The Learning School: A Guide to Vision-Based Leadership

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This book provides methods that educational leaders can use to develop their personal vision of education, as well as methods for use in developing consensus for shared visions of educational excellence. The book also addresses the conditions of instruction, assessment and support in classrooms and schools that are necessary to implement a vision embracing a particular perpective on education. Specific chapters are devoted to exploring the important roles of educational philosophy and psychology in the development of educational vision.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803964082
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/20/1997
  • Series: Leadership Series
  • Pages: 216

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Pt. I Vision-Based Leadership: Beginning the Process
1 Leading With Vision: Why It Is So Important 3
2 Exploring Deep Beliefs About Knowledge: The First Step 20
3 Exploring Deep Beliefs About Learning and Teaching: The Second Step 44
4 Understanding Moral Leadership in a Learning Organization: The Third Step 69
Pt. II How to Implement Vision-Based Leadership
5 Translating Deep Beliefs Into Practice: An Integrated Model 91
6 Achieving Shared Governance of the Learning Community: The Cornerstone of the Learning School 108
7 When Vision Leads: Real-Life Examples 120
8 How to Develop a Vision for Your School or District 142
9 From the Learning School to the Learning Community 167
Epilogue 185
Three Rivers School District Analysis of Probability Statements 186
Three Rivers School District: Scenario - Authenticity, 2010 188
How Good Are the Vision Statements? 190
Vision Statement With Weighted Criteria 190
Comparing Vision Alternatives With Measures of Success 191
Weighted Comparison of Vision Alternatives With Measures of Success 191
Comparing Vision Alternatives on Organizational Synergy 192
Weighted Comparison of Vision Alternatives on Organizational Synergy 192
Summing the Evaluation of Alternatives 193
References 194
Index 199
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