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ERIC Number: ED413664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 217
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-6409-9
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The Learning School: A Guide to Vision-Based Leadership.
Wallace, Richard C., Jr.; Engel, David E.; Mooney, James E.
Leading with vision is critical to the success of schools. The purpose of this book is to define and describe vision-based educational leadership. The book proposes the model of a learning school in which everyone is a learner. Chapter 1 discusses the ways in which vision drives educational leadership, the organization of the schools, and learning in the school. Chapter 2 provides a brief review of philosophical thought and the contribution of psychologists to the definition of learning and knowledge. Chapter 3 provides an understanding of how learning theory and research have a direct influence on one's vision of educational processes and outcomes. Chapter 4 focuses on the role of leadership in the learning school, based on the works of Peter Senge and Thomas Sergiovanni. Chapter 5 presents a model for a learning school that consists of four integrated elements: shared vision, authentic teaching and learning, supportive school organization, and assessment. Chapter 6 describes a process for developing a shared governance of the learning community. In chapter 7, four examples depict the ways in which leaders engaged others to develop a shared vision. Chapter 8 reviews lessons learned in developing a shared vision. Guidelines to engage the broader community in building and maintaining a learning community are offered in chapter 9. Seven figures and an index are included. Appendices contain a sample school-district analysis of probability statements, a district scenario, and methods for evaluating visions. (Contains 84 references.) (LMI)
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (Hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-6508-0, $51.95; Softcover: ISBN-0-8039-6409-9, $23.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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