The Superintendent's Fieldbook: A Guide for Leaders of Learning

The Superintendent's Fieldbook: A Guide for Leaders of Learning

By: Luvern L. Cunningham (author), Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe (author), Robert H. Koff (author), Harvey S. James (author)Hardback

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The Superintendent's Fieldbook: A Guide for Leaders of Learning is the most comprehensive, complete handbook for the superintendency. It grew out of extensive funding and professional development from the highly-respected Danforth Foundation, and examines the role of the superintendent through field-based research with over 150 superintendents over ten years. Intended for urban, rural, and suburban superintendents, the book is designed to help these district leaders improve their effectiveness, learn from best practices, and fully understand the tenets of NCLB and other critical legislation. As a fieldbook, the book reflects stories, anecdotes, and vignettes from practicing superintendents and is truly a practitioner-friendly resource for school leaders.

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Nelda Cambron-McCabe is a professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Miami University, Ohio. She was an advisory board member and a coordinator of the Danforth Foundation Forum for the American School Superintendent. Her recent publications include co-author with McCarthy and Thomas, Public School Law: Teachers' and Students' Rights 5th ed., (Needham, MA.; Allyn & Bacon, 2004) and co-author with Senge, Lucas, Smith, Dutton, and Kleiner, Schools That Learn (New York: Doubleday, 2000). Luvern L. Cunningham, Ed. D., University of Oregon, has served in administrative and teaching roles from K-12 through graduate school over more than four decades. A member of the Danforth Forum advisory board, his specialties are educational leadership, the school superintendency, educational governance, inter-institutional collaboration and inter-professional education and practice. He served in university professorships at Chicago, Minnesota and Ohio State and, for several years, as Dean of the College of Education, Ohio State University. James Harvey is the Executive Director of the National Superintendents Roundtable and a doctoral student at Seattle Unviersity. He is Senior Fellow at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington, and was a member of the Danforth Forum's advisory board. Earlier he served in the Carter administration and on the staff of the Education and Labor Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He helped write A Nation at Risk (1983) and, co-authored A Legacy of Learning with David Kearns, former CEO of the Xerox Corporation (Washington: Brookings Press, 2000). Robert H. Koff directed the Center for Advanced Learning at Washington University, St. Louis. He previously served as Senior Vice President of the Danforth Foundation, Dean of the School of Education, SUNY at Albany, and professor of education at Stanford University. He served on a number of state and national advisory bodies at the invitations of Governor Mario Cuomo and President Carter and provided editorial advice to journals such as the Journal of Educational Psychology.


Acknowledgments About the Authors I. Orientation 1. Preface 2. Introduction: Leading Learning in New Times 3. The "Commonplaces" of School Leadership II. Leading Your Schools 1. Orientation: Leadership Theory for the Theoretically Challenged 2. Thinking About Your Organization 3. Encouraging Adaptive Leadership 4. Creating Your Learning Organization 5. Reflective Practice III. Coping With Governance Challenges 1. Orientation 2. It's Rough Out There 3. Working With Your Board 4. Dealing With Your Unions 5. General Rules of the Road 6. Reflective Practice IV. Understanding Standards and Assessment 1. Orientation 2. Where We Are on Standards and Assessment 3. What the Data Tell You 4. Questions for Reflective Practice V. Addressing Race and Class 1. Orientation: Why Race and Class? 2. Difficult Conversations 3. What's Going On Inside Schools 4... And What's Going On Outside Them 5. Reflective Practice VI. Developing Your Principals 1. Leading Student Learning 2. The Instructional Leader's Toolkit 3. Facilitating Change 4. Questions for Reflective Practice VII. Collaborating With Your Allies 1. Orientation: What Is Collaboration? 2. What Does Collaboration Require? 3. Collaboration in the Field: Early Care and Education 4. Questions for Reflective Practice VIII. Engaging Your Community 1. Orientation 2. Public Engagement 3. Working With Your News and Media Outlets 4. Communications Planning 5. Reflective Practice IX. So What Does All This Mean? 1. Reconciling Commonplaces and Images 2. Four Leadership Styles 3. Questions for Reflective Practice Appendices Appendix A: The Forum for the American School Superintendent Appendix B: Members of the Forum for the American School Superintendent Appendix C: Contributors Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/09/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781412906104
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781412906104
  • weight: 794
  • ISBN10: 1412906105

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