Competency Based Leadership

Author: M. Scott Norton
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475802358
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The primary purpose of the book is to provide practicing principals and others to meet the challenges related to learning leadership. The book serves as a guide for ensuring the accomplishment of the goal of establishing a learning culture in the school. Persons who use the book will gain the knowledge and skills that are required for becoming an effective learning-leader in practice.

The Assistant Principal s Guide

Author: M. Scott Norton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317600940
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Though traditionally responsible for school operations, assistant principals increasingly find themselves expected to provide academic leadership as students face a growing emphasis on academic performance. This timely book helps current and aspiring assistant principals implement best practices for their evolving roles, providing the knowledge and skills required to succeed in their schools. Coverage includes: Emphasis on competency-based leadership requirements Research-based models, tips, snapshots, best-practices, and recommendations Unique discussion of the assistant principal as a student advocate Organizational strategies, professional growth activities, and operational models for program implementation Specific leadership responsibilities for school climate, personnel administration, professional development, and performance appraisal Case studies and discussion questions to foster applied learning

The Legal World of the School Principal

Author: M. Scott Norton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475823495
Format: PDF, ePub
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The focus of The Legal World of the School Principal is to emphasize the legal responsibilities of the school principal. This book will help principals be knowledgeable of the court cases and federal and state laws that affect their daily work.

A Guide for Educational Policy Governance

Author: M. Scott Norton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475835612
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The varying concepts of organizational development are relevant to everything done administratively in educational practice. Organizational development centers on the concepts of schools as social organization, and like all other social systems, schools have structure, power, values, assumptions, conflicts, ongoing changes, and issues that exert strong influences on human behavior. The interplay between the organizational, human, and social environments combines to influence relationships, roles, attitudes, and program outcomes. The often-heard statement that ‘schools are people’ and that the human component is our greatest asset are discussed in-depth throughout the book. The book focuses on the concepts of organizational development and the matter of on-going change. The significant concepts and contributions historically that have served as foundations for contemporary administrative practices are underscored. Guidance is given to administrative leaders for dealing with ongoing organizational changes is an important focus of the book. School leaders and school personnel must work in changing internal and external environments. Organizational culture and climate as they influence school practices are discussed in-depth. Contemporary applications of organizational development and a look to the future are projected for the guidance of all school personnel.

Guiding the Human Resources Function in Education

Author: M. Scott Norton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475829795
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The primary focus of the book is to emphasize the major changes in the leadership responsibilities of directors of human resources in education. This purpose underscores the necessity for human resources directors to gain new knowledge and skills in order to assure that the personnel concept is considered in all school district policy and administrative program decisions. The primary processes of the human resources function remain significant, but the function’s importance is continually increasing as new and innovative changes and research findings are evidenced in education. Personnel recruitment, for example, now necessitates primary attention to re-recruitment. Innovation in mentoring activities now includes reverse mentoring, peer mentoring and group mentoring. Metrics now loom important and necessary in program planning, accountability and assessment activities. The knowledge and skills required for new innovations in personnel were not always available in the program preparations of individuals who focused on preparation for general school administration. This book serve to serve practicing human resources directors and others that will serve the personnel function in the school principalship and other administrative roles to understand and meet the demands of today’s human resources goals and objectives.

Dealing with Change

Author: M. Scott Norton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475839766
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Educational administration today is a matter of dealing with ongoing change. The book serves to underscore the effects of organizational development (OD) on contemporary practices and then extends the concept into the facilitation of change management for present and future administrative effectiveness. New strategies in administrative management, innovative procedures in dealing with the changing tasks facing school leaders, visioning processes related to program provisions and services offered, empowerment processes related to talent development the learning organization, problem diagnosis and solving strategies, collaborative group change processes, culture and climate impacts on school effectiveness, action research strategies, organizational development models and processes, and foundational OD theories/practice and other components of the OD process are included in the book.

Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Author: Pont Beatriz
Publisher: Organization for Economic
ISBN: 9789264044678
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.

Leadership

Author: Lyle Kirtman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936763528
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leadership: Key Competencies for Whole-System Change combines the powerful decades-long work in leadership of educational authors and researchers Lyle Kirtman and Michael Fullan. Together, the authors offer seven core leadership competencies for systemic change in schools, districts, and state education systems, combined with real-world examples of the competencies in action. Their work with districts and states has led them to a view of leadership that is ideal for 21st century learning--it is suitable for novel, uncertain situations. Through this lens, they seek to encourage active pedagogical changes that can create quantifiable enhancements in learners' understanding and achievement. They illustrate how education leaders can move past failed initiatives to develop creative, productive school cultures.

Failure is Not an Option

Author: Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412909341
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This resource gives you the tools you need to create effective professional learning communities.