Educational Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Educational Leadership: A Reference Handbook

by Pat Williams-Boyd

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Overview

An objective discussion of educational leadership from both inside and outside the school system, focusing on ethical issues, dominant models, and today's unprecedented commitment to community involvement.


• A detailed overview explains current concepts of educational leadership and their origins along with ethical issues and controversies

• A timeline charts the shifting perspectives on the "ownership" of education and community involvement

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576073537
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/03/2002
Series: Contemporary Education Issues
Pages: 341
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Pat Williams-Boyd is associate professor of education at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI and the director of Middle Vision: Center for Dynamic Middle Level Education. Her published works include ABC-CLIO's Middle Grades Education: A Reference Handbook.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Prefacexi
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Chapter 1Overview1
Constructing the Past: Where We've Been1
Comparing the Corporate and the Educational3
Setting Twenty-First-Century Educational Leadership in Context: Where We Are4
Defining New Era Leadership5
Contrasting New Era Leadership with Previous Experience: Where We're Going6
Educational Leaders--Leaders in Education: Who Is Leading?7
An Example of Heightened Partnership8
Practice Level9
Students9
The Family: Parents/Guardians as Partner-Leaders18
Teachers28
School-Level Administrative Leadership35
Systems-Level Leadership51
Superintendents51
Local School Board62
Professional-Level Leadership74
Professional Developers74
Researchers76
Policy Level78
State Level78
Governor79
State Legislature82
State Education Agencies (SEAs)83
State Board of Education84
Chief State School Officer (CSSO)85
State Department of Education87
Federal Level89
United States Department of Education93
Congress94
Summary95
References96
Chapter 2Chronology: Shifting Perspectives--Involvement, Ownership, and the Business of Community Building103
References115
Chapter 3Shifting Styles, Changing Metaphors: The Art of Creating Effective Leadership117
Leadership Styles: Mobilizing for Improvement118
Roles Leaders Assume132
Technical Leadership132
Leader as Manager132
Tasks of Leader-Managers137
Leader as Problem Solver149
Leader as Decision Maker152
Nontechnical Educational Leadership158
Leader as Instructional Leader158
Leaders as Facilitators164
Leaders as Stewards, or Transcendent Leadership169
What Are the Critical Issues Educational Leaders Confront?173
What Is Considered to Be Effective, and How Is Effectiveness Measured?177
Conclusion190
References191
Chapter 4The Community of Leaders and Learners199
Schools as Communities199
Community of Ideas and Responsibility203
Core Values214
Conclusion222
References223
Chapter 5Competing Models: Leaders Initiating Change227
National Reform Models234
Systemic or Comprehensive Reform Models234
Curricular Models248
Instructional Model253
Foundations and Corporations254
References263
Chapter 6Directory of Organizations, Institutes, Associations, Government Agencies, and Leadership Academies267
Organizations267
Training277
Leadership Academies and Institutes279
State and National Initiatives of Note281
Associations284
Student Leadership291
Groups That Address the Family in a Leadership Role292
Chapter 7Selected Print and Nonprint Resources297
Selected Print Resources297
Books297
Authors of Note301
Selected Articles302
Research Reports304
Policy Brief307
Selected Nonprint Resources307
World Wide Web Sites307
Databases313
Videotapes315
Audiotapes316
Index319
About the Author341

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