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Revitalizing Curriculum Leadership
Inspiring and Empowering Your School Community

Second Edition


January 2004 | 248 pages | Corwin

"This second edition is a must read for educational leaders. Brubaker's emphasis on 'inner curriculum' is close to my heart and depicts the spirit of becoming an inspired curriculum leader. Administrators and teachers should read this book at least once a year!"
-Deborah Wortham, Director, Department of Professional Development
Baltimore City Public School System, MD

"This book touches the soul of the reader who wants to transcend testing."
-Lawrence Simon, Professor
Elon University

"Revitalizing Curriculum Leadership helped our faculty reexamine assessment and create a productive learning community."
-Kirk Gaddy, Principal
St. Katharine School, Baltimore, MD

The time has come to rediscover your own authority!

When we learn, we learn through our own experiences. So when we teach, how do we incorporate our own invaluable life lessons into a state-mandated curriculum? Dale Brubaker's Revitalizing Curriculum Leadership provides an innovative and liberating solution to this problem. In this updated resource, Brubaker tells why educators need to move beyond the traditional quest for higher test scores. He offers a framework for teachers to develop an "inner curriculum," in which a person uses his or her own values, passions, and life lessons to enhance an already-established course of study.

The author provides guidelines to help teachers take a leadership position in communities. When formula and mandate threaten to dominate educational policy, Brubaker offers an exciting vision of what it means to inspire learning and empower leaders! Revitalizing Curriculum Leadership includes:

  • Six new appendices to help you fashion your own inner curriculum
  • Two new chapters detailing practical methods for developing leadership in teaching and learning communities
  • Self-appraisal inventories designed to develop your own "sense of calling" in your vocation so that you can stay on track
  • Real-life case analyses illustrating each chapter's key concepts 

R. Murray Thomas
Foreword to the 2nd Edition
Louis J. Rubin
Foreword to the 1st Edition
 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
Prologue: A Cautionary Tale
 
Part I. The Meaning of Curriculum
 
1. Introduction: Developing One's Own Curriculum
 
2. Defining Inner and Outer Curriculum
 
Part II. Education as Vocation: How a "Sense of Calling" Influences Curriculum Development
 
3. Learning From Your Professional Autobiography
 
4. Looking Forward to Work: The Power of Wanting to Be There
 
5. Keeping the Fire in Your Vocation
 
Part III. Curriculum Development Can Make a DIfference
 
6. Creative Curriculum Leadership in Practice
 
7. Civility in Leadership:The Ultimate Difference
 
8. Creative Learning Communities
 
9. Teacher Leaders
 
Appendices
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

"This second edition is a must read for educational leaders. Brubaker's emphasis on 'inner curriculum' is close to my heart and depicts the spirit of becoming a creative curriculum leader. Administrators and teachers should read this book at least once a year!"

Deborah Wortham, Director, Department of Professional Development
Baltimore City Public School System, MD

"This book touches the soul of the reader who wants to transcend testing."

Lawrence Simon, Professor
Elon University

Creative Curriculum Leadership helped our faculty re-examine assessment and create a productive learning community.”

Kirk Gaddy, Principal
St. Katharine School, Baltimore, MD
Key features

 

  • Practical strategies that will help you improve your school's curricula in a substantial, meaningful way (as opposed to quick fixes that raise test scores temporarily, but don't result in genuine learning or sustained improvement).
  • Numerous field-tested case studies that will stimulate thinking and discussion, and illustrate how to bridge theory and practice.
  • Self-appraisal inventories that will help you recognize where you have been, where you are now, and where you would like to be in the future.

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