ERIC Number: ED495527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-10
Facilitator's Guide to The Moral Imperative of School Leadership
The author provides staff developers and educational leaders with tools needed to facilitate a workshop or study group, designed around his book. It gives chapter-by chapter activities focused on moral purpose and why it plays such a critical role in changing the context of school leadership. This guide explores in depth: (1) "Changing the context" of the principalship; (2) Current barriers to effective school leadership; (3) The moral imperative at the school level; (4) The moral imperative within the system; and (5) How individuals and the system can transform school leadership to a powerful new force. Highlights for the facilitator include: (1) Chapter summaries; (2) Discussion questions; (3) Journal writing exercises; (4) Applications to daily practice; (5) Sample workshop agendas; (6) Timed activities; (7) Suggestions for working with both small and large group sizes; (8) A professional development planning matrix; and (9) Workshop evaluation forms. The book helps school leaders through dialogue, reflection and application of the author's work in a number of settings and group sizes. Now others can be helped to begin changing the context in their schools and districts! Following an introduction, Chapter-By Chapter Study Guide for The Moral Imperative of School Leadership (Michael Fullan) and a preface, this book contains five chapters: (1) Changing the Context; (2) Barriers to School Leadership; (3) The Moral Imperative at the School Level; (4) Making a Difference Beyond the School; and (5) How to Get There: The Individual and the System. This book concludes with sample Half-Day, One-Day, & Two-Day Workshop Agendas and two additional resources.
Descriptors: Principals, Writing Exercises, Workshops, Study Guides, Journal Writing, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Leadership, Context Effect, Moral Issues, Professional Development, Study, Group Discussion, Staff Development
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Administrators; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: (Ontario).; Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.