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ERIC Number: ED472619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 242
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-7826-7
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The Instructional Leadership Toolbox: A Handbook for Improving Practice.
Gupton, Sandra Lee
This book offers a set of metaphorical, cognitive tools to assist educators in growing professionally and to hone their teaching and learning skills in their own unique settings. Chapter 1 helps the reader understand the importance that all educators, especially principals as instructional leaders, possess and strategically use an internal compass when making decisions. Chapter 2 deals with the importance of school leaders being reflective and well-read about today's leadership issues, such as understanding accountability and standards for 21st-century school principals, and being up-to-date and aware of a principal's key role in instructional leadership. Chapter 3 is about basic processes and products that guide the daily operation of the school and channel its energy most appropriately toward students and learning. Chapter 4 provides insight into ensuring that a school's culture is positive and centered on teaching and learning. Chapter 5 focuses on communication conduits. Reflective practice, supportive supervision, and cooperative evaluation are main topics of chapter 6. Chapter 7 emphasizes the instructional leadership lens in guiding one's work and decision-making. Chapter 8 covers the tools of accountability. Chapter 9 focuses on proactive leadership for school improvement. Chapter 10 returns focus to the leader as an individual, rounding out the importance of self-understanding. (Contains 177 references.) (RT)
Corwin Press Inc. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-7826-7, $29.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7619-7825-9, $65.95). Tel: 805-499-9774; Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 805-499-0871; Fax: 800-583-2665 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Language: English
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