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Routledge Education Author of the Month September 2010: Robert J. Starratt


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Robert J. Starratt has been a member of the faculties at the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University and The Lynch School of Education at Boston College, serving as department chair of Educational Leadership at both universities and participating in the redesign of their Masters and Doctoral programs in Educational Leadership. His scholarly publications have led to invitations to speak with educators in Asia, India, Australia Europe and Canada, as well as in the United States. He has participated regularly at the annual conferences of The American Educational Research Association, The University Council of Educational Administration, and The Center for Values and Educational Leadership in presenting papers and serving on panels of researchers in education.

He has published, with Thomas Sergiovanni, eight editions of a popular text in instructional supervision, Supervision: A Redefinition. His other publications include, The Drama of Schooling, the Schooling of Drama; The Drama of Leadership; Building an Ethical School; Centering Educational Administration: Cultivating Meaning, Community, Responsibility; Ethical Leadership; and most recently, Refocusing School Leadership: Foregrounding Human Development Throughout the Work of the School.

He has been awarded the Donald Willower Award for Lifetime Achievement in Educational Leadership, the UCEA Roald Campbell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Educational Leadership, and the University of Illinois Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement in Education.

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  1. Refocusing School Leadership

    Foregrounding Human Development throughout the Work of the School

    By Robert J. Starratt

    Refocusing School Leadership departs from the more traditional conceptualization of leadership, looking behind the daily routines of human resource leaders to highlight the assumptions and values and beliefs they bring to their work as well as the values and meanings embedded in the various...

    Published August 12th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Centering Educational Administration

    Cultivating Meaning, Community, Responsibility

    By Robert J. Starratt

    In this book, Starratt enters the national conversation among educational administration scholars and practitioners about what constitutes the core of their knowledge and practice. In Part I, he develops three main themes--cultivating meaning, community, and moral responsibility--which he then...

    Published February 1st 2003 by Routledge

  3. Building An Ethical School

    A Practical Response To The Moral Crisis In Schools

    By Robert J. Starratt

    The author argues for much greater attention to ethical education and responds to sceptics who say that it can't be done in the face of a pluralistic secular society badly fragmented over values. Seeking always for themes and issues that unite rather than divide, the author provides a conceptual...

    Published March 2nd 1994 by Routledge

  4. The Drama Of Leadership

    By Robert J. Starratt

    Robert Starratt, a teacher of people in leadership positions, presents the foundations for the theory of leadership. Based on a framework divided into building blocks, various concepts of leadership such as values, change, power and structure are explained and analyzed, and ways of incorporating...

    Published February 17th 1993 by Routledge