Leading for Powerful Learning: A Guide for Instructional Leaders

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Teachers College Press, 2012 - Education - 153 pages
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Supporting teacher learning is a complicated and challenging task. This much-awaited book offers a practical, research-based framework for thinking about instructional leadership, along with the necessary resources and tools for improving practice. The authors identify specific structures, formats, and strategies that an instructional leader can use to support new and veteran principals and teacher leaders. They then discuss ways to think about which structures are most appropriate for particular settings, offering suggestions on the most effective way to work with these structures. This unique book combines theory with best practices to create a vision of how 21st-century instructional leaders can improve education for all students.
 

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Contents

Ch 1 Why Leadership for Adult Learning is Crucial
1
Ch 2 Instrumental Learning in Schools
14
Ch 3 Socializing Learning in Schools
29
Ch 4 SelfAuthoring Learning in Schools
52
Ch 5 How Leaders Facilitate for Learning
75
Ch 6 How Leaders Design for Learning
93
Appendix A
123
Appendix B
125
Appendix C
127
Appendix D
129
Appendix E
131
Appendix F
133
References
137
Index
145
About the Authors
154
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Angela Breidensteinis an associate professor in the Department of Education at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Kevin Faheyis the coordinator of programs in educational Leadership at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetss. Carl Glickmanis president of the Institute for Schools, Education, and Democracy and professor emeritus of education at the University of Georgia. Frances Hensleyis a founding member and director of the School Reform Initiative where she supports the learning of educators.

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