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Barth, Roland S.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 94 publications in 1 language and 3,898 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: LA217, 371.010973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roland S Barth
Improving schools from within : teachers, parents, and principals can make the difference by Roland S Barth( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the potential improvement to schools that strengthened relationships between teachers, parents, and principals could produce, discussing communication, teachers and principals as learners, and how to build a "community of learners."
Open education and the American school by Roland S Barth( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, an elementary school principal, describes his own experiences in an urban open school program that fell far short of its goals despite ample funding and the enthusiastic participation of a group of young teachers committed to the approach. After reviewing assumptions about learning and knowledge and about the role of the teacher in the open school, he presents a case study based on his own experience. He concludes that the open educators were in large part at fault in the failure of the school because they tried to impose their own ideas about education on a quite different culture; also, they did not give parents enough time to accept the premises of open education. The central message of the case study is that the forms, the intensity, and the extent of resistance to change of public schools in the direction of open education are educational constants. Most parents' concepts of quality education are along the lines of the traditional, rigorous, transmission-of-knowledge model. They want the schools to help their child succeed (get a job, or get into a good college). They prefer not to risk that goal for an experiment in open education. An annotated bibliography is included. (Jk)
Run school run by Roland S Barth( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons learned : shaping relationships and the culture of the workplace by Roland S Barth( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays and personal reflections stems from the author's experiences as an educator and sailor. He attempts to draw parallels between the schoolhouse and the sailboat to glean lessons on how to perform in the workplace. Through anecdotes and sketches, the author furnishes two sets of "rules" on how to be a good team member, how to be an effective leader, and how to contribute to an enlightened and empowered work culture. The first set, called "cruising rules," are the norms of personal behavior required for individuals to stay on speaking, even friendly, terms while confined together for an indefinite period in close quarters at sea. They include such aphorisms as "Any story worth telling is worth telling often"; "Be careful who you get into a boat with"; and"Too many captains spoil the brine." The second set, called "working rules," are the norms of personal and professional behavior required for individuals in the workplace to stay on friendly terms and, in addition, produce a distinguished product. They include such maxims as "Our strengths may become our weaknesses"; "There is no reward for punishment"; and "Underpromise and overdeliver." (Wfa)
A bibliography of open education by Roland S Barth( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Open education" is used here to designate a general approach to teaching and learning which presumes the child's right and competence to make important decisions; views the teacher more as a facilitator of learning than a transmitter of knowledge; encompasses ideas such as vertical or "family" grouping; and offers flexibility of time, administration, and space, an environment rich in manipulative materials, and abundant alternatives and choice for students. This bibliography is designed to provide a starting place for those interested in open education and to make available to those already familiar with these ideas and practices an extensive resource which will assist further exploration. It is divided into three sections--books and articles, films, and periodicals--and each of the 265 annotated entries is listed under its appropriate category alphabetically by author. The publisher or distributor is included with each entry and complete addresses are also provided in a separate list. An index provides access to entries both by author and title. (Author/SH)
Guide for instructional leaders( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cruising rules : relationships at sea by Roland S Barth( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teacher leader by Roland S Barth( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet describes the work of teacher leaders. Section 1, "The Teacher Leaders," describes today's teacher leadership. Section 2, "What Is Teacher Leadership?" Explains that all teachers have leadership potential, and when teachers lead, principals extend their own capacity, students live in a democratic community of learners, and schools benefit from better decision making. Section 3, "Impediments," examines barriers to teacher leadership (E.G., lack of time and energy and resistant colleagues). Section 4, "Opportunities," discusses means through which some teachers are positively and significantly influencing their schools as leaders (E.G., leading by following, joining the team, and leading by example). Section 5, "The Principal," discusses barriers that some principals pose to leadership, highlighting ways that some principals encourage a culture of leadership (relinquishing power, trusting teachers, empowering teachers, and sharing failures and successes with teachers). Section 6, "Teachers and Principals," explains that the potential residing in teacher leadership to benefit schools and teachers will be realized only when many means exist to acknowledge and value personal and positional authority within the school. Section 7, "a Different Future," discusses what future teacher leaders will need to know and be able to do. (Sm)
The principal learner : a work in progress by Roland S Barth( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open education by Roland S Barth( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generations at school : building an age-friendly learning community by Suzette Lovely( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helps school leaders cultivate improvement-driven, cross-age learning communities by providing case studies, workplace alternatives, and easy-to-apply strategies to promote cross-generational collaboration
Tales of the intracoastal waterway : an account of a passage from the Florida Keys to Cape Cod on a seventeen foot catboat by Roland S Barth( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's worth fighting for in the principalship? by Michael Fullan( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World-renowned for his expert advice on school change, Michael Fullan has completely revised and updated this classic work written directly to principals. In the years since publication of the first edition, policymakers and school reformers have pointed increasingly to the school principal as the most important agent of needed change in our schools. Along with this recognition, principals are now expected to do even more within their already overloaded schedules. With a sense of urgency that will spur principals into action, this second edition is more targeted, more specific, and provides more concrete examples from the field to reveal a new agenda for school leaders. Michael Fullan incisively characterizes the current state of the principalship and furnishes updated Action Guidelines to help school and district leaders work for meaningful change."--Jacket
Are you sure you're the principal? : a guide for new and aspiring leaders by Susan Villani( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated for new and experienced principals, this resource provides personal stories, practical advice, a new chapter on career fulfillment, and study guides for professional development
Learning to lead : the dynamics of the high school principalship by Gordon A Donaldson( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open education: assumptions about children, learning, and knowledge by Roland S Barth( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The school administrator by Roland S Barth( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two participants in a Wingspread conference sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administrators (UCEA) and the Johnson Foundation address the needs, qualifications, and preparation of American school administrators. Included is a description of the work and mission of the National Commission on Excellence in Educational Administration
Learning by Heart. the Jossey-Bass Education Series by Roland S Barth( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book shows educators how to transform a school's culture so it welcomes learning. It offers important conditions in a school's culture that support the renewal of the school and those who live and work there. The book discusses what truly makes a difference for students in schools, asking questions to guide teachers in daily practice. It shows teachers and administrators how to build a community of learners and leaders; create conditions for learning; examine conditions and hidden capacities that can promote continuous learning and change; and inspire and challenge the notion of the schoolhouse and the people who work there. Throughout the book, several conditions for learning encourage high expectations, risk taking, playfulness, inventive irreverence, and a lifelong love of learning. Fifteen chapters discuss: (1) "Thinking Otherwise"; (2) "Culture in Question"; (3) "a Community of Learners"; (4) "Information Rich and Experience Poor"; (5) "Exploration"; (6) "Craft Knowledge"; (7) "Reflection"; (8) "Teacher Leadership"; (9) "Impediments and Opportunities"; (10) "Teachers and Principals"; (11) "On Becoming a Principal"; (12) "Conditions for Learning"; (13) "Some Questions"; (14) "Risk"; and (15) "Coming To a Vision." Two appendices offer a letter to parents and some thoughts on conditions for learning in any school setting. (Sm)
Strategic listening for school leaders by Jeannine S Tate( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This practitioner friendly book concentrates on the importance of strategic listening as a critical interpersonal skill for school leaders in guiding their organizations
Mentoring and induction programs that support new principals by Susan Villani( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This insightful resource examines how well new principals are prepared and supported, reviews numerous model programs, and offers innovative solutions to develop a mentoring or induction program
 
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Improving schools from within : teachers, parents, and principals can make the difference
Alternative Names
Barth, Roland S.

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Run school runLessons learned : shaping relationships and the culture of the workplaceCruising rules : relationships at seaGenerations at school : building an age-friendly learning communityTales of the intracoastal waterway : an account of a passage from the Florida Keys to Cape Cod on a seventeen foot catboatWhat's worth fighting for in the principalship?Are you sure you're the principal? : a guide for new and aspiring leadersLearning to lead : the dynamics of the high school principalship