ERIC Number: ED499600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec-31
Sustaining Professional Learning Communities. The Soul of Educational Leadership Series
Blankstein, Alan M., Ed.; Houston, Paul D., Ed.; Cole, Robert W., Ed.
The third volume of "The Soul of Educational Leadership" series offers key concepts and strategies for sustaining the critically important work of professional learning communities. With contributions from Shirley Hord, Maurice Elias, Karen Seashore Louis, Andy Hargreaves, and other nationally known educators, this essential reading for all school leaders articulates a commitment to nurturing learning communities and includes discussions on: (1) Leadership teams and a collaborative culture; (2) The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; (3) Multiple approaches for supporting social-emotional learning in schools; and (4) Leadership, moral choices, and real-world realities. Contents include Acknowledgments, About the Editors, About the Contributors; an Introduction, and the following nine chapters:(1) "Communities Committed to Learning": A Case Story of Building Sustainable Success (Nancy Shin Pascal and Alan M. Blankstein); (2) Making the Promise a Reality (Shirley M. Hord and Stephanie A. Hirsh); (3) Creating and Sustaining Professional Communities (Karen Seashore Louis); (4) From Model Implementation to Sustainability: A Multisite Study of Pathways to Excellence in Social-Emotional Learning and Related School Programs (Maurice J. Elias); (5) A Leadership Team Approach to Sustaining Social and Emotional Learning (James B. Vetter); (6) Pursuit of Sustainability (Larry Leverett); (7) Using National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as a Framework for Learning Communities (Joseph Aguerrebere); (8) Compelled to Create Collaborative Learning Communities (Deborah L. Wortham); and (9) Leading Professional Learning Communities: Moral Choices Amid Murky Realities (Andy Hargreaves). An index is included.
Descriptors: National Standards, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Socialization, School Culture, Educational Environment, School Administration, Professional Development, Program Implementation, Teamwork, Moral Values, Emotional Development, Leadership Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Principles
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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