Accountability for Results provides definitions, background information and the current research on all of the questionsadministrators, school board members, and community stakeholders need to ask to ensure academic and fiscal accountability. Readers will be provided with sufficient knowledge to effectively question the financial expenditures and educational practices within their districts and school buildings.
Donna McCaw is an associate professor of educational leadership at Western Illinois University. Sandra Watkins is an associate professor of educational leadership at Western Illinois University.
Chapter 1 Introduction - Creating a Sense of Urgency Chapter 2 Professional Development - Training that Works Chapter 3 Library-Media Specialists - Is Reading Improvement Really One of Your Goals? Chapter 4 Gifted and Talented - Our Lost Generation Chapter 5 Early Childhood Education - Tomorrow's Future Today Chapter 6 English Language Learners /English Second Language - Are We Speaking a Language of Success? Chapter 7 The Arts: Music, Art & Drama - The Other Half of Ready, Ingredients for a Whole Person Chapter 8 Physical Education and Student Wellness - As Strong as Our Weakest Link Chapter 9 Student Support Service - Personnel and Programs - One Part Intellectual, Two Parts Social and Emotional Chapter 10 School Safety - NOT an Optional Activity Chapter 11 Extended Learning Programs - Before School, After School, Saturday & Summer - Can More Be Better? Chapter 12 Leadership: School Boards, Administrators, Teacher Leaders - Changing Roles for a Changing World Chapter 13 Teacher, Principals, and Superintendent Shortages - Will ANY Body Do? Chapter 14 Paraprofessionals - Members of the Team: Not Substitutes Chapter 15 Career & Technical - Preparation for the Real World Chapter 16 Technology - "The Future is Now" Chapter 17 Caution - Changes Ahead (Where To From Here?)