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Moral Imperative of School Leadership

ISBN-10: 0761938737
ISBN-13: 9780761938736
Edition: 2003
Authors: Michael Fullan
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Description: `The Moral Imperative of School Leadership is an important read for school leader and system administrators, not so much because it provides a prescription of the future of public education, but more because it elevates the moral imperative of  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

`The Moral Imperative of School Leadership is an important read for school leader and system administrators, not so much because it provides a prescription of the future of public education, but more because it elevates the moral imperative of public schooling and enshrine s the view that effective school leadership must be drive from a deep moral purpose' - Journal of Educational Administration`The Moral Imperative of School Leadership is sequel to what many heads consider Michael Fullan's best and most practical book, Leading in a Culture of Change. Here he follows up moral purpose, brought into sharp relief in individual schools. Without moral purpose, nothing of value is achieved. We learn how it is developed effectively and Michael Fullan makes the difficult but important case that truly moral school leadership recognizes its obligation to the wider community and other schools, an argument that those of us pushing for collegiates will welcome' - Tim Brighouse, Times Educational Supplement`The Moral Imperative of School Leadership is another slim volume in a series of such texts by this powerful figure and, after a series of understandably laudatory statements by colleagues and admirers, actually commences by reflecting back on his previous text What's Worth Fighting For in the Principalship (1997).As one has come to expect from this eminent writer this is a highly readable, well structured and accessible text that is above all positive. Indeed I have no doubt that many will find the work inspirational' - Mark Brundett, School Leadership and ManagementThe author examines the moral purpose of school leadership and its critical role in `changing the context' in which the role is embedded. In this bold step forward, Michael Fullan calls for principals to become agents as well as beneficiaries of the processes of school change.Concepts explored in depth include:} why `changing the context' should be the main agenda for the principalship} why barriers to the principalship exist} why the principal should be seen as the Chief Operating Officer of a school} why the role of the principal should figure more prominently within the system.

Consulting Description Consulting Description: Leadership nbsp; An innovative thinker who is sought-after by institutions, publishers, and international think-tanks, Michael Fullan is special advisor on education to Dalton McGuinty, the premier of Ontario. He formerly served as dean and professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.nbsp;He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and from Nipissing University in Canada.nbsp;Fullan served as dean of the faculty of education at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 2003, leading two major organizational transformations, including a merger of two large schools of education. He is currently working as adviser and consultant on several major education reform initiatives around the world.nbsp;He bases his work on research and practice on both the public and private sectors, finding an increasing convergence in this literature. He has written several bestsellers on leadership and change that have been translated into several languages. Four of his books have won book of the year awards, and his publications have been translated into several languages. Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an eStudy opportunity! Visit http://www.corwin.com/learning/estudy/fullan.html for more information.

Foreword
Preface
About the Author
Dedication
Changing the Context
The Public Schools We Need
The Principals and Teachers We Need
Barriers to School Leadership
Self-Imposed Barriers
System-Imposed Barriers
The Moral Imperative at the School Level
Making a Difference in Individuals
Making a Difference in the School
The Emerging Image of the Moral Imperative of the Principalship
Making a Difference Beyond the School
Making a Difference Regionally
School Leadership and Society
How to Get There: The Individual and the System
The Individual
The System
References
Index

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