Rethinking Leadership

Rethinking Leadership

The Lifeworld of Leadership by Thomas J. Sergiovanni M ost successful school leaders will tell you that getting the culture right and paying attention to how parents , teachers , and students define and experience meaning are two widely ...

Author: Thomas J. Sergiovanni

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412936993

Category: Education

Page: 200

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"A seminal collection of work from the foremost scholar of educational leadership of the last half century." -Joseph Murphy, Professor Peabody College at Vanderbilt University "A powerful collection of articles by North America's foremost authority on moral leadership. A comprehensive, coherent and definitive treatment of all aspects of moral leadership: What it is, how to develop it, how to lead in the learning community, and about value-added leadership for the future!" -Michael Fullan, Professor of Policy Studies University of Toronto "With Sergiovanni's customary clarity and focus, he reminds us of the vital role that morality, relationships, purpose, and artistic action play in making schools serve kids and community. A great resource for every principal, teacher leader, and system administrator." -Gordon A. Donaldson, Jr., Professor of Education University of Maine "When you open Rethinking Leadership, you will enter a treasure trove of revolutionary ideas that will stir your soul-and change your concept of leadership forever." -Stephen P. Gordon, Professor and Co-Director National Center for School Improvement, Texas State University Explore the moral craft of school leadership! In the second edition of this revolutionary collection, school leaders are introduced to the craft of moral leadership. Thomas J. Sergiovanni, the leading authority on moral leadership, uncovers how successful leadership practices are often based in values and ideas rather than formal processes. Readers will learn an innovative approach to reframing leadership, while discovering how to build effective learning communities. Written by the best of the best, this groundbreaking work truly redefines school leadership!
Categories: Education

The Lifeworld of Leadership

The Lifeworld of Leadership

In this inspiring book, Thomas J. Sergiovanni examines why the "lifeworld" of schools is so vital to school success and shows how local leadership can make the difference in creating healthy, rigorous schools for our children.

Author: Thomas J. Sergiovanni

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015047518488

Category: Education

Page: 248

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"Lead locally" is the fundamental message in this perceptive new book. The author argues that leaders are most effective when their actions reflect their followers' needs and values. He skillfully explains how a school's "lifeworld" powerfully unites its members, insisting that local leadership can prevail against an increasingly common stream of erosive forces and that major changes can be initiated by fostering a school's individual culture.
Categories: Education

Effective Educational Leadership

Effective Educational Leadership

From: T.J. Sergiovanni, The Lifeworld of Leadership: Creating Culture, Community and Personal Meaning in our Schools. San Francisco: Jossey Bass. (2000) Melissa Horner: Leadership Theory, Past, Present and Future.

Author: Nigel Bennett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847871046

Category: Education

Page: 322

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`Keith Grint′s persuasive essay on the art of leadership in Effective Educational Leadership is uncannily accurate′ - Tim Brighouse, Times Educational Supplement `its unique contribution is the exploration of links between leadership discourses and the themes that have emerged from the school effectiveness movements since the 1980s. Riley and MacBeath provide one of the most valuable contributions to the volume by arguing that there are no generic recipes for educational leadership but ingredients which need to be carefully selected with a knowledge of specific contexts and needs. I would use this book with graduate students and practitioners seeking to develop a perspective about contemporary educational leadership. Its greatest contribution is its exploration of the links between effective leadership and effective education. The book also provides optimism in that many of the authors have not capitulated to the reductionist visions of the past two decades. There is still hope that educational theorists and practitioners view the life world as the true source of educational inspiration′ - Journal of Educational Administration `Leadership is the theme of this decade. This series provides an enormously valuable overview of all the critical issues involved in designing leadership as the main strategy for educational reform.... A great and timely collection′- Michael Fullan, Dean, OISE/University of Toronto `This book makes an excellent contribution to the current debate on Educational Leadership. It blends theory with practice and as such provides an important resource for many aspects of leadership development programmes at a variety of levels. Its ability to draw upon international perspectives along with examples beyond conventional educational parameters enhances its quality. The book contains a well documented account of how leadership has been studied which will appeal both to the academic reader, and to the professional provider of CPD in leadership, offering a wealth of information that can be practically adopted and adapted for a range of courses′ - Stephen Merrill, Journal of Inservice Education Educational management and administration studies focus on leadership as a key determinant of effective educational institutions; and currently, much leadership preparation is characterized by a rational skills-focused approach. Placing current thinking in leadership studies in its organizational and historical context, this book explores its implications for leadership preparation, leadership theory in action and examines some of the dilemmas and tensions facing educational leaders in practice. It draws on literature and research from both the private and public sectors. It is deliberately international in its content and focus, and examines a range of practice both within and outside education. Each chapter has a short introduction by the editors setting it in context. This book is for providers and students in higher educational institutions; for postgraduate level courses in educational management; and for leadership development provision for Headteachers induction programmes, NPQH and LPSH. It is also suitable for short courses and for practitioners occupying or aspiring to leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.
Categories: Education

Sculpting New Creativities in Primary Education

Sculpting New Creativities in Primary Education

One way to facilitate this is to creatively involve parents, tea ers and students in what Sergiovanni (2000) calls the 'lifeworld of leadership', whi is concerned with values and beliefs.6 Drawing on Habermas (1987), he adopted two ...

Author: Pam Burnard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000452709

Category: Education

Page: 244

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This book introduces the new term ‘creativities’ with cutting-edge examples of creativities research that has influenced the thinking and work of teachers and school leaders in their practice. Co-edited by one of the leading international experts in creativity and the arts, this book is packed with imaginative ideas and practical classroom suggestions underpinned by theory and research to help teachers become research-informed and research-generating. Sculpting New Creativities in Primary Education will inspire us, invite us to think, and share ways in which research is informing and enabling a role for new and creative practices in primary education. Each chapter is collaboratively written by an academic and a practicing teacher covering areas such as: creative spaces, intercultural and interdisciplinary creativity, art, wellbeing, mathematics, STEM and leadership creativities. It importantly highlights the need to inspire, shape and unfold change-making practices that (re-)invigorate, (re-)empower, and (re-)position primary education practice. Drawing from projects originally conducted both in the UK and beyond, this revolutionary book invites teachers, teaching assistants and school leaders to co-create ways to unlock research together as mutually informative ways of authoring change.
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Beating the Odds Pedagogy Praxis and the Life World of Four African American Men

Beating the Odds  Pedagogy  Praxis and the Life World of Four African American Men

African American Males and Leadership The life-world of the four men during the 1940's and the 1950's included sit-ins, kneel-ins, picket lines, economic boycotts, and elective buying campaigns. A new style of Black leadership was ...

Author: Dr. James Oliver Richardson Jr.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466977488

Category: History

Page: 130

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The purpose of my qualitative research is to reveal how four African- American men overcame inferior education and Jim Crow laws. In the early twentieth century the social and economic conditions of African American men were appalling, yet they refused to accept the notion of inferior beings and second-class citizenship. Phenomenological interviews were conducted. The major conclusions that evolved from the data were that family and church were significantly important to the participants. This is a study about four African American mens pedagogy, praxis and their quest for discovery, self-realization and high expectations. My inquiry is also about their struggles, dreams, failures and disillusionment.
Categories: History

Apocalyptic Leadership in Education

Apocalyptic Leadership in Education

Even texts such as Leadership & Sustainability: System Thinkers in Action (Fullan, 2005) contain no discussion of the natural environment, nor do texts such as The Lifeworld of Leadership (Sergiovanni, 2000) or Ethical Leadership in ...

Author: Vachel W. Miller

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681238364

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Mainstream educational leadership has lost much of its footing as a progressive practice. More managers than wisdom?keepers, educational leaders no longer have authority to critique the toxicities of the present and imagine alternative futures. In public schools and higher education, the neoliberal emphasis on measurable outcomes shrinks the radius of concern for what educational leaders are leading toward. There’s a planet missing in mainstream discourses of sustainability in educational leadership, and this book aims to resituate the work of teaching/leading in the place where we stand. In a period of overlapping social/environmental crises, this book takes inspiration from Robert Jensen’s call for teachers and intellectual leaders to “go apocalyptic”, i.e., to face head?on the calamities that threaten our shared future on Earth. When leadership is situated within an apocalyptic context, we are called to reflect on educational injustice and unsustainability, while envisioning more hopeful futures. The work of apocalyptic leadership, though, isn’t all about future vision; it’s also about attending to what hurts and what heals in the present moment. Intended for aspiring and practicing educational leaders in both K?12 and higher education settings, as well as scholars in the fields of social justice and sustainability, this book begins mapping and traversing the affective, spiritual, pragmatic, and organizational geography of apocalyptic leadership. Such leadership holds dear the radical belief in our shared capacity to work gracefully with the painful awareness that tremendous challenges are inevitable, and yet, we have every opportunity for inching toward a more habitable future.
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Churches Cultures and Leadership

Churches  Cultures  and Leadership

This change creates problematizing, which can give participants access to the usually invisible lifeworld. As this set of actions continues, world concepts are at play. In problematizing some aspects of worship—the music, ...

Author: Mark Lau Branson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9781514002889

Category: Religion

Page: 213

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In a world that is more culturally diverse than ever, pastors and lay leaders need skills and competencies to serve in multicultural contexts. This rich blend of astute analysis and practical guidance offers a praxis of paying attention, study, and discernment that leads to genuine reconciliation and shared life empowered by the gospel.
Categories: Religion

The Effective School Leader s Guide to Management

The Effective School Leader s Guide to Management

We also know that schools that have high academic achievement have instructional leaders as principals. ... Thomas Sergiovanni, in The Lifeworld of Leadership (2000), describes it as “special leadership because they [the schools] are ...

Author: Jane L. Sigford

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452222653

Category: Education

Page: 233

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This essential guide for new and veteran school leaders explores 15 vital topics, strategies, and examples for achieving successful school leadership through effective management.
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The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership

Lifeworld and system : A critique of functionalist reason ( T. McCarthy , Trans . ) . Boston : Beacon Press . Sergiovanni , T. ( 2000 ) . The lifeworld of leadership : Creating culture , community , and personal meaning in our schools .

Author: Fenwick W. English

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761929797

Category: Education

Page: 636

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The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership is a landmark work with contributions from 37 internationally renowned scholars 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 thoroughly covers a broad range of issues pertaining to curriculum leadership, supervision, teacher evaluation, budgeting, planning, school design, and issues facing the principalship and the superintendency in the United States.
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Emotional Dimensions of Educational Administration and Leadership

Emotional Dimensions of Educational Administration and Leadership

The relationships between emotional development in lifeworld and emotional management in the system can be seen to ... educational leaders, began from robust knowledge about emotional competence and maturity gained in the lifeworld but ...

Author: Eugenie A. Samier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135203153

Category: Education

Page: 261

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Emotional Dimensions of Educational Administration and Leadership explores foundational theories for emotional dimensions of educational administration and leadership as they influence our understanding, analysis and practice in the field. It covers a broad range of topics, such as ethics, authority, personality, social justice, gender discrimination, organisational culture, decision-making, accountability and marketisation. The first section, ‘Theoretical Foundations’, includes discussion of the early modern romantic philosophy that produced the heroic notion of leadership, the idealist philosophy of Hegel, existential concerns through Kierkegaard, the contributions of psychoanalysis, and Habermasian critical theory. The second section, ‘Types of Emotional Analysis’, includes examinations of the material culture, emotional economies, the politics of emotion, and the relationship between emotion and rationality. The last section, 'Critical and Contemporary Issues', includes critiques of the fear arising from accountability regimes, the political economy of the market model, a feminist critique of ideologies reflecting emotional investments, narrative expressions for the emotional context of teamwork, the problem of narcissism, and the emotional dimensions of role engagement. This volume explores an area that is only just re-emergent in the last few years. The collection demonstrates the relevance to practical issues and problems internationally, both within the organisational context and extra-organisationally with a focus on the application of emotional factors as they affect our understanding of, and practice in, educational organisations. The emotions of education affect the implementation of political values and culture within organisations.
Categories: Education