On Becoming a School Principal

On Becoming a School Principal

Author: G. Wayne Mosher

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781665706513

Category: Education

Page: 184

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On Becoming a School Principal originated as a study of a new open space elementary school and how it engaged faculty and staff in designing programs and procedures. Monthly planning sessions focused on the development of a school culture devoted to developing “good persons” within an atmosphere of cooperative teaching and collaboration. Considerable attention was focused on the principal and his history as a one room country schoolteacher at age seventeen. In recent history, public education has become highly politicized, with reforms focusing on test results as a measure of progress. With each new administration, the nation has taken on a new mantra, but the reforms have not significantly improved achievement. This book was written in the spirit of John Dewey and his advocacy for school-based research initiatives designed and implemented by practitioners. It is meant for educators and parents who want to help schools be the best that they can be. The narrative examines how one man rose from humble beginnings to lead a new, innovative school. It is an ethnography of a school principal and a group of teachers in the act of doing good things for children.

Becoming a School Leader

Becoming a School Leader

Author: Charles A. Bonnici

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475803617

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 666

There are many master teachers who have excellent organizational and interpersonal relation skills who think about becoming assistant principals and principals. Becoming a School Leader is designed primarily for these master teachers as they contemplate the next step in their professional careers.

So You Want to Be a School Leader?

So You Want to Be a School Leader?

Author: Shaun T Morgan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441178763

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This is a no-nonsense guide to school management and leadership. Shaun Morgan covers everything you need to know about being an effective school leader, from managing your workload and inspiring confidence, right through to communicating your vision and delivering the goods. Accessibly and engagingly written, and packed with real-life examples, this book will prove essential reading for ambitious managers and leaders in school everywhere.

Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader

Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader

Author: Ariel Tichnor-Wagner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781416628521

Category: Education

Page: 182

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"A companion to Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher, this book helps school leaders become champions of and drive professional growth toward global competence, which is the set of knowledge, skills, mindsets, and values students and teachers need to thrive in a diverse, globalized society"--

Becoming a Successful School Leader

Becoming a Successful School Leader

Author: Krishan Sood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317328575

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Becoming a Successful School Leader critically considers what leaders need to help them support their schools and communities with the challenges and demands of learning. It presents readers with opportunities to develop their thinking and to generate personal strategies to manage situations through a series of structured exercises and tasks. Drawing on a range of accounts from professionals, case studies and reflective questions, this accessible text allows leaders to confidently guide their staff and students through the contested landscape of education. Focusing on key topics, chapters cover: education policy and leadership, governance and management of educational settings; changes to the employment market; inclusion in education, emerging moral dilemmas and legislative changes; the structure of education: new frameworks and models; quality assurance: responsibilities, liabilities and consequences; global dimensions and emerging ethical issues. This book will be essential reading for both practising and aspiring school leaders who have an interest in the challenges, policies and practices deployed in leading and managing change in a variety of educational settings.

The Art of School Leadership

The Art of School Leadership

Author: Thomas R. Hoerr

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416602293

Category: Education

Page: 231

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Discusses the importance of strong interpersonal skills to a successful leader and shares strategies for leading students, faculty, and parents in a productive and accountable school.

Primary School Leadership in Context

Primary School Leadership in Context

Author: Geoff Southworth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415303966

Category: Education

Page: 206

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In this important new book, Geoff Southworth, a leading researcher in headship, specifically addresses how school size impacts on the role of the headteacher.

The School Leader's Guide to Learner-Centered Education

The School Leader's Guide to Learner-Centered Education

Author: Barbara L. McCombs

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412960177

Category: Education

Page: 289

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"The School Leader's Guide to Learner-Centered Education introduces a transformative leadership model for creating and sustaining a learner-centered school environment. Using core principles of educational psychology, the authors examine how educators can support student growth, development, and achievement by focusing on key factors such as cognition, metacognition, motivation, affect, and individual differences. Numerous reflective exercises, assessment tools, and real-life success stories help readers: provide moral leadership for creating school change, incorporate learning standards without sacrificing student engagement, form learner-centered support groups that utilize networking and technology, prepare students for the challenges of global citizenship. Promote success for diverse populations and marginalized groups, designed to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving world, this new leadership paradigm provides school principals, superintendents, and district leaders with the means to engage all members of the educational community in a lifelong process of growth, improvement, and empowerment."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.

Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders

Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders

Author: Michelle D. Young

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317531906

Category: Education

Page: 334

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The Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders brings together empirical research on leadership preparation and development to provide a comprehensive overview and synthesis of what we know about preparing school leaders today. With contributions from the field’s foremost scholars, this new edition investigates the methodological foundations of leadership preparation research, reviews the pedagogical and curricular features of preparation programs, and presents valuable insights into the demographic, economic, and political factors affecting school leaders. This volume both mirrors the first edition’s macro-level approach to leadership preparation and presents the most up-to-date research in the field. Updates to this edition cover recent state and federal government efforts to improve leadership in education, new challenges for the field, and significant gaps and critical questions for framing, researching, evaluating, and improving the education of school leaders. Sponsored by the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA), this handbook is an essential resource for students and scholars of educational leadership, as well as practitioners, policymakers, and other educators interested in professional leadership. .

Positive School Leadership

Positive School Leadership

Author: Joseph F. Murphy

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807776896

Category: Education

Page: 203

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This landmark book translates positive and asset-based understandings of organizations to develop a powerful model of school leadership that is grounded in both existing research and the complexities of life in schools. The authors—both senior scholars in educational leadership—apply insights from positive psychology to the role and function of educational leaders. The Positive School Leadership (PSL) model draws on the strengths of relationships among staff and the broader school community to communicate and instill shared values and a common mission. This book builds a compelling case for creating a more inclusive, less “mechanistic” approach to leadership. Designed to engage both the hearts and minds of readers, the text is organized around reflective questioning of educational practice and current assumptions about the purposes and goals of leadership in schools. “This integrated theory of leadership is compelling, useable, and grounded in research . . . an essential and inspiring read.” —Michelle D. Young, University Council for Educational Administration “Murphy and Louis offer a hopeful vision of leadership for those facing the enormous challenges of school improvement.” —Daniel L. Duke, University of Virginia “Let the renewal of leadership and organizations begin, and let it be guided by this fine body of work.” —Alan J. Daly, University of California, San Diego “In a world of education reforms that have fallen short of expectations, Murphy and Louis make a strong case that positive leadership can create the foundation for sustainable change.” —Philip Hallinger, Mahidol University

Inclusion: A Principled Guide for School Leaders

Inclusion: A Principled Guide for School Leaders

Author: Nicola Crossley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000392678

Category: Education

Page: 150

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This valuable and accessible guide navigates school leaders and those in training through a number of key areas of inclusion, providing context and understanding, helpful definitions, examples of leadership in action, and ten essential principles of inclusive leadership. Inclusion: A Principled Guide for School Leaders discusses what a culture of inclusion should look like: in classes, in schools, and in the education sector more widely. Each chapter acts as a think piece to stimulate debate, to reflect upon the purpose of education, and to ask how far we have come in embracing inclusion. The book also offers suggested actions for principled leaders and illustrative case studies to bring the theory to life, taken from a range of schools and spanning a wide number of topics, including: Inclusive Learning Partnerships with Learners and Families Special Educational Needs Disadvantage and Socio-Economic Poverty Culture, Language and Ethnicity This book explores a variety of issues in inclusion, highlighting the implications for school leaders and offering an approach to develop learning for marginal groups through effective strategic leadership. It will be essential reading for SENCOs, middle and senior leaders, but equally of interest to those who aspire to be inclusive leaders of the future.