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ERIC Number: ED528485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 200
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-4935-4
Building Sustainable Leadership Capacity. The Soul of Educational Leadership Series. Volume 5
Blankstein, Alan M.; Houston, Paul D.; Cole, Robert W.
Today's rapidly changing schools and educational trends present administrators and school leaders with unique challenges. This fifth volume in the "Soul of Educational Leadership" series offers inspiring articles that examine how to sustain the achievements of school communities while building shared leadership to carry on the work of school improvement, even when facing tight budgets or a change in leadership. Bringing together a powerful group of leading educational thinkers such as Michael Fullan, Dennis Sparks, Linda Lambert, Dean Fink, Alma Harris, and many others, this volume explores a variety of timely topics for reflection, discussion, and practice, including: (1) The characteristics and nature of effective leadership; (2) Sustainable leadership built on shared vision; (3) Improving classroom teaching and student learning; (4) Large-scale reforms that benefit the entire school community; and (5) Recruiting and developing new leaders, and much more! This book is an ideal reference for busy administrators dedicated to continued educational excellence. Contents include: (1) What I Believe About Leadership Development (Dennis Sparks); (2) Reconceptualizing the Road Toward Leadership Capacity (Linda Lambert); (3) The Moral Imperative Revisited: Achieving Large-Scale Reform (Michael Fullan); (4) Leadership for Mortals: Developing and Sustaining Leaders of Learning (Dean Fink); (5) Liberating Leadership Potential: Designing for Leadership Growth (Louise Stoll and David Jackson); (6) Against the Odds: Successful Leadership in Challenging Schools (Alma Harris); (7) Developing Leaders of Learners (Robert W. Katulak); (8) Building Leadership Capacity for School-Based Social-Emotional Learning (SEL): The Trajectory of Young Leaders (Maurice J. Elias); and (9) Developing and Sustaining Leadership Capacity (Nancy Shin Pascal). An index is included. [For the preceding volume, see "Spirituality in Educational Leadership. The Soul of Educational Leadership Series. Volume 4" (ED528490).]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators; HOPE Foundation