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    The Elusive What and the Problematic How: The Essential Leadership Questions for School Leaders and Educational Researchers (Paperback) Edited by Tony Townsend, Edited by Ira Bogotch

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    DescriptionFor the authors in this book, there can be no valid excuses for ignorance in any aspect of education as theory/practice. That is: - If we come to learn that all educational problems involve knowledge of complex systems and processes, then quick, simple solutions should not be an educator's first or only expedient option. - If all education requires a measure of cultural and contextual understandings, then uniform, standardized programs and lessons will not meet the needs of all children or communities. - If educational change takes time and strenuous efforts to take hold, then why do we abandon and restart reforms efforts year after year? - If educational practices are best performed by those closest to the problems, then why do we not prepare and continuously develop teachers and administrators to grow intellectually and politically to make wise decisions? - If who a person is culturally and intellectually shapes who they are as educators, then why are our recruitment, selection, induction, and retention policies not influenced by this assumption? - If today's best practices have not taken careful note of successes in the past, then how do we validly measure best practices in use today? - If one-time, standardized test scores are not adequate measures of a person's worth, a teacher's competency, or a school's value to its community, then why do our policies and practices say otherwise? Unfortunately, our ignorance of the "what" and the "how" of education and educational leadership has persisted across contexts and history. Why? This book provides both theoretical and practical answers to these elusive and problematic issues.


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    Title
    The Elusive What and the Problematic How
    Subtitle
    The Essential Leadership Questions for School Leaders and Educational Researchers
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Tony Townsend, Edited by Ira Bogotch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789087905682
    ISBN 10: 9087905688
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    LC classification: LB
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Abridged Dewey: 370
    BISAC V2.8: EDU000000
    BIC subject category V2: JN
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Sense Publishers
    Imprint name
    Sense Publishers
    Publication date
    31 December 2008