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Expert School Leader: Accelerating Accountability

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November 2006

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

In The Expert School Leader, the authors detail a new approach to identifying, analyzing, acquiring, and using specific competencies that are needed for effective and accountable school leadership. The investigations reported in this book identify ways in which leaders can improve their performance and, thus, help to meet the challenge of maintaining safety and rule enforcement.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 School Leaders Need Special Lenses Chapter 3 Demands For School Accountability Chapter 4 Challenges Leaders Face Chapter 5 Special Competencies Leaders Need Part 6 Interviewing Specialists Chapter 7 Airline Captain Navigates toward a Predetermined Destination Chapter 8 Traffic Police Officer Maintains Safety and Enforces the Law Chapter 9 Crop Grower Maximizes Yield per Unit of Cost Chapter 10 Automobile Service Advisor Solves Problems Chapter 11 Chief Financial Officer Assumes Fiduciary Responsibility Chapter 12 Hospital Chaplain Provides Emotional Comfort Chapter 13 Courtroom Judge Manages and Adjudicates Conflicts Chapter 14 Choral Conductor Makes Beneficial Uses of Performances Part 15 Surveying School Leaders Chapter 16 Specialists Recommend Special Competencies Chapter 17 A Method to Examine the Validity of the Recommendations Chapter 18 School Leaders React to the Recommendations Part 19 Lessons How to Improve School-Leadership Accountability Chapter 20 What the Data Imply Chapter 21 When, Where, and How to Acquire and Use the Special Competencies

Portrait

Naftaly S. Glasman has served on the faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara for almost forty years. He has published extensively in the areas of educational leadership, politics, and evaluation. During the 1980s, he served as the dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Lynette D. Glasman has taught at various institutions of higher education and served as an evaluation consultant and researcher. She has published in the areas of cognitive development, bilingual education, and evaluation.

Pressestimmen

This unique book uses a creative approach to formulate recommendations regarding competencies school leaders need in an era of accountability. Particularly innovative is the use of interviews with exemplars from other fields that represent various aspects of a school leader's role...Not only do the authors present pertinent recommendations for specific competencies school leaders should acquire, but also they confirm the relevance and feasibility of their recommendations with school practitioners...Finally, the authors skillfully portray that you cannot be an effective school leader without accountability and that there cannot be accountability without evaluation. -- Martha McCarthy, Chancellor's Professor, Indiana University The Glasmans provide us with a delightful set of lenses to understand the complexity of the work of school leaders?and a vivid portrait of the competencies needed to assume the mantle of leadership... -- Joseph Murphy, professor of education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at the Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, and p These days it would be easy to believe that school accountability concerns nothing more than student test scores. This wonderful book explains what accountability really means in teaching and other professions, describing vividly the ways in which professionals act on their commitments to support the well-being of their clients and society. Teachers, school leaders, policy makers, and concerned citizens should all read this book and think about what we really need and want our schools to do ... and how we can support educational accountability that, first and foremost, helps children learn. -- Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommon Professor, School of Education, Stanford University I found the book's approach to be thought provoking and a good basis for reform of our professional development for teachers and administrators. School Administrator Lynette and Naftely Glasman detail a new approach to identifying, analyzing, acquiring and using specific competencies that are needed for effective and accountable school leadership. Districtadministration.Com, February 2008 The authors, Naftaly & Lynne Glasman, have written the book that we've all been waiting for. It treats, head on, the critical issue of school accountability: who's responsible in education for whom, where, and to what ends, both personal and public. We are all the wiser and stronger from this analysis. We see, as we're told, that accountability is affected by both substance and image, based on major competencies. We are all better off-yes, stronger-for having experienced this amazing book. Being wiser and more accountable can only benefit our schools, their staff, and most importantly, our children. -- Bruce S. Cooper, Ph.D., chair and professor, Division of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy, Fordham University Graduate School of Educa The Glasmans provide us with a delightful set of lenses to understand the complexity of the work of school leaders-and a vivid portrait of the competencies needed to assume the mantle of leadership. -- Joseph Murphy, professor of education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at the Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, and p An interesting perspective on one of the more critical topics facing today's school leaders. Recommended. CHOICE, July 2008
EAN: 9781578865260
ISBN: 1578865263
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD EDUC
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: 180 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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