Planning and Changing

Planning and Changing is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1/2, 2005

Achieving Professional Community in Schools: The Administrator Challenge
IntroductionTeachers, administrators and policy makers at all levels of public education remain challenged to devise more effective ways to optimize teacher performance and, thereby, student achievement. Numerous professional organizations and teacher...
Are Charter Schools Effective?
Background for the StudyWithin the context of continual dissatisfaction with American public schools, charter school proponents view charter schools as a viable reform mechanism. At the heart of their reform potential is a degree of exemption from state...
Idea Writing: Generating Solutions for Effective Change
IntroductionThe purpose of this case study is to consider a group strategy, Idea Writing, that will allow organizational leaders to gather qualitative results to both small and large questions which can help their organization to move forward. Idea Writing...
Reconceptualizing School Leader Learning: Blurring the Lines between Staff Development and University-Based Principal Preparation Programs
Currently, considerable difference exists between learning experiences for school administrators at the pre-service and in-service stages in their careers. Individuals aspiring to formal school leadership roles participate in learning experiences that...
Recruiting Teachers into a Career as School Counselor in a School Reform Environment
IntroductionOne of the most critical responsibilities accorded to educational leaders and administrators is the task of planning the staffing of schools and school districts with the qualified professionals required to deliver high quality educational...
Retire-Rehire Policy in State Pension Programs for School Administrators
IntroductionPolicy changes in state pension programs for public school educators typically affect not only current and future retirees, but also social conditions (Deaton, 1989), labor market forces (Clark, Craig, & Wilson, 2003), and professional...
Student Assessment: What Do Superintendents Need to Know?
The days when a public school superintendent could be successful by being a good organizational manager are over. Throughout the 1990s and into the first decade of the twenty-first century a transformation of the superintendency has occurred where school...
Teacher Evaluation: Principals' Insights and Suggestions for Improvement
IntroductionIn the twenty-first century, school improvement is the focal point for educational leadership. Improvement must take the form of higher student achievement test scores, an engaging classroom that meets the needs of all learners, and a more...