The School Administrator

June 1998Books That Made a DifferenceIdeas that resonate in the minds of school leaders

Features

  • Books That Made a Difference


    Eight current and former superintendents comment on books whose ideas have profoundly shaped their approach to school administration. Essays by Ramon Cortines, Thomas McGarry, Thomas A. Hicks, Pi Irwin, Cheryl H. Wilhoyte, Libia Gil, Roland M. Smith and Linton Deck. Also: Book ordering information.

     

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  • Bonding Through Books

    by TERRANCE L. FURIN


    A superintendent in Pennsylvania describes his unique approach to forging a shared philosophy among board members and professional staff through group discussions of great literature. Terry Furin is superintendent of the Owen J. Roberts School District, Pottstown, Pa.

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  • Mastering the Art of Throwing Darts

    by ROBERT E. MILLWARD


    Learning how to hit a moving target may be the most important aspect of your mid-career leadership training. Robert Millward is director of administration and leadership studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa. Also: A resource list on training opportunities.

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  • Private Lives of Public Leaders: A Spousal Perspective

    by Martha Bruckner


    The author’s study uncovers deep concerns over the impact of administrators’ responsibilities on their relationships with spouses and other family members. Martha Bruckner is and assistant professor and chair of the department of educational administration and supervision at University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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  • For Better or Worse

    by HELEN M. SHARP


    The spouse of a former superintendent shares ways of minimizing the ill effects of the job on his or her mate. Helen Sharp is co-author of 100 Case Studies in Educational Administration: Implementing the Standards for School Leaders.

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Profile

    Joseph P. DeJohn by JAY P. GOLDMAN


    Superintendent, Brandywine School District, Wilmington, Del.

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    Departments

    Focus

    Tending To Personal Business: Your Hunt for a New Superintendency by FREDERICK C. WENDEL and LARRY L. DLUGOSH



    Professor of educational administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb., and Larry Dlugosh, chair and associate professor of educational administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

     

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    Guest Column

    Nurturing Needy Youth Through America’s Promise by COLIN L. POWELL



    Chairman, America’s Promise, Alexandria, Va.

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    Guest Column

    School Daze: The Life of a Rural Administrator by JACK LORTS



    Superintendent, Fossil School District No. Fossil, Ore.

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    Federal Dateline

    Keeping the Feds Out of Your Airspace by KARI ARFSTROM



    Legislative specialist, AASA

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    Focus

    A Lasting Collaboration Is More Than a Two-Step Dance by CAROLE LEVINE


    Regional coordinator, Communities In Schools, Chicago, Ill.

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    Guest Column

    A Superintendent’s View From Abroad by WILLIAM DECKER


    Superintendent, American School of Kuwait, Hawalli, Kuwait

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    President's Corner

    The End of a Wonderful Opportunity by Karl V. Hertz



    President, AASA

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