This easy-to-read book integrates research and performance-based concepts in order to demystify and debunk the conventional wisdom about education. For many years, education has been beset by myths - myths that it can't be fixed with new concepts, that it takes specialists to diagnose what's wrong, that research doesn't reflect the real world, that the lessons of business cannot be generalized to education. This book takes on these misunderstandings and shows precisely what educators may do in order to overcome them.
Allen E. Salowe is principal of A. E. Salowe and Associates and former Adjunct Professor of Economics at Webster University. He has also been named a Senior Fellow of the Florida Institute of Education and at the Florida Center for Electronic Communication. He worked for thirty years in business, holding positions in strategic, tactical, financial, and operations planning. This is his third co-authored publication on improving schools. Leon Lessinger is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. He has served as a public school teacher, a counselor, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of three California school systems. He also served as Associate U.S. Commissioner for Elementary and Secondary Education in Washington, DC, under Presidents Johnson and Nixon. He is a noted speaker on educational issues and economic development and has published extensively on research, curriculum, and instruction.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 The First Day of School: From the Business World to the Classroom Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Chapter 1 Follow the Money Trail Chapter 5 Chapter 2 Student-Centered School Management and Technology Chapter 6 Chapter 3 Why Student-Center the School? Chapter 7 Chapter 4 Performance Management Chapter 8 Chapter 5 Customer Relationship Management in Education Chapter 9 Chapter 6 The Right Data Guides Student-Centered Decision Making Chapter 10 Chapter 7 The College of Engineering Helps Bring Education into the Twenty-First Century Chapter 11 Chapter 8 Quality and Performance Management Initiatives around the Globe Chapter 12 Chapter 9 Benchmarking for World-Class Schools Chapter 13 Chapter 10 Conclusion: Education and the Future of the Nation