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The School Mission Statement

Values, Goals, and Identities in American Education, 1st Edition

By Steven Stemler, Damian Bebell


250 pages

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This is a must-have resource for busy educators involved in creating, improving, or reevaluating their school mission statements.

The authors provide numerous examples of mission statements from a diverse range of preK-12 schools, offering readers an extremely valuable resource for developing an understanding of various themes and ideas in American education today - all to be better prepared to formulate their own schools' mission statements.

Whether you are preparing for accreditation reviews, seeking a broader knowledge base, or are engaged in policy discussions, this practical, readable guide is packed with valuable information to help you reach your professional goals.

Table of Contents

Part I: Background on the Purpose of School and School Mission Statements

1 Diverse Perspectives on the Purpose of School

2 The Value of School Mission Statements for Reflection

Part II: School Mission Statements

3 Public Elementary Schools

4 Public Middle Schools

5 Public High Schools

6 Vocational/Career/Technical Education Schools

7 Magnet Schools

8 Charter Schools

9 Native American/Tribal Schools

10 Parochial Schools

11 Waldorf Schools

12 Montessori Schools

13 Apple Computer Schools of Distinction

14 Award Winning Schools

Part III: Analysis and Conclusions

15 Common and Unique Elements to School Mission Statements

16 Crafting Your Own School Mission Statement


Index of Schools by Grade Level

Index of Schools by Urbanicity

Index of Schools by Percent Free Lunch


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