Distributed Leadership in Practice / Edition 1

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Overview

Distributed leadership has become an important term for educational policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in the United States and around the world, but there is much diversity in how the term is understood. Some use it as a synonym for democratic or participative leadership. This book examines what it means to take a distributed perspective based on extensive research and a rich theoretical perspective developed by experts in the field. Including numerous case studies of individual schools and providing empirically based accounts of school settings using a distributed perspective, this thorough volume: explores how a distributed perspective is different from other frameworks for thinking about leadership; provides clear examples of how taking a distributed perspective can help researchers understand and connect more directly to leadership practice; and illustrates how the day-to-day practice of leadership is an important line of inquiry for scholars and for those interested in improving school leadership.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807748060
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/2007
  • Series: Critical Issues in Educational Leadership Series , #20
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 700,462
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Taking a Distributed Perspective   James P. Spillane   John B. Diamond     1
Spanning the Boundary Between School Leadership and Classroom Instruction at Hillside Elementary School   Amy F. Coldren     16
Systems of Practice and Professional Community: The Adams Case   Richard R. Halverson     35
Cultivating High Expectations in an Urban Elementary School: The Case of Kelly School   John B. Diamond     63
The Leadership Struggle: The Case of Costen Elementary School   Tim Hallett     85
The Practice of Leadership in Mathematics and Language Arts: The Adams Case   Jennifer Zoltners Sherer     106
School Leadership Practice and the School Subject: The Baxter Case   Patricia Burch     129
A Distributed Perspective On and In Practice   James P. Spillane   John B. Diamond     146
Notes     167
References     169
About the Editors and the Contributors     179
Index     183
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