ERIC Number: ED418496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership.
McEwan, Elaine K.
This book presents seven steps for principals to improve their leadership skills. These seven steps have been tested by practitioners and validated by research. Chapter 1 sets forth the differences between leadership and instructional leadership and defines the critical attributes of the latter. Chapters 2 through 8 describe the seven steps in detail, offering practical suggestions about how actual principals put the steps into action in a variety of school settings. The steps are as follows: (1) "Establish and Implement Instructional Goals"; (2) "Be There for Your Staff"; (3) "Create a School Culture and Climate Conducive to Learning"; (4) "Communicate the Vision and Mission of Your School"; (5) "Set High Expectations for Your Staff"; (6) "Develop Teacher Leaders"; and (7)"Maintain Positive Attitudes toward Students, Staff, and Parents." Each chapter contains detailed behavioral indicators related to each step; these indicators should enable school leaders to perform self-evaluations and help them solicit feedback from teachers. Chapter 9 offers practical ways in which leaders can implement the seven steps. (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, Leaders Guides, Leadership, Principals, School Administration, School Effectiveness, Teachers
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6665, $55.95; paper: ISBN-0-8039-6666, $24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: Supersedes ED 370 941.