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School Leadership that Works: From Research to Results

reviewed by Denise J. Uitto - January 12, 2006

coverTitle: School Leadership that Works: From Research to Results
Author(s): Robert J. Marzano, Timothy Waters, Brian A. McNulty
Publisher: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA
ISBN: 1416602275, Pages: 194, Year: 2005
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The emphasis in all our educational practices is on research-based strategies to ensure student learning and achievement at a level mandated by federal and/or state regulations. Yet in this era of research-based practices, the authors suggest that we do not have a specific body of research that confirms the theories about leadership as they relate to educational practices for our school leaders. Our perception has been that effective school leadership promotes student learning. We must now ask ourselves two questions:  What leadership principles are we talking about? and How do we know whether what school leaders do has any impact on student learning? Researchers have utilized leadership principles from the business world to examine school leaders practices and the impact upon student achievement. Educational research has identified characteristics of successful school leaders but has not adequately identified the relationship between effective school leadership practices and increased student achievement. This book... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 12, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12290, Date Accessed: 9/25/2021 5:23:19 PM

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  • Denise Uitto
    Ashland University
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    DENISE J. UITTO is a practicing elementary school principal in a suburban school. Her professional interests include professional development and school leadership practices. She recently completed her doctoral degree in educational leadership from Ashland University and plans to teach at the college level after retiring from the public school system. =Her dissertation is entitled: Professional Development Standards: Implementation and Challenges in Selected Ohio Schools.
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