From the AgAnda for Education in a Democracy SeriesSponsored by the National Network for Educational RenewalIntroduction by John I. Goodlad This volume from the AgAnda for Education in a Democracy series introduces the four-part mission that guides the National Network for Educational Renewal's agAnda: Enculturate the young in a democracy* Ensure access to knowledge for all students* Provide caring and effective pedagogy Exercise responsible stewardship of schoolsUsing real-life case examples from an innovative national leadership program and its local and regional affiliates, the authors demonstrate why effective leadership is essential to advancing this vital agAnda and how leadership capacity and commitment can be cultivated. From curriculum to evaluation, this important guide outlines the core concepts and winning strategies for building leadership skills in school administrators, teachers, teacher educators, and other university faculty.
WILMA F. SMITH is an educational consultant, a senior associate of the Institute for Educational Inquiry, and former superintAndent of schools for the Mercer Island School District in Washington. GARY D FENSTERMACHER is professor of education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a senior fellow of the Institute for Educational Inquiry.[NOTE: There should be NO period after his middle initial.]