This book, a sequel to A Resource Book for Improving Principals' Learning-Centered Leadership, first introduces the content and process of the Learning-Centered Leadership Development Program. It then presents nine case studies and a cross-case analysis of how schools enacted the content and process, in a framework of school renewal, to improve their school operations and student achievement. The book is unique in offering an inside view from the perspective of the school personnel. Finally, it summarizes the parameters of the renewal model (versus the reform model). The book will be useful for school administrators and teachers, educational policy makers, and educational researchers.
Jianping Shen is the John E. Sandberg Professor of Education and currently the Gwen Frostic Endowed Chair for Research and Innovation at Western Michigan University. Walter L. Burt is an associate professor of educational leadership at Western Michigan University. He worked in the K-12 system for 28 years, up to the superintendent level, before becoming a faculty member.
Contents: Jianping Shen/Van E. Cooley: Facilitating School Renewal via the Learning-Centered Leadership Development Program - Patricia Robinson/Gary L. Wegenke: Kindergarten Discovery Center's School Renewal Activities - Kimberly Johnson-Ray/Lisa Frey/Louann Bierlein Palmer: Urban School Finds Stronger Coherence and Better Understanding about Learning and Leadership via the Renewal Matrix - Garth Cooper/J. Mark Rainey/Misty Pfeiffer: Use Data Notebook for School Renewal - Patricia Reeves/Chandra Youngblood: School Renewal for Shared Leadership and Improved Student Results in a Persistently Low Achieving School - Walter L. Burt/Michelle Asmus: Implementing and Sustaining School Renewal Activities: Lessons Learned from Howard-Ellis Elementary School - Dee Voss/Debora Stermer/Dennis McCrumb: Sam Adams Elementary School Renewal Activities - Delsa Chapman/Janice Marchal/Louann Bierlein Palmer: Two Closed Urban Schools - One New School: Using the Renewal Matrix Dimensions to Guide Success - Tina L. Munoz/Charles S. Pearson: Zilwaukee School Culture Renewal: Implementation of The Leader in Me (R) Process - Rick Reo/Robert Leneway: Learning-Centered Digital Leadership - Sue Poppink: Lessons from Eight Schools: Leadership Teams and Direction from a School Renewal Activities Matrix - Jianping Shen: Summaries and Reflections: Toward School Renewal.