The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership: Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice / Edition 1

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This handbook is sure to be a pivotal resource in the restructuring of courses and curricula in departments and schools of education well into the 21st century, as well as a powerful guide to reframing issues of practice in educational settings. Professionals in the field will also find a wealth of information informing practice in the world of education. It is an ideal text for graduate courses, in which students and professors will find cutting-edge research and alternative modes of thinking, offering a perspective unmatched by any other single source.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761929796
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 7.16 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Fenwick W. English (Ph.D.) is the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position he has held since 2001. As a scholar/practitioner he has held positions as a school principal and superintendent of schools in California and New York and as a department chair, dean, and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at universities in Ohio and Indiana. He is the former President of the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). His research has been reported in national and international academic forums. He edited the 2006 SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, the 2009 SAGE Library of Educational Thought and Practice: Educational Leadership and Administration; and the 2011 SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership (2nd Ed.). In 2013, he received the Living Legend Award from NCPEA for his lifetime contribution to the field of educational leadership.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : a metadiscursive perspective on the landscape of educational leadership in the 21st century
Pt. I Multiple lenses of democratic leadership 1
1 A history of public school leadership : the first century, 1837-1942 7
2 Moral leadership : shifting the management paradigm 34
3 Social justice : seeking a common language 47
4 Collaborative leadership, community building, and democracy in public education 68
Pt. II Management, organization, and law 85
5 Leadership as social construct : the expression of human agency within organizational constraint 89
6 Pivotal points : history, development, and promise of the principalship 109
7 The school superintendent : roles, challenges, and issues 142
8 The role of education law in leadership preparation programs 168
Pt. III Educational politics and policy : creating effective, equitable, and democratic schools 187
9 Educational leaders as policy analysts 191
10 Educational leadership and the new economy : keeping the "public" in public schools 216
11 A new conception of parent engagement : community organizing for school reform 237
12 Leading the school through culturally responsive inquiry 269
13 Constructing a democratic foundation for school-based reform : the local politics of school autonomy and internal governance 297
Pt. IV Theories of leadership : research problems and practices 333
14 The nature of inquiry in educational leadership 337
15 The development of leadership thought and practice in the United States 362
16 Leading in the midst of diversity : the challenge of our times 380
Pt. V The micropolitics of school leadership 403
17 Curriculum leadership : the administrative survival skill in a test-driven culture and a competitive educational marketplace 407
18 Refocusing the purposes of teacher supervision 430
19 Student misbehavior and violence : a reexamination of the enemy within 463
20 Issues of teaching and learning 483
21 New approaches for school design 506
22 Unions, collective bargaining, and the challenges of leading 538
23 Finance, planning, and budgeting 550
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