Staying on Track: An Educational Leader's Guide to Preventing Derailment and Ensuring Personal and Organizational Success

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Juli 2006



'An exciting guide to help aspiring educational leaders develop' - Terrence E. Deal, Professor of Education, University of Southern California
'Moving, realistic, and candid. Every would-be and present administrator would benefit from reading this book' - Seymour B. Sarason, Author and Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Yale University
'Filled with practical, useful ideas to help you get (and keep!) your career going in the right direction. All school administrators should make this book a part of their personal learning plan. We are using it as a part of our intensive leadership training program' - Richard E. Maxwell, Deputy Executive Director, Buckeye Association of School Administrators
Is your administrative career moving along as you intended? Are you getting closer to your ideal job? This book will help you deal with the pressures, pitfalls, and opportunities that face educational administration leaders. If you are on track, and especially if you're not, Brubaker and Coble will teach you how to identify and prevent "derailment." This second edition is completely updated and two new chapters - "Accountability and High-Stakes Testing" and "The Seasons of an Educational Leader's Career" - address the new political realities of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
Use this guide to assess your chances for derailing. The authors provide precise information for avoiding potential career derailment and direction for continuing your self-development in order to become a more valuable asset to your school district and your board. You'll gain strategies to help start or keep your forward momentum, learn what you may be doing to sabotage prospects for promotion (or retention), and discover how to take steps to remedy the situation.
Become - or remain - an effective, creative school administrator. Help colleagues and staff use their talents to benefit themselves and the organization. This practical, step-by-step guide is designed to help you create an atmosphere in which derailment can be prevented or minimized.
Professors of educational administration and curriculum will find this book a valuable asset for courses that focus on teacher and administrator leadership.
This text serves as an insightful and practical addition to existing supervision and instructional leadership literature by emphasizing the link between leadership and student-centred learning


About the Authors
Prologue: A Cautionary Tale
1. Accountability and High-Stakes Testing
The National Level
The State Level
The School-System Level
The School Level
2. Self-Assessment Checklists
Checklist A
Checklist B
3. What Causes Educational Leaders to Derail?
Causes of Assistant Principal and Principal Derailment
Causes of Superintendent Derailment
4. Antiderailment Strategies
The Recommendations
5. Professional and Personal Plans for Development
What Works and Doesn't Work in Professional Development
Professional Development Recommendations for a School or School System
A Personal Development Plan for Improvement
6. Preparing Teacher Leaders for Tomorrow's Leadership Positions
A Grounding for Teacher Leader Development
The Realities of Context in Which Teachers Lead
The Teacher Leader and the Presentation of Self
The Teacher Leader and Meetings
The Teacher Leader as Networker
7. The Seasons of An Educational Leader's Career
Preparing the Way to Become an Educational Administrator
Entering Educational Administration
Settling In-The Middle Years
The Later Years as an Educational Administrator


Dale L. Brubaker is Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also served on the faculties of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He received his doctorate in foundations of education from Michigan State University. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on education and educational leadership, including CREATIVE CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP (Corwin), STAYING ON TRACK, (Corwin), and CREATIVE SURVIVAL IN EDUCATIONAL BUREAUCRACIES.


"Offers advice in plain terms, checklists of key points to remember and implement, and a season-by-season overview of what to expect in the career of an educational administrator. A helpful and practical-minded guide to being the best administrator one can be."
EAN: 9781412939362
ISBN: 1412939364
Untertitel: Second. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2006
Seitenanzahl: 200 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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