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Hentschke, Guilbert C.; Nayfack, Michelle B.; Wohlstetter, Priscilla – Education and Urban Society, 2009
Much of the existing literature on urban school reform focuses on how the relatively small number of our nation's largest urban districts are approaching school reform with these objectives in mind. However, does smaller district size have any bearing, direct or indirect, on the nature of superintendent leadership? The authors' exploratory…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Superintendents, Leadership
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Malloy, Courtney L.; Wohlstetter, Priscilla – Education and Urban Society, 2003
Synthesizes research on the work of charter school teachers, juxtaposing it with case studies of teachers in six urban elementary charter schools. Charter schools, with increased autonomy over personnel and budget, were free to make decisions regarding hiring, salary, and working conditions. Charter teachers worked longer hours with less job…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Charter Schools, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wohlstetter, Priscilla; Malloy, Courtney L. – Education and Urban Society, 2001
Links current research on effective reading instruction with current theory and research on school governance and reform, beginning with an overview of historical approaches to reading curriculum and instruction and presenting current research on effective early literacy practices for K-3 students. Concludes with a discussion about school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance