Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation

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9781483347387: Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation
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Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation, Fourth Edition is a one-of-a-kind resource written for educational leaders--administrators and teachers--who want to successfully restructure and enhance school curriculum. Authors Allan A. Glatthorn, Floyd Boschee, Bruce M. Whitehead, and Bonni F. Boschee provide innovative and successful curriculum ideas, including reflective case studies, “Keys to Leadership” sections, curriculum tips, and “Challenge” sections with key issues and questions in every chapter. Also interspersed throughout the book are tried and true strategies that provide administrators with innovative ideas on meeting state and national standards.

This is a much needed, highly informative, and easy-to-read account of curriculum development and change for curriculum leaders, those teaching curriculum courses, and those aspiring to become curriculum decision makers. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement a PK–12 school curriculum.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

· New coverage of technology includes technological functionalism, the impact on professional development, and the link between technology and student achievement

· Additional coverage of globally connected classrooms provides emphasis on contemporary theory and global technology in K[en dash]12 education

· New topics on improving schools include how to close the achievement gap, the importance of student outcomes, individualized learning, and innovative developments within differentiated instruction

· Expanded coverage of curriculum processes shows educators how to enhance curriculum through examples such as the importance of reinventing schools from a technology enriched global perspective

· A comparison of education before standards-based education, during the standards movement, and under the Common Core State Standards

· Increased focus on the role of the teacher as curriculum leader demonstrates how aspiring curriculum leaders can become more effective

· An emphasis on the mind-set of new 21st century learners discusses elements for integrating technology at a whole new level

· Inclusion of the Gray Oral Reading Test provides reading teachers with a coaching lesson plan that includes responsibilities and benefits of valid and reliable skill level assessments

· The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) revisions are addressed as well as aspects of NCLB compliance and waivers.

· Up-to date resources and contemporary case studies help curriculum leaders implement ideas

Über den Autor:

Dr. Allan A. Glatthorn (deceased) was a Distinguished Research Professor of Education (Emeritus) at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.



Dr. Floyd Boschee has an extensive background in teaching and educational administration. He served as a teacher, coach, and school administrator in the public schools and as a professor and chairman of departments of education at the collegiate level. Dr. Boschee is professor emeritus in the Division of Educational Administration, School of Education, at the University of South Dakota and a former school board member of the Vermillion School District, Vermillion, South Dakota. During his tenure as a university professor, he consulted with school districts on reorganization; published numerous articles in major educational journals; and conducted workshops on curriculum development and implementation, the teaching and learning process, and school administrator evaluations. He is the author or coauthor of 13 books in the fields of school administration and curriculum and instruction.



Dr. Bruce M. Whitehead is a NAESP Nationally Distinguished Principal and has served for over thirty years as a principal for School District # 4 in Missoula, Montana. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Montana. His career includes appointments to numerous national and international committees as well as becoming President of the Montana Association of Elementary School Principals and the Montana State Reading Association. He also served as Chairman of Montana’s first Governor’s Task Force on Technology as well as being an NCATE Advisor. As a co-author of 10 books and numerous articles in the field of education, Dr. Whitehead is a recipient of the University of Montana’s highest honor, The Montana Distinguished Alumni Award. Additional honors include: The International Reading Association’s Presidential Service Award, NASA Explorer Schools Leadership Award, National Milken Foundation’s Outstanding Educator Award, John F. Kennedy Center’s Award for Arts in Education, Outstanding Contributions to Saudi Arabian Education, and Japan’s International Soroban Institute Award.



Dr. Bonni F. Boschee is principal of the Volga Christian School, Volga, South Dakota. Prior to the principal position, she was a professor of language arts and also served as chair of the Graduate Program at Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota. Dr. Boschee was also an elementary school teacher for 15 years in the Rapid City School District, Rapid City, South Dakota, where she was active in curriculum development and implementation and a K-12 administrator. Her research findings on homeschooling were presented at the state and national levels and published in a national journal. She currently is piloting a literacy program to enhance reading scores at Volga Christian School.

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