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The Daily Disciplines of Leadership: How to Improve Student Achievement, Staff Motivation, and Personal Organization


reviewed by Steve Jenkins July 17, 2007

coverTitle: The Daily Disciplines of Leadership: How to Improve Student Achievement, Staff Motivation, and Personal Organization
Author(s): Douglas B. Reeves
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787987670 , Pages: 272, Year: 2007
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As many school districts throughout the nation end the school year, school leaders are reviewing and responding to publicity surrounding student performance on high stakes tests. Those of us who have served as campus and district leaders know that accountability should not solely focus on high stakes tests. Reeves’ critical text will help every leader effectively create a campus community of learners with high expectations and instructional leadership with an emphasis on authentic assessment. Doug Reeves’ leadership prescriptions are timeless. Reeves explains in his new preface to this text that “Daily Disciplines are relevant today and are reinforced by large-scale research and numerous case studies” (p. xiii). Six essential ideas have emerged from his research and prescriptions: • Leadership and management are inseparable; • Accountability is more than test scores; • Leadership leverage is the key to maximizing results in an era of higher expectations and limited resources; • Feedback is as important for adults as it is... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 17, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14550, Date Accessed: 1/20/2018 11:49:07 AM

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  • Steve Jenkins
    University of Texas of the Permian Basin
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    DR. STEVE JENKINS is currently serving on the editorial review boards for the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Yearbook, as well as a reviewer for AASA's School Administrator and AERA's annual presentations. Recent journal articles publications have focused on literacy education for school administrators, IDEA and NCLB, and Accountability and Charter School Leadership. He also contributed two chapters on "Education Rights" and "First Amendment and Government" for Civil Rights in America :1500 to Present edited by Jay Siegler, Gale Publishing. A booklet for school administrators focusing on religious issues in Texas public schools will be published this fall by the Texas Freedom Network.
 
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