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Challenges, Challenges, Challenges by Richard P Gousha Ed D
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The four volumes of A Portrait in Educational Leadership are not a research study. The volumes are chronological detailed descriptions of activities and experiences the author encountered in positions of educational leadership. They are in essence, a window into a lifetime of adventures in educational leadership. Such positions included Superintendent of Schools in rural, small town, suburban, state and a large city, and Dean of School of Education, and Professor at a major university. The detailed chronological recording was made possible by utilizing newspaper articles, speeches, letters, and memory triggered by such sources. Volume one (1923 - 1963) includes family background, years of schooling, military service and records events and experiences in Gilboa, McCutchenville, Woodville, Amherst and Cuyahoga Falls in Ohio. Volume two records events and experiences in the State of Delaware. Volume three records events and experiences in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Greater detail of both the events, recommendations of the Superintendent and the action taken by the Board of School Directors can be found by referring to seven years (1967-1974) of published documents titled Proceedings of the School Board. Volume four records events and activities experienced as Dean and Professor of Education at Indiana University in Bloomington-Indianapolis, Indiana. The working experiences in all four volumes detail the events that were encountered and the action that was taken. In the final chapter of volume four, the author shares commonalities, reflections, observations, beliefs and questions encountered in the four volumes, to provide a learning exercise for aspiring educational leaders.

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Richard P. Gousha attended public schools in Maryland, graduated from Heidelburg College (B.A. 1947), Western Reserve University (M.A. 1949) and Indiana University (Ed.D. 1960). He was Superintendent of Schools for 26 years between 1948 and 1974. He was State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the State of Delaware (1963-1967) and Superintendent of Schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1968-1974) before becoming Dean of the School of Indiana University School of Education from 1974-1980 and Professor from 1980 until retirement in 1994. Among other awards, he was the recipient of the American Association of School Administrators (A.A.S.A) Distinguished Service Award in Education Administration. He retired in 1994 and currently resides in Saratoga, California.
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April 8th, 2018
Illustrations, black and white
Pete's Publishing
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