Connecting Leadership And Learning

Author: John MacBeath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134054491
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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.

Stop Teaching

Author: Isabel Rimanoczy
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631573802
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What do we need to change in order to develop a new generation of business leaders who connect profits with purpose, who see in social entrepreneurship and innovation the key opportunity for addressing our planetary challenges? The answer lies in the contents we select to teach, in the values we invite to explore and develop, and in the methods we use. In the era of 24/7 global access to information from our mobile gadgets, many institutions of higher education are still sitting students in rows or amphitheaters, measuring success via tests and evaluations, with instructors lecturing what students should learn. And instructors feel the challenge of competing with sleepy audiences that divide their attention between their cell phones and the speaker. Stop teaching, the author says, inviting instructors in management schools and higher education to adopt some proven learning principles that can reengage students, unleash their potentials, and foster them to shape the world they want to live in. And have fun doing it. Through adult learning research, guides, activities, and stories from pioneering learning facilitators in education and corporate training, Rimanoczy brings a long-needed revamp to educational institutions that want to be part of responsible management education.

Management Principles And Practice

Author: S.K. Mandal
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 8184952201
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This comprehensive textbook specifically focuses on building a thorough foundation on management studies by sequentially developing the components and basics of management principles and approach, discussing and analysing the key features and methods of modern management practices, and finally exposing the students to some essential topics on environment management, business ethics, corporate governance, and total quality management for sustainable growth and development of business. Students and practicing professionals in this field will be immensely benefited by the coverage and treatment of the book. Key Features — Based on industry experience with focus on building a strong foundation for management studies, especially in the context of the Indian business environment — Covers critical areas of management like strategic planning, strategic management, supply-chain management, international trade, entrepreneurship and small business management, information management, environment management, business ethics, corporate governance and modern tools for TQM, including cost of poor quality, benchmarking and six-sigma practice — Emphasis on management issues critical to business – organisational culture and leadership, modern HRM, external business environment, ethics of business and corporate governance, and responsibility for natural environment management for sustainable growth — Provides a wider coverage of the interconnected functions, methods, processes, variables, strategies and tools for excellence in business management, including 80-20 rule, Murphy’s Law, 1-10-100 rule of cost management, 360 degree appraisal, JIT, TPM, Kaizen etc.

Servant Leadership For Higher Education

Author: Daniel W. Wheeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118181379
Size: 35.42 MB
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"Given the myriad of complex problems facing higher education, it is difficult to imagine that an administrator at any level of the institution could be effective without engaging in servant leadership. Higher education is a service industry and, consequently, this text is a must read for practicing administrators who are committed to effective leadership." –Mary Lou Higgerson, Ph.D., vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the college, Baldwin-Wallace College "Finally a thoughtful book on servant leadership with direct application to higher education. Includes many strategies for developing servant leadership in self, others, and organizations." –Dr. Gary L. Filan, executive director, Chair Academy "With Servant Leadership for Higher Education Dan Wheeler brings the gauzy platitudes sometimes associated with servant leadership down to earth in a set of field-tested principles. I finished the book fantasizing about how much better off our colleges and universities would be if our leaders behaved like this!"–Jon Wergin, professor of educational studies, Ph.D. in Leadership & Change Program, Antioch University "This is a must read for anyone thinking about becoming an academic leader. In the academy, it is not about command and control–it's about serving your colleagues. Dan Wheeler's book 'nails it' as nothing is more critical to leaders than success in serving their colleagues." –Walter Gmelch, dean and professor, School of Education, University of San Francisco Foreword by Kent Keith CEO, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

Learning And Teaching In The Primary Classroom

Author: Maurice Galton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848605056
Size: 54.98 MB
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Providing a framework for understanding the individual needs of pupils, this book describes how you can tailor your teaching methods to maximise learning. You will learn how to take account of your pupils' knowledge, skills and attitudes when selecting and applying principles of instruction, in order to make learning in your classroom as successful as possible. Packed with informative case studies and classroom examples, this book explores how learning is conceptualised, direct instruction, interactive teaching, teaching as scaffolding, and how to overcome obstacles to learning. This is a must-read for all practitioners and students of primary education who wish to understand how to best apply theories of instruction, and provide effective, dynamic teaching.

Understanding And Facilitating Adult Learning

Author: Brookfield, Stephen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335152260
Size: 75.12 MB
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This book provides a critical examination of the myths surrounding adult education and its practice.

Developing Ethical Principles For School Leadership

Author: Lisa Bass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317420527
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Co-published with UCEA, this new textbook tackles Standard #2 of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL)—Ethics and Professional Norms. 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, implications for practice, and learning activities, this book provides aspiring leaders with the background, learning experiences, and analytical tools to successfully promote ethical leadership and student success in their contexts. Special features include: • Case Studies—provide an opportunity to practice ethical reasoning and engage in the discussion of complexities and debates within each case. • Learning Activites—a range of exercises help readers make connections to the PSEL standard. • Important Resources—includes resources that support and encourage students to explore each of the chapter’s elements.

Leadership In Diverse Learning Contexts

Author: Greer Johnson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319283022
Size: 30.41 MB
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This book presents the outcomes of research and practical endeavour in some of the diverse contexts in which learning takes place: classrooms, schools, professional development settings, community projects and service sector agencies. It invites the reader to engage with two related questions of contemporary concern in the leadership field: "What can we learn about the important influence of different contexts on leadership practice and how are people brought together as collective human agents in different patterns of distributive leadership?" In doing so, this collection emphasises three of the critical concepts at play when leadership is viewed, not as position, but as activity. The three concepts are purpose, context and human agency. When this view of leadership is understood, it is always about achieving shared goals with people power, no matter the circumstances in which they are gathered together.

Leadership And Literacy

Author: Neil Dempster
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319542982
Size: 67.42 MB
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This book focuses on what school leaders need to know and understand about leadership for learning, and for learning to read in particular. It brings together theory, research and practice on leadership for literacy. The book reports on the findings from six studies that followed school principals from their involvement in a professional learning program consisting of five modules on leadership and the teaching of reading, to implementation action in their schools. It describes how they applied a range of strategies to create leadership partnerships with their teachers, pursuing eight related dimensions from a Leadership for Learning framework or blueprint. The early chapters of the book feature the use of practical tools as a focus for leadership activity. These chapters consider, for example, how principals and teachers can develop deeper understandings of their schools’ contexts; how professional discussions can be conducted with a process called ‘disciplined dialogue’; and how principals might encourage approaches to shared leadership with their teachers. The overall findings presented in this book emphasise five positive positions on leadership for learning to read: the importance of an agreed moral purpose; sharing leadership for improvement; understanding what learning to read involves; implementing and evaluating reading interventions; and recognising the need for support for leaders’ learning on-the-job.

Linking Leadership To Student Learning

Author: Kenneth Leithwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118132262
Size: 49.62 MB
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Linking Leadership to Student Learning Linking Leadership to Student Learning clearly shows how school leadership improves student achievement. The book is based on an ambitious five-year study on educational leadership that was sponsored by The Wallace Foundation. The authors studied 43 districts, across 9 states and 180 elementary, middle, and secondary schools. In this book, Kenneth Leithwood, Karen Seashore Louis, and their colleagues report on what they found. They examined leadership at each organizational level in the school system—classroom, school, district, community, and state. Their comprehensive approach to investigating school leadership offers a balanced understanding of how the structures within which leaders operate shape what they do. The results within will have significant implications for future policy and practice. Praise for Linking Leadership to Student Learning "Kenneth Leithwood and Karen Seashore Louis offer a seminal new contribution to the leadership field. They provide a rich and authoritative evidence base that demonstrates clearly just why school leadership is so important and how it promotes successful student learning."—Pamela Sammons, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford, Oxford "This ambitious, groundbreaking, and thought provoking treatment of the link between school leadership and student learning is a testament to the outstanding work of these exemplary scholars. This is a 'must read' for academics and practitioners alike."—Martha McCarthy, President's Professor, Loyola Marymount University, and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Indiana University "The question is no longer whether school and district leader's impact student learning, but rather how they do it. The authors provide a convincing answer, one that recognizes the crucial interaction between leader and locality."—Daniel L. Duke, Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Virginia