Leading With Inquiry And Action

Author: Matthew Militello
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272948
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Enhance learning with a collaborative, inquiry-based system of leadership! This practical guide presents a systematic, ongoing process for collecting information, making decisions, and taking action in order to improve instruction and raise student achievement. The authors illustrate a collaborative inquiry-action cycle within a real-world context and offer questions and exercises to guide individual reflection and group discussion. Thoroughly grounded in research, this book helps administrators: Identify areas for instructional improvement Determine community-supported solutions and build stakeholder commitment Articulate an action plan based on multiple data sources Take steps that support teacher development Systematically evaluate program results

Principals Of Dynamic Schools

Author: Sharon F. Rallis
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761976103
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In this updated edition, Sharon Rallis and Ellen Goldring describe and illustrate good school leadership practices, drawing on the authors' case studies and surveys as well as the research of others.

Leadership In Education

Author: Pamela Adams
Editor: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1773381571
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Leadership in Education is an evocative, forward-looking text that is grounded in years of research gathered in hundreds of schools and across districts. The text calls teachers, supervisors, and school administrators to action in the classroom, demonstrating effective leadership skills that affirm mutual respect, build trust, stimulate reflection, strengthen partnerships, and use inquiry to direct action. Building multi-faceted and nuanced links between educational leadership, school improvement, teaching effectiveness, and student learning, this succinct and compelling guide offers highly effective strategies for provoking meaningful growth in the classroom. The authors guide the reader through the process of using generative dialogue in leadership roles, from provocation to reflection, a shift in thinking, and implementation of highly effective leadership practices. The volume reinforces the ethical responsibility of educators to focus on practices that provide optimal learning environments for all students. Both an academic resource and an interactive manual, Leadership in Education features literature reviews, suggested readings, a glossary, thought provocations, and case studies with reflection questions to encourage deeper learning. Grounded in lived experiences and brimming with real stories of educators, this critical guidebook is ideal for graduate students in education and leadership programs.

Dynamic Teachers

Author: Sharon F. Rallis
Editor: Corwin
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The role of the teacher is no longer confined to the classroom or to interactions with students. The authors of this book illustrate through case studies the emerging roles of `dynamic' teachers.

Leading With Passion And Knowledge

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412967058
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Principals can harness the power of action research for their own professional development. This book provides guidance on developing questions, collecting data, and sharing results.

Everyday Teacher Leadership

Author: Michelle Collay
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118023099
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The essential guidelines for leading effective change in your school From an education expert comes a much-needed resource that gives teacher leaders the strategies and tools they need to improve their practice and assume new leadership roles in their schools. The author outlines the everyday acts of teacher leadership and shows how to lead effectively through collaboration. The book also contains suggestions for leading change beyond the classroom. Discusses what works when taking on the role of teacher leader in a school Contains proven strategies and tools for implementing school change Includes activities in each chapter that are teacher-tested and can be used by individuals, teams, or larger groups This important resource offers school leaders a much-needed guide for learning how to lead and implement school change.

The Research Journey

Author: Sharon F. Rallis
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462505147
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"This book is a product of our several decades of teaching about research, conducting research ourselves, advising graduate students who conducted research - and of our reflections on the teaching and on the conduct of research. The book is structured to follow a teaching sequence; in fact, it maps neatly onto our syllabus for the course. Each chapter begins with a series of critical questions that we hope will guide reading and prompt further questions for discussion. These questions are followed by a dialogue among five graduate students whose journeys into inquiry are just beginning. Their challenges and joys are embedded in these dialogues as well as throughout the chapters. We also draw on other examples from our students over the years in several places. The chapters end with learning activities that we have used over the years and refined, based on student feedback and our own critical reflections on how well they worked"--

Report Of The Jury Trial In The Action Of Declarator C At The Instance Of Mr Mrs Gillespie Against Messrs James Russel Son

Author: William Honyman Gillespie
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National Summit On School Leadership

Author: Connie L. Fulmer
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National Summit on School Leadership contains articles on educational leadership submitted for publication in the 2005 NCPEA yearbook. Included is an invited article section followed by three additional sections titled crediting the past, challenging the present, and creating the future. This annual publication features current thinking on educational leadership, innovations in the preparation of school leaders, and issues relevant to the field. It will be of interest to professors of educational administration, superintendents, principals, and scholars engaged in changing and challenging the field of educational leadership.

Action Inquiry

Author: William R. Torbert
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1605096334
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Action inquiry is the process of transformational learning that individuals (and even whole organizations) can undertake to better assess current dangers and opportunities, act in a timely manner, and make future visions come true. Through short stories of leadership and organizational changes in the areas of business, politics, health care, and education, this book illustrates how this process can increase personal integrity, improve relationships, and lead to company profitability and long-term success.

Concept Based Inquiry In Action

Author: Carla Marschall
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506391303
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Create a thinking classroom that helps students move from the factual to the conceptual Concept-Based Inquiry is a framework for inquiry that promotes deep understanding. The key is using guiding questions to help students inquire into concepts and the relationships between them. Concept-Based Inquiry in Action provides teachers with the tools and resources necessary to organize and focus student learning around concepts and conceptual relationships that support the transfer of understanding. Step by step, the authors lead both new and experienced educators to implement teaching strategies that support the realization of inquiry-based learning for understanding in any K–12 classroom.

Learning In The Field

Author: Gretchen B. Rossman
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412980488
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The popular text that helped readers better understand and practice qualitative research has been completely updated and revised. To help readers better visualize and grasp the concepts, issues, and complexities of qualitative inquiry, the authors introduce each chapter with discussions among three ′characters′--students whose research projects demonstrate the challenges and excitement of qualitative research. Woven into the chapters and the characters′ stories are three themes that make up the tapestry of qualitative research: First, research is a learning process. Second, research can and should be useful. Finally, a researcher needs to have a clear vision of the audience and purpose of a study.

Appreciative Leadership Focus On What Works To Drive Winning Performance And Build A Thriving Organization

Author: Diana Whitney
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071743204
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Advance Praise for Appreciative Leadership: "A must-read for leaders at all levels who believe that both common sense and business sense require engaging and encouraging rather than mandating or manipulating. It may become my most-recommended book." -- Frank Rogers-Witte, Ph.D., Director, Executive Staff Effectiveness, Hewlett-Packard IPG "Building on a simple but powerful idea, Appreciative Leadership offers an approach to organizational transformation applicable to institutions as varied as businesses, universities, church bodies, and health systems. Packed with dozens of stories and suggestions, it offers key insights translated into replicable strategies for action." -- Jane McAuliffe, Ph.D., President, Bryn Mawr College "The positive basis of power is illuminated brilliantly in this courageous leadership book. Appreciative Leadership touches the heart of leadership--the kind people most deeply desire--in a way that will change lives, businesses, and every relationship you wish to build." -- David L. Cooperrider, Ph.D., Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Case Western Reserve University "Leadership driven by principles and integrity is more important today than ever. Appreciative Leadership shows how to blend principles of collaboration, quality, and service for both long-term achievement and practical daily impact. It provides a model of success for a new generation of leaders." -- R. Edward Howell, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Virginia Medical Center The Positive Approach to Leadership That Brings Out the Best in Everyone Appreciative Inquiry has become one of the most popular new management tools in business today. Its premise is simple yet profound: Instead of focusing on what's wrong in the workplace, learn about and build upon what works. Dr. Diana Whitney--a leader in the field of Appreciative Inquiry--and colleagues Amanda Trosten-Bloom and Kae Rader bring the next generation of these ideas forward, with practical and proven tools for leadership. A refreshingly different approach to managing organizations, Appreciative Leadership turns conventional management thinking on its head, demonstrating how to get results with "positive power." All you need are the five "I's" . . . INQUIRY: Leading with positively powerful questions. ILLUMINATION: Bringing out the best in people and situations. INCLUSION: Engaging with others to cocreate the future. INSPIRATION: Awakening the creative spirit. INTEGRITY: Making choices for the good of the whole. This revolutionary approach brings people together, drives companies forward--and takes your leadership skills to a whole new level. Appreciative Leadership shows you how to fully engage your team through positive inquiry and open dialogue--so that everyone feels included and valued, inspired and motivated . . . and ready to work together to win. In this user-friendly guide, you'll discover exciting new techniques to open up discussions, exchange ideas, agree on a plan, and follow up on your goals. You'll learn simple tips on how to keep your team on track with a can-do attitude. And you'll find satisfying new ways to be engaged, passionate, and present. This book isn't a quick-fix solution to your management problems. It's a full-time, lifelong commitment to your values, your vision, and your connection to others. This is how the best leaders in the world bring out the best in people, their organizations, and themselves. This is Appreciative Leadership.

Leading By Design

Author: Cassandra Erkens
Editor: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542311
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By focusing on what students learn rather than what they are taught, schools can redefine their mission and begin the transition to a professional learning community. After interviewing and observing principals, administrators, and teachers, the authors identify seven leadership practices that effective PLC leaders share, along with the techniques that have led them to sustainable success.

Leading Through Collaboration

Author: John Glaser
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360415
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This practical guide provides a philosophical framework and a basic set of problem-solving skills that can make successful collaboration a reality.

Repositioning Educational Leadership

Author: James H. Lytle
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807777048
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This groundbreaking volume encourages today’s educational leaders to reposition the way they think about leadership and its challenges. Experienced school and district leaders reveal how they conceptualize their roles, how they learn by posing and solving problems of practice, and how they cope with increasing expectations and complexity in their work. This compilation of compelling narratives demonstrates the power and efficacy of what can happen when school, district, and other educational leaders position themselves as inquirers, bringing forth broader social justice and equity implications. Readers see how leadership can illuminate and improve many aspects of institutional life and create intellectually demanding and rich learning environments for both adults and children. At its heart, Repositioning Educational Leadership is an invitation to practitioners and scholars to make space for new critical questions and perspectives. This book nurtures an expanded discourse about leadership, generated by leaders themselves, and arising from some of the most vexing and often invisible aspects of their important work. “This book unpacks a smorgasbord of real-life work situations that will allow the reader to reflect on these experiences and extract the best practices of leadership.” —Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA “Provides invaluable insights into what the complex work of leading from an inquiry stance looks like in different contexts.” —Irma Zardoya, NYC Leadership Academy “This book is a key contribution to the reinvention of the field of educational leadership, and it is crucial for preparing future leaders.” —Michael A. Copland, deputy superintendent, Bellingham (WA) Public Schools

Evidence Based Teaching In Primary Education

Author: Val Poultney
Editor: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 191110649X
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Trainees and school-based practitioners are being encouraged to engage more with evidence-based teaching methods. Teachers are now more responsible for the outcomes of their own practice and are charged with sourcing ‘best practice’ solutions in their pedagogical approaches. And schools are moving more towards in-house professional development approaches that have a clear focus on raising standards in the classroom. This book focuses on how universities and primary schools can work together to lead, manage and sustain a culture of teacher inquiry. It examines the role of the university in providing a critical perspective on teaching and learning and how academics can support schools by working as ‘knowledgeable others’ and advocates of classroom-based research. As a case study, it explores the journey taken by one particular primary school, in partnership with a university, over a two-year period, detailing how this work has impacted on the professional lives of staff, the children they teach, the overall culture of the school and the impact on school improvement. Chapters are contributed by professional school leaders, university academics and primary teachers and there is a focus on the rigorous examination of models of evidenced-based teaching, practical examples demonstrating some of the best and most sustainable approaches, and positive outcomes.

Leading Through Quality Questioning

Author: Jackie Acree Walsh
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412960614
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Discover how questions, not answers, help drive school improvement by applying the principles of quality questioning to four critical leadership functions: maximizing, mobilizing, mediating, and monitoring.

An Inquiry Into The Sources And Mode Of Action Of The Poison Of Fever

Author: Alfred Hudson
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook Of The Psychology Of Leadership Change And Organizational Development

Author: H. Skipton Leonard
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111832644X
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A state-of-the-art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in-depth, international, and competencies-based approach to the psychology of leadership, change and OD Puts cutting-edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners who need it most, but who do not always have the time or resources to keep up with scholarly research Thematic chapters cover leadership and employee well-being, organizational creativity and innovation, positive psychology and Appreciative Inquiry, and leadership-culture fit Contributors include David Cooperrider, Manfred Kets de Vries, Emma Donaldson-Feilder, Staale Einarsen, David Day, Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe, Michael Chaskalson and Bernard Burnes