Teachers as Servant Leaders

Author: Joe D. Nichols
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442204540
Format: PDF, ePub
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In today's political environment with the emphasis on testing, standards, and accountability, teachers can easily feel frustrated by the amount of time and resources left over for teaching-for guiding students not only in academics but also in character education. Educators can find themselves losing focus of what initially inspired them to teach. Teachers as Servant Leaders provides pre-service teachers and those currently in the profession with a renewed perspective of not just being a content expert or classroom/behavioral manager, but leaders within their own classrooms, school buildings, and local communities.

The Power of Teacher Leaders

Author: Nathan Bond
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317806859
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, The Power of Teacher Leaders provides a comprehensive resource for understanding the ways that teacher leaders foster positive change in their schools. Distinct from school administrators, teacher leaders are professionals who remain in the classroom and use their specialized knowledge and skills to improve student achievement, influence others, and build organizational capacity. Written by leading educational researchers, each chapter of The Power of Teacher Leaders describes a different way that teachers are leading. Moving beyond the question of why teacher leaders are important and how such work is implemented, the contributing scholars to this collection offer a critical examination of the field by presenting original research, case studies, and programs in practice. Topics covered include how teachers become leaders, their wide-ranging leadership roles, and the effects of teacher leadership on student academic success and school communities. A cohesive edited collection, this book demonstrates how teacher leaders play an increasingly active role in the improvement of student learning, teacher professional development, and school climate.

Introduction to Effective Music Teaching

Author: Alfred S. Townsend
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 144220947X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An Introduction to Effective Music Teaching provides the prospective teacher with front-line tested strategies and approaches that are based on current research and the author's experience. With an open and accessible writing style, Townsend reviews the components of effective teaching and guides the reader in constructing a personal, practical philosophy of music teaching and learning.

Ethical Leadership for School Administrators and Teachers

Author: Joseph P. Hester
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786480838
Format: PDF, ePub
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The mission of educational leadership seems to have shifted from culture growth to standardized testing. This book suggests that the time has come for educational leaders to re-evaluate their mission and redirect their schools to a broader curriculum emphasizing the moral nature of learning. The author also suggests activities that can encourage leaders to change their methods. Leadership requirements, principles, characteristics, skills, climate and performance standards are set out in six chapters, two appendices provide additional information, and a third lists web resources available through the Internet. A glossary, notes, bibliography, and index complete the work.

Examination of Leadership Practices of Principals Identified as Servant Leaders

Author: Timothy Andrew Taylor
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The purpose of this study was to conduct an analysis which compared and contrasted the leadership practices of principals who utilized servant leadership with those who do not utilize servant leadership. This analysis served to assess the leadership strengths and weaknesses utilizing the "best" leadership practices advocated by Kouzes and Posner's (1997). Though servant leadership has been written about and practiced by many leaders and researchers in the past few years it has had limited research conducted in a systematic quantitative manner. Due to the growing popularity of servant leadership the researcher felt that it was imperative to takes steps to not only explore its meaning but to examine the effectiveness this leadership provides. This study was divided into two phases. In the first phase the Self-Assessment of Servant Leadership (SASL) was used to survey Missouri public school principals to create two groups of principals for the second phase of the study. The results of the SASL were analyzed and one group of principals who utilize servant leadership and another group who do not utilize servant leadership were created. The second phase, utilizing Kouzes and Posner's (1997) Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), examined the leadership effectiveness of each of the two identified groups of principals. Once the data were collected an analysis comparing and contrasting the "best leadership practices" of the two principal groups was conducted. Statistical analysis included a multi variate test which was conducted to determine if the demographic variables (prior educational experience, administrative experience, gender, ethnic background, school building level and personal level of education) were significantly related to the overall self assessed rating. An additional statistical analysis was conducted to examine the possible relationships between the five "best" leadership practices advocated by Kouzes and Posner (1997), as they relate to both the servant leader and non-servant leader principal groups. These "best" practices include: (1) challenging the process; (2) inspiring a shared vision; (3) enabling others to act; (4) modeling the way; (5) encouraging the heart. The data obtained from the Leadership Practices Inventory were analyzed using descriptive statistics and univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA). The research findings revealed that no demographic variable was significantly related to the overall SASL rating. The research findings also revealed that public school principals in Missouri who rate themselves high on the SASL are rated significantly higher by their teachers in the five leadership areas highlighted by the LPI. From these results one can assume that servant leaders, as identified using the SASL, are perceived by their teachers as more effective leaders as measured by the LPI.

The Relationship Between Servant Leadership Characteristics on Teachers Sense of Efficacy

Author: Michelle Dawn Whitman
Publisher:
ISBN:
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It was not known to what extent relationships existed between servant leadership characteristics in a suburban Eastern Nebraska school district and teachers' sense of efficacy. The researcher formulated two research questions focused on relationships that may have existed between servant leadership characteristics, teachers' personal teaching efficacy, and teaching efficacy. The researcher, in this quantitative correlational study, collected data through two online surveys using the Servant Leadership Assessment Instrument and the Teacher Efficacy Scale. The sample consisted of faculty and staff employed in a district located in Eastern Nebraska with a total sample size of 210. The researcher focused on the foundational research of Bandura's social cognitive theory, Vygotsky's zone of proximal development, and Greenleaf's servant leadership theory. Bivariate, correlational analyses were conducted by the researcher to determine if relationships existed among the variables. The researcher found a statistically significant inverse relationship between teachers' perception of their leaders' altruism and teachers' perceptions of teaching efficacy in general (r = -.700, p = .036). These findings were not consistent with the literature. One implication is that this study should be replicated to ascertain whether these findings are an anomaly. Another implication is to conduct a qualitative or mixed methods study to gain insight on how the two variables of servant leadership and teachers' level of efficacy may be related. A third implication is to conduct the study in various geographical areas and in K-12 schools. A fourth implication is to conduct a study with a larger sample size and use individual scores as the unit of analysis; this would yield more data and enable regressions and analysis of variance.

Die effektive F hrungspers nlichkeit

Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593385260
Format: PDF, Docs
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Stephen Covey beschreibt die Grundsätze einer effektiven Führung. Der Kern seiner Management-Lehre ist die Ausrichtung des Denkens an allgemein gültigen Prinzipien. Sie sind der Schlüssel, der auch in schwierigen Situationen Orientierung, Sicherheit, Weisheit und Kraft gibt. Das Hörbuch zeigt auf, wie Führungskräfte ein prinzipienorientiertes Leben umsetzen - von Herausforderungen im Familienleben bis zur Führung eines Unternehmens - und wie dies zu Erfolg und Zufriedenheit führt.

Geistliche Leiterschaft

Author: John Oswald Sanders
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783932308550
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mit einer Gesamtauflage von über 500.000 Exp. hat sich dieses Buch als ein zeitloser Klassiker zum Thema Leiterschaft erwiesen. Die Gemeinde braucht Leiter, die sich selbst von Gott leiten lassen und sich ihm ganz und gar hingeben. Geistliche Leiterschaft möchte Sie dazu ermutigen, Ihre Talente und Kräfte Gott zur Verfügung zu stellen und in seinem Dienst brauchbarer zu werden. Zitat von John MacArthur: >Dieses Buch sollte der ständige Begleiter jedes Unterhirten im Dienste des Heilands sein. Am hilfreichsten ist die Tatsache, dass nicht Methoden, sondern der Charakter, die Hingabe und das Leben vor Gott betont werden. Ich habe das Buch immer wieder gelesen um die Grundlagen meiner Aufgabe besser zu begreifen und habe es dem gesamten Leiter-Team unserer Gemeinde zum Lesen gegeben.