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Living on the Edge of Chaos: Leading Schools into the Global Age

Snyder, Karolyn J.;Acker-Hocevar, Michele;Snyder, Kristen

Published by Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.: Asq Pr, 1999
ISBN 10: 0873894596 / ISBN 13: 9780873894593
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Title: Living on the Edge of Chaos: Leading Schools...

Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.: Asq Pr

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

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Synopsis: Drawing from their many years of experience in education, authors Karolyn Snyder, Michele Acker-Hocevar, and Kristen Snyder have written a breakthrough book on the transformation of schools. Living on the Edge of Chaos: Leading Schools into the Global Age explores the many challenges facing educators in a rapidly changing world with a diversifying population and diminishing resources. The authors examine the evolution of education and identify many of the hurdles that prevent schools from succeeding, such as bureaucratic obstacles, increased testing, and poor internal communication. Many of these problems can be corrected through the use of more systematic approaches. Living on the Edge of Chaos discusses the methods used to overcome these obstacles and provides ways to increase overall student performance.

Through the use of the Education Quality Benchmark System, Living on the Edge of Chaos provides the tools and information necessary to lead schools in this age of global transformation. The book establishes a solid relationship between Quality work cultures and student achievement trends. By using the quality tools presented in the book, school leaders will see an improvement in the transfer of information and as a result, increased performance by students. Schools that have implemented the Education Quality Benchmark System have seen an overall improvement in student performances on standardized state tests.

About the Author: Karolyn J. Snyder has been teaching for 40 years, beginning in elementary education and working up to the college level. She is currently a professor of education at the University of South Florida, where she has been teaching for the past 10 years. She received her Ph.D. in educational administration from Texas Tech University and her Masters in psychoeducational processes from Temple University.

Michele Acker-Hocevar has been involved in education for nearly 25 years. Her positions have included teaching at the elementary school level, school administration, and her current position as an assistant professor of administration and education leadership at the University of Alabama. She received her Ph.D. in curriculum administration from the University of South Florida and her masters in educational administration from the University of Idaho.

Kristen M Snyder received her Ph.D. from University of South Florida, where she received an interdisciplinary degree in leadership and organizational studies and research and evaluation methods. She is currently on the visiting faculty research at South Florida University, working on the Educational Quality Benchmark System.

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