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Learning Leadership

Learning Leadership
The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader

by James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-05-02
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1119144280
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge and over a dozen award winning leadership books, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner have written a new book that examines a fundamental question: How do people learn leadership? How do they learn to become leaders? Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader (ISBN: 978-1-119-14428-1; Wiley; May 2016) is a comprehensive guide to unleashing the inner-leader in us all and to building a solid foundation for a lifetime of leadership growth and mastery. The book offers a concrete framework to help individuals of all levels, functions, and backgrounds take charge of their own leadership development and become the best leaders they can be. Arguing that all individuals are born with the capacity to lead, Kouzes and Posner provide readers with a practical series of actions and specific coaching tips for harnessing that capacity and creating a context in which they can excel., Supported by over 30 years of research, from over seventy countries, and with examples from real-world leaders, Learning Leadership is a clarion call to unleash the leadership potential that is already present in today’s society. According to Kouzes and Posner, “Leadership makes a significant difference in levels of engagement and commitment and is perhaps the most important asset in every organization, yet recent research points to a shortage of leaders. It is a serious global concern. The world needs more exemplary leaders in order to promote high-performing workplaces and inspire feelings of greater self-worth and meaningfulness. The shortage, however, is not because of the lack of potential talent. The people are out there, the eagerness is out there, and the capability is out there. The shortage results from prevailing myths—myths about talent, strengths, position, self-reliance, and effort—that inhibit the vast majority of leaders from shining and organizations from realizing the full benefits of the talent they already have.” Learning Leadership provides readers with evidence-based strategies to ignite the habit of continuous improvement and the mindset of becoming the best leaders they can be. Emerging leaders, as well as leadership developers, internal and external coaches and trainers, and other human resource professionals will learn from first-hand stories and practical examples so that they can deeply understand and apply the fundamental for becoming the best leaders they can be. Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader is divided into digestible bite-sized chapters that encourage daily actions to becoming a better leader. Key takeaways from the book include: Believe in Yourself. Believing in oneself is the essential first step in developing leadership competencies. The best leaders are learners, and they can’t achieve mastery until and unless they truly decide that inside them there is a person who can make and difference and learn to be a better leader than they are right now. Aspire to Excel. To become an exemplary leader, people have to determine what they care most about and why they want to lead. Leaders with values-based motivations are the most likely to excel. They also must have a clear image of the kind of leader they want to be in the future—and the legacy they want to leave for others. Challenge Yourself. Challenging oneself is critical to learning leadership. Leaders have to seek new experiences and test themselves. There will be inevitable setbacks and failures along the way that require curiosity, grit, courage, and resilience in order to persist in learning and becoming the best. Engage Support. One can’t lead alone, and one can’t learn alone.It is essential to get support and coaching on the path to achieving excellence. Whether it’s family, managers at work, or professional coaches, leaders need the advice, feedback, care, and support of others. Practice Deliberately. No one gets better at anything without continuous practice. Exemplary leaders spend more time practicing than ordinary leaders. Simply being in the role of a leader is insufficient. To achieve mastery, leaders must set improvement goals, participate in designed learning experiences, ask for feedback, and get coaching. They also put in the time every day and make learning leadership a daily habit. Kouzes and Posner offer unrivaled insights into what it means to become an exemplary leader in today’s world with their original research and over 30 years of experience studying the practices of extraordinary leadership. They show that anyone can become a better leader if they believe in themselves, aspire to excel, challenge themselves, to grow, engage the support of others, and practice deliberately. Learning Leadership challenges readers to do the meaningful and disciplined work necessary to becoming the best they can, using a new mindset and toolkit that can make extraordinary things happen. It’s not the once-in-a-while transformational acts that demonstrate leadership. It’s the little things that one does day in and day out that pave the path to greatness.

A Journey of Epiphanies: Learning Leadership

A Journey of Epiphanies: Learning Leadership
A Book

by Terry R. Vergon

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2013-05-16
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0989465306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What enables a prisoner to lead a nation, an attorney or minister to inspire widespread social change, or a geek to become the CEO of a powerful corporation? People enter into leadership in any number of ways – some by excelling at their craft and others quite by accident. Some go on to become great leaders and others do not. What is the mysterious alchemy that can lead a person to greatness, and can we identify and prepare someone for leadership? A Journey of Epiphanies: Learning Leadership explores the specific path that all great leaders take. It is a path of shared realizations – epiphanies – that enables people to become inspirational leaders. As such, pursuing leadership is a matter of choice. Not reserved just for the elite or chosen few. This book is for anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a leader and for those who are looking for a leader. A Journey of Epiphanies: Learning Leadership examines all the aspects of leadership and shows how to make the journey. Reflecting upon the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Colin Powell, Steve Jobs, and many others, what emerges is a practical guide to leadership that virtually anyone can use. Having studied leadership and been in leadership roles for more than 25 years, Terry R. Vergon thoughtfully explains how to progress through each epiphany and the effect each has on our behavior. Then he looks at how each epiphany ripples through organizations and groups of people to inspire them to achieve amazing goals. Written to encourage people to pursue their dreams of leadership, Vergon also hopes to change what we look for in leaders and how we develop and mentor them.

Leadership through Battles: Learning Leadership and Management through the Greatest Battles in History

Leadership through Battles: Learning Leadership and Management through the Greatest Battles in History
A Book

by Mohammad Nozari

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2015-03-27
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1483427366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether you manage or lead a startup, small company, or a large and established firm, you probably don’t have time to wade through dozens of books to determine what history’s greatest battles can teach you about running a business. Even if you had the time, you don’t need to, because this guidebook to leadership does it for you. It’s a short but precise narrative highlighting lessons from war, including how to: implement ideas and plans amid confusion; expand business into a new market or geographic area; prepare employees for tumultuous change; weaken and conquer adversaries. The guidebook highlights some of history’s best and worst battlefield generals, including Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, William the Duke of Normandy, Napoleon, George Washington, Col. George Armstrong Custer and many others. Their tactics reveal hundreds of memorable insights that will help you do what the great leaders did and avoid what doomed others.

Leadership for Learning

Leadership for Learning
International Perspectives

by Anonim

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9087903901
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The impact of globalization is being felt in numerous spheres of educational policy and practice, in rapid growth of information and communication technologies, in economic transformation, and international market competition, all of which conspire to create new demands and place new pressures on school leadership.

Connecting Leadership and Learning

Connecting Leadership and Learning
Principles for Practice

by John MacBeath,Neil Dempster

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-07-25
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1134054505
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leading schools is becoming almost daily a more complex and demanding job. Connecting Leadership and Learning reassesses the purpose of schools, the nature of learning and the qualities of leadership that make schools authentic places of learning. Starting with a review of what we can claim to know – and not know – about learning, leadership and their inter-relationship, this book explores what it means to lead schools that place learning at the centre. Drawing on research from seven different country projects - including the United States, Australia and five European countries – the authors offer five key principles for practice: a focus of learning an environment for learning a learning dialogue shared leadership accountability; internal and external. These key principles have been tested by teachers, senior leaders and school students and found to be applicable across cultural and linguistic boundaries. The challenges faced by in inner city schools, whether in London or New Jersey, prove a stern test for the five principles yet, as these schools testify, they bring a new sense of hope and resolve that learning is for everyone. Based on rigorous research yet thoroughly grounded in practice, this book aims to challenge the reader with big ideas about learning and leadership, and to break new ground in thinking about where leadership and learning meet so that practitioners can see how it works in school and classroom practice. It should be of interest to all school leaders and those aspiring to the role.

Learning for Leadership

Learning for Leadership
Building a School of Professional Practice

by Michelle Anderson,Christine Cawsey

  • Publisher : Aust Council for Ed Research
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 0864316313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Learning for Leadership is about how school principals can initiate and maintain programs and practices to develop the leadership potential of teachers in their school. It explains the theory behind the concept of educational leadership and then, in a series of 'lessons, ' it tells the story of a school much admired for its leadership development. Together, the research and the case study present a strong argument for the introduction of similar programs in schools throughout the world

The Leader's Handbook

The Leader's Handbook
Learning Leadership Skills by Facilitating Fun, Games, Play, and Positive Interaction

by Bill Michaelis,John M. O'Connell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013-07-01
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781939476012
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Leader's Handbook (Second Edition) updates the previous edition's references and resources and adds many new ones, and triples the number of photographs. This book is based on over 35 years of practical experience, and very few, if any, leadership books have this depth of leadership analysis. It is geared toward training, group management, and youth development, and will demonstrate how to effectively work with and lead games and play activities. Topics include basic concepts, enthusiasm, safety, presentation, maintaining the flow of play, closing a game session, game theory, leader roles, managing a large event, positive discipline, situational leadership, and transition activities. A variety of resources including books, magazines, equipment, and organizations are also provided. Focusing on more than just theory, The Leader's Handbook a practical guide that shows leaders how to create fun with real people in real situations.

Learning-Focused Leadership in Action

Learning-Focused Leadership in Action
Improving Instruction in Schools and Districts

by Michael S. Knapp,Meredith I. Honig,Margaret L. Plecki,Bradley S. Portin,Michael A. Copland

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-03-21
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 1134748396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In an educational context where school and district performance is of increasing focus, it’s essential for leaders at all levels of the educational system to focus on improving student performance. This volume zeros in on a promising set of strategies and practices for all leaders to motivate, support, and sustain learning in contemporary schools. Learning-Focused Leadership in Action explores what it means for educational leadership to be "learning-focused," what this looks like in practice at both the school and district level, and how such leadership changes can be set in motion. Drawing on extensive case study research in schools and districts that are making progress on learning improvement, this volume explores how leaders at all levels of the educational system can productively seek to improve the quality of learning opportunities and student performance, no matter how challenging the circumstances.

Linking Leadership to Student Learning

Linking Leadership to Student Learning
A Book

by Kenneth Leithwood,Karen Seashore-Louis

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-12-06
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0470623314
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Linking Leadership to Student Learning Linking Leadership to Student Learning clearly shows how school leadership improves student achievement. The book is based on an ambitious five-year study on educational leadership that was sponsored by The Wallace Foundation. The authors studied 43 districts, across 9 states and 180 elementary, middle, and secondary schools. In this book, Kenneth Leithwood, Karen Seashore Louis, and their colleagues report on what they found. They examined leadership at each organizational level in the school system—classroom, school, district, community, and state. Their comprehensive approach to investigating school leadership offers a balanced understanding of how the structures within which leaders operate shape what they do. The results within will have significant implications for future policy and practice. Praise for Linking Leadership to Student Learning "Kenneth Leithwood and Karen Seashore Louis offer a seminal new contribution to the leadership field. They provide a rich and authoritative evidence base that demonstrates clearly just why school leadership is so important and how it promotes successful student learning." —PAMELA SAMMONS, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford, Oxford "This ambitious, groundbreaking, and thought provoking treatment of the link between school leadership and student learning is a testament to the outstanding work of these exemplary scholars. This is a 'must read' for academics and practitioners alike." —MARTHA McCARTHY, President's Professor, Loyola Marymount University, and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Indiana University "The question is no longer whether school and district leader's impact student learning, but rather how they do it. The authors provide a convincing answer, one that recognizes the crucial interaction between leader and locality." —DANIEL L. DUKE, Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Virginia

Developing Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning

Developing Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning
New Directions for Student Leadership, Number 152

by Kathy L. Guthrie,Tamara Bertrand Jones,Laura Osteen

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-12-07
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1119336287
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The notion of culturally relevant leadership learning builds upon the ideas of developing leader identity and leadership capacity of diverse students. Focusing on four areas of leadership learning: education, training, development, and engagement, this volume presents a model of culturally relevant leadership learning in order to develop all student leaders. It proposes infusing the leadership development process with an understanding of how systemic oppression influences educational contexts and with an engagement in and across cultural differences. Our contexts and differences influence knowledge of self, others, cultural contexts and systems, and ultimately students’ knowledge and enactment of leadership.To this end, culturally relevant leadership development programs equip all students with the knowledge and skills to navigate diverse settings and lead culturally diverse groups and teams. Transforming the framework for how leadership programs are designed will result in contextually relevant leadership development programs and an increase in the breadth and depth of a diverse leadership cadre for our society. The Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.

Leadership Development through Service-Learning

Leadership Development through Service-Learning
New Directions for Student Leadership, Number 150

by Wendy Wagner,Jennifer M. Pigza

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-05-12
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1119289491
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explore service learning scholarship, and important elements of program design that achieves both leadership learning and community impact. This volume provides an overview of the most up-to-date thinking on leadership development through service-learning, including: the leadership competencies linked to service-learning experiences, the processes of ethical engagement in community partnerships, approaches for fostering more critical student reflection, and applied examples, including an in-depth case study of a leadership course series, a wealth of service programs led by students, a mentoring model linking college student service with youth leadership development, and a youth leadership program with a national scope. The Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.

Learning Group Leadership

Learning Group Leadership
An Experiential Approach

by Jeffrey A. Kottler,Matt Englar-Carlson

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2009-02-19
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN : 1412953707
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“The writing is both highly personable and also very specific about techniques and attitudes students may take on as they experiment with membership leadership. I think my students will like it and will use it to engage even more fully with the experiential group. It most certainly fills a niche that needed filling.” —Adam L. Hill, Sonoma State University Now Accompanied by a DVD! Focusing on how to conduct and lead groups in a variety of therapeutic settings, Learning Group Leadership: An Experiential Approach, Second Edition covers theory, process, leadership, techniques, ethics, special populations, and challenges as they relate to group work. The Second Edition introduces important conceptual and practical information and then uses exercises, field study assignments, and personal application questions to help students apply concepts to their work and lives. The Second Edition now includes “student voices” throughout each chapter to provide descriptions of actual experiences. Key Features: Takes an experiential approach, helping readers understand how the concepts they learn in class can be applied to their own work in conducting groups Offers a conversational, practical, and realistic writing style Includes relevant examples drawn from the authors’ more than 25 years of teaching and leading experience Is accompanied by a new DVD, bound in the back of the book, which contains scripted sessions corresponding with every chapter The password-protected instructor’s site is available with test questions at http://www.sagepub.com/kottler2einstr/main.htm. Learning Group Leadership: An Experiential Approach, Second Edition is ideal for use in introductory courses in Group Therapy or Group Work in the disciplines of counseling, human services, psychology and social work.

Teacher Learning and Leadership

Teacher Learning and Leadership
Of, By, and For Teachers

by Ann Lieberman,Carol Campbell,Anna Yashkina

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-08-25
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1317376110
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teacher Learning and Leadership asserts that teachers should be put at the center of creating, developing, organizing, implementing, and sharing their own ideas for school change rather than being passive recipients of knowledge from the outside. It argues that there is tremendous potential for the good of students and the professionalization of teaching, when teachers work collaboratively to develop their own and their colleagues’ professional knowledge and practices and are supported by school and system leaders, unions and government. The book draws on the groundbreaking work of the Teacher Learning and Leadership Program in Ontario and uses an in-depth case study to illustrate its points. It demonstrates how professional development built around collaboration, teacher leadership, curriculum development, technology and pedagogy can be organized in a way that redistributes control and responsibility to teachers, thereby instilling a genuine sense of pride and accomplishment in their work. This book is a sincere outreach from the authors who advocate for the professional development of, by and for teachers as individuals and, importantly, as a collective profession. The authors argue that projects like the TLLP (a joint initiative between the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation) can radically, and positively, transform teachers’ knowledge, skills and practices. The book provides an important model for school change led by teachers, rather than experts, in partnership with school and system leaders and is a fascinating read for all those concerned with teaching, teacher development and educational change.

Leadership for 21st Century Learning

Leadership for 21st Century Learning
Global Perspectives from International Experts

by Colin Latchem,Donald E. Hanna

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-11-05
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1135376743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The challenge of managing education effectively is formidable. Written by two education managers, this text explores the issues associated with good leadership in educational and training institutions. It is based on their own work and on a series of detailed interviews with eminent leaders.

Educational Leadership, Organizational Learning, and the Ideas of Karl Weick

Educational Leadership, Organizational Learning, and the Ideas of Karl Weick
Perspectives on Theory and Practice

by Bob L. Johnson Jr.,Sharon D. Kruse

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-01-15
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 1351626280
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Grounded in the theory of sociologist Karl Weick, this edited volume explores key concepts of educational leadership and organizational learning. Chapter authors analyze and reflect on the implications of Weick’s thinking on leadership preparation and development. Providing a thorough understanding of the influence of his ideas in education, this volume unpacks the ways in which Weick’s ideas influence and shape organizational learning and educational leadership and policy today.

Leadership in English Language Teaching and Learning

Leadership in English Language Teaching and Learning
A Book

by Christine Anne Coombe,Neil J. Anderson,Lauren Stephenson

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press ELT
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leadership skills are indispensable in language teaching and learning, and the effectiveness of these skills directly affect the quality of language education, the soundness of a program, and the satisfaction level of both teachers and students in the language classrooms and beyond. Part 1 of this collection provides the theoretical underpinnings of leadership development. Part 2 focuses on leadership skills and strategies on the topics of interpersonal communication, personal organization skills, and program organization skills. Part 3 discusses ELT leadership issues in U.S. public schools. The contributors to this volume include leaders who have contributed to the TESOL profession in various capacities. Their collective expertise makes this volume an excellent resource for teachers and program directors.

The Right to Lead

The Right to Lead
Learning Leadership Through Character and Courage

by John C. Maxwell

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2010-05
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9781404189423
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents key principles, stories, and reflections on preparing a leader's mind and heart to lead both themselves and others.

Learning Leadership in a Changing World

Learning Leadership in a Changing World
Virtue and Effective Leadership in the 21st Century

by M. McCloskey

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-12-10
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 1137476370
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Learning Leadership in a Changing World provides direction and support in the form of the 4R Model of Leadership—a theoretically sound, conceptually straightforward, and educationally powerful framework.

Educational Leadership for Organisational Learning and Improved Student Outcomes

Educational Leadership for Organisational Learning and Improved Student Outcomes
A Book

by William Mulford,Halia Silins,Kenneth A. Leithwood

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2005-10-14
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781402037610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The change in paradigm in our field is away from the great man or woman theory of leadership and the teacher in his or her own classroom to the development of learning communities which value differences and support critical reflection and encourage members to question, challenge, and debate teaching and learning issues. How to achieve such learning communities is far from clear, but we believe the areas of problem-based learning (PBL) and organizational learning (OL) offer valuable clues. The indications are that the successful educational restructuring agenda depends on teams of leaders, whole staffs and school personnel, working together (i.e., OL) linking evidence and practice in genuine collaboration (i.e., PBL). The book is unique in that it is both about and uses these two concepts. The book is made up of four sections: 1.An introductory rational in which the case for using only quality evidence in school reform efforts is argued. Results from a quality research project are then presented. These results are organised around six questions: how is the concept of OL defined in schools ('teacher voice')? what leadership practices promote OL in schools ('teacher voice')? what are some outcomes of schooling other than academic achievement ('pupil voice')? what are the relationships between the non-academic and academic outcomes of schooling? does school leadership and/or organisational learning contribute to student outcomes? And, what other factors contribute to student outcomes? The section concludes with a plea that given the accumulation and consistent quality of the evidence from across systems and countries, we no longer need to involve ourselves with just impressions of effective leadership. We have a way forward that links leadership to organisational learning and improved student outcomes. 2.Advice for using the book. The reasons for the choice of problem-based learning as the vehicle for the professional development materials that form the major part of this book are detailed. Suggestions are then made for use of the book, including a one-day and two- day workshop, and advice on group development and warm-up activities for such group development before moving to the problem-based learning package in Section 3; 3.A problem based-learning, evidence informed, professional development package for aspiring and actual school leaders based on real schools and their leaders. 4.A challenge. The final section provides refined versions of the diagnostic instruments used in the research and challenges readers to use them in their own schools. The book concludes with the references used and a list of other readings.

Leadership and Learning

Leadership and Learning
A Book

by Jan Robertson,Helen Timperley

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2011-03-14
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 1849201730
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bringing together internationally recognised scholars this book focuses on the relationship between leadership and learning for the education community. It draws together a wealth of knowledge and research in the field across a variety of contexts, such as system leadership, professional learning communities and leading different cultures. Themes covered include: - exploring models for leadership and improvement - challenges in developing learning-focused leadership - broadening ideas of learning and knowledge work. This book will be of interest to educational leaders at all levels and in all sectors, as well as consultants, academics and those who wish to extend their knowledge in educational leadership whether engaging in further academic study or in reflective practice around the ideas presented. This book is essential for anyone taking advanced programmes in educational leadership and management.