Thomas Hunt is a Professor in the Center for Catholic Education and the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Dayton, where he has taught since 1996. He received his B.A. in History at Loras College, a Licentiate of Sacred Theology and an M.A. in Seondary Education Administration from the Catholic University of America, and his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies (Social and Historical Foundations of Education) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has authored or co-authored 20 books.
ELLIS A. JOSEPH is Dean Emeritus, School of Education and Allied Professions, University of Dayton and Distinguished Service Professor.
Divided into two sections, the first short section considers the relationship between the civil governments and the seminaries, the second, organized by denomination into 15 chapters provides an extensive bibliography with annotations.
The work pulls together a wealth of reference material and identifies salient works, whether book, article, dissertation or essay, to provide a much-needed resource for those interested in seminary education in the United States, whether scholar, student, policy maker, or interested citizen.
The incorporation of the further education sector in 1993 was followed by a period of extreme turbulence. Colleges plunged into the complex task of managing huge organizations while under pressure from cuts in funding and a steady expansion in the number and range of students. While financial scandals may have attracted attention, the success of the further education sector in continuing to provide a vital educational service for millions of people has been less recognized.
Despite the significant contribution of the sector to education and training, practitioners struggle to find adequate research evidence on which to base reflection and practice. They need material relevant to the specific situation of managers working within this very hybrid sector, part public sector education and part commercial organization, catering for an age and ability range greater than that of any other educational sector.
Based on a national survey of college managers, this book investigates how managers are responding to the challenge to increase the numbers and range of students and to improve learning and teaching. The author shows what it means to lead in a college and how the culture has evolved. Each chapter focuses on an aspect of management. The book concludes that 'learning enterprise' is an apt description of further education, a sector which has retained learning at its core and has learned to adopt an entrepreneurial spirit to shape its future.
Managing Further Education will be essential reading for professionals working in further education and all those interested in the management of this complex and vital part of educational provision.
In Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success. Over the course of the book, we break down the most critical actions leaders and teachers must enact to achieve exemplary results. Designed for coaches as well as beginning teachers, Get Better Faster is an integral coaching tool for any school leader eager to help their teachers succeed.
It’s the book’s focus on the actionable—the practice-able—that drives effective coaching. By practicing the concrete actions and micro-skills listed here, teachers will markedly improve their ability to lead a class, producing a steady chain reaction of future teaching success.
Though focused heavily on the first 90 days of teacher development, it’s possible to implement this work at any time. New and old teachers alike can benefit from the guidance of Get Better Faster and close their existing instructional gaps.
Packed with practical training tools, including agendas, presentation slides, a coach’s guide, handouts, planning templates, and 35 video clips of real teachers at work, Get Better Faster will teach you:The core principles of coaching: Go Granular, Make Feedback More Frequent, Top action steps to launch a teacher’s development in an easy-to-read scope and sequence guideThe four phases of skill building:Phase 1 (Pre-Teaching): Dress RehearsalPhase 2: Instant ImmersionPhase 3: Getting into GearPhase 4: The Power of Discourse
The Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic. Your successes are public, but so are your failures—and there's no specific rubric or curriculum to give you direction. Team development is an art form, and this book is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You'll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you'll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the "getting organized" process. Just as importantly, you'll explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You'll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict.
Inside these pages you'll find concrete guidance on:Designing agendas, making decisions, establishing effective protocols, and moreBoosting your resilience, understanding and managing your emotions, and meeting your goalsCultivating your team's emotional intelligence and dealing with cynicismUtilizing practical tools to create a customized framework for developing highly effective teams
There is no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different. Different skills, abilities, personalities, and goals make a one-size-fits-all approach ineffective at best. Instead, The Art of Coaching Teams provides a practical framework to help you develop your group as a whole, and keep the team moving toward their common goals.
In Reframing Academic Leadership, Lee G. Bolman and JoanV. Gallos offer higher education leaders a provocative andpragmatic guide forCrafting dynamic institutions where the whole is greater thanthe sum of the partsCreating campus environments that facilitate creativity andcommitmentForging alliances and partnerships in service of themissionBuilding shared vision and campus cultures that unite andinspireServing the larger goals of the academy and society
Throughout the book, the authors integrate powerful conceptualframeworks with rich and compelling real-world cases to supportacademic leaders searching for the best in themselves and in theirinstitutions. The book tackles thorny issues such as buildinginstitutional clarity and capacity, managing conflict, coping withdifficult people, partnering with the boss, and developingleadership resilience.
Following in the tradition of Bolman and Deal's classicReframing Organizations, Bolman and Gallos emphasize apragmatic approach. They tease out the unique challenges andopportunities in academic leadership and provide ideas, tools, andencouragement to help higher education leaders see more clearly,feel more confident, and become more skilled and versatile inhandling the vicissitudes of daily life. Reframing AcademicLeadership is the resource for those seeking to understand,develop, and manage colleges and universities.