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www.nationalforum.com - Dr. David E. Herrington, FOREWORD, NFEAS JOURNAL, 30(3), 2013 - NATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS, Dr. William Allan Kritsonis, Editor-in-Chief

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  • 1. NATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION JOURNALVOLUME 30, NUMBER 3, 2013FOREWORDNATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION ANDSUPERVISION JOURNALith this issue, we complete our 30thyear of publishing theNATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS. Since 1983, the NFEASJOURNAL has published the scholarly contributions of exactly1,355 colleagues with exactly 983 titles – far surpassing any other modernday journal in administration, both nationally and internationally. With eachissue, the NFEAS JOURNAL reaches over 7,500 professionals world-wide.wI want to thank all our colleagues who have served with distinctionas national referees. Thank you for providing input coupled with financialsupport in helping to continue to build and strengthen the NFEASJOURNAL. You have my deepest appreciation for your honesty, wisdom,advice, and monetary support.NFEAS JOURNAL – THE NATION’S BESTINCREASING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTIONThe printed copies of the family of NATIONAL FORUMJOURNALS including the NATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONALADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION JOURNAL, NATIONALFORUM OF TEACHER EDUCATION JOURNAL, and NATIONALFORUM OF APPLIED EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL aredistributed to our colleagues throughout the United States and abroad. AllNATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS are distributed to our colleagues inAfrica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean,China, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy,Japan, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland,Puerto Rico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, andthe United Kingdom. We believe the 7,500 copies published and distributednationally and internationally will afford others the opportunity1
  • 2. 2 NATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION JOURNALto read and implement the scholarly contributions of colleagues in order tohelp improve administration and supervision in schools.William Allan Kritsonis, PhDEditor-in-ChiefNATIONAL FORUM JOURNALSwww.nationalforum.comTHE NEW NORMAL IN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP:TOWARD ENVISIONING A MORE OPTIMISTIC FUTUREDavid E. HerringtonInvited Guest EditorThis edition of the NFEAS JOURNAL examines the emergentrealities of public schools, the new normalcies of a new age. Conversationswith superintendents, scholars, principals, and teachers reveal that things arenot the same in public schools. Schools today are not the schools that ourparents knew. The focus on the New Normal for this edition was inspired byPBS Commentator Ray Suarez. In 2011, one of my classes for aspiringsuperintendents attended a panel presentation on the financial crisis faced bypublic schools nation-wide and a call for greater volunteerism. The termNew Normal was used to suggest there is a new state of affairs thatconstitutes a new status quo, one of dismal and pessimistic realities that seemmore or less permanent. Mohammed El Erian who first coined the phrasestated that New Normal represents a view about the economic and politicalsystem that could take many years of action to correct.The New Normal in education is related to increasing accountabilitystandards at a time that unfunded mandates abound, the increasing levels ofpoverty and rapidly changing demographic among youth, and advances intechnology. All of this coupled with diminishing resources sets the stage fora new round of thinking, creativity, and out-of-the-box solutions.One glaring reality is that many school leaders are failing to protectadequately the best interests of children. Daily, there are news stories aboutfinancial scandals across the state, gaming the accountability system toimprove the perception of improved teaching without actually doinganything different pedagogically, initiating improper relationships with
  • 3. ____NATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION JOURNAL 3children, or lining the pockets of family and friends, not to mention theirown pockets. The need for greater emphasis on ethics in leadership isaddressed in this edition by Eddins, Ferrin, Russell, and Burk. They proposea comprehensive model for integrating ethics education into principalpreparation.The supervision and development of teachers has been criticized asless than adequate in motivating teachers to take personal ownership in theirown improvement. Goldhorn, Kearney, and Webb examine a new 360 degreemodel for evaluating teachers, one that holds promise for instilling inteachers a sense that they have more say in their own professionaldevelopment. Herrington offers an assessment of leadership in schoolsproposing greater focus on coaching and mentoring of teachers.Technology continues to grow and develop at a faster rate thaneducators and school leaders are able to manage. Webb and Juricarecommend that school administrators take a greater role in integratingtechnology into the teaching and learning processes on their campuses. Holtand Burkman offer a model for a more comprehensive approach to managingtechnology integration in the schools.With increasing Latino population in schools nationally, Abreo andBarker suggest a role for greater university-school collaboration in buildingresiliency into Latino students so they are able to complete high school andmove on with their education. In summary, the contributors to this journalhave considered the new normalcies in education and are proposing newsolutions worthy of consideration.I wish to thank all the writers who have contributed to this issue ofthe NATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIONAND SUPERVISION JOURNAL. I also thank those of you who served asreviewers and especially Sean Kearney and Jim Jurica who assisted with theeditorial details of the manuscripts and journal. Finally, I would like topersonally thank William Allan Kritsonis for providing this publishing andeditorial opportunity as we further advance in our quest for excellence ineducation.David E. HerringtonInvited Guest Editor
  • 4. 4 NATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION JOURNALDedicationOver a thousand individuals have published with the National Forumof Educational Administration and Supervision Journal over the past 30years including many well-known and respected scholars. For all who havepublished herein, Dr. William Kritsonis has been an advocate and mentor.
  • 5. ____NATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION JOURNAL 5Dr. Kritsonis’ mentoring model for up-and-coming scholars and early careerprofessors is seldom seen in academe. His manner of mentoring is that of acoach who has an unwavering vision for what he wants others to achieve andis unwilling to see them accept failure. No excuses accepted, none offered.Unwavering commitment to the success of others is whatdistinguishes Dr. Kritsonis from most other academicians. He builds trustand capacity in others, celebrating their successes. Dr. Kritsonis, in recentyears, has dedicated his teaching and mentoring efforts to individuals ofcolor, women, international scholars, and early career professors. With thisissue, I invite the readers to join with me in recognizing and celebrating Dr.William Kritsonis and his legacy of 30 years as publisher and scholar.David E. Herrington
  • 6. ____NATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION JOURNAL 5Dr. Kritsonis’ mentoring model for up-and-coming scholars and early careerprofessors is seldom seen in academe. His manner of mentoring is that of acoach who has an unwavering vision for what he wants others to achieve andis unwilling to see them accept failure. No excuses accepted, none offered.Unwavering commitment to the success of others is whatdistinguishes Dr. Kritsonis from most other academicians. He builds trustand capacity in others, celebrating their successes. Dr. Kritsonis, in recentyears, has dedicated his teaching and mentoring efforts to individuals ofcolor, women, international scholars, and early career professors. With thisissue, I invite the readers to join with me in recognizing and celebrating Dr.William Kritsonis and his legacy of 30 years as publisher and scholar.David E. Herrington