Topical foci covered in this book span these areas: leading in a continual state of crisis; exploring what we know as intellectuals; identifying ethics and quality in school planning and online... More > learning; speculating on trends in educational leadership from a future-minded perspective; redesigning the doctorate in education degree; utilizing critical friendship groups; exploring cultural competence in U.S. schools; exploring international social justice and professional development in school-university partnerships; mindfully attending to human capital theory and critical theory in educational leadership work; examining charter school leadership challenges; analyzing statewide school assessment at the ground level, and investigating the effects of teacher attendance on student achievement.< Less
Educational Leadership and Administration is a peer reviewed journal of the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA) and published by the National Council of... More > Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA).< Less
Virginia’s school districts are fiscally dependent upon the local governing bodies, both county boards of supervisors and city councils. The local school superintendent is responsible, with the... More > approval of the local school board, for the preparation and submission of the annual school budget to the governing bodies. The governing bodies have been given the authority by the General Assembly to have near complete fiscal control over local school budgets.< Less
We are living through the time when public education as we have known it in America will be forever transformed unless concerted action is undertaken to reverse the trends described in this book. If... More > nothing is done to stop these trends there will be no going back. The great American dream for a common school which would serve all the children of all the people under the umbrella of fostering the common good will vanish forever.
These were the schools in which I was educated and my mother and father worked as public school teachers. They were the schools my own children and grandchildren enjoyed. Our grand children may be the last generation to experience the fruits of Horace Mann’s hard fought legacy when he said toward the end of his struggle for public education, “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity” (Messerli, 1971, p. 549.) It is Mann’s admonition that has prompted this book as my NCPEA Living Legend Award speech for 2013.< Less
The term ‘globalization’ is ubiquitous in the popular, as well, research literature in disciplines ranging from economics to politics- meaning many different things to many different... More > people. This book Building Cultural Community through Global Educational Leadership captures the essence of the global leader in the education setting, that is, the complexity surrounding social, political, economic, and especially social justice issues.< Less
“GAPPSI” stands for Gap Analysis for Problem-solving, Planning, and School Improvement. This book guides problem solving and problem analysis projects for education leaders with the aim... More > of school improvement. Henceforth, I refer to this book as GAPPSI.< Less
An Open Letter to President Obama: Chicago Teachers Speak Out on Education describes the greatest challenges facing urban teachers today, as well as lessons learned about teaching children in... More > poverty; detailed recommendations about how our urban school systems can close the achievement gap; teachers' assessments of various reform efforts in the system and in their schools; their analysis of school leadership, climate and morale; the stories of experiences that have moved them the most; and, whether, if given the chance and the choice, they would go into urban education all over again.< Less