Conversations With Principals

Author: Andrew E. Dubin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236275
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Conversations With Principals: Issues, Values, and Politics is a unique compilation of interviews with principals at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Unlike any other text in Educational Administration, this book allows students the unusual opportunity to experience the inner voice of principals as they discuss the many decisions they make and the multitude of people they must engage.

Educational Leaders Without Borders

Author: Rosemary Papa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319123580
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Building from the history of inequality in education up to current problems, this text posits viewpoints on how to cultivate humanistic leaders in education to best benefit underserved children around the world. Among perspectives examined are economic, cultural, and political circumstances that benefit some and harm others, creating educational inequality. To illustrate the work that must be done, this book connects vignettes of compelling school issues to educational philosophies, e.g., Makiguchi’s work, to bridge the theoretical and the practical and pose real solutions.

Life Politics

Author: Ivor F. Goodson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 946091540X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book on life politics comprises a collection of interviews and commentaries. The notion of life politics covers a number of different meanings within the book. Most importantly is the way that the genre of interviews helps cover a range of cultural contexts and intellectual milieu. Part of the life politics represented in this book is built around the belief that if we are to act as public intellectuals in the field of education and culture in the current globalised setting we need to travel. This book shows how public intellectual work gets interrogated and implemented in different social and cultural settings.

The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

Author: Ontario Principals' Council,
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452296324
Format: PDF, ePub
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Steer high-stakes conversations with staff and students toward win-win outcomes with this handy pocket guide to effective communication. Includes scripts, case studies, and checklists.

The Political Classroom

Author: Diana E. Hess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317575024
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Helping students develop their ability to deliberate political questions is an essential component of democratic education, but introducing political issues into the classroom is pedagogically challenging and raises ethical dilemmas for teachers. Diana E. Hess and Paula McAvoy argue that teachers will make better professional judgments about these issues if they aim toward creating "political classrooms," which engage students in deliberations about questions that ask, "How should we live together?" Based on the findings from a large, mixed-method study about discussions of political issues within high school classrooms, The Political Classroom presents in-depth and engaging cases of teacher practice. Paying particular attention to how political polarization and social inequality affect classroom dynamics, Hess and McAvoy promote a coherent plan for providing students with a nonpartisan political education and for improving the quality of classroom deliberations.

Reframing the Path to School Leadership

Author: Lee G. Bolman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271399
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Powerful mental tools for navigating the complicated issues of everyday school life! Ideal for new and experienced educators, this second edition of the bestseller presents dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal to illuminate how reframing challenges can generate tremendous potential for classroom and school leadership. This updated edition provides leadership lesson summaries, solid strategies, and reflective questions that help teachers and principals grow through the use of four defining lenses: Political: individual versus group power Human resources: individual needs and motives Structural: clear goals and responsibilities Symbolic: culture, meaning, belief, and faith

The Principal s Field Manual

Author: Michael B. Ayers
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273030
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This user-friendly handbook focuses on five facets essential to successful organizations—mission, strategy, organizational structure, people, and leadership—to help principals become proactive, effective school leaders.

Having Hard Conversations

Author: Jennifer Abrams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452295662
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Speak with clarity, confidence, and courage! Many educators struggle with discussing difficult issues with colleagues. This insightful book helps readers effectively lead challenging conversations with supervisees, peers, and supervisors. Emphasizing initiative and preparation as keys to a successful conversation, the author’s step-by-step approach provides: Thought-provoking questions and first-person accounts that help build communications skills Advice on overcoming personal hesitation about expressing concerns Guidance on goal setting and choosing the best “what-where-and-when” for a productive discussion Sample scripts and other interactive tools to help educators prepare for the conversation and achieve positive outcomes