"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
"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