Chelsea Brown


Program Library

     This section is a compilation of the required readings for the doctoral program.

Course Book Citation Summary
EDU 5103 Baldwin, R., & Hughes, J. (1995). Boards at Their Best. New York: Connolly-Cormack Publishers. A clear outline for improving trustee effectiveness.
EDU 7900 Bogdan, R., & Knopp Biklen, S. (2007). Qualitative Research for Education: An Introduction to Theories and Methods. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. This text provides the reader with a background for understanding the uses of qualitative research in education, examining its theoretical and historical underpinnings, and providing the “how-to’s” of doing qualitative research
EDU 5419 Bryk, A., & Schneider, B. (2004). Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for Improvement. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. This book demonstrates convincingly that the quality of social relationships operating in and around schools is central to their functioning, and strongly predicts positive student outcomes
EDU 5103 Carver, J. (2006). Boards that Make a Difference. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. John Carver’s revolutionary Policy Governance model is the most well-known, well-respected and talked-about governance model in the world.
EDU 5105 Collins, P. H. (2000). Black Feminist Thought. New York: Routledge. An in depth look into historical black feminine culture, knowledge, consciousness, and politics of empowerment.
EDU 5103 Eadie, D. (1936). Boards That Work. Washington: American Society of Association Executives. A unique view of the importance of boards.
EDU 5721 Fisher, R. and Ury, W., Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. (New York: Penguin Books, 1983). A comprehensive explanation of  "non-adversarial bargaining" and principled negotiations.  This text is a must read for administrators!
EDU 5743 Hargreaves, A., & Fink, D. (2006) Sustainable Leadership.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Addresses one of the most important and often neglected aspects of leadership: sustainability. The authors set out a compelling and original framework of seven principles for sustainable leadership.
EDU 5103 Hines, A., & Bishop, P. (2006). Thinking about the Future: Guidelines for Strategic Foresight. Washington: Social Technologies. A clear guideline organized into six sequential categories that mirror the phases of a strategic foresight activity.
EDU 5650 Hughes, J. (2007). The School District Almanac. Retrieved October 23, 2010 from School District Almanac: A comprehensive collection of data of the Nassau County School Districts
EDU 7901 Leedy, P., & Ormrod, J. (2010). Practical Research: Planning and Design. Saddle River: Pearson Education. This broad-spectrum, cross-disciplinary book is suitable for all courses in basic research methodology
EDU 5419 Morgan, G. (2006). Images of Organization. London: Sage Publications. This book is based on a simple premise-that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion
EDU 5741 Odden, A., & Picus, L. (2008). School Finance: A Policy Perspective. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill. Recent research in school finance, resource allocation and use for higher performance and site based management.
EDU 5105 Payne, R. K. (2005). A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Highlands: aha! Process. This guide brings you through the pitfalls and barriers faced by all classes, especially the poor
EDU 7211 Salkind, N. J. (2010). Statistics for People Who Think They Hate Statistics. London: Sage Publications. Neil Salkind presents a clear and accessible introduction to the newest version of Excel and shows the readers how to use the tools and techniques to discover statistical procedures
EDU 5105 Sleeter, C., & Grant, C. (2003). Making Choices for Multicultural Education. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. An intellectual look at five approaches to race, class, gender, and disability
EDU 5420 Stone, D. (2002). Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making.  New York: W.W. Norton & Company. The Art of Political Decision Making (1997), Deborah Stone illustrates that Strategic representation is the process by which interests are defined and activated in politics. Interests that are regarded as morally equal may be politically unequal.  As a result of this inequality, we are left with a paradox.  Deborah Stone guides the reader through various perspectives and political manipulations.


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