What Is a School? - A Philosophical and Practical Guide for Independent School Leaders, Trustees, and Friends

What Is a School? - A Philosophical and Practical Guide for Independent School Leaders, Trustees, and Friends

by Peter Gow

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What Is a School? - A Philosophical and Practical Guide for Independent School Leaders, Trustees, and Friends by Peter Gow

Based on author Peter Gow's lifetime of experience living in, attending, and working in independent schools, WHAT IS A SCHOOL? A Philosophical and Practical Guide for Independent School Leaders, Trustees, and Friends offers school leaders and trustees critical insight into the core characteristics and cultures of successful schools. In deep, sometimes wry "meditations," Gow guides readers in examining the nature of the school as

--an aspiration

--a name

--a utopia

--a social enterprise

--a society unto itself

--an ideal to live for

--a learning experience

--a workplace with products

--a community resource

--an economic entity

--a corporate entity

--an environment

--a laboratory of human experience

--undiscovered possibilities

Gow offers essential reminders of the high ideals and best practices school will need to weather the winds of tremendous, sometimes radical change and adjust their courses to the complex demands, unforeseen challenges, and potential opportunities of an uncertain future.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013022546
Publisher: Publish Green
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 206 KB

About the Author

Peter Gow has been an independent school educator for nearly 40 years, and he is a widely published author on independent school teaching, leadership, and management. A graduate of Yale and Brown Universities, he has been a department chair, a college counselor, an academic dean, and a school trustee as well as a coach and advisor. He is a regular contributor to Independent School magazine, and he has served as a writer, researcher, and consultant to the National Association of Independent Schools. He is the author of An Admirable Faculty: Recruiting, Hiring, Training, and Retaining the Best Independent School Teachers (NAIS, 2005), The Intentional Teacher: Forging a Great Career in the Independent School Classroom (Avocus Publishing, 2009--available in a Kindle edition from Amazon.com), and Messaging and Branding: A How-To Guide with Carol Cheney (NAIS, 2010). He lives with his family outside Boston, Massachusetts, where he is an administrator at Beaver Country Day School.

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