In the course of a day teachers must be prepared to resolve countless contradictions and make many decisions, necessitating excellent `people skills'. The authors use case studies to help teachers develop these skills and to stimulate teachers to make informed decisions that can have a lasting effect on their professional and personal effectiveness. This book gives teachers the information they need to better understand how schools work and how they can improve the way they function as teachers. The authors describe key variables and operational guidelines for decision making and how teachers can function as creative leaders.
Dale L. Brubaker is Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also served on the faculties of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He received his doctorate in foundations of education from Michigan State University. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on education and educational leadership, including CREATIVE CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP (Corwin), STAYING ON TRACK, (Corwin), and CREATIVE SURVIVAL IN EDUCATIONAL BUREAUCRACIES.