SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, Mar 1, 2009 - Education - 510 pages

This groundbreaking text in instructional leadership and supervision continues to challenge and reshape the conventional purposes, practices, structure, and language of supervision. The text's emphases on school culture, teachers as adult learners, developmental leadership, democratic education, and collegial supervision have helped redefine the meaning of supervision and instructional leadership. The Eighth Edition continues the book's trend-setting tradition by placing instructional leadership and school improvement within a community and societal context; providing new examples of direct assistance, professional development, and action research; and presenting an entire new chapter, “Supervision for What? Democracy and the Good School.” 


Building on the success of previous editions, the Eighth Edition addresses hot issues such as school improvement, constructivist teaching, professional development, Chaos Theory, and state-mandated standards. This is a resource that students purchase, use in class, and reference throughout their careers as education leaders.

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The Work Environment or Culture of Schools
Blaming the Victim and Structural Strain

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Carl D. Glickman holds the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Endowed Chair in School Improvement in the College of Education at Southwest Texas State University. He is also president of the Institute for Schools, Education, and Democracy, and university professor emeritus of education at the University of Georgia. Glickman is the author of many books on school leadership, educational renewal, and the moral imperative of education, including" Revolutionizing America's Schools" (1998) and "Renewing America's Schools "(1993), both from Jossey-Bass.

Gordon of Southwest Texas State University

Ross-Gordon of Saint Edwards University

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