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Murphy, Joseph 1949-

Works: 70 works in 289 publications in 1 language and 16,756 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Literature  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joseph Murphy
Approaches to administrative training in education( )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The educator's handbook for understanding and closing achievement gaps by Joseph Murphy( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book synthesizes the research in the field to help head teachers understand the achievement gap and provides strategies to address the external society factors and internal school factors that contribute to this issue
Connecting teacher leadership and school improvement by Joseph Murphy( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Increase student learning by developing teacher leaders! This is the first book to synthesize theoretical, empirical, and practice-based literature in order to provide a comprehensive look at what is known about teacher leadership and what works to support it. The first part of the book explores the core concepts of teacher leadership, while the second part shows readers how to establish the context in their school or district to cultivate and support teacher leaders. A vital tool for school improvement, this volume covers such important topics as: The principal's critical role in supporti
The educational leadership challenge : redefining leadership for the 21st century( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I of the National Society for the Study of Education's 101st yearbook explores the changing context of educational leadership in the twenty-first century through the lenses of school improvement, social justice, and democratic community. Authors discuss topics such as leadership roles for teachers, principals, and superintendents; rethinking professional development for school leaders; school improvement processes for building instructional capacity; and the evolving role of leadership in education over time
Homelessness comes to school by Joseph Murphy( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents research regarding the history of homelessness and the plight of homeless children, discusses school programs that address the problem, and examines how individuals in the community can aid in the education of homeless children
Theory of literature and other critical writings by Sōseki Natsume( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) was the foremost Japanese novelist of the twentieth century, known for such highly acclaimed works as Kokoro, Sanshiro, and I Am a Cat . Yet he began his career as a literary theorist and scholar of English literature. In 1907, he published Theory of Literature, a remarkably forward-thinking attempt to understand how and why we read. The text anticipates by decades the ideas and concepts of formalism, structuralism, reader-response theory, and postcolonialism, as well as cognitive approaches to literature that are only now gaining traction. Employing the cutting-edge approaches of contemporary psychology and sociology, Soseki created a model for studying the conscious experience of reading literature as well as a theory for how the process changes over time and across cultures. Along with Theory of Literature, this volume reproduces a later series of lectures and essays in which Soseki continued to develop his theories. By insisting that literary taste is socially and historically determined, Soseki was able to challenge the superiority of the Western canon, and by grounding his theory in scientific knowledge, he was able to claim a universal validity
Restructuring schools : capturing and assessing the phenomena by Joseph Murphy( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, a series of research studies reported that American schools had failed to produce literate and numerate graduates. This shortcoming was linked to the nation's declining economic position in the world marketplace, which led to a widespread, intensive school-restructuring movement. Drawing on multiple perspectives, the purpose of this book is to capture what has been learned to date about restructuring schools. Chapter 1 examines the impetus for rebuilding American schools by reviewing the classical arguments for organizational decentralization as well as more school-specific forces supporting reform. The second chapter provides an overview of restructuring and discusses the reasons why the restructured-schools movement represents a significant change in thinking about education. Chapters 3-5 deal specifically with major components of educational restructuring, including work redesign, organization and governance structures, and educational processes. The final chapter presents a critical examination of restructuring and the issues requiring further treatment as well as those factors that need to be addressed if change is to flourish. (Contains 290 references.) (Lmi)
Homeschooling in America : capturing and assessing the movement by Joseph Murphy( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do families choose to educate their children at home, and how do the reasons vary among different groups?
Handbook of research on educational administration : a project of the American Educational Research Association( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the principalship : metaphorical themes, 1920s-1990s by Lynn G Beck( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The productive high school : creating personalized academic communities by Joseph Murphy( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murphy and his colleagues discuss how reform based on empirical evidence and a robust set of theories can create productive high schools for all students. Focus is on core technologies of learning and teaching, organizational systems, and institutional linkages between schools and their environments. Using current research and case studies from successful schools, they show how to construct models of learning-driven school communities that encourage excellence. Key concepts cover: defining the learning imperative; developing humanized and intellectual relationships for learning; laying the groundwork for dynamic, adaptive change; and building linkages with home and family
Preparing school leaders : defining a research and action agenda by Joseph Murphy( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for professors of school administration, Preparing School Leaders provides an overview of the three key dimensions of leadership preparation in school administration: the history of how we arrived at where we are, a critical analysis of current state of affairs, and an agenda for improvement. - Publisher
Leadership for literacy : research-based practice, preK-3 by Joseph Murphy( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing that students' success almost always depends upon their mastery of literacy during the fundamental prekindergarten through Grade 3 years, this text draws upon 20 years of research to prove the link between effective literacy programs and instructional leadership. This book examines the foundation of highly effective literacy programs in the primary grades, focusing on the ways research on effective classrooms and productive schools can be used to promote literacy achievement for all students, especially those at risk for failure. The resource is designed to provide principals and administrators with tools needed: to achieve quality literacy programs through effective leadership, to focus on literacy mastery among young children, to influence political decisions that affect literacy programs, to prevent literacy problems in students before they lead to school failure, and to reach at-risk students and students of all levels and backgrounds. Chapter 1 establishes the framework for an exploration of literacy leadership, featuring a comprehensive design for strengthening literacy at the primary grades involving effective schools, quality instruction, successful reading programs, and school leadership. Chapters 2 through 4 frame the concepts of literacy and leadership, discuss the current state of literacy in the United States, and review foundational principles of high-quality reading programs. Chapters 5 through 12 focus on practices to improve both programs and classroom delivery simultaneously by promoting quality instruction, managing time productively, focusing on phonics, deepening the curriculum, building effective prevention and remediation programs, coordinating the curricular and instructional programs, promoting the learning of staff, and collaborating with the home to strengthen literacy achievement. (Contains 282 references.) (Kb)
Understanding and assessing the charter school movement by Joseph Murphy( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing the "big picture" on the charter school movement, this timely and important volume will give educators and policymakers the help they need to assess the value and the future of charter schooling. The authors provide a definition of charter schools, an explanation of why charters enjoy widespread bipartisan support, a look at how charters are situated in the larger school reform movement of the last quarter century, an analytic spotlight on the history and development of charter schools, an examination of the key dimensions of charter--choice, deregulation, decentralization, competition, and accountability, investigations of charter schools in action, and analyses of the impact of charter schools--looking at school improvement at the local level and at reform at the system level
Restructuring schooling : learning from ongoing efforts by Joseph Murphy( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular demands for school restructuring are increasingly common. This book is designed for diverse audiences who are interested in school improvement. Chapter 1, "Restructuring: In Search of a Movement" (Joseph Murphy), provides a historical and conceptual framework of restructuring efforts. Chapter 2, "Feeling the Ripples, Riding the Waves" (Nona Prestine), examines the implications of the Coalition of Essential Schools in California. Chapter 3, "Hollibrook Accelerated Elementary School" (Jane McCarthy and Suzanne Still), surveys community and teacher attitudes at the Hollibrook school. Chapter 4, "Success for All" (Robert Slavin and others), offers case studies of urban schools. Chapter 5, "The Changing Role of the Principal in a School of Choice" (Philip Hallinger and Charles Hausman), inspects principals' leadership roles in restructuring. Chapter 6, "Coordinating School and District Development in Restructuring" (Michael Fullan), analyzes the roles of districts and schools. Chapter 7, "Restructuring Schools Through Empowerment" (Paula Short and John Greer), illustrates the importance of staff empowerment in reform. Chapter 8, "Restructuring Systemically for Students" (Jaci Webb, H. Dickson Corbett, and Bruce Wilson), explores the nature of student participation in restructuring. Chapter 9, "Professional Cultures and Reforming Schools" (Karen Louis and Jean King), documents the importance of structured time. Chapter 10, "Restructuring Schools" (Joseph Murphy and Philip Hallinger), offers informative lessons from current restructuring efforts. (Tej)
Ethics in educational leadership programs : an expanding role by Lynn G Beck( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Ethics in Educational Leadership Programs, Lynn Beck and Joseph Murphy examine the educational administration programs of 42 universities regarding their policies on ethical concerns for administrators." "The authors open with a discussion of the different philosophies of moral leadership, followed by a historical overview of research and of the ebb and flow of past interest in ethics in administration. Beck and Murphy then select 13 of the 42 universities and present an in-depth evaluation of their survey findings, describing and comparing the goals and objectives, themes, activities, and philosophies of the courses taught." "Ethics in Educational Leadership Programs is a unique book that argues resolutely for inquiry and for the acceptance of scientific approaches to the study of ethical issues in educational administration."--BOOK JACKET
The privatization of schooling : problems and possibilities by Joseph Murphy( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views about privatization's advantages and disadvantages vary widely in the educational research literature. These disparate views are shaped by reviewers' frames of reference and the evaluation criteria that they use. This book was written to help readers develop more refined lenses for viewing the privatization movement. Chapter 1 asserts that the use of private strategies in education should proceed from an informed understanding of the strengths and weaknesses and goals and objectives of this array of policy instruments. Chapter 2 defines privatization and reviews the objectives that the arrangement is designed to meet. The chapter presents a typology of 10 privatization strategies, based on the dimensions of allocation and provision of services. The third chapter traces the evolution of privatization as a policy initiative. The first part examines the growth of the public sector between 1900 and 1980, and the second half addresses the expansion of privatization over the past 25 years. Chapters 4 and 5 examine the pressures and rationale that contributed to the growth of privatization and unpack the arguments advanced by advocates and opponents. The sixth chapter reviews the specific forces supporting privatization initiatives in education, showing how the privatization movement draws strength from: (1) central dimensions of the larger reform agenda; and (2) the privatization efforts under way in other areas of public-service delivery and analog initiatives in the private sphere. Four tables, one figure, and an index are included. (Contains 220 references.) (Lmi)
Turning around failing schools : leadership lessons from the organizational sciences by Joseph Murphy( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an in-depth examination of the causes and symptoms of degeneration and a two-part model for preventing educational collapse and crafting an effective turnaround
Reshaping the principalship : insights from transformational reform efforts by Joseph Murphy( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the ways in which the work of principals is being shaped by transformational reform measures. Part 1 offers two chapters that analyze the challenges and possibilities for principals in restructuring schools and review the empirical evidence on the evolving role of the principal. Part 2 presents nine case studies, each of which examines the changing role of the principal in the context of a single improvement effort. The case studies are: (1) "The Principal as Mini-Superintendent Under Chicago School Reform" (R. Bruce McPherson and Robert L. Crowson); (2) "Transformational Leadership and Teachers' Commitment to Change" (Kenneth Leithwood, Doris Jantzi, and Alicia Fernandez); (3) "School Leadership and Teacher Quality of Work Life in Restructuring Schools" (Sheila Rosenblum, Karen Seashore Louis, and Richard A. Rossmiller); (4) "Ninety Degrees from Everywhere: New Understandings of the Principal's Role in a Restructuring Essential School" (Nona A. Prestine); (5) "From Attila the Hun to Mary Had a Little Lamb: Principal Role Ambiguity in Restructured Schools" (Philip Hallinger and Charles Hausman); (6) "Cultivating a Caring School Community: One Principal's Story" (Lynn G. Beck); (7) "Voices of Principals from Democratically Transformed Schools" (Carl D. Glickman, Lewis R. Allen, and Barbara F. Lunsford); (8) "Changes in School Governance and Principals' Roles: Changing Jurisdictions, New Power Dynamics, and Conflict in Restructured Schools" (Kent D. Peterson and Valli D. Warren); and (9) "Ten Propositions for Facilitative Leadership" (David T. Conley and Paul Goldman). Theories and dilemmas that surfaced in the case studies are discussed in the third part's single chapter. (Lmi)
The landscape of leadership preparation : reframing the education of school administrators by Joseph Murphy( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is designed to inform the debate on administrator preparation and to provide information for shaping new designs for administrator education. Chapter 1 discusses the changing educational environment and the need for improving administrator training. Chapters 2 and 3 review phases in the evolution of training programs over the last century: the era of ideology, the prescriptive era, the era of professionalism/behavioral science, and the emerging dialectic era. A framework based on six components--faculty, students, program structure, program content, instruction, and philosophy--is used to evaluate the programs of each era. The fourth chapter provides a critical analysis of the current preparation scene in terms of recruitment and selection, program content, delivery systems, and certification and employment. A picture of future changes in the environmental context and educational leadership is provided in chapter 5. The sixth chapter sketches a design for new preparation programs, based on goals and principles for changing curricula, delivery systems, and structures. A recommendation is made to develop faculty with more broadly defined roles. Chapter endnotes and a 31-page bibliography are included. (LMI)
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Homelessness comes to school
The educator's handbook for understanding and closing achievement gapsConnecting teacher leadership and school improvementHomelessness comes to schoolTheory of literature and other critical writingsHandbook of research on educational administration : a project of the American Educational Research AssociationUnderstanding the principalship : metaphorical themes, 1920s-1990sThe productive high school : creating personalized academic communitiesPreparing school leaders : defining a research and action agenda
Alternative Names
Murphy, Joseph

Murphy, Joseph F.

Murphy, Joseph F. 1949-

Murphy, Joseph F. Jr

Murphy, Joseph Francis

Murphy, Joseph Francis 1949-

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