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Holding Sacred Ground: Essays on Leadership, Courage, and Endurance in our Schools


reviewed by LaVern Burmeister — 2004

coverTitle: Holding Sacred Ground: Essays on Leadership, Courage, and Endurance in our Schools
Author(s): Carl D. Glickman
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787956716, Pages: 362, Year: 2003
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Carl Glickman’s work has informed educational research in substantial ways for more than a quarter of a century.  In Holding Sacred Ground: Essays on Leadership, Courage, and Endurance in Our Schools, Glickman presents a collection of recent essays that respond to the question, “What must school leaders think about and practice if all students are to have a truly democratic education; an education that equips each student with the knowledge, skills, and applications to become a wise, caring, and participatory citizen of an improving democratic society?” (p. xvii).  He describes research findings and personal beliefs about the roles and responsibilities of school leaders, democratic educational opportunities for students, and progressive teaching/learning formats in which students can develop personal responsibility and compassion as citizens of a democracy.  The essays support a much needed human caring perspective in the current sterile climate of high stakes testing and prescribed curriculum.   The collection is organized into six parts, each addressing an essential aspect of the question.  In Part One, “Great Schools,” Glickman situates... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 8, 2004, p. 1516-1519
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11269, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 7:07:34 AM

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  • LaVern Burmeister
    California State University, San Bernardino
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    LaVERN BURMEISTER, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor in the Educational Administration Program; Coordinator of the Professional Administrative Services Credential Program; lead faculty member for the Educational Leadership course; California State University, San Bernardino. Research interests include educational leadership, preparation of school administrators, and the impact of relationships on quality education. Current projects include a yearlong qualitative study of student/student and teacher/student relationships in a 7th grade literacy class and the impact of the relationships on student learning.
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