9780807748541

How Leaders Learn : Cultivating Capacities for School Improvement (HS Edition)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807748541

  • ISBN10:

    0807748544

  • Edition: Hardbound
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-14
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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Summary

How Leaders Learn portrays the developmental experiences of educators seeking to become accomplished leaders in their schools. The author presents a new model of leadership knowledge—the Interpersonal-Cognitive-Intrapersonal Model (I-C-I). Through the stories of teacher leaders and administrators who participated in the I-C-I leadership development programs, the author depicts the evolution of understanding, skill, and self-confidence. These learners grapple with questions essential to all effective leadership: Does my leadership generate improved learning for the students in my school? What are my greatest assets as a leader? What are my greatest liabilities and what do I do about them? Can I find a leadership role that is both productive and sustainable for me and for the school I serve?

Author Biography

Gordon A. Donaldson, Jr. is a professor of education at the University of Maine

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
A Language for Leader Learningp. 4
A Leader in the Midst of Leadershipp. 5
Leadership on the Linep. 7
Shirley's Challenges: Through the I-C-I Lensp. 9
The Domains of Leadership Knowledge: A Synopsisp. 11
Three Learning Leadersp. 15
Kate Tests the Leadership Watersp. 16
Ted Changes His Working Relationshipsp. 19
Lori Gains a Foothold as a Teacher Leaderp. 22
Four Themes in Leader Learningp. 25
The Lessons Are in the Leadingp. 28
The Power of Practicep. 29
Hey, This Is About Me!p. 32
Knowing That I Am Leadingp. 34
A Pebble in Your Shoe: Where Learning Startsp. 40
Finding a Pebblep. 41
The Nature of Pebblesp. 44
Common Leadership Challenges Through the I-C-I Lensp. 45
Planful Learningp. 47
Cultivating Relationships That Mobilize: Interpersonal Learningp. 53
Can I-Should I-Push?p. 55
Mobilization Skillsp. 57
Relationship-Building Skillsp. 62
Interpersonal Learning Happens Interpersonallyp. 66
In the Heart of the Learner: Intrapersonal Learningp. 70
Where There's a Will-Is There a Way?p. 72
Can I Lead? A Matter of Values and Capabilityp. 74
Finding the "Values" Fitp. 78
Finding the "Capability" Fitp. 80
Can I Manage the Personal Challenges of Leadership?p. 83
The Essence of Intrapersonal Learningp. 87
Coming to Know I Can Leadp. 89
Do My Actions Create Something I'd Call Leadership?p. 90
Am I Making a Difference for Children?p. 93
Do Those I Seek to Lead See Me as a Leader?p. 97
Making Sense of the Evidence: The Powers of Reflectionp. 100
The Learning Environment for Leader Growthp. 104
Make Leandership Practice the Source for Learningp. 105
Have a Plan to Lead, a Plan to Learn, and a Plan to Reflectp. 107
Tap a Rich Array of Cognitive Knowledge About Learning and Leadershipp. 113
Partners-in-Learning: The Learning Teamp. 115
Partners-in-Learning: The Facilitator as Coachp. 120
The Condition of Learning Conditionsp. 125
Performance Learningp. 127
Cognitive Learning: Building Blocks for Educational Designp. 128
Interpersonal Learning: In and from Performancep. 131
Intrapersonal Learning: The Heart of the Journeyp. 135
The Landscape of Leader Learningp. 141
What We Need to Dop. 144
Cast the Leadership Net Widep. 145
Honor the I and Ip. 146
Consciously Cultivate Leadershipp. 148
Champion Learning-Including Your Ownp. 151
A Framework for Assessing Leadership Learningp. 157
Referencesp. 161
List of Resources for Cultivating Leadership Knowledgep. 167
Indexp. 171
About the Authorp. 178
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