Although there are several case study books for administrators, this one book, specifically for superintendents, is framed within the state and national standards. It offers a way for superintendents as well as those in training to combine best-practice theory with practice using everyday, realistic situations. Each chapter includes: * questions for discussion * references * additional resources Readers will also find a corresponding brief literature review and a case study that illustrates the standard being discussed.
Sandra Lowery is a former public school superintendent. She is currently a full professor and chair of the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Sandra Harris is an educator with experience in K-12 public and private schools. She is currently assistant professor in the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 A Memorial for Alyssa and Jenna Chapter 4 2 A Culture of Success or the Emperor's New Clothes Chapter 5 3 The Blytheville Story: The Challenge of Changing Demographics Chapter 6 4 The Politics of School Reform Chapter 7 5 Higher Test Scores at Any Price Chapter 8 6 Se Habla Espanol Aqui? Chapter 9 7 Oops! Technology Problems Chapter 10 8 Spending a Make-Believe Budget Chapter 11 9 Contaminated Ground Chapter 12 10 Accusations-True or False? Chapter 13 Appendix 1 Texas Competencies for the Superintendent Chapter 14 Appendix 2 Standards for School Leaders