Administrative Passages

Author: Denise Armstrong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402052699
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This book makes a much needed contribution to what we know about the role and work of the assistant principal. It offers terri c insights into the different challenges one faces after being appointed assistant principal, and it provides readers with a rich array of data regarding the mental, emotional, social, and physical adjustments accompanying one’s transition to this new role. The author refreshingly moves beyond mere description of what assistant prin- pals do as they make their transition to that role, and actually helps us gain a sense of the lived experience of becoming and being an assistant principal. The book gives a realistic picture of the cognitive, social, and emotional con icts and confusions, the daily ups and downs, the fears, frustrations, and highs that are experienced by the men and women undertaking the passage from teaching to administration. This book is distinctive for a number of reasons. It is an empirical study of the role of the assistant principal. There are comparatively few helpful studies, and P- fessor Armstrong’s research adds a solid and much needed addition to that body of work. It focuses on the transition from being a teacher to being an assistant prin- pal, and it reveals much about how the assistant principal’s role transition differs markedly from that of the school principal.

Working With out the System

Author: Denise E. Armstrong
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 168123226X
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This edited collection of chapters from invited scholars, explores issues of social justice and micropolitics in educational institutions. More specifically, it examines the ways in which social justice workers navigate, or can navigate, (micro) political systems in their quest to promote social justice. Issues of social justice and micropolitics are particularly important in this day and age as standardizing regimes and polarizing forces continue to erode the already perilous condition of the traditionally disadvantaged. While social justice workers make it a point to acknowledge the plight of the less fortunate, their wellmeaning attempts to take action are not always successful. This requires that they acknowledge the realities of the micropolitical environments in which they work, and to take action in these arenas if they are to achieve their social justice goals. The title of the book, Working (With/out) the System, draws attention to the ways in which social justice workers/leaders (teachers, administrators, students, community members) navigate educational institutions and the wider social systems that are not always hospitable to changes that promote social justice. This volume describes the prospects, possibilities and actual practice of working with, working without, and working outside of educational organizations to promote social justice. Among other topics, the chapters probe: the manner in which social justiceminded leaders navigate micropolitical environments the ways in which social justice minded leaders promote and sustain social justice action within systemic contexts the difficulties and successes that they experience.

Intelligent Leadership

Author: John M. Burger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140206022X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book offers cutting edge thinking on effective leadership processes. It pulls together the thinking of 16 educators with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all of whom hold keen interests in harnessing the forces that can improve educational opportunity for students. The book is intended to stimulate the thinking of every educator who aspires to influence decision-making and to provide direction to their school, district or institution.

Leading For Educational Lives

Author: John M. Novak
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 946209554X
Format: PDF
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This book is written for the growing number of people (teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and community members) throughout the world who wish to face the challenges of school leadership in ways that feel right, make sense, and contribute to sustaining defensible educational practices. Using and extending the evolving core ideas of the global inviting school movement, it provides a hopeful approach to educational leadership, management, and mentorship that combines philosophical defensibility, administrative savvy, and illustrative stories. A systematic framework for examining the challenges of educational leadership, the Educational LIVES model, is used to organize the book. It is centred on the idea that leadership is fundamentally about people and the caring and ethical relationships they establish with themselves, others, values and knowledge, institutions, and the larger human and other-than-human world. Emphasized throughout the book are the special quality of relationships needed to appreciate individuals in their uniqueness and the types of messages that intentionally call forth their potential to live educational lives. We call this approach the inviting perspective and offer the experiences of educators from around the world who put imaginative acts of hope into practice daily as they lead, manage, and mentor. Leading for Educational Lives: Inviting and Sustaining Imaginative Acts of Hope in a Connected World is divided into three unequal parts. In Part 1, “Educational LIVES Seen From an Inviting Perspective,” we offer two orienting chapters that look at the unique nature of education seen as a guiding ideal along with the practical nature of an inviting theory of practice for constructing relationships that call forth deepened human possibilities. The foundations of the inviting approach combined with the Educational LIVES model point to the concrete possibilities for practice in the ten chapters in Part 2, “Imaginatively Leading, Managing, and Mentoring Educational LIVES.” Part 3, “Dare to Lead for Education,” is made up of a convergent chapter that looks at what is involved in artfully speaking up for educational lives, personally and professionally. This book is meant to serve as a text for anyone interested in educational leadership from an inviting ethical perspective, an approach that is being used by a growing number of educators throughout the world. It can serve as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with a more traditional survey text.

JSL Vol 22 N3

Author: JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475811950
Format: PDF
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The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

Collective Efficacy

Author: Anthony H. Normore
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781906815
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The impetus of this book builds on the collective synergy of international and interdisciplinary authors with focus on leadership development and growth. Although professional disciplines are closely interconnected, there's often a tendency to work in silos and isolation. Diverse authors share a wealth of knowledge, research, and pragmatism that ca

Eight Paths to Leadership

Author: Belva C. Collins
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781681251714
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Special education teachers are often called upon as educational leaders in the classroom, in their schools, and in the larger professional community. This book presents eight paths to leadership that the special educator can pursue, from being a data-based decision maker in the classroom to advocating for people with disabilities in the community. Dr. Collins provides detailed guidelines for pursuing each path; the educator can use this book to achieve his or her individual goals for becoming an educational leader.

Die 7 Wege zur Effektivit t f r Jugendliche

Author: Sean Covey
Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3897496631
Format: PDF
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Teenager zu sein ist wunderbar, aber auch eine große Herausforderung. In Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität für Teens bereitet Sean Covey die zeitlosen Prinzipien der 7 Wege zur Effektivität von seinem Vater Stephen R. Covey für Jugendliche auf, damit sie die Probleme und Entscheidungen, mit denen sie konfrontiert werden, bewältigen können. Der unterhaltsam geschriebene Ratgeber wird jungen Menschen helfen, Schritt für Schritt ihr Selbstbild zu verbessern, Freundschaften aufzubauen, ihre Ziele zu erreichen, mit Eltern und Lehrern auszukommen kurz gesagt: ihr Leben zu meistern. Außerdem ist das Buch prallvoll mit Comics von Timo Wuerz, großartigen Zitaten und unglaublichen Geschichten über Teens aus der ganzen Welt!