Team Leadership

Team Leadership

Why do these governing bodies fail to develop into high-performance teams? This book answers this question and provides techniques for districts to solve their underlying governance problems.

Author: Michal K. Rosenberger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781566765268

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 270

Local school boards are responsible for the two most important issues in most people's lives: their children and their money. Why do these governing bodies fail to develop into high-performance teams? This book answers this question and provides techniques for districts to solve their underlying governance problems. Discusses the complexities of group dynamics, strategies for effective team governance, leadership functions of the local board and their role in school improvement, and the complexities of school politics.
Categories: Education

Leadership and School Boards

Leadership and School Boards

But typically they are. School board members are intended to represent the
values of the community, not to impose their personal views on the schools. The
historical roots of school boards reflect their critical leadership role in the
development ...

Author: Laura E. Reimer

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1578869072

Category: Education

Page: 126

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School boards have the potential to build an extraordinary future for our children. The leadership of the school board can launch the potential in every child and educator in their schools, or it can cripple and discourage learning communities. Elected trustees play a critical role in today's school systems. As policy-makers, governors and community representatives, they influence the direction and achievement of schools within their jurisdiction. Administrators new to the school board table must quicklyacquire comprehensive knowledge of the mandate and purpose of the school board, and how to work with trustees to lead the school district to attain its educational goals. Exploring facets of school board governance such as the role of democracy, public finance, accountability, purposeful meetings, and how to work with the personalities at the table, this book offers foundational training for board members and general knowledge for persons interested in knowing what school trustees actually do. Thoroughly understanding the purpose of the school board, and what it means to 'guard the trust' on behalf of the citizenry is critical to improved schools and quality education.
Categories: Education

Successful School Board Leadership

Successful School Board Leadership

This book will help school board members better understand their roles based on insights from experienced superintendents.

Author: Gary Ivory

Publisher:

ISBN: 1578866316

Category: Education

Page: 237

View: 897

This book will help school board members better understand their roles based on insights from experienced superintendents.
Categories: Education

School Board Leadership 2000

School Board Leadership 2000

Dr. John Carver's Policy Governance model provides a blueprint for effective School board governance of public secondary schools. It provides guidance and direction for trustees and boards seeking to make a difference.

Author: C. Gene Royer

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004439293

Category: Education

Page: 137

View: 850

Dr. John Carver's Policy Governance model provides a blueprint for effective School board governance of public secondary schools. It provides guidance and direction for trustees and boards seeking to make a difference.
Categories: Education

Effective School Boards

Effective School Boards

In this book,Eugene Smoley analyzes information received from extensiveinterviews with school board members about the key elements ofhighly functional boards and offers advice and insights to helpboards make better decisions, act ...

Author: Eugene R. Smoley

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015046498989

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 104

"An empathetic but hard-hitting book about effective school boardleadership. It should be required reading for superintendents,school board members, and all elected leaders." --Anne L. Bryant, executive director, National School BoardsAssociation "The chances for providing an even better education for studentsincreases geometrically when school boards and superintendents worktogether in common purpose. This book can help build the capacityof boards to support district-level improvement with wisegovernance and leadership." --Paul Houston, executive director, American Association of SchoolAdministrators School boards are under fire and overworked, but they are here tostay. Here is a practical guide to improving their operation.Filled with real-life examples of sound board action, EffectiveSchool Boards presents a useful model for boards who want to make adifference in improving education and leading wisely. In this book,Eugene Smoley analyzes information received from extensiveinterviews with school board members about the key elements ofhighly functional boards and offers advice and insights to helpboards make better decisions, act collaboratively, relate to theircommunities, and plan strategically. He outlines three stages ofboard improvement--self-assessment, monitoring, anddevelopment--highlighting how boards can partner with districtsuperintendents to lead change. Practical tools for improvementinclude a self-evaluation questionnaire, a sample format forretreats and conferences, and concrete suggestions to assist schoolboard members, superintendents, concerned citizens, businessleaders, foundations, and anyone who cares about how today'sschools are governed.
Categories: Education

The Governance Core

The Governance Core

Practical and authentic, the Governance Core is based upon: A governance mindset A shared moral imperative A unified, cohesive governance system A commitment to system-wide coherence A focus on continuous improvement in the district ...

Author: Davis Campbell

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544344324

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 176

Lead into the future effectively with the Governance Core approach! Designed to guide educational leadership past difficult and formidable challenges, the governance system outlined in this book will lead to school districts and schools operating at the highest levels of effectiveness. Davis Campbell and Michael Fullan call for school boards, superintendents and school leaders to work cohesively with the same mindset to raise clarity, status, and efficacy. Practical and authentic, the Governance Core is based upon: A governance mindset A shared moral imperative A unified, cohesive governance system A commitment to system-wide coherence A focus on continuous improvement in the district
Categories: Education

Effective Superintendent School Board Practices

Effective Superintendent School Board Practices

Superintendents and board members are provided real-life vignettes highlighting challenges and successes, information on building relationships and managing conflict, and reflective practice questions and self-assessment.

Author: Rene S. Townsend

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412940412

Category: Education

Page: 133

View: 998

Superintendents and board members are provided real-life vignettes highlighting challenges and successes, information on building relationships and managing conflict, and reflective practice questions and self-assessment.
Categories: Education

The Challenges of School District Leadership

The Challenges of School District Leadership

Author: Daniel Linden Duke

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415996228

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 310

Despite the rising interest in school districts, there are relatively few comprehensive resources available for graduate students in educational leadership programs. The Challenges of School District Leadership takes the position that the best way to prepare the next generation of school district leaders is to make certain that they are prepared to address the unending challenges that characterize public education today. Drawing on the latest research as well as actual examples, the book spotlights ten of the perennial challenges facing superintendents and school boards. Among the challenges discussed in detail are balancing equity and excellence, accommodating demographic change, coping with the increasing politicization of district leadership, deciding how to organize (or reorganize) a school system, and meeting the demands of educational accountability. This text is appropriate for graduate students in educational leadership, education policy, and the politics of education as well as school district leaders.
Categories: Education

The School Superintendent

The School Superintendent

Covers how to become a superintendent and be successful at it and presents a personal view of the superintendency.

Author: William L. Sharp

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1578861578

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 619

Covers how to become a superintendent and be successful at it and presents a personal view of the superintendency. This down-to-earth book is intended for use in graduate education classes on the superintendency. Both practicing and aspiring superintendents should find it useful.
Categories: Education

Principals of Dynamic Schools

Principals of Dynamic Schools

In this updated edition, Sharon Rallis and Ellen Goldring describe and illustrate good school leadership practices, drawing on the authors' case studies and surveys as well as the research of others.

Author: Sharon F. Rallis

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 0761976108

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 303

In this updated edition, Sharon Rallis and Ellen Goldring describe and illustrate good school leadership practices, drawing on the authors' case studies and surveys as well as the research of others.
Categories: Education

Meeting the Challenges of School Board Leadership

Meeting the Challenges of School Board Leadership

The report of the NSBA summer institute at Dartmouth College, August 14-18,
1972 National School Boards Association.

Author: National School Boards Association

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031853083

Category: School board members

Page: 114

View: 357

Categories: School board members

The Politics of Leadership

The Politics of Leadership

The primary contribution of this book, is not its advocacy of a specific position but rather, its objective analysis of cogent topics.

Author: George J. Petersen

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607527480

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 982

The primary contribution of this book, is not its advocacy of a specific position but rather, its objective analysis of cogent topics. The content prompts us to consider governance in relation to quality education and to ponder alternative policy strategies that have yet to be fully evaluated. As a young doctoral student more than a few years ago, William Van Til, an eminent scholar and a mentor, reminded me almost daily that members of the education profession had a moral responsibility to address the most difficult questions about education and democracy. These enduring queries, he argued, extended to determining how this critical social service should be organized and controlled and to determining the appropriate roles for administrators and teachers. Those in our profession who fail to heed his advice by remaining indifferent to these philosophical dilemmas should consider Plato’s longstanding warning: “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
Categories: Education

The Relationship of School Board Members Common Perception of Ideal Superintendent Leadership Behavior to Their Present Superintendent s Work Motivation

The Relationship of School Board Members  Common Perception of Ideal Superintendent Leadership Behavior to Their Present Superintendent s Work Motivation

Introduction ON The focus of this chapter is the analysis of the data which
represents the relationship of school board members ' common perception of
ideal leader behavior to their present superintendent ' s work motivation . It is
divided into ...

Author: Thomas L. Benzinger

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89014973275

Category:

Page: 258

View: 787

Categories:

Journal of School Leadership

Journal of School Leadership

Awareness of this $ 6,000 differential may be useful to district recruiters and
school boards attempting to hire individuals from the two groups . These data
may be especially helpful when negotiating a new superintendent's salary in that
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006177060

Category: School management and organization

Page:

View: 425

Categories: School management and organization

The American School Board Journal

The American School Board Journal

Other reasons cited by Oravitz : a growing familiarity on the part of school boards
with the negotiations process , and a new ... 1970s ) is " tough leadership by
school boards who take their roles as education leaders and managers seriously
.

Author: William George Bruce

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039498467

Category: Education

Page:

View: 720

Categories: Education

School Boards

School Boards

Boards that are proactive in these issues will gain respect for their openness in
sharing control , and will gain informed partners with which to share responsibility
for the schools . School boards can provide important leadership for education if
 ...

Author: Patricia F. First

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063177219

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 460

Categories: Education

Virginia School Boards

Virginia School Boards

The VSBA School Board Academy , an in - service education program for school
board members , was established . The VSBA “ Leadership Institute Conference ”
for chairpersons , vice chairpersons , and superintendents of local school ...

Author: Thomas A. Shannon

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030197863

Category: School boards

Page: 90

View: 939

Categories: School boards

Abstracted Proceedings of the Convention of the National School Boards Association

Abstracted Proceedings of the     Convention of the National School Boards Association

National School Boards Association. ... to hold office effectively ; accountable for
initiating processes within our states and within this nation for developing and
bringing to leadership such persons as you can recommend fully and thoroughly
to ...

Author: National School Boards Association. Convention

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4487966

Category: School boards

Page:

View: 875

Categories: School boards

Effective School Board Governance

Effective School Board Governance

Images Of Leadership Your board ' s leadership style depends on how you see
your schools BY LEE G . BOLMAN AND TERRENCE E . DEAL CHOOL BOARDS
are a curiously American way of ensuring local communities have some say in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002627305

Category: Educational leadership

Page: 329

View: 373

Categories: Educational leadership