Using Research to Lead School Improvement: Turning Evidence Into Action / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This one-of-a-kind book takes readers beyond thinking about school improvement to leading the process of creating excellent learning environments. Beginning with fundamental principles of school leadership for grades K-12, the book demonstrates how action research and published studies can work hand-in-hand to explain the nature of student achievement gaps and the reasons that underlie them. Using examples from education leadership classrooms, research, and practice, the authors bring to life the processes of problem identification and diagnosis, developing solutions, and project implementation and evaluation.
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About the Author
S. David Brazer (Ph.D. Stanford) is an Associate Professor in the Education Leadership Program at George Mason University. Prior to coming to the College of Education and Human Development, David was a School Administrator for 12 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving his last six years as the Principal of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California. David teaches primarily in the Education Leadership master's program for students pursuing a Virginia principal's license. He teaches in cohorts throughout Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Recent projects also include coordinating a partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools to provide accelerated licensure to a promising group of teacher leaders.
Table of ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsList of Tables and FiguresELCC StandardsPart I. Research and Leadership1. A Structured Approach to Leading School Improvement2. Research, Leaders, and Improving Student Performance3. Involving Others, Forming a TeamPart II. Problem Articulation: Using Evidence to Find Improvement Needs4. Assessing the Local Situation5. Communicating a Message with DataPart III. Building a Deep Understanding of the Problem6. Getting to the Root of the Problem7. Finding Supportive Literature8. Understanding Research Design and AnalysisPart IV. Completing the Journey: Solutions, Actions, and Implementation9. Identifying Solutions and Action Planning for School Improvement10. Considering Implementation and EvaluationEpilogueReferencesIndexAbout the Authors