ERIC Number: ED455234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Designing the School Leader's Portfolio.
Dietz, Mary E.
This book presents a process and framework designed to improve the chances that administrators will learn within the context of leading. It shows administrators how to use portfolios to develop their philosophy and leadership, zero in on goals, create plans and participate in professional development, coach peers, and assess and articulate what they have learned. The book offers examples, graphics, tools, logs, and registries to help administrators develop their own portfolios. There are six chapters focusing on: (1) "The Role of the Portfolio in Improving School Leader Performance" (e.g., the portfolio process and assembling the portfolio); (2) "Establishing a Purpose for the School Leader's Portfolio" (e.g., defining the purpose and defining one's own philosophy); (3) "Focusing the Portfolio" (e.g., determining goals and involving school staff); (4) "The Process of Collaboration and Professional Development" (e.g., creating a learning plan and identifying areas for learning); (5) "Portfolio Outcomes for Continuous Improvement" (e.g., leaders as learners and unexpected outcomes of the portfolio process); and (6) "Technology and the Portfolio Process" (employing electronic support). Four appendixes focus on: the portfolio process, steps in the portfolio process, blacklines of portfolio tools, and sample completed portfolio tools. (Contains 34 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Leaders, Leadership Qualities, Portfolios (Background Materials), Principals, Professional Development, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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