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The Future of School Board Governance: Relevancy and Revelation (Hardback)
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The Future of School Board Governance: Relevancy and Revelation (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 18/04/2008
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The Future of School Board Governance combines theoretical debate as well as empirical evidence of the effectiveness and relevancy of local school boards today. Original theorists of competing school board governance theories, current researchers, and researcher/practitioners provided the latest empirical data about the role of school boards as well as applications for practitioners in the field. Such a combination of readings is rarely found in a single volume.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781578867943
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 671 g
Dimensions: 235 x 161 x 29 mm


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Tom Alsbuy's book sheds light on the most mysterious of American creations in education, the school board and its relationship to the superintendency. Whatever American education is or can become is hinged right here. It will never be better or worse than this critical intesection allows. -- Fenwick W. English, R. Wendell Eaves Sr. Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This collection of superbly edited and arranged papers by many of the nation's premier school board scholars is a treasure chest, with one gem following another. Exactly the right questions are asked, and answered. If you are a school board member, policymaker, researcher, or just care about American?s public schools, read this book. -- Don McAdams, president, Center for Reform of School Systems, Houston
This book raises hard questions about the realities of governance structure for American schools in a period of increased pressure for accountability. -- Richard F. Elmore, Gregory Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education
A must-read for anyone concerned about the future of local school boards and democracy in education. A legitimate concern has risen as federal power under NCLB and state control increase. Many believe local school boards must quickly activate or may become obsolete; it's that critical. This book tells the complex truths about where local school governance is headed! -- Bruce S. Cooper, professor and vice chair, Division of Administration, Policy and Urban Education (APUE), at the Fordham University Graduate Scho, Ph.D., professor and vice chair, Division of Administration, Policy and Urban Education (APUE), at the Fordham University Graduate School of Education, New York City
The research papers contained in this review have powerful information for school board members, scholars, and educational leaders. Though some articles will disturb, others will confirm the importance of school board leadership in transforming public education.... And they all speak to the need for more research and attention to the vital leadership role that school boards must play in achieving educational excellence for every child. -- Anne L. Bryant, executive director emerita, National School Boards Association
This is a very overdue, comprehensive discussion of the importance of school boards in the governance of America's schools. Thomas Alsbury has collected the current thoughts of the most prominent scholars on boards in this volume. It is a must read for superintendents, board members, students and professors of educational leadership. -- Margaret Grogan, department chair and professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia

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