ERIC Number: ED283285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Instructional Leadership: Concepts, Issues, and Controversies.
This book offers the critical perspectives of 20 educators on some of the issues associated with facilitating instructional leadership, emphasizing the complex interplay between the character of schools as work settings, the orientations of principals and teachers toward their work, and the challenges of leading and improving schools at the end of the 20th century. The book is divided into four parts, each with several independently authored chapters. Part 1, "Images of Leadership in Effective Schools," examines alternative images of school leadership and administration and comments on the antecedents and consequences of instructional leadership and school improvement efforts. The chapters are by Martin Burlingame, C. M. Achilles, Arthur Blumberg, and William Greenfield. Part 2,"Leading and Managing Schools," examines factors shaping instructional leadership from the district perspective and offers two examples of leadership at the school level. Ginny V. Lee, Robert K. Wimpelberg, Judith Warren Little, Tom Bird, and Kent D. Peterson wrote the chapters. Part 3, "School Cultures and Contexts," fleshes out the interplay between elements of school culture, context, and instructional leadership and provides illustrations of these phenomena at the school level. Writing these chapters were David C. Dwyer, Louis M. Smith, Philip Hallinger, Joseph Murphy, Douglas E. Mitchell, and Terrence E. Deal. Part 4, "Professional Development Practices and Policies," discusses the implications of the issues raised earlier as they relate to the supervision and evaluation of teachers and the professional development of teachers and administrators. These chapters are by Roland S. Barth, Bruce G. Barnett, Diana G. Pounder, Chad D. Ellett, and John C. Daresh. References are provided for each chapter. A foreword by Thomas Sergiovanni and an epilogue by Carl Glickman are also included. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Culture, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Professional Development, School Administration, School Culture, School Districts, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Supervision
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Books
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