What Every Principal Should Know About School-Community Leadership

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Overview

In this book, aspiring, new, and veteran principals will learn how to build better school-community alliances, and use community partnerships to narrow the achievement gap.

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"A comprehensive, useful guide. It includes questionnaires and response analysis, a case study with reflective questions, and self-assessment resources. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412915892
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 11/9/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,315,540
  • Product dimensions: 0.29 (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 Reaching Out to Parents
Learning Together
Empower Parents
Provide Training
Establish Parent Coordinators
Foster Parental Success
Publicize Student Presentations
Solicit Parent and Community Involvement
Develop Parent Involvement Activities
Conclusion
3. Best Practices in Building Community Alliances
Consider Six Types of Involvement
Form a Community Advisory Committee
Undertake Community Building
Plan Together
Develop an After School Program
Involve Parents and Community
Avoid Barriers to Implementation
Become Media Savvy
Become Part of a Professional Development School (PDS) Initiative
Conclusion
4. Using Community Resources and Reforms to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap
School-Community Clinics
Early Childhood Education Centers
After School Programs
Conclusion
Conclusion: Making School-Community Relations a Reality
Resource A: Realities of School-Community Leadership: In-Basket Simulations
Resource B: Assessing Your Role in School-Community Relations
Resource C: An Annotated Bibliography of Best Resources
References
Index

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