University Leadership In Urban School Renewal

Hardcover | May 30, 2004

EditorNancy L. Zimpher, Kenneth R. HoweyContribution byMichael Baer

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The themes of this book resonate closely with the values of ACE: leadership, change, community partnership, and the importance of teacher education and learning. With higher education facing increasing financial constraints, and public education under continued strain, education leaders must dedicate their efforts to strengthening the partnership of higher education with K-12 education, and with the community, to ensure success. This book features examples of university leaders who took a personal interest in and led their institutions' efforts to improve the quality of teacher preparation, and to develop partnerships with school systems to ensure that more future teachers were recruited, prepared, and provided with an excellent transition into their teaching roles. The leaders used their power to mommunicate with campus communities and partner beyond their institutions, into the communities in which they are located. University Leadership in Urban School Renewal describes the role of the public urban university president and chancellor in providing leadership in P-16 education through activities undertaken in partnership with local urban school districts to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Leaders from urban institutions of higher education who are members of the 14 Great Cities' Universities-universities that collectively serve more than 340,000 students and prepare one-fifth of the nation's teachers-reflect upon their efforts to respond to the needs of education reform, particularly within the country's most challenging metropolitan environments. The authors describe strategies that make education reform the responsibility of all, from teacher education as a university-wide effort to university-community partnerships. They explicate the link from higher education to school districts, other educational institutions, local business, government, and the community at large. The authors asked 14 presidents of urban universities to make as explicit as possible their leadership actions and c

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The themes of this book resonate closely with the values of ACE: leadership, change, community partnership, and the importance of teacher education and learning. With higher education facing increasing financial constraints, and public education under continued strain, education leaders must dedicate their efforts to strengthening the ...

NANCY L. ZIMPHER is President of the University of Cincinnati. She also served as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and as Dean of the College of Education and Executive Dean of the Professional Colleges at Ohio State University, Columbus. She served as president of the Holmes Partnership from 1996-2001 and co-coordi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.72 × 6.58 × 0.92 inPublished:May 30, 2004Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275980952

ISBN - 13:9780275980955

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Engagement in Urban School Renewal by Kenneth R. Howey and Nancy L. Zimpher Chapter 4 A New Chancellor Sets the Stage Chapter 5 Taking the Long View Chapter 6 The University of Illinois at Chicago: Distributed Leadership Chapter 7 The New Millennium Schools Partnership or 45 Days That Changed My Life Chapter 8 System-to-Stem Reform of Teacher Education and School Renewal Chapter 9 You Can't Teach without Teachers: The Wayne State University and Detroit Public Schools Partnership Chapter 10 Many Voices, One Future: Creating New Standards Chapter 11 Partnerships, Accountability, and Results in Educational Reform in Georgia Chapter 12 Passionate Connections, Informed Decisions, Executive Leadership Chapter 13 Filling the Moat: A Case Study of Presidential Leadership in Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining Urban Educators Chapter 14 Building on Strength: Portland State University's Educational Partnerships for Diversity Chapter 15 The Des Lee Collaborative Vision: Institutionalizing Community Engagement at the University of Missouri-St. Louis 16 The Initiative for Teacher Education: A Journey to Shape the Future 17 A "Metroversity" for a New Millennium 18 The President's Role in Educational Reform: Concluding Observations by Kenneth R. Howey and Nancy L. Zimpher

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[P]rovides recognition of the complexity involved with changes in urban education. These first-hand experience writings make evident the tough challenges facing urban university presidents and their communities.