Principals As Maverick Leaders

Author: Michael Chirichello
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610483502
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After her school wins the coveted United States National Secondary Education Award, a school principal embarks upon an educational odyssey. The principal discovers that the reasons for winning the award are a sham! As her school falls apart, she begins to reflect on the stagnant school organization and the ineffective prescriptions for improvement. She wonders why as a democratic nation, American schools do not model the practice of democracy for students. The principal begins her quest to unearth the flaws in her own thinking about the way schools work in her quest to create more democratic schools. Endeavoring to understand how systems really work, the principal puts her new ideas into practice and shares with the reader the lessons learned from past practices. This book presents a guide for principals in the form of rules that suggest that educational leaders must ask themselves why they do what they do. It also takes readers through a series of vignettes focused on how principals can practice democracy in the schoolhouse, while challenging themselves and their school community.

Avoiding The Demise Of Democracy

Author: Sharron Goldman Walker
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475806248
Size: 41.13 MB
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Sharron Goldman Walker’s second volume on democracy in education asks educators, especially teachers and principals, to contemplate their roles in education and its connections with the preservation of American democracy. Do we send children to school to learn only how to achieve high scores on high stakes tests? If democracy is not learned by practice in the schoolhouse, how will children recognize it when they leave it?

Learning To Lead

Author: Michael Chirichello
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: 9781578865284
Size: 64.85 MB
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Learning to Lead provides ten traits of effective principal leadership. This book will encourage those who work as school leaders to continue to inspire others.

The New Principal S Fieldbook

Author: Pamela Robbins
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416601384
Size: 34.77 MB
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This accessible guide for novice school principals is filled with tips, strategies, and insightful stories from real principals about the challenges they faced, the solutions they tried, and the success they achieved.

Motion Leadership

Author: Michael Fullan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141298131X
Size: 15.57 MB
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Cycling from practice to theory and back again, this concise book provides the skinny on motion leadership, or how to “move” individuals, institutions, and whole systems forward.

Being An Effective Headteacher

Author: Trevor Male
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878571
Size: 72.53 MB
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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.

Promises Kept

Author: Steven J. Gross
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 087120973X
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Uses firsthand accounts from successful schools and districts to discuss the key challenges to overcome in extending the legacy of curriculum innovation.

Preparing School Leaders For The 21st Century

Author: Stephan Gerhard Huber
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203006009
Size: 30.31 MB
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The quality and success of schools depend upon school leadership. Increasingly, in many countries worldwide, this belief has led to designing and implementing appropriate training and development programs for educational leaders. In an international comparative research project, current school leader training and development programs in fifteen countries across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America are analyzed, compared, and discussed. Preparing School Leaders for the 21st Century provides insights and constructive ideas, for those planning and carrying out school leadership development in different countries and those conducting research in this field. * Part one in the book reflects on roles, tasks, competences, and conceptions of school leadership, exploring the changing context in which school leaders find themselves, focusing on the new demands on the school leaders and suitable leadership theories. * Part two provides a comparative discussion of the various leadership development models, identifying similarities and differences, based on a set of criteria selected and going beyond a mere juxtaposition. In describing common issues and challenges, it also looks for common solutions, and considers what the different countries might be able to learn from each other, and successfully transfer. * Part three identifies current international trends deduced from these programs. Nineteen recommendations for designing future programs are outlined, and instructive examples of best and promising practice are given. * Part four comprises well structured country reports, which provide information about the education system and school system of those countries, about recent changes and their impact on school leadership, about the overall school leader training and development approach.

Conducting Educational Research

Author: Bruce W. Tuckman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442209658
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Conducting Educational Research, Sixth Edition thoroughly addresses the major components of research design and methodology. The text is especially useful for inexperienced student-researchers and doctoral students in the early stages of preparing a dissertation. The early chapters of the text clearly describe the process of selecting a problem, reviewing the literature, constructing a hypothesis, identifying and labeling variables, and constructing operational definitions. The later chapters assist students in refining methodological procedures, analyzing data, and writing the final research report. The clarity of the text and the numerous practical examples help to reinforce important concepts and key ideas, increasing the efficacy of the text for even the most inexperienced student-researchers. Additionally, sample studies are included as models of acceptable published research and serve as a guide against which students may evaluate their own work. Changes in New Edition More illustrations, tables, figures, and bulleted lists to enhance understanding More and simpler explanations of complex process A greater balance between the various approaches to research, ranging from experimental to qualitative, with causal-comparative, survey, and evaluation in-between Part I Expanded to include additional ethical considerations when conducting research. Part II: Renamed "Carrying out Fundamental Steps of Research" Additional details regarding measurement and observation Expanded discussion of the application of design criteria Part III: Renamed "Carrying out Quantitative Research" Additional chapters on experimental research, correlational and causal-comparative research, survey research, and evaluation research.

Advising Student Groups And Organizations

Author: Norbert W. Dunkel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118784901
Size: 15.41 MB
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The only manual for faculty and staff who work directly with student organizations Advising Student Groups and Organizations is a one-of-a-kind book that equips faculty members and administrators to competently and confidently serve as advisers to clubs and other student groups. The second edition is here to help colleges and universities keep up with the skyrocketing number of student groups and shifts in the legal landscape. New chapters on crucial topics, updated case studies, and a full suite of practical resources simplify the process of navigating student organizations. With Advising Student Groups and Organizations, educators can turn the chore of advising into a rewarding activity that benefits everyone. Challenges like student apathy, university politics, and budgetary restrictions can be overcome with the ideas and activities presented here. And in this fully updated edition, new chapters contain everything you need to know about: Advising fraternities and sororities Navigating laws such as FERPA, Title IX, and the Clery Act Working with online distance students and using social media as an advising tool Conflict mediation and training student advisors You'll want to keep this guide handy so you can take advantage of tools like reflection questions, activities, checklists, and sample forms. Advising Student Groups and Organizations even covers the use of assessments such as True Colors and StrengthsFinder. Now you'll be able to cut through bureaucracy to make the student advising experience truly transformative.