By Julie A. Gorlewski, David A. Gorlewski, Thomas M. Ramming
This e-book does precisely what its identify indicates: it takes the theoretical and conceptual nature of management and positions it within the genuine global of college governance - the place academics, directors and neighborhood stakeholders grapple with problems with swap, variety, effect, motivation, coverage, and legislations. equipped round the extensively permitted Interstate college Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) criteria, concept into perform: Case tales for faculty Leaders bargains a wealthy blend of literature on academic management, real-life school-based occasions, and a framework for decision-making. Designed for either practising and aspiring tuition leaders, this publication offers definitely the right supplement to coursework and scientific reviews through delivering case tales in any respect degrees: from instructor chief, to construction chief, to district chief. The case tale structure permits readers to event a variety of school-based matters from various views. via this build, the authors current a powerful case for reflective management and considerate decision-making. Given the present weather of criteria, standardization, and hyper-accountability in schooling, this publication reminds readers that schooling - and academic management - is still an intensely human adventure.
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Currently, the dwindling population of Rockville was 46% African-American, 31% Hispanic, and 22% white. Most of the students came from families who had resettled in the city after escaping civil wars, famines and natural disasters that plagued their villages in Africa and Central America. State reports indicated that students who entered the high school in 9th grade had only a 50% chance of graduating. King Elementary served a significant number of students whose families had resettled in Rockville as well as large number of African-American and Hispanic students.
She was proud of what she had accomplished at King and had developed close ties with the school. Sharon appreciated the vote of confidence by her administrative superiors. But the superintendent’s decision made her wonder if she would have been better off being a less effective leader. Ashland’s problems dwarfed those she had faced at King, and the economy meant that business partnerships were unlikely to emerge. ” CASE STORY 1D: DISTRICT LEADER Superintendent Emma Howard straightened her skirt and buttoned her jacket as she prepared to address Warsaw High School’s National Honor Society inductees and their proud parents.
Dr. James, I’m flattered that you think I can perform miracles, but my heart belongs to the students, staff and parents at King. Together, we’ve created a vision of what we wanted the school to be and I believe we have made remarkable progress toward making that vision a reality. However, we still have a long way to go. While 80% of our students are achieving proficiency, 20% are not. Our vision statement says that 90% of students will achieve proficiency within five years – that’s less than two years from now.
Theory into Practice: Case Stories for School Leaders by Julie A. Gorlewski, David A. Gorlewski, Thomas M. Ramming