ERIC Number: ED488834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Essential Websites for Educational Leaders in the 21st Century
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Those who are striving to improve schools, are educational leaders. Formal position, or what kind of school they are trying to make better does not matter, it's the effort to improve schools that puts them in a leadership position. Parents, teachers, students, administrators, graduate students, elected and appointed officials, agency staff, and concerned community members can all fit the definition. Educational leaders have a voracious need for information. On any given day, they might need instant access to resources that address curriculum, policy, grants, research, teaching, education news, law, technology, school finance, professional development, community relations, testing, or crisis and disaster intervention, just to name a few. "Essential Websites for Twenty-First-Century Educational Leaders" describes more than 300 of the very best websites focused on the information needs of people working to improve schools. Lerman identifies the 25 most vital categories of knowledge needed by educational leaders and gives the best of the Internet in each category. Readers will find this book a treasure trove of high-quality information, guidance, support, resources, and tools--all organized for easy access and immediate usefulness. Essential Websites also includes a CD-ROM that enables users to jump immediately from the book's table of contents right to the corresponding chapter and from each listed website its live location on the Internet. What could take you hours or days to search for in the past, if you could locate the information at all, can now be found in seconds. Chapters in the book include: (1) "Assessment"; (2) "Community Relations"; (3) "Crisis and Disaster Intervention"; (4) "Curriculum Resources"; (5) "Education News"; (6) "Educational Policy and Research"; (7) "Family Focus"; (8) "General Reference"; (9) "Grants"; (10) "Homework Help"; (11) "Law and Finance"; (12) "(Mostly) Lesson Plans"; (13) "Museums"; (14) "Personal Productivity"; (15) "Preparing for College and Career"; (16) "Professional Development"; (17) "Projects"; (18) "School Administration"; (19) "School and District Exemplary Websites"; (20) "Selected Strategies for Teaching"; (21) "Teaching Resources"; (22) "Technology in Support of Teaching"; (23) "Tutorials"; (24) "Urban Education; and (25) "Young Children".
Descriptors: Information Needs, Internet, Leadership, Web Sites, Information Seeking, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Crisis Intervention, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Information Sources
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers; Administrators
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