The Challenges of School District Leadership: Learning The Essential Domains And Nonlinear Thinking Of Master Practitioners by Daniel L. DukeThe Challenges of School District Leadership: Learning The Essential Domains And Nonlinear Thinking Of Master Practitioners by Daniel L. Duke

The Challenges of School District Leadership: Learning The Essential Domains And Nonlinear Thinking…

byDaniel L. DukeEditorDaniel L. Duke

Hardcover | March 24, 2010

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Despite the rising interest in school districts, there are relatively few comprehensive resources available for graduate students in educational leadership programs.The Challenges of School District Leadershiptakes the position that the best way to prepare the next generation of school district leaders is to make certain that they are prepared to address the unending challenges that characterize public education today. Drawing on the latest research as well as actual examples, the book spotlights ten of the perennial challenges facing superintendents and school boards. Among the challenges discussed in detail are balancing equity and excellence, accommodating demographic change, coping with the increasing politicization of district leadership, deciding how to organize (or reorganize) a school system, and meeting the demands of educational accountability. This text is appropriate for graduate students in educational leadership, education policy, and the politics of education as well as school district leaders.

Daniel L. Dukeis Professor of Educational Leadership in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He is also a member of the Partnership for Leaders in Education, a unique collaboration between the Curry School and the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.
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Title:The Challenges of School District Leadership: Learning The Essential Domains And Nonlinear Thinking…Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:March 24, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415996228

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Section I. Strategic Challenges
1. The Challenges of Competing Priorities
2. The Challenges of Changing Demographics
3. The Challenges of School District Governance
Section II. Operational Challenges
4. The Challenges of School District Organization
5. The Challenges of Accountability
6. The Challenges of Instructional Improvement
7. The Challenges of School Safety
8. The Challenges of Staffing Schools
Section III. Fundamental Challenges
9. The Challenges of Change
10. The Challenges of Leading and Leadership