The Instructional Leadership Toolbox

Author: Sandra Lee Gupton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412975409
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This updated resource provides principals and other school administrators with the tools needed to become effective instructional leaders, build teamwork, and boost student achievement.

Educational Leadership

Author: Carolyn S. Carr
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781578861729
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The twelfth annual yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration represents the latest work and research of NCPEA members, who include both professors and practitioners of educational leadership. This collection of essays represents the current thinking in educational administration and principal preparation, and is an excellent resource for leadership preparation programs.

School Leadership In The Caribbean

Author: Paul Miller
Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd
ISBN: 1873927819
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Successful school leadership is an issue currently being debated up and down Caribbean territories. Key issues in the ongoing debate include: students’ outcomes and participation in the regional Caribbean Secondary Examinations (CSEC); teacher recruitment and retention; teacher training and continuing professional development (upgrading); and parental involvement. These issues point to leadership at various levels, whether in its exercise or in its influence, and are examined within and across national and regional education systems. Particular attention is given to debates around improving outcomes for students, teacher development and the role of the principal in leading school improvement. A source of debate about practice of school leadership in the Caribbean surrounds the issue of gender. Where are men in teaching? Where are men in leadership positions and positions of responsibility? Unlike in some countries where, for example, men tend to hold more leadership positions than women, especially at the secondary phase of education, in the Caribbean this is not the case: there are more female teachers at every level and more female teachers occupy leadership positions at every level. Within this book, gendered leadership as practised and enacted in the Caribbean is examined from religious, social, historical and political positions, pointing to a clear political dichotomy. There is no unitary definition of what can count as school leadership in the Caribbean, despite clear similarities of practices and approaches. What this volume argues, however, is that within the Caribbean region there are many similarities of experience for the practice and exercise of school leadership which draw on a common framework of teacher training, a common language and a common socio-political history that existed well before the formation of CARICOM through British colonisation. This book does not dwell on the period of British colonisation but discusses the extent to which this period in Caribbean history has influenced the practice of school leadership today, most notably in areas such as curricular and teacher training models. Education in emergency situations, such teaching and learning in severe weather conditions such as hurricanes, is also spotlighted. As a whole, the themes in this edited volume proffer an evidence-based approach to contemporary issues in school leadership in the Caribbean and extend the current literature in the field.

Intersectional Identities And Educational Leadership Of Black Women In The Usa

Author: Sonya Douglass Horsford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134913311
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This volume examines the educational leadership of Black women in the U.S. as informed by their raced and gendered positionalities, experiences, perspectives, and most importantly, the intersection of these doubly marginalized identities in school and community contexts. While there are bodies of research literature on women in educational leadership, as well as the leadership development, philosophies, and approaches of Black or African American educational leaders, this issue interrogates the ways in which the Black woman’s socially constructed intersectional identity informs her leadership values, approach, and impact. As an act of self-invention, the volume simultaneously showcases the research and voices of Black women scholars – perspectives traditionally silenced in the leadership discourse generally, and educational leadership discourse specifically. Whether the empirical or conceptual focus is a Black female school principal, African American female superintendent, Black feminist of the early twentieth century, or Black woman education researcher, the framing and analysis of each article interrogates how the unique location of the Black woman, at the intersection of race and gender, shapes and influences their lived personal and/or professional experiences as educational leaders. This collection will be of interest to education leadership researchers, faculty, and students, practicing school and district administrators, and readers interested in education leadership studies, leadership theory, Black feminist thought, intersectionality, and African American leadership. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

The Black Professoriat

Author: Sandra Jackson
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433110276
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Sandra Jackson is Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Director of the Center for African and Black Diaspora at DePaul University. Her areas of interest include feminist theorizing, women's autobiography, girls' studies, young adult literature and representations of gender, science fiction, utopian and dystopian literature and film, and gender and higher education. Dr. Jackson is widely published.

Conversations With Principals

Author: Andrew E. Dubin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236275
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Conversations With Principals: Issues, Values, and Politics is a unique compilation of interviews with principals at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Unlike any other text in Educational Administration, this book allows students the unusual opportunity to experience the inner voice of principals as they discuss the many decisions they make and the multitude of people they must engage.

Herstories

Author: Judy A. Alston
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433111921
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The field of leadership has often been criticized for excluding voices that are not White and male. Not only are women - specifically Black women - poorly represented in leadership positions and the field's knowledge base, they are vastly underrepresented in the actual content of leadership courses and texts.<BR> This book analyzes the transformational leadership, servant leadership, and social justice leadership found in the lives of Fannie Lou Hamer, Septima Clark, Mary McLeod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, and Audre Lorde. The book not only chronicles the careers and professional contributions of these women, but also uses these leadership models as units of analysis to highlight their effective leadership -herstories- to inform current practice. As African American women who embodied the history, politics, and educational aspirations of an otherwise oppressed people, an analysis of their lived experiences and leadership roles creates a distinctive theoretical and methodological application to leadership theory and practice. These women advanced their ideas and theories about leadership through their personal, political, and social activism. Examining their lives results in a more complete picture of the effects of race, sexuality, and class and how they are related to current practice in leadership. <I>Herstories provides an important (re)visioning of leadership theory by documenting the leadership lives of six strong black women."

Human Resources Administration For Educational Leaders

Author: M. Scott Norton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412957591
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A comprehensive and research-based text detailing the important relationship between school administration and human resources administration. "The author provides [students] with specific strategies for navigating the treacherous waters of personnel selection, development, retention, and removal. I wish I had the book when I began my work as Director of Personnel." —Zach Kelehear University of South Carolina Human Resources Administration for Educational Leaders balances theory and pedagogy to demonstrate the historical evolution of the human resources function in education, the link between human resources and organizational effectiveness, and the new trends in human resources accountability. Key Features and Benefits: Provides students with samples of the tools that practicing HR administrators use for planning, recruiting, interviewing, selecting, evaluating, compensating, and developing staff personnel Dedicates separate chapters to areas often neglected in other texts: collective bargaining, human resources responsibility for classified personnel, accountability, and organizational climate and the human resources function Features engaging simulations in the form of case studies and critical questions to help students apply the concepts to practice Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries Instructors' Resources on CD-ROM includes a test bank, sample syllabi, PowerPoint slide presentations, and more. Contact SAGE to request your copy. Meet the author! http://coe.asu.edu/elps/faculty/norton.php

Executive Leadership For Effective Administration

Author: M. Scott Norton
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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"All chapters are written brilliantly...the summaries are brief, well-written and concise...the use of cases and vignettes will be very beneficial to students and professors who are interested in studying leadership at a systems level within public educational organizations." Anthony H. Normore, Florida International University This book immerses prospective superintendents and other executive administrators in the realities of practice and the specific leadership skills that create effective schools. Research based coverage of the foundations, issues, principles and responsibilities of executive leaders in educational administration and management are presented within the three dimensions of: The Nature of Executive Leadership, Forces That Influence and Shape Executive Leadership, and the Responsibilities of Executive Leaders. This text encourages leaders to think beyond management and consider how to lead and affect school culture, student achievement, and organizational productivity. Case studies and critical incidents as well as ample pedagogical elements encourage readers to take an active, decision-making role. Concepts throughout the text correlate closely to ISLLC standards. Features: This text carefully balances theory and practice so that these concepts are meaningful throughout. Critical leadership topics such as organizational culture, working with governing boards and employee groups, conflict, and politics are emphasized in chapters 3-12. Rather than a strict focus on educational administration, this work centers on executive leadership. Leadership for the attainment of educational goals is given priority and this focus correlates closely to ISLLC standards. Field-tested elements such as case studies, in-basket exercises and other simulations in each chapter tie chapter concepts to actual problems and responsibilities in the field. Learning objectives, chapter vocabulary, chapter summaries, and discussion questions that accompany each chapter provide opportunities for student reflection.