Successful School Leadership Planning, Politics, Performance, and Power

ISBN-10: 020546999X
ISBN-13: 9780205469994
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $108.20
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Blending leadership theory and practice, this text provides cutting edge content in each of the key domains of responsibility facing current and aspiring school leaders while weaving case studies, current media articles, and reflection points into each chapter to enhance student synthesis and application.

Preface
Planning for Change: Understanding Strategic Leadership
The Evolving Context of Leadership: What Strategic Leadership is and Why it is Needed Now
Looking Back: A Historical Note
Evolving Contextual Details
Strategic Leadership: What it is and Why it is Now Needed
What a Strategic Leader is Not
Strategic Leadership in an Organizational Context
Theoretical Views of Organizations and their Import for a Strategic Leader
Leadership Theories and Styles
The Idea of Strategic Leadership
Combining Appraisal and Action
Planning Operational Details
What is Strategic Planning?
Impact of Politics on Goal Setting and Strategic Planning
Key Considerations in the Planning Process
Politics: Policy Knowledge Needed By Strategic Leaders
Governance
The Seemingly Seamless Spectrum of Schooling Stakeholders
Scale and Scope of U.S. Schooling
Constitutional Underpinnings of Education's Complexity and Diversity
Informal Centralization
Structure of States for Governing Education
General Government and Education
Politics and Education Policy Issues
Illustrating How Policy Matters for Education Leaders
Explaining the Formation of Policy
Policy, Public Policy, Education Policy, and a Policy System Paradigm
Cultures of Policy
Inside the "Modern" Education Reform Policy Paradigm
Finance
Providing Strategic Leaders with the Finance Knowledge they Need
Education Finance Operational Magnitude
Generating and Distributing State and Federal Education Revenues
Allocating Resources Productively in and Education Organization
What is Wrong with this (Financial) Picture?
Possible Explanations for the Financial Accounting Status QUO
So What if Things were Different?
Likely Future Context of Education Finance
Law
Conventions, Constitutions, Cases, Courtrooms, and Classrooms
Protecting (and Sometimes Restricting) Students Rights
Protecting (and Sometimes Restricting) Employee Rights
Performance: What a Strategic Leader Needs to Know Regarding Knowing
Learning
Importance of Instructional Time
Significance of Specifying What is to be Learned
Instructional Program Alignment
Learning Theories
Dimensions of Knowledge
Implication of Brain-Based Learning Theory and Cognitive Science For Learning Environments
What do we Expect Student to be Able to do with What they Learn?
How Should Students be Motivated to Learn?
What is the Role of the Teacher in the Learning Process?
Cultural Diversity and Instructional Environments
Programs
Forces Influencing School Programs in the United States
Perspectives on Assessing the Quality and Alignment of State standards
Approaches to Enhancing School Programs
Intersection of K-12 Programs and Postsecondary Education
Performance
Assessing the Performance of Students
Assessment of Leadership Performance
Assessing School Performance
Value-Added Performance Measures
National and International Assessments of Education Performance
Data-Based Decision Making
Strategic Approaches to Decision Making in Education
Systematic Collection and Use of School Data
Analyzing Data Integral to School Effectiveness
Analyzing Data Integral to School Efficiency
Power: The Application of Strategic Leadership
Power: Decision Making and Implementation
Important Definitions and Distinctions
People
People and School Success
Profiling America's Educators
Compensating America's Educators
Compensation Reform Possibilities
Selecting Teachers, Administrators, and Others
Professional Development
Teacher Evaluation
Partnering Schools with parents and Communities
Theoretical and Empirical Research Considerations
Strategically Linking Family and Community to Student Performance
Practical Considerations in Linking Schools to Their Communities
Collecting Data on Community Involvement
Developing Strategic Community Partnerships
Practicing Strategic Leadership
Shaping One's Leadership Style
Constructing Professional Philosophies
Setting Performance Priorities
Communicating Purposes, Creating Impressions, Confronting Conflict
Leader Ethics and Consistent Behavior
Unsung Significance of Predictable Leader Behavior
Preparing to be a Strategic Education Leader
Positive Trajectory of Education Leadership as a Profession
Multiple Challenges of Twenty-First-Century Education Leadership
The Path of Leadership is Evolving
Great Demand for Leaders, and New Leaders, in Education
Leading, Learning, and Implementing Policy: The New Professional Practitioner Paradigm
Career Preparation Changes Necessitated by Strategic Leadership
Educational Leader Remuneration
Paths to Professional Leadership Positions
Appendix Significant Education Finance Court Decisions
Glossary
Index

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