Snapshots of School Leadership in the 21st Century
In the book, we provide snapshots describing this critically important time in our nation when federal educational policy implementation has been at a level previously unheard of in the United States. We present a chapter on the design and method of Voices 3, eight chapters on analyses of the focus-group discussions, and two invited chapters that provide a review and critique of our work. The chapters will be excellent resources for professors of educational leadership as we respond to the changing environment and improve preparation programs for superintendents and principals. We also see the book as a good resource for practitioners who desire to take the pulse of their colleagues in the field to see common concerns across various issues. Finally, it will be useful to policy makers as they consider the impact of their decisions on the implementation phases in districts and schools. With this book, you are receiving access to the 27 focus-group transcripts on which the chapters are based. Instructors of qualitative research may find these data useful in their classes, e.g., for students to practice different types of data analysis and coding.
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