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  • Five Critical Leadership Practices

    The Secret to High-Performing Schools

    By Ruth C. Ash, Pat H. Hodge

    What are the critical practices of leaders in high performing schools? Based on extensive observations, interviews, and in-depth case studies of principals and superintendents who significantly increase student learning and achievement, this exciting new book provides novice and veteran school…

    Paperback – 2016-01-22 

  • A School Leader's Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents

    By Todd Whitaker, Douglas J. Fiore

    This new supplement to the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition is designed to help you with the specific challenges you face as a school leader when dealing with parents. The main book, Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition, shows how your teachers and other educators can…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07 

  • School Leadership in Diverse Contexts

    Edited by Simon Clarke, Tom O'Donoghue

      School Leadership in Diverse Contexts demonstrates the centrality of context to understanding school leadership. It offers varied portrayals of leadership in a diverse range of distinct settings. Each chapter highlights the prominence of context in understanding the realities of school…

    Paperback – 2015-11-25 

  • Restorative Justice in Urban Schools

    Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    By Anita Wadhwa

    The school-to-prison pipeline is often the path for marginalized students, particularly black males, who are three times as likely to be suspended as White students. This volume provides an ethnographic portrait of how educators can implement restorative justice to build positive school cultures…

    Hardback – 2015-11-25 
    Routledge Research in Educational Leadership

  • Formative Assessments and Teacher Professional Learning

    Edited by Dineke E.H. Tigelaar, Douwe Beijaard

    How can formative assessment be used as a means to support teacher professional learning? This book presents several studies, from different countries, on approaches to formative assessment of teachers, both before they start working, and during their careers. These approaches draw on insights from…

    Hardback – 2015-11-20 

  • Privatisation, Education and Social Justice

    Edited by Geoffrey Walford

    Privatisation in and of education is a process that takes many different forms, and is deeply controversial. While the shift in who pays is certainly an important dimension of privatisation, there have also been changes in the management, provision, and delivery of schooling. In most of the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16 

  • Data, Data Everywhere

    Bringing All the Data Together for Continuous School Improvement, 2nd Edition

    By Victoria L. Bernhardt

    The latest book from best-selling author Victoria L. Bernhardt is an easy-to-read primer that describes what it takes to achieve student learning growth at every grade level, in every subject area, and with every student group. In this new edition, readers will learn how to use data to inform their…

    Paperback – 2015-08-24

  • Student Voice and School Governance

    Distributing Leadership to Youth and Adults

    By Marc Brasof

    While student voice has been well-defined in research, how to sustain youth-adult leadership work is less understood. Students are rarely invited to lead school reform efforts, and when they are, their voice is silenced by the structural arrangements and socio-cultural conditions found in schools.…

    Hardback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge Research in Educational Leadership

  • Family, School, Community Engagement and Partnerships

    Theory and Best Practices

    Edited by Reyes L. Quezada, Viviana Alexandrowicz, Sarina Molina

    How can colleges and schools support the inclusion of family, school and community engagement curricula in teacher and administrator preparation programs? The contributions in this book try to answer this question, with contributors describing their experiences, their programs, and their support…

    Hardback – 2015-04-30

  • Introduction to the Principalship

    Theory to Practice

    By Leslie S. Kaplan, William A. Owings

    The latest leadership textbook from respected author team Kaplan and Owings explores how principals can effectively build a culture around student achievement. Introduction to the Principalship helps aspiring principals understand how to develop a vision for improvement, make decisions and manage…

    Paperback – 2015-04-01

  • Improving Teaching through Observation and Feedback

    Beyond State and Federal Mandates

    By Alyson L. Lavigne, Thomas L Good

    In response to Race to the Top, schools nationwide are rapidly overhauling their teacher evaluation processes. Often forced to develop and implement these programs without adequate extra-institutional support or relevant experience, already-taxed administrators need accessible and practical…

    Paperback – 2015-03-05

  • Handbook of Education Politics and Policy

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Bruce S. Cooper, James G. Cibulka, Lance D. Fusarelli

    This revised edition of the Handbook of Education Politics and Policy presents the latest research and theory on the most important topics within the field of the politics of education. Well-known scholars in the fields of school leadership, politics, policy, law, finance, and educational reform…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10

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