ERIC Number: ED509059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: N/A
The Learning Leader: How to Focus School Improvement for Better Results
Reeves, Douglas B.
Drawing from research studies and observations from successful schools, this book debunks many common myths about school leadership and offers more reliable leadership guideposts to steer by: (1) Why focusing on results only can lead to misperceptions about your school's true performance; (2) How to use a Leadership for Learning Framework to relate leadership actions to school success; (3) Which "sacred" education practices may need to be sacrificed for improvement to occur; and (4) How to use leadership maps to chart the effectiveness of improvement efforts and plan next steps. Leadership tips crammed throughout the book include seven leadership dimensions that are essential to successful organizations; five criteria of schools that improve achievement and close equity gaps; and six common routines that need to be "weeded" from schools in order for learning to flourish.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Misconceptions, Guides, Influences, Educational Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Change Strategies, Equal Education, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Administrator Role
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ASCD
IES Cited: ED556130