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Here’s what today’s educational leaders need to know, what they should be able to do, and how they should behave in order to lead schools that address the needs of all students.

Practicing the Art of Leadership by Reginald Leon Green presents success-proven practices, processes, and procedures grounded in time-tested theories, current research, and the creative, innovative, real-life experiences of educators in the field who are transforming underperforming schools into thriving educational learning communities. An invaluable guide to what today’s educators need to know, how they need to do it, and the ways they should behave as exemplary leaders, the book takes into account the many changes in the standards, competencies, and accountability movements that have ushered in a new set of demands, requirements, and expectations for today’s educational leaders. Complete coverage of the new topics, methods, and techniques effective educational leaders are using to address these changes appear throughout the text and are aligned with the 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, formerly known as ISLLC Standards. This new edition features opportunities for reflective practice through the use of scenarios depicting actual school issues, occurrences, and the behavior of practicing school leaders to help readers acquire knowledge and skills that can be used to build a solid framework for their own practice. The book’s focus on how to use the new 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders helps educators develop teacher capacity, create professional learning communities, effectively manage organizational resources, construct appropriate organizational policies and systems, lead instructional change, and engage in other deep and meaningful work outside of the classroom and in the community. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments.

 

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Reginald Leon Green is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Memphis. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Memphis, he was on the faculty of educational administration at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Earlier, Dr. Green served at the teacher, principal, deputy superintendent, and superintendent...
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Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Preface   ii

Introduction   viii

Chapter 1    Standards, Competencies, and Accountability Measures   1

Chapter 2    Establishing a Framework for Leadership   64

Chapter 3    Theories and Approaches to School Leadership   126

Chapter 4    Organizational Influences on Leadership   182

Chapter 5    Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness through Communication   257

Chapter 6    Decision Making: Quality and Acceptance   316

Chapter 7    Managing Conflict in Today’s Schools   372

Chapter 8    Instructional Leadership and Change   425

Appendix   463

References   495

Index   522

 

 

 

Contents

Preface   ii

Introduction   viii

    A New Approach to Using Scenarios   xiii

    The Composition of This Text   xiii

    The Scenarios   xiv

    A Structural Framework for Using This Text   xv

    The Theoretical Foundation   xv

    The Professor’s Presentation   xv

    Reading the Scenario   xv

    Small-Group Interaction   xvi

    Moving into Practice   xvi

    Suggested Readings   xvii

 

Chapter 1  Standards, COMPETENCIES, AND ACCOUNTABILITY   1

    The Emergence of Standards for School Leaders   4

    The Use of Standards and the Organizations that Create Them   6

    The Associated Standards   11

    Unpacking the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders   12

    Transforming Standards into Practice   38

    Leadership Behavior in Schools   41

Chapter Summary  43     Moving Into Practice  43    Acquiring an Understanding of Self  43    Deepening Your Understanding  43    Practice for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment  43    Constructed Response  44     Web Sites  45

 

Chapter 2  Establishing a Framework for Leadership   64

   Leadership Defined   65

   Leadership: A Historical Perspective   67

   Contingency and Situational Leadership Theories   90

   Power and Authority   104

   Bridging the Past and the Present   105

   The Scenario   110

       The Consequences of Working in Isolation   110

Chapter Summary  120    Moving Into Practice  122    Acquiring an Understanding of Self  123    Deepening Your Understanding  123    Practice for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment  123    Constructed Response  124    Scenario Analysis  124    Suggested Readings  125    Web Sites  125

 

Chapter 3  Theories and Approaches to School Leadership   126

    The Role and Responsibilities of 21st-Century School Leaders: Learning Leaders   128

    The Four Dimensions of Leadership   131

    Leadership Styles   135

    Leadership Approaches and Practices   139

    Leader for Today’s Schools   150

    The Scenarios   151

        The New Principal at Frost   151

        Changing the Way We Teach Science   163

Chapter Summary  170  •  Moving Into Practice  172  • Acquiring an Understanding of Self  173  •  Deepening Your Understanding  173  •  Practice for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment  173  •  Constructed Response  175  •  Scenario Analysis  175  •  Suggested Readings  176  •  Web Sites  176

 

Chapter 4  Organizational Influences on Leadership   182

    A Definition of an Organization   184

    Schools as Organizations   184

    Theories that Influence Practice   193

    Learning Organizations   209

    The Influence of Perception   215

    Leadership for Today’s Schools   218

    The Scenarios   218

        Understanding and Predicting Individual and Group Behaviors in Schools   219

        Addressing Dysfunctional Thinking   229

        One of the Bus Contracts Has Been Canceled   235

Chapter Summary  241  •  Moving Into Practice  242  •  Acquiring an Understanding of Self  243  •  Deepening Your Understanding  243  •  Practice for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment  244  •  Constructed Response  244  •  Scenario Analysis  245  •  Suggested Readings  245  •  Web Sites  246

 

Chapter 5  Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness Through Communication   257

    The Importance of Effective Communications   258

    The Communications Process   260

    The Flow of Communication in Schools   263

    Reducing Barriers to Effective Communication   269

    Interpersonal Relationships   271

    Communication: The Rise and Fall of School Leaders   282

    Electronic Communications   284

    Leadership for Today’s Schools   288

    The Scenarios   289

        The Tardy Policy Killed Kato   289

        The New Professional Development Plan   298

Chapter Summary  306  •  Moving Into Practice  308  •   Acquiring an Understanding of Self  309  •  Deepening Your Understanding  309  •  Practice for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment  309  •  Constructed Response  310  •  Scenario Analysis  310  •  Suggested Readings  311  •  Web Sites  311

 

Chapter 6  Decision Making: Quality and Acceptance   316

    Defining Decision Making   318

    Approaches to Decision Making   323

    Autocratic and Participatory Decision Making   331

    Group Decision-Making Techniques   337

    Barriers and Traps that Inhibit the Effectiveness of Decisions   343

    The Scenarios   347

        The Requested Change   348

        Retaining the Student Recognition Program   358

Chapter Summary  364  •  Moving Into Practice  365  •  Acquiring an Understanding of Self  366  •  Deepening Your Understanding  367  •  Practice for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment  367  •  Constructed Response  368  •  Scenario Analysis  368  •  Suggested Readings  369  •  Web Sites  369

 

Chapter 7  Managing Conflict in Today’s Schools   372

    A Definition of Conflict   373

    The Nature of Conflict in Schools   374

    Sources of Conflict in Schools   376

    How Individuals Respond to Conflict   380

    Role Conflict   383

    Conflict Management   387

    Leadership for Today’s Schools   395

    The Scenarios   396

        The Disciplinary Plan   396

        I Am Your New Principal   403

        The Assignment of an Assistant Superintendent of Instruction   411

Chapter Summary  419  •  Moving Into Practice  420  •  Acquiring an Understanding of Self  421  •  Deepening Your Understanding  421  •  Practice for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment  421  •  Constructed Response  422  •  Scenario Analysis  423  •  Suggested Readings  423  •  Web Sites  424

 

Chapter 8  Instructional Leadership and Change   425

    Instructional Leadership Defined   426

    The Concept of Instructional Change   428

    Theories and Practices that Inform Change   433

    Implementing and Sustaining the Change Initiative   441

    Addressing the Needs of All Students   445

    Leadership in Today’s Schools   453

    The Scenarios   454

        Just Get Those Test Scores Up   455

        The Strategic Planning Process   468

Chapter Summary  475  •  Moving Into Practice  477  •  Acquiring an Understanding of Self  477  •  Deepening Your Understanding  478  •  Practice for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment  478  •  Constructive Response  479  •  Scenario Analysis  479  •  Suggested Readings  479  •  Web Sites  480

 

Appendix   483

References   495

Index   522