Dr. Charles Robert Maxfield
Associate Professor & Teacher Leadership Coordinator
Department: Educational Leadership
Office: 480 E Pawley Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3087
Doctor of Education, Wayne State University, 1979. Master of Arts, Wayne State University, 1967. Bachelor of Arts, Albion College, 1963.
Maxfield, C.R., Thomas, L. & Turpin, I (2010, Fall). Learning achievement coalition Oakland: Uniting students as leaders and contributors to closing gaps in learning. Perspectives: A Journal of Research and Opinion About Educational Service Agencies. 16 (1), 1-10 (16.23.10)
As lead author, I organized the article, wrote the first half and conclusion. As chair of the planning committee for the student conference, I was responsible working with the committee to plan and conduct the conference. As OU’s representative to LAC-O, I was involved in all aspects of the project presented in the article.)
Maxfield, C.R. & Klocko, B. (2010, Fall). Everybody Leads: A model for collaborative leadership. ERS Spectrum. 28 (16.23.9)
This article describes an important project conducted by the Galileo Institute. I organized and conducted the project and was lead author of the study. Dr. Klocko conducted interviews, administered surveys, and drafted discussion of results. We worked together to put the article in final form.)
Maxfield, C.R. & Flumerfelt, S. (2009, Winter). The empowering principal: Leadership behaviors needed by effective principals as identified by emerging leaders and principals. International Journal of Teacher leadership. 2(2). 39-52 (16.23.4)
As lead author, I wrote the first draft and conducted the qualitative analysis of the data generated from the survey conducted with teacher leaders involved with the Galileo Academy.)
Maxfield, C.R., Wells, C.M. Keane, W.G. & Klocko, B.A. (2008, October-December). The role of superintendents in supporting teacher leadership. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. 3(3), 1-12 (16.23.3)
As lead author of this study, I coordinated our writing team, wrote portions of the paper and arranged for the study to be presented at the NCPEA annual meeting in San Diego in 2008
Maxfield, C.R. (Winter, 2006). A comprehensive school and community commitment to closing the achievement gap (abstract). The Michigan Academician. (16.23.1)
I presented this study describing the achievement gap work done in the Farmington Schools during my tenure as superintendent)
Maxfield, C.R. & Wells, C.M. (Winter, 2006). Walking the talk: Functioning as a learning community while walking the talk (abstract). The Michigan Academician. 16.23.1)
Dr. Wells was lead author of this study describing our attempt to model PLC development at the university level.)
Wells, C.M, Maxfield, C.R. & Klocko, B. (2010 (in press). Principal perceptions of the role of superintendents in supporting teacher leadership. Journal of School Leadership. (16.23.7)
This article emerged from an on-going effort by the Galileo Institute to align school systems to better encourage and support the development of teacher leadership. This study focused on principal perceptions of the role of superintendents in creating such systems. I led the discussion of study design and worked closely with the writing team. Subsequently I presented the results of the study at the Winter Meeting of the Michigan Association of School Administrators in January, 2010.
Flumerfelt, S., Feun, L. & Maxfield, C.R. (in press 2010). Understanding gender-based leadership learning behaviors. In J. Martin (Eds.), Women as Leaders in Education: Succeeding Despite Inequity, Discrimination, and Other Challenges. (16.23.6)
Drs Flummerfelt and Feun did most of the work for this book chapter. I designed and conducted the original survey of teacher leaders involved in the Galileo Academy.)
Wells, C.M. & Maxfield, C.R. (2010, April-May). Preparing superintendents for building teacher leadership: Implications for university programs. The International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. 5(2), 1-10. (16.23.5)
Dr. Wells and I presented the basis for this article at the 2009 meeting of the NCPEA. She was lead author of the article, and she and I developed the recommendations based on our studies concerning the superintendents and teacher leadership.
Flumerfelt, S., Maxfield, R. & Feun, L. (2008) Leadership learning systems. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 7 (16.23.2)
This was the first study based on our survey of several hundred teacher leaders who had completed the Galileo Academy program. I organized and conducted the survey and assisted with the analysis.
Maxfield, C.R. & Smith J. (2010). Views and values: Understanding how teacher view aspects of teacher leadership and how school context relates to their views. International Journal of Teacher Leadership. (16.23.11)
(Dr.Pam Morehead and I began this project. Pam designed and conducted the on-line survey and began writing the article. We teamed on the qualitative analysis and Dr. Smith joined our team to coordinate the quantitative analysis. When Dr. Moorhead became too ill to continue with the project, I assumed responsibility for reconstructing and editing the paper.
Wells, C.M, Maxfield, C.R. & Klocko, B. (2010). Complexities Inherent in the workload of principals: Implications for teacher leadership. Educational Management, Administration and Leadership. (16.23.9)
We worked closely as a team on this study. Using a state database we were able to survey more than 3,000 Michigan principals. We received 970 responses. I composed the letter that accompanied the survey, wrote part f the opening section, and a portion of the analysis and conclusion.
Being prepared for submission:
Maxfield, C.R. & Ricks-Doneen, J. (2010 expected, being prepared for submission). Creating a connected system: Voices in the intersection of early Childhood and K-12. (16.23.12)
We are co-authors of this study describing an ambitious partnership between the Galileo Institute, the SEHS Early Childhood Department and several local school districts. Dr. Klocko and I presented the first draft of the study at the annual meeting of the NCPEA in Washington in August 2010.)
Maxfield, C.R. (2001-2005). Monthly columns on educational issues for the Farmington Hills Gazette newspaper. (16.25.1)
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