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This monograph contains reflections by current and former deans of schools of education on their experiences in providing leadership for change, their attempts at reform, their perceived successes and failures, and the lessons they learned. It opens with a preface by Larry S. Bowen describing the conference that led to the monograph, the challenges of reform in the 1980s and 1990s, and the nature of leadership. "From Camelot to Chechnya: The Journey of an Education Dean" (Gary D. Fenstermacher) describes a dean's difficult tenure at the University of Arizona's College of Education from 1985 to 1991. "We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Transforming Conditions & Relationships in an Urban School of Education" (Eugene E. Eubanks) describes Eubanks' work at the University of Missouri-Kansas City during the 1980s. "Storming the Tower of Babel: A British Experience in Ed School Reform" (Hugh Sockett) describes Sockett's experience at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, while he was trying to established a new school of education from the merger of several smaller institutions. "What Deans Do: A Reflection on Reflections" (Nancy L. Zimpher) analyzes the three previous pieces. In "The Dean, or the Tiger? An Epilogue" Richard Wisniewski looks toward the future in teacher education. (JB)

Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Effectiveness, College Administration, Deans, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Leadership, Personal Narratives, Schools of Education, Teacher Education

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Author: Bowen, Larry S., Ed.


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