Out of the Dark
A Direction for Change in Education
Foreword by William Pinar
Imprint: Resource Publications
158 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.32 in
- Published: July 2016
$23.00 / £19.00 / AU$31.00Buy
- Published: July 2016
$21.00 / £17.99 / AU$30.99Buy
Wendy L. Samford, PhD, is a prior administrator of thirteen years, currently teaching graduate classes at two universities. Her current passion lies in co-investigating a state grant at Kent State University for implementing a democratic form of teacher leadership. She is a contributing author to Reconceptualizing Curriculum Development (2015) and Theory of Educational Leadership (in press). She is happily married with four great kids and continues her work for the renewal of education in the U.S.
"Calling all educators who are passionate about working as lead professionals for their society's democratic ideals and values! Wendy Samford has written a book that serves as an inspirational model and guide for your professional aspirations. Her text provides the information you need to function as an insightful critic, collegial leader, and pedagogical artist."
--James G. Henderson, Endowed Chair of Curriculum Studies, Rebecca Tolle and Burton W. Gorman Chair for Leadership in Education, Kent State University
"Out of the Dark is Wendy Samford's cri de coeur mediated by mindset. From her experiential and gut reaction that much is wrong with the present system--standardization, lack of proactive leadership--to her identification of renewal and a call to action, there is much in this book for leaders to take forward into their own situations."
--Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, LOISE/University of Toronto
"It's important to listen to the words of life-long in-school educators, like Samford, who can connect the policy issues to what happens to real-life teachers and kids. Chock full of details and ideas about how we should respond."
--Deborah Maier, Public school teacher; Principal, Author
"Out of the Dark is a call to arms for curriculum development as leadership. It provides a platform for curriculum leaders of all kinds to take a collective journey of understanding out of an era of standardization and de-skilling to one of professional growth and change. A must-read!"
-- Rose Ylimaki, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Practice, University of Arizona