With international contributions from experts in the field, the book offers a new perspective on leadership in schools and will be of interest to school principals and researchers.
Author: Christopher Day
Leading Schools Successfully: Stories from the field considers international research focussing on leadership in schools. Based on the ISSPP (International Successful School Principalship Project) which has conducted over one hundred multiple perspective case studies of successful school principals from more than a dozen countries, the book captures the exhilaration of being a principal who grows and sustains success from those practitioners who are acknowledged as exhibiting outstanding leadership. Whilst much is known about successful school leaders, the book reinforces the argument that it is neither possible, nor appropriate, to generalise specific strategies that should be adopted to ensure success for all schools at all times in all settings. Instead, success calls for a high level of judgement, wisdom, artistry and sheer hard work on the part of principals, adapting for their particular context the knowledge about leading schools successfully. Reflection sections in each chapter ask the reader to consider further issues which each chapter raises. Topics considered include: - the importance of school principals to school success - turning around under-performing schools - values-led leadership -sustaining successful leadership - leading in multi-cultural settings - issues and implications for the future. With international contributions from experts in the field, the book offers a new perspective on leadership in schools and will be of interest to school principals and researchers.
This chapter discusses one concrete dimension, the people dimension, by which
a school leader can proceed to create the type of school culture that he or she
desires. This culture-building activity begins with identifying and successfully ...
Author: James W. Guthrie
Publisher: SAGE Publications
What's missing in education reform in the United States? The answer is leadership; specifically, the ability of school and district leaders to construct and continually nurture a culture of sustained high performance. A true leader needs to have not only a vision of the desired culture, but the skills and information necessary to make that vision a reality. Providing a combined 70 years of classroom and administrative experience, renowned authors James Guthrie and Patrick Schuermann offer a practice-based approach, grounded in research and theory, to achieving and maintaining an atmosphere of success in schools through effective leadership.
How Successful Leaders Transform Low-Performing Schools Kenneth Leithwood
, Alma Harris, Tiiu Strauss. schools on probation in two U.S. states, for example,
Mintrop (2004) concluded, “What schools did under probation largely depended
Author: Kenneth Leithwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Praise for Leading School Turnaround "Going beyond their previous considerable work on the study of leadership, Kenneth Leithwood, Alma Harris, and Tiiu Strauss now get up-close and detailed. They use their powerful framework for how school leaders influence student learning, but this time they get inside the 'how.' Practical, powerful, interesting, and insightful— an indispensible resource for turnaround leaders." —MICHAEL FULLAN, professor emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto "The problem of bringing about change in those schools where it is needed most remains one of the most intractable challenges in school leadership. This book is written by international scholars who understand the complexities of this challenge. Unlike other volumes based on a single person's experience or a reading of the literature, these authors offer useful specific insights based on data about what leaders in schools that accomplish fundamental change actually do." —PHILIP HALLINGER, Chair Professor of Leadership and Change, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Begin with Clear Goals—Schools that were most successful adapting to the New
Normal were those where the leader recognized the importance of being clear
about the mission of the school. Programs are merely tools, tools that teachers ...
Author: J. Howard Johnston
Every day, school leaders across the country are having to make difficult decisions in this economically demanding environment. If you are a leader facing this challenge in your own school or district, this is the book you need! Experienced educators Johnston and Williamson offer practical advice to help you tackle a variety of tough issues, including staff reductions and program termination. You’ll learn how to... Wring every bit of performance out of every available dollar Plan innovations and evaluate their effectiveness Engage faculty and the community Streamline operations using digital technology and social media Use four strategies—reduce, refine, restructure, and regenerate—to make your school more efficient and effective Each chapter is filled with tips, tools, exercises, and mini-cases to help you apply these ideas to your own situation. You’ll gain the confidence and knowledge to manage your budget while ensuring your students get the full benefit of a quality education.
successfully, the purpose of this book is to provide case studies of exemplary,
award-winning schools and districts that ... To fulfill this purpose, we studied eight
secondary schools from across the United States in order to glean successful ...
Author: Barbara B. Levin
Publisher: Teachers College Press
This timely book shows how award-winning secondary schools and districts are successfully using technology and making systemic changes to increase student engagement, improve achievement, and re-invigorate the teaching and learning process. Through in-depth case studies, we see how experienced school and district leaders use technology in curricular, administrative, and analytical ways to meet the needs of 21st-century learners, educators, and communities. These cases reveal important details addressed by the leadership of these schools and districts that go beyond what they did with technology to include changes in school culture, curriculum and teaching, uses of assessment data, financial considerations, infrastructure, and involvement with the community. Book Features: Successful models from schools/districts experienced with using technology as a lever for school improvement.Case studies from diverse schools/districts across the country that show “what works” and “how it works.”A cross-case analysis that makes it easy to compare individual schools and identify common practices. Barbara B. Levin is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education and Director of the Teachers Academy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Lynne Schrum is Dean, College of Education and Human Services, West Virginia University. “Barbara B. Levin and Lynne Schrum offer their readers the distinct advantage of compressing into a single volume what it took me decades to learn. They not only present the big ideas of effective school leadership, but bring them alive through case studies that illustrate how those ideas manifest themselves in leaders’ day-to-day behaviors. . . . I encourage you to use the ideas and practices you find here to leverage technology to create schools in which all students and adults thrive.” —From the Foreword by Dennis Sparks, Emeritus Executive Director, National Staff Development Council (Learning Forward) Prepublication Reviews: “In Leading Technology-Rich Schools, the authors present a fascinating and exciting set of case studies that provide great insight into the ways leaders can support high-level innovation in schools. Importantly, their focus is on technology that enhances learning and teaching, rather than technology as an expensive school ornament. A must-read for those who study and practice educational leadership.” —Jeffrey S. Brooks, Associate Professor and Educational Leadership Program Coordinator, School of Education, Iowa State University, author of Black School, White School: Racism and Educational (Mis)leadership “This book is a precious gift for the vast majority of administrators who desperately need concrete examples of how to create, facilitate, and sustain technology-infused learning environments.” —Scott McLeod, Associate Professor and Founding Director, CASTLE, University of Kentucky “These rich illustrations of technology leadership in secondary schools show how a number of complex variables must come together to produce the key outcome of positioning educational technology as a support to teaching and learning. Examples of leadership practices that coordinate team members for interdependent work and invite teachers' involvement should prove to be a valuable resource to practitioners and also provide insight to policymakers for how they can create supportive conditions for such work.” —Sara Dexter, Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia “Leading Technology-Rich Schools is a key advance in understanding how technology can best be integrated in today’s schools. These case studies of effective practice are sure to become required reading for those in leadership positions who are using technology for school improvement.” —Glen L. Bull, Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Education, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia “The rubber meets the road in this well-researched book with detailed stories of exemplary schools and school leaders that have leveraged technology as a key tool to make significant reforms stick. Through these vivid case studies, Levin and Schrum illuminate a dynamic and complex set of lessons learned to help all school leaders undertake transformations of their schools.” —L. Michael Golden, CEO, Educurious
hated when the school system mandated changes that weren't thought- out or
shared fully with the schools. It was much ... What was the change, who initiated it
, and how successful was it? Looking back ... 150 Leading SChooLS Introduction.
Author: S. David Brazer
Leading Schools to Learn, Grow, and Thrive provides a unique approach to preparing prospective education leaders by combining theory, research, and practice. Grounded in organizational and leadership theory, this book helps leaders understand their schools and districts from multiple perspectives and develop their own leadership aspirations, approaches, and missions. Well-known authors Brazer, Bauer, and Johnson present authentic practical problems, illuminate them with appropriate theory and research, and give readers opportunities to solve common puzzles as a means to grow wisdom about how to lead, especially when confronted with complex challenges. This book is an invaluable resource for aspiring leaders, one that readers will reference as they proceed through their leadership coursework and keep close at hand throughout their leadership career. Special Features: eResources—complementary resources for instructors and students, including a set of authentic role-playing scenarios accessible from https://www.routledge.com/9781138039100 Vignettes—introduce the reader to real-life dilemmas that impact teaching and learning and provide a central reference point for discussions of theory, research, and practice. Theory and Research—frameworks and examples inform common leadership challenges, helping readers expand their knowledge and experience base to explore situations similar to their own contexts. Puzzles—real-world situations test knowledge and provide opportunities to practice ideas for effective leadership. Thought Partner Discussions (TPCs) and Extended Web Activities (EWAs)—additional thought activities, opportunities for reflection, and suggestions for discussion provoke puzzle solving.
Achieving success for children in terms of how they develop academically,
socially, physically and spiritually is the aim of all schools. How do we achieve
that success both in the short term and long term? How do we ensure that success is ...
Author: Brent Davies
Strategic leadership is a critical component in the effective development of schools. This book focuses on building strategic capability within the school in order to ensure long-term success and sustainability. Drawing upon Brent Davies’s extensive experience in presenting nationally and internationally to school leaders, this book distils the collective wisdom from educationalists across the globe. Updated with new international examples and references and a significant new chapter on developing strategic talent in schools, the book has been described as a ‘must read’ for existing and aspiring school leaders.
Distributing Leadership to Inspire School Improvement Debra Massey. framed.
This inspirational visitor in her 'Dragon ... previously, was successfully appointed
to lead Foundation Stage at Howe Dell. Much has changed, but her loyalty, her ...
Author: Debra Massey
Publisher: A&C Black
When Debra Massey took over as Head of Howe Dell it had a deficit budget, falling numbers on roll, poor SATs results and an ever-delayed new school build. Within a year the school was oversubscribed and attendance significantly improved - and the pupils say it's down to the school's Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) curriculum. In Leading the Sustainable School, Debra explains how making leadership the right - and responsibility - of every stakeholder, taking a few risks and using common sense can improve school attainment and enjoyment. Each chapter begins with a case study illustrating a challenge or initiative, followed by action points to apply to your own setting. From developing a team of leaders, to self-evaluation tools, this book offers practical advice on raising standards in an efficient and sustainable way. The companion website for the book features training tools to use with staff and links to useful websites, making this a complete package for current or aspiring leaders.
Smith was recently appointed as superintendent of his school district. In an effort
to orient himself to the district, he made it a point to have informal conversations
with faculty and with members of the community. Through these conversations ...
Author: Matthew Jennings
Teachers share one vital characteristic with students: they function best in settings that are organized enough to provide structure and focus, yet flexible enough to respect developmental and personality differences. In Leading Effective Meetings, Teams, and Work Groups in Districts and Schools, author and veteran educator Matthew Jennings provides everything you need to help the teachers in your school or district achieve their full potential: *An overview of the research on collaboration and what it means for educators *Step-by-step guidelines for designing and facilitating meetings *Strategies for avoiding and resolving conflicts among educators *Checklists, questionnaires, and rubrics for designing, implementing, and assessing work groups and teaching teams *Whether you're setting up a complex district-level task force or a simple school faculty meeting, this comprehensive guide will ensure that you do so as efficiently and effectively as possible. Packed with field-proven activities, worksheets, and metrics, it is an indispensable resource for all educational leaders.
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PUBLISHER CUJOPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS . . . a refreshing and rigorous ,
evidence - based view of the challenges , joys and headaches of being a successful ...
Author: Christopher Day
This text considers effective leadership and management of schools from the perspectives of teaching staff, students, ancillaries, governors and parents in various reputationally good schools of different phases, locations and size.
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Developing People, Developing Schools Peter Earley, Sara Bubb. Another
authority ... For example , Buckingham LEA has linked together ten schools that successfully applied for Best Practice Research Scholarships . A common theme
Author: Peter Earley
This book gives an up to date picture of a rapidly changing field, enhances understanding of continuing professional development and its potential to bring about change and development to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools.
There are many parents, particularly in Title I schools in low socioeconomic
neighborhoods, who either dropped out of high school or graduated without the
necessary academic skills and knowledge to successfully navigate higher
Author: Mikie Loughridge
Publisher: Corwin Press
With this easy-to-use leadership resource, you'll find successful strategies with case studies and sample agendas to help the school change process run smoothly.
The book Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World: Harnessing Data for School
Improvement was written for groups of people who are interested ... To successfully use the framework, the work must be embedded in ongoing school
Author: Lorna M. Earl
Publisher: Corwin Press
This facilitator's guide helps trainers build educators' understanding of data analysis, promote an inquiry "habit of mind," and develop leaders' capacity to support an inquiry process.
Transpose the adjectives however and a school—indeed any organization—is in
trouble. ... grasp on literacy, numeracy competence and personal confidence that
they would stand a better chance of navigating adolescence successfully.
Author: Geoff Southworth
Focuses on leadership for school improvement, looking at how heads and deputies lead, or might lead, their school's improvment efforts. This concise book, with practical illustrations, is relevant to Teacher Training Agency courses for the National Professional Qualification for headteachers, and draws upon the principles and frameworks the TTA has introduced for its headteacher programmes.
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The first and most important of these sources is teachers' prior experiences of success or mastery. A school's past successes and failures is likely to have a
significant effect on teachers' feelings of collective efficacy in approaching new ...
Author: Kenneth Leithwood
Publisher: Corwin Press
This research-based study helps administrators create a school environment that responds to teacher emotions and results in higher teacher retention, instructional effectiveness, and student achievement.
They need to advocate for groups that are traditionally not well served by the school system and for those practices that will ... in diverse contexts where efforts
to include school communities in policy making have not always been successful
Author: James Ryan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book explores the challenges that school administrators face in ethnically diverse contexts. Based on an empirical study, it shows how principals do or do not promote inclusive practices in their schools. The various chapters cover principal perceptions of, and responses to, racism and antiracism, school community relationships, and difference. Also addressed are administrators' efforts to learn about diversity and to educate others in their school communities about it. This volume is the first of its kind to specifically target school administrators and ethnic diversity. While collections of essays and individual articles have explored general and specific aspects of diversity, no book to date has targeted leadership and ethnical diversity specifically, is supported by empirical data, or follows a consistent theme throughout. This book will be of interest to school administrators, prospective administrators, teachers, graduate students, academics and all others who are concerned about education, leadership, diversity and inclusion.
Thus, working in a law firm is by no means the best or only route to law school.
Accepted students are successful journalists, engineers, playwrights, teachers,
businesspeople, and graphic artists. Do not assume that admissions committees
Author: Richard Montauk
Richard Montauk, a savvy admissions insider, demystifies the application process and provides the tools to ace every step. Based on interviews with dozens of admissions officers, Montauk delivers a candid view of what leading law schools look for in an applicant. He also gives applicants solid advice on developing marketing strategies, writing winning essays, maximizing financial aid, and assessing and upgrading credentials to better match that ideal profile.
Robin Brooke-Smith's Leading Learners, Leading Schools is an especially
powerful representation of this new genre ... the case for the kind of deep
learning that would be required to operate successfully in dynamically complex
Author: Robin Brooke-Smith
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Business & Economics
In this book, Robin Brooke-Smith explores the dynamics of schools as complex organisations. He presents a radical departure from established school improvement and effectiveness orthodoxies, offering a refreshing new approach to managing change and enhancing collective learning. Based on the author's own experience of managing and leading schools, this book explores such questions as: * How can schools learn as a generative process? * How can schools become adaptive and co-evolve with their internal and external environments? * How can education leaders 'navigate' their institutions out of the comfort zone and into the creative state? The book concludes with a series of practical lessons for leading schools in complex conditions and will be of great value to reflective, action-orientated heads, principals and deputies, as well as academics and researchers in education management.