The well researched contents of this book are absolutely on target. It provides a practitioner’s map for effectively creating high performing schools. (Donald R. Thompson Ph.D. )
This book offers an extensive look at comprehensive school reform and emphasizes how an organizational approach to school reform creates a distinctly different school culture and climate that addresses the needs of school administrators, teachers, and students. This topic is crucial when creating a clear vision based on appropriate strategies and diagnostic tools. It will reach beyond current educational processes and provide insight and a novel approach to culture and climate as we work together to address comprehensive school reform. (Dr. Diane Boothe )
Dr. Bulach and his colleagues have tackled the big picture in education, school climate, that subtle source of the learning that shapes our whole society. But they do not stop there, they go on to demonstrate how positive school climate enhances academic achievement. Their book provides excellent guidance and practical suggestions for professional educators who want to change school dynamics and achievement. (W. A. (Bill) Belanger, Ph.D. )
Much has been written about school reform recently but most fall short when one is looking for a complete package. I find this work to be very complete and would recommend it to any one looking for an up to date text book. Comprehensive school reform requires a positive climate, culture, clear mission, vision and personal learning environment. This manuscript contains all the ingredients necessary to build and maintain a high performing school that is demanded in today’s schools. (Winston D. Pickett, Ed.D. ).
Cletus R. Bulach, a retired Ohio school superintendent and college professor, has conducted research on principal leadership, character education, teacher caring behaviors, bullying behavior, school climate and culture, and group openness and trust. He has also developed surveys to collect data on these areas of research and has numerous publications based on these data.
Fred C. Lunenburg is the Jimmy N. Merchant Professor of Education and Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University. Prior to moving to the university, he served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles and 20 books, including, Education Administration: Concepts and Practices (Thomson/Wadsworth, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008), The Principalship: Vision to Action (Thomson/Wadsworth, 2006), Shaping the Future (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), The Changing World of School Administration (with George Perreault) (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), and High Expectations: An Action Plan for Implementing Goals 2000 (Corwin Press, 2000).
Les Potter is the author of over 70 educational publications and has been a school principal and professor for several universities. Potter will be contributing from the practical point of view as he has been principal of seven schools in four states and recognized in several states for his contributions to education.