Strategic Listening for School Leaders

ISBN-10: 1412913314
ISBN-13: 9781412913317
Edition: 2005
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Description: "The author's observation and analysis of the various aspects of listening certainly point out the 'art of administration'.'Knowing how to listen and accurately interpret what is heard is a true art. Readers should study this very closely." Richard  More...

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

"The author's observation and analysis of the various aspects of listening certainly point out the 'art of administration'.'Knowing how to listen and accurately interpret what is heard is a true art. Readers should study this very closely." Richard Flynn, Assistant Professor College of Education, Murray State University "The author understands and listens to the needs of the educational leader and provides useful tools for coping with the diverse needs and challenges of the educational environment." Michael Purdy, Professor of Communication Governors State University "Tate and Dunklee provide insights into the needs of the speakers and strategies to improve listening effectiveness, illustrating how enhancing listening skills would benefit the entire school culture." Katherine Taber, Principal Jefferson Elementary School, Norman, OK Develop strategic listening skills to help advance your overall communication expertise! The ability to communicate effectively with multiple constituencies is recognized as an essential characteristic of effective leaders. Listening strategically is a way of showing parents, students, faculty, staff, and others that their ideas and beliefs are of value. Jeannine Tate and Dennis Dunklee's practitioner-friendly book concentrates on the importance of listening as a critical interpersonal skill for school leaders in guiding their organizations. Strategic Listening for School Leaders offers valuable, practical insights and research on how listening, serious conversation, and thoughtful dialogue strengthen school leaders' ability to understand others' strengths, motivations, and weaknesses. By learning to listen, the authorsdemonstrate how a leader can bring out the best in everyone. Focusing on an effective style of listening, the authors present The basic theories underlying strategic listening Succinct examples of strategic listening in practice The positive impact of strategic listening on school leadership and school climate Strategic Listening for School Leaders will help advance your overall communication expertise and open up a whole new world of possibilities for student success. A powerful way to build a professional learning community is to build a community of strategic listeners!

Dr. Jeannine Tate is principal of Clermont Elementary School in Alexandria , Virginia . nbsp; During her 25 years in public schools, she has served as an elementary school teacher, a middle school teacher, an elementary school counselor, a middle school counselor, an elementary assistant principal, an elementary school principal, and in various central office positions. nbsp; She is active in the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the International Listening Association and Phi Delta Kappa. She has presented papers internationally and conducts inservice presentations to local, state, and national audiences. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; This is Dr. Tates first book with Corwin Press. nbsp; She received her Ph.D in Education Leadership from George Mason University . nbsp; Her area of research was in leadership and communication, and her dissertation was on school leaders and the value of listening. nbsp; She holds a bachelors degree in elementary education from Oklahoma State University and a masters degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Oklahoma . nbsp; Her public school endorsements include elementary and middle school teaching; elementary, middle, and secondary school counseling; and elementary and middle school administration.

Roland S. Barth Roland S. Barth is one of the country's most renowned educators and the author of the best-selling Jossey-Bass book "Improving Schools from Within" (over 100,000 copies sold). He has been a public school teacher and principal, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a member of the faculty of Harvard University where he founded the Harvard Principals' Center and the International Network of Principals' Centers.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Strategic Listening In Theory
Understanding the Basics of Strategic Listening
The Listening Process and Different Ways We Listen
Barriers to Effective Listening
Strategic Listening in Practice
Strategic Listening in Difficult Situations
Listening to Your Constituencies and Managing Your Allegiance
Strategic Listening to Build Trust
An Insider's Look at Strategic Listening in Action
Listening to and Presenting Data
Considerations for Your Own Practice
Resource
References
Index

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