From the AgAnda for Education in a Democracy Series<br> <br> Sponsored by the National Network for Educational Renewal<br> <br> Introduction by John I. Goodlad<br> <br> This volume from the AgAnda for Education in a Democracy series introduces the four-part mission that guides the National Network for Educational Renewal's agAnda:<br> <br> Enculturate the young in a democracy<br> * Ensure access to knowledge for all students<br> * Provide caring and effective pedagogy<br> Exercise responsible stewardship of schools<br> <br> Using real-life case examples from an innovative national leadership program and its local and regional affiliates, the authors demonstrate why effective leadership is essential to advancing this vital agAnda and how leadership capacity and commitment can be cultivated. From curriculum to evaluation, this important guide outlines the core concepts and winning strategies for building leadership skills in school administrators, teachers, teacher educators, and other university faculty.
"This collection of engaging essays on developing leadership forrenewal reveals that compelling ideas, self-reflection, moralcommitment, and democratic ideals are keys to success. This bookprovides the foundation for developing this leadership and showshow to get there. A must read for anyone interested in leadershipdevelopment." (Thomas J. Sergiovanni, Lillian Radford Professor ofEducation and Administration and senior fellow, Center forEducational Leadership, Trinity University)
"This book is a bulletin from the frontiers of educational renewal.The authors not only report their thoughts and efforts, but showhow to sustain moral and compassionate education for democracy atall levels. Leadership for Educational Renewal makes a forcefulcase for rebuilding democracy from the schools up." (Stanley N.Katz, professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and InternationalAffairs, Princeton University)
"Without the strength of public schools, this experiment ofdemocracy would not have Andured as long as it has. It is thisnotion--the democratic purposes of public education--that has beencaptured and explained in Leadership for Educational Renewal.Educators and politicians should read this book. It is a thoughtfuland clear blueprint for the educational renewal necessary tostrengthen our public schools." (Julie Underwood, general counsel, National School Boards Association)
"This book makes a compelling case for the increasingly criticalneed to prepare students for democracy and includes powerfulexamples of how to meet this challenge in our public schools."(Janice M. Reeder, codirector, Northwest Center, Coalition ofEssential Schools)