Building Leadership Capacity In Schools

Author by : Linda Lambert
Languange : en
Publisher by : ASCD
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Description : Looks at leadership in schools and offers stories of three schools--an elementary school with low leadership capacity, a middle school with moderate leadership capacity, and a high school with high leadership capacity--revealing how educators can lead their communities to improve student learning.


Educational Leadership

Author by : Judy Reinhartz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Allyn & Bacon
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Description : This textbook and guide for administrators covers the concepts and skills relevant to the creation of collaborative school cultures. It addresses topics like campus culture, fiscal management, communication, community partnerships, and organizational change. Case studies illustrate major principles.


School Leadership And Education System Reform

Author by : Toby Greany
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : How can school leaders shape organisations that offer consistently high quality, rounded and equitable education in the context of rapid change? How can wider education systems support and encourage all schools to succeed in this way? What are the challenges and opportunities involved? What can we learn from existing evidence and research? School Leadership and Education System Reform considers the ways in which school leadership and its practice has changed and developed in response to a rapidly changing educational context over the last decade. This new edition is substantially revised and updated, with ten completely new chapters. It includes contributions from a range of leading thinkers and researchers in the field of educational leadership and management. Theoretically and conceptually informed, the contributors draw on recent empirical research studies into leadership, learning and system reform in England and more widely to explore the key issues for contemporary school leadership and management in high-autonomy-high-accountability systems. New chapters look at: · System governance and lateral accountability in 'self-improving' school systems · Leading curriculum development and accelerating progress for disadvantaged children in schools · Effective deployment of teaching assistants/leadership for inclusion · School collaboration, partnerships and 'system leadership' · Securing improvement at scale, across multiple schools and across localities · New conceptions of leadership, including ethical and invitational leadership School Leadership and Education System Reform provides accessible but research and theory-informed chapters, each of which includes summaries and suggestions for further reading.


Five Practices For Equity Focused School Leadership

Author by : Sharon I. Radd
Languange : en
Publisher by : ASCD
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Description : This timely and essential book provides a comprehensive guide for school leaders who desire to engage their school communities in transformative systemic change. Sharon I. Radd, Gretchen Givens Generett, Mark Anthony Gooden, and George Theoharis offer five practices to increase educational equity and eliminate marginalization based on race, disability, socioeconomics, language, gender and sexual identity, and religion. For each dimension of diversity, the authors provide background information for understanding the current realities in schools and beyond, and they suggest "disruptive practices" to replace the status quo in order to achieve full inclusion and educational excellence for every child. Assuming that leadership to create equity is a unique practice, the book offers * Clear explanations of foundational terms and concepts, such as equity, systemic inequity, paradigms and cognitive dissonance, and privilege; * Specific recommendations for how to build support and sustainability by engaging colleagues and other stakeholders in constructive dialogues with multiple perspectives; * Detailed descriptions of routines and roles for building effective equity-leadership teams; * Guidelines and tools for performing an equity audit, including environmental scans; * A change framework to skillfully transform your system; and * Reflection activities for self-discovery, understanding, and personal and professional growth. A call to action that is both passionate and practical, Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership is an indispensable roadmap for educators undertaking the journey toward an education system that acknowledges and advances the worth and potential of all students.


Spirituality In Educational Leadership

Author by : Paul D. Houston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Corwin
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Description : With contributions from top leadership figures, this innovative and inspirational collection combines research and thought-provoking ideas for applying spiritual principles to administrative roles and responsibilities.


Technology Leadership For School Improvement

Author by : Rosemary Papa
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Technology Leadership for School Improvement is a practical textbook that prepares primary and secondary educational leaders with the skills and knowledge to manage and administer technology in their school settings. The text focuses on helping educational leaders learn what they need to know about technology standards, data-driven decision making, and creative leadership in this digital environment. To effectively cover the many facets of technology each chapter is written by a specialist following a similar structure and pedagogy for ease of use by the learner.


Leadership For Change The Singapore Schools Experience

Author by : Thiam Seng Koh
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Scientific
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Description : The book shares stories of the role of school leadership in Singapore, with case studies from selected schools, that provides some insights on how Singapore delivers a high-quality education that had led to it achieving high rankings in TIMMS and PISA. This book will provide both the historical and present contexts of changes in the education system, school leadership and teacher leadership in Singapore that made it what it is today. It will distil some universal principles of educational change that school leaders and policy makers can apply in bringing about educational changes that will enhance the learning experiences of students and prepare them for future challenges.


The Prime Leadership Framework

Author by : National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
Languange : en
Publisher by : Solution Tree Press
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Description : The PRIME Leadership Framework describes the leadership principles and action indicators that the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics endorses and that all mathematics education leaders should aspire toward to create equity and excellence in math education for all students. The PRIME Leadership Framework does not describe or endorse any specific leadership style. The framework is intended to engage leaders in conversations about what should be the focus of individual and collective leadership actions, energy, and effort, and seeks to expand the role of teacher leaders in mathematics education. PRIME is a what to do document and not a prescriptive how to do or how to be document. Accordingly, the PRIME Framework views leadership responsibility as founded upon three essential themes: 1. Success for every student, teacher, and leader 2. Research-informed teacher actions 3. Teacher collaboration and professional learning The Framework is based upon the following four essential principles of leadership that drive an improved future for mathematics education: 1. Equity Leadership to ensure high expectations and access to meaningful mathematics learning for every student. 2. Teaching and Learning Leadership to ensure high expectations and access to meaningful mathematics instruction every day. 3. Curriculum Leadership to ensure relevant and meaningful mathematics in every lesson. 4. Assessment Leadership to ensure timely, accurate monitoring of student learning and adjustment of teacher instruction for improved student learning.


Research Methods In Educational Leadership And Management

Author by : Ann R J Briggs
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high-profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner. Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on: - research Design - grounded research - ethnography - discourse analysis - narrative / Life history - student voice Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.


Leadership And Diversity

Author by : Jacky Lumby
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : 'What makes this book stand out in the crowd is the engaging approach the authors have taken to present their argument and the novel treatment they offer of diversity and diversity management...a must-read for anyone in a leadership position or interested in investigating education leadership and diversity' - Gender and Education 'The authors should be congratulated for tackling the crucial topic of diversity within educational leadership....the book makes a major contribution to the small but emergent body of studies in this area' - Journal of Educational Administration & History 'This book sets out a central aim of stimulating reflection on diversity and implications for leaders in education. It also aims to support the development of practice. It is a useful book for those involved in educational management and for policy makers at all levels' - ESCalate 'The authors challenge the reader to reconsider leadership theory in light of notions of social justice and diversity, and to put into place newly articulated frameworks for action...The text is richly supported by strong empirical research and a sometimes-intricate philosophical approach in making its case for justice and fairness in education and beyond' - Choice Magazine What do we mean by diversity? Why is it an important issue for leaders of schools, colleges and universities? As society becomes increasingly diverse, there is significant international awareness in education about how this impacts on leaders and leadership. For decades the emphasis has been placed on increasing the number of leaders with specific attributes, such as women or those from ethnic minorities, to encourage a true representation of society. This far-reaching book takes a wider view, challenging the reader to recognise the importance of diversity issues and to embed diversity as central within leadership theory and practice. Drawing on their extensive research the authors establish a clear understanding of what diversity means and use this to develop a distinct approach to conceiving leadership, preparing leaders and acting as leaders. They explain how diversity should be a holistic issue which touches every aspect of leadership and is vital to ensuring effective and appropriate leadership for education in pluralist societies. The authors explore the history of approaches to addressing inequities in access to leadership positions and the experience of leadership, from equal opportunities, to diversity and inclusion, to capabilities approaches. The book also proposes fundamental and concrete changes that leaders can undertake both in their own and their organisation's practice, to reflect a real commitment to social justice in a diverse society.


Introduction To Educational Leadership Organizational Behavior

Author by : Patti Chance
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Like the bestselling first edition, this introductory textbook succinctly presents concepts and theories of educational leadership and organizational behavior and immediately applies them to problems of practice. The second edition includes a new chapter on organizational culture, expanded overage of organizational structure, systems, and leadership, and additional case studies and scenarios representing real problems of practice.


Teaching Educational Leadership In Muslim Countries

Author by : Eugenie A. Samier
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book explores the Islamic tradition and Muslim contexts for educational administration and leadership. It addresses the teaching of educational administration and leadership from an Islamic perspective by raising issues of globalised educational administration and leadership teaching as it applies in Muslim contexts that vary by culture and social institutions. The book proposes alternative approaches and demonstrates that Islamic traditions have a strong foundation upon which to build in the field and are compatible with many aspects of Western theory and practices, provided that sufficient modifications and adaptations are made. The book focuses on postgraduate curricula and pedagogy, drawing on a range of theoretical foundations and approaches that are culturally and jurisdictionally appropriate in a number of Muslim countries. As such, it contributes to an emerging specialisation in international and comparative educational administration and leadership that is oriented towards a broader and more diverse set of perspectives, particularly from the non-Western world.


Teacher Leadership And Behaviour Management

Author by : Bill Rogers
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This book will be invaluable to teachers and other education professionals interested in behavior management, discipline, and colleague support issues.


Educational Leadership

Author by : Patrick Duignan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Educational Leadership is a major research book on contemporary leadership challenges for educational leaders. In this groundbreaking new work, educational leaders in schools, including teachers, are provided with ways of analysing and resolving common but complex leadership challenges. Ethical tensions inherent in these challenges are identified; tools for their analysis presented and explained; and clear and practitioner-focused guidelines for ethical decision making, in the form of ten practical steps, recommended. Included in this discussion is a jargon-free description and explanation of ethical theories and principles. Written by a leading researcher in the field, and recipient of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership Gold Medal for excellence, Educational Leadership: Key Challenges and Ethical Tensions is an important book that provides a practical framework for analysing ethical tensions and presenting, explaining, and applying ethical concepts and theories to real-life situations in practitioner language.


The Jossey Bass Reader On Educational Leadership

Author by : Jossey-Bass Publishers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jossey-Bass
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Description : This expanded and thoroughly updated edition of the popular anthology assembles the best book excerpts, articles, and reports that define and drive the field of educational leadership today. Filled with critical insights from respected authors, education researchers, and expert practitioners, this comprehensive volume features twenty-six chapters in six primary areas of interest: Principles of Leadership, Moral Leadership, Culture and Change, Standards and Systems, Diversity and Leadership, and the Future of Leadership.


Transformative Leadership In Education

Author by : Carolyn M. Shields
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Framed by real stories and grounded in research, the second edition of Transformative Leadership in Education presents an alternative approach to leadership that is engaged, active, and courageous. Noted scholar Carolyn M. Shields explores the concept of transformative leadership and its potential to create learning environments that are academically excellent, equitable, inclusive, and socially just, even in the face of the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world of education today. Chapters combine contemporary research findings with stories of schools, leaders, students, teachers, and community members to demonstrate that transformative leadership can promote academic achievement, family and community empowerment, democratic engagement, and global citizenship. This exciting text will appeal to all aspiring and practicing leaders who want to prepare students to be successful, caring, and engaged citizens of the global community. New in this edition: Updated end-of-chapter guiding questions to help readers reflect on their own practice and to apply the concepts in their own contexts. Enriched discussion of the interrelationships among the eight tenets of transformative leadership and leading for social justice. Elaborated discussion of the need for reflection, grounding, and spiritual connections on the part of transformative leaders. Expanded discussion of refugee and transgender students. Supplemental eResources to prompt further dialogue and reflection, downloadable at www.routledge.com/9781138633773.


Leadership In Education

Author by : Mark Brundrett
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This book deals with leadership in all sectors from primary to higher education. The editors present an international perspective on the analysis of leadership theory and practice, with the integration of exemplars from different cultural settings.


Leadership In Education Corrections And Law Enforcement

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Emerald Group Publishing
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Description : Leadership in Education, Corrections and Law Enforcement: A Commitment to Ethics, Equity and Excellence fills a unique gap in the knowledge base - the juncture between leadership, ethics, law, and how public institutions/organizations understand and practice the essence of all three.


Cultures Of Educational Leadership

Author by : Paul Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : This book explores how to be fully cross-cultural and intercultural with research and theory building in educational leadership. It adopts an integrated approach to the examination of common issues across and between cultures and contexts. Each chapter examines an issue or a set of issues that builds on evidence from a minimum of three countries across at least two continents. The data collection methods are consistent for all countries and therefore allow meaningful conclusions to be drawn across the field. All six continents are represented in the book, including both developing and developed countries, to ensure an open dialogue and an innovative approach to lay the foundations for future research.


Cultivating Leadership In Schools

Author by : Gordon A. Donaldson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : In this timely volume Gordon A. Donaldson, Jr.: -- Confronts the incompatibility of past approaches to school leadership and the realities of teachers and principals' work lives -- Considers teachers as well as principals, other staff, and parents as essential to successful school leadership -- Explores the importance of interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and qualities to leaders' success


Leadership And The Reform Of Education

Author by : Gunter, Helen M.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Policy Press
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Description : Western politicians consider that leadership is essential for the delivery of educational reform. This important and timely book examines how leaders, leading and leadership became the dominant theme in education. It presents an analysis of the relationship between the state, public policy and the types of knowledge that New Labour used to make policy and break professional cultures. It is essential reading for all those interested in public policy, education policy, and debates about governance and will be of interest to policymakers, researchers and educational professionals.


Leadership For Differentiating Schools And Classrooms

Author by : Carol A. Tomlinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : ASCD
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Description : Explains how to encourage and support teachers who are striving to match their instructional approaches to the needs and interests of every student.


The Handbook For Student Leadership Development

Author by : Susan R. Komives
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This is a must-have book for leadership educators and all student affairs professionals who want to develop impactful leadership programs and the leadership capacity of students. This book contains: (1) Advancing Leadership Education (Susan R. Komives); (2) Leadership Theories (John P. Dugan and Susan R. Komives); (3) Research on College Student Leadership Development (John P. Dugan); (4) Considerations of Student Development in Leadership (Wendy Wagner); (5) Considerations of Student Learning in Leadership (Julie E. Owen); (6) Establishing and Advancing a Leadership Program (Jan Arminio); (7) Inclusive Design (Art Munin and John P. Dugan); (8) Assessment and Evaluation (Julie E. Owen); (9) Funding Leadership Programs (Angie Vineyard and Craig Slack); (10) Formal Leadership Program Models and Structure (Paige Haber); (11) Curricular Programs (Felicia Mainella and Marlena Martinez Love); (12) Co-Curricular Programs (Jennifer A. Smist); (13) Powerful Pedagogies (Cara Meixner and Dave Rosch); (14) Considerations for Cultural and Social Identity Dimensions (Daniel T. Ostick and Vernon A. Wall); and (15) Contemporary Topics in Leadership (Wendy Wagner and Kristan Cliente). A preface by Dennis C. Roberts, a name index, and a subject index are included.


Making Schools Smarter

Author by : Kenneth Leithwood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Corwin Press
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Description : "From strategic planning and accountability to restructuring goals, school leaders face a myriad of organizational tasks, each one vying for immediate action. Where to begin and where best to allocate resources become critical questions as the issue of organization becomes more prevalent. The third edition of a powerful bestseller, Making Schools Smarter provides the refined and updated tools to create a workable model for reshaping today's school districts for positive outcomes. This practical guide addresses and helps resolve significant issues in district and school leadership, including: Determining a comprehensive and real image of future schools and districts as professional learning communities Highlighting critical changes for achieving missions and goals Providing school leaders with much-needed tools to demonstrate and improve accountability With No Child Left Behind and increased accountability as powerful reminders of what's at stake, Making Schools Smarter gets to the heart of the argument that smarter schools mean enhanced learning for all."--Publisher's website.


Motion Leadership

Author by : Michael Fullan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Corwin Press
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Description : Cycling from practice to theory and back again, this concise book provides the skinny on motion leadership, or how to “move” individuals, institutions, and whole systems forward.


The Ethics Of Educational Leadership

Author by : Ronald W. Rebore
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pearson College Division
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Description : In The Ethics of Educational Leadership, the author of one of the leading texts in human resource administration presents a practical resource dealing with significant ethical issues involved in building and central office administration. In it, Ronald Rebore presents the ethical ideas and notions of 20 philosophers and psychologists applied to the practice of educational leadership. The book helps tomorrow's educational leaders evaluate the philosophical ideas of others, and use what they discover to develop their own way of approaching their leadership responsibilities.


Leadership And Strategic Management In Education

Author by : Tony Bush
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : `This is one of very few texts to give recognition to the difficulties in large institutions and to give practical advice about the degree to which collegiality can be built into strategic planning. The authors provide an overview of all aspects of leadership within education, giving ample references within each section for more detailed study' - Mentoring and Tutoring `The book would constitute a good starting-point for anyone wishing to understand contemporary developments in educational management' - Educational Research Leadership and strategic management are both issues of central importance in raising achievement in schools and colleges and thus are at the heart of the educational debate today. This book is concerned with such major issues as: the nature of strategic management in education; the importance of vision, and mission; styles of leadership; models of educational management; and the purposes of strategic management, which here are equated with the effectiveness and improvement of the institution. It will be invaluable for students of educational management, such as those following masters degrees. It is also directly relevant to teachers and lecturers and schools of all phases and in further education colleges, particularly those who have, or aspire to, management responsibilities. The textbook is designed to be used either to accompany a taught course, or for self-study via distance-learning, thus practical and reflective activities are included.


Intellectual Leadership In Higher Education

Author by : Bruce Macfarlane
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : What is ‘intellectual leadership’ and how might this concept be better understood in the modern university? Drawing on research into the role of full or chair professors, this book argues that it is important to define and reclaim intellectual leadership as a counter-weight to the prevailing managerial culture of higher education. It contends that professors have been converted into narrowly defined knowledge entrepreneurs and often feel excluded or marginalised as leaders by their own universities. To fulfil their role professors need to balance the privileges of academic freedom with the responsibilities of academic duty. They exercise their academic freedom as critics and advocates but they also need to be mentors, guardians, enablers and ambassadors. Four orientations to intellectual leadership are identified: knowledge producer, academic citizen, boundary transgressor and public intellectual. These orientations are illustrated by reference to the careers of professors and show how intellectual leadership can be better understood as a transformational activity. This book tackles the question of what intellectual leadership actually is and analyses the questions most frequently associated with the role of senior academics, including: How can intellectual leadership be distinguished from other forms of leadership and management? How can professors balance their responsibilities both within and beyond the university? How can universities make better use of the expertise of professors as leaders? It concludes with recommendations for senior institutional managers on how to make more effective use of the expertise and leadership potential of the senior professoriate.


Women As Leaders In Education

Author by : Jennifer L. Martin
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This up-to-date, candid examination of women's careers in education and leadership in education describes the pitfalls, triumphs, and future promise of female leaders in education.


School Leadership In A Diverse Society

Author by : Carlos R. McCray
Languange : en
Publisher by : Information Age Pub Incorporated
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Description : A volume in Educational Leadership for Social Justice Series Editor Jeffrey S. Brooks, University of Idaho, Denise E. Armstrong, Brock University; Ira Bogotch, Florida Atlantic University; Sandra Harris, Lamar University; Whitney H. Sherman, Virginia Commonwealth University; George Theoharis, Syracuse University The purpose of this work is to broaden the scholarly dialogue in educational leadership and to address the changing role of the American school principal in the twenty-first century with regard to increasing diversity in the United States. This book seeks to provide theoretical and practical insight into the role of school principals dealing with an ever-increasing multicultural student population. We cover an array of issues that we believe are critical in order for the twenty-first century school principal to be effective and relevant. A primary inquiry that needs to be made is: Are school leaders taking seriously the increasing social and cultural diversity in their schools? It is the school principal who sets the tone for the school culture and who provides the vision as to the direction of the organization. We endeavor to help scholars and practitioners have a better understanding of the importance of the diversity of their students, and to give them the tools to appropriately lead schools in ways that ensure all students, regardless of their life circumstances and status, are provided a school climate that promotes high academic achievement and a sense of belonging.