Leading Schools Successfully

Author: Christopher Day
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135009120
Format: PDF
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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.

How School Leaders Contribute to Student Success

Author: Kenneth Leithwood
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319509802
Format: PDF, Docs
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While considerable evidence indicates that school leaders are able to make important contributions to the success of their students, much less is known about how such contributions are made. This book provides a comprehensive account of research aimed at filling this gap in our knowledge, along with guidelines about how school leaders might use this knowledge for their own school improvement work. Leadership practices known to be effective for improving student success are outlined in the first section of the book while the remaining sections identify four “paths” along which the influence of those practices “flow” to exercise an influence on student success. Each of the Rational, Emotional, Organizational and Family paths are populated by conditions or variables known to have relatively direct effects on student success and also open to influence by effective leadership practices. While the Four Path framework narrows the attention of school leaders to a still-considerable number conditions known to contribute to student success, it leaves school leaders the autonomy to select, for improvement efforts, the sub-set of conditions that make the most sense in their own local circumstances. The approach to leadership described in this book provides evidence-based guidance on what to lead and flexibility on how to lead for purposes of improving student learning.

Questioning Leadership

Author: Gabriele Lakomski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317293703
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Questioning Leadership offers a diverse mix of cutting-edge research in the field of educational leadership, with contributions from expert and emerging leadership scholars. It contextualises school leadership within broader social and historical contexts and traces its influence on school performance through time, from its relatively modest role within a systems theory paradigm to its growing influence from the 1980s onwards, as exercising leadership came to be perceived as being largely responsible for improving educational outcomes. This book invites the reader to challenge the current orthodoxy of leader-centrism and instead reflect more broadly on the various structural and institutional interrelationships that determine how a school functions successfully. It poses challenging questions, such as: Is leadership really necessary for high-quality school performance? Can schools function effectively without leadership? Is it possible to describe the work that principals do without using the word ‘leadership’? How do we challenge the assumption that leadership simply exists and that it is seen as the appropriate default explanation for school performance? This book does not assume that leadership is the key to organisational performance, although it acknowledges the work that principals do. It goes against current orthodoxy and offers varied perspectives on how leadership might be repositioned vis-à-vis organisational and institutional structures. It also suggests some new directions for leading and learning and throws open a discussion on leadership that for too long has been captured by the assumption that the leader is the cause of organisational performance and learning outcomes in schools. At a time when leadership’s dominance seems unshakeable, this is a bold book that should appeal to postgraduate students of educational leadership and management, those undertaking training in educational administration and current school leaders interested in exploring the value of leadership for educational organisations.

Successful School Leadership

Author: Petros Pashiardis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472586395
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Successful School Leadership identifies the characteristics, behaviours and practices of successful and effective school leaders through the adoption of a systemic view of the quality of school organizations. Edited by Petros Pashiardis and Olof Johansson, chapters explore the similarities and differences between successful and effective school leaders and across various socioeconomic contexts. Capitalizing on the experiences of the international contributor team, this book will inform the preparation and further development provided to school leaders in an era where ministries of education, universities and multinational organisations (such as the OECD) are increasingly interested in the leadership of our schools. Systematic analyses of multi-perspective data provided from around the world and offers the readers a comprehensive picture of the key behaviours and practices central to successful and effective school leadership. An original contribution to the theoretical perspectives on the subject is derived through insights from empirical research, case studies, and bibliographical literature from the field.

42 Rules for Driving Success with Books 2nd Edition

Author: Mitchell Levy
Publisher: Happy About
ISBN: 1607731029
Format: PDF, ePub
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'42 Rules of Driving Success with Books (2nd Edition)' will help you appreciate the ease of creation and the depth of value a book (or series of books) can create for your business. Whether you write the book yourself, have your clients/partners provide content, or have it ghostwritten, being the author of a book makes you an expert and being the expert gets you business. By reading this book, you will be informed and inspired by the stories and lessons of 40 other professionals that benefited greatly with their book. The authors in this book wrote content that allowed them to demonstrate innovation, share their marketing strategy, improve client retention, and share tricks and techniques on using a tool or service. The fact that they put this content in a book gave their ideas weight and increased their credibility and reputation. Having their books show up on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com and other physical and eBook locations as well as personally delivering their books to clients/prospects really helped to drive the impact of their message. If you are a CEO, CMO, evangelist or someone in your company that needs to demonstrate thought leadership, drive lead generation, and increase revenue, '42 Rules of Driving Success with Books (2nd Edition)' is an invaluable read as it will help you catapult your success. Start your journey or enhance it today by applying the ideas and techniques contained in this book by 40 experts that have all used books for their professional success.

Field Guide to Covering Local News

Author: Fred Bayles
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483305074
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the latest installment of the Field Guide series, Fred Bayles takes you step-by-step through the process of identifying and covering the events and issues that matter most to your community. For the five local beats—cops, courts, emergencies, schools, and government—you'll learn where to go for information and how to organize and present the stories your neighbors want and need. An overview of tools and techniques include tips on how to find sources, conduct interviews, work with editors, tap the power of the crowd and think multimedia. Then, for each beat, you'll get specifics on: People: The best official and unofficial sources of info, and what to ask them. Places: Where to go on the beat, and what to look for while you're there. Documents: Where to find records in offices and online, how to decipher and use them. Stories: Overview of common story types and how to go beyond them. Resources: Glossary of key terms, checklists, helpful web links.

The New Principal s Fieldbook

Author: Pamela Robbins
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 087120858X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A guide for first year principals discusses such topics as reading a school culture, determining whether students are engaged in quality work, and teacher involvement in meaningful professional development.

Leading an Inclusive School

Author: Richard A. Villa
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622896
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand provide an in-depth, research-based guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed "least restrictive environment" for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face. Leading an Inclusive School: Access and Success for ALL Students offers administrators, teachers, and other educators working to promote inclusion a wealth of information about • the history and research base of inclusive education in the United States, including pivotal amendments to and reauthorizations of the EHCA, landmark court cases, and the philosophical underpinnings of the movement; • essential curricular and instructional practices for inclusive schools, such as heterogeneous grouping, creative problem solving, and co-teaching; • powerful organizational structures such as Multitiered System of Support and Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports to help optimize the benefits of differentiation for all students; and • a conceptual framework for coordinating educational initiatives and best practices for educating all students in general education. Also included are vivid personal stories of students with disabilities that illustrate how these students flourish when they learn alongside their general education peers. Educators who are serious about committing to the success of learners at all levels of perceived physical, intellectual, communication, and social/emotional ability will find the examples, advice, and tools in this book indispensable for planning, implementing, and promoting inclusion in their schools.

The Superintendent s Fieldbook

Author: James Harvey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452217491
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This new edition offers practical advice on how to survive on the job, bargain like a pro, engage with the public, work with school boards, and more.

Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

Author: Paul D. Houston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412981271
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With articles by Alan M. Blankstein, Pedro A. Noguera, Mavis G. Sanders, Paul D. Houston, and others, this volume examines educators' pivotal role in leading family and community involvement in school success.