This expanded and thoroughly updated edition of the popularanthology contains the articles, book excerpts, and seminal reportsthat define and drive the field of educational leadership today.Filled with critical insights from bestselling authors, educationresearch, and expert practitioners, this comprehensive volumefeatures six primary areas of concern: The Principles ofLeadership; Moral and Trustworthy Leadership; Culture and Change;Leadership for Learning; Diversity and Leadership; The Future ofLeadership.
This important resource includes relevant and up-to-datearticles for leaders today on gender, diversity, globalperspectives, standards/testing, e-learning/technology, andcommunity organizing.
Jossey-Bass is a leading educational publisher. Theirbooks have been cited for excellence by the American EducationalResearch Association, the National School Boards Association, andthe American Educational Studies Association. The Jossey-BassReader series offers both the student and practitionercollections of vital information on various topics ineducation.
Margaret Grogan is a professor of Educational Leadershipand Policy in the School of Educational Studies at ClaremontGraduate University, California.
Welding handicraft is one of the most primordial and traditional techniques, mainly by manpower and human experiences. Weld quality and efficiency are, therefore, straightly limited by the welder’s skill. In the modern manufacturing, automatic and robotic welding is becoming an inevitable trend. In recent years, the intelligentized techniques for robotic welding have a great development. The current teaching play-back welding robot is not with real-time functions for sensing and adaptive control of weld process. Generally, the key technologies on Intelligentized welding robot and robotic welding process include computer visual and other information sensing, monitoring and real-time feedback control of weld penetration and pool shape and welding quality. Seam tracking is another key technology for welding robot system. Some applications on intelligentized robotic welding technology is also described in this book, it shows a great potential and promising prospect of artificial intelligent technologies in the welding manufacturing.
Women and Educational Leadership shows how the qualitiesthat characterize women's approaches to leadership differ fromtraditional approaches?whether the traditional leader is a woman ora man. The authors reveal that women leaders are more collaborativeby nature and demonstrate a commitment to social justice. They tendto bring an instructional focus to leadership, include spiritualdimensions in their work, and strive for balance between thepersonal and professional.
This important book offers a new model of leadership that shiftsaway from the traditional heroic notion of leadership to thecollective account of leadership that focuses on leadership for aspecific purpose—like social justice. The authors includeillustrative examples of leaders who have brought diverse groups towork toward common ground. They also show how leadership is a wayto facilitate and support the work of organizational members. Theideas and suggestions presented throughout the book can help thenext generation fulfill the promise of a new tradition ofleadership.
Women and Educational Leadership is part of theJossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series.
`Leaders and Leadership in Education is a well-documented account of how leadership has been studied and therefore presented. For academic readers it is valuable as an insightful and critical text' - Journal of In-Service Education
`Helen Gunter's book makes a significant contribution to the existing literature on leadership in education.... For anyone who has an interest in current thinking about leadership and in reconceptualizing leadership for learning, this book will be of great interest' - Educational Research
Leadership within educational settings is widely regarded as essential for organizational effectiveness and the improvement of learning outcomes.
Through an extensive review of theory and practice, Helen M Gunter explores the contested field of leadership studies. She describes and critiques the different contributions made by:
- critical studies
- education management
- school effectiveness
- school improvement
Leadership is examined as function, as behaviour and as leadership relationship, from students as leaders, through to headteachers. The author provides an up-to-date review of current thinking about leadership, which challenges the reader to engage with and develop alternative ways of thinking about their own leadership.
This book is essential reading for practitioners on Masters and EdD courses and NPQH/LPSH training, and for anyone committed to teaching and learning.
'This is a very interesting collection of chapters on leadership...Each chapter is written with verve and conviction, and it makes quite stimulating reading' - Curriculum Perspectives
'Passionate Leadership is a fantastic book by leading thinkers and doers in the education field. It takes moral purpose to new levels, and above all it puts passion in perspective. The book shows that it is not passion by itself that counts but in combination with strategies, insights and daily wisdom. Above all this is a book of action , not rhetoric.' - Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto and Special Adviser on Education to the Premier of Ontario
'How opportune that Brent Davies and Tim Brighouse have produced a book on "Passionate Leadership". As school leaders are becoming increasingly disillusioned with instrumental forms of educational reform, Davies, Brighouse and their contributors offer a new vision of leadership one that is driven by a belief that teaching is about enabling every child to reach their potential, and a conviction that schools should be places filled with joy and optimism in the pursuit of social justice. This inspiration will encourage all our leaders to take their work to a new level.' - Professor David Hopkins, HSBC iNet Chair of International Leadership, Formerly the Chief Adviser to three Secretary of States
In this book, internationally recognized writers on leadership explore what makes leaders passionate about their role and their schools.
The contributors show that leadership must move on from the realm of a role or job towards an energy and commitment for enhancing children's learning and children's lives. They maintain that passion must be the driving force that moves vision into action, through a range of chapters from internationally known contributors Brent Davies, Tim Brighouse, Geoff Southworth, Chris Day, John MacBeath, Andy Hargreaves, John Novak, Brain Caldwell, and Alan Flintham. What sustains and drives leaders to achieve in a changing and challenging educational environment? What maintains their passion for education and children's achievement? This book seeks to answer these questions.
The book is essential for all students on leadership programs and educational professionals looking to achieve self and organisational improvement.
"Fullan articulates clearly the core values and practices ofleadership required at all levels of the organization. Usingspecific examples, he convinces us that the key change principlesare equally critical for leadership in business and educationorganizations."
--John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation
"In Leading in a Culture of Change, Michael Fullan deftlycombines his expertise in school reform with the latest insights inorganizational change and leadership. The result is a compellingand insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bringabout lasting, positive, systemic change in theirorganizations."
--John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership
"Michael Fullan's work is remarkable. He masterfully captureshow leaders can significantly improve their learning andperformance, even in the uncontrollable, chaotic circumstances inwhich they practice. A tour de force."
--Anthony Alvarado, chancellor of instruction, San Diego CitySchools
"Too often schools and businesses are seen as separate andforeign places. Michael Fullan blends the best of knowledge fromeach into an exemplary template for improving leadership inboth."
--Terrence E. Deal, coauthor of Leading with Soul
Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing newand daunting challenges--rapid-paced developments in technology,sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in thepublic arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment,leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively nomatter how fast the world around them is changing.
Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders'insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique andimaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the changeprocess. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert inorganizational change--shows how leaders in all types oforganizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptionalleaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on thetopic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of largescale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence ofpowerful themes or, as he calls them, the five corecompetencies.
By integrating the five core competencies--attending to abroader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process,cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a visionand context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders willbe empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformedinto exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize theircompatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions ofconstant change.
`This book is essential reading fro those involved in educational leadership and policy development. This work is also valuable for those interested in the locally organized and interactionally achieved context of institutional work' - Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics if Education
`Though based in Australia, Peter Gronn shows familiarity with the British education system, and this boo is relevant to those in the compulsory and post-compulsory sectors interested in the themes of education leadership' - Learning and Skills Research
In The New Work of Educational Leaders, Peter Gronn provides a new framework for understanding leadership practice. The work of leaders will increasingly be shaped by three overriding but contradictory themes: design; distribution; and disengagement. These are the `architecture' of school and educational leadership.
Designer-leadership is the use of mandatory standards of assessment and accreditation for school leaders, such as the National Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in the United Kingdom and the (Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards in the United States. Distributed patterns of leadership have developed in response to the intensification of school leaders' work under policy regimes of site-based and school self-management. Disengagement describes a culture of abstention, in which school systems anticipate leadership succession problems, such as projected shortages and recurring recruitment difficulties.
Principals and staff developers will learn how collaborating with teacher leaders can result in significantly improved school outcomes. With the Teachers as Leaders Framework and a parallel leadership approach, administrators and teachers can collaborate in fostering, developing, and supporting teacher leadership. Featured in the second edition are:Five new school case studies with insights about the complexity of teacher leadership Expanded discussion of the capacity-building process for teacher leaders and principals An outline of a school development program based on teacher leadership and parallel leadership