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ERIC Number: ED498500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun-27
Pages: 144
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-4129-1556-4
Leading Dynamic Schools: How to Create and Implement Ethical Policies
Rallis, Sharon F.; Rossman, Gretchen B.; Cobb, Casey D.; Reagan, Timothy G.; Kuntz, Aaron
Corwin Press
This companion book to "Principals of Dynamic Schools" and "Dynamic Teachers" brings to life the process of making and enacting educational policy and helps decision makers evaluate, interpret, and analyze the policies that govern their schools. In accessible language, this book presents educational leaders with a conceptual framework for developing effective and ethical school policies. Organized by key issues such as English Language Learners, inclusion, and bullying, the text incorporates vignettes, research, and relevant theories to illustrate how readers can: (1) Create a dialogue that represents the needs of all stakeholders; (2) Define relevant policies that are ethically sound; and (3) Integrate legally mandated policies with schoolwide resolutions. Providing a forum for critical reflection and community deliberation, this insightful resource offers a practical policy-making process that encourages thoughtful leadership and schoolwide collaboration. Following a foreword by Gene V. Glass and preface, the book contains eight parts. Part I, The Many Ps of Policy, presents: What Are Dynamic Schools?; Policy, Program, Procedure, or Practice?; What Do School Leaders Say About Policy?; and Policy as Local Deliberative Process. Part II, The Choice to Act: Shaping the Dialogue, contains: Reasoning; Acting; Evaluating; and The Framework in Practice. Part III, Inclusion: From Dilemma to Imperative, continues with: Reasoning; Acting; Evaluating; and Reviewing the Inquiry Process of This Dynamic School. Part IV, Immigrants and the Schools: Opening or Closing Doors, continues with: Reasoning; Acting; and Evaluating. Part V, Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners: More Than One Way, contains: Reasoning; Acting; and Evaluating. Part VI, Asset Building and "No Pass, No Play": Considering the Whole Child, contains: Justice in Learning; The Scenario: Part II; Reasoning: Justice in Policy Acting and Evaluating; and The Scenario: Part III. Part VII, School Climate: Preventing Acts of Bullying, contains: Reasoning; Moral Reasoning; Acting; and Evaluation. Part VIII, Putting the Framework Into Practice, concludes with: A Dialogue Among Principals; and Final Thoughts. Also includes references and an index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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