Preparing for Educational Leadership

A guide for educational leadership students in preparing for State licensure examinations. This book provides actual cases and problems that building and central office administrators face in everyday life.

Author: Kenneth Forman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781269658614

Category: Education

Page: 422

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A guide for educational leadership students in preparing for State licensure examinations. This book provides actual cases and problems that building and central office administrators face in everyday life. Each performance task includes a solution to the problem along with a rationale to assist the future leader in understanding how to deal with the task.

Effective Educational Leadership

I would use this book with graduate students and practitioners seeking to develop a perspective about contemporary educational leadership.

Author: Nigel Bennett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847871046

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This book is an essential for providers and students of postgraduate level courses in educational management resource and for leadership development provision for head teacher induction programs, NPQH and LPSH. It is also suitable for short courses and for practitioners occupying or aspiring to leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership is a landmark work with contributions from 37 internationally renowned scholars covering an extensive range of issues confronting the field of educational leadership and administration.

Author: Fenwick W. English

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761929796

Category: Education

Page: 608

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The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership is a landmark work with contributions from 37 internationally renowned scholars covering an extensive range of issues confronting the field of educational leadership and administration. The Handbook reviews how leadership was redefined by management and organizational theory in its quest to become scientific, then looks forward to promising theories, concepts, and practices that show potential for development and application. This Handbook represents the establishment of a new tradition in educational leadership. It thoroughly covers a broad range of issues pertaining to curriculum leadership, supervision, teacher evaluation, budgeting, planning, school design, and issues facing the principalship and the superintendency in the United States.

Successful School Leadership Preparation and Development

Features lessons learned about the successful implementation of leadership program preparation and development programs that are grant-funded by the United States Department of Education through the School Leadership Program.

Author: Karen Sanzo

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178052322X

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This book will feature lessons learned about the successful implementation of leadership program preparation and development programs that are grant-funded by the United States Department of Education through the School Leadership Program. Each chapter will highlight one or more practices that have been identified as a best practice by the literature and detail how the program implemented the practice(s). It is clear from the literature what should be done to prepare aspiring and current leaders (i.e. mentoring, in-depth internships, partnerships) but what is not clear is how to do this. This book will do exactly that with real-life experiences in the implementation of these practices (including successes, challenges, etc.). These will be authentic examples from the field about how practitioners have addressed challenges in implemented successful activities such as coaching, the internship, evaluating projects, and forging partnerships with preparation entities.

Preparation and Development of School Leaders in Africa

The book is based on African research and reviews on school leadership preparation and development, taking stock of where the field is in this geographical region and what lies ahead.

Author: Pontso Moorosi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350081167

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The book is based on African research and reviews on school leadership preparation and development, taking stock of where the field is in this geographical region and what lies ahead. The exclusive focus on sub-Saharan African countries is driven by the desire to foreground African experiences, highlighting gaps and asking critical questions about contextually relevant models of leadership that can drive towards improved educational outcomes for African children. The countries explored include Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. Written by a collective of seasoned researchers with extensive experience in the field and on the continent, this volume is timely, as the field is in need of serious political attention. For these reasons, the book is an important resource for policy-makers, school leaders and other practitioners, students, educators of school leadership preparation programmes as well as researchers in the field on the continent and the diaspora.

New Perspectives in Educational Leadership

New Perspectives in Educational Leadership examines educational administration and leadership within the complex social, political, and community contexts that inform and influence the work of today's educational leaders.

Author: Sonya Douglass Horsford

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433107467

Category: Education

Page: 322

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New Perspectives in Educational Leadership examines educational administration and leadership within the complex social, political, and community contexts that inform and influence the work of today's educational leaders. With particular attention to the implications and larger contexts of shifting demographics, high-stakes accountability, and globalization on schools and society in the twenty-first century, this volume seeks to advance lines of inquiry presented in other areas of education research, that have yet to be fully explored or imagined in the field of educational leadership. This unique blend of empirical, theoretical, and conceptual research by both established and emerging scholars in the field directly acknowledges and addresses the demands of leading increasingly diverse and complex school communities. Topics include: the social and cultural dynamics of leadership, reflective practice, politics of equity and adequacy, critical servant leadership, and the possibilities of transformative leadership within these dynamic educational contexts. As a primary or supplementary text in educational administration, leadership, and foundations courses, New Perspectives in Educational Leadership provides a much-needed complement to the traditional topics of instructional leadership and education management given the expanding and increasingly complex conditions that face educational administrators and school leaders today.

Educational Leadership at 2050

This is a practical, bold, no-holds barred look at challenges facing educational leaders and the university programs that prepare them through mid-century.

Author: Fenwick W. English

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 161048794X

Category: Education

Page: 143

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This is a practical, bold, no-holds barred look at challenges facing educational leaders and the university programs that prepare them through mid-century. It examines key continuities and discontinuities of current times for school, education, and society. Both practice and preparation occur in contested social space, the implications of which are explored in a post industrial, digital age.The stark warning signs of the conflict roiling educational leadership includes the re-segregation and marketization of the public schools; the demonization of teacher unions; attempts to de-professionalize professional preparation; the continuing achievement gap which ignores larger social inequalities; the debasement of education degrees by online diploma mills; the escalating culture of numbers and cheating scandals; and the erosion of full-time, seasoned faculty providing leadership to university preparation programs. The promise of social justice leadership anchored in a fast-changing demographic portrait of increasing national diversity is encapsulated in the construct of leadership accoutrement's which awakens the art and science of leadership.. Finally, the authors propose the pedagogically centered leadership for creating a functional bridge between leadership and learning in preparation and practice."

Educational Leadership

This collection of essays represents the current thinking in educational administration and principal preparation, and is an excellent resource for leadership preparation programs.

Author: Carolyn S. Carr

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781578861729

Category: Education

Page: 357

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The twelfth annual yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration represents the latest work and research of NCPEA members, who include both professors and practitioners of educational leadership. This collection of essays represents the current thinking in educational administration and principal preparation, and is an excellent resource for leadership preparation programs.

Handbook of Urban Educational Leadership

This authoritative handbook examines the community, district, and teacher leadership roles that affect urban schools.

Author: Muhammad Khalifa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442220856

Category: Education

Page: 430

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This authoritative handbook examines the community, district, and teacher leadership roles that affect urban schools. It will serve as a foundation for pedagogical and educational leadership practices that foster social justice, equity, and advocacy for those who have been traditionally and historically underserved in education. The handbook’s ten sections cover topics as diverse as curriculum, instruction, and educational outcomes; gender, race, and class; higher education; and leadership preparation and support. Its twenty-nine chapters offer both American and international perspectives.

Educational Leadership

Portfolio development, in-basket activities, and case study analyses are trademarks of this text.

Author: P. Lena Morgan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Leadership faculty and interns will appreciate this organized and integrated step-by-step standards-based approach to documenting student competencies. Students learn about the historical foundations of the internship and the national standards and ethical behaviors that guide leadership preparation programs. They also complete activities to demonstrate and document attained skills. The authors are strong advocates for internships in the school setting where collaboration and mentoring opportunities between supervisors, students, and school leaders can occur. They have prepared a text that contains standards-based activities and assessment rubrics to document program outcomes. These activities enable assessment of the interns application and demonstration of skills, knowledge, and dispositions within a school setting. Portfolio development, in-basket activities, and case study analyses are trademarks of this text. As interns participate in these activities, the supervisor has multiple opportunities to evaluate skills, knowledge, and dispositions as well as frequent opportunities to provide quality feedback.

Instructional Leadership

This text will help the building level administrator become a more effective educational leader.

Author: Frank S. Del Favero

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475839103

Category: Education

Page: 110

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This text will help the building level administrator become a more effective educational leader.

Comparative Perspectives on International School Leadership

Comparatively analyses the changing notions of educational leadership. A multi-country study.

Author: Cathryn S. Magno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415894336

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 246

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Through a multi-country study, Comparative Perspectives on International School Leadership examines the current global spread of educational leadership, occurring rapidly and widely. Exploring five international case studies of leadership policy, preparation, and practice under the framework of policy borrowing and adaptation, Magno attempts to understand and account for commonalities and differences across country contexts. Rather than assuming a particular model or theory to leadership is best, Comparative Perspectives on International School Leadership takes a policy-oriented perspective and considers how and why certain approaches are being formulated and accepted, including an examination of motivations, influencers, actors, institutions, and implementation processes. Magno ultimately argues that efforts toward formalizing educational leadership reflect current global political objectives to improve schools by increasing accountability, transparency, and professionalism. This engaging book will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of educational leadership and comparative education.

Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders

Sponsored by the University Council of Educational Administration, this comprehensive handbook is the definitive work on leadership education in the United States.

Author: Michelle D. Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135595011

Category: Education

Page: 570

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Sponsored by the University Council of Educational Administration, this comprehensive handbook is the definitive work on leadership education in the United States. An in-depth portrait of what constitutes research on leadership development, this handbook provides a plan for strengthening the research-based education of school leaders in order to impact leadership’s influence on student engagement and learning. Although research-oriented, the content is written in a style that makes it appropriate for any of the following audiences: university professors and researchers, professional development providers, practicing administrators, and policy makers who work in the accreditation and licensure arenas.

Second International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration

The first International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration (Leithwood et al.) was published in 1996 and quickly became something of a best seller for reference works within education.

Author: Kenneth A. Leithwood

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401003750

Category: Education

Page: 1250

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The first International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration (Leithwood et al.) was published in 1996 and quickly became something of a best seller for reference works within education. Such success, we suggest, was at least partly due to the unprecedented global waves of concern for improving schools launched in the mid 1980's, combined with a widespread belief in leadership as the single most powerful contribution to such improvement. The roots of this belief can be found in evidence produced by the early "effective schools" research, although there is a "romance" with leadership! as an explanation for success in many non-school enterprises, as well. During the two-year period during which this current handbook was being written, activity in the realms of school leadership, school improvement, and leadership development gained further momentum. The English government created its new National College of School Leadership, and several Asian nations announced new initiatives in leadership selection, preparation, and development.

School Leadership Preparation and Development in Africa

We build our argument on two key points: first, the centrality of preparation programmes in our understanding of educational leadership, management and administration, and second, the apparent absence of interrogation of the socio-political ...

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When it comes to organizational performance, leaders matter. Without significant attention to the preparation and development of school leaders, government initiatives aimed at building world class education systems are unlikely to succeed. Across the Anglophone world leadership preparation and development has become a key leverage point in education policy, with many nations establishing systems of licensing, accreditation and mandatory programmes. Outside the Anglophone world and central powers of the global north, school leadership preparation and development exists in a highly contested space that balances colonial legacy, deficit thinking and an unrelenting desire to compete on a global scale, with calls for localized knowledge, values and histories. In this article we problematize this context by arguing that the ontological complicity of policy interventions – particularly those funded by the global north – is shaping African developments in a manner that is exclusive of localized knowledge and in doing so, constrains that which it sort to improve in the first place. We build our argument on two key points: first, the centrality of preparation programmes in our understanding of educational leadership, management and administration, and second, the apparent absence of interrogation of the socio-political work of constructing the research object. What we propose is a greater need to focus on the epistemological preliminaries of research, rather than just the confirmation or disconfirmation, of the researcher's model of reality.

Secondary School Leadership Preparation and Development

In England, school leadership preparation has shifted from the National College and local authorities to teaching schools, their alliances and multi-academy trusts.

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In England, school leadership preparation has shifted from the National College and local authorities to teaching schools, their alliances and multi-academy trusts. Against this changing educational landscape, we investigate opportunities presented to men and women in secondary school leadership teams (SLTs). Drawing on interview data from a British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society funded investigation, we report on leadership preparation and development opportunities, aspiration to headship, headteachers’ support of ‘in house’, regional and national preparation programmes, coaching and mentoring involvement as well as access to formal and informal networks. Our analysis of SLTs as sites of potential for headship demonstrated some variability in women’s and men’s reported experiences. Accredited courses, higher degrees and workplace-based preparation provided access to leadership preparation and development opportunities; access was not transferrable from school to school. We identified a fragmented system and suggest policy and cultural changes to allow SLTs to offer inclusive and sustainable opportunities for succession planning.

Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity

The Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity is the first research-based handbook that comprehensively addresses the broad diversity in U.S. schools by race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, disability, ...

Author: Linda C. Tillman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113512843X

Category: Education

Page: 758

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The rapid growth of diversity within U.S. schooling and the heightened attention to the lack of equity in student achievement, school completion, and postsecondary attendance has made equity and diversity two of the principle issues in education, educational leadership, and educational leadership research. The Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity is the first research-based handbook that comprehensively addresses the broad diversity in U.S. schools by race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, disability, sexual identity, and class. The Handbook both highly values the critically important strengths and assets that diversity brings to the United States and its schools, yet at the same time candidly critiques the destructive deficit thinking, biases, and prejudices that undermine school success for many groups of students. Well-known chapter authors explore diversity and related inequities in schools and the achievement problems these issues present to school leaders. Each chapter reviews theoretical and empirical evidence of these inequities and provides research-based recommendations for practice and for future research. Celebrating the broad diversity in U.S. schools, the Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity critiques the inequities connected to that diversity, and provides evidence-based practices to promote student success for all children.

Foundations of Educational Leadership

This important book emphasizes how a framework of learning, literacy, leadership, and reflection is critical to the preparation and practice of educational leaders.

Author: Jeffrey S. Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134629044

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Foundations of Educational Leadership provides a fresh and research-based perspective on educational leadership, exploring 10 specific aspects of ‘glocalization’ in which educational leaders must be literate in order to establish and sustain relevant and useful educational experiences for students in their schools. In addition to covering traditional concepts such as culture, instructional leadership, professional ethics, and politics, well-known authors Brooks and Normore also introduce several conventionally neglected, cutting edge concepts like spirituality, holistic health, and information leadership. This important book emphasizes how a framework of learning, literacy, leadership, and reflection is critical to the preparation and practice of educational leaders. Foundations of Educational Leadership ensures aspiring and practicing leaders will be prepared to influence processes and outcomes for creating a more just and equitable environment for all students. Key Features: Each chapter focuses on what leaders need to learn, the concepts with which they need to be literate, how to lead in the area, and aspects on which they should reflect. Discussion sections at the end of each chapter include prompts, questions, and activities suited for engaging ideas, alone, or with classmates. An eResource features additional resources and video content.

International Handbook on the Preparation and Development of School Leaders

Sponsored by the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA), the British Educational Leadership, Management, and Administration Society (BELMAS), and the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management ...

Author: Jacky Lumby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135277001

Category: Education

Page: 522

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Sponsored by the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA), the British Educational Leadership, Management, and Administration Society (BELMAS), and the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM), this is the first book to provide a comprehensive and comparative review of what is known about the preparation and development of primary and secondary school leaders across the globe. It describes current issues and debates and offers an assessment of where the field of leadership development is headed. Key features include the following: Global Focus: this book provides the first comprehensive look at leadership preparation and development across the globe. The chapter authors are distinguished scholars, drawn from the US, UK, Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and Africa. Topical & Geographical Focus: provides researchers and policymakers with critical descriptions and assessments of both topical and geographical areas. International Expertise: chapter contributors are drawn from a variety of theoretical perspectives and represent all major continents.

The Knowledge Base in Educational Administration

This anthology summarizes and critiques the current knowledge base in the field of educational administration.

Author: Robert Donmoyer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791423868

Category: Education

Page: 317

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This anthology summarizes and critiques the current knowledge base in the field of educational administration.