ERIC Number: ED491843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Literacy Leadership: Six Strategies for Peoplework
McAndrew, Donald A.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Become a successful literacy leader and improve the vision of literacy in the classroom, school, and community. This book's six proven strategies will help the reader do the "peoplework" at the heart of successful leadership: Creating and communicating a vision; Modeling that vision; Experimenting with new ideas and taking risks; Nurturing competence, trust, and togetherness; Encouraging the heart; and transforming oneself through reflection and learning. Following the introduction, Four Stories about Learning to Be a Leader, this book is organized into the following eight chapters: (1) Teacher Leadership and Creating New Leaders; (2) Barriers to and Successes of Teacher Leadership; (3) Strategy: Create and Communicate a Vision; (4) Strategy: Be a Model; (5)Strategy: Experiment With New Ideas and Take Risks; (6) Strategy: Nurture Competence, Trust, and Collaboration; (7) Strategy: Encourage the Heart; and (8) Strategy: Transform Yourself Through Reflection and Learning. The book concludes with A Call for Leaders. Source of Ideas about Literacy and Leadership is appended. An index is included.
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Vision, Teacher Leadership, Risk, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Literacy Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Role Models, Reflective Teaching
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