Keeping the Leadership in Instructional Leadership : Developing Your Practice
In a high-stakes and testing-focused school climate, principals strive to develop and refine the skills that will make them effective instructional leaders. This book discusses how a narrow focus on day-to-day operations and management can limit the potential for effective instructional leadership by drawing attention away from the behaviors and interpersonal skills that enable school administrators to succeed. Building on stories from experienced principals in school districts across the country, author Linda L. Carrier offers practical tips and strategies for restoring the human dynamic of instructional leadership. Keeping the Leadership in Instructional Leadership: Developing Your Practice is designed to facilitate personal reflection and conversation about leadership practice, and its advice will empower principals and administrators to transform their schools into highly engaged communities of learners.
- Hardback | 128 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 394g
- 14 Mar 2017
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 8 black & white tables
About Linda L. Carrier
Linda L. Carrier, Ed.D., is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Graduate Program Advisor at Plymouth State University, USA.
Table of contents
Contents Preface Chapter 1: The Challenge of Instructional Leadership The School Principal Redefining the Focus of Principals: Standards-based reform The Journey to Instructional Leadership To Be or Not To Be: The Moral Purpose Questions for Reflection and Discussion Chapter 2: The Practice of Instructional Leadership Management versus Leadership The Practice of Instructional Leadership: An Introduction Instructional Focused on Learning High Expectations Data-based Decision Making Developing Communities around a Single Vision and Mission No One Way Leadership Questions for Reflection and Discussion Chapter 3: The Work of the Principal Focuses on Learning Communicates High Expectations Data-based Decision Making Facilitates a Single Vision and Mission No Two Alike Questions for Reflection and Discussion Chapter 4: The Leadership of the Principal Authentic to Self Fearlessness Personally Humble and Modest How Can I Develop My Leadership? Mindfulness Personal Reflection Coaching Questions for Reflection and Discussion Chapter 5: Overcoming Perceived Barriers Personal vision and mission Potential Barriers to Developing a Holistic Practice of Instructional Leadership The Positive and Negative Impacts of Policy Accountability Policy Performance Evaluation Policy The New England Models Community Conformity Questions for Reflection and Discussion Chapter 6: Keeping the Leadership in Your Practice Advocating for Effective Practice Developing District Level Support for Instructional Leadership Educating and Working with Policy Makers Working with Institutes of Higher Education and Professional Development Providers. Pausing the Conversation Questions for Reflection and Discussion References