Superintendent Leadership Applying the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standards for Improved District Performance

ISBN-10: 1412955416
ISBN-13: 9781412955416
Edition: 2008
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List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 2/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

""Targeted to meet the needs of superintendents or those aspiring to the position. The stories, vignettes, and reflective exercises for the reader are major strengths.""???Dan Lawson, SuperintendentTullahoma City Schools, TN ""This is the first professional book that I have found exciting to read in a long time???I really couldn't put it down! It made me immediately want to gather my leadership team together to devise our own plan. A terrific discussion starter, as well as a step-by-step plan for implementing and assessing new programs.""???Marie Blum, SuperintendentCanaseraga Central School District, NY "Maximize districtwide performance through realistic, standards-based practice! " Written by the past president of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, this valuable resource examines the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that superintendents must develop to effectively manage change in today's schools. Elaine L. Wilmore examines the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards???the new benchmarks established by NCATE and ISLLC for a highly effective superintendency???and shows how administrators can incorporate each standard into their global vision and everyday practice. Through case studies, problem-based learning, an assessment model, and reflective questions and activities, this reader-friendly handbook discusses ways for superintendents to: Attain proficiency in each ELCC standardDevelop a positive district cultureManage operations, resources, and community involvement "Superintendent Leadership "is ideal for the development of future superintendents and the continuous professional learning of current administrators asleaders of the learning community.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
The Educational Leadership Constituent Council Standards as Tools for Improved District Performance
Superintendent Concerns Generated by a Changing Society
What Skills Should a Twenty-First-Century Superintendent Possess?
Knowledge
Skills
Dispositions
History and Development of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council Standards
What Are the ELCC Standards?
Creating the Connection Between the ELCC Standards and Realistic Practice
The Role of the Superintendent in a Changing Democratic Society
It's All About the Vision
Introduction
Philosophical Framework
Developing a District Vision
Articulating the District Vision
Implementing the District Vision
Being a Good Steward of the District Vision
Promoting Community Involvement in the District Vision
Problem-Based Learning
Developing and Articulating a District Vision: Where Are We Going to Put So Many New Students?
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Implementing and Being a Good Steward of the District Vision: Let's Try This One More Time
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Promoting Community Involvement in the District Vision: But...We Used to Win All the Time! What's Going On?
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Assessment Model
Ways for You to Do It
Conclusions
The Ultimate Application
Advocating, Nurturing, and Sustaining Enhanced Student Learning and Staff Professional Growth
Introduction
Philosophical Framework
Promoting A Positive District Culture
Providing an Effective Instructional Program
Applying Best Practices to Student Learning
Designing Comprehensive Professional Growth Plans
Problem-Based Learning
Promoting a Postive District Culture: Hello! I'm New Here!
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Providing an Effective Instructional Program: But We're Doing the Best That We Can!
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Applying Best Practices to Student Learning: Addressing the Dropout Problem in an Urban District
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Designing Comprehensive Professional Growth Plans: The Sowell-Watson CSD University
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Assessment Model
Ways for You to Do It
Conclusions
The Ultimate Application
Leadership Through Management of District Organization, Operations, and Resources
Introduction
Philosophical Framework
Managing the Organization of the District
Managing District Operations
Managing District Resources
Problem-Based Learning
Managing the Organization of the District: A Winding Road in an Urban Area
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Managing District Operations: Baby, It's Raining Outside!
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Managing District Resources: Lord, Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Assessment Model
Ways for You to Do It
Conclusions
The Ultimate Application
Creating a Collaborative Learning Community
Introduction
Philosophical Framework
Collaborating with Families and Other Community Members
Responding to Community Interests and Needs
Mobilizing Community Resources
Problem-Based Learning
Collaborating with Families and Other Community Members: The Answer's Not Blowing in the Wind
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Responding to Community Interests and Needs: The Faint of Heart Need Not Apply
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Mobilizing Community Resources: Jimmy Cracked Corn, and We Do Care
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Assessment Model
Ways for You to Do It
Conclusions
The Ultimate Application
The Ethical District Leader
Introduction
Philosophical Framework
Acts With Integrity
Acts Fairly
Acts Ethically
Problem-Based Learning
Acts With Integrity: Please Don't Slay the Messenger
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Acts Fairly: Why Is This Happening to Me? What Did I Do Wrong?
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Acts Ethically: Is Equal Always Ethical? Or Is Ethical Always Equal?
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Assessment Model
Ways for You to Do It
Conclusions
The Ultimate Application
District and School Community Politics
Introduction
Philosophical Framework
Understanding the Larger Context
Responding to the Larger Context
Influencing the Larger Context
Problem-Based Learning
Understanding the Larger Context: It's What's Inside That Counts, or Beauty is Only Skin Deep
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Responding to the Larger Context: Change for the Sake of Change, or Too Much Change Too Fast?
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Influencing the Larger Context: Let's Define Justice
Reflective Practice: Pause and Think
Assessment Model
Ways for You to Do It
Conclusions
The Ultimate Application
The Superintendent Internship
Introduction
Substantial
Sustained
Standards-Based
Domain I - Leadership of the Educational Community
Domain II - Instructional Leadership
Domain III - Administrative Leadership
Real Settings
Planned and Guided Cooperatively
Graduate Credit
Assessment Model
Conclusions
The Ultimate Application
It's Up to You
Final Applications
Recommendations
Go Forth, and Do Well!
Suggested Additional Reading
References
Index

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