Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reforms
- Joseph Murphy - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
- Amanda Datnow - University of California, San Diego, USA
Leadership | Leadership & Management | School Change, Reform, & Restructuring
This book explores three clusters and ten actual models used in comprehensive school reform. The book shows how leadership is affected by and transformed by the major reform initiatives being implemented in America's schools. While research-based, the editors and contributors have committed to writing to a broad audience of practitioners. The editors provide readers with lessons in leadership that can be drawn from the programs explored in each chapter by leaders in their field.
"Leadership Lessons From Comprehensive School Reforms addresses a topic that has received far too little attention in the comprehensive school reform movement: the role of school and district leaders in the reform process. This volume shows how much we’ve learned about how leaders shape comprehensive reform and how the reform process must shape leadership."
"This volume provides the most thorough, balanced, and informative source available on comprehensive school reform. In addition to insights regarding implementation of many of the most prominent CSR models, the book is a primer on ‘distributed leadership,’ providing perspectives on the interplay of principals, teacher leaders, central office administrators and model developers engaged in school and district reform."
"This book offers well-grounded insights about the leadership practices of >educateeducators involved in the implementation of Comprehensive School >Reform models. Leaders and leadership scholars >will find it a rewarding read. I recommend it highly."
"Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reforms provides a blend of scholarly thought and practical anecdotes on the role of leadership in school reform. Each chapter stands alone as a powerful example of the vision, planning, and commitment of the reform effort."