Follow these steps to access your readings:

  1. Please note the title of each article you need to access.  Readings for each week are listed below.
  2. Go to the Lamar Library.
  3. Type your instructor's name (Arterbury) in the "Search for" field.
  4. Click "Lookup Items on Reserve by Instructor" button.
  5. Click on your instructor's name (Arterbury, Elvis).
  6. Click on your course number.
  7. Locate the article you need. Click the corresponding "URL" link on the far right side of the screen.
  8. Use the following if you receive a prompt for a username and password:

    Username: academic
    Password: distedu

Week 1 Readings

  1. Clarke, N. A., Stow, S., Ruebling, C., & Kayona, F. (2006). Developing standards-based curricula and assessments: Lessons from the field. The Clearing House, 79(6), 258-261.
  2. Legislative Budget Board. (2005). Develop statewide curriculum guides and increase local accountability of curriculum management (Texas School Performance Review). Retrieved March 8, 2008, from Legislative Budget Board website via
  3. Pierce, J. W., & Kalkman, D. L. (2003). Applying learner-centered principles in teacher education. Theory into Practice, 42(2), 127-132.

Week 2 Readings

  1. Johnson, B. L. Jr., & Owens, M. (2005). Building new bridges: Linking organization theory with other educational literatures. Journal of Educational Administration, 43(1), 41-59.
  2. Smith, M. K. (1996, 2000). Curriculum theory and practice. The Encyclopedia of Informal Education. Retrieved March 12, 2008, from
  3. Fraenkel, J. R. (1992). Hilda Taba’s contributions to social studies education. Social Education, 56(3), 172-178.
  4. Simpson, R. (1999). Ralph Tyler on curriculum: A voice from the past with a message for the future. Innovative Higher Education, 24(2), 85-87.

Week 3 Readings

  1. English, F. W., & Steffy, B. E. (1992). Promise and problems of the curriculum audit. Education, 113(2), 168-171.
  2. Vertiz, V. C. (1992). The curriculum audit: A quality control vehicle to school reform. Education, 113(2), 165-167.
  3. Downey, C. J. (1992). Focusing policy on our business—learning: Establishing curriculum quality control through policy. Education, 113(2), 172-175.
  4. Poston, W. K. Jr. (1992). Curriculum auditing: Effects upon school improvement in international schools. Education, 113(2), 195-198.

Week 4 Readings

  1. Henkin, A. B., Cistone, P. J., & Dee, J. R. (2000). Conflict management strategies of principals in site-based managed schools. Journal of Educational Administration, 38(2), 142-157.
  2. Fullan, M. (2000). The three stories of educational reform. Kappan, 81(8), 581-584.
  3. Reeves, D. B. (2002, March/April). Accountability-based reforms should lead to better teaching and learning-period. Harvard Education Letter. Retrieved March 18, 2008, from
  4. Garmston, R. J. (2002). Group wise: It’s always the group’s group. Journal of Staff Development, 23(4).

Week 5 Readings

  1. Boudett, K. P., City, E. A., & Murnane, R. J. (2006). The “data-wise” improvement process. Principal Leadership, 7(2), 53-56.
  2. Blase, J., & Blase, J. (2000). Effective instructional leadership: Teachers’ perspectives on how principals promote teaching and learning in schools. Journal of Educational Administration, 38(2), 130-141.
  3. Moye, M. J., Henkin, A. B., & Egley, R. J. (2005). Teacher-principal relationships: Exploring linkages between empowerment and interpersonal trust. Journal of Educational Administration, 43(2/3), 260-277.
  4. Garmston, R. J. (2007). Results-oriented agendas transform meetings into valuable collaborative events. Journal of Staff Development, 28(2), 55-56.
  5. Garmston, R. J. (2002). The five principles of successful meetings. Journal of Staff Development, 23(1).