Power, Politics, and Ethics in School Districts: Dynamic Leadership for Systemic Change available in Hardcover
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The interplay of power, political behavior, and ethics has been the subject of many books and articles about business organizations, but little has been published about using power and political skills in ethical ways to lead whole-system change in school districts. This book does. Readers will learn about the context for change in school districts, including a compendious description of a methodology specially designed to create and sustain whole-system change. Seven essays written by noted theorists and practitioners provide valuable insights on how to use power and political skills in ethical ways. This book will be of interest to change leaders, policy makers, and preparation programs for future school district leaders.
About the Author
Francis M. Duffy is a former high school teacher and certified school administrator and supervisor. He is a professor of change leadership in education at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. He is also the founding editor of Rowman & Littlefield Education's Leading Systemic School Improvement series and author of six books on school improvement.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Prologue: Dynamic Leadership for Systemic Change in School Districts Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 The Context for Leader's Guide to Systems Thinking Chapter 4 A Change Leader's Guide to Systems Thinking Chapter 5 Change Leadership for Strategic Change Chapter 6 The Destination of Three Paths: Improved Student, Faculty and Staff, and System Learning Part 7 Power, Political Behavior, and Ethics Chapter 8 Using Power and Political Behavior to Lead Whole-System Transformation Chapter 9 Change Leadership Ethics: A Moral Compas for Navigating Whole-System Transformation Chapter 10 Using Power and Political Skills in Ethical Ways to Manage Resistance to Change Part 11 The Voices of Reason: Essays on Power, Politics, and Ethics Chapter 12 On the Ethical Use of Power and Political Behavior to Lead Systemic Change Chapter 13 Decisions, Dilemmas, and Dangers Chapter 14 Parents, Power, and the Politics of School Reform Chapter 15 Disrupting the Status Quo: A Case for Empowerment Chapter 16 Schools and the "Hidden Curriculum" Chapter 17 The Power of an Idea: New American Schools and Comprehensive School Reform Chapter 18 Lessons in Power Sharing and Leadership Shaping Within the Forums of Campus Governance: A Concerto in C Minor