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School districts and instructional renewal

Author: Amy M Hightower
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2002.
Series: Critical issues in educational leadership series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contrary to the widespread perception of school districts as rigid bureaucracies and obstacles to reform, this volume shows how school districts can and do make essential contributions to the renewal and enhancement of American education. In this unique and very timely volume, an authoritative group of contributors presents and analyzes emerging evidence on district policy and leadership.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy M Hightower
ISBN: 0807742678 9780807742679 080774266X 9780807742662
OCLC Number: 49649086
Description: vi, 232 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Forgotten players : how local school districts shaped American education / David Tyack --
How districts relate to states, schools, and communities : a review of emerging literature / Julie A. Marsh --
District strategies for building instructional capacity / Diane Massell and Margaret E. Goertz --
District as a professional learning laboratory / Mary Kay Stein and Laura D'Amico --
San Diego's big boom : systemic instructional change in the central office and schools / Amy M. Hightower --
New Haven Unified School District : a teaching quality system for excellence and equity / Jon Snyder --
Constraints and opportunities in changing policy environments : intermediary organizations' response to complex district contexts / Patricia Ellen Burch --
Focusing the concerns of new teachers : the district as teacher educator / Pam Grossman, Clarissa S. Thompson, and Sheila W. Valencia --
District policy making and state standards : a cognitive perspective on implementation / James P. Spillane --
Leadership for learning : a theory of action for urban school districts / Lauren B. Resnick and Thomas K. Glennan, Jr.--
Reforming districts / Milbrey W. McLaughlin and Joan E. Talbert.
Series Title: Critical issues in educational leadership series.
Responsibility: edited by Amy M. Hightower [and others].

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This volume shows how school districts can and do make essential contributions to the renewal and enhancement of American education. It expands the conversation on what school districts are, what  Read more...

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