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Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reforms

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October 2002 | 304 pages | Corwin
`Leadership Lessons From Comprehensive School Reform addresses a topic that has received far too little attention in the comprehensive school reform movement: the role of school and district leaders in the reform process. This volume shows how much we've learned about how leaders shape comprehensive reform and how the reform process must shape leadership' - Robert Slavin, Co-Director, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, Johns Hopkins University

This book explores three clusters and ten actual models used in comprehensive school reform. The book shows how leadership is affected by and transformed by the major reform initiatives being implemented in America's schools. While research-based, the editors and contributors have committed to writing to a broad audience of practitioners. The editors provide readers with lessons in leadership that can be drawn from the programs explored in each chapter by leaders in their field.

 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors
 
Preface
 
Part I: Setting the Stage
Joseph Murphy and Amanda Datnow
1. The Development of Comprehensive School Reform
 
Part II: New American Schools Designs
Greg Farrell
2. Expeditionary Learning Schools: Tenacity, Leadership and School Reform
Sally B. Kilgore and James D. Jones
3. The Modern Red Schoolhouse: Leadership in Comprehensive School Reform Initiatives
Bruce Goldberg and Donald M. Morrison
4. Co-nect: Purpose, Accountability, and School Leadership
Christine Finnan and James Meza, Jr.
5. The Accelerated Schools Project: Can a Leader Change the Culture and Embed Reform?
Mark Berends, Susan Bodilly, and Sheila Nataraj Kirby
6. New American Schools: District and School Leadership for Whole-School Reform
 
Part III: Annenberg Challenge Initiatives
Mark A. Smylie, Stacy A. Wenzel, and Carol R. Fendt
7. The Chicago Annenberg Challenge: Lessons on Leadership for School Development
Michael Aaron Copland
8. The Bay Area School Reform Collaborative: Building the Capacity to Lead
 
Part IV: Other National Comprehensive School Reform Designs
Amanda Datnow and Marisa Castellano
9. Success for All: District and School Leadership
Peter M. Hall and Peggy L. Placier
10. The Coalition of Essential Schools: Leadership for Putting the Common Principles into Practice
Charles M. Payne and John B. Diamond
11. The Comer School Development Process: Developing Leadership in Urban Schools
 
Part V: Conclusion
Joseph Murphy and Amanda Datnow
12. Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reform Designs
 
Index

"Leadership Lessons From Comprehensive School Reforms addresses a topic that has received far too little attention in the comprehensive school reform movement: the role of school and district leaders in the reform process. This volume shows how much we’ve learned about how leaders shape comprehensive reform and how the reform process must shape leadership."

Robert Slavin, Co-Director, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk
Johns Hopkins University

"This volume provides the most thorough, balanced, and informative source available on comprehensive school reform. In addition to insights regarding implementation of many of the most prominent CSR models, the book is a primer on ‘distributed leadership,’ providing perspectives on the interplay of principals, teacher leaders, central office administrators and model developers engaged in school and district reform."

James Lytle, Superintendent
Trenton, New Jersey Public Schools

"This book offers well-grounded insights about the leadership practices of >educateeducators involved in the implementation of Comprehensive School >Reform models. Leaders and leadership scholars >will find it a rewarding read. I recommend it highly."

Kenneth Leithwood, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Ontario, Canada

"Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reforms provides a blend of scholarly thought and practical anecdotes on the role of leadership in school reform. Each chapter stands alone as a powerful example of the vision, planning, and commitment of the reform effort."

The School Administrator, October 2004

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