Working for Kids: Educational Leadership as Inquiry and Invention

Working for Kids: Educational Leadership as Inquiry and Invention

by James H. Lytle
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607090562

ISBN-13: 9781607090564

Pub. Date: 02/15/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Much of the current discourse on improving school leadership, and particularly the performance of principals, is misguided. There is too much emphasis on evaluation and standards as determined by policy makers and professors and not nearly enough attention paid to how one provides performance-driven leadership in the context of day-to-day practice.

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Much of the current discourse on improving school leadership, and particularly the performance of principals, is misguided. There is too much emphasis on evaluation and standards as determined by policy makers and professors and not nearly enough attention paid to how one provides performance-driven leadership in the context of day-to-day practice.

This book draws on James H. Lytle's career as a school administrator and his experience teaching leadership at the graduate level. He uses personal stones to address such questions as: How does one learn to lead? How does one become a leader? How does one teach others to lead? What does it mean to lead for learning?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607090564
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Series:
New Frontiers in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Emergence of a School Leader

1 Principal 3

2 Central Office and "Sabbatical" 17

3 Regional and Assistant Superintendent 29

4 Principal, Again 45

Pt. II Changing States: Superintendent, Trenton, New Jersey

5 Learning the Context 63

6 Determining the Work 77

7 Designing and Getting Under Way 87

8 Building Capacity 103

9 High School Reform 117

10 To What End? 127

Pt. III Leadership for Learning

11 Considering the Teaching of Leadership 137

Bibliography 157

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