Linking Leadership to Student Learning Linking Leadership to Student Learning clearly shows howschool leadership improves student achievement. The book is basedon an ambitious five-year study on educational leadership that wassponsored by The Wallace Foundation. The authors studied 43districts, across 9 states and 180 elementary, middle, andsecondary schools. In this book, Kenneth Leithwood, Karen SeashoreLouis, and their colleagues report on what they found. Theyexamined leadership at each organizational level in the schoolsystem—classroom, school, district, community, and state.Their comprehensive approach to investigating school leadershipoffers a balanced understanding of how the structures within whichleaders operate shape what they do. The results within will havesignificant implications for future policy and practice. Praise for Linking Leadership to Student Learning "Kenneth Leithwood and Karen Seashore Louis offer a seminal newcontribution to the leadership field. They provide a rich andauthoritative evidence base that demonstrates clearly just whyschool leadership is so important and how it promotes successfulstudent learning."—Pamela Sammons, Ph.D., Professor ofEducation, Department of Education, University of Oxford,Oxford "This ambitious, groundbreaking, and thought provoking treatmentof the link between school leadership and student learning is atestament to the outstanding work of these exemplary scholars. Thisis a 'must read' for academics and practitionersalike."—Martha McCarthy, President's Professor, LoyolaMarymount University, and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, IndianaUniversity "The question is no longer whether school and district leader'simpact student learning, but rather how they do it. The authorsprovide a convincing answer, one that recognizes the crucialinteraction between leader and locality."—Daniel L. Duke,Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Virginia
This book discusses the links between the basis of motivational, leadership and curricular constructs with regards to 21st century and net-generation learning. It brings together recent developments in motivation, educational leadership and curriculum design in order to offer a better understanding of what is already known and what is yet to be explored in these fields. It consists of a collection of findings on recent educational developments, including topics such as motivating the 21st century learner, leadership practices and influences, curriculum design and models, novel learning environments and 21st century learners and their needs.
Effective school leadership can have a transformative impact on the lives of students. Written by one of the foremost scholars in the field. This book draws lessons from one of the most successful long-term educational leadership studies ever conducted to provide actionable advice and specific strategies. Learn how to: Understand the evidence base to design effective leadership development programs and initiatives Support instructional leaders in leading collaborative inquiry approaches to classroom pedagogy to help teachers convey complex ideas to students Establish Principal Learning Teams to help guide school-wide and districtwide decision-making
While considerable evidence indicates that school leaders are able to make important contributions to the success of their students, much less is known about how such contributions are made. This book provides a comprehensive account of research aimed at filling this gap in our knowledge, along with guidelines about how school leaders might use this knowledge for their own school improvement work. Leadership practices known to be effective for improving student success are outlined in the first section of the book while the remaining sections identify four “paths” along which the influence of those practices “flow” to exercise an influence on student success. Each of the Rational, Emotional, Organizational and Family paths are populated by conditions or variables known to have relatively direct effects on student success and also open to influence by effective leadership practices. While the Four Path framework narrows the attention of school leaders to a still-considerable number conditions known to contribute to student success, it leaves school leaders the autonomy to select, for improvement efforts, the sub-set of conditions that make the most sense in their own local circumstances. The approach to leadership described in this book provides evidence-based guidance on what to lead and flexibility on how to lead for purposes of improving student learning.
This research-based study helps administrators create a school environment that responds to teacher emotions and results in higher teacher retention, instructional effectiveness, and student achievement.
School improvement that lasts: find out how with this masterful guide! New case studies and field-tested tools and techniques uncover indispensible insights in the powerful third edition of this bestseller. Discover why more than 350,000 educators have used this book to create schools that sustain success for every student. Build high-performing leadership teams across schools and districts through: Engagement strategies and capacity-building questions to help staff and students target meaningful goals New real-world examples to help stakeholders maintain collaborative cultures in the face of new teacher evaluations and merit pay, RTI and Common Core mandates, and diverse settings New tools, forms, and video segments on a companion website
This well-researched resource draws on the collaborative work between researchers and school practitioners to offer teaching strategies that promote deep understanding and higher-order thinking in students.
Published in association with The Online Learning Consortium. Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. This important volume: • Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles • Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide • Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings • Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy This volume launches the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. All of the contributors have held leadership roles in national and international distance education organizations. Five of the contributors have been recognized as Sloan Consortium Fellows in 2010 and they have all collaborated with the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.
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.