ERIC Number: ED390174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
From Vision to Practice: The Art of Educational Leadership.
Wallace, Richard C., Jr.
Written by a practicing superintendent for practitioners, this book provides guidelines for becoming a vision-based, reflective leader. Part 1 (chapters 1 through 6) conveys general principles of educational leadership based on personal experience. Part 2 (chapters 7 through 11) provides examples of effective, exemplary programs from Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) and other schools around the country. The first chapter describes prerequisites for educational leadership. Chapter 2 discusses the ways in which a superintendent exercises educational leadership and the commitment it requires. In order to have the time to provide educational leadership, the superintendent must delegate a great deal of his or her management responsibility. Some of the chapters in part 1 are paired with chapters in part 2. Chapter 3 presents the principles of needs assessment and chapter 8 provides examples of needs-assessment surveys as the basis for developing a reform agenda. The fourth chapter describes principles for improving student achievement and assessment, and the ninth chapter illustrates corresponding efforts. Chapter 5 discusses the superintendent's role in professional development; chapter 10 describes exemplary staff-development programs. Chapters 6 and 11 provide principles and examples of community involvement, respectively. (Contains 47 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Superintendents
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: N/A