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ERIC Number: ED528490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 208
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-4941-5
Spirituality in Educational Leadership. The Soul of Educational Leadership Series. Volume 4
Houston, Paul D.; Blankstein, Alan M.; Cole, Robert W.
This fourth volume of "The Soul of Educational Leadership" series offers key strategies for identifying the moral and ethical dimensions of school leadership practice. With thought-provoking contributions from top leadership figures like Terrence E. Deal, Dawna Markova, and Scott Thompson, this enlightening resource combines research with innovative ideas for practice and emphasizes: (1) Spirituality within a life-sustaining context; (2) The role of spirituality in empowering leaders as agents for transformative change; and (3) A moral obligation to create safe and supportive learning spaces for students. "Spirituality in Educational Leadership" helps educators align everyday practice with core values in ways that will make a significant difference in their professional and personal lives. Contents of this book include: (1) What's Spirituality Got to Do With It? (Paul D. Houston); (2) The Spiritual Dimension of Leadership (Stephen L. Sokolow and Paul D. Houston); (3) Spiritual Courage: Leading From the Inside Out (Dawna Markova); (4) Appreciative Inquiry: A Strategy for Reshaping Education That Builds on Strengths and Hopes (Bea Mah Holland); (5) Community in School: The Heart of the Matter (Eric Schaps); (6) The Stories of Practicing Superintendents: The Struggle to Make the Right Decisions (Claire Sheff Kohn); (7) Personal Growth in the Workplace: Spiritual Practices You Can Use (Christa Metzger); (8) Spiritually Oriented Leadership in a Secular Age (Chuck Bonner); (9) Spiritual Leadership: The Invisible Revolution (Scott Thompson); and (10) Leadership on a Teeter-Totter: Balancing Rationality and Spirituality (Terrence E. Deal). [For related reports, see "Sustaining Professional Learning Communities. The Soul of Educational Leadership Series. Volume 3" (ED499600).]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators; HOPE Foundation