Renewing America's Schools: A Guide for School-Based Action
NEW IN PAPERPBACK An excellent 'how-to-do-it book' for educators in schools and school districts who are involved in or about to begin major school ... Show synopsis NEW IN PAPERPBACK An excellent 'how-to-do-it book' for educators in schools and school districts who are involved in or about to begin major school-based reforms. ?Thomas W. Payzant, superintAndent of schools, San Diego, California Renewing America's Schools raises the most fundamental questions about the purpose of public education, the role of schools, and the needed school-based application to fulfill the promise of education in a democratic society. This is a book that shows teachers, principals, students, parents, central office personnel, school boards, and community members exactly what they need to do to create schools that are purposeful, moral, and successful places. A down-to-earth and provocative look at the school reform movement, Renewing America's Schools keeps the focus of renewal squarely on teaching and learning concerns. It is an invaluable resource for anyone involved with school change. Contents 1. Introduction: Recapturing the Essence of Schools Part One: A Framework for Renewing Schools 2. The Covenant: Establishing Common Principles of Teaching and Learning 3. The Charter: Understanding How Decisions Are Made 4. The Critical Study Process: Making the Most of Important Information Part Two: The Work of School Renewal 5. Educational Tasks and Organizational Readiness 6. Becoming an Educative Community 7. Dealing with Tough Questions of Practice 8. Supporting School Renewal: The District's Role 9. Common Dilemmas of Good Schools 10. Conclusion: Staying the Course Carl D. Glickman is professor of educational leadership and executive director of the Program for School Improvement at the University of Georgia.