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Leading Effective Secondary School Reform
Your Guide to Strategies That Work

  • Mikie Loughridge - BTSA Statewide Directors State Leadership Team Leader, Antelope Valley Union High School District, Lancaster, CA
  • Loren R. Tarantino - BTSA Statewide Directors State Leadership Team Leader, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Region 5, Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista, CA


December 2004 | 168 pages | Corwin

"The strength of the book lies in its format and in its use of sophisticated sources and allusions to those sources . . . I am impressed with the clarity of focus within each chapter."
Frank Kawtoski, Educational Consultant
Frank Kawtoski and Associates

"Very comprehensive! A great addition to the body of knowledge."
J. Victor McGuire, Education Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Meet the challenge of change with successful leadership!

What is the best way to share leadership duties while creating successful learning communities? What is the best way to help teachers improve their practice while also tracking student achievement? With this resource for effective leadership, you'll find answers to these tough questions for every member of your school team.

Leading Effective Secondary School Reform takes a practical approach to effecting school change by offering case studies, CBAM materials, and sample agendas to help the change process run smoothly for every teacher and administrator. Loughridge and Tarantino demonstrate how to successfully implement state and federal mandates by building learning communities based on leadership attributes including:

  • Developing a strong school culture to bond teachers, students, and administrators
  • Establishing action plans to ensure readiness
  • Assessing progress to maintain accountability
  • Using action research to improve schools, teachers, and students
  • Effectively observing classrooms to focus on instructional leadership

The challenges that accompany any change process can strain even the strongest organization. Learn to lead effective school change and become a more effective school leader.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
I. Vision
 
1. School Culture
 
2. The Change Process
 
3. The Single School Plan
 
II. Shared Decision Making
 
4. Professional Development
 
5. Professional Learning Communities
 
6. Parent Involvement
 
III. Assessment and Accountability
 
7. Action Research
 
8. Productive Classroom Observations
 
9. Putting the Pieces Together
 
Appendix: Related Web Sites
 
References
 
Index

"Very comprehensive! A great addition to the body of knowledge."

J. Victor McGuire, Education Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

"The strength of the book lies in its format and in its use of sophisticated sources and allusions to those sources . . . I am impressed with the clarity of focus within each chapter."

Frank Kawtoski, Educational Consultant
Frank Kawtoski and Associates

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: School Culture


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