The Educational Leader's Guide to Improvement Science

Publisher : Myers Education Press
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ISBN : 1975500970
Pages : 230 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (975 users)

Download or read book The Educational Leader's Guide to Improvement Science written by Robert Crow and published by Myers Education Press. This book was released on 2019-05-23 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Educational Leader’s Guide to Improvement Science: Data, Design and Cases for Reflection is a collection illustrating applied organizational problem-solving using methods of improvement science in educational leadership. Early chapters introduce improvement science and then the reader is led through a logical sequence of inquiry, presented with cases of educational dilemma matched with principles of improvement science and provided examples of research methodology applied in context. Because improvement science research is so quickly becoming a signature pedagogy and core subject area of inquiry in the field of educational leadership, the literature is still scant in its coverage of improvement science models; it is the purpose of this publication to fill the void by providing concrete examples, through case studies, of instances where improvement research methods and analyses can be embedded to enhance and strengthen efforts at organizational improvement. This text concentrates on the elements faculty, students, and administrators need; specific models where improvement science frameworks enhance the reliability and validity of improvement or quality enhancement efforts. Perfect for courses such as: Introduction to Improvement Science, Seminar/Practicum in Educational Leadership, Introduction to Program Evaluation, Educational Research for Administrators, Action Research for School Practitioners, Educational Research, School Improvement, and Teacher Leadership.

The Educational Leader in a World of Covert Threats

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1350160539
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (35 users)

Download or read book The Educational Leader in a World of Covert Threats written by Mike Bottery and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-05-19 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a rapidly changing world with threats to the sustainability of the environment, societies, institutions and the people within them, a crucial question for educational leaders needs to be: what are these threats to sustainability, and how does the role of the educational leader need adapting to meet them through this century? Mike Bottery unpacks this question by examining how major terms in the field are used, mis-used, or mis-understood, before looking specifically at five covert threats: wicked problems, positive feedback, exponential growth, inappropriate degrees of connectivity, and tipping points. He looks at the impact these threats have upon sustainability at micro-, meso-, and macro- levels, and how understanding and meeting these threats needs to change the educational leader's thought, values, and practice. Bottery argues that such awareness should not only change the focus of educational institutions, but also the focus of those inspecting such institutions. Such recognition then needs to become part of the cultural zeitgeist of present-day societies if future generations are to inherit a sustainable world. In so doing, The Educational Leader in a World of Covert Threats provides an original, timely and essential re-think of the educational leader's role which makes it unique in the educational leadership literature.

Artificial Intelligence, Human Agency and the Educational Leader

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030776107
Pages : 190 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

Download or read book Artificial Intelligence, Human Agency and the Educational Leader written by Rosemary Papa and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-12-06 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book includes contributions by scholars from a variety of disciplines, the dialogue and discourse on how AI (artificial intelligence) development includes and/or excludes pedagogical educational learning theories focused on the learner. A call from Educational Leaders Without Borders (ELWB) was issued to scholars from across the globe who were asked to write a vignette described as an evocative description or account on how education leaders envision education in 2051 and A.I. beyond mere product purchase. These vignettes should engage us in questions as to how the development and use of AI technologies are shaped. As educators who believe education should be established on social justice beliefs and practices, our review of literature shows there are no books addressing the complexities of A.I. development and the role of educators. The futuristic element is unique in its approach to imagine a socially just better world in which to inspire educators. This unique feature encourages creativity in how one addresses the call to imagine a future world and our role as educators in that world.

The Educational Leader's Guide for School Scheduling

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 131546232X
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (315 users)

Download or read book The Educational Leader's Guide for School Scheduling written by Elliot Y. Merenbloom and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-04-07 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Educational Leader’s Guide for School Scheduling: Strategies Addressing Grades K–12 is the first publication to address creative scheduling at all levels: K–5 or 6, K–8, middle, and high schools. This essential resource provides strategies for the effective and equitable distribution of available FTEs throughout the district, while helping you work through the many critical questions and decisions involved in the scheduling process. Based on the authors' decades of experience in expressing the voice of classroom teachers and building administrators in the art of scheduling, each chapter addresses key schedule development issues, providing a step-by-step sequence, multiple tables, templates, and example schedules. Follow the models in this book to master the skills of producing an efficient organizational plan for your school!

The Educational Leader

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Download or read book The Educational Leader written by and published by . This book was released on 1955 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Educational Leadership for Organisational Learning and Improved Student Outcomes

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN : 9781402037610
Pages : 269 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (37 users)

Download or read book Educational Leadership for Organisational Learning and Improved Student Outcomes written by William Mulford and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2005-10-14 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The change in paradigm in our field is away from the great man or woman theory of leadership and the teacher in his or her own classroom to the development of learning communities which value differences and support critical reflection and encourage members to question, challenge, and debate teaching and learning issues. How to achieve such learning communities is far from clear, but we believe the areas of problem-based learning (PBL) and organizational learning (OL) offer valuable clues. The indications are that the successful educational restructuring agenda depends on teams of leaders, whole staffs and school personnel, working together (i.e., OL) linking evidence and practice in genuine collaboration (i.e., PBL). The book is unique in that it is both about and uses these two concepts. The book is made up of four sections: 1.An introductory rational in which the case for using only quality evidence in school reform efforts is argued. Results from a quality research project are then presented. These results are organised around six questions: how is the concept of OL defined in schools ('teacher voice')? what leadership practices promote OL in schools ('teacher voice')? what are some outcomes of schooling other than academic achievement ('pupil voice')? what are the relationships between the non-academic and academic outcomes of schooling? does school leadership and/or organisational learning contribute to student outcomes? And, what other factors contribute to student outcomes? The section concludes with a plea that given the accumulation and consistent quality of the evidence from across systems and countries, we no longer need to involve ourselves with just impressions of effective leadership. We have a way forward that links leadership to organisational learning and improved student outcomes. 2.Advice for using the book. The reasons for the choice of problem-based learning as the vehicle for the professional development materials that form the major part of this book are detailed. Suggestions are then made for use of the book, including a one-day and two- day workshop, and advice on group development and warm-up activities for such group development before moving to the problem-based learning package in Section 3; 3.A problem based-learning, evidence informed, professional development package for aspiring and actual school leaders based on real schools and their leaders. 4.A challenge. The final section provides refined versions of the diagnostic instruments used in the research and challenges readers to use them in their own schools. The book concludes with the references used and a list of other readings.

The Educational Leader's Internship

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Education
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Pages : 228 pages
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Download or read book The Educational Leader's Internship written by P. Lena Morgan and published by Rowman & Littlefield Education. This book was released on 1997 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For internship programs in educational leadership, provides a structure for building and evaluating a field experience, incorporating the NCATE guidelines (adopted in 1995), and the NPBEA Knowledge and Skills Base. Components include planning, coursework, internship, evaluation, and follow-up, with discussion of roles and responsibilities of the intern, the university, and field supervisors. Saturday seminars covering issues of professional image, ethics, and job interviews are outlined. Presented in a three-ring binder. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Educational Leadership and Moral Literacy

Publisher : R&L Education
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ISBN : 1610487281
Pages : 248 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (61 users)

Download or read book Educational Leadership and Moral Literacy written by Patrick M. Jenlink and published by R&L Education. This book was released on 2014-03-18 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Educational Leadership and Moral Literacy situates the reader in a conversation that examines the meaning and nature of moral leadership through the lens of moral literacy and the dispositional aims of moral leadership in educational settings.

The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Leadership

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1118956680
Pages : 512 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (118 users)

Download or read book The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Leadership written by Duncan Waite and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2017-04-10 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A provocative and authoritative compendium of writings on leadership in education from distinguished scholar-educators worldwide. What is educational leadership? What are some of the trends, questions, and social forces most relevant to the current state of education? What are the possible futures of education, and what can educational leadership contribute to these futures? To address these questions, and more, editors Duncan Waite and Ira Bogotch asked distinguished international thought leaders on education to share their insights, observations, and research findings on the nature of education and educational leadership in the global village. The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Leadership brings together contributions from authors in twenty-one countries, spanning six continents. Topics examined include leadership and aesthetics, creativity, eco‐justice, advocacy, Big Data and technology, neoliberalism, emerging philosophies and theories, critical democracy, gender and radical feminism, political economies, emotions, postcolonialism, and new directions in higher education. A must-read for teachers, researchers, scholars, and policy makers, this Handbook: Champions radical pluralism over consensus and pseudoscientific or political solutions to problems in education Embraces social, economic, and political relevance alongside the traditions of careful and systematic rigor Challenges traditional epistemological, cultural, and methodological concepts of education and educational leadership Explores the field’s historical antecedents and ways in which leadership can transcend the narrow disciplinary and bureaucratic constraints imposed by current research designs and methods Advances radically new possibilities for remaking educational leadership research and educational institutions

Decision Making in Educational Leadership

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135015945
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

Download or read book Decision Making in Educational Leadership written by Stephanie Chitpin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-05 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The increased focus on raising standards in education requires leaders to engage in complex decision making about teacher assessment, mandated accountability measures, and the collection and use of large amounts of data. Showcasing exemplary practices of school and district administrators, Decision Making in Educational Leadership covers issues concerning the role of emotion, ethical and legal ramifications, the use of data, and complexity in decision making. Chapter authors in this research-based volume explore what administrators and school leaders actually know about educational problems, how they draw upon and revise theories of action for responding to problems, and which theories are tenable in educational decision making. This important resource provides a broad and international perspective on effective models and methods of educational decision making and shares valuable knowledge about how theory can be translated into practice in a variety of school settings.

Educational Leadership and Change

Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
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ISBN : 9789622093874
Pages : 290 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (93 users)

Download or read book Educational Leadership and Change written by K.C. Wong and published by Hong Kong University Press. This book was released on 1995-07-01 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book arises from the regional conference of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration held in Hong Kong in 1992. Efforts have been made to select papers which fulfil the following objectives: . Illuminate the emerging issues in educational administration . Generate discussion and comments on these issues . Reflect how different parts of the world are responding to these issues . Guide possible administrative actions based on well informed discussion The papers selected cover the shifting role of school leaders and their preparation; the latest trend in management of devolving administrative responsibilities to schools; and the cultural dimension of educational administration. Drawing on experiences from different parts of the world, this volume explores the above issues and reflects the differences in practice. Both editors are members of the University of Hong Kong. Wong Kam-Cheung is the Head of the Department of Education; Cheng Kai-Ming is the dean of the Faculty of Education.

Research Concepts for the Practitioner of Educational Leadership

Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 900436515X
Pages : 76 pages
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Download or read book Research Concepts for the Practitioner of Educational Leadership written by Lee Baldwin and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-06-01 with total page 76 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Research Concepts for the Practitioner of Educational Leadership, Lee Baldwin acquaints the reader with principles of educational research that are most applicable to today’s educational leader.

E-portfolios for Educational Leaders

Publisher : R&L Education
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ISBN : 9781578860920
Pages : 131 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (86 users)

Download or read book E-portfolios for Educational Leaders written by Barbara L. Nicholson and published by R&L Education. This book was released on 2004 with total page 131 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Educational administration programs aiming to reduce the 'theory-practice gap' in the pre-service preparation of school principals will find plenty of suggestions in this text. Strategies for reforming the field dimensions of pre-service practice and an in-depth discussion of conventional assessment practices along with the reasons for shifting to a more student-centered process are explored. More a detailed, comprehensive narrative than a minimalist guide, this work develops fully the conceptual rationale behind the program reforms it describes.

Developing as an Educational Leader and Manager

Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN : 147390840X
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

Download or read book Developing as an Educational Leader and Manager written by Megan Crawford and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2014-09-08 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'This book is refreshing and distinctive. It takes the individual as the starting-point and builds outwards from there, to the vital but often neglected interpersonal dimension and the turbulent contexts of modern education. Vignettes help to make the theory concrete and activities bring the reader right into the frame.' - Ron Glatter, Emeritus Professor of Educational Administration and Management, The Open University and Hon. President of BELMAS Effective leadership combines organisational skills and personal qualities. Building on notions of leadership at all levels, this book contains an invaluable bank of creative ideas to help teachers already in management positions, as well as those just starting out, to reflect on their personal and leadership development. With a focus on organisational improvement and leading strategically within changing policy contexts, chapters interrogate key leadership issues such as managing people, values and context. Examples from the UK and internationally further demonstrate how to develop as a successful and sustainable leader. Content includes: · the influence of local and national contexts; · accountability; · working with stakeholders across boundaries and borders; · approaches to change; · becoming a strategic leader; · the educational leader as researcher. This is an essential resource for practising and aspiring educational leaders and managers and students on postgraduate or personal development courses, in the UK and internationally.

International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Social (In)Justice

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN : 940076555X
Pages : 1256 pages
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Download or read book International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Social (In)Justice written by Ira Bogotch and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-11-11 with total page 1256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The International Handbook on Educational Leadership and Social (In)Justice creates a first-of-its-kind international forum on conceptualizing the meanings of social justice and leadership, research approaches in studying social justice and combating social injustices, school, university and teacher leadership for social justice, advocacy and advocates for social justice, socio-cultural representations of social injustices, glocal policies, and leadership development as interventions. The Handbook is as much forward-looking as it is a retrospective review of educational research literatures on social justice from a variety of educational subfields including educational leadership, higher education academic networks, special education, health education, teacher education, professional development, policy analyses, and multicultural education. The Handbook celebrates the promises of social justice while providing the educational leadership research community with concrete, contextualized illustrations on how to address inequities and combat social, political and economic injustices through the processes of education in societies and educational institutions around the world.

Principles of Educational Leadership & Management

Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN : 1526471221
Pages : 408 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (526 users)

Download or read book Principles of Educational Leadership & Management written by Tony Bush and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2019-04-08 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new edition brings together leading authorities from across the globe to provide a truly international perspective into educational leadership and management in school and post-school sectors. Covering both developed and developing countries, it is underpinned by a substantially updated analysis of theory, research, policy and practice. Key topics include: - How leadership and management differ in education - An overview of key models of educational leadership - The relationship between leadership capabilities and enhanced student outcomes - Leading for diversity and inclusion and the policy and practice challenges that follow leadership for social justice This is essential reading for anyone taking courses in educational leadership and management at postgraduate level, or as professional development, and for current and aspiring educational leaders seeking to enhance their practice.

Multicultural Education for Educational Leaders

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 147581402X
Pages : 112 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (475 users)

Download or read book Multicultural Education for Educational Leaders written by Abul Pitre and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-12-16 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a riveting book that contains a compilation of powerful essays that cogently argue why multicultural education is important for educational leaders. Using a critical multicultural framework the contributors of this powerful book highlight the varying ways racism finds its way into schools.