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ERIC Number: ED474256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 114
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-887943-60-9
A Good Place To Be: A Leadership Guide for Making Your Vision a Reality...within Your School, within Your Classroom, within Your Family, within Your Heart.
Aranha, Mary Curtis
The story in this book paints a picture of how a troubled school transformed itself into a community of leaders and learners working together to achieve a shared vision: a school that nurtured students to be all that they could be. The author relates her experiences and thoughts as she entered the principalship of a troubled school and transformed it into "a good place to be." Her story spans 12 chapters: (1) "The Story"; (2) "The School"; (3) "Empowerment 101"; (4) "A Community of Professionals"; (5) "Empowerment Through Communication and Listening"; (6) "A Community of Learners"; (7) "A Community of Cooperation--Leaders and Learners Working Together"; (8) "The Power of Recognition"; (9) "The Power of Vision"; (10) "The Power of Ethical Citizenship and Character Education"; (11)"Character and Citizenship--More than a School Program"; and (12) "Lessons for Leaders." These chapters are filled with practical, tested ideas and strategies for character education. The empowering, values-based style of leadership that changed the school in this story can work for any school leader--in the classroom, community organization, or family. The book concludes with lists of materials and resources available from National Professional Resources, Inc. (RT)
Dude Publishing, a division of National Professional Resources, 25 South Regent St., Port Chester, NY 10573 (Order # AGPB-WEB, $14). Tel: 914-937-8879; Tel: 800-453-7461 (Toll Free); Fax: 914-937-9327; e-mail: Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
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