ERIC Number: ED420094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Staying Centered: Curriculum Leadership in a Turbulent Era.
Gross, Steven J.
The book covers 10 exemplary curriculum development sites, ranging from those that follow detailed state guidelines to those with few external mandates. All the examples are public schools, have been involved in the process of curriculum leadership for several years, and are geographically diverse. The book is organized around four questions: (1) "How did these institutions start the process of curriculum leadership?"; (2) "What successful curriculum plans have these schools and districts used?"; (3) "How do these sites sustain development over time?"; and (4) "How have these schools and districts survived turbulence and become stronger?" The book opens with an overview of how to get started in curriculum leadership and how the featured schools and school districts were able to implement their plans. The common characteristics that lead to success, as well as some key traits of effective administrators, teachers, and community groups, are profiled. Specific strategies for how these educators dealt with the disruption that accompanies significant change are likewise offered. (Contains 30 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Models, School Administration, School Effectiveness, School Organization, School Supervision
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1453 (Stock No. 198008; $18.95, nonmember; $15.95, member).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.