Reframing the Path to School Leadership: A Guide for Teachers and Principals / Edition 1

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Overview

The best leaders use multiple frames to view common challenges and to solve the most difficult problems. A series of dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal demonstrate how framing—and then reframing—challenges brings clarity.

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Editorial Reviews

Parker J. Palmer
"Here is a rare blend of storytelling and analysis, brought together in a book that is both insightful and inviting. Lee Bolman and Terry Deal allow us to see our schools, and ourselves, through the lens of imagination rarely found in educational literature, offering embattled and discouraged educators the precious gifts of vision and hope. "
Jim Kouzes
"I love this book! Reframing the Path to School Leadership is full of great spirit, liveliness, and energy. Bolman and Deal are master storytellers, and this tale will inspire every school leader, whether administrator, teacher, coach, parent, or student. "
Volume 105, Number 1, 2003 - Teachers College Record
"The book is invaluable in helping the reader think about how to convert knowing about teaching and learning and leading to know-how about teaching and learning and leading. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761946076
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee G. Bolman is the Marion Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. An author, teacher, con­sultant, and speaker, he has written numerous books on leadership and organizations with coauthor Terry Deal, including best-sellers Leading With Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit (1995, 2001) and Reframing Organiza­tions: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership (1991, 1997), as well as The Path to School Leadership (1993) and Becoming a Teacher Leader (1994). Bolman holds a BA in History and a Ph D in Organizational Behavior from Yale University. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife, Joan Gallos, and the two youngest of his children, Christopher and Bradley.

Terrence E. Deal is the Irving R. Melbo Professor at University of Southern California’s Rossier School. He is an internationally known lecturer and author who has written numerous books on leadership and organizations. In addition to those written with Lee Bolman, he is the coauthor of Corporate Cultures (with Alan Kennedy, 1982) and Shaping School Culture (with Kent Peterson, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Part I: A Pair of Rookies
1. A New Teacher's First Day
2. Getting Started on the Right Foot
3. A New Principal Finds a Wise Friend
Leadership Lessons: Seeing and Solving Barriers to Entry
Part II: The Political Frame
4. The Old Guard and the New Principal
5. The Tracking Wars: School Politics at Work
Leadership Lessons: Map the Terrain, Hone Your Skills
Part III: The Human Resource Frame
6. Sagging Morale
Leadership Lessons: Build Relationships and Empower Yourself
Part IV: The Structural Frame
7. Student Discipline: Who's Really in Charge?
8. Standards
Leadership Lessons: Align the Structure With the Work
Part V: The Symbolic Frame
9. The End of the Year: Symbols and Culture in Schools
10. "I'm Just a Great Teacher! "
Leadership Lessons: Celebrate Values and Culture
Part VI: Values, Ethics, and Spirit
11. Teaching and Leading: Finding a Balance
12. A Talk About Values
13. The Essence of Teaching: Leaving a Legacy
14. Passing the Torch
Epilogue
Annotated Bibliography

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