ERIC Number: ED413664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Mission, Leadership Responsibility, Learning Theories, Mission Statements, Organizational Development, School Administration
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
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A