Building Effective Learning Communities: Strategies for Leadership, Learning, & Collaboration

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Corwin Press, 2006 - Education - 180 pages
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This book enables prospective and practising school and district leaders, teacher leaders, and other educational leaders to learn the skills needed to create collaborative learning communities in which high academic standards are achieved for all. Sullivan and Glanz put forth a framework centered on reflective practice that will help schools to join high academic standards with a collaborative learning community.
 

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About the author (2006)

Susan Sullivan is currently Chair of the Department of Education at the College of Staten Island (CSI), City University of New York (CUNY) where all undergraduate and graduate education programs are under the direction of the Chair. Previously, she was the Chair of the Education Department for six years. She continues to teach post master’s courses in supervision of instruction and educational leadership in the Department leadership program. She is co-principal investigator on an NSF grant that supports the Teacher Education Honors Academy and is a founder of the CSI High School for International Studies. In addition, she is currently planning a leadership program for Chinese school administrators.

Her continued research interests center on supervision of instruction and its alternatives, reflective practice, and the role of leadership and supervision of instruction, in particular, in school transformation, themes on which she continues to write journal articles. In addition to the third edition of Supervision that Improves Teaching and Learning: Strategies and Techniques, she and Jeffrey Glanz have coauthored a staff development book, Supervision in Practice, and are the authors of Building Effective Learning Communities.

Jeffrey Glanz currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for University-School Partnership, Director of the Masters Program and the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University. Prior to coming to YU, Dr. Glanz served as Dean of Graduate Programs and Chair of the Department of Education at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. He also coordinated the educational leadership program that led to New York State certification as a principal and assistant principal. Prior to arriving at Wagner, he served as executive assistant to the president of Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Dr. Glanz held faculty status as a tenured professor in the Department of Instruction and Educational Leadership at Kean University’s College of Education. He was named Graduate Teacher of the Year in 1999 by the Student Graduate Association and was also that year’s recipient of the Presidential Award for Outstanding Scholarship. He served as a teacher and assistant principal in the New York City public schools. He has conducted numerous workshops and seminars internationally. Dr. Glanz has authored, coauthored, and co-edited 20 books and has many peer-reviewed article publications.

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