Curriculum Leadership Development: A Guide for Aspiring School Leaders

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L. Erlbaum Associates, 2007 - Education - 274 pages
Curriculum Leadership Development is an up-to-date, user-friendly textbook offering unique approaches to help readers understand the complexity of curriculum leadership. It is grounded in current and relevant theory, research, legislation, and application in the closely related areas of curriculum leadership, development, and scholarship. The text solidifies the concepts of curriculum and leadership in experiential learning contexts, and promotes democratic action and critical thinking.
 
Author Carol A. Mullen uses a descriptive, qualitative approach that integrates case study, data analysis, personal reflection, and lessons learned. Among the most important elements of the book are:
*the inclusion of the voice and curricular experiences of the professional student who is a seasoned teacher or beginning adminstrator;
*detailed illustrations of practitioners’ experiences as curriculum makers and action researchers;
*an articulation of the links among curriculum development, constructivist curricula, and mentoring scaffolds; and
*practical exercises to accompany case studies.
 
Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in education will find this textbook of value in their coursework, as will curriculum professionals who teach practicing teachers.

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Carol A. Mullen, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and a graduate of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Dr. Mullen specializes in curriculum leadership, graduate student development, and mentoring theory and practice. She supervises the Writers-in-Training (WIT), a thriving doctoral cohort. Dr. Mullen has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and, as guest editor, twelve special issues of academic journals. This award-winning researcher has also published nine other academic books. Dr. Mullen is editor of the refereed international journal, Mentoring & Tutoring.

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