ERIC Number: ED495608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-7
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Revitalizing Curriculum Leadership: Inspiring and Empowering Your School Community. Second Edition
Brubaker, Dale L.
When we learn, we learn through our own experiences. So when we teach, how do we incorporate our own invaluable life lessons into a state mandated curriculum? Dale Brubaker's "Revitalizing Curriculum Leadership" provides an innovative and liberating solution to this problem. In this updated resource, the author tells why educators need to move beyond the traditional quest for higher test scores. The author offers a framework for teachers to develop an "inner curriculum," in which a person uses his or her own values, passions, and life lessons to enhance an already established course of study. The author provides guidelines to help teachers take a leadership position in communities. When formula and mandate threaten to dominate educational policy, the author offers an exciting vision of what it means to inspire learning and empower leaders! "Revitalizing Curriculum Leadership" includes: (1) Six new appendices to help you fashion your own inner curriculum; (2) Two new chapters detailing practical methods for developing leadership in teaching and learning communities; (3) Self-appraisal inventories designed to develop your own "sense of calling" in your vocation so that you can stay on track; and (4) Real-life case analyses illustrating each chapter's key concepts. Following a foreword to the 2nd Edition (R. Murray Thomas), foreword to the 1st Edition (Louis J. Rubin), preface and a prologue entitled, "A Cautionary Tale," this book is divided into three parts. Part I, The Meaning of Curriculum, presents: (1) Introduction: Developing One's Own Curriculum; and (2) Defining Inner and Outer Curriculum. Part II, Education as Vocation: How a "Sense of Calling" Influences Curriculum Development, continues with: (3) Learning From Your Professional Autobiography; (4) Looking Forward to Work: The Power of Wanting to Be There; and (5) Keeping the Fire in Your Vocation. Part III, Curriculum Development Can Make a Difference, concludes with: (6) Creative Curriculum Leadership in Practice; (7) Civility in Leadership: The Ultimate Difference; (8) Creative Learning Communities; and (9) Teacher Leaders. This book concludes with appendices, a list of references, an author index; and a subject index.
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Educational Practices, Curriculum Development, Instructional Leadership, Reflective Teaching, Aspiration, Educational Environment, Creative Thinking, Teacher Empowerment, Instructional Innovation, Textbook Content, Book Reviews
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