The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership: Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice

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Fenwick W. English, Gary L. Anderson
SAGE, 2005 - Education - 608 pages
'This is a handbook for masters courses in school leadership; in part a work of reference, it is awesomely comprehensive. It has, however, an important and insistant theme: that every school can be improved, and that leadership - not administration, not even management - is key to such improvement. Effective leadership involves sensitivity to context and to social justice, civic responsibility and democratic accountability, and these essays show how and why' - Michael Duffy, The Times Educational Supplement

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership

is a landmark publication with contributions from 37 internationally renowned academics covering an extensive range of issues confronting the field of educational leadership and administration. The Handbook reviews how leadership was redefined by management and organizational theory in its quest to become scientific, then looks forward to promising theories, concepts, and practices that show potential for development and application.

This Handbook represents the establishment of a new tradition in educational leadership. It covers a broad range of issues pertaining to curriculum leadership, supervision, teacher evaluation, budgeting, planning and school design.

The Handbook consists of the following parts:

* Multiple Lenses of Democratic Leadership explores the intellectual "sweep" of the notion of leadership

* Management, Organization, and Law presents views of leadership that reflect contemporary research regarding the superintendency and principalship, including strains in current school leadership issues

* Educational Politics and Policy presents and analyzes the major international, federal, and state initiatives impacting educational leadership today

* Theories of Leadership and Research Problems and Practices explores the nature of research regarding leadership and the large body of work on management and managerial practices

* The Micropolitics of Educational Leadership highlights the day-to-day operational challenges facing school leaders, such as declining fiscal support, a lack of public confidence, outmoded facilities and technology, the achievement gap, violence, vandalism, and the challenges of dealing with special populations

This Handbook is sure to be a pivotal resource in the restructuring of courses and curricula in departments and schools of education well into the 21st century, as well as a powerful guide to reframing issues of practice in educational settings. Professionals in the field will also find a wealth of information informing practice in the world of education. It is an ideal text for graduate courses, in which students and professors will find cutting-edge research and alternative modes of thinking, offering a perspective unmatched by any other single source.

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Contents

MULTIPLE LENSES OF DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP
1
Shifting the Management Paradigm
34
Seeking a Common Language
47
Collaborative Leadership Community Building
68
MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION AND LAW
85
History Development
109
The Role of Education Law in Leadership Preparation Programs
168
Keeping the Public in Public Schools
216
The Challenge of Our Times
380
THE MICROPOLITICS OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
403
Refocusing the Purposes of Teacher Supervision
430
Issues of Teaching and Learning
483
New Approaches for School Design
506
Unions Collective Bargaining and the Challenges of Leading
538
Finance Planning and Budgeting
550
Author Index
571

Leading the School Through Culturally Responsive Inquiry
269
THEORIES OF LEADERSHIP
333
The Development of Leadership Thought
362

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Fenwick W. English (Ph.D.) is the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position he has held since 2001. As a scholar/practitioner he has held positions as a school principal and superintendent of schools in California and New York and as a department chair, dean, and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at universities in Ohio and Indiana. He is the former President of the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). His research has been reported in national and international academic forums. He edited the 2006 SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, the 2009 SAGE Library of Educational Thought and Practice: Educational Leadership and Administration; and the 2011 SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership (2nd Ed.). In 2013, he received the Living Legend Award from NCPEA for his lifetime contribution to the field of educational leadership.

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