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The Art of Educational Leadership

The Art of Educational Leadership Author Fenwick W. English
ISBN-10 9781452278803
Release 2007-08-14
Pages 248
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"English successfully challenges the established educational community to rethink the current state of research on school leadership in the social sciences...The inclusion of theory, discourse, and stories of recognized leaders followed by chapter learning extensions that include key concepts, movie recommendations, and prompted reflective journaling makes this book a most valuable resource for the educational leadership community." —H.J. Bultinck, CHOICE "The Art of Educational Leadership provides one of the most complete examinations of leadership that I have encountered. I admire the way it urges students to think and reflect. The format allows individual learners to focus on those materials that best fit their learning style while the numerous presentations of a single topic through the different modalities strengthens the learning. This text is a fresh, new look at leadership..." —Louise L MacKay, East Tennessee State University "Fenwick W. English returns to themes of leadership he explored in more than 20 earlier books and dozens of presentation to educator audiences. He favors "re-centering educational leadership in the humanities," rather than acting on the recommendation of the business literature, and he emphasizes the use of films as a way to humanize leadership concepts." —THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR "Excellent cogent analysis of key concepts of leadership are presented in a reader friendly style." —Saul B. Grossman, Temple University Moves beyond established notions of leadership to recognize that effective leading is about drama and performance—artistry! The Art of Educational Leadership: Balancing Performance and Accountability stresses the human side of leadership. No other text on this topic demonstrates so ably the importance of artistry in leadership in a field that has been lopsidedly dominated by concepts informed by science. Presenting the idea that leadership is an art, this book: Exemplifies a balance between the science and the art of educational leadership: The real improvement of practice is rooted in the art of application, which is about context and represents the key to leadership practice. Connects content material to self-discovery: Exercises at the end of each chapter include creating a personal, reflective journal to engage the reader in and reflect upon theories and practices presented in the book. Films are suggested for viewing to illustrate the interaction between context, culture, decisions, and outcomes. Portrays multicultural leadership in action: Biography boxes throughout the book share how multicultural educational and political leaders who have been recognized as "expert" practitioners learned the art of leadership in the public arena. This is the first book in educational leadership to sketch out a balance between the science and the art of the field. The text illustrates how performance and practice represent the art, while the delineation of the skills and conceptual models represent the science.



The Challenges of Educational Leadership

The Challenges of Educational Leadership Author Mike Bottery
ISBN-10 1412900816
Release 2004-10-06
Pages 228
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This book will help educational leaders and aspiring educational leaders to examine their own values and practice.



A New Agenda for Research in Educational Leadership

A New Agenda for Research in Educational Leadership Author William A. Firestone
ISBN-10 0807746304
Release 2005
Pages 243
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This book, the product of the task force on research co-sponsored by the American Educational Research Association Division A and the University Council on Educational Administration, sets an ambitious agenda for research in educational leadership. Prominent scholars in the field review current knowledge about leadership, frame new questions to generate important research in the field, and direct researchers and policymakers to rethink how educational administration, leadership, and policy should be understood. Covering a broad range of topics, from accountability systems and school?community relationships to the education of students from diverse backgrounds, the authors submit current research to critical scrutiny in order to develop frameworks for new research that can have a significant impact on policy and practice.



Deconstructing Educational Leadership

Deconstructing Educational Leadership Author Richard Niesche
ISBN-10 9781136687792
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 160
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Jacques Derrida and Jean-François Lyotard constitute two of the most notable figures of poststructuralist thought and philosophy of the postmodern period. Both worked to reveal instabilities and uncertainty, and to destabilise assumptions and self-evident traditions for the purposes of reflection, creativity and innovative thinking. This significant volume explores the key concepts central to the work of Derrida and Lyotard in relation to educational leadership, and reveals how these ideas challenge existing structures, hierarchies and models of thought. Derrida’s notions of difference and deconstruction, and Lyotard’s concepts of language games, performativity and the differend, are specifically used to inform provocative and insightful critiques of the positivist assumptions and knowledge construction in the field of educational leadership. The book provides concrete examples of the application of theories to policy, literature and empirical data, and identifies ideas which continue to impact contemporary practices of educational leadership and management. Included in the book: - why bring Derrida and Lyotard to ELMA? - a Lyotardian politics of the standards movement in educational leadership - managing performance - witnessing deconstructions of the leader-follower binary in ELMA - limitations and critiques of Derrida and Lyotard. This important volume in the series will be of value to all those working and researching in the field of Educational Leadership, Management and Administration.



Educational Leadership at 2050

Educational Leadership at 2050 Author Rosemary Papa
ISBN-10 9781610487962
Release 2012-02-16
Pages 132
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This is a practical, bold, no-holds barred look at challenges facing educational leaders and the university programs that prepare them through mid-century. It examines key continuities and discontinuities of current times for school, education, and society. Both practice and preparation occur in contested social space, the implications of which are explored in a post industrial, digital age.The stark warning signs of the conflict roiling educational leadership includes the re-segregation and marketization of the public schools; the demonization of teacher unions; attempts to de-professionalize professional preparation; the continuing achievement gap which ignores larger social inequalities; the debasement of education degrees by online diploma mills; the escalating culture of numbers and cheating scandals; and the erosion of full-time, seasoned faculty providing leadership to university preparation programs. The promise of social justice leadership anchored in a fast-changing demographic portrait of increasing national diversity is encapsulated in the construct of leadership accoutrement's which awakens the art and science of leadership.. Finally, the authors propose the pedagogically centered leadership for creating a functional bridge between leadership and learning in preparation and practice.



The SAGE Guide to Educational Leadership and Management

The SAGE Guide to Educational Leadership and Management Author Fenwick W. English
ISBN-10 9781506314266
Release 2015-02-20
Pages 584
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The SAGE Guide to Educational Leadership and Management allows readers to gain knowledge of educational management in practice while providing insights into challenges facing educational leaders and the strategies, skills, and techniques needed to enhance administrative performance. This guide emphasizes the important skills that effective leaders must develop and refine, including communication, developing teams, coaching and motivating, and managing time and priorities. While being brief, simply written, and a highly practical overview for individuals who are new to this field, this reference guide will combine practice and research, indicate current issues and directions, and choices that need to be made. Features & Benefits: 30 brief, signed chapters are organized in 10 thematic parts in one volume available in a choice of electronic or print formats designed to enable quick access to basic information. Selective boxes enrich and support the narrative chapters with case examples of effective leadership in action. Chapters conclude with bibliographic endnotes and references to further readings to guide students to more in-depth presentations in other published sources. Back matter includes an annotated listing of organizations, associations, and journals focused on educational leadership and administration and a detailed index. This reference guide will serve as a vital source of knowledge to any students pursuing an education degree as well as for individuals interested in the subject matter that do not have a strong foundation of the topic.



Leading Beautifully

Leading Beautifully Author Fenwick W. English
ISBN-10 9781317702948
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 226
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Leading Beautifully provides a new dimension to understanding effective leadership. Drawing from lessons in the arts and the humanities, English and Ehrich explore how educational decision-making in schools can be informed by identity, personal competence, and an understanding of the field’s intellectual foundations. Based on in-depth interviews of artists and educational leaders, this book provides insight into the inner world of successful leaders who have developed competencies and understandings that extend beyond the standard leadership tool box. This exciting new book explores the theory and practice of leadership connoisseurship as a human-centered endeavor and as an antidote to mechanistic, business-oriented practices. The authors’ well-grounded reconsideration of educational leadership will enliven and enhance any educational leader’s practice.



The Jossey Bass Reader on Educational Leadership

The Jossey Bass Reader on Educational Leadership Author Margaret Grogan
ISBN-10 9781118621509
Release 2013-04-29
Pages 560
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The newest edition of the bestselling book on educational leadership This expanded and thoroughly updated edition of the popular anthology contains the articles, book excerpts, and seminal reports that define and drive the field of educational leadership today. Filled with critical insights from bestselling authors, education research, and expert practitioners, this comprehensive volume features six primary areas of concern: The Principles of Leadership; Moral and Trustworthy Leadership; Culture and Change; Leadership for Learning; Diversity and Leadership; The Future of Leadership. Offers a practical guide for timeless and current thinking on educational leadership Includes works by Peter Senge and Tom Sergiovanni From Jossey-Bass publishers, a noted leader in the fields of education and leadership This important resource includes relevant and up-to-date articles for leaders today on gender, diversity, global perspectives, standards/testing, e-learning/technology, and community organizing.



Managing Without Leadership

Managing Without Leadership Author Gabriele Lakomski
ISBN-10 9780080433523
Release 2005
Pages 159
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A critical examination of leadership theories past and present, Managing without Leadership argues that leadership as traditionally understood does not explain organizational functioning. Bounded by empiricist assumptions and methodology, and including a narrow theory of mind as symbol processor, leadership theories are unable to support their claims about leaders and their actions. Drawing on coherentist epistemology, connectionism, and the theory of self-organizing dynamic systems, a naturalistic account of organizational functioning and organization design is explored that includes leaders as non-privileged agents in the cognitive fabric of organizational life.



Anatomy of professional practice

Anatomy of professional practice Author Fenwick W. English
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124035408
Release 2008
Pages 98
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This is the first book to bring into focus the full scope of professional practice in educational leadership. Anatomy of Professional Practice probes the limitations of traditional research in fully comprehending the true nature of leadership, and points out how future research must be expanded to deal with understanding the complexity of educational leadership practice, particularly the moral issues which are the nexus of contemporary school leadership dilemmas.



Biography and Education

Biography and Education Author Michael Erben
ISBN-10 0750707526
Release 1998
Pages 168
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Over recent years biographical studies have gained an increasingly important place in academic study. The two are inextricably linked. Education uses biography in teaching, and in biography, education features strongly as a formative stage in personal development. This book elaborates on the analytical work that has drawn attention to biography and education, and seeks to expand the understanding of lives in educational contexts. Mainstream sociology has been quick to embrace this treatment of individuals as biographical appearances, but it is even more relevant in the field of education.



Deciding What to Teach and Test

Deciding What to Teach and Test Author Fenwick W. English
ISBN-10 9781452271583
Release 2010-06-07
Pages 168
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Focusing on curriculum leadership and closing the achievement gap, this influential book is updated with new insights on developing and aligning curriculum in a standards-based environment.



Reviving the Soul of Teaching

Reviving the Soul of Teaching Author Terrence E. Deal
ISBN-10 9781452280578
Release 2008-06-20
Pages 152
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This volume champions the heart and soul of teaching, emphasizes how teachers can influence the lives of students, and considers new directions for accountability mandates.



The essential school board book

The essential school board book Author Nancy Walser
ISBN-10 PSU:000067187034
Release 2009-10-31
Pages 143
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The essential school board book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The essential school board book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The essential school board book book for free.



Servant Leader and Follower

Servant  Leader and Follower Author Robert K. Greenleaf
ISBN-10 080912162X
Release 1978
Pages 138
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Servant Leader and Follower has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Servant Leader and Follower also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Servant Leader and Follower book for free.



Teachers and Mentors

Teachers and Mentors Author Craig Alan Kridel
ISBN-10 0815317468
Release 1996
Pages 292
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Deep Curriculum Alignment

Deep Curriculum Alignment Author Fenwick W. English
ISBN-10 0810839717
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 157
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Why do testing and accountability efforts in today's schools fail? In Deep Curriculum Alignment, English and Steffy explore the flaws in state mandated testing, advocating a more comprehensive approach to teaching and testing. This highly practical book will guide you into a deeply aligned curriculum that produces academic results and a level playing field. Each chapter covers principles of testing and curriculum building, and concludes with a summary of the key concepts presented. The authors survey various studies, present the ethical dilemmas involved in testing, and present a step-by-step guide to pedagogical parallelism and alignment.