ERIC Number: ED523595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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.
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.
Descriptors: Educational Administration, College Faculty, Professional Associations, Yearbooks, Management Development, Online Courses, Distance Education, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Politics of Education, Teacher Leadership, Principals, Work Environment, Special Education, Burnout, Problem Solving, Rural Schools, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrator Effectiveness, Hispanic American Students, Socioeconomic Status, Low Income, High Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Mixed Age Grouping, Case Studies, Laboratory Schools, Self Efficacy, Values Education, Suburban Schools, School Districts, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Curriculum Development, Error of Measurement, State Programs, Testing Programs, Compliance (Legal), High Schools, Test Results, Economic Climate, Economic Impact, Social Justice, Public Education, Cultural Awareness, Tenure, Mentors, Change Agents, Early Childhood Education, Social Support Groups, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Equal Education, Access to Education
NCPEA Publications. Available from: National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Web site: http://www.ncpeaprofessors.org
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Illinois; Montana; Texas; United States