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.
"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."
"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 openRethinking Leadershipyou will enter a treasure trove of revolutionary ideas that will stir your soul - and change your concept of leadership forever."
"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."
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 AdministrationQuarterly, Sergiovanni serves on the editorial boards of Journal of PersonnelEvaluation in Education and Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry andPractice. Among his recent books are Moral Leadership (1992), BuildingCommunity 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).
Foreword by Carl Glickman
Prologue: On Rethinking Leadership: A Conversation With Tom Sergiovanni by Ron Brandt
Section 1. Leadership as a Moral Craft
Leadership and Excellence in Schooling
Administering as a Moral Craft
New Sources of Leadership Authority
Leadership as Stewardship
Section 2. The Developmental Stages of Leadership
Adding Value to Leadership Gets Extraordinary Results
Why Transformational Leadership Works and How to Provide It
The Roots of School Leadership
Why We Should Seek Substitutes for Leadership
Section 3. Leading the Learning Community
Changing Our Theory of Schooling
Leadership as a Practice
The Eight Basic Competencies
Section 4. Value-Added Leadership
The Lifeworld of Leadership
The Virtues of Leadership
Craftsman Leaders Are Critical