based Education Chapter 7 Assessing Performance-based Education Chapter 8 Considering Alternative Approaches for Restructuring the School Organization
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