Leading Dynamic Schools How to Create and Implement Ethical Policies

by Sharon F. Rallis, Gretchen B. Rossman, Casey D. Cobb, Timothy G. Reagan

Leading Dynamic Schools How to Create and Implement Ethical Policies Synopsis

Leading Dynamic Schools: How to Create and Implement Ethical Policies is a policy book for people who work in and with schools: teachers, building level leaders, central office administrators, board members, and parent boards. In accessible language, the authors deconstruct the conceptions and understandings of educational policy. This volume serves as a companion volume to Principals of Dynamic Schools (Rallis and Goldring, Corwin Press, 2000) and Dynamic Teachers (Rallis and Rossman, Corwin Press, 1995), books that introduced the construct of dynamic schools. This book also draws on work from Becoming a Reflective Educator (Reagan, Case and Brubacher, Corwin Press, 2000). Policy is an often overused and more often misunderstood concept. The authors bring to life the making and enacting of educational policy in schools, and help readers develop a more sophisticated and complex understanding of the purposes, evaluation, creation, and implementation of school policies at all levels. As in the earlier books, the authors use vignettes and cases, as well as research and relevant theories, to illustrate important concepts. The theme of power within policy permeates the text. The authors recognize that policy tends to represent dominant voices, and that power can be appropriate and legitimate. Dynamic schools are places where multiple voices contribute to the policy-making and implementing process.

Leading Dynamic Schools How to Create and Implement Ethical Policies Press Reviews

Educators and library collections catering to them receive a survey arranged by key issues that blends vignettes and research with policy reviews and more. A key to designing successful school and community interactions. -- The Bookwatch, September 2007 The authors do an excellent job of recommending practical strategies to help school leaders reason through policy dilemmas. As an academic, a former practitioner, and former member of an educational policy and advocacy organization, I give a `hats off' to the authors for approaching educational policy and school leadership in this way. -- Carri A. Schneider, Adjunct Faculty, Urban Educational Leadership Program Because the authors are critically aware of even the smallest detail and its ultimate effects on policy and stakeholders, their conclusions are not only logical but very well thought-out and can be applied for maximum benefit. -- Michael Fisher, Critical Thinking Specialist

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412915564
Publication date: 5th September 2007
Author: Sharon F. Rallis, Gretchen B. Rossman, Casey D. Cobb, Timothy G. Reagan
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: Organization & management of education,

About Sharon F. Rallis, Gretchen B. Rossman, Casey D. Cobb, Timothy G. Reagan

Sharon F. Rallis is Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Reform at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Previously, she was professor of education at the University of Connecticut; lecturer on education at Harvard; and associate professor of educational leadership at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Her doctorate is from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has coauthored numerous books, including several on leadership: Principals of Dynamic Schools: Taking Charge of Change (with Ellen Goldring); Dynamic Teachers: Leaders of Change (with Gretchen Rossman); Leading Dynamic Schools: How to Create and Implement Ethical Policies (with Gretchen Rossman and ...

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