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ERIC Number: ED491946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun-28
Pages: 162
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6288-4
Leadership Mentoring: Maintaining School Improvement in Turbulent Times
Gross, Steven Jay
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Today, school systems face the challenge of developing the next generation of school leaders. This means more than simply hiring promising new leaders--it requires developing an effective mentoring program. True leadership mentoring must be carefully crafted with highly educated mentors and prepared proteges. But what are the elements of a quality leadership-mentoring program? This book answers six fundamental questions that school systems interested in creating a leadership-mentoring program should consider: (1) How might a district interested in leadership-mentoring organize their work? (2) What background is available in current literature on leadership-mentoring? How might the literature serve as an effective basis for program development? (3) What theoretical framework can planners use to organize their program so that it will have unity and best respond to the hardest questions facing building leaders? (4) What example of leadership-mentoring, which uses this theoretical framework, can be studied so that we can understand the emerging model in a naturalistic setting? (5) What are the qualities of a fully-developed model for leadership-mentoring? and (6) How might such a program be implemented and connected to larger district priorities? "Leadership Mentoring" also shows readers how to use new concepts such as Multiple Ethical Paradigms and Turbulence Theory to help new leaders respond to the ethical dilemmas that are a part of their new assignments. Chockful with answers to crucial questions about leadership-mentoring, school districts will finally be able to face the task of developing new leaders with greater confidence. This book is organized into the following topics: (1) A District Confronts a Dilemma; (2) Mentoring Educational Leaders-- The Big Picture; (3) Mentoring, Ethical Decision Making, and Turbulence Theory: Keys to the Model of Leadership Mentoring; (4) The Design Team Faces a New Hurdle: Time to Keep It Real; (5) The Design Team Builds a Model of Leadership Mentoring; and (6) Implementation of the Leadership Mentoring Program. The book concludes with the design team's closing meeting. [This book was co-published with The American Association of School Administrators.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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