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Sharon F. Rallis is Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Reform at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she is also director of the Center for Education Policy. The immediate past-president of the American Evaluation Association, Rallis has been involved with education and evaluation for over three decades. She has been a teacher, counselor, principal, researcher, program evaluator, director of a major federal school reform initiative, and an elected school board member. She has also been Professor of Education at the University of Connecticut; Lecturer on Education at Harvard; and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Currently, her teaching includes courses on inquiry, program evaluation, qualitative methodology, and organizational theory. Her research has focused on the local implementation of programs driven by federal, state, or district policies. She is currently studying alternative leadership training programs and the efforts of community-based organizations to improve the academic performance of Latino youth. Her doctorate is from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She and Gretchen Rossman have written several books together, including Dynamic Teachers: Leaders of Change. She also co-authored Principals of Dynamic Schools: Taking Charge of Change. These two Corwin Press books join the current book in illustrating leadership in what the authors have termed dynamic schools.



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Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.
Qualitative reasoning.