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Handbook of Instructional Leadership How Successful Principals Promote Teaching and Learning

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ISBN-10: 0761931155

ISBN-13: 9780761931157

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Joseph Blase, Jo Blase, Rebajo R. Blase

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In this expanded second edition the authors incorporate recent findings and insights from research, literature and national reports. The handbook is drawn from a study of more than 800 teacher schools throughout the United States.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Jo Blase is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Georgia and a former public school teacher, principal, and director of staff development. She received a Ph.D. in educational administration, curriculum, and supervision in 1983 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Through work with the Beginning Principal Study National Research Team, the Georgia League of Professional Schools, and public and private school educators with whom she consults throughout the United States, she has pursued her interest in preparation for and entry to educational and instructional leadership at it relates to supervisors discourse. Winner of the W.G. Walker 2000 Award for excellence (for…    

Jo Blase is a professor of educational administration at the University of Georgia, and a former public school teacher, high school and middle school principal, and director of staff development. She received a Ph.D. in educational administration, curriculum, and supervision in 1983 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her research has focused on instructional and transformational leadership, school reform, staff development, and principal-teacher relationships. Through work with the Beginning Principal Study National Research Team, the Georgia League of Professional Schools, and public and private school educators with whom she consults throughout the United States and abroad,…    

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Dedication
The Art and Science of Instructional Leadership
The Craft of Teacher Supervision
Our Study
The Instructional Supervision Legacy: From Control to Collaboration
Research on Instructional Supervision
Current Issues in the Field
The Conference: Heart of Instructional Supervision
Successful Approaches
Research on Instructional Conferences
Our Findings
Summary
Staff Development: Promoting Professional Growth
Research on Teaching and Learning
How Do Teachers Learn? Principles That Shape Staff Development
Our Findings: The Lifelong Study of Teaching and Learning
PSSSSST! Redesign
Tips for Leaders
Summary
Reflection: Encouraging Critical Study
The Need for Reflective Practice
Related Research and the Development of Frameworks for Reflective Thinking
Approaches to Reflective Supervision
Our Study: Characteristics of Teacher Reflection
Principal Behaviors Fostering Reflection in Teachers and the Benefits to Teachers
Cognitive Coaching: Bridge to Reflection
Encouraging Reflection: Helpful Reminders
Portrait of a Facilitator for Reflective Practice
How Supervisors' Behaviors - Positive and Negative - Affect Teachers
Being Visible Versus Interrupting and Abandoning
Visibility by Wandering Around
Interruption of Class Instruction
Abandonment
Praising Versus Criticizing
Praise
Criticism: More About Control
Extending Autonomy Versus Maintaining Control
Extending Autonomy
The Control Orientation and Instructional Leadership
Other Aspects of Control
Goals of Principals' Control Orientation
The Abusive Control Orientation: The Worst of All
Summary
Conclusion: The Successful Instructional Leader
What, Then, Is Successful Instructional Leadership or Supervision?
Successful Leadership Vis-à-vis Instruction
Tips for Principals
Linking Instructional Leadership to the Development of a Professional Learning Community
Instructional Leadership: A Bridge to the Development of a Professional Learning Community
Recruiting for a Professional Learning Community
Professional Learning Communities: Findings From Research
Suggestions for Expanding Successful Instructional Leadership to Develop a Professional Learning Community
Everyone an Academic Leader
More to Learn: A Final Word
Resource: Research Method and Procedures
References
Index