A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories
Routledge – 2012 – 218 pages
Educational administrators know that leadership requires hundreds of judgments each day that require a sensitivity and understanding of various leadership strategies. Bridging the gap between the academic and practical world, A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories provides an exploration of ten dominant leadership strategies to give school leaders a solid basis in theory and practical application. Demonstrating the advantages and drawbacks of each theory, readers are encouraged to discover the most appropriate strategy, or combination of strategies, that will best enable their school to achieve positive results.
Each Chapter Includes:
This book is essential reading for aspiring and practicing school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. Providing a focused, up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership, A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories presents all the tools necessary to analyze and implement effective leadership in readers’ own settings.
Chapter 1: Transformational Leadership: The (Un)Disputed Champion of Leadership Strategies
Chapter 2: Instructional Leadership: A Catalyst for the Promotion of Teaching and Learning
Chapter 3: Distributed Leadership: A Humanistic Approach to Shared Governance
Chapter 4: Ethical Leadership: Using Your Moral Compass to Steer the Ship
Chapter 5: Emotional Leadership: Using Your Heart to Lead
Chapter 6: Entrepreneurial Leadership: How Schools Can Learn from Business Leaders
Chapter 7: Strategic Leadership: Those Who Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail
Chapter 8: Sustainable Leadership: The Race Is Won by Those Who Endure
Chapter 9: Invitational Leadership: Developing a School Culture of Trust, Respect, and Hope
Chapter 10: Constructivist Leadership: A Framework for Building Sustainable School Improvement
Matthew Lynch is Assistant Professor of Education at Widener University.