Leadership for the Schoolhouse: How Is It Different Why Is It Important / Edition 1

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Overview

"A powerful template for crafting responsible and humane schools."
—Educational Leadership

"Reading this book will make educators feel they have come home to familiar land and can still build anew from there."
—Michael Huberman, professor, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

"Sergiovanni's alternative vision of schools as caring, intimate places built on mutual respect, civic responsibility, and shared purposes gets to the heart of excellence in education."
—Ernest L. Boyer, president, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Best-selling author and education guru Thomas J. Sergiovanni debunks the popular notion that corporate leadership strategies can be applied to schools. He presents a leadership model based on the specific mission, goals, and rhythms of schools everywhere. This unique framework invites caring and thoughtful educators to build educational communities that are more democratic and responsive to human nature and student development. Filled with practical ideas and real-life examples from a variety of schools, Leadership for the Schoolhouse offers a compelling picture of schooling and leadership at their best.

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"Sergiovanni gives educators a powerful template for crafting responsible and humane schools." (Educational Leadership)

"Sergiovanni believes education must develop its own theories and practices based on what schools are trying to do and the kinds of people schools serve. . . . RecommAnded for all levels of readers." (Choice)

"The first book I've seen in years that provides an authentic organization for our schools—one reflecting their core purposes, functions, and rhythms. Reading this book will make educators feel they have come home to familiar land and can still build anew from there." (Michael Huberman, professor, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University)

"Sergiovanni's alternative vision of schools as caring, intimate places built on mutual respect, civic responsibility, and shared purposes gets to the heart of excellence in education." (Ernest L. Boyer, president, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787955427
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 829,371
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

THOMAS J. SERGIOVANNI is Lillian Radford Professor of Education and Administration, senior fellow at the Center for Educational Leadership, and founder of the Trinity Principals' Center at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of several books, including The Lifeworld of Leadership, Building Community in Schools, and Moral Leadership.

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Table of Contents

What We Have, What We Need.

A Theory for the Schoolhouse.

Understanding and Building Community in Schools.

Establishing a Moral Voice.

The Roots of School Leadership.

The Case for Smaller Schools.

Doing What's Best for Students.

Teacher Development and Schools as Centers of Inquiry.

A New Theory of Change.

The Politics of Virtue: A New Compact.

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