* Foreword by Philip W. Jackson * Preface * Uniformity and Diversity * Alternatives to Uniformity * Organization * Placement * The Instructional Program * Parents * Pupil Evaluation * Staff Development * The Principalship * Promoting Principal Effectiveness * Afterthoughts * Appendixes * Notes * Selected Bibliography * Index
Roland S. Barth is Director of the Study on the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Schools, Harvard University. He was formerly Principal at the Angier School in Newton, Massachusetts.
His ideas on what education is and how to make it happen are grounded in a strong appreciation for individuality--among teachers as well as students. [This] book is written with honesty and wit, making it not only a useful but an enjoyable guide for parents who want to improve their own children's schools. Washington Post [Barth's] commitment to encouraging the uniqueness of his students and staff pervades each chapter...[his] fresh insights make his book a valuable contribution to the field of education. Library Journal