Sponsored by the National Network for Educational Renewal
Introduction by John I. Goodlad
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:
Enculturate the young in a democracy
∗ Ensure access to knowledge for all students
∗ Provide caring and effective pedagogy
Exercise responsible stewardship of schools
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.
BACKGROUND AND MISSION.
Agenda for Education in a Democracy (G. Fenstermacher).
Developing Leadership for Educational Renewal (W. Smith).
ADVANCING THE AGENDA: THE CORE CURRICULUM.
"To Ourselves and Our Posterity": Enculturating the Young into a Democracy (R. Soder).
On Knowledge and Its Place in the Human Conversation (G. Fenstermacher).
Access to Knowledge (M. Bailey).
Voicing Democracy in an Imperfect World: Toward a Public Pedagogy of Nurture (D. Kerr).
Serving as Moral Stewards of the Schools (W. Smith).
DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP: CASE STUDIES.
The Hawaii School University Partnership (A. Port).
The Metropolitan St. Louis Consortium for Educational Renewal (K. Rasch).
The Nebraska Network for Educational Renewal (M. Hadley & J. Surface).
Montclair University and the New Jersey Network for Educational Renewal (T. Jacobowitz & N. Michelli).
The South Carolina Summer Institute of Leaders (B. Gottesman).
The Utah Associates Program for Leaders (R. Patterson & K. Hughes).
LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.
What Changed over Time and Why (W. Smith).
The Impact of the Leadership Program (W. Smith).
"This book is a bulletin from the frontiers of educational renewal. The authors not only report their thoughts and efforts, but show how to sustain moral and compassionate education for democracy at all levels. Leadership for Educational Renewal makes a forceful case for rebuilding democracy from the schools up." (Stanley N. Katz, professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University)
"Without the strength of public schools, this experiment of democracy would not have Andured as long as it has. It is this notion––the democratic purposes of public education––that has been captured and explained in Leadership for Educational Renewal. Educators and politicians should read this book. It is a thoughtful and clear blueprint for the educational renewal necessary to strengthen our public schools." (Julie Underwood, general counsel, National School Boards Association)
"This book makes a compelling case for the increasingly critical need to prepare students for democracy and includes powerful examples of how to meet this challenge in our public schools." (Janice M. Reeder, codirector, Northwest Center, Coalition of Essential Schools)