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Joseph F. Murphy - Author

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Books by Joseph F. Murphy

School Turnaround Policies and Practices in the US Learning from Failed School Reform

School Turnaround Policies and Practices in the US Learning from Failed School Reform

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Joshua F. Bleiberg Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2019

This volume provides an analysis of what we know about turning around failing schools in the United States. It starts with an in-depth examination of the barriers that hinder action on turnaround work. The book analyses the reasons why some schools that find themselves in serious academic trouble fail in their efforts to turn themselves around. Beginning with a discussion of what may best be described as lethal reasons or the most powerful explanation for failed reform initiatives, which include an absence of attention to student care and support; a near absence of attention to curriculum and instruction; the firing of the wrong people. Covered in this volume are critical explanations for failed turnaround efforts such as failure to attend to issues of sustainability, and significant explanations for failed turnaround efforts such as the misuse of test data. The volume concludes by examining what can be done to overcome problems that cause failure for turnaround schools and reviewing ideas in the core technology of schooling: curriculum, instruction, and assessment. As well as exploring problems associated with the leadership and management of schools to see where improvement is possible and an analysis of opportunities found in relationships between schools and their external partners such as parents and community members.

Positive School Leadership Building Capacity and Strengthening Relationships

Positive School Leadership Building Capacity and Strengthening Relationships

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Karen Seashore Louis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2018

This landmark book translates positive and asset-based understandings of organizations to develop a powerful model of school leadership that is grounded in both existing research and the complexities of life in schools. The authors-both senior scholars in educational leadership-apply insights from positive psychology to the role and function of educational leaders. The Positive School Leadership (PSL) model draws on the strengths of relationships among staff and the broader school community to communicate and instill shared values and a common mission. This book builds a compelling case for creating a more inclusive, less mechanistic approach to leadership. Designed to engage both the hearts and minds of readers, the text is organized around reflective questioning of educational practice and current assumptions about the purposes and goals of leadership in schools.

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders The Empirical, Moral, and Experiential Foundations

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders The Empirical, Moral, and Experiential Foundations

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2017

Evidence increasingly points to a direct link between the curriculum leadership provided by educational leaders and the overall effectiveness of schools. Written by the primary architect of PSEL, educational leadership expert Joseph F. Murphy, this authoritative guide to understanding and applying the standards explores the new emphasis on leadership of learning, school culture and diversity, professional norms of educational leadership as well as teacher quality and caring support. Written for higher education faculty, professional development providers, and school and district leaders, this comprehensive manual will power the educational leadership profession through the challenges of the next decade and beyond.

Understanding Schooling Through the Eyes of Students

Understanding Schooling Through the Eyes of Students

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2016

This book directs educators on how to experience new levels of engagement and growth by seeing things from a student perspective. It shows readers how to transform the learning environment into a challenging, cohesive, and satisfying model for growth and outcome, and how to build a culture of support, safety, and membership through academic excellence.

Creating Instructional Capacity A Framework for Creating Academic Press

Creating Instructional Capacity A Framework for Creating Academic Press

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2015

This book covers academic press , the effective management of the core technology of schooling, the three parts of the instructional program: instruction, curriculum, and assessment. This book is about building instructional capacity in the role of leadership to improve school culture.

The Architecture of School Improvement Lessons Learned

The Architecture of School Improvement Lessons Learned

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2013

The book will be an analog to the volume Corwin published in 2011, Essential Lessons for School Leaders. Specifically, there will be between 100 and 125 lessons, each of which will be highlighted on a separate page. For example: prevention trumps remediationcontext always matters. School improvement is about layering small gains. Most of these will be framed as laws, as was the case in the Lessons for Leaders volume. One difference is that this book will begin with a 13-page fable, oThe Mournful Tale of the Death of Mr. School Improvement,' in which many of these laws fail to play out. Murphy may also generate a closing fable where lessons are seen not in breach but in practice.

Homeschooling in America Capturing and Assessing the Movement

Homeschooling in America Capturing and Assessing the Movement

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

This book is the definitive study on homeschooling in the United States, delving into a movement that impacts more students nationwide than the entire charter school movement. In 2010, more than 2 million students were homeschooled. This book explores:The history of homeschooling in America.aHow this movement has grown in credibility and enrollment exponentiallyThe current state of homeschooling, including questions over who gets homeschooled, why, and what is the successuacademically and in lifeuof students who are homeschooledThe impact of homeschooling on the student and on American societyIn the most extensive survey and analysis of research on homeschooling, spanning the birth of the movement in the 1970s to today, Homeschooling in America shines a light on one of the most important yet least understood social movements of the last forty years and what it means for education today.

Essential Lessons for School Leaders

Essential Lessons for School Leaders

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2011

Keep these heartfelt gems top of mind. This gold mine of wisdom from top education researcher and bestselling author of Turning Around Failing Schools and Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement contains key tips and strategies every school leader should know. Award-winning professor and former school administrator Joseph F. Murphy's concise and instructive lessons will help you stay focused on what matters most as you navigate the hectic world of high-stakes testing and accountability: It really is all about the kids: Optimism is essential, Caring counts a lot, Listen and let people finish talking. Don't confuse excuses and explanations. Each lesson is coupled with context in a few sentences taken from Murphy's extensive real-world experiences. This collection is ideal for use in daily reflections, speeches, staff meetings, presentations, or as a gift to anyone who works with children.

Homelessness Comes to School

Homelessness Comes to School

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Kerri J. Tobin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2011

The seminal work on homeless students and our responsibility to educate them School-aged children in homeless families and independent homeless youth represent the fastest-growing population of homeless individuals in the United States. This volume brings the issue to light with substantial and far-reaching research that describes the plight of these children, the legal framework surrounding the issue, and educators' roles in teaching homeless children. Homelessness Comes to School also outlines effective intervention programs and provides specific guidelines for teaching homeless students. Topics covered include: - A history of homelessness, including its demographic patterns, causes, and impact on society - The various programs schools have implemented to address homeless children's needs - How schools, parents, and external community agencies can work together to educate homeless students Evaluating the scope of the problem and developing interventions for these students at risk must be a priority for service providers and policy makers. This resource will give all involved parties a well-grounded understanding of homelessness and guidelines for working together toward a solution.

The Educator's Handbook for Understanding and Closing Achievement Gaps

The Educator's Handbook for Understanding and Closing Achievement Gaps

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/12/2009

'Beginning with a remarkably comprehensive and accessible analysis of the gap's causes, the book offers a refreshingly balanced, evidence-based, state-of-the-art outline of productive solutions that should inform the work of all educational stakeholders' - Ken Leithwood, Professor, OISE/University of Toronto 'No one is better positioned than Joseph Murphy to provide lessons for education leaders on this important topic' - Andrew Porter, George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education , University of Pennsylvania 'For too long, the achievement gap has been proclaimed, discussed, and then dismissed as a subject of despair. Seldom has it been systematically defined, placed in historical perspective, or positively addressed. Through thorough scholarship, comprehensive knowledge, and creativity, this book fills that void' - James W. Guthrie, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Leadership and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University 'While offering no simple pathway to progress, this book reminds us how much more we can do to close achievement gaps' - Michael S. Knapp, Director Center for the Study of Teaching & Policy, University of Washington Distinguished researcher Joseph F. Murphy has gathered and analyzed the most up-to-date research and data to help headteachers understand what the achievement gap is, why it persists, and what teachers can do about it. This comprehensive handbook: - Examines external factors that contribute to achievement gaps, such as socioeconomic status, family environment, racism, and individual differences - Covers internal factors such as instruction, school culture, and school support - Provides strategies for addressing both internal and external factors to make an impact.

Turning Around Failing Schools Leadership Lessons From the Organizational Sciences

Turning Around Failing Schools Leadership Lessons From the Organizational Sciences

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Coby Meyers Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2008

Most people are all familiar with the idea of turning around a failing business or nonprofit organization, and the literature on these topics is robust. But no such research base exists for turning around failing schools though state takeovers of failing schools has been a practice for at least a decade, and the number of failing schools needing to be turned around has skyrocketed. Murphy and Meyers have integrated the literature and research on the concept of turnarounds in businesses, non-profits, and schools for an insightful and detailed look at what schools can learn from other organizations in trouble of failing. By pulling out the leadership strategies and lessons learned, the authors illustrate how schools can use a new framework to craft successful reform initiatives.

Turning Around Failing Schools Leadership Lessons From the Organizational Sciences

Turning Around Failing Schools Leadership Lessons From the Organizational Sciences

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Coby Meyers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2007

Most people are all familiar with the idea of turning around a failing business or nonprofit organization, and the literature on these topics is robust. But no such research base exists for turning around failing schools though state takeovers of failing schools has been a practice for at least a decade, and the number of failing schools needing to be turned around has skyrocketed. Murphy and Meyers have integrated the literature and research on the concept of turnarounds in businesses, non-profits, and schools for an insightful and detailed look at what schools can learn from other organizations in trouble of failing. By pulling out the leadership strategies and lessons learned, the authors illustrate how schools can use a new framework to craft successful reform initiatives.

Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement

Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2005

Increase student learning by developing teacher leaders! Research over the years has consistently identified leadership as a critical component of school change and, as initiatives to reform the educational system have emerged, one significant line of work emphasizes teachers assuming greater leadership roles within their organizations. Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement is the first book to synthesize theoretical, empirical, and practice-based literature in order to provide a comprehensive look at what is known about teacher leadership and what works to support it. The first part of the book explores the core concepts of teacher leadership, while the second part shows readers how to establish the context in their school or LEA to cultivate and support teacher leaders. A vital piece of equipment in the school improvement toolbox, this book covers such important topics as: - The headteacher's critical role in supporting teacher leadership - Cultivating teacher leadership through professional development - Overcoming organizational barriers that hinder teacher leadership - How teacher leadership can help advance school improvement efforts Presenting a comprehensive model of this successful change strategy, author Joseph Murphy examines the ideological and empirical basis of teacher leadership and offers strategies to help teachers and headteachers create productive relationships that will strengthen our nation's schools.

Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement

Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2005

Increase student learning by developing teacher leaders! Research over the years has consistently identified leadership as a critical component of school change and, as initiatives to reform the educational system have emerged, one significant line of work emphasizes teachers assuming greater leadership roles within their organizations. Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement is the first book to synthesize theoretical, empirical, and practice-based literature in order to provide a comprehensive look at what is known about teacher leadership and what works to support it. The first part of the book explores the core concepts of teacher leadership, while the second part shows readers how to establish the context in their school or LEA to cultivate and support teacher leaders. A vital piece of equipment in the school improvement toolbox, this book covers such important topics as: - The headteacher's critical role in supporting teacher leadership - Cultivating teacher leadership through professional development - Overcoming organizational barriers that hinder teacher leadership - How teacher leadership can help advance school improvement efforts Presenting a comprehensive model of this successful change strategy, author Joseph Murphy examines the ideological and empirical basis of teacher leadership and offers strategies to help teachers and headteachers create productive relationships that will strengthen our nation's schools.

Leadership for Literacy Research-Based Practice, PreK-3

Leadership for Literacy Research-Based Practice, PreK-3

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2003

This book looks at everything we know from research, theory, and practice and compiles it all into one book that provides principals and other administrators with the tools to improve literacy instruction. The strategies are research-based and tested. Not only does Joseph Murphy do a thorough analysis and study of literacy, he also explores the most effective leadership practices that contribute to successful literacy. This is the first book to show the important connections between literacy and leadership practices. This is a must-have book for any Headteacher intent on being an instructional leader for improved literacy

Leadership for Literacy Research-Based Practice, PreK-3

Leadership for Literacy Research-Based Practice, PreK-3

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2003

This book looks at everything we know from research, theory, and practice and compiles it all into one book that provides principals and other administrators with the tools to improve literacy instruction. The strategies are research-based and tested. Not only does Joseph Murphy do a thorough analysis and study of literacy, he also explores the most effective leadership practices that contribute to successful literacy. This is the first book to show the important connections between literacy and leadership practices. This is a must-have book for any Headteacher intent on being an instructional leader for improved literacy

Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reforms

Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reforms

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2002

`Leadership Lessons From Comprehensive School Reform addresses a topic that has received far too little attention in the comprehensive school reform movement: the role of school and district leaders in the reform process. This volume shows how much we've learned about how leaders shape comprehensive reform and how the reform process must shape leadership' - Robert Slavin, Co-Director, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, Johns Hopkins University This book explores three clusters and ten actual models used in comprehensive school reform. The book shows how leadership is affected by and transformed by the major reform initiatives being implemented in America's schools. While research-based, the editors and contributors have committed to writing to a broad audience of practitioners. The editors provide readers with lessons in leadership that can be drawn from the programs explored in each chapter by leaders in their field.

Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reforms

Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reforms

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2002

`Leadership Lessons From Comprehensive School Reform addresses a topic that has received far too little attention in the comprehensive school reform movement: the role of school and district leaders in the reform process. This volume shows how much we've learned about how leaders shape comprehensive reform and how the reform process must shape leadership' - Robert Slavin, Co-Director, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, Johns Hopkins University This book explores three clusters and ten actual models used in comprehensive school reform. The book shows how leadership is affected by and transformed by the major reform initiatives being implemented in America's schools. While research-based, the editors and contributors have committed to writing to a broad audience of practitioners. The editors provide readers with lessons in leadership that can be drawn from the programs explored in each chapter by leaders in their field.

The Productive High School Creating Personalized Academic Communities

The Productive High School Creating Personalized Academic Communities

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Dr. Lynn G. Beck, Marilyn W. Crawford, Amy Slamp Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2001

This book seeks to provide researched-based literature focused on high-school-level educational reform-an area not addressed very well by the current literature on school reform. The authors place the notion of the productive high school in a historical context, address research on productive high school classrooms, and link organizational structures and routines with enhanced learning.

The Productive High School Creating Personalized Academic Communities

The Productive High School Creating Personalized Academic Communities

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Dr. Lynn G. Beck, Marilyn W. Crawford, Amy Slamp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2001

This book seeks to provide researched-based literature focused on high-school-level educational reform-an area not addressed very well by the current literature on school reform. The authors place the notion of the productive high school in a historical context, address research on productive high school classrooms, and link organizational structures and routines with enhanced learning.

Educational Administration A Decade of Reform

Educational Administration A Decade of Reform

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Patrick B. Forsyth Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/03/1999

Examines how well the educational administration reforms in Uniteed States as recommended by the National Commission in Educational Administration, have been implemented. A valuable book for anyone involved in the educational administration process.

Educational Administration A Decade of Reform

Educational Administration A Decade of Reform

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Patrick B. Forsyth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/1999

Examines how well the educational administration reforms in Uniteed States as recommended by the National Commission in Educational Administration, have been implemented. A valuable book for anyone involved in the educational administration process.

The Privatization of Schooling A Powerful Way to Change Schools and Enhance Learning

The Privatization of Schooling A Powerful Way to Change Schools and Enhance Learning

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/1996

Focusing on an important emerging issue in United States' education - school reform via privatization - this book is designed to meet three major goals: to examine the foundations and the context of the privatization movement; to review the evidence on privatization in areas other than schooling; and to shape decisions about privatization in the school-reform arena.

The Privatization of Schooling A Powerful Way to Change Schools and Enhance Learning

The Privatization of Schooling A Powerful Way to Change Schools and Enhance Learning

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/1996

Focusing on an important emerging issue in United States' education - school reform via privatization - this book is designed to meet three major goals: to examine the foundations and the context of the privatization movement; to review the evidence on privatization in areas other than schooling; and to shape decisions about privatization in the school-reform arena.

School-Based Management as School Reform Taking Stock

School-Based Management as School Reform Taking Stock

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Dr. Lynn G. Beck Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/1995

In the book, Joseph Murphy and Lynn G Beck provide a clear understanding of the organizational form, operating characteristics and outcomes of School-Based Management (SBM) in the United States. Following an examination of the definitions, premises and types of SBM, the authors consider its historical perspective and then examine evidence of SBM in the current education reform era. The book concludes with a look at the effects of and lessons learned from the implementation of SBM.

School-Based Management as School Reform Taking Stock

School-Based Management as School Reform Taking Stock

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Dr. Lynn G. Beck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/1995

In the book, Joseph Murphy and Lynn G Beck provide a clear understanding of the organizational form, operating characteristics and outcomes of School-Based Management (SBM) in the United States. Following an examination of the definitions, premises and types of SBM, the authors consider its historical perspective and then examine evidence of SBM in the current education reform era. The book concludes with a look at the effects of and lessons learned from the implementation of SBM.

Reshaping the Principalship Insights From Transformational Reform Efforts

Reshaping the Principalship Insights From Transformational Reform Efforts

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Karen Seashore Louis Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/04/1995

This volume examines how the work of principals is being reshaped by transformational reform measures, as well as how the principals themselves are shaping initiatives. The authors explore the challenges and possiblities for principals in restructuring schools, and analyze nine case studies which highlight the changing role of the principal.

Reshaping the Principalship Insights From Transformational Reform Efforts

Reshaping the Principalship Insights From Transformational Reform Efforts

Author: Joseph F. Murphy, Karen Seashore Louis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/1994

This volume examines how the work of principals is being reshaped by transformational reform measures, as well as how the principals themselves are shaping initiatives. The authors explore the challenges and possiblities for principals in restructuring schools, and analyze nine case studies which highlight the changing role of the principal.

Restructuring Schooling

Restructuring Schooling

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/1993

The editors of this volume aim to help educators make better decisions about their efforts at restructuring by showing what has and has not worked in some of the most widely known experiments. Because the programmes examined have been in place for several years, the cases offer richness of detail and a wealth of ideas. This book's insights and practical detail will benefit educators both in schools and at district level, as well as students and academics in the field.

Restructuring Schooling

Restructuring Schooling

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/1993

The editors of this volume aim to help educators make better decisions about their efforts at restructuring by showing what has and has not worked in some of the most widely known experiments. Because the programmes examined have been in place for several years, the cases offer richness of detail and a wealth of ideas. This book's insights and practical detail will benefit educators both in schools and at district level, as well as students and academics in the field.

The Landscape of Leadership Preparation Reframing the Education of School Administrators

The Landscape of Leadership Preparation Reframing the Education of School Administrators

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/1992

In this book, the author offers a new vision of the purpose of leadership preparation programmes, and a series of principles to guide the development of the knowledge base, instructional strategies and structures in defining future programmes. The design presented is based on: lessons learned from an extensive review of training programmes over the last 100 years; an in-depth investigation into the problems currently plaguing preparation programmes, and an examination of the important changes likely to shape the future of education and educational leadership.

The Landscape of Leadership Preparation Reframing the Education of School Administrators

The Landscape of Leadership Preparation Reframing the Education of School Administrators

Author: Joseph F. Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/1992

In this book, the author offers a new vision of the purpose of leadership preparation programmes, and a series of principles to guide the development of the knowledge base, instructional strategies and structures in defining future programmes. The design presented is based on: lessons learned from an extensive review of training programmes over the last 100 years; an in-depth investigation into the problems currently plaguing preparation programmes, and an examination of the important changes likely to shape the future of education and educational leadership.

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