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Adventures of Charter School Creators : Leading from the Ground Up - Terrence E. Deal

Adventures of Charter School Creators

Leading from the Ground Up

By: Terrence E. Deal (Editor), Guilbert C. Hentschke (Editor)

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Published: 7th October 2004
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Adventures of Charter School Creators takes the reader inside the world of individual educational entrepreneurs who have created charter schools from scratch and lived to tell about it. Drawn from examples across the country, individuals (and a few teams) tell their stories of the victories they enjoyed and the defeats they overcame to create their schools. They include an Episcopal priest working in the Pico-Union community of Los Angeles, a corporate attorney in Miami, a manpower training specialist in East Saint Louis, the chief financial officer of a major African American church in New York City, a retired military officer in North Carolina, as well as experienced school teachers and administrators. From these stories Deal and Hentschke extract and examine the issues of school leadership that are peculiar to those school leaders who have chosen to create schools from scratch. This book: Examines entrepreneurial leadership as a concrete manifestation of school leadership. Sheds light on the concrete differences between leadership in relatively autonomous start-up charters and the relatively dependent traditional schools. Anchors charter school leadership within the context of general (non-education) leadership and distinguishes it from what is typically associated with school leadership today. It describes: The general forces in society which are pushing public K-12 education into market-based initiatives. The general leadership issues of any break-away or start-up enterprise. Will be of interest to all educators.

...a seminal work in the areas of comparative education, educational reform, and academic leadership....Here are stories of failure and success, victories and defeats. ...an impressive work of considered scholarship and a highly recommended contribution to the on-going national dialogue over the advantages and disadvantages of charter schools within private and public education reform movements. * Wisconsin Bookwatch *

New issues in an old industryp. 3
Muddling through enduring issuesp. 20
Guarding the missionp. 35
Growing grass rootsp. 53
New kid on the blockp. 61
A company schoolp. 87
Clawing your wayp. 101
A fast track in Harlemp. 110
A district schoolp. 128
Building on the dreamp. 143
The phoenixp. 164
Planting life practicesp. 180
Owning Wobegonp. 198
No catsp. 207
Darkness before dawnp. 217
A call for leaders of new jobsp. 237
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ISBN: 9781578861668
ISBN-10: 1578861667
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 7th October 2004
Publisher: ScarecrowEducation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.44