Making Schools Smarter
Leading with Evidence 3rd Revised edition
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Making Schools Smarter by Kenneth Leithwood
Book DescriptionProven tools for data-driven school improvement! From strategic planning and accountability to restructuring goals, school leaders face myriad organizational tasks, each one vying for immediate action. Where to begin and where best to allocate resources become critical questions as the issue of organization becomes more prevalent. In the third edition of a powerful bestseller, Making Schools Smarter provides the refined and updated tools to create a workable model for reshaping today's school districts for positive outcomes. This practical guide addresses and helps resolve significant issues in district and school leadership, including Determining a comprehensive and real image of future schools and districts as professional learning communities Highlighting needed critical changes for achieving missions and goals Providing school leaders with much-needed tools to demonstrate and improve accountability With No Child Left Behind and increased accountability as powerful reminders of what's at stake, Making Schools Smarter gets to the heart of the argument that smarter schools mean enhanced learning for all.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412917636
(280mm x 216mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kenneth Leithwood
Linking Leadership to Student Learning, Paperback (December 2011)
Leadership is second only to classroom instruction as an influence on student achievement. Strong leadership can potentially unleash latent capacities that already exist in an organization.
Leading School Turnaround, Hardback (October 2010)
A recent study estimates that the number of schools who miss the AYP mark will more than double to 5,000 schools in 2009-2010.
Distributed Leadership According to the Evidence, Paperback (August 2008)
Presents and synthesizes evidence about the nature, causes and effects of distributed school leadership. This book clarifies misunderstandings about distributed leadership and identifies implications for practice and further research. It is intended for researchers studying school leadership and practicing administrators at the district level.
Leading with Teacher Emotions in Mind, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by Kenneth Leithwood
This research-based study helps administrators create a school environment that responds to teacher emotions and results in higher teacher retention, instructional effectiveness, and student achievement.
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Author Biography - Kenneth Leithwood
Dr. Leithwood is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at OISE/University of Toronto. His research and writing concerns school leadership, educational policy and organizational change. Dr. Leithwood has published more than 70 referred journal articles, and authored or edited more than thirty books. For example, he is the senior editor of both the first and second International Handbooks on Educational Leadership and Administration (Kluwer Publishers, 1996, 2003). His most recent books (all with Corwin Press) include Leadership With Teachers' Emotions In Mind (in press), Making Schools Smarter (3rd edition, 2006) and Teaching for Deep Understanding (2006). Among his current research projects is a large, five-year, Wallace Foundation study, with colleagues, aimed at determining how state, district and school-level leadership influences student learning. Dr. Leithwood is the recent recipient of the University of Toronto's Impact on Public Policy award.
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