Education

Essential Lessons for School Leaders

Essential Lessons for School Leaders

Author: Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781629141237

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 376

This gold mine of wisdom from top education researcher and the bestselling author of Turning Around Failing Schools and Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement contains key tips and strategies every school leader should know. Award-winning professor and former school administrator Joseph Murphy’s concise and instructive lessons will help you stay focused on what matters most as you navigate the hectic world of high-stakes testing and accountability: • It really is all about the kids • Optimism is essential • Caring counts a lot • Listen—let people finish talking • Don’t confuse excuses and explanations Each lesson is coupled with context in a few sentences taken from Murphy’s extensive real-world experiences. This collection is ideal for use in daily reflections, speeches, staff meetings, presentations, or as a gift to anyone who works with children.

International Summit on the Teaching Profession Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders for the 21st Century Lessons from around the World

International Summit on the Teaching Profession Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders for the 21st Century Lessons from around the World

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264174559

Category:

Page: 108

View: 327

This book uses PISA data to show that a substantial proportion of students in OECD countries now attend schools that have high degrees of autonomy in different areas of decision making.
Education

Reframing the Path to School Leadership

Reframing the Path to School Leadership

Author: Lee G. Bolman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412978194

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 241

This second edition of the bestseller helps teachers and principals reframe challenges and expand leadership potential by using four defining lenses: political, human resources, structural, and symbolic.
Education

Essential School Leadership

Essential School Leadership

Author: Gary Holmes

Publisher: Kogan Page Limited

ISBN: UVA:X006044412

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 767

Successful school leadership is not characterized by a particular style or method but by consistent commitment to a few very important principles. Above all, it demands vision and purpose. But these terms are evocative rather than explanatory. What can the school leader do to bind such concepts into a workable and effective approach? In this optimistic and accessible survey of leadership challenges, Gary Holmes has analysed the complex and often conflicting messages that bombard today's school leaders and distilled them down to five essentials: building vision and purpose; leading learning; managing people; dilemmas, problems and purposes; and accountability. Working from this five-point plan, and invoking case studies to good effect, the author builds up a model of leadership that balances the essential with the optional. While it is safe to say, for example, that without vision and purpose a school will certainly flounder, successful leadership still embraces a wide variety of individual interpretations and approaches within its core principles. This cogent and persuasive book deals pragmatically with the central issues of consensus, change, motivation and communication, and will prove invaluable reading for all middle and senior managers in schools, as well as educationalists and students of educational management.
Education

Nine Lessons of Successful School Leadership Teams

Nine Lessons of Successful School Leadership Teams

Author: Bill McKeever

Publisher: WestEd

ISBN: 9780914409083

Category: Education

Page: 129

View: 538

Why do some school leadership teams succeed while others stagnate, snipe, or disintegrate? Are there key lessons that apply no matter what your school situation? "Nine Lessons of Successful School Leadership Teams" distills a decade of on-the-ground innovation and research pointing to what school leadership teams can do to focus on and increase student achievement. Case studies from schools and districts anchor the discussion of strategies that have evolved over a decade of work with more than 23,000 school leaders. Tools that have contributed to school leadership teams' successes are included.
Education

Preparing Principals for a Changing World

Preparing Principals for a Changing World

Author: Linda Darling-Hammond

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470407684

Category: Education

Page: 343

View: 495

Preparing Principals for a Changing World provides a hands-on resource for creating and implementing effective policies and programs for developing expert school leaders. Written by acclaimed author and educator Linda Darling-Hammond and experts Debra Meyerson, Michelle LaPointe, and Margaret Terry Orr, this important book examines the characteristics of successful educational leadership programs and offers concrete recommendations to improve programs nationwide. In a study funded by the Wallace Foundation, Darling-Hammond and the team examined eight exemplary principal development programs, as well as state policies and principals' experiences across the country. Using the data from the study, they reveal how successful programs are structured, the skills and knowledge participants gain, and what they are able to do in practice as school leaders as a result. What do these exemplary programs have in common? Aggressive recruitment; close ties with schools in the community; on-the-ground training under the wing of expert principals, and a strong emphasis on the cutting-edge theories of instructional and transformational leadership. In addition to highlighting the programs' similarities, the study also explains the differences among the programs and sheds light on the effectiveness of approaches and models from different states and contexts?East, West, North, and South; urban and rural; pre-service and in-service. The authors analyze program outcomes for principals and their schools, including illustrative case studies and educators' voices on the influence of programs' strategies for recruitment, internships, mentoring, and coursework. The ideas and suggestions outlined in Preparing Principals for a Changing World are presented with the goal of increasing the number of highly qualified, thoughtful, and innovative educational leaders.
Education

Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reforms

Leadership Lessons from Comprehensive School Reforms

Author: Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761978466

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 273

Leadership in education is affected by and transformed by the major reform initiatives being implemented in America's schools. This book explores three clusters and ten actual models used in comprehensive school reform.
Education

School Leadership and Educational Change in Singapore

School Leadership and Educational Change in Singapore

Author: Benjamin Wong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319747460

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 168

This book provides readers with insights into how Singapore school leaders are actively engaged in the transformation of the Singapore education system. It brings to attention crucial elucidations of the increasing demand and complexity placed on school leaders through the use of case studies. Each chapter in the book focuses on a particular issue which has become important or has gained renewed importance in the Singapore education system. The chapters first provide a background to the theme under examination and a theoretical basis for discussion. They then narrate the case that shows how school leaders interpret and implement policy initiatives in their respective schools or lead change in that area. The case studies span over a wide range of domains such as instructional leadership, assessment leadership, stakeholder engagement, professional learning communities, and school branding. The data collected from these case studies came primarily from interviews of educators in their respective school contexts, in addition to other sources of data such as artifacts. Each case study highlights descriptions, interpretations, and perspectives across school contexts, which is consistent with the proposition that school leadership is very much shaped by context. At the end of each chapter, there are guiding questions to help readers critically analyse and reflect on the main learning points of the case.
Education

Developing Community Schools, Community Learning Centers, Extended-service Schools and Multi-service Schools

Developing Community Schools, Community Learning Centers, Extended-service Schools and Multi-service Schools

Author: Hal A. Lawson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319256641

Category: Education

Page: 437

View: 673

This book focuses on special organizational configurations for schools in diverse parts of the world. Some of these new organizational and institutional designs are called multi-service schools, others are called extended service schools and still others are called community learning centers. While these schools have different names and notable different characteristics, they belong in the same category because of a common feature in their design: they connect schools with once-separate community programs and services.Chief among the prototypes for these new organizational and institutional designs are the ones featured in the book’s title. Some are called multi-service schools to indicate that they selectively provide some new programs and services. Others are called extended service schools to indicate that they serve young people beyond the regular school day, seeking influence and control over out-of-school time while enabling alternative teaching-learning strategies, and providing services other than typical “pupil support services.” Still others are called community learning centers, a name that showcases the educational functions and priorities of schools and announcing priorities for adult learning and development. Community schools, still called in some places full-service community schools, serves as a prototype that increasingly positions schools as multi-purpose, multi-component, anchor institutions serving identifiable neighborhoods and entire rural communities. The book is structured to enhance understanding of these organizational prototypes and provides comparative social analysis. It also identifies knowledge needs and gaps as well as developmental territory for the future.
School management and organization

Journal of School Leadership

Journal of School Leadership

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062099752

Category: School management and organization

Page:

View: 847

Business & Economics

Bottling Fog

Bottling Fog

Author: Joseph F. Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780807764428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 73

View: 217

"Joseph Murphy, a preeminent scholar of educational leadership, has compiled a book of short and thoughtful lessons for practicing leaders, the product of a professional lifetime of examining the complexities of practice"--
Education

Evidence-based School Leadership and Management

Evidence-based School Leadership and Management

Author: Gary Jones

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526453013

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 467

There is a vast amount of research on what goes on in schools, but how can school leaders sort credible findings from dubious claims and use these to make informed decisions that benefit their schools? How can abstract ideas from research be translated into dynamic plans for action? This book is a practical guide to evidence-based school leadership demonstrating the benefits that can be gained from engaging with robust educational research and offering clear guidance on applying meaningful lessons to practice. Topics include: · What is evidence-based school leadership and why does it matter? · How to collect data from your own school and how to analyse this evidence in order to inform strategic leadership decisions · Models for implementing school improvement and change · Leadership skills for fostering a culture of evidence-based practice This is essential reading for senior and middle leaders in educational organisations who aspire to lead effective schools with high levels of staff well-being and enhanced outcomes for the learners they teach.