Leadership in Empowered Schools Themes from Innovative Efforts

ISBN-10: 0130199451
ISBN-13: 9780130199454
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $62.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

For courses in Introduction to Educational Administration, Principalship, Educational Leadership and Supervision. The revision of this popular text examines the important issues of educational leadership that relate to today's movement towards restructuring and creating empowering environments for teachers and their students. To better understand how to build empowering environments in schools, it examines two national studies conducted over six years in 26 schools. This body of research provides an empirical framework that is used to draw conclusions about leadership in schools striving to provide an empowering environment.

Context of Restructuring and Empowerment
Restructuring
Participant Empowerment
Conceptual Framework of This Book
The Restructuring Challenge
Empowered to Make Decisions--Not Always Easy
References
Leadership and School Change
Leadership
Authentic Leadership
Assessing Leadership
Organizational Change
Organizational Culture
Case Study: Murray High School: Changing a School's Culture
Voices from the Field
References
Focusing and Structuring Processes
Vision and Goals
Participant Involvement
Resistance to Autonomy
Case Study: Leadership Issues in Innovative Schools
Voices from the Field
References
Building a Trusting Environment
Power
Facilitative Power
The Principal Is the Key
Trust Between the Principal and Teachers
Trust Between the Principal and the District Office
Trust Between Teachers and the Board of Education
Trust Among Teachers
Trust Between Teachers and Students
Trust in the School Culture
Trust in a Healthy Organization
Leadership Issues and Trust
Trust as the Foundation of Shared Governance
Johnson Elementary School--A Changing of the Guard
Trusting Empowerment to Work
Voices from the Field
References
Stimulating Risk Taking and Innovation
Schools as Bureaucratic Organizations
Organizational Issues and Innovation and Risk Taking
Leadership Issues and Innovation
Leadership for Change
What Went Wrong?
The Power to Change
Taking Risks
Voices from the Field
References
Using Critical Events to Frame New Opportunities
The Ebb and Flow of Events in Schools
The Traditional View of Conflict as a Negative Phenomenon
Redesigning How Problems and Conflicts Are Managed
Leadership Issues and Problem Solving
A Stunning Blow
Empowerment Works
When a Principal Does Not Want Things to Change
Positive Approaches to Dealing with Conflict
Change Can Happen
References
Reframing School Issues
Reframing in the Project Schools
Historical Perspective
Restructuring the High School
Removing Traditional School Boundaries
Classical Versus Open-Systems Theory
Interagency Perspective
Leadership Issues and Reframing
Casting Educational Issues in the Light of Reframing
Case Study: Turning It into an Opportunity
References
Empowering Teachers
Redesigning Teacher Roles and Responsibilities
Leadership Issues and Teacher Empowerment
Case Study: Becoming an Empowered Faculty
References
Empowering Students
Creating Life-Long Learners
Leadership Issues and Student Empowerment
Implications for Practice
Empowering Students--Leadership Development
An Engaging, Learning Place for Students
Commitment and Empowerment
References
Voices from the Field
Evaluation of Empowering Leadership
Assessment of Organizational Change and Empowerment
Assessment of the Principal's Leadership
Assessment of Students
A New Model of Assessment
References
Reflection in Empowered Schools
Models for Reflection
Reflection and Change
Case Study: The Role of Reflection in the Empowerment of Teachers
References
Index

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