Successful educational leaders develop people, processes, culture, and structures in their schools. Creating Capacity for Learning and Equity in Schools provides a comprehensive guide for aspiring and practicing leaders to strengthen their capacity to create high levels of learning and equity. Chapters explore key theories and research, provide resources for developing personal and organizational leadership capacity, and guide leaders through a reflective process to help them link theory and practice. Hooper and Bernhardt's model for excellence and equity provides a pathway for educators to create and sustain learning communities in schools. Exploring three leadership approaches-Instructional, Adaptive, and Transformational-this textbook prepares and develops leaders to engage school communities through effective instructional leadership, data-informed decision-making, and a vision for learning and equity for all. Special Features: * Theory to Practice (T2P) Framework-A series of structured exercises help readers review and reflect on existing organizational practices and develop new action plans. * Case Studies-Encourage individual reflection and collective discussion on key leadership scenarios. * Examples in Action-Challenge readers to analyze new connections and leadership processes. * A companion website-Includes additional resources and tools for instructors to facilitate activities in the classroom.
Contrary to some of the nation's most prominent newspapers, politicians and educational administrators, and the evening news, there is absolutely nothing simplistic and straightforward about the current movement to uniform public school students in the United States. The debate over whether to require uniforms is highly controversial, undeniably complex, and, from the analyses and arguments presented in this book, unquestionably rooted in multifaceted social, political, legal, cultural, racial material, and educational structures. Much of the empirical research on school uniform policies' effectiveness has remained in dissertation and/or policy brief formats. This book provides an antidote to the ungrounded, anecdotal components that define the contemporary conversation regarding policies of standardized dress in American K-12 districts and schools. The contributors draw upon years of educational teaching and administrative experience, as well as research directed at objectively and empirically understanding the issue of school uniform policies elementary and middle schools. Uniforms in Public Schools is of the utmost importance for those who wish to be informed and insightful participants in the contemporary debate on school uniform policies.
This revised, expanded edition addresses the increased interest in and demand for information about the nursing care of premature, technology-dependent infants once they are at home. Clinical practice and research updates, care plans, assessment forms, sample care maps, and other hands-on materials presented in an 8 1/2 x 11 format make this a practical tool as well as a textbook.
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