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Educating All Students Together
How School Leaders Create Unified Systems

First Edition


September 2000 | 264 pages | Corwin
`Provides an important first step in helping us surface the mental modes we hold of the teaching and learning of diverse student populations' - Nelda Cambron-McCabe, Department of Educational Leadership, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

This book is about the paradox of relegating students with individual differences into seperate systems, protecting mainstream students from their influence, while at the same time trying to manage the cultural imperative of equity and excellence for all students This book helps administrators manage the separate systems of general and special education by demonstrating how to effectively unify the systems. The book proposes that each student should be addressed through personalized educational programming, rather than applying these to special education students only.

 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
1. Students at the Margins
 
2. Reconceiving the Purposes of Schooling
 
3. A Transformational Leadership Strategy
Complex Adaptive Systems

 
 
4. Incentives as Attractors
Why Things Remain the Same and How to Change Them

 
 
5. The Transformation to Learner-Centered
 
6. The New Work of Leadership in Unified Schools
 
7. Organizing for Instruction in Unified Schools
 
8. Delivering Instruction in Unified Schools
 
9. Thinking Differently about Evaluation
Moving Beyond the Paradox

 
 
10. A Reflection on Leadership
Local Leadership Counts

 
 
Resource A
 
Resource B
 
References
 
Index

 "A convincing conceptualization of schools as complex adaptive systems. The authors’ recommendations that leaders must ‘tinker at the margins’ and lead in the ‘zone of complexity’ provide sound and practical advice for school leaders faced with creating unified educational systems that will be able to effectively support students with increasingly diverse learning needs."

David W. Peterson
Superintendent, Northern Suburban Special Education District, Highland Park, IL

 "Far too long we have failed to acknowledge the large number of students relegated to parallel educational systems. This thought-provoking book provides an important first step in helping us surface the mental models we hold of the teaching and learning of diverse student populations."

Nelda Cambron-McCabe
Department of Educational Leadership, Miami University, Oxford, OH

"An insightful, informative, and thought-provoking book that deals with a topic that concerns every educator." 

Kate Kinley, Director of Administrative Training and Staff Development
Clark County School District, NV

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