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ERIC Number: ED469532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 105
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-4548-2
Leadership on Purpose: Promising Practices for African American and Hispanic Students.
Papalewis, Rosemary; Fortune, Rex
This book demonstrates how high achievement can exist in high-poverty, high-minority schools. By drawing on the best practices of 13 exemplary schools, the book highlights the specific means by which ethnically diverse (namely, African American and Latino) students can attain educational success. The book offers seven strategies for principals to be effective leaders, eight tactics for successful curriculum and classroom instruction, and nine ways to make meaningful connections with parents. The five chapters are (1) "Promising Practices"; (2) "Principal Strategies" (clarity of mission, schoolwide scheduling of activities, and other scheduling and curricula priorities); (3) "School Curriculum and Classroom Instruction" (assessment, staff development, teacher collaboration, and instruction); (4) "Family and Community Connections" (school-home connection, school activities in the home, and parents in schools); and (5) "From Promising Practices to Action" (questions for school-site leaders, teachers, district administrators, school board members, and parents). Four resources include school-site information, overview of bibliography, research methodology, and a case for district leadership. Suggested readings are listed. (Contains 32 references.) (SM)
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (Hardbound: ISBN-0-7619-4547-4, $49.95; Paperbound: ISBN-0-7619-4548-2, $24.95). Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-417-2466 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
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