David Shriberg, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Education

Practicing Leadership: Principles and Applications (4th Edition)

John Wiley & Sons: August 2010
(ISBN: 978-0-470-08698-8)

Synopsis
This is the fourth edition of a popular college textbook on leadership.

Practicing Leadership Principles and Applications 4th edition is unique and insightful in its perspective-it examines traditional and contemporary approaches to leadership through a multidisciplinary, integrated, and international lens.

Authors Arthur Shriberg and David Shriberg encourage students to develop their own leadership styles by building on their personal strengths and talents, while exploring the different approaches to leadership.  With its commitment to ethical and cultural considerations, the Practicing Leadership 4th edition delves different aspects and applications of leadership from managerial and psychological to military and virtual.  It is through this breadth of study that students come to see, embrace, and harness their leadership potential.

 

 

High Stakes Testing: New Challenges and Opportunities for School Psychologists

Haworth: October 2007
(ISBN: 978-0-7890-3539-4)

Synopsis
This is a book that examines ways in which the current high-stakes movement provides opportunities and challenges for school psychologists.

Meet the challenges of high stakes testing in the practice of school psychology School psychologists can be a positive influence on how students, teachers, parents, schools, and communities cope with the challenges and opportunities associated with high stakes testing. Unfortunately, there has been a significant lack of literature to guide school psychologists and related school-based practitioners on this topic. High Stakes Testing: New Challenges and Opportunities for School Psychology is a timely groundbreaking book that provides useful and thought-provoking information to help psychologists meet the challenges of high stakes testing and create new roles for themselves in helping children succeed. This book discusses practical ways to help provide academic support to facilitate student success on high stakes tests, reduce the impact of stress associated with high stakes testing, assess the data from the tests to improve programs, and take a leadership role in the appropriate use of the tests. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001(NCLB) and its accountability provisions has helped create and sustain a climate where student performance on state-created achievement tests often has high stakes implications for students, families, and schools. High Stakes Testing: New Challenges and Opportunities for School Psychology provides important background information about high stakes testing, including the legal, historical, and political context of high stakes testing, pertinent psychometrics, and a review of research on academic and non-academic outcomes as it relates to high stakes testing. Using this information as a foundation, the book then identifies new roles and opportunities for school psychologists with respect to high stakes testing. This book is comprehensively referenced. Topics in High Stakes Testing: New Challenges and Opportunities for School Psychology include:

  • advocating for the appropriate use of state-wide assessments
  • the influence of item response theory (IRT) on the development of high stakes tests
  • whether the accountability system of NCLB is truly improving student’s learning
  • the impact of high stakes tests on classroom instruction and student motivation
  • strategies for helping students succeed on high stakes tests
  • available resources to cope with the stress of high stakes testing
  • and more

High Stakes Testing: New Challenges and Opportunities for School Psychology is a thought-provoking, horizon-expanding resource for school psychologists, public school educators, administrators, school counselors, curriculum coordinators, and special education teachers involved in organizing, administering, and preparing students to take high stakes tests.

Practicing Leadership: Principles and Applications (3rd Edition)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 2005
(ISBN: 0-471-65662-3)

Synopsis
This is the third edition of a popular college textbook on leadership.

With the third edition of Practicing Leadership Principles and Applications, readers will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to become highly effective leaders. Featuring contributions from a variety of disciplines, the book takes them on a unique journey through the key paradigms that have helped shape some of today's most widely respected world leaders. Original essays by Stephen Covey, James Kouzes, Barry Posner, and John Pepper, along with profiles of such real-world leaders as Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, John Wooden, Sam Walton, and Colin Powell, will help them understand how to develop their own personal set of leadership skills.