Educational Administration

Leadership and cultural webs in organisations Weavers tales 4 2017

Leadership and cultural webs in organisations : Weavers' tales

by Adrian McLean

callnumbericon  HD 58.7 M376 2013       ED-61196

Language: English  

Publisher: United Kingdom : Emerald, 2013

Summary:     The call for a change of culture is commonplace in corporate and governmental settings. What this means and how to go about it have proved to be elusive challenges for the field of organisation and leadership studies. This work brings insights from the field of anthropology to illuminate these questions and proposes a fresh approach to working with them. Interweaving ideas from the fields of Social Construction, Anthropology and Complex Responsive Processes with examples of cultural change drawn from across the spectrum of organisational life, this book offers a compelling perspective on how to work with these powerful yet hidden forces. The author combines 35 years of experience as a consultant with the rigour of business academia. With a capacity to bring clarity to complex issues, the author identifies a range of practical and strategic options for those leaders, managers and consultants looking to promote cultural change. Building on the metaphor of cultures as 'webs of signification', McLean considers how cultural webs form, how they change, and shows how to reveal the unique forms that they take in different organizational settings

Leading for instructional improvement how successful leaders develop teaching and learning expertise 4 2017

Leading for instructional improvement : how successful leaders develop teaching and learning expertise

by Stephen L. Fink; Anneke Markolt

callnumbericon  LB 2805 F485 2011       ED-61647

Language: English  

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2011]

Summary:     "There is little agreement among school leaders on what constitutes quality teaching and how best to support teachers in improving lessons, assessments, and classroom instruction. This book will show how principals and other school leaders can 'grow' the expertise of teachers to deliver high quality instruction that serves all students well. It introduces principals to a five-part model of effective instruction. It then shows leaders how to make use of this framework for guiding new and veteran teachers on improving lessons, instruction, and other aspects of classroom practices."

Leading schools in challenging circumstances strategies for success 4 2017

Leading schools in challenging circumstances : strategies for success

by Philip Smith; Les Bell

callnumbericon  LB 2901 S57 2014       ED-61648

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Summary:     The leadership of schools can make a significant difference to enhancing the life chances of students in schools and enabling them to succeed. This book examines leadership within schools, focusing on securing success within a challenging social and political environment. It explores the approaches to leadership adopted by four successful secondary school headteachers in a local authority situated in an area of high social deprivation and identifies the impact the headteachers of these schools have on staff, students and community. It analyses the key leadership strategies of these successful school leaders, strategies that can be deployed in all schools, and explores the links between leadership theories and leadership actions. The book goes on to examine how these strategies were actually implemented in a failing school in challenging circumstances and shows how other schools might benefit from such strategies and the insights on which they are based.

Learning at the crossroads of theory and practice research on innovative learning practices 4 2017

Learning at the crossroads of theory and practice : research on innovative learning practices

by Piet Van den Bossche; Wim H. Gijselaers, Richard G. Milter

callnumbericon  HF 1106 L43 2012      ED-61649

Language: English  

Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, [2012]

Summary:     Core concepts in education are changing. For example, professional performance or expertise is not uniquely the fruit of specialist knowledge acquired at professional schools, but the sum of influences exerted by a complex web of continuous learning opportunities for which an individual is well (or ill) prepared by their schools and their workplace. The key contributory factors to professional expertise are how professional schools connect to professional practice, how schools prepare graduates for continuous learning, and how the workplace endorses continuous development. Thus, the question this volume addresses-how to design learning and working environments that facilitate the integration of these three elements-is at the heart of contemporary pedagogical theory. The authors also ask a second vital question: how do we educate learners that go on to maximize their life's learning opportunities by regulating their own ongoing learning? Learning at the Crossroads of Theory and Practice argues that with the theory of learning at a crossroads, this is an unprecedented opportunity for learning about learning. The book sheds light on different elements of this challenge: integrating theory and practice in business education, generating and fully exploiting workplace learning opportunities, and enriching our classrooms by coupling theoretical knowledge with the richness of real-life experience.

Leverage leadership a practical guide to building exceptional schools 4 2017

Leverage leadership : a practical guide to building exceptional schools

by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo; Brett M. Peiser

callnumbericon  LB 2805 B25 2012       ED-61651

Language: English  

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2012]

Summary:     "Examines seven principles at the core of effective leadership Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment. Fundamentally, each of these seven levers answers the core questions of school leadership: What should an effective leader do, and how and when should they do it. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, the book is for any principal, superintendent, or educator who wants to be a transformational leader. The book's companion DVD includes 30 video clips of top-tier leaders in action. These videos bring great schools to you, and support a deeper understanding of both the components of success and how it looks as a whole. There are also many helpful rubrics, extensive professional development tools, calendars, and templates. Explores the core principles of effective leadership Author's charter school, North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey, received the highest possible award given by the U.S. Department of Education; the National Blue Ribbon Includes an instructive DVD with 30 video clips to show how it looks in real life Bambrick-Santoyo has trained more than 1,800 school leaders nationwide in his work at Uncommon Schools and is a recognized expert on transforming schools to achieve extraordinary results"

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