ERIC Number: ED470017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Search for Common Values at Winnetka: One District Challenges Its Traditions, Practices, and Philosophical Assumptions. New Directions for School Leadership. The Jossey-Bass Education Series.
Karaganis, Sandra, Ed.
New Directions for School Leadership, n8 Sum 1998
When the Winnetka public school system reexamined its philosophy, questions were raised about the alignment between theory and practice. This sourcebook represents the thinking of teachers about how the validity of their philosophy of education rests on their ability to analyze what they are, discover how they came to be what they are, and imagine what they will become. Seven chapters include: (1) "Promises We Can Keep" (Sandra Karaganis); (2) "The Process of Reflection at the District Level" (Mary Ann Manley); (3) "In the Eyes of One Parent" (Kelley Fead); (4) "The Roots of Tradition: A Washburne Legacy" (William G. Meuer); (5) "Voices of the Teachers" (Idyth Zimbler); (6) "Educating for Democracy" (Daniel Schwartz), "Education in the Fine Arts" (Sanae Willoughby), "A New Beginning and a Happy Ending" (Ernie Love), "Everything Matters" (Merle Scharmann), "Technology Challenge" (Robert Golden), "Answers from the Rain Forest" (Marjorie Steiner), "An Essay on Integrated Curriculum" (Andrea Saiet), "Pioneers of Our Learning: Nineteen Years of the Winnetka Teachers Institute" (Winnetka Teachers); and (7) "Transformations and Unanswered Questions: A Framework for Direction" (Rebecca van der Bogert). Appendix A describes Winnetka as a learning community, and Appendix B contains a Winnetka School District survey questionnaire. (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Self Evaluation (Groups), Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Values
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. International Network of Principals' Centers.