Rethinking Leadership: A Collection of Articles / Edition 2

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In this updated collection of revolutionary articles, Sergiovanni encourages school leaders to discover the craft of moral leadership, practice effective instructional leadership, and build strong learning communities.

WANTED: Personable, sensitive, reflective, good listener to head our country. That`s the leader of the future. Thomas J. Sergiovanni gives an in-depth look into the various qualities that comprise the leader of the 21st century. In this collection of his `best of` works, Sergiovanni discusses leadership as a moral craft, addresses the development stages of leadership, and analyzes leaders` roles in the learning community. The results provide educators with practical advice for improving school environments.

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Editorial Reviews

Gordon A. Donaldson
"Consider this a lexicon of Sergiovanni's best images and insights for school leaders from over his many years of contribution to education. Assembled here in one tidy volume, 'the best of Tom' is only an arm's length away. With his customary clarity and focus, these essays remind us of the vital role that morality, relationships, purpose, and artistic action play in making schools serve kids and community. A great resource for every principal, teacher leader, and system administrator."
Joseph Murphy
"A seminal collection of work from the foremost scholar of educational leadership of the last half century."
Stephen P. Gordon
"Tom Sergiovanni has led the field of educational leadership toward a paradigm shift. This old paradigm was focused on concepts like organizations, technical rationality, and leadership by authority, personality, and bartering. The new paradigm is characterized by concepts like moral community, value added leadership, purposing, professionalism, collegiality, craftsmen leaders, and the virtues of leadership. When you open Rethinking Leadership you will enter a treasure trove of revolutionary ideas that will stir your soul - and change your concept of leadership forever."
Michael Fullan
"A powerful collection of articles by North America's foremost authority on moral leadership. A comprehensive, coherent and definitive treatment of all aspects of moral leadership: What it is, how to develop it, how to lead in the learning community, and value - added leadership for the future!"
The School Administrator
"To be successful, a leader must master the management of attention, meaning, trust, self, paradox, effectiveness, follow-up, and responsibility. Sergiovanni's work provides a different way to think about leadership—as an individual and as a leader of leaders."
Journal of Educational Research
"Establishes a framework for a new leadership strategy that is morally based, with the concept of community building at its core. Wonderful and inspiring."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412936996
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/13/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 315,580
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas J. Sergiovanni is Lillian Radford Professor of Education at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, where he teaches in the school leadership program and in the five-year teacher education program. Sergiovanni received his master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Rochester, and honorary degrees from the University of San Diego and State University of New York. Prior to joining the faculty at Trinity, he was on the faculty of education administration at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for 19 years, and he chaired the department for seven years. A former associate editor of Educational Administration Quarterly, Sergiovanni serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education and Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice. Among his recent books are Moral Leadership (1992), Building Community in Schools (1994), Leadership for the Schoolhouse (1996), The Lifeworld of Leadership: Creating Culture, Community, and Personal Meaning in Our Schools (2000), Supervision: A Redefinition (2002), and Strengthening the Heartbeat: Leading and Learning Together in Schools (2005).

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Table of Contents

Prologue : on rethinking leadership : a conversation with Tom Sergiovanni
Sect. 1 Leadership as a moral craft 1
Leadership and excellence in schooling : excellent schools need freedom within boundaries 5
Administering as a moral craft 19
New sources of leadership authority 36
Leadership as stewardship 49
Sect. 2 The developmental stages of leadership 61
Adding value to leadership gets extraordinary results 65
Why transformational leadership works and how to provide it 72
The roots of school leadership 82
Why we should seek substitutes for leadership 87
Sect. 3 Leading the learning community 97
Changing our theory of schooling 101
Leadership as a practice 112
Getting practical : enhancing collegiality and intrinsic motivation 120
The eight basic competencies 134
Sect. 4 Value-added leadership 141
The lifeworld of leadership 145
The virtues of leadership 152
Craftsman leaders are critical 166
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