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ERIC Number: ED495578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-23
Pages: 200
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7619-3983-2
Building Effective Learning Communities: Strategies for Leadership, Learning, & Collaboration
Sullivan, Susan; Glanz, Jeffrey
Corwin Press
Today's school leaders face a difficult reality: the pressure to meet national standards often eclipses the pursuit of additional academic goals. This groundbreaking text seeks to remedy this conflict by enabling practicing and prospective school leaders to build collaborative, constructive environments that not only help schools achieve national standards, but also help the school community realize high academic standards. The authors put forth a conceptual framework centered on modeling reflective practice. This framework and the authors' suggested strategies and techniques provide school leaders with: (1) approaches that can be employed at all educational levels; (2) materials that educate leaders about themselves; (3) tactics for building a reflective learning community; and (4) suggestions for promoting individual and group development. This book will help the reader discover the techniques that foster collaborative learning communities in which all members of the school community advance high academic standards. This book contains the following two parts and eight chapters. Part I: Preparing for Leadership: Focusing on the Personal, with: (1) Reaching Our Common Goal: High Achievement for All Children; (2) Leadership and Self-Knowledge; (3) Let Us Learn; and (4) Developing a Personal Vision Statement for Building and Sustaining Leadership. Part II: Building a Learning Community and a Community of Learners: Strategies and Techniques, contains the final chapters: (5) Bridging the Personal and the Interpersonal; (6) Getting Started: Setting the Tone; (7) Getting There; and (8) Pulling It Together.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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