The Principalship A Reflective Practice Perspective

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-12
  • Publisher: Pearson
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The Principalshipfocuses on how school leaders can create outstanding schools using reflective practice and moral authority. Key Benefit:emphasizes reflective practice, school culture, standards, building community and providing a moral basis for leadershipKey Topics:Principalship, instructional leadership, Market:pre-service principals.

Table of Contents

About the Author
The Moral Dimension
Setting the Stage: Administering as a Moral Craft
The Heart, Head, and Hand of Leadership
The Moral Imperative
Normative Rationality
Strengthening the Heartbeat
The Eight Competencies
Followership is the Goal
The Challenge of Leadership
The Lifeworld of Schooling
Building the Character of Your School
A Commitment to Democratic Values
Time, Feeling, Focus
Servant Leadership
Some Reflections
Toward a New Theory
The Principal's Job Today and Tomorrow
Ideal Conceptions of the Principalship
Thick Visions: A Values Approach
Breaking Ranks
A Standards-Based Approach
Parochial Schools
The Complex Nature of Managerial Work
No Child Left Behind
Demands, Constraints, and Choices
The Changing Role
Principals' Priorities: Comparing Perceptions
A Look Ahead New Emphasis on Instructional Leadership
Direct and Indirect Leadership
Some Reflections
New Standards for Advanced Programs in Educational Leadership
Profile of an ICEL Graduate
A Day in the Life of an Urban Elementary Principal
The Limits of Traditional Management Theory
Mindscapes of Practice Reflective Practice: The Paradigm of the Scruffies
Changing Mindscapes
The Limits of Traditional Management Theory
Some Reflections
A New Theory for the Principalship
Toward a New Theory
Controlling Events or Probabilities?
The New Theory and School Organization
Changing Our Metaphors
Some Reflections
The School as a Moral Community
The Story of Community
Social Covenants
A Theory of Community
The Importance of Relationships
The Pattern Variables
Finding the Right Balance
Bonding and Bridging
Why is Community Important?
Pathways to Student Learning
Some Reflections
Providing Leadership
The Forces of Leadership and the Culture of Schools
The Forces of Leadership
The Dynamic Aspects of School Culture
Some Reflections
Frances Hedges and Orchard Park Elementary School
A Primer on School Culture
The Stages of Leadership: A Developmental View
The Sources of Authority for Leadership
The Stages of Leadership
Why Leadership by Binding and Bonding Works
Leadership Styles Count Too
Craftsmen Leaders are Critical
The Archetypes in Review
Idea-Based Leadership
Some Reflections
Becoming a Community of Leaders
Practical Issues
Leadership as a Practice
New Leadership Values for the Principalship
Distributed Leadership
Reciprocity is Key
Constructivist Leadership
A Community of Leaders
Some Reflections
Instructional Leadership
Characteristics of Successful Schools
Characteristics of Successful Schools
Academic Press and Community Together
The Importance of Character
Reflective Practice
Some Reflections
Becoming a Community of Mind
The Importance of Goals
Using Educational Platforms
Purposing is the Linchpin
The Principles of Learning
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