Leading From Below the Surface: A Non-Traditional Approach to School Leadership / Edition 1

Leading From Below the Surface: A Non-Traditional Approach to School Leadership / Edition 1

by Theodore B. Creighton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761939539

ISBN-13: 9780761939535

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Deepen your success with a new, reality-driven model for leadership that tailors corporate management know-how for the classroom and beyond.

Overview

Deepen your success with a new, reality-driven model for leadership that tailors corporate management know-how for the classroom and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761939535
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
1-Off Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
878,429
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
What This Book Is Not About
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Introduction
First, What Is the Surface?
OK, Now What Does "Below the Surface" Mean?
Leadership Is Both Objective and Subjective
2. What Does Traditional Leadership Look Like, and
How Did We Get Here from There?

Behavioral Leadership
Situational Leadership
Contingency Leadership Theory
Path-Goal Theory of Leadership
Transformational Leadership Theory
A Conceptual Framework for Leading From Below the Surface

3. What Is Leading From Below the Surface?
Bending the Rules Without Breaking Them
Managing Your Portfolio of Political Capital
Bourdieu and Capital
4. Evidence-Based Decision Making
Below the Surface: Data- or Evidence-Based?
Data-Driven vs. Evidence-Based Decision Making
Attendance Rates vs. Absence Rates
Narrowing the Achievement Gap
Dropout Rate: 2% or 28%?
Concluding Thoughts
5. Institutional Effectiveness vs. Strategy
A Closer Look at Strategy
How Does Strategy Relate to School Leadership?
Describing the Strategy
Identifying Positive and Negative Forces
6. Cooperation vs. Collaboration
Closing Thoughts
7. Looking Beyond the Obvious
From Superintendent to Secretary of Education
The SAT Story
Not Settling for Embroidering the Edges
Concluding Thoughts
8. Creating Leadership Behaviors: A Leadership Practice Field
OK, On to a Leadership Practice Field
Defining a Practice
A Practice Field Further Defined
Practicing Leading From Below the Surface
Practicing Listening
Practicing Respecting
9. Implications for Practicing School Administrators
Accountability
Leading From Below the Surface
The Disjuncture Between Societal Use and School Use of Technology

The Virtual Classroom
References
Index

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