Closing the Leadership Gap: How District and University Partnerships Shape Effective School Leaders
"Makes a distinct contribution to the field and will be a very useful resource for universities and school districts."
"Will improve the training and practice of future school administrators and the learning of students across the country."
Blend theory with real-world practices to develop and sustain effective leadership!
University preparation programs for educational leaders are continually criticized for lack of connectedness to the real world, while school and district leaders face mounting pressure to adopt the latest research-based best practices. Closing the Leadership Gap demonstrates what happens when universities and districts work together to shape and support superior leadership that harnesses the qualities of excellence in both practice and research. The authors, experts in school-university partnerships for leadership development, help close the gap between academic training and day-to-day issues with a program that incorporates collaborative partnerships between university faculty and inservice administrators.
Filled with lessons learned, school leader voices, and reflections throughout, this book illustrates how to cultivate and sustain ethical, effective leadership. Readers will find:
This resource is ideal for staff developers, leadership coaches, university preparation programs, and prospective or practicing administrators committed to a strong leadership preparation curriculum that inspires leaders to remain in education and have a lasting, positive impact upon student achievement.
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Chapter 1 A Change in the Way We Think about Leadership
Chapter 2 Using Successful Leadership Practice to Inform Theory
Chapter 3 Using Leadership Theory to Inform Practice
Chapter 4 Collaborative Partnerships for Preparing Leaders
Chapter 5 Redesigning the Curriculum to Match the New Realities
Chapter 6 Developing Ethical Leaders
An Example of a Partnership Academy for Leaders
G Leadership Academy Application
J Mentoring Guidelines
L Required Activities
N Leadership Academy Interview Rubric
A ISLLC Standards Summary and Sample
B McRELs 21 Responsibilities of School Leaders
C Matrix Combining ISLLC Standards and McRELs 21 Responsibilities
D Matrix Combining ISLLC Standards and NPBEA 21 Competencies
E ImportanceUrgency Organizer
F Planning Framework by ISLLC Standard