The Curriculum Management Audit

Author: Larry E. Frase

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9780810839311

Category: Education

Page: 322

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Overviews the curriculum management audit (CMA) and compares and contrasts it with principles of total quality management (TQM), asking whether a school district can use curriculum audit principles in conjunction with TQM. Part I examines the history, critics, and practical compatibility of the CMA
It's the Classroom, Stupid

Author: Kalman R. Hettleman

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607095484

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 954

This book presents a bold, unconventional plan to rescue our nation's schoolchildren from a failing public education system. The plan reflects the author's rare fusion of on-the-ground experience as school board member, public administrator and political activist and exhaustive policy research. The causes of failure, Hettleman shows, lie in obsolete ideas and false certainties that are ingrained in a trinity of dominant misbeliefs. First, that educators can be entrusted on their own to do what it takes to reform our schools. Second, that we need to retreat from the landmark federal No Child Left Behind Act and restore more local control. And third, that politics must be kept out of public education.

Author: Wesley Null

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442209169

Category: Education

Page: 346

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Curriculum: From Theory to Practice introduces readers to curriculum theory and how it relates to classroom practice. Wesley Null provides a unique organization of the curriculum field into five traditions: systematic, existential, radical, pragmatic, and deliberative. He discusses the philosophical foundations of curriculum as well as historical and contemporary figures who have shaped each curriculum tradition. Additionally, after a chapter on each of the five perspectives, Null presents case studies that describe realistic and specific curriculum problems that commonly arise within elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and universities. Scholars and practitioners alike are given opportunities to practice resolving curriculum problems through deliberation. Each case study focuses on a critical issue such as the implementation of state curriculum standards, the attempt to reform core curriculum within universities, and the complex practice of curriculum making.
Curriculum Auditing

Author: Fenwick W. English

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0877625921

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: 361

View: 440

This book explains curriculum audits and how to conduct them. Chapter I, "Why Audit?" presents criteria for determining if an audit is warranted and describes three basic types: functional, operational, and programmatic. Chapter II shows how the three primary activities of document review, interviews, and site visitations yield answers to the questions inherent in each audit standard. Chapter III discusses writing the audit and provides guidelines in creating the final document, including the use of photographs. Chapter IV is an expose of the hidden curriculum, as revealed through still photographs. Chapters V through VIII present a series of case studies (with names changed to protect the districts involved) of audits conducted between 1986 and 1987. The purpose of the case studies is to demonstrate how data are used and to illustrate some of the shortcomings of the audit. Chapter IX discusses pre- and post-audit activities as linkages that connect the audit to practice and to change, and Chapter X addresses the working assumptions of the audit in a nonrational school system. Appended are (1) an annotated bibliography entitled "The Essential Curriculum Audit Reader"; (2) a survey instrument on good curriculum management practices; and (3) a sample board policy to establish curricular control. An index and bibliography are included. (TE)
Getting the Schools You Want

Author: Kimberly M. Logan

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: 0803965443

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 842

Curriculum management audits are rapidly becoming powerful tools for school improvement in the United States. This book is a clear, step-by-step guide to conducting such an audit.
International Handbook of Leadership for Learning

Author: Tony Townsend

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400713505

Category: Education

Page: 1357

View: 962

The International Handbook of Leadership for Learning brings together chapters by distinguished authors from thirty-one countries in nine different regions of the world. The handbook contains nine sections that provide regional overviews; a consideration of theoretical and contextual aspects; system and policy approaches that promote leadership for learning with a focus on educating school leaders for learning and the role of the leader in supporting learning. It also considers the challenge of educating current leaders for this new perspective, and how leaders themselves can develop leadership for learning in others and in their organisations, especially in diverse contexts and situations. The final chapter considers what we now know about leadership for learning and looks at ways this might be further improved in the future. The book provides the reader with an understanding of the rich contextual nature of learning in schools and the role of school leaders and leadership development in promoting this. It concludes that the preposition ‘for’ between the two readily known and understood terms of ‘leadership’ and ‘learning’ changes everything as it foregrounds learning and complexifies, rather than simplifies, what that word may mean. Whereas common terms such as ‘instructional leadership’ reduce learning to ‘outcomes’, leadership for learning embraces a much wider, developmental view of learning.
Skills for Successful 21st Century School Leaders

Author: John Hoyle

Publisher: Amer Assn School Administrator

ISBN: UVA:X004439178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 585

This guide presents a description of the standards and related skills school leaders must master and apply. Since every school leader needs a well-defined philosophy to make decisions, the guide emphasizes philosophical, performance, and ethical dimensions of school leadership. The book's 10 chapters address such issues as visionary leadership, including the skills and disposition needed to lead others to peak performance; the political skills needed for school governance in a democracy; the proficiency in communication and community relations required for articulating a vision; the skills in organizational management; insights on developing a curriculum design and delivery system for diverse school communities; expertise in instructional management and the development of a data-based student-achievement system; the related need to focus on staff evaluation and staff development; the knowledge that school leaders need to make the most of educational research, evaluation, and planning; and the importance of understanding and modeling appropriate value systems, ethics, and moral leadership. Two appendices offer an overview of major advances in standard settings and an overview of future trends. (RJM)