Teaching Leaders to Lead Teachers

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-01
  • Publisher: Jai

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TEACHING LEADERS TO LEAD TEACHERS: EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN THE ERA OF CONSTANT CRISIS In the 21st century, the perceived crisis in how schools educate students significantly influences the decision of teachers to move into administrative positions as well as their ability to succeed once they take on these positions. Influenced by the media, the community and the teachers lounge, many good educators are increasingly unwilling or simply unprepared to make the jump into school leadership and management. This book addresses some of the issues that affect school leadership by providing insights into the current state of educational administration in the hope of demystifying or dismissing some of the popular assumptions regarding what really takes place in the administration office. In doing so, this text examines topics related to the preparation and training of prospective administrators, factors that affect the process of leading in learning environments and perspectives on the state and structure of school leadership research and development.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Teaching Leaders to Lead Teachers: Educational Administration in the Era of Constant Crisisp. 1
Preparation and Foundations
Becoming a Leader of Content Knowledgep. 7
Learner-Centered Leadership: Learning Through Mentoring, Coaching, and Professional Development Activitiesp. 23
Technology for 21st Century Educational Leaders: A New Standard for Successp. 41
The Csun/Lausd Collaborative: A Model University/School District Partnership in the Preparation of New School Administratorsp. 57
Leading to Learn While Learning to Lead
Harmonious Texture of Cultural Values and Democracy: Patterns of Successp. 77
The Role of the Building Administrator in Special Education Supervisionp. 99
Evaluation and Professional Development of Special Education Teachers: Principles for the Principalp. 115
School Administrator Efficacy: Assessment of Beliefs about Knowledge and Skills for Successful School Leadershipp. 131
Principals Improving Schools Through Enhanced Teacher Leadershipp. 149
Developing a Strategy to Enhance School Principal Credibilityp. 161
Education Leadership as 'Capital' for a Diverse School Setting: Understanding the Dynamics of Social and Symbolic Capital as Exemplars of Successful Leadership Strategiesp. 179
The Micropolitics of Teacher Leadership Through an Assumptive Worlds Frameworkp. 195
Professional Deference: When Does It Become Critical?p. 217
Reflection and Reform
School Leadership in the 21st Century Will Require Constructivist Leadership Skillsp. 237
Educational Research and Reform: The Preparation of School Administratorsp. 251
Supporting Teacher Leadership: Mixed Perceptions of Mandated Faculty Study Groupsp. 261
Achieving Leadership Success with Limited Resourcesp. 285
Serving Community: Prosocial Engagement in Educational Administrationp. 299
Transformative Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities: Redefining the Role of Professional Learning Communities in Urban Schoolsp. 313
Principal 'Disengagement': Are the Solutions Addressing the Problem?p. 331
Staying the Course: Self-Care and Mantras for the Educational Administratorp. 349
Leading While Looking Back and Within: Reflective and Reflexive Modesp. 365
About the Authorsp. 373
Subject Indexp. 385
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