A New Agenda for Research in Educational Leadership

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William A. Firestone, Carolyn Riehl
Teachers College Press, 2005 - Education - 243 pages
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This book, the product of the task force on research co-sponsored by the American Educational Research Association Division A and the University Council on Educational Administration, sets an ambitious agenda for research in educational leadership. Prominent scholars in the field review current knowledge about leadership, frame new questions to generate important research in the field, and direct researchers and policymakers to rethink how educational administration, leadership, and policy should be understood. Covering a broad range of topics, from accountability systems and school?community relationships to the education of students from diverse backgrounds, the authors submit current research to critical scrutiny in order to develop frameworks for new research that can have a significant impact on policy and practice.
 

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Contents

What Can Researchers on Educational Leadership Learn
28
How Can Educational Leaders Support and Promote
46
How Can School Leaders Incorporate Communities
61
How Do Leaders Interpret Conflicting Accountabilities
81
How Does Leadership Promote Successful Teaching
101
Social Justice and Democratic Community in Schools?
119
What Do We Know About Developing School Leaders?
138
What Research Methods Should Be Used to Study
156
Conclusion
171
References
185
About the Editors and the Contributors
221
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Page 206 - HM (2002). Exploring new approaches to teacher leadership for school improvement. In J. Murphy (Ed.), The educational leadership challenge: Redefining leadership for the 21st century (pp.

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About the author (2005)

William A. Firestone is professor of Educational Policy and Leadership at Rutgers University. Carolyn Riehl is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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