Quality Middle School Leadership / Edition 2

Quality Middle School Leadership / Edition 2

by L. David Jr. Weller, Jr. Weller
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578860725

ISBN-13: 9781578860722

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Quality Middle School Leadership: Eleven Central Skills Areas - Second Edition, is designed to assist middle school principals in their efforts to reform middle school education through practical application of the effective schools research and the quality management principles of W. Edwards Deming. The author has worked with middle school principals as a

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Quality Middle School Leadership: Eleven Central Skills Areas - Second Edition, is designed to assist middle school principals in their efforts to reform middle school education through practical application of the effective schools research and the quality management principles of W. Edwards Deming. The author has worked with middle school principals as a consultant in assisting them to reform and restructure their schools. His interest focused on three questions: (1) What are the essential skills needed for effective middle school leadership? (2) What are the essential components of quality-producing middle schools? (3) What should a book contain to provide maximum assistance to new middle school principals in becoming effective leaders while implementing the most essential components of the middle school concept? Arranged to provide the reader with theory and research first, this book also provides specific examples for how this research can be applied in actual practice. All too often, theory and research findings are merely presented in a "this is what works in this situation, now you go try it and good luck" format. The research in that kind of setting is often sterile, is sometimes complicated, and is sometimes viewed with suspicion by the practitioner. Research presented in such a manner often makes practical applications difficult to visualize and, therefore, become a reality in practice. This sometimes causes one to question the reason for the inclusion of such information. The attempt to fuse theory, research, and practice is to go beyond the customary standard. Quality Middle School Leadership will provide real meaning to the knowledge and skills presented within this text. New to this second edition: Updated references, Trends that reflect research and practice in leadership in the modern middle school movement. The previous edition of Quality Middle School Leadership [0-8108-4292-0] was published in 1999.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578860722
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Middle School: A Conceptual Framework1
2Leadership for Effective Middle Schools31
3Leadership for the Exploratory Curriculum95
4Teams, Team Building, Team Planning, and Team Teaching: The Role of the Middle School Principal121
5The Principal and the Interdisciplinary Curriculum161
6Intramural Athletics: Promoting Quality Middle School Goals197
7A Quality Advisor-Advisee Program219
8Leadership for At-Risk Students and Remedial Education in Middle Schools251
9Schedules and Scheduling for Quality Education293
10Leadership for Community and Home Involvement with the Middle School339
11The Role of the Principal in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Grouping Practices383
12Continuous Improvement and Action Research: The Quality Methods, Tools, and Techniques for School Improvement419
AppState of the School Report473
Index511
About the Author515

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