Keeping the Leadership in Instructional Leadership

Keeping the Leadership in Instructional Leadership : Developing Your Practice

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10.16mm | 181g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 Tables, black and white
  • 1138957801
  • 9781138957800

Table of contents

Contents





Preface

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Chapter 1: The Challenge of Instructional Leadership

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The School Principal

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Redefining the Focus of Principals: Standards-based reform

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The Journey to Instructional Leadership

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To Be or Not To Be: The Moral Purpose

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion

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Chapter 2: The Practice of Instructional Leadership

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Management versus Leadership

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The Practice of Instructional Leadership: An Introduction

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Instructional

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Focused on Learning

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High Expectations

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Data-based Decision Making

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Developing Communities around a Single Vision and Mission

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No One Way

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Leadership

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion

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Chapter 3: The Work of the Principal

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Focuses on Learning

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Communicates High Expectations

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Data-based Decision Making

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Facilitates a Single Vision and Mission

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No Two Alike

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion

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Chapter 4: The Leadership of the Principal

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Authentic to Self

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Fearlessness

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Personally Humble and Modest

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How Can I Develop My Leadership?

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Mindfulness

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Personal Reflection

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Coaching

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion

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Chapter 5: Overcoming Perceived Barriers

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Personal vision and mission

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Potential Barriers to Developing a Holistic Practice of Instructional Leadership

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The Positive and Negative Impacts of Policy

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Accountability Policy

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Performance Evaluation Policy

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The New England Models

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Community Conformity

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion

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Chapter 6: Keeping the Leadership in Your Practice

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Advocating for Effective Practice

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Developing District Level Support for Instructional Leadership

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Educating and Working with Policy Makers

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Working with Institutes of Higher Education and Professional Development


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Pausing the Conversation

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion

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References

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About Linda L. Carrier

Linda L. Carrier, Ed.D., is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Graduate Program Advisor at Plymouth State University, USA.
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