Making Sense As a School Leader: Persisting Questions, Creative Opportunities / Edition 1

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Overview

"A real contribution to an over-discussed subject.... This book reaches below the surface to the real issue and relationships that confront principals in their orchestration of the daily affairs of the teachers, parents, and students. "Offers real-life case examples of typical leadership dilemmas—in such areas as student discipline, teacher assessment, fiscal management, community involvement, and school—wide planning—and discusses potential responses to issues that seem ambiguous, complex, and highy charged.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901646
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/26/1995
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,256,393
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD ACKERMAN is assistant professor of education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell College of Education and lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is co-director (with Rebecca van der Bogert) of the International Network of Principals' Centers. He lives in Cambridge. GORDON A. DONALDSON is professor of education at the University of Maine and coordinator of the Maine Network of School Leaders. REBECCA VAN DER BOGERT is a former principal who now serves as superintAndent of schools in Winnetka, Illinois.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Welcome to Our Readers
Acknowledgments
The Authors
1 Leadership as Quest 1
2 Justice: Doing What's Right ... But What Is Right? 13
3 Teaching: Promoting Effective Teaching and Valuing Each Teacher 31
4 Purpose: Integrating Process and Product 51
5 Resources: Balancing Infinite Needs and Finite Resources 73
6 Change: Fostering Change and Respecting the Individual 89
7 Ownership: Weaving Diverse Interests into Mutual Purpose 105
8 Autonomy: Encouraging Creativity and Preserving Community 123
9 Trusting in Community 139
10 Trusting in Yourself 153
Closing Letter: Caring for Yourself 163
Appendix A: The International Network of Principals' Centers 169
Appendix B: A Framework for Assessing Leadership Capacities 171
References 177
Index 183
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