The purpose of this study was to look at mission driven school district leadership in Massachusetts public schools and attempt to identify any relationship, or lack thereof, between district mission statements and student achievement. In this study, 288 Massachusetts public school districts are ranked according to their 2011 high school graduation rate and their 2011 tenth grade Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) results. From the 288 districts, a sample of the top thirty and the bottom thirty were selected. All district wide mission statements were obtained from the websites of the top 30 and bottom 30 school districts with a 100% return rate. The mission statements were then coded using Bebell and Stemler’s 2011 coding rubric. Bebell and Stemler’s coding rubric contains 11 themes with 42 subcategories. This study is unique because it is the first time that mission driven leadership in Massachusetts school districts is being analyzed to see if there is a connection with student achievement. The present study would be of interest to policy makers and practitioners who are interested in mission driven leadership and student achievement.
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This book probes into leadership effectiveness of secondary school principals in both rural and urban settings in Kenya and assess if it is different across gender and rural/urban divides. It posits that culture is important in the way leaders are viewed and attempts to explain who an effective educational leader is in the Kenyan setup. It explores whether leadership effectiveness relates to school organizational climate and job satisfaction of teachers and also what portion of leadership effectiveness explains each of school climate and job satisfaction of teachers. The book shows that indeed leadership effectiveness perception of teachers is explained differently from the usual western way and that it is the primary mover of school climate. The book is highly recommended for lecturers, students and researchers of management of organisations.
The subject of leadership is interesting for many people. Particularly, in nursing educational institution which is continually expanding its capacity for creates future. Research on leadership has progressed from studies of traits of exceptional leaders to studies of leadership behaviors and process. This work highlighted the concept of transformational leadership and it important to nursing education
This new title in the ABC series is written by clinical educators involved in running leadership programmes for doctors and other healthcare professionals, and defines the scope of clinical leadership, emphasising its importance in the clinical context. It develops and explores the key principles of leadership and management, and outlines the main leadership theories that have influenced healthcare practice. Through the use of short illustrative case studies, the book considers the challenges and skills in leading multi-disciplinary health care teams as well as the key factors involved in the leadership and management of change both at an individual and organisational level. It explains the running of departments, units and practices and considers the healthcare system as part of wider social systems and structures. The ABC of Clinical Leadership is written with reference to the Medical Leadership Competency Framework – co-developed by the NHS and all UK Medical Royal Colleges – and considers a systematic approach to leading clinical services, strategic planning, and the management of people and resources. It also covers educational leadership, collaborative working and the importance of leading ethically and with integrity. The book concludes by asking the all important question – does leadership development make a difference?
The newest edition of the bestselling book on educational leadership This expanded and thoroughly updated edition of the popular anthology contains the articles, book excerpts, and seminal reports that define and drive the field of educational leadership today. Filled with critical insights from bestselling authors, education research, and expert practitioners, this comprehensive volume features six primary areas of concern: The Principles of Leadership; Moral and Trustworthy Leadership; Culture and Change; Leadership for Learning; Diversity and Leadership; The Future of Leadership. Offers a practical guide for timeless and current thinking on educational leadership Includes works by Peter Senge and Tom Sergiovanni From Jossey-Bass publishers, a noted leader in the fields of education and leadership This important resource includes relevant and up-to-date articles for leaders today on gender, diversity, global perspectives, standards/testing, e-learning/technology, and community organizing.
Women have been victims of traditions and culture for many centuries. In addition, sex biases have prevented them from fully participating in the fields of leadership and decision-making. There is no exception to the rule when it comes to their participation in Educational Leadership. With this problem in mind, this book assesses the extent of women''s participation in leadership positions, society''s perception towards female leaders, current selection criteria used and identify factors that affect or hinder their participation. Research results reveal that the overall perception of society has changed towards women leaders'' ability, skill and leadership competence, and once appointed, women have proved their competence in the workplace. Furthermore, the book emphasizes remedial solutions to improve women''s involvement and participation in educational leadership.
Are you a leader or a follower? A pastor or a staff member? An employer or an employee? While many churches may attempt to use the latest programs to grow their church, the problem may not be with the programs. The problem may be found at the level of the pastor and the staff. While there may be many different styles of leadership, servant leadership is the leadership that describes Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ invested in the lives of those who were around Him. Can pastors who practice servant leadership style leadership impact staff members? Does the leadership style of the pastor really matter? The author’s research proves that the servant leadership style of the pastor will have a significant impact on the staff of the church.
The study blends the Qatari culture and American programs through the construction of a culturally sensitive model of a doctoral educational leadership program to be utilized in the State of Qatar. The methods of research in this qualitative study consisted of content analysis, survey, and follow-up interviews. Four American doctoral educational leadership programs were examined and analyzed to identify the main aspects of their programs that could be used to inform the construction of the Qatar program. Thirty-nine educators who are working in the educational field in the State of Qatar responded to the survey to provide information about the educational leadership needs in the State of Qatar. The study provides information on the educational history of the State of Qatar, the current educational commitments of the country, Qatari Culture and Education, Educational Leadership in the State of Qatar, A Debate about Effective Educational Leadership Doctoral Programs, NCATE Accreditation, principles of Curriculum Design for an Educational Leadership Program, and a proposal for a Qatari doctoral program in educational leadership and the justification for its components.
Praise for Driven to Lead «A powerful scientific framework, grounded in evolutionary biology, that helps us think about leadership successes and failures throughout history and how we might address humanity's need for better leadership going forward.» —Nitin Nohria, Dean, Harvard Business School «Brilliant insights—straightforward, easy to comprehend, and extremely useful to anyone in business. I predict the four-drives model will replace Maslow's hierarchy of needs as the accepted way of describing human behavior.» —David N. Burt, chairman emeritus, Supply Chain Management Institute, University of San Diego «Paul Lawrence is back! Driven to Lead is the most comprehensive general theory of leadership ever created. By digging deeply into Darwin, Lawrence offers a practical guide for authentic leaders to excel in today's challenging world.» —Bill George, professor of management practice, Harvard Business School, and former chair and CEO, Medtronic «If Darwin had written a book about leadership in the twenty-first century, this would be it.» —Ranjay Gulati, Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School «It's the E = mc2 of human behavior.» —Malcolm DeLeo, Vice President of Innovation, Daymon Worldwide «This book presents a rigorous and novel theory on how evolution and the human brain can produce effective and ineffective leadership. The writing is clear. It is accessible to practitioners as well as to researchers.» —Chris Argyris, professor emeritus, Harvard Business School
In this book Vuyisile Msila covers a number of themes in the area of Educational Leadership and Management. This compelling volume consists of invaluable topics vital for today's educational institutions. The chapters include varied themes and these include African models of leadership, Women Leadership, Teacher Unionism and Management as well as Conflict Management. The chapters reflect that they have been collected by a skilled researcher whose work is relevant to educational institutions around the world today. This book will be an important resource not only for Educational Leadership students but also for teachers and Leadership and Management practitioners.
Streamline your workflow and bring your vision to life The Together Leader is a practical handbook for the busy mission-driven leader. With an emphasis on time management, the book provides all of the tools, templates, and checklists necessary for leaders to stay organized and keep on top their responsibilities. Maia Heyck-Merlin describes step-by-step a set of habits and systems that help leaders to keep everything running smoothly and, most importantly, achieve their mission-driven goals. By learning how to plan for the predictable, leaders can face the unexpected head-on, going off-plan while keeping their eye on the objective. Education leaders will learn how to prioritize quickly and efficiently, and gain access to hands-on tools that take the turbulence out of their days, allowing them to truly become a Together Leader. Mission-driven leaders are often required to multi-task; it's part of the job. This book gives leaders the tools and information they need to streamline their workflow, to take the day one task at a time without sacrificing productivity. The book includes lessons on how to: Prioritize effectively and work efficiently Get organized and stay prepared no matter what Manage time, staff, and resources Develop the habits of an effective leader A leader's time is valuable, as is that of their staff. There's no room for waste. The Together Leader prepares leaders to truly lead their teams, with the tools and strategies that make real, effective mission-driven leadership possible.
There are many studies which describe the qualities of Bhitai as a great poet, Sufi and revolutionary thinker. Now, there is a need to explore new dimensions of his poetry and related to social, economic, educational and cultural aspects. This present study is one of attempts to unpack Bhitai’s metaphors and apply to the educational context of leadership. There are various notions of leadership used through metaphors in Bhitai’s poetry; head teachers and educational leaders of the institutions should be exposed to leadership trainings that help them to unpack new meanings through metaphors. It may help them for capacity building of their teachers and students for overall school improvement. The findings of study recommend teacher training programmes that develop teachers’ leadership skills through connecting contextual metaphoric notions of leadership used in Bhitai’s poetry with current educational discourse. These programmes will help teachers to become good educational leaders and practitioners to enhance student learning outcomes.
This book highlights the factors that contribute to under representation of female teachers in school leadership, and particularly appointment to headship positions. It brings into light the influence of cultural, social, political and educational perceptions of female participation and career progression. The book will be of great value to education managers, administrators in the field of business, and to both male and female teachers. It can also be used as a guide to educational planning by policy makers.