ERIC Number: ED471804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
7 Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership. Second Edition.
McEwan, Elaine K.
This book was written for results-oriented administrators who daily face the pressures of accountability. The introduction sets forth the differences between leadership and instructional leadership, and defines the critical attributes of effective instructional leadership. The following seven chapters describe each of the seven steps to effective instructional leadership in detail: (1) "Step One: Establish, Implement, and Achieve Academic Standards"; (2) "Step Two: Be an Instructional Resource for Your Staff"; (3) "Step Three: Create a School Culture and Climate Conducive to Learning"; (4) "Step Four: Communicate the Vision and Mission of Your School"; (5) "Step Five: Set High Expectations for Your Staff and Yourself"; (6) "Step Six: Develop Teacher Leaders"; and (7) "Step Seven: Establish and Maintain Positive Relationships with Students, Staff, and Parents." Appendix A contains an instructional leadership checklist for assessing one's current level of instructional leadership, finding out how one's staff thinks one is doing, setting goals for improving instructional leadership practice, and evaluating progress toward those goals. (Contains 138 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Guides, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, School Administration
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (hardbound: ISBN-0-7619-4629-2, $69.95; paperbound: ISBN-7619-4630-6, $32.95). Tel: 805-499-9734; Fax: 800-417-2466; Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For first edition, see ED 418 496.