Current Issues in School Leadership

Author: Larry W. Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135612595
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Current Issues in School Leadership examines controversies about, and affecting, school practices. Focusing on two essential questions--what is important to today's school leaders? and what is interfering with schooling processes?--it includes chapters by a broad range of authors, with expertise on their specific topic. The text is organized in three sections: *Social and Political Issues; *Curriculum and Learning Issues; and *Organization and Management Issues. The goal of this text--designed for school leadership, educational administration, and foundations of education courses--is to challenge readers to think carefully and critically about each of the issues presented, leading to positive action and leadership.

International Handbook of Leadership for Learning

Author: Tony Townsend
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400713505
Format: PDF, Docs
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The International Handbook of Leadership for Learning brings together chapters by distinguished authors from thirty-one countries in nine different regions of the world. The handbook contains nine sections that provide regional overviews; a consideration of theoretical and contextual aspects; system and policy approaches that promote leadership for learning with a focus on educating school leaders for learning and the role of the leader in supporting learning. It also considers the challenge of educating current leaders for this new perspective, and how leaders themselves can develop leadership for learning in others and in their organisations, especially in diverse contexts and situations. The final chapter considers what we now know about leadership for learning and looks at ways this might be further improved in the future. The book provides the reader with an understanding of the rich contextual nature of learning in schools and the role of school leaders and leadership development in promoting this. It concludes that the preposition ‘for’ between the two readily known and understood terms of ‘leadership’ and ‘learning’ changes everything as it foregrounds learning and complexifies, rather than simplifies, what that word may mean. Whereas common terms such as ‘instructional leadership’ reduce learning to ‘outcomes’, leadership for learning embraces a much wider, developmental view of learning.

Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Education

Author: William A. Owings
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137050444
Format: PDF
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&>Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Education puts theory into practice in a readable, teachable, relevant, and timely look at actual leadership behaviors through numerous case studies and personal experiences. Readers get a firm understanding of the information and how to relate it to their own personal experiences or transfer it to new situations. The author addresses a number of “hot topics” in leadership and describes how to apply the concepts in actual work settings, now or in the future...

Introduction to the Principalship

Author: Leslie S. Kaplan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317806077
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The latest leadership textbook from respected author team Kaplan and Owings explores how principals can effectively build a culture around student achievement. Introduction to the Principalship helps aspiring principals understand how to develop a vision for improvement, make decisions and manage conflict, build teachers’ capacity, communicate, monitor the organization’s performance, and create a school climate of mutual respect. This important book provides readers with various leadership concepts to inform their practice, as well as the cognitive and practical tools to evaluate and prioritize what leadership actions to take. Each chapter offers opportunities for readers to create personal meaning and explore new ways of doing leadership to advance a positive, person-focused environment. Providing both the theoretical framework and skills for effective practice, Introduction to the Principalship addresses the issues most urgent and relevant for educational leadership graduate students learning how to build a school culture that promotes every student’s success. Special Features: • Learning Objectives—chapter openers introduce the topic and initiate student thinking. • Reflections and Relevance —interactive exercises, role plays, class activities, and assignments help readers think about content in personally meaningful ways, facilitate understanding of chapter content, and help transfer leadership thinking to action in their own schools. • ISLLC Standards—each chapter is aligned to the 2015 Interstate School Leadership Licensure Standards. • Companion Website—includes links to supplemental material, additional readings, and PowerPoints for instructors.

Educational Foundations

Author: Leslie Kaplan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285968298
Format: PDF, ePub
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EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS, Second Edition, explains today's schools for those who are trying to picture themselves within the education profession. The book makes educational foundations topics relevant and personally meaningful to both young learners and mature adult learners-while also offering the comprehensive scope, scholarly depth, and conceptual analysis of contemporary issues that will help readers understand the field and transition smoothly into their career. This new edition includes a greater emphasis on InTASC and Common Core State Standards, and incorporates a number of new features that enable readers to gain a realistic and insightful perspective of the education profession. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant

Author: Amy Wagenfeld
Publisher: Slack Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556426292
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Searching for a text that addresses the specific pediatric skills set necessary for both students preparing to become Occupational Therapy Assistants and existing practitioners? Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant delivers this essential knowledge in a succinct, straightforward format. Co-editors Amy Wagenfeld and Jennifer Kaldenberg, collaborating with skilled and expert professionals, employ an interdisciplinary perspective to explain pediatric clinical foundations and practical application activities. Additionally, general information on foundational occupational therapy theories and frames of reference is provided. The seamless integration of this material enables the reader to develop a complete understanding of the information and, more importantly, apply that knowledge in a clinical setting. This dynamic text incorporates many unique features to foster learning. Integrated within each chapter are short case studies and activities designed to promote discussion and exploration of pediatric occupational theory and practice. Diverse illustrations, a Reflexes Chart, and a pull out Developmental Milestones Chart are also included to reinforce important concepts. Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant is the perfect text for both OTA students and practitioners specializing in pediatrics. Appendices Include: Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics Standards of Practice for Occupational Therapy Guide for Supervision of Occupational Therapy Personnel Roles and Responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist and the Occupational Therapy Assistant during the delivery of Occupational Therapy services Public Law 105-17 Individual with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 Developmental Milestones Charts Reflexes Chart

An Evidence based Approach to the Practice of Educational Leadership

Author: Ronald W. Rebore
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text presents a thorough and current best practice treatment of Educational Leadership in schools and school districts that addresses the complex use of quantitative and qualitative evidence in the decision making process. The text covers the full range of introductory issues faced by school leaders today and emphasizes areas that are critical and timely. The authors address standard leadership topics and also further explore current social, cultural, technological and economic realities. This text utilizes ISLLC/ELCC guidelines so that students can develop a leadership approach that reflects current standards and is organized around the processes and procedures necessary for implementing effective learning environments.

Action oriented principals

Author: Jeri L. Engelking
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The expanding needs of students and the accountability for results in today's schools require educational leaders to utilize more resources than ever before in their approaches to identifying, analyzing, and solving complex problems. This book approaches administration through effective school research and practice, national association standards and practices, and involving the total school community in strategic planning.

Uncovering teacher leadership

Author: Richard H. Ackerman
Publisher: Corwin Pr
ISBN: 9781412939393
Format: PDF
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Edited by leadership experts, this comprehensive reader organizes the top voices in the field to examine teacher leadership in insightful and surprising ways.