SHOP.AGUARDIENTECLOTHING.COM Books > Reform Policy > Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-Reform Agenda in by Gary L. Anderson

Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-Reform Agenda in by Gary L. Anderson

By Gary L. Anderson

During this well timed and demanding new ebook, Gary Anderson offers a devastating critique of why a managerial function for academic leaders is counterproductive, specially for bettering possibilities for low-income scholars and scholars of colour, and in its place proposes methods of re-theorizing academic management to stress its advocacy position. Advocacy management lays out a post-reform time table that strikes past the neo-liberal, pageant framework to outline a brand new responsibility, a brand new pedagogy, and a brand new management function definition. Drawing on own narrative, discourse research, and interdisciplinary scholarship, Anderson can provide a compelling argument for the necessity to movement clear of present inauthentic and inequitable techniques to varsity reform so as to jump-start a talk approximately an alternate imaginative and prescient of schooling this day.

Show description

Read or Download Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-Reform Agenda in Education (Critical Social Thought) PDF

Best reform & policy books

School Choice in the Real World: Lessons from Arizona Charter Schools

College selection is the main observed reform of yankee public schooling, but writings approximately selection stay hugely speculative simply because no kingdom has followed a unfastened marketplace method of education--until now. The constitution university is quick changing into essentially the most major makes an attempt at public schooling reform during this nation.

Education And Democracy

This e-book examines significantly the information and function of Paulo Freire as secretary of schooling in Brazil within the early Nineties, in the course of the socialist democratic management of the employees’ get together in São Paulo. With an emphasis on idea, the authors speak about the relationships among the nation and social routine in addition to the relationships among lecturers and curriculum reform.

Using Research Evidence in Education: From the Schoolhouse Door to Capitol Hill

This publication incorporates a set of rigorous and obtainable reports related to “research proof” from numerous degrees and academic vantage issues. It additionally offers the reader with considerate commentaries from prime thinkers within the box. The advanced technique of buying, studying, and utilizing learn proof makes for a wealthy and below tested sector in academic study, perform and policymaking.

Women's Agency and Educational Policy: The Experiences of the Women of Kilome, Kenya

This attention-grabbing e-book examines rural African women's reports of schooling in Kilome, Kenya, offering engrossing, and in many instances heartbreaking, testimony at the cultural, old, social, fiscal, and political elements that experience formed, and proceed to form, women's academic and fiscal possibilities there.

Extra resources for Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-Reform Agenda in Education (Critical Social Thought)

Example text

I told them not to confuse test prep with education, and we bonded around our plot to outwit the test. Together we were “getting over” on the system. Though at the tender age of 25, I was, in many ways, naïve and paternalistic, I saw myself as their advocate in a world in which few were looking out for their welfare. But, at a broader level, I had only a partial understanding of the vast economic and political changes that were occurring around us during the 1970s and 1980s, changes we would later refer to with terms like the new economy, new capitalism, and neoliberalism.

School Reform, Authenticity, and Advocacy • 25 But everyone, from Left to Right, from the academy to the school house, was optimistic that public schools could be made to work better for teachers and for children and that they could be changed. In fact, a whole new field of study, “educational change,” was created to better understand how to break the code of the seemingly intractable grammar of schooling. But until recently, it was assumed that however we succeeded in improving schooling, it would be in the context of core values of a system of public schooling aimed at making opportunity available to all American children.

Although I do not believe this period is big business’s finest hour, I am also not interested in writing an antibusiness book. I have actually owned two (not very successful) small businesses myself, and believe in a vibrant private sector economy. The book does, however, argue against the inappropriate transfer of ideas from one sector to another (see Cuban, 2004, for a more extensive discussion of this). While the book is scholarly, I do not believe that scholars have to be neutral when making an argument for 16 • Advocacy Leadership or against something.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.97 of 5 – based on 29 votes