A Commonsense Approach to Educational Leadership

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R&L Education, Jun 21, 2012 - Education - 150 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP THEORY
1
Chapter 02 LEADING WITH HEART
15
Chapter 03 NOAH WEBSTER
37
Chapter 04 HORACE MANN
49
Chapter 05 BOOKER T WASHINGTON
59
Chapter 06 CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT
71
Chapter 07 MARIA MONTESSORI
77
Chapter 08 ROBERT HUTCHINS
87
Chapter 10 PAULO FREIRE
109
Chapter 11 REVEREND THEODORE HESBURGH
117
Chapter 12 MARCUS FOSTER
129
Chapter 13 LEADERSHIP LESSONS LEARNED
141
CONCLUSION
151
DIAGNOSTICS
153
REFERENCES
165
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
167

Chapter 09 JOHN DEWEY
99

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About the author (2012)

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, he has been a science teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools.

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