Innovation in the Schoolhouse: Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education

Innovation in the Schoolhouse: Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education

by Jack Leonard

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ISBN-13: 9781475802900
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 09/20/2013
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jack Leonard has served in education for 45 years, from pre-school to graduate school, as a teacher, administrator and school founder. He now teaches and conducts research on leadership and school partnerships for the Leadership in Urban Schools program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Chapter One: The Case for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education
Entrepreneurial Leaders: Risky but Required
Why All the Interest in Innovation?
What Does Innovation Mean?
What Is Entrepreneurial Leadership?
Entrepreneurial Leadership Traits
Entrepreneurial Behaviors
Why Aren’t There More Entrepreneurial Leaders in Education?
The Place for Risk in Public Education
Conclusion

Chapter Two: Maximizing Entrepreneurial Leadership
Defining Economic Entrepreneurism
The Social Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurial Leadership Versus Other Leadership Theories
More Leadership Styles
Maximizing Entrepreneurship
A Case Study: the Early College Program
Conclusion

Chapter 3: Entrepreneurial Organizations
Leading for Innovation
Organizational Characteristics
Discretion
Professional Learning Communities
Proximity
Reorganization
Incentives
The Early College Case Study Reconsidered
Conclusion

Chapter 4: Leading an Entrepreneurial Organization
A Case Study: Dunbar High
Innovation in the 1980s
Scalability
What about the Principal?
Cultural Reform Strategy
Phase Two at Dunbar
Professional Development
Conclusion

Chapter 5: The Entrepreneurial Teacher Leader
What Is Teacher Leadership?
An Example of a Teacher Leader
A Case Study: Dunbar Again
A Different Kind of Teacher Leadership
A Historical Look
Economic and Social Definitions
How Teachers Perceive Teacher Leadership?
Strategies for Effective Entrepreneurial Communities of Practice
Principals Who Encourage Entrepreneurial Teacher Leadership
Parallel Leadership
Conclusion

Chapter 6: Partnerships for Entrepreneurial Innovation
The Power and Promise of Partnerships in Education
Caveats and Concerns
Two Theories
Multiple Partners: Exosystem Work
Cultural Cohesion
A Bad Example
Good Examples
Tight Coupling on a Larger Scale
Sustainability
Boundary Spanners
Benefits
Conclusion

Chapter 7: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Everyone
Measurements
Entrepreneurial Disruptions
Social Effects
Political Gains
Economics
The Creative World
Conclusion

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