Inviting Educational Leadership

Fulfilling Potential and Applying an Ethical Perspective to the Educational Process
Author: John M. Novak
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273654957
Category: Education
Page: 182
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Inviting Educational Leadership shows how to achieve successfully understand and translate business strategies which can be applied to people, places, policies, programmes and processes within a school.

The Essentials of School Leadership


Author: Brent Davies
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781412902892
Category: Education
Page: 194
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A new edition of this book is available `In conclusion this is an excellent collection of writers and their ideas. It is difficult to think where else such a resource would be available under one cover. An inspiring and valuable book that school leaders should read' - International Journal of Educational Management `The strength of the book lies in its accessibility to both dipping and serious readers; those with a vague interest in the general field of leadership and those who want to identify, pursue or hone a particular leadership style. What the editor does not offer is another book of leadership styles for their own sake, nor does he set one style against another but acknowledges an array of leadership styles to grow leaders of sustainable schools in differing circumstances and environments. A clearly structured, essential text for anyone serious about leadership' - ESCalate `The Essentials of School Leadership contains many of my favourite writers on educational leadership, Brian Caldwell, Brent Davies, Brenda Beatty, Andy Hargreaves, Kenneth Leithwood, Robert Starratt and Linda Lambert. I like to keep fresh by following their thinking, and I wasn't disappointed, finding writing that is insightful and mostly practical' - Professor David Loader, Australian College of Educators `The jewels in the book are the opening and closing chapters by Brent and Barbara Davies on "strategic" leadership, any by Andy Hargreaves on "sustainability" leadership. The book is worth buying for those alone, and for Geoff Southworth's reflective, practical piece on "learning-centred" leadership. This is one for the staffroom library' - Tim Brighouse, TES Friday Magazine `Educational reform is entering a new phase. In many educational systems there is a move from 'national prescription', which has produced significant gains in the short term to a focus on 'schools leading reform'. Here the promise is of more sustainable development in the medium term, but this is crucially dependent on the quality of school leadership. In his new book The Essentials of School Leadership, Brent Davies and his collaborators offer us a comprehensive, reflective yet eminently practical review of the approaches to school leadership that underpin the continuing rise in educational standards and the building of professional capacity in our schools' - David Hopkins, Chief Adviser on School Standards, Department for Education and Skills `At the very time when leadership is recognized as the key to sustainable reform, Brent Davies' The Essentials of School Leadership is right on the mark.This is a comprehensive, powerful treatment of all core elements of new leadership from the ethical to the political, from the emotional to the entrpreneurial. A must-have compendium for those grappling with the present and future of school leadership' - Michael Fullan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada A joint publication with Corwin Press and NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Press Examining current themes in educational leadership and considering the dimensions of various types of leadership, this book includes contributions from internationally recognised leading authors on the subject. Each chapter introduces the reader to a main theme or facet of leadership with the book as a whole giving an overview of the key ideas in the field. With a clear introduction by Brent Davies, this book provides a core source book as well as a contemporary introduction to the essentials of educational leadership. Written in an accessible style, this book is for school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. It is also suitable for Masters/Doctoral students in the UK, US, Australia and worldwide, and will give those on professional development courses a valuable insight into school leadership.

Democracy and Leadership

On Pragmatism and Virtue
Author: Eric Thomas Weber
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 073915124X
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
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In Democracy and Leadership, Weber draws from Plato’s virtues of the ideal city, updated with democratic values and insights from John Dewey, to present both a general and a democratic theory of leadership. Central to the project is the democratic turn away from thinking of leadership as persons to thinking of it as a process open to all.

Leadership for Mortals

Developing and Sustaining Leaders of Learning
Author: Dean Fink
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900546
Category: Education
Page: 170
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Copublished with Corwin Press This resource for prospective and practicing school leaders presents a model for leadership development, selection, and succession, and describes the intellectual "tool kit" that leaders can develop.

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank


Author: John G. Gabriel,Paul C. Farmer
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616454
Category: Education
Page: 297
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How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank will help you improve your school without investing in externally developed, expensive, and time-consuming reform programs or initiatives. It's packed with replicable strategies and practical tools that educators in any school can incorporate to transform the culture and improve student achievement and professional practice. You'll learn how to * Hone your own leadership and grow new leaders among your staff; * Develop a vision and a mission for your school; * Promote excellence among both staff and students; * Make the most of your time and facilitate effective meetings; and * Mine and use data with purpose. For most schools, times are tough and money is tight--but school leaders must still focus on how to steadily improve student achievement. Academic performance will improve in the long term only if your school has a healthy culture marked by integrity, a strong work ethic, collaboration, and reflective risk taking. Strengthening those foundational elements will help you sustain positive change in your school, even in difficult economic times. The good news is that you already have the resources you need to help your school thrive. This book will help you to maximize them.

Boletin Internacional de Bibliografia Sobre Educacion


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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Being an Effective Headteacher


Author: Trevor Male
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878571
Category: Education
Page: 144
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The post of headteacher presents a vast array of responsibilities and challenges, which can be difficult to anticipate and manage. Providing a fully comprehensive support and development package for new and aspiring headteachers, this practical book will help first-time headteachers to confidently deal with the challenges of their post, and inform senior teachers about what they can expect in the role, and prepare them for a future in headship. This book covers: " The nature of headship " The transition to formal leadership " Preparing for headship " National standards and NPQH " Applying for a headship " Entering headship " Consolidation and extension Being an Effective Headteacher will help new and aspiring headteachers to get to grips with the challenges of headship and encourage them to fulfill their potential as educational leaders.

Corrupt Schools, Corrupt Universities

What Can be Done?
Author: Jacques Hallak,Muriel Poisson
Publisher: United Nations Educational
ISBN: 9789280312966
Category: Education
Page: 319
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This publication draws conclusions from IIEP's research into ethics and corruption in education. It defines the key concepts of corruption, transparency, accountability and ethics and identifies the main opportunities for corruption in education. It then looks at tools that can be used to assess corruption problems such as perception and tracking surveys. Lessons are drawn from strategies used worldwide to improve transparency and accountability in educational management.

Leader in Me


Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476772193
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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Change your child’s future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey’s proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful In today’s world, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence? The Leader in Me is that program. In this bestseller, Stephen R. Covey took the 7 Habits that have already changed the lives of millions of readers and showed how even young children can use them as they develop. These habits—be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw—are being adapted by schools around the country in leadership programs, most famously at the A.B Combs Elementary school in Raleigh. Not only does it work, but it works better than anyone could have imaged. This book is full of examples of how the students blossom under the program—the classroom that decided to form a support group for one of their classmates who had behavioral problems, the fourth grader who found a way to overcome his fear of public speaking and wound up taking his class to see him compete in a national story telling competitive, or the seven-year-old who told her father than they needed to go outside and play because they both needed to “sharpen the saw.” Perfect for individuals and corporations alike, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today’s young people, businesses, parents, and educators—one that is perfectly matched to the growing demands of our certain future.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Category: Education
Page: 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Finding Your Leadership Style

A Guide for Educators
Author: Jeffrey Glanz
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871206927
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Offers questionnaires and self-help activities for educators to analyze their leadership potential and match their leadership style to specific jobs.

Child Friendly Schools Manual


Author: N.A
Publisher: UNICEF
ISBN: 9280643762
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.

Bridging Educational Leadership, Curriculum Theory and Didaktik

Non-affirmative Theory of Education
Author: Michael Uljens,Rose M. Ylimaki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319586505
Category: Education
Page: 474
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This volume argues for the need of a common ground that bridges leadership studies, curriculum theory, and Didaktik. It proposes a non-affirmative education theory and its core concepts along with discursive institutionalism as an analytical tool to bridge these fields. It concludes with implications of its coherent theoretical framing for future empirical research. Recent neoliberal policies and transnational governance practices point toward new tensions in nation state education. These challenges affect governance, leadership and curriculum, involving changes in aims and values that demand coherence. Yet, the traditionally disparate fields of educational leadership, curriculum theory and Didaktik have developed separately, both in terms of approaches to theory and theorizing in USA, Europe and Asia, and in the ways in which these theoretical traditions have informed empirical studies over time. An additional aspect is that modern education theory was developed in relation to nation state education, which, in the meantime, has become more complicated due to issues of ‘globopolitanism’. This volume examines the current state of affairs and addresses the issues involved. In doing so, it opens up a space for a renewed and thoughtful dialogue to rethink and re-theorize these traditions with non-affirmative education theory moving beyond social reproduction and social transformation perspectives.

Leadership Coaching for Educators

Bringing Out the Best in School Administrators
Author: Karla Reiss
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141293740X
Category: Education
Page: 235
View: 2004
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This remarkable new resource gives school leaders the tools and techniques for designing and implementing a successful coaching program that creates long-lasting educational change.

Children, Ethics, and the Law

Professional Issues and Cases
Author: Gerald P. Koocher,Patricia Keith-Spiegel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780803277762
Category: Law
Page: 230
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Koocher and Keith-Spiegel introduce the reader to a variety of ethical and legal dilemmas that may arise for mental-health professionals working with children, adolescents, and their families. They offer advice on how to analyze problematic situations and arrive at appropriate decisions. A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of more than 130 vignettes drawn from court decisions and actual clinical incidents. Covering such topics as counseling in schools, psychotherapy in private practice, research in university laboratories, and testifying in court, the authors address a broad spectrum of concerns for professionals who attend to the mental health needs of children. Gerald P. Koocher is chief psychologist at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He is editor of the journal Ethics and Behavior and coauthor, with John E. O’Malley, of The Damocles Syndrome: Psycho-social Consequences of Surviving Childhood Cancer.

Changes in Teachers’ Moral Role

From Passive Observers to Moral and Democratic Leaders
Author: Dorit Alt,Roni Reingold
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9460918379
Category: Education
Page: 210
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Education for democratic citizenship encompasses cognitive as well as moral characteristics. The responsibility for cultivating these democratic virtues is placed upon the shoulders of educators who are required to create and encourage democratic social life. These characteristics are constantly challenged in present society, in which subject-matter goals and instrumental skills are gaining more importance than socially-valued goals, thus tipping the scales in favour of cognitive skills. Promoting cognitive skills by itself cannot sufficiently influence the formation of a social disposition and could ultimately create, in Dewey`s words, ‘egoistic specialists’ who lack the moral and democratic virtues needed for the creation of genuine social life. This book emphasizes the pedagogical task of education in this regard, and strives to pay greater attention to the obligations of education as a moral socializing agent. This book offers four perspectives on which the education system needs to focus its attention in order to enhance democratic and moral values: Teachers’ and students’ concepts of moral and democratic education; curriculum design; democratic teaching instructional methods; and teacher education. This volume provides a valuable text for a wide audience of students, teachers, policy-makers, curriculum designers and teacher educators to use as an updated reference book for pedagogical and research purposes.

Learned Helplessness

A Theory for the Age of Personal Control
Author: Christopher Peterson,Steven F. Maier,Martin E. P. Seligman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195044676
Category: Philosophy
Page: 359
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When experience with uncontrollable events gives rise to the expectation that events in the future will also elude control, disruptions in motivation, emotion, and learning may ensue. "Learned helplessness" refers to the problems that arise in the wake of uncontrollability. First described in the 1960s among laboratory animals, learned helplessness has since been applied to a variety of human problems entailing inappropriate passivity and demoralization. While learned helplessness is best known as an explanation of depression, studies with both people and animals have mapped out the cognitive and biological aspects. The present volume, written by some of the most widely recognized leaders in the field, summarizes and integrates the theory, research, and application of learned helplessness. Each line of work is evaluated critically in terms of what is and is not known, and future directions are sketched. More generally, psychiatrists and psychologists in various specialties will be interested in the book's argument that a theory emphasizing personal control is of particular interest in the here and now, as individuality and control are such salient cultural topics.

Professional ethics in education


Author: John M. Rich
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 155
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Ethical Leadership


Author: Robert J. Starratt
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 176
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In Ethical Leadership, Robert Starratt—one of the leading thinkers on the topic of ethics and education—shows educational leaders how to move beyond mere technical efficiency in the delivery and performance of learning. He challenges educators to become ethical leaders who understand the learning process as a profoundly moral activity that engages the full humanity of the school community. Starratt explains that educational leadership requires a moral commitment to high quality learning for all students—a commitment based on three essential virtues: proactive responsibility; personal and professional authenticity; and an affirming, critical, and enabling presence to the workers and the work involved in teaching and learning. He clarifies how essential these virtues are for leadership in the pressure-cooker of high-stakes schooling. He provides vivid illustration by beginning and ending the book with a "morality play," the narrative of a principal who struggles to do the right thing for his students and teachers, as they are pressured—and often punished—by state mandated tests. Starratt concludes by offering practical suggestions for working leaders as well as preservice and inservice courses in educational leadership. This book is a volume in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education—a series designed to meet the demand for new ideas and insights about leadership in schools.