Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Author: Pont Beatriz
Publisher: Organization for Economic
ISBN: 9264044671
Release Date: 2008-08-06
Genre: Business & Economics

As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.

Improving School Leadership Volume 1 Policy and Practice

Author: Pont Beatriz
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264044715
Release Date: 2008-07-29
Genre:

Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, this book identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future.

Improving School Leadership Volume 2 Case Studies on System Leadership

Author: Specialists Schools and Academies Trust
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264033084
Release Date: 2008-08-26
Genre: Business & Economics

This book explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership and to leadership development programmes for system improvement.

Improving School Leadership Volume 1 Estonian version Policy and Practice

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264082915
Release Date: 2010-01-08
Genre:

As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. And few ...

Improving School Leadership Volume 2 Case Studies on System Leadership

Author: Specialists Schools and Academies Trust
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264033084
Release Date: 2008-08-26
Genre: Business & Economics

This book explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership and to leadership development programmes for system improvement.

Bridge Leadership

Author: Autumn K. Tooms
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 9781607523512
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Education

This is the first chronicle of the history of social justice as a line of inquiry within the field of educational administration. Editors Tooms and Boske have amassed a collective voice of leaders in the field of Educational Administration who have broken barriers and expanded the field through their own work and scholarship within a national and international arena. Many of these narratives are the first time tellings of the challenges and successes found in the works of this group of scholars of historic significance. This collection is written and organized into practical and easy to digest sections. They are part history lesson, and part practical teaching tool for those who prepare school leaders. Anyone from school leaders to academics interested or charged with unpacking the messy intersections between school leadership and issues of social justice will find inspiration and easy to understand explanations of leadership and equity work within the chapters presented. Endorsement: “Bridge Leadership is a powerful and fascinating new volume that explores the intersections of social justice and educational leadership. What distinguishes it from other social justice work is that it is much more personal than most such texts. Many of the book’s authors share poignant excerpts of their life stories and connect them to the theoretical constructs, historical events, and political struggles of social justice. The foregrounding of these personal stories and the bridges they create with social justice gives the volume a raw power not found in other social justice works. I could not put the volume down!” ~ Ulrich C. Reitzug, University of North Carolina,Greensboro

Differentiating School Leadership

Author: Daniel L. Duke
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412970501
Release Date: 2009-11-13
Genre: Education

Use “organizational diagnostics” for applying differentiated leadership to four high-level priorities: preventing school decline, turning around a low-performing school, sustaining improvements, and designing a new school.

Continuous School Improvement

Author: Mark A. Smylie
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781452272221
Release Date: 2009-12-10
Genre: Education

This volume from the Leadership for Learning series outlines best practices for sustaining improvement and demonstrates how to set goals, develop trust, and build a culture of responsibility.

Leadership and Learning

Author: Jan Robertson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781849201742
Release Date: 2011-03-14
Genre: Education

Bringing together internationally recognised scholars this book focuses on the relationship between leadership and learning for the education community. It draws together a wealth of knowledge and research in the field across a variety of contexts, such as system leadership, professional learning communities and leading different cultures. Themes covered include: - exploring models for leadership and improvement - challenges in developing learning-focused leadership - broadening ideas of learning and knowledge work. This book will be of interest to educational leaders at all levels and in all sectors, as well as consultants, academics and those who wish to extend their knowledge in educational leadership whether engaging in further academic study or in reflective practice around the ideas presented. This book is essential for anyone taking advanced programmes in educational leadership and management.

Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership

Author: Elaine K. McEwan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781483360850
Release Date: 2002-08-20
Genre: Education

Updated Edition of Best Seller! Become a more effective instructional leader with research-based information and activities.

Distributed Leadership in Schools

Author: John A. DeFlaminis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317540861
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Education

Building on best practices and lessons learned, Distributed Leadership in Schools shows educators how to design and implement distributed leadership to effectively address challenges in their schools. Grounded in case studies and full of practical tools, this book lays out a framework for building strategic, collaborative, and instructionally-focused teams. Supported by voices of practitioners and based upon original research, this comprehensive resource shares concrete strategies, tips, and tools for creating teams that are skilled at using data to plan and monitor their work, and successful in facilitating change to improve student learning. This innovative method will aid leader development and facilitate reflection, and will reshape leadership practice in a way that benefits teachers, leaders, schools, and students.

Leadership Coaching for Educators

Author: Karla Reiss
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781483359984
Release Date: 2015-03-04
Genre: Education

Empower your staff through coaching! There is an urgent need for school leaders to go beyond “top-down” supervision and coach educators to succeed. Use this comprehensive resource to design and implement an effective, school-wide coaching system that yields powerful results. Written by a veteran administrator and educational consultant, and aligned with the International Coach Federation’s Professional Coaching Core Competencies, this revised edition demystifies the coaching process and includes: Recent research projects, award-winning success stories, and trends in the field Graphic organizers and practical examples of coaching dialogue Guidance for school leaders on developing, designing, and implementing a successful coaching program

Design Thinking for School Leaders

Author: Alyssa Gallagher
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416625940
Release Date: 2018-05-23
Genre: Education

"Design is the rendering of intent." What if education leaders approached their work with the perspective of a designer? This new perspective of seeing the world differently is desperately needed in schools and begins with school leadership. Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson, widely recognized experts on Design Thinking, educational leadership, and innovative strategies, call this new perspective design-inspired leadership—one of the most powerful ways to ignite positive change and address education challenges using the same design and innovation principles that have been so successful in private industry. Design Thinking for School Leaders explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking, one step at a time. Leaders can shift from "accidental designers" to "design-inspired leaders," acting with greater intention and achieving greater impact. You’ll learn how viewing the world through a more empathetic lens—a critical first step on the path to becoming a design-inspired leader—can raise your awareness of the uniqueness of your teachers and students and prompt you to question the ways in which they experience your school. Gallagher and Thordarson detail five specific roles to help you identify opportunities for positively impacting students, teachers, districts, parents, and the community: * Opportunity Seeker. Shifts from problem solving to problem finding. * Experience Architect. Designs and curates learning experiences. * Rule Breaker. Challenges the way things are "always" done. * Producer. Gets things done and creates rapid learning cycles for teams. * Storyteller. Captures the hearts and minds of a community. Full of examples of Design Thinking in action in schools across the country, Design Thinking for School Leaders can help you guide your school to the forefront of the new design + education movement, one that will move traditional education into the modern world and drive the future of learning.

Effective Leadership for School Improvement

Author: Alma Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134701056
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Education

In a complex and multi-layered world, the conventional idea of great leadership being the result of the efforts of a single individual is rapidly becoming redundant. This book takes up the challenge of finding an alternative method of leadership in educational contexts, and looks at how this can help achieve sustained improvement in schools. The authors acknowledge that there are no simple solutions to school improvement. They argue that the effective leaders of the future will be those who are able to share responsibility, build positive relationships and offer stakeholders - teachers, parents and students - an opportunity to work together to improve their schools. The book is based around four key areas of concern: the changing context of leadership, leadership and school improvement, building leadership capacity, and future direction and implications. In each section, the authors discuss current theories and issues, and put forward alternative ideas and perspectives. This important book will make valuable reading for headteachers, principles, deputies and other senior teachers, particularly those undertaking leadership qualifications and training. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students and school governors.