Caring Enough to Lead: How Reflective Practice Leads to Moral Leadership

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Corwin Press, Aug 29, 2007 - Education - 200 pages

Discover the meaning of caring leadership and bring your school to a new level of excellence!

The author examines what it means to be an effective, caring leader who develops meaningful bonds with staff members to establish common core values. This updated edition of a bestseller demonstrates the relationship between caring leadership and moral and ethical choices and expands on the power of caring leadership to transform schools. This revised edition provides veteran and aspiring leaders with:

  • Two new chapters on the art of caring leadership
  • Real-world examples that illustrate what leaders encounter each day
  • Expanded reflective exercises in each chapter

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Chapter 1 Its Better to Know Some of the Questions Than All of the Answers
Chapter 2 Why Am I Going to Visit Bob?
Chapter 3 What Is a Leader?
Chapter 4 Why Should Leaders Care About Caring?
Chapter 5 What Do I Care About?
Chapter 6 What Do I Believe About People?
Chapter 7 Am I Taking Care of My Water Buffalo?
Chapter 8 What Does It Mean to Be a Teacher?
Chapter 14 Honey Do These Pants Make Me Look Fat?
Chapter 15 Can I Care Enough to Do the Little Things?
Chapter 16 Can You Just Call Me Willie Mrs Peterson?
Chapter 17 How Are Schools Transformed?
Chapter 18 Why Do I Choose to Lead?
Chapter 19 What Do Leaders Owe to Those Who Follow?
Chapter 20 Can I Care Enough to Be My Own Best Friend?
Chapter 21 Will That Be a Senior Cup of Coffee?

Chapter 9 Am I Willing to Share Power?
Chapter 10 What Does It Mean to Be Responsible?
Chapter 11 Why Am I Doing This?
Chapter 12 Am I Willing to Jump for the Trapeze?
Chapter 13 Whos the King or Queen of the Jungle?
Chapter 22 Your Leadership Becomes You

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Leonard O. Pellicer is Dean of the School of Education and Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne and Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of South Carolina. He has served in a number of teaching and leadership roles over the past thirty-five years. He served as the first director of the South Carolina Educational Policy Center, at the University of South Carolina, and was also the director of the African American Professors Program, a program designed to address the problem of a shortage of African American professors at predominantly white higher-education institutions. His experiences prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina include service as a high school and middle school teacher, high school assistant principal, high school principal, and director of a teacher education center that provided staff development opportunities for teachers and administrators in five Florida school districts. In 1986 to 1987, he was a Fullbright Scholar in Southeast Asia. During this period, he taught graduate classes at the University of the Philippines and used his expertise in school leadership to assist in developing programs to train school leaders in the region. From 1992 to 195, he spent a good deal of time in the Republic of South Africa as a member of a team that developed a field-based training program for black principals in the "new South Africa." He holds a bachelor's degree in English education and master's and doctoral degrees in educational administration from the University of Florida in Gainesville. For more than twenty-five years, he has written, consulted, and spoken extensively in the areas of school leadership, instructional leadership, and educational programs for disadvantaged students. He has coauthored two other books with Lorin Anderson for Corwin Press, including A Handbook for Teacher Leaders (1995 and Teacher Peer Assistance and Review: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Administrators (2001).

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