Practicing the Art of Leadership A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the ISLLC Standards

ISBN-10: 0132582554
ISBN-13: 9780132582551
Edition: 4th 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $39.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Prospective educational leaders get practical help for developing a sound understanding of ISLLC Standards and how to put them into practice effectively. The problem-based approach uses realistic scenarios patterned on those that appear on national examinations to show how theory relates to practice. The author covers the full spectrum of educational leadership theories and how they apply to today's actual classrooms and schools.

Reginald Leon Greenis Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Memphis where he teaches courses with a focus on instructional leadership and participatory governance and change. He received the Ed. D. in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He served at the teacher, principal, deputy superintendent, and superintendent levels of K-12 education. Dr. Green is the author ofTeaching in the Inner City and Liking ItandPracticing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the ISLLC Standards(Pearson Education, 2008), as well as a number of articles on contemporary educational issues such as educational restructuring, primary grade restructuring, and gang violence.

Standards Informing School Leadership
The Emergence of Standards for School Leaders
The Use of Standards and Organizations that Create Them
Unpacking the ISLLC Standards
Other Organizations Using Standards
Transforming Standards into Practice
Leadership for Today's Schools
Chapter Summary
Moving Into Practice
Acquiring an Understanding of Self
Deepening Your Understanding
Practice for The School Leader Licensure Assessment
Suggested Readings
Websites
Establishing a Framework for Leadership
Leadership Defined
Leadership: A Historical Perspective
Contingency and Situational Leadership Theories
Power and Authority
Bridging the Past and the Present
Leadership for Today's Schools
The Scenarios
The Consequences of Working in Isolation
Chapter Summary
Moving into Practice
Acquiring an Understanding of Self
Deepening Your Understanding
Practice for The School Leader Licensure Assessment
Suggested Readings
Websites
Contemporary Theories and Approaches to School Leadership
The Role of 21st Century School Leaders: Learning Leader
The Responsibilities of 21st Century Leaders
The Four Dimensions of Leadership
Servant Leadership
Transformational Leadership
The Moral Dimension of Leadership
Distributive Leadership
Synergistic Leadership
Leader-Member Exchange Theory
Other Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership
The Role of Management in 21st Century Schools
Leadership for Today's Schools
The Scenarios
The New Principal at Frost
Changing the Way We Teach Science
Chapter Summary
Moving into Practice
Acquiring an Understanding of Self
Deepening Your Understanding
Practice for The School Leader Licensure Assessment
Suggested Readings
Websites
Organizational Influences on Leadership
A Definition of Organization
Schools as Organizations
Traditional Theories Influencing Contemporary Practice
Contemporary Theories Informing Organizational Leadership
Learning Organizations
The Influence of Perception
Leadership for Today's Schools
The Scenarios
Understanding and Predicting Individual and Group Behavior in Schools
Addressing Dysfunctional Thinking
One of the Bus Contracts Has Been Canceled
Chapter Summary
Moving into Practice
Acquiring an Understanding of Self
Deepening Your Understanding
Practice for the School Leader Licensure Assessment
Suggested Readings
Websites
Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness Through Communication
The Importance of Effective Communication
The Communication Process
The Flow of Communication in Schools
Reducing Barriers to Effective Communication
Interpersonal Relationships
Communication: The Rise and Fall of School Leaders
Electronic Communication
Leadership For Today's Schools
The Scenarios
"The Tardy Policy Killed Kato"
The New Professional Development Plan
Chapter Summary
Moving into Practice
Acquiring an Understanding of Self
Deepening Your Understanding
Practice for The School Leader Licensure Assessment
Suggested Readings
Websites
Decision Making: Quality and Acceptance
Defining Decision Making
Approaches to Decision Making
Autocratic or Participatory Decision Making
Group Decision Techniques
Barriers and Traps that Inhibit Decision Effectiveness
Leadership for Today's Schools
The Scenarios
The Requested Change
Retaining the Student Recognition Program
Chapter Summary
Moving into Practice
Acquiring an Understanding of Self
Deepening Your Understanding
Practice for the School Leader Licensure Assessment
Suggested Readings
Websites
Managing Conflict in Today's Schools
A Definition of Conflict
The Nature of Conflict in Schools
Sources of Conflict in Schools
How Individuals Respond to Conflict
Role Conflict
Conflict Management
Leadership for Today's Schools
The Scenarios
The Discipline Plan
I Am Your New Principal
The Assignment of an Assistant Superintendent of Instruction
Chapter Summary
Moving into Practice
Acquiring an Understanding of Self
Deepening Your Understanding
Practice for the School Leader Assessment
Suggested Readings
Websites
Instructional Leadership and Change
Instructional Leadership Defined
The Concept of Instructional Change
Theories and Practices Informing Change
Implementing and Sustaining the Change Initiative
Addressing the Needs of All Students
Leadership for Today's Schools
The Scenarios
Just Get Those Test Scores Up
The Strategic Planning Process
Chapter Summary
Moving into Practice
Acquiring an Understanding of Self
Deepening Your Understanding
Practice for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment
Suggested Readings
Websites
Index

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