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ERIC Number: ED523595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 367
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-8854-3252-6
Blazing New Trails: Preparing Leaders to Improve Access and Equity in Today's Schools. The 2011 Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
Alford, Betty J., Ed.; Perreault, George, Ed.; Zellner, Luana, Ed.; Ballenger, Julia W., Ed.
NCPEA Publications
This is the 2011 Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). This Yearbook contains five parts. Part I, Invited Chapters, includes: (1) NCPEA President's Message, 2011 (Gary W. Kinsey); (2) Shadows and Images II (Lloyd Duvall); and (3) Micropolitics in the School: Teacher Leaders' Use of Political Skill and Influence Tactics (Donald J. Brosky). Part II, Critical Issues in Shared Leadership, includes: (4) Complexities in the Workload of Principals: Implications for Teacher Leadership (Caryn M. Wells, C. Robert Maxfield and Barbara A. Klocko); (5) Professional Learning Communities: A Feasible Reality or a Chimera? (Ronald A. Lindahl); (6) Superintendent Leadership as the Catalyst for Organizational Learning: Implications for Closing the Achievement Gap (Victoria L. Kelly and George J. Petersen); (7) Special Education Director Burnout in Montana (Debra Lynn Ferris and William G. Ruff); (8) Superintendent Decision-making and Problem-solving: Living on the Horns of Dilemmas (Walter S. Polka, Peter R. Litchka, Frank F. Calzi, Stephen J. Denig and Rosina E. Mete); and (9) The Administration of Special Education Programs in Rural Schools: The Roles and Responsibilities of Educational Administrators (Michael K. Redburn and William Ruff). Part III, Critical Issues in Promoting Academic Achievement, includes: (10) The Effective Practices and Beliefs of School Principals in High Achieving Hispanic Majority Mid-Level Schools (Johnny Briseno, Sandra Harris and Jason Mixon); (11) Creating Shared Meaning in High Performing, Low Socioeconomic Urban Elementary Schools: Going Extra, Above, and Beyond (JoAnn Danelo Barbour and Olga Pacot); (12) Increasing Student Success in Rigorous Courses: Promising Practices in Reform Identified by a School-University Partnership (Betty J. Alford); (13) Principals and Teachers Stated Beliefs as Compared with Their Perceptions of Multiage Implementation (Dean Halverson and Ruth Ann Tobey Brown); and (14) Distinguishing Practices for Administrators: A Case Study of a University's Lab Settings' Journey to Academic Excellence (Gloria Gresham). Part IV, Critical Issues in School Improvement, includes: (15) Self-Efficacy and Principal Involvement in Character Education (Robert Tatman, Stacey L. Edmonson and John R. Slate); (16) Navigating the Politics of Change in a Suburban School District: A Phenomenological Study (Emily Reichert and Mike Boone); (17) Redefining Curriculum Leadership for Principals: Perspectives of Texas Administrators (Sandra Stewart and Janet Tareilo); (18) Structured Inequity: The Intersection of Socioeconomic Status and the Standard Error of Measurement of State Mandated High School Test Results (Christopher H. Tienken); (19) The Social Justice Implications of the Deteriorating U.S. Economy on Public Schools in Selected U.S. School Districts in Colorado and Illinois (John W. Hunt and Gregory N. Pierson); and (20) Experiences with PTELL in Six Illinois School Districts: Leadership Perceptions and Student Performance (Keven D. Forney, Neil Sappington and Guy Banicki). Part V, Critical Issues in Educational Leadership Preparation, includes: (21) Preparing Future School Leaders to Foster Site Level Cultural Proficiency: Investigating the Work of Successful Schools First-hand (Kathryn Singh); (22) Shifting From a Face-to-Face to an Online Educational Leadership Program: A Case Study (Ross Sherman, Vance Vaughn, Peggy B. Gill, Wesley Hickey and Genie B. Linn); (23) Service to the Profession: The Forgotten Element of Tenure and the Importance of Faculty Mentoring (Janet Tareilo); (24) Blazing a New Trail for the Educational Turnaround Leader (Rayma L. Harchar, Mitzi P. Trahan and Janet G. Broussard); and (25) Developing and Supporting Early Childhood Teacher Leaders: A Leadership Project Connecting University, Community and Public School Resources (C. Robert Maxfield, Julie Ricks-Doneen, Barbara A. Klocko and Lisa Sturges). An author index is included. Individual papers contain tables, figures, references and appendices.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Illinois; Montana; Texas; United States