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Linking Leadership To Student Learning

Author : Kenneth Leithwood
ISBN : 9780470623312
Genre : Education
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"Linking Leadership to Student Learning" clearly shows how school leadership improves student achievement. The book is based on an ambitious five-year study on educational leadership that was sponsored by The Wallace Foundation. The authors studied 43 districts, across 9 states and 180 elementary, middle, and secondary schools. In this book, Kenneth Leithwood, Karen Seashore Louis, and their colleagues report their findings. They examined leadership at each organizational level in the school system--classroom, school, district, community, and state. Their comprehensive approach to investigating school leadership offers a balanced understanding of how the structures within which leaders operate, shape what they do. The results within will have significant implications for future policy and practice. Following the first chapter, entitled "Leadership and Learning: The Critical Connection", the book is divided into two parts. Part One: School Leadership that Matters for Students, contains the following chapters: (2) Collective Leadership: The Reality of Leadership Distribution Within the School Community (Kenneth Leithwood and Doris Jantzi); (3) Shared and Instructional Leadership: When Principals and Teachers Successfully Lead Together (Karen Seashore Louis and Kyla Wahlstrom); (4) Distributed Leadership in Action: a Complex Pattern of People, Tasks, and Goals (Stephen E. Anderson); (5) Core Practices: The Four Essential Components of the Leader's Repertoire (Kenneth Leithwood); and (6) An Up-Close View of Instructional Leadership: a Grounded Analysis (Kyla Wahlstrom). Part Two: "The Broad and Unique Role of Districts in the School Improvement Business", presents these chapters: (7) How to Harness Family and Community Energy: The District's Role (Molly F. Gordon and Karen Seashore Louis); (8) Confidence for School Improvement: a Priority for Principals (Kenneth Leithwood, Blair Mascall, and Doris Jantzi); (9) Principal Efficacy: District-Led Professional Development (Kenneth Leithwood, Stephen E. Anderson, and Karen Seashore Louis); (10) Succession: a Coordinated Approach to Leadership Distribution (Blair Mascall and Kenneth Leithwood); (11) Data Use: An Exploration from the District to the School (Stephen E. Anderson, Kenneth Leithwood, and Karen Seashore Louis); (12) The "District Difference": a New Perspective on the Local Challenges for Improvement (Stephen E. Anderson and Karen Seashore Louis); (13) Case Studies: District Responses to State Leadership (Karen Seashore Louis, Stephen E. Anderson, and Emanda Thomas). Appended are: (1) Scale Reliability for Variables; and (2) Additional Evidence Related to Chapter Seven. (Contains 14 figures, and 23 tables.).

Linking Leadership To Student Learning

Author : Kenneth Leithwood
ISBN : 9781118132265
Genre : Education
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Linking Leadership to Student Learning Linking Leadership to Student Learning clearly shows how school leadership improves student achievement. The book is based on an ambitious five-year study on educational leadership that was sponsored by The Wallace Foundation. The authors studied 43 districts, across 9 states and 180 elementary, middle, and secondary schools. In this book, Kenneth Leithwood, Karen Seashore Louis, and their colleagues report on what they found. They examined leadership at each organizational level in the school system—classroom, school, district, community, and state. Their comprehensive approach to investigating school leadership offers a balanced understanding of how the structures within which leaders operate shape what they do. The results within will have significant implications for future policy and practice. Praise for Linking Leadership to Student Learning "Kenneth Leithwood and Karen Seashore Louis offer a seminal new contribution to the leadership field. They provide a rich and authoritative evidence base that demonstrates clearly just why school leadership is so important and how it promotes successful student learning."—Pamela Sammons, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford, Oxford "This ambitious, groundbreaking, and thought provoking treatment of the link between school leadership and student learning is a testament to the outstanding work of these exemplary scholars. This is a 'must read' for academics and practitioners alike."—Martha McCarthy, President's Professor, Loyola Marymount University, and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Indiana University "The question is no longer whether school and district leader's impact student learning, but rather how they do it. The authors provide a convincing answer, one that recognizes the crucial interaction between leader and locality."—Daniel L. Duke, Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Virginia

Successful School Leadership

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This book examines the nature of successful school leadership: what it is, what it looks like in practice & what are the consequences for schools & pupils.

Teacher Evaluation And Student Achievement

Author : James H. Stronge
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110546426
Genre : Education
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This book discusses four approaches to incorporating student achievement in teacher evaluation. Seven chapters discuss: (1) "Teacher Evaluation and Student Achievement: An Introduction to the Issues"; (2) "What is the Relationship between Teaching and Learning?" (e.g., whether teachers are responsible for student learning and how to measure student learning); (3) "Assessing Teacher Performance through Comparative Student Growth: The Dallas Value-Added Accountability System"; (4) "Assessing Teacher Performance through Repeated Measures of Student Gains: The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System"; (5) "Assessing Teacher Performance with Student Work: The Oregon Teacher Work Sample Methodology"; (6) "Assessing Teacher Performance in a Standards-Based Environment: The Thompson, Colorado, School District"; and (7) Teacher Evaluation and Student Achievement: What are the Lessons Learned and Where Do We Go from Here?" (e.g., basic requirements of fair testing programs that are to be used to inform teacher evaluation). Chapters 3-6 include information on the purposes of the accountability system and how it was developed; student assessment strategies; how the accountability system works; how the accountability system relates to teacher evaluation; the advantages and disadvantages of the accountability system for teacher evaluation; and results of implementation. (Contains 66 references.) (SM)

Strategic Management Of Human Capital In Education

Author : Allan R. Odden
ISBN : 9781136858260
Genre : Education
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Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to address what has become labeled as "talent and human capital." Grounded in extensive research and examples of leading edge districts, this book shows how the entire human resource system in schools—from recruitment, to selection/placement, induction, professional development, performance management and evaluation, compensation, and career progression—can be reformed and restructured to boost teacher and principal effectiveness in ways that dramatically improve instructional practice and student learning. Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education guides educators towards putting more effective teachers, teacher leaders, and principals in the country’s schools—especially in poverty-impacted urban and rural communities—equipping those teacher and principals with instructional and leadership expertise, and rewarding and retaining those who are successful in attaining these objectives. Drawing from cases, experiences, and deliberations from a national task force, this book outlines a comprehensive framework for how to transform current human resource management practices into authentic, strategic talent management systems in order to improve student achievement.

Introduction To Educational Leadership Organizational Behavior

Author : Patti Chance
ISBN : 9781317923183
Genre : Education
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Like the bestselling first edition, this introductory textbook succinctly presents concepts and theories of educational leadership and organizational behavior and immediately applies them to problems of practice. The second edition includes a new chapter on organizational culture, expanded overage of organizational structure, systems, and leadership, and additional case studies and scenarios representing real problems of practice.

Cultural Proficiency

Author : Randall B. Lindsey
ISBN : 9781412963626
Genre : Education
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This powerful third edition offers fresh approaches that enable school leaders to engage in effective interactions with students, educators, and the communities they serve.

Effective Superintendent School Board Practices

Author : Rene S. Townsend
ISBN : 9781483360065
Genre : Education
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Superintendents and board members are provided real-life vignettes highlighting challenges and successes, information on building relationships and managing conflict, and reflective practice questions and self-assessment.

Trust Matters

Author : Megan Tschannen-Moran
ISBN : 9781118837955
Genre : Education
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Make your school soar by escalating trust between teachers, students, and families Trust is an essential element in all healthy relationships, and the relationships that exist in your school are no different. How can your school leaders or teachers cultivate trust? How can your institution maintain trust once it is established? These are the questions addressed and answered in Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools, 2nd Edition. The book delves into the helpful research that has been conducted on the topic of trust in school. Although rich with research data, Trust Matters also contains practical advice and strategies ready to be implemented. This second edition expands upon the role of trust between teachers and students, teachers and administrators, and schools and families. Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools also covers a range of sub-topics relevant to trust in school. All chapters in the text have questions for reflection and discussion. Engaging chapters such as "Teachers Trust One Another" and "Fostering Trust with Students" have thought-provoking trust-building questions and activities you can use in the classroom or in faculty meetings. This valuable resource: Examines ways to cultivate trust Shares techniques and practices that help maintain trust Advises leaders of ways to include families in the school's circle of trust Addresses the by-products of betrayed trust and how to restore it With suspicion being the new norm within schools today, Trust Matters is the book your school needs to help it rise above. It shows just how much trust matters in all school relationships—administrator to teacher; teacher to student; school to family—and in all successful institutions.

How To Say The Right Thing Every Time

Author : Robert D. Ramsey
ISBN : 9781412964074
Genre : Education
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Communicate effectively with all stakeholders through these invaluable tips, including how-to's for dealing with disasters and approaching sensitive topics such as sex, gangs, and substance abuse.

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