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Empowering Teachers What Successful Principals Do

ISBN-10: 0761977325

ISBN-13: 9780761977322

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

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

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`Joseph and Jo Blase write directly to aspiring and present principals who believe in the wisdom, care, and commitment of faculty to make difficult decision together about good education for all students' - From the Foreword, Carl D Glickman, University of GeorgiaThis book is written for practising and prospective principals who want to empower teachers. It is about what successful principals do and the "transformative effects" that such principals have on teachers' work both in the classroom and in the school generally. In this considerably expanded second edition, the authors have included data and insights from recent research, literature, and national reports; added additional figures, models, tips, and reading lists; and emphasized elements of instructional leadership as related to facilitative-democratic leadership.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 8/30/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
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 her co-authored article published in the Journal of Educational Administration), the 1997 University of Georgia College of Education Teacher Educator Award, and the 1983 American Association of School Administrators Outstanding Research Award, Blase's recent publications include articles in the Journal of Staff Development, the Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, Educational Administration Quarterly, the Journal of Educational Administration, and The Alberta Journal of Educational Research; and three books, Empowering Teachers: What Successful Principals Do (with Joseph Blase, Corwin, 1994, 2000), Democratic Principals in Action: Eight Pioneers (with Joseph Blase, Gary Anderson, and Sherry Dungan, Corwin, 1995), The Fire Is Back: Principals Sharing School Governance (with Joseph Blase, Corwin, 1997), and Breaking the Silence: Overcoming the Promblem of Principal Mistreatment of Teachers (with Joseph Blase, Corwin, 2003). She has authored chapters on becoming a principal, school renewal, supervision, and organizational development. She also conducts research on supervisory discourse among physicians as medical educators.

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, she has pursued her interest in preparation for and entry to educational and instructional leadership as it relates to supervisory discourse.Winner of the W. G. Walker 2000 Award for Excellence for her coauthored article published in the Journal of Educational Administration, the University of Georgia College of Education Teacher Educator Award, the University of Colorado School of Education Researcher/Teacher of the Year, and the American Association of School Administrators Outstanding Research Award, Blase has published in international handbooks and journals such as The Journal of Staff Development, The Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, Educational Administration Quarterly, and The Alberta Journal of Educational Research; her eight book editions include Empowering Teachers (1994, 2000), Democratic Principals in Action (1995), The Fire Is Back (1997), Handbook of Instructional Leadership (1998, 2004), Breaking the Silence (2003), and Teachers Bringing Out the Best in Teachers (2006).Blase has authored chapters on becoming a principal, school renewal, supervision, and organizational development; her recent research examines the problem of teacher mistreatment. She has published over 90 academic articles, chapters, and books, and she also conducts research on supervisory discourse among physicians as medical educators and consults with physicians in US hospitals and medical centers.

Foreword to the First Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Sharing Governance
Trusting the Experts
Teachers
Creating Instruction-Oriented Structures That Help Teachers Do Their Best
A Cornucopia of Supportive Resources
Encouraging Autonomy and Innovation
Modeling Personal Dimensions
About Risk and Threat
Valuing and Rewarding Good Work
Helping Solve Problems
Providing Leadership That Is Facilitative and Democratic