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Reframing The Path To School Leadership: A Guide For Teachers and Principals


reviewed by Anthony P. Cavanna 2003

coverTitle: Reframing The Path To School Leadership: A Guide For Teachers and Principals
Author(s): Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal
Publisher: Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 0761946063, Pages: 136, Year: 2002
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The path to school leadership is all about people. There is nothing more important in the field of educational leadership than relationships that people develop around their practice. The more that these associations focus on caring for each other, sustaining personal and collective values and sharpening the skills that improve practice, the more compelling the argument is for increased student achievement. We all know that there is no silver bullet to increasing student achievement. We do know, however, that students do better when the adults involved in the educational process are supported by their administrators, involved in focused professional development activities and are part of a conversation which focuses on improvement both personally and professionally. The educational community is facing a tremendous shortage of trained professionals, teachers, principals and other administrators, to serve in leadership roles in our nation's schools. It is crucial that we nurture and support the pool of candidates that now exists as we look for ways to recruit additional candidates for the future. Our... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 1, 2003, p. 3-7
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10954, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 4:16:39 AM

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  • Anthony Cavanna
    New York University
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    ANTHONY P. CAVANNA is presently at New York University serving as a Professor of Educational Practice working with schools and school districts in the training, retention and development of teachers. His prior service includes experience as a school administrator and teacher in New York and New Jersey. Most recently he was a Superintendent of Schools of the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District in New York State. Dr. Cavanna is a frequent presenter at various local and national conferences and has authored numerous professional articles on school reform. He has served as a consultant to many schools districts in the areas of literacy, mathematics, technology, assessment, standards alignment, school facilities planning, supervisor selection, recruitment and professional development. His research interests include school leadership, governance and reform.
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