Educational Leadership For Organisational Learning And Improved Student Outcomes

Author: William Mulford
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402021992
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The change in paradigm in our field is away from the great man or woman theory of leadership and the teacher in his or her own classroom to the development of learning communities which value differences and support critical reflection and encourage members to question, challenge, and debate teaching and learning issues. How to achieve such learning communities is far from clear, but we believe the areas of problem-based learning (PBL) and organizational learning (OL) offer valuable clues. The indications are that the successful educational restructuring agenda depends on teams of leaders, whole staffs and school personnel, working together (i.e., OL) linking evidence and practice in genuine collaboration (i.e., PBL). The book is unique in that it is both about and uses these two concepts.

Educational Leadership

Author: Patrick Duignan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107637899
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This new edition draws together cutting-edge research to help teachers and leaders better understand and respond to contemporary educational challenges.

Us And Cross National Policies Practices And Preparation

Author: Rose M. Ylimaki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400705425
Size: 59.88 MB
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As educational policy trends converge in many countries, such as demands for greater accountability, decentralization, and more culturally sensitive practices for an increasingly diverse student body, there is growing interest in cross-national comparisons and generalizations about leadership qualities and practices that result in successful schools. US and Cross-National Policies, Practices and Preparation: Implications for Successful Instructional Leadership, Organizational Learning, and Culturally Responsive Practices fills that need by bringing together triads of scholars from the International Study of Successful School Principals (ISSPP) to make direct comparisons among policies and practices in the U.S. with those in other national contexts, and then to draw implications for improving leadership preparation. This book provides theories and empirical case study examples of instructional leadership, organizational learning, and culturally responsive practices as they are shaped by political, economic, and cultural factors in seven different national contexts. The seven countries featured in this book are the U.S., Australia, Denmark, England, Sweden, Norway, and Cyprus. The book begins with an overview of the ISSPP, including its underlying theoretical framework, its research methodologies employed, its limitations and how analyses of the project’s data and findings evolved from the first phase of the study to its current focus.

School Leadership And Education System Reform

Author: Peter Earley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474273971
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How can school leaders shape organisations that offer consistently high quality, rounded and equitable education in the context of rapid change? How can wider school systems support and encourage all schools to succeed in this way? School Leadership and Education System Reform considers the ways in which school leadership and its practice has changed and developed in response to a rapidly changing educational scenario over the last decade to meet the ever-growing and changing demands of children, policy-makers and other stakeholders and considers future developments. Drawing together leading thinkers and researchers in the field of leadership and management this text takes an international perspective to consider what we know about school leadership and learning, and its practice. Theoretically and conceptually informed, the contributors draw on recent empirical research studies into leadership, learning and system reform to explore the key areas of school leadership and management with specific reference to student, adult and organisational learning. Key topics covered include: · The relationship between leadership and student learning · How leaders foster professional learning and evidence-informed improvement · The changing role and nature of accountability · System leadership and governance in networked systems · The balance between accountability, markets, and networks in 'self-improving' school systems · Emerging challenges and opportunities for leaders, such as the implications of new technologies Essential reading for those on postgraduate courses on leadership and management and those looking to develop their leadership practice, School Leadership and Education System Reform clearly sets out the key issues and provides discussion points and suggests resources to support and guide the reader through the wealth of information.

Linking Leadership To Student Learning

Author: Kenneth Leithwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118132262
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Linking Leadership to Student Learning Linking Leadership to Student Learning clearly shows how school leadership improves student achievement. The book is based on an ambitious five-year study on educational leadership that was sponsored by The Wallace Foundation. The authors studied 43 districts, across 9 states and 180 elementary, middle, and secondary schools. In this book, Kenneth Leithwood, Karen Seashore Louis, and their colleagues report on what they found. They examined leadership at each organizational level in the school system—classroom, school, district, community, and state. Their comprehensive approach to investigating school leadership offers a balanced understanding of how the structures within which leaders operate shape what they do. The results within will have significant implications for future policy and practice. Praise for Linking Leadership to Student Learning "Kenneth Leithwood and Karen Seashore Louis offer a seminal new contribution to the leadership field. They provide a rich and authoritative evidence base that demonstrates clearly just why school leadership is so important and how it promotes successful student learning."—Pamela Sammons, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford, Oxford "This ambitious, groundbreaking, and thought provoking treatment of the link between school leadership and student learning is a testament to the outstanding work of these exemplary scholars. This is a 'must read' for academics and practitioners alike."—Martha McCarthy, President's Professor, Loyola Marymount University, and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Indiana University "The question is no longer whether school and district leader's impact student learning, but rather how they do it. The authors provide a convincing answer, one that recognizes the crucial interaction between leader and locality."—Daniel L. Duke, Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Virginia

Authentic Educational Leadership In Schools

Author: Dr. Ross H. Millikan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453565490
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This text seeks to re-establish the place and the importance of a valuesbased, philosophically-underpinned, national educational provision, through which reason and integrity, intellect and morality, caring and sharing, are more highly valued as educational outcomes than are narrow academic achievements only, leading to ways and means for accruing power and material possessions. The text will be confronting to some in that it challenges the following: governments to re-conceive the purposes of education and of schooling; schools and their societies to more carefully evaluate their educational structures and processes; teachers to re-consider the breadth and assessment of curricular; and society in general to demand from politicians, suffi cient and appropriate economic and intellectual support to and for every school.

A New Agenda For Research In Educational Leadership

Author: William A. Firestone
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807746301
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This book, the product of the task force on research co-sponsored by the American Educational Research Association Division A and the University Council on Educational Administration, sets an ambitious agenda for research in educational leadership. Prominent scholars in the field review current knowledge about leadership, frame new questions to generate important research in the field, and direct researchers and policymakers to rethink how educational administration, leadership, and policy should be understood. Covering a broad range of topics, from accountability systems and school?community relationships to the education of students from diverse backgrounds, the authors submit current research to critical scrutiny in order to develop frameworks for new research that can have a significant impact on policy and practice.

Student Centered Leadership

Author: Viviane Robinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118090292
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Student-Centered Leadership offers a timely and thoughtful resource for school leaders who want to turn their ideals into action. Written by educational leadership expert Viviane Robinson, the book shows leaders how they can make a bigger difference to the quality of teaching and learning in their school and ultimately improve their students' performance. This book is based not on fad or fashion but on the best available evidence about the impact of different types of leadership on student outcomes. The book includes examples of five types of leadership practice as well as rich accounts of the knowledge and skills that leaders need to employ them with confidence. Filled with practical lessons, clear information, and much inspiration, Robinson encourages leaders to experiment with changing how they lead so they can transform their schools for the better. Student-Centered Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series. Praise for Student-Centered Leadership "Student-Centered Leadership shines with clarity and practical, powerful ideas. Add this book to your leadership library."—Michael Fullan, author, The Six Secrets of Change and Leading in a Culture of Change "Viviane Robinson's compelling book is both evidence based and profoundly practical."—Steve Munby, chief executive, National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services, England "This book will be an equally important resource for individual school leaders, professional developers, and administrator-preparation programs. There will be two copies on my shelf—one to loan and one for my own reference."—Karen Seashore Louis, Regents Professor, University of Minnesota

Leading Learning And Teaching

Author: Stephen Dinham
Publisher: Acer Press
ISBN: 9781742863641
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The core purpose of schools and educators must be the successful facilitation of teaching and learning. To do this effectively, teachers must also be leaders. In Leading Learning and Teaching, Stephen Dinham follows up the success of How to Get Your School Moving and Improving with an authoritative, in-depth examination of the field of instructional leadership. Building on extensive research in Australia and around the world, Leading Learning and Teaching examines the importance and impact of instructional leadership. Key themes include successful change management, the effectiveness of teacher professional development, and the importance of evidence and the use of data. Examining current international contexts of educational theory, policy, and practice, Dinham presents strategies, agendas, and direction for enhancing the capabilities of individual educators, teaching teams, schools, and systems. He brings together essential research and understandings of leading teaching and learning, and the role of instructional leadership in promoting quality teaching and enabling student learning. *** "If educators are to LEAD learning and teaching, then this is the must-read book." -- Professor John Hattie *** "This book is not just an elegant and comprehensive survey of contemporary educational research evidence, but because of its breadth of vision and authentic grounding in practice, it provides a theory of action for Australian education well into the middle of this century." -- Professor Emeritus David Hopkins, Institute of Education, University of London *** "Leading Learning and Teaching is a must read for anyone interested in changing schools and classrooms for the better. It is authoritative, accessible and ultimately compelling reading." -- Professor Alma Harris, Director, Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya [Subject: Education]

Leaders And Leadership In Education

Author: Helen Gunter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761954934
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Leadership within educational settings is widely regarded as essential for organizational effectiveness and the improvement of learning outcomes. Through an extensive review of theory and practice, Helen Gunter explores the contested field of leadership studies. She describes and critiques the different contributions made by · education management · school effectiveness · school improvement · critical studies. Leadership is examined as function, as behaviour and as leadership relationship, from students as leaders, through to headteachers. The author provides an up-to-date review of current thinking about leadership, which challenges the reader to engage wit