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Overview

Set the tone for success and harness the power of school culture to boost achievement with this user-friendly, one-stop resource.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412915878
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 0.34 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Glanz currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for University-School Partnership, Director of the Masters Program and the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University. Prior to coming to YU, Dr. Glanz served as Dean of Graduate Programs and Chair of the Department of Education at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. He also coordinated the educational leadership program that led to New York State certification as a principal and assistant principal. Prior to arriving at Wagner, he served as executive assistant to the president of Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Dr. Glanz held faculty status as a tenured professor in the Department of Instruction and Educational Leadership at Kean University’s College of Education. He was named Graduate Teacher of the Year in 1999 by the Student Graduate Association and was also that year’s recipient of the Presidential Award for Outstanding Scholarship. He served as a teacher and assistant principal in the New York City public schools. He has conducted numerous workshops and seminars internationally. Dr. Glanz has authored, coauthored, and co-edited 20 books and has many peer-reviewed article publications.
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Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Questionnaire: Before We Get Started...
1. Introduction
Case Study and Reflective Questions
2. Best Practices in Sustaining Positive Organizational Climate and Culture
Building Relationships With Students
Building Relationships With Teachers
Building an Ethic of Caring
Building Staff Morale
Conclusion
3. Best Practices in Visionary Leadership
Examining Beliefs and Values
Composing a Vision Statement
Actualizing Your Vision
Conclusion
4. Best Practices in Promoting Cultural Diversity
Encouraging Culturally Relevant Teaching
Debunking Myths About Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Leading in Culturally Relevant Ways
Conclusion
5. Best Practices in Fostering Organization Self-Renewal
Dealing With the Problem of Change
Dealing With the Problem of Conflict
Dealing With the Challenge of Renewal
Conclusion
Conclusion: Building and Sustaining a Learning Community
Resource A. Realities of Cultural Leadership: In-Basket Simulations
Resource B. Assessing Your Role as Cultural Leader
Resource C. An Annotated Bibliography of Best Resources
References
Index
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