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Guthrie, James W.

Works: 114 works in 291 publications in 2 languages and 11,884 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Textbooks  Case studies  Bibliography  Abstracts  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about James W Guthrie
Most widely held works by James W Guthrie
Reinventing public education : how contracting can transform America's schools by Paul T Hill( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a hands-on fashion, the authors provide a thorough explanation of the pros and cons of school contracting and how it would work in practice. They show how contracting would free local school boards from operating schools so they could focus on improving educational policy; how it would allow parents to choose the best school for their children; and, finally, how it would ensure that schools are held accountable and academic standards are met. While retaining a strong public role in education, contracting enables schools to be more imaginative, adaptable, and suited to the needs of children and families. In presenting an alternative vision for America's school, this book cannot be ignored
Encyclopedia of education by James W Guthrie( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first edition, published in 1971, served for the past three decades as the most comprehensive reference source on education. The revised version proves a worthy successor. Its eight volumes contain over 850 articles written or reworked by more than 1,000 contributors. Nearly every article has been completely rewritten, with many new topics added. The six appendixes include information on achievement tests, state departments of education, legislation and court cases important to the field of education, and a 138-page index."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004
Leading schools to success : constructing and sustaining high-performing learning cultures by James W Guthrie( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's missing in education reform in the United States? The answer is leadership--specifically, the ability of school and district leaders to construct and continually nurture a culture of sustained high performance. A true leader needs to have not only a vision of the desired culture but also the skills and information necessary to make that vision a reality. Based in their combined 70 years of classroom and administrative experience, renowned authors James W. Guthrie and Patrick J. Schuermann offer a practice-based approach, grounded in research and theory, to achieving and maintaining an atmosphere of success in schools through effective leadership. --Book Jacket
Worldwide education statistics : enhancing Unesco's role by James W Guthrie( )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schools and inequality by James W Guthrie( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and French and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present educational finance policies can be construed to be in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment. Assisted by the National Urban Coalition, the authors of this book have compiled a great deal of information and analysis on school services in the State of Michigan--information which may typify such services throughout the country. One purpose of the book is to define equality of educational opportunity by exposing the roots of financial inequality. It sets up a conceptual chain that links socioeconomic status, school services, and school achievement with success in later life, showing that poor neighborhoods have poor schools and good education in American is a prerogative of the middle and upper classes. The book concludes with specific proposals for financing schools for equal opportunity and suggests means for implementing such a program, stating that a significant change would be to shift state support from school districts to individual schools as units of expenditure. (Author)
Educational administration and policy : effective leadership for American education by James W Guthrie( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed school : a brief for professional education by Geraldine Jonçich Clifford( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School finance : the economics and politics of public education by Walter I Garms( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for use by students, policy-makers, educational administrators, social scientists, and lay citizens, this book analyzes three basic educational issues: the economics of education, the politics of educational finance, and the "new political economy" of education, which employs economic methods to study those governmental institutions responsible for educational policy. The book is in four parts. The first part, comprising three chapters, discusses the relationship between public policy, the government, and education. The next five chapters, the second section, describe the current organization and patterns of public educational finance in the U.S., including such factors as school organization, teacher associations, tax structures, and federal and state aid systems. The third section, also made up of five chapters, describes proposals for reforming school governance and finance. Of particular importance are schemes calling for state-supported basic education and school site management. The book's fourth section analyzes three special topics: management of capital, urban schools, and higher education. (Pgd)
New models for American education by James W Guthrie( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School finance policies and practices : the 1980s, a decade of conflict by James W Guthrie( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the ideas of several authors who share the viewpoint that social values play an important role in determining financial policies in public schools. The first section reviews the historic and social context of school financing, summarizing U.S. school finance policy from 1955 to 1980 and describing the political environment of school finance policy in the 1980'S. Section Two discusses attempts to create equity in public school finance from a tradition of local control to current conditions under which the state assumes an increasingly active role. The third section describes the role of efficiency in educational policy making and its relationship to concepts of equity and local freedom of choice. This section emphasizes the impact of home life on school achievement. The need for new educational policies to meet the demands of a growing number of families who have expressed dissatisfaction with public schools is discussed in Section Four. The final chapter describes the voucher system as an option for improving the responsiveness of public schools. (Jeh)
Equity in school financing, district power equalizing by James W Guthrie( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the concept of power equalization is the assumption that at any specified tax rate every school district in a State, regardless of wealth, has the same dollar resource level per pupil. A State established schedule of local district funding level choices related to tax rates is essential; however, tax levels are always a product of the political process. Refinements in the concept are effected through pupil weighting, cost-of-living adjustments, and allowances for school construction, transportation, private school enrollments, and windfall gains. One solution to the resistance to property taxes is to equalize revenues through a tax rate/expenditure schedule based on individual personal income rather than on real property. Property, then, would be taxed at a minimum statewide level. The advantages and strengths of district power equalizing when compared to full State aid are discussed, and a compromise plan is suggested. (Author/DW)
Teachers and politics by James W Guthrie( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School finance and education policy : enhancing educational efficiency, equality, and choice by James W Guthrie( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making sense of school budgets : a citizen's guide to local public education spending by Susan Perkins Weston( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern education finance and policy( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful school leadership : planning, politics, performance, and power by James W Guthrie( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The introductory volume in the Peabody Educational Leadership Series, Successful School Leadesrhip, provides readers with a solid overview of the primary topics that current and aspiring leaders will be faced with when making decisions regarding education organizations. Blending leadership theory and practice, this foundational leadership text provides cutting edge content in each of the key domains of responsibility facing current and aspiring school leaders while weaving case studies, current media articles, and reflection points into each chapter to enhance student synthesis and application." "The book is divided into four frames of reference for optimal learning: Planning, Politics, Performance, and Power - the functions with which educational leaders must continually grapple. In each section, readers are presented with information about what school leaders need to know to successfully surmount the modern challenges to education and instruction."--BOOK JACKET
Modern school business administration : a planning approach( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redesigning ERIC : a modern information system for practicing educators by James W Guthrie( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asserting that few teachers can provide examples of how they actually used educational research to shape an instructional decision, this position paper argues that as presently structured, the educational research institution does not appear to be effective in communicating products of its work to practitioners. The paper examines obvious barriers to communication between researchers and practitioners including the tendency of researchers to focus on abstractions (hypotheses, theoretical implications, statistical analyses, etc.) versus practitioners' needs for clear descriptions of instructional methods and curriculum materials, including how well they worked and with what types of student. The formation of a Professional Resources Information Network Computerized for Educators (prince) is proposed to provide teachers with practical information and materials directly tailored to meet specific instructional needs. Prince would parallel eric (the Educational Resources Information Center), the existing information network available to researchers. Following a general discussion of the problem, this document includes the following sections: (1) The Research/Practice Dilemma in eric; (2) The Current eric System; (3) Barriers to Practitioner Use; (4) Attempts to Make the System More Accessible to Practitioners; (5) Can an Information System Help Improve Schools? And (6) prince: Professional Resources Information Network Computerized for Educators. Eighteen references are listed. (Thc)
A nation at risk : a 20-year reappraisal( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rendering school resources more effective : unconventional responses to long-standing issues by James W Guthrie( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Encyclopedia of education
Encyclopedia of educationLeading schools to success : constructing and sustaining high-performing learning culturesSchools and inequalityEducational administration and policy : effective leadership for American educationEd school : a brief for professional educationModern education finance and policySuccessful school leadership : planning, politics, performance, and powerModern school business administration : a planning approach
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Guthrie, James W.

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