Principles of School Leadership

  • Filename: principles-of-school-leadership.
  • ISBN: 9781446291467
  • Release Date: 2012-11-13
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Mark Brundrett
  • Publisher: SAGE

'This book is an excellent resource for graduate students in educational leadership programmes. Clearly written chapters and sections are contributed by an array of internationally recognized senior scholars of educational leadership. Connections between leadership concepts and practices are presented clearly and thoroughly, with particular attention to the development of leaders' -Ken Brien, Ed.D., Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick 'This book skilfully integrates both theory and research with practical ideas and approaches around effective school leadership practice' -Graham Thomson, Director, Scottish Centre for Studies in School Administration, University of Edinburgh 'This book enables the reader to relate the theoretical underpinning of research to their own practice, present and future' -David Middlewood, Warwich University, Institute of Education This comprehensive book offers a unique mix of theory and practical guidance, showing you how to apply leadership techniques and approaches. This revised edition includes sections on: - key concepts in theory - the practice of educational leadership and management - developing educational leaders Focused and accessible, the book contains: - an overview and key learning aims at the start of each chapter - figures - discussion and summaries of key research issues Written by leading academics in the field, chapters cover key topics such as strategy, leading teaching and learning, leading and managing staff, deployment of resources, and working with the community. This book is essential reading for acting or aspiring school leaders on CPD programmes and Masters courses. Mark Brundrett is Co-Director of the Centre for Educational Research (CERS) at Liverpool John Moores University.

The Principles of Educational Leadership Management

  • Filename: the-principles-of-educational-leadership-management.
  • ISBN: 1446245780
  • Release Date: 2010-04-19
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Tony Bush
  • Publisher: SAGE

Fully revised and thoroughly updated, this second edition of this classic book brings together many leading international authors on educational leadership, with brand new chapters from leaders in the field Ken Leithwood, Paul Begley, Allan Walker and Alma Harris. Providing an overview of essential topics within the field, this book adopts an international perspective and offers conceptual and empirical insights into: - Moral and ethical leadership - Distributed leadership - Developing leaders - Leadership for learning - Building and leading learning cultures - Managing human and financial resources - Leadership for diversity - Leadership, partnerships and community - Professionalism and professional development The book is for scholars, researchers and postgraduate students in educational leadership, management and administration, as well as for senior leaders in education and those taking professional leadership qualifications.

Developing Ethical Principles for School Leadership

  • Filename: developing-ethical-principles-for-school-leadership.
  • ISBN: 1138918857
  • Release Date: 2017-04-15
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Lisa Bass
  • Publisher: Routledge

Co-published with UCEA, this exciting new textbook tackles ISLLC Standard #9 the ethical principles of leadership. This volume includes specific strategies for school leaders to develop knowledge and skills in supporting the learning and development of all students, as well as understanding the dynamics and importance of ethics in leadership practice. By presenting problem-posing cases, theoretical grounding, relevant research, and implications for practice, this book provides aspiring leaders with the background, learning experiences, and analytical tools to successfully promote student success in their contexts."

Excellence Through Equity

  • Filename: excellence-through-equity.
  • ISBN: 9781416622574
  • Release Date: 2016-02-26
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Alan M. Blankstein
  • Publisher: ASCD

Excellence Through Equity is an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed. To help educators with what can at times be a difficult and challenging journey, Blankstein and Noguera frame the book with five guiding principles of Courageous Leadership: - Getting to your core - Making organizational meaning - Ensuring constancy and consistency of purpose - Facing the facts and your fears - Building sustainable relationships They further emphasize that the practices are grounded in three important areas of research that are too often disregarded: (1) child development, (2) neuroscience, and (3) environmental influences on child development and learning. You’ll hear from Carol Corbett Burris, Michael Fullan, Marcus J. Newsome, Paul Reville, Susan Szachowicz, and other bold practitioners and visionary thinkers who share compelling and actionable ideas, strategies, and experiences for closing the achievement gap in your classrooms and school. Ensuring that all students receive an education that cultivates their talents and potential is in all our common interest. As Andy Hargreaves writes in the coda: “The opportunity for all Americans is to articulate and believe in an inspiring vision of educational change that is about what the next genera¬tion of America and Americans should become, not about a target or ranking that the nation should attain.”

Decision Making in Educational Leadership

  • Filename: decision-making-in-educational-leadership.
  • ISBN: 9781135015947
  • Release Date: 2014-06-05
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Stephanie Chitpin
  • Publisher: Routledge

The increased focus on raising standards in education requires leaders to engage in complex decision making about teacher assessment, mandated accountability measures, and the collection and use of large amounts of data. Showcasing exemplary practices of school and district administrators, Decision Making in Educational Leadership covers issues concerning the role of emotion, ethical and legal ramifications, the use of data, and complexity in decision making. Chapter authors in this research-based volume explore what administrators and school leaders actually know about educational problems, how they draw upon and revise theories of action for responding to problems, and which theories are tenable in educational decision making. This important resource provides a broad and international perspective on effective models and methods of educational decision making and shares valuable knowledge about how theory can be translated into practice in a variety of school settings.

Leverage Leadership

  • Filename: leverage-leadership.
  • ISBN: 9781118238929
  • Release Date: 2012-06-06
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment. Fundamentally, each of these seven levers answers the core questions of school leadership: What should an effective leader do, and how and when should they do it. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, the book is for any principal, superintendent, or educator who wants to be a transformational leader. The book includes 30 video clips of top-tier leaders in action. These videos bring great schools to you, and support a deeper understanding of both the components of success and how it looks as a whole. There are also many helpful rubrics, extensive professional development tools, calendars, and templates. Explores the core principles of effective leadership Author's charter school, North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey, received the highest possible award given by the U.S. Department of Education; the National Blue Ribbon Print version includes an instructive DVD with 30 video clips to show how it looks in real life. E-book customers: please note that details on how to access the content from the DVD may be found in the e-book Table of Contents. Please see the section: "How to Access DVD Contents" Bambrick-Santoyo has trained more than 1,800 school leaders nationwide in his work at Uncommon Schools and is a recognized expert on transforming schools to achieve extraordinary results.

Creating a Successful Leadership Style

  • Filename: creating-a-successful-leadership-style.
  • ISBN: 9781610480826
  • Release Date: 2011-04-16
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Charles A. Bonnici
  • Publisher: R&L Education

Creating a Successful Leadership Style gives practical applications supported by real experiences. It presents the actual situations a principal or assistant principal faces on a day-to-day basis and provides strategies to address them. These strategies derive from a leadership style that is people oriented and designed to elicit positive outcomes and responses. Charles A. Bonnici presents several principles of educational leadership which, taken together, help the school leader develop a leadership style that is people oriented, humane, and effective. In the course of the regular school day, a school leader is rarely asked what management theory is being implemented in a school. Instead, the principal and assistant principal are faced with a multitude of immediate and long-range problems and issues that need real-life solutions.

Connecting Leadership and Learning

  • Filename: connecting-leadership-and-learning.
  • ISBN: 9781134054503
  • Release Date: 2008-07-25
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: John MacBeath
  • Publisher: Routledge

Leading schools is becoming almost daily a more complex and demanding job. Connecting Leadership and Learning reassesses the purpose of schools, the nature of learning and the qualities of leadership that make schools authentic places of learning. Starting with a review of what we can claim to know – and not know – about learning, leadership and their inter-relationship, this book explores what it means to lead schools that place learning at the centre. Drawing on research from seven different country projects - including the United States, Australia and five European countries – the authors offer five key principles for practice: a focus of learning an environment for learning a learning dialogue shared leadership accountability; internal and external. These key principles have been tested by teachers, senior leaders and school students and found to be applicable across cultural and linguistic boundaries. The challenges faced by in inner city schools, whether in London or New Jersey, prove a stern test for the five principles yet, as these schools testify, they bring a new sense of hope and resolve that learning is for everyone. Based on rigorous research yet thoroughly grounded in practice, this book aims to challenge the reader with big ideas about learning and leadership, and to break new ground in thinking about where leadership and learning meet so that practitioners can see how it works in school and classroom practice. It should be of interest to all school leaders and those aspiring to the role.

Quality Middle School Leadership

  • Filename: quality-middle-school-leadership.
  • ISBN: 1578860725
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 515
  • Author: L. David Weller
  • Publisher: R&L Education

"Arranged to provide readers with theory and research first, Quality Middle School Leadership also provides specific examples of how this research can be applied - providing real meaning to the knowledge and skills that are presented. It is designed to prepare those aspiring to become effective and quality-oriented middle school principals and also to assist practitioners seeking to improve middle school education."--Jacket.

The Business of School Leadership

  • Filename: the-business-of-school-leadership.
  • ISBN: 9780864319654
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 132
  • Author: Larry Smith
  • Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

The role of school principals and their executive staff has changed rapidly and radically over the last decade. They are now required to be, not only leading educators, but also effective business persons. The reality is, however, that most school leaders have little if any formal training for these business roles and very limited personal experience in managing these matters. This book assists school leaders in developing the understanding, knowledge, and skill of business processes that they need to perform this 'new' role effectively. The book does not aim to convert school leaders into accountants or entrepreneurs or marketing specialists. What it provides are the key principles and tactics of business operations that school leaders need if they are to effectively manage both the educational and business imperatives of their schools. In a sense, it is intended that this book should become the 'business bible' for school leaders - the single reliable resource they can turn to on a daily basis to assist them in addressing business issues.

From Values to Action The Four Principles of Values Based Leadership

  • Filename: from-values-to-action-the-four-principles-of-values-based-leadership.
  • ISBN: 1118037189
  • Release Date: 2011-03-10
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Harry M. Kraemer
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Silver Medal Winner, Business and Leadership, 2012 Nautilus Book Awards Respected former CEO, professor, and speaker examines what it takes to become a values-based leader In this highly-anticipated book, Harry Kraemer argues that today's business environment demands values-based leaders who, in "doing the right thing," deliver outstanding and lasting results. The journey to becoming a values-based leader starts with self-reflection. He asks, "If you are not self-reflective, how can you know yourself? If you do not know yourself, how can you lead yourself? If you cannot lead yourself, how can you lead others?" Kraemer identifies self-reflection as the first of four principles that guide leaders to make choices that honor their values and candidly recounts how these principles helped him navigate some of the toughest challenges he faced in his career. Offers a framework for adopting the principles of values-based leadership—self-reflection, balance, true self-confidence, and genuine humility—to lead organizations effectively Based on Kraemer's popular Kellogg MBA course on values-based leadership A recognized expert in values-based leadership, Kraemer is a sought after speaker on the subject Lively and engaging, Kraemer's book comes at a critical time when true leadership in every facet of society is desperately needed.

Leading a Digital School

  • Filename: leading-a-digital-school.
  • ISBN: 9780864318961
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 221
  • Author: Mal Lee
  • Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

This important new book informs educational leaders about current developments in the use of digital technologies and presents a number of case studies demonstrating their value and complexity. It encourages leaders to engage in the process of successful change for their own school community by providing guidelines and advice drawn from emerging research. Leading a Digital School is a rich source of information and advice about joining the new 'education revolution.' It shows clearly and concisely how schools can integrate digital technologies creatively and wisely in order to enliven teaching and support student learning.

Everything School Leaders Need to Know About Assessment

  • Filename: everything-school-leaders-need-to-know-about-assessment.
  • ISBN: 9781412979795
  • Release Date: 2010-04-15
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: W. James Popham
  • Publisher: Corwin Press

With plain language and practical examples, Popham covers key understandings for school leaders, including validity, formative assessment, interpreting test results, instructional sensitivity, and more.

Reshaping the Landscape of School Leadership Development

  • Filename: reshaping-the-landscape-of-school-leadership-development.
  • ISBN: 9781135302917
  • Release Date: 2005-06-21
  • Number of pages: 306
  • Author: Philip Hallinger
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Reshaping the Landscape of School Leadership Development: A Global Perspective traces developments in this arena as they evolved since 1980. The book is comprised of chapters authored by the leading scholars in the fields of educational leadership and school leadership development from the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The volume is designed as one part primer on key policy issues (e.g., the role of standards), one part description of global leadership development practices (professional learning communities, problem-based leadership preparation, computer simulation, and apprenticeships) in school leadership development, and one part assessment of future trends.

Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms

  • Filename: leadership-for-differentiating-schools-and-classrooms.
  • ISBN: 9780871205025
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Carol A. Tomlinson
  • Publisher: ASCD

Explains how to encourage and support teachers who are striving to match their instructional approaches to the needs and interests of every student.

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