Instructional Leadership: A Learning-Centered Guide / Edition 1

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Written for school principals, this text introduces current theories of teaching and learning in order to encourage and facilitate teacher- principal cooperation. Chapters review current research and theory in the areas of student differences, learning, student motivation, teaching, classroom management, assessing student learning, and assessing and changing school climate and culture. Suggestions for applications of theory are included in the material. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205354979
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/2/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Every chapter begins with "Preview: Key Points" and "Leadership Challenge," each chapter ends with "Summary," "Key Terms," "Some Ideas for Your Portfolio," and "Instructional Leaders Toolbox."
1. Introduction to Teaching anD Learning.

The Role of the Instructional Leader.

Student Differences.




Classroom Management.

Assessing Student Learning.

Assessing and Changing School Culture and Climate.
2. Students.

Todays Multicultural Classrooms.

Creating Culturally Compatible Classrooms.

Gender Differences in the Classroom.

Individual Differences in Intelligence.

Ability Differences in Teaching.

Students with Learning Challenges.
3. Learning.

What Is Learning?

Behavioral View of Learning.

Teaching Applications of Behavioral Theories.

Cognitive Views of Learning.

Cognitive Contributions to Learning Strategies and Tactics.

Constructivist Theories of Learning.

Teaching Applications of Constructivist Perspectives.
4. Motivation.

Motivation- A Definition.

Goals and Motivation.

Needs and Motivation.

Attributions, Beliefs, and Motivation.

Interests and Emotions.

Strategies to Encourage Motivation and Thoughtful Learning.
5. Teaching.

What Is a Good Teacher?

The First Step: Planning.

Successful Teaching: Focus on the Teacher.

Teaching for Understanding: Focus on the Subject.

Beyond Models of Outstanding Teaching.

Cautions: Wheres the Learning?
6.Classroom Management.

Organizing the Learning Environment.

Creating a Positive Learning Environment: Some Research Results.

Getting Started: The First Weeks of Class.

Creating a Learning Community.

Maintaining a Good Learning Environment.

Dealing with Discipline Problems.

The Need for Communication.

Designing Motivating Learning Environment on Target for Learning.
7. Assessing Student Learning.

Evaluation, Measurement, and Assessment.

What Do Test Scores Mean?

Types of Standardized Tests.

Issues in Standardized Testing.

New Directions in Standardized Testing and Classroom Assessment.

Effects of Grades and Grading on Students.
8. Assessing and Changing School Culture and Climate.

Organizational Culture.

Organizational Climate.

Organizational Climate: Healthy to Unhealthy.

Collective Efficacy.

Changing School Climate.

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