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Collaborative Leadership Developing Effective Partnerships in Communities and Schools

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ISBN-10: 0761978925

ISBN-13: 9780761978923

Edition: 2002

Authors: Hank Rubin

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`This important new book identifies the teachable characteristics of collaborative leadership, and offers sound guidance about how to develop them in yourself and others. I believe this candid and practical work can have a profoundly positive impact on all who study it' - Bob Barkley, Executive Director (Retired) Ohio Education Association, Worthington, Ohio`Readers will find in Hank Rubin's work both a useful theoretical framework and very practical advice for creating and sustaining collaboratives that foster improved student learning. This book provides insights for anyone engaged in collaborative efforts to improve student achievement-whether you are working at the school, local…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Hank Rubin is president of the nonprofit Institute for Collaborative Leadership, former distinguished visiting scholar at George Mason University, and dean-in-residence at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. He was previously joint dean of education at The University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University.With corporate, political, business, and nonprofit experience, Rubin is a nationally respected collaborative leader, educational spokesperson, and children's advocate. Rubin's work reflects the vision of one who sees the world through the eyes of a broad cross-section of those who influence the national, regional, and local partnerships needed to make…    

Preface and Overview
About the Author
Most of Us Begin By Missing the Point
Cutting Stone
Raising Bars
The Importance of Powerlessness
The Position of Mission
Pushing String
Complexity and Cynicism
Beyond Toolboxes
Collaboration and Competition
Collaboration and Relationship Management
Who Is a Collaborative Leader?
What Distinguishes Collaborative Leaders From Other Types of Leaders?
A Word on Institutional Collaboration
Relationships That Bind
Working Definitions
Factors Affecting Collaboration
Time and Formality
Itinerant Collaborations
Sustained Collaborations
Veracity and Tenacity
Conclusion: Collaborative Leaders Succeed With and Through People
Educators as Collaborative Leaders
Why Public Education?
The Case for Teachers as Collaborative Leaders: Creating a Learning Environment, One Relationship at a Time
A Teacher's Review
Teaching Collaboration for Teaching's Public Purpose
The Easy Case for Principals and Superintendents as Collaborative Leaders
Constructing Models
The Purpose of Collaboration
Turning Arrows
The What
The Why
The How
Collaboration's Life Cycle
The 12 Phases of Collaboration's Life Cycle
A Checklist
A Rudimentary Framework
The Dimensions of Collaborative Leadership
Of Sums and Parts
Twenty-Four Dimensions of Effective Collaborations
A Framework for Future Study
Connecting the Principles
A Challenge for Readers
A Special Challenge for Researchers, Scholars, Evaluators, and Trainers
Seven Nuggets
A Practioner's Postscript
Seven Principles of Effective Collaborative Leadership