School Leadership: Case Studies Solving School Problems

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Parents, lawmakers, supervisors, and unions are among the many constituencies that demand influence, if not control, of the educational process. How does the school administrator balance all the needs of the various groups and still remain true to the ultimate, though most powerless constituency: the students? Through case studies and anecdotes based on real-life experiences, the authors share the ups and downs of the educational world, seeking to find the balance that is most effective in ensuring success. ...

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Overview

Parents, lawmakers, supervisors, and unions are among the many constituencies that demand influence, if not control, of the educational process. How does the school administrator balance all the needs of the various groups and still remain true to the ultimate, though most powerless constituency: the students? Through case studies and anecdotes based on real-life experiences, the authors share the ups and downs of the educational world, seeking to find the balance that is most effective in ensuring success. School Leadership:Case Studies Solving School Problems details decision making and actions taken that dramatically affect the success of students and schools as well as school systems. This second edition continues and improves on the first edition with a series of new and timely school leadership case studies that require the reader to reflect on the variety of issues that cross the principal's desk every day. The reader will find the case studies and anecdotes highly absorbing. They are so real, fraught with complexity, and will require the reader to use a sophisticated decision-making process.

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Editorial Reviews

James R. Thompson
Situational awareness-the ability to know what to do in a wide variety of situations at that very moment-is one of the key indices of successful leadership. Recent studies on leadership significantly underscore this point. That's why I am so excited that Benjamin Piltch and Terrence Quinn have compiled a marvelous set of case studies for educational leaders. Whether you are an aspiring leader, a novice principal, or a veteran, a great deal of 'craft knowledge' will be shared with the reader. In my nineteenth year as principal of a large elementary school in western New York and as a professor of educational administration at SUNY-Brockport, this volume will be referred to time and time again!
Rodney Davis
One of the most common criticisms of administrative preparation programs is that they lack reality. What potential administrators want and need are authentic leadership strategies. This book of 'real world' case studies is exactly what my students need. These highly successful principals are not just spouting theory—they are drawing upon their extensive administrative experience. Current and future school leaders will reap the rewards this material has in store for them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607099529
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/16/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin Piltch, now retired, has had extensive experience as a classroom teacher, central office administrator, principal, college professor and college administrator for an education master's degree program. He has presented at many conferences locally and nationally. Terrence Quinn is associate professor and coordinator of the Educational Leadership Program at Queens College, New York City. His work as a school principal earned him national recognition as Reader's Digest American Hero in Education.

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Table of Contents

Preface v

1 Twenty-First-Century School Leadership: Best Practices 1

2 Talent Multipliers-and Diminishers 7

3 Is Test Practice Effective Instruction? 11

4 Zachary's Achilles' Heel 17

5 Good Communication Is Essential 21

6 A Betrayal of Trust? 27

7 The Principal as the Instructional Leader: Part 1 31

8 The Principal as the Instructional Leader: Part 2 35

9 "We Are Normal Too" 39

10 The Elemiddle School 45

11 A Community of Principals 49

12 Ninety Percent of Success Is Showing Up 53

13 School Leadership Committee 57

14 A Principal's Report Card 61

15 Will Cheating Strike Out Bobby? 65

16 The Chart Attack 69

17 Fighting Fat 73

18 Town on the Rebound? 77

19 Making a Mark 81

20 Management Stuff 85

21 Visiting the Classes 91

22 Culture Shock 95

23 The BMW Teacher 101

24 The Vision Thing 105

25 Serving Two Masters 109

26 The Game Plan 113

27 Is Bernie Burning Out? 117

28 But Can She Teach? 121

29 A Community of Teachers 125

30 The Good Parents' Association President 129

31 The Petulant Parents' Association President 133

32 Hands-On Science 137

33 Innovative Staff Development 141

34 In-School Suspension 145

35 The New Teacher 149

36 Ongoing Assessment 153

37 Social Studies Instruction 157

38 A Difference of Styles 161

39 When Pupil Achievement Goes South 165

40 A Tug of Conscience 169

About the Authors 173

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