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.
What's in a name? Does it really matter if you are called Montague or Capulet? When Romeo, son of Lord and Lady Montague, falls in love with the most beautiful girl he's ever seen, he finds out that it does matter. It makes all the difference in the world, because both families hate each other bitterly.
Historically education has been driven from behind - the history, and above - the educational institution. Traditions and adherence requirements have led to inflexible models of school leadership that are focused on administration and rife with educational politics. In contrast, today's theological landscape needs institutions with a grassroots-driven educational system, looking to a future that is biblically and theologically grounded. This publication, an English translation from the original German focuses on the leadership and curriculum development required for such a paradigm shift. Ott comprehensively assesses trends in current theological education across the world with detailed reference to wider trends in global tertiary education. Written primarily for those in leadership roles at theological schools and training institutions, this handbook is an essential resource for equipping the next generation of leaders in theological education.
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.
This dissertation addresses the negative way that blacks are viewed in mainstream society and how that image affects black educational leaders. This research posits that such racism and discrimination has affected the way blacks have formed their identities, specifically with regard to education. In this multiple-participant case study, black principals were interviewed to determine the ways in which they perceived their racial, cultural, personal, and professional identities to affect their leadership of schools. Findings stated that race heavily affected all areas of participants'' identities. Suggestions from this study included the inclusion of culture and race-specific coursework in educational leadership programs and institutionalized support groups for principals of color. Methodological limitations, theoretical considerations, and implications for future research practice, and policy were also discussed.
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
Leadership and management of educational institutions in Kenya presents many challenges leading to low performance levels. This manual offers innovative approaches to improving the leadership and management of these institutions. It has templates for target setting as well as established theory in the areas of team building, emotional intelligence, leadership and results based management. The additional inspirational speeches are intended to act as motivational devices for those using this manual for institutional improvement.This manual is also intended for use as a tool for training administators of educational institutions in aspects of Leadership and organizational management. It will also serve as a useful reference material for managers across the board.
Education for sustainability and educational leadership are the two faces to my research. Although there are differences between the concepts of environmental education and education for sustainability they are often confused. Environmental education deals with awareness raising and encouraging behaviour change to support environmental management and conservation. On the other hand, education for sustainability recognises the transformative role of education, while implicitly referring to intergenerational equity, ecological sustainability and the fair distribution of resources. Leadership is also a term fraught with confusion and misinterpretation. Two common perspectives are definitions of leadership as a matter of influence and of leadership as a skill. Sustainable leadership represents a shift to capture and merge contemporary leadership theory with the international pressure for sustainability through education. Four key concepts; understanding sustainability, imagining the future, building relationships and taking action are identified as essential for embedding education for sustainability in this educational setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The perennial leadership challenges of leading through change and utilising new information technology (IT) within the public sector, inspired this book. Reported is a leadership study of the Australian Public Service (APS) which captures the reality of the demands made on public service managers and their capacity to manage change especially when driven by effectively adopting new information technology (IT). The study emphasises that managers can be developed to be effective leaders, sensitively balancing their vision of the future with the dynamics of the demands they face. The inquiry contrasts manager''s attitudes, values and behaviours against organisational circumstances in determining the effect of context on managerial action. Insights as to the leadership practice within the APS can be used as lessons of leadership development within public services. All those who have an interest in leadership will find this book useful and informative.