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Routledge Education Authors of the Month, January:  Joan Poliner Shapiro & Steven Jay Gross

The second edition of Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times, by Joan Poliner Shapiro and Steven Jay Gross, is slated to publish next month. Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times is an engaging, case-study based text that will assist leaders in their ethical decision-making processes during a time of turbulence and uncertainty. The book is framed by Gross’s Turbulence Theory and Shapiro and Stefkovich’s Multiple Ethical Paradigms of justice, critique, care, and the profession.

Joan Poliner Shapiro is Professor of Educational Leadership at Temple University’s College of Education, President of Temple University’s Faculty Senate, and Co-Director of the New DEEL (Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership) Community Network.

Steven Jay Gross is Professor of Educational Leadership and Founding Director of the New DEEL (Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership) Community Network at Temple University’s College of Education.

At Temple, Joan previously served as an Associate Dean for Research and Development, and as the Chair of her department. She also has been the Co-Director of the Women’s Studies Program and a Supervisor of Intern Teachers at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her career teaching middle school and high school in the United States and the United Kingdom. Dr. Shapiro received her undergraduate degree from Simmons College, obtained a masters’ degree in social science and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a postdoctoral year carrying out research focused on program evaluation and curriculum development at the University of London’s Institute of Education. Her writings have primarily dealed with ethical, gender, multicultural and accountability issues in education. She has co-authored the books Reframing Diversity in Education (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), Gender in Urban Education: Strategies for Student Achievement (Heinemann, 2004), and Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas (Routledge, 2011, 3rd ed.), and has written over 50 articles in refereed journals or edited books. Additionally Dr. Shapiro has received the following awards: the Outstanding Teacher’s Award from Temple’s College of Education in 2004; the Willower Award of Excellence for her co-authored book on professional ethics in 2006; the Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008; the University Council of Educational Administration’s Master Professor Award in 2009; the Author of the Month, Routledge Publishers, July, 2010; and Temple’s Great Teacher Award in 2011.

Steven also serves as a Director at the Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration. At Temple, he has served as Interim Department Chair, Program Coordinator, and Chair of the Collegial Assembly. His research interests center on initiating and sustaining democratic ethical innova¬tions in educating organizations and on Turbulence Theory. His other books include Leadership Mentoring: Maintaining School Success in Turbulent Times (2006), Staying Centered: Curriculum Leadership in a Turbulent Era (1998) and Promises Kept: Sustaining School and District Leadership in a Turbulent Era (2004). Dr. Gross has also published numerous journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Gross is on the editorial board for the Journal of Research on Leadership Education, served as Editor of ASCD’s Curriculum Handbook Series and is a Senior Fellow at the Vermont Society for the Study of Education. His previous professional experience includes serving as Associate Professor of education at Trinity College of Vermont, Chief of Curriculum and Instruction for the State of Vermont, Executive Director of the China Project Consortium, Curriculum and Staff Development Director for the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, and high school social studies teacher in Philadelphia. Dr. Gross earned his undergraduate degree in history at Temple University, a masters’ degree in modern Chinese history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a Klingenstein fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University. Gross also studied Mandarin Chinese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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  1. Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times

    (Re) Solving Moral Dilemmas, 2nd Edition

    By Joan Poliner Shapiro, Steven Jay Gross

    Educational leaders not only face moral and ethical decisions regarding their classrooms, schools, districts, and education institutions, but they also must consider the complexities and threats that impact their communities. In this unstable era of war, terrorism, natural disasters, accountability...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge