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Voices for Democracy: Struggles and Celebrations of Transformational Leaders

Voices for Democracy: Struggles and Celebrations of Transformational Leaders

Paul Kelleher (Editor), Rebecca van der Bogert (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-15610-3

Apr 2006, Wiley-Blackwell

300 pages

Select type: Paperback

$44.95

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Voices for Democracy: Struggles and Celebrations of Transformational Leaders brings together superintendents’ stories describing how they contend with the complex, demanding, and contested environments of today’s schools, as they try to effect change. Authors include Beverly Hall, Superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools, and Paul Houston, Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators.
Foreword: The superintendent: Championing the deepest purposes of education.

1. Introduction : the landscape of the superintendency: from despair to hope.

2. Confronting the universal disbelief that poor children can achieve at high levels.

3. Attacking the achievement gap in a diverse urban-suburban community: A curricular case study.

4. A tale of two cities.

5. A new superintendent embraces the role of teacher.

6. The importance of a "good fit".

7. Democracy during hard times.

8. Learning on the job : the education of a school board president in shared leadership.

9. Educational leadership as civic humanism.

Commentaries.

Constructivist superintendents.

Making our own minds the object of our learning: three reasons to seek self-knowledge.


  • Brings together first hand accounts of superintendents working in today’s schools.
  • Tells the stories of those trying to contend with the complex, demanding environments in public education, as they try to effect change.
  • Authors include Beverly Hall, Superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools, and Paul Houston, Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators.