A Commonsense Approach to Educational Leadership by Robert PalestiniA Commonsense Approach to Educational Leadership by Robert Palestini

A Commonsense Approach to Educational Leadership

byRobert Palestini

Paperback | June 21, 2012

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Leaders and aspiring leaders are constantly searching for role models who are successful in placing leadership theory into effective practice. This book identifies ten such role models whose heroic leadership behavior is analyzed in order to reveal what particular abilities and skills made them successful and how those attributes can be applied to one's own leadership practice, whether that be as a classroom teacher, a principal, or a superintendent of schools.
Robert Palestini is dean emeritus and professor of educational leadership at Saint Joseph's University (SJU) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also the founding executive director of the Educational Leadership Institute and Center for Catholic Urban Education at SJU. In addition, with almost fifty years in the field of education,...
Title:A Commonsense Approach to Educational LeadershipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9 × 5.99 × 0.46 inPublished:June 21, 2012Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610487486

ISBN - 13:9781610487481

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Table of Contents

1 Contemporary Leadership Theory 2 Leading with Heart 3 Noah Webster 4 Horace Mann 5 Booker T. Washington 6 Charles William Eliot 7 Marie Montessori 8 Robert Hutchins 9 John Dewey10 Paulo Freire11Theodore Hesburgh12 Marcus Foster13 Leadership Lessons LearnedAppendix: DiagnosticsReferencesAbout the Author

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Dr. Robert Palestini's A Common sense Approach to Educational Leadership explores the need for leaders to develop a leadership framework on both practical and theoretical levels. By examining the leadership behavior of ten legendary educational leaders, one can easily trace the success or failure of the leader in relation to whether he or she adhered to Bolman and Deal's Four Frames of Leadership, as well as Palestini's moral frame. This is both fascinating and reflective reading for today's leaders, as well as a springboard for discussion in leadership groups.