The Authors. 1 Our Urban Schools. 2 The Legal, Political, and Fiscal Landscape. 3 Serving Urban School Children ( Janice E. Jackson ). 4 Managing People. 5 Urban School Leadership Skills. 6 Challenges Facing the Next Generation of Urban School Leaders. 7 Conclusion. Index.
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This latest volume in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series shows what urban leadership looks like from the inside. The authors have been leaders in big city schools and understand the unique managerial, instructional, and political tasks of this role. Effectively combining research literature with practical lessons, Urban School Leadership engages the reader with discussion questions and in-depth analysis of various leadership topics, such as: improving student achievement, working with unions, maintaining and developing resources, and building community. Most important, it offers stories of real school leaders whose successes and missteps reveal the inherent "messiness" of this difficult job. (source: Nielsen Book Data)