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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-07-30
  • Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction: The Brutal Facts About Instruction and Its Supervision 1(10)
I. Reality and Illusion in Public Schools 11(38)
1. The Buffer
2. Isolation: The Enemy of Improvement
3. Leadership Interrupted: How the Buffer Compromises Supervision
4. Curricular Chaos
II. Literacy Education: The Greatest Opportunity of All 49(54)
5. The Power of Authentic Literacy
6. Authentic Literacy and Intellectual Development
7. The Startling State of Literacy Education
III. Learning and Leading in the Professional Learning Community 103(60)
8. Professional Learning Communities: The Surest, Fastest Path to Instructional Improvement
9. Leadership in the Professional Learning Community
10. Scaling Up: Central Office and State-Level Leadership in the Learning Community
Conclusion: Why Not Us? Why Not Now? 163(2)
Appendix A. Suggestions for Teaching Critical and Argumentative Literacy 165(11)
Appendix B. Start Here for Improving Teaching and Learning 176(5)
Appendix C. Agreements 181(2)
Bibliography 183(9)
Index 192(4)
About the Author 196

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