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Leading Schools to Success

Constructing and Sustaining High-Performing Learning Cultures
What's missing in education reform in the United States? The answer is leadership; specifically, the ability of school and district leaders to construct and continually nurture a culture of sustained high performance. A true leader needs to have not only a vision of the desired culture, but the skills and information necessary to make that vision a reality. Providing a combined 70 years of classroom and administrative experience, renowned authors James Guthrie and Patrick Schuermann offer a practice-based approach, grounded in research and theory, to achieving and maintaining an atmosphere of success in schools through effective leadership.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412979016
  • Published By: Sage Publications Inc
  • Year: 2010
  • Page Count: 304
  • Publication date: December 08, 2010

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Lead your school to success with PRIDE

What's missing in education reform in the United States? The answer is leadership; specifically, the ability of school and district leaders to construct and continually nurture a culture of sustained high performance. A true leader needs to have not only a vision of the desired culture, but the skills and information necessary to make that vision a reality. Providing a combined 70 years of classroom and administrative experience, renowned authors James Guthrie and Patrick Schuermann offer a practice-based approach, grounded in research and theory, to achieving and maintaining an atmosphere of success in schools through effective leadership.


Key features

Key Features

  • PRIDE. This mnemonic, used throughout the book, sums up the primary levers available to a leader who is attempting to construct an effective school culture:                                  P: policy and personnel                                                                                            R: resource deployment                                                                                            I: incentives and accountability                                                                                D: data and assessment                                                                                         E: empowerment and energy
  • School Culture Challenge Case Studies—featuring real-life schools, people, and conditions—precede each chapter to illustrate day-to-day challenges faced by leaders in education today.
  • This book provides needed insight into timely topics such as value-added testing, educator performance pay, and more. · The content and guidance of each chapter is correlated to the Educational Leadership Constituents Council (ELCC) Standards.
  • The authors pay particular attention to challenges specific to turning around a low-achieving or stagnant school.
Author(s)

Author(s)

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Patrick Schuermann

Patrick Schuermann is a Research Assistant Professor at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He received his doctorate from the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations. His principal research agenda focuses on non-traditional public schools and independent school leadership issues. Over the past several years, Patrick has worked with a trans-institutional team of university leaders and regional independent school leaders to create the Independent School Leadership Institute, which is a joint venture between the National Research and Development Center on School Choice and the Peabody Professional Institutes. His doctoral dissertation focuses on an integrated approach to faculty evaluation, professional development, and compensation models for non-traditional schools.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

School Culture Checklist

Case Study 1: Buchanan School: Can School Culture Get Better than this?

Chapter 1: Defining and Specifying the Significance of School Culture

Case Study 2: Possible Reform at Washington High School: How Far Can a Productive Culture Stretch?

Chapter 2: Components of a High Performing School Culture

Cast Study 3: Walton Charter Prepares to Select A Head: What Kind of Leader Might Create a Productive Culture?

Chapter 3: Leadership and Effective School Culture

Case Study 4: Warren County School Board Performance Pay Cram Down Can a Productive Culture Withstand an Unexpected External Pressure?

Chapter 4: Personnel and School Culture

Case Study 5: The Challenge of an (Almost) Brand New School: Can the Past be Blended with the New to Form a Productive Culture?

Chapter 5: Resource Deployment and School Culture

Case Study 6: Data, Data Everywhere but Hardly a Drop of Useful Information

Chapter 6: Data-driven Decision Making and School Culture

Case Study 7: “My Way” Ray and the “New” Accountability

Chapter 7: Assessments, Accountability, Awards, and School Culture

Case Study 8: A Principal Opening at the Grant School: Can a Dysfunctional Culture Be Undone?

Chapter 8: Contextual Challenges to Formation of a Learning Culture

Glossary

Index

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