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The art of educational leadership : balancing performance and accountability

Author: Fenwick W English
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, ©2008.
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Focuses on the human side of leadership as the central feature regarding credibility in the public forums where leadership is really tested. This title demonstrates how the field has been lopsidedly  Read more...

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English, Fenwick W.
Art of educational leadership.
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, ©2008
(OCoLC)756722876
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fenwick W English
ISBN: 9781412957410 1412957419 9780761928119 0761928111
OCLC Number: 123029638
Description: xiv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
How to use this book --
1. The leadership challenge --
Leaders and leadership are universal in the human experience --
Pursuing graduate study to become the "complete leader" --
Leadership is an art because it involves a purposive construction of self --
The importance of individual agency --
Leadership is an acquired set of habits and skills --
Why academic study? --
Is there a difference between leadership and management? --
g The basis of authority --
The use of power and sanctions --
Follower relations and interactions --
Role legitimacy and relationships --
Creativity --
The necessary alliance : leadership and management --
Pursuing learning extensions of the chapter --
Writing in your personal reflective journal --
A review of key chapter concepts --
ch. 2. Archetypes of leadership in the human experience --
An example of a personal leadership journey : the story of Miyamoto Musashi --
The origins of leadership --
Leadership is universal --
but leaders are contextual and culturally specific actors --
The American monomyth in action --
Gender barriers in mythos and religion --
Pursuing learning extensions of the chapter --
Writing in your personal reflective journal --
A review of key chapter concepts. 3. Mental prisms of leadership --
Discerning contemporary notions of perception and truth --
Perception and truth are linguistically and culturally defined --
Perception and truth are relational and circular --
Perception and truth are theory embedded --
Perception and truth may be false --
Perception and truth produce a situated "reality" --
How do we know what we perceive is true? --
Theories of truth --
Linguistic difficulties with theories of truth --
Pragmatist theories of truth --
Coherence theories of truth --
Redundancy theories of truth --
The uses of truth in science --
Pursuing "truth" in educational leadership --
Tracing the influence of Herbert Simon and the doctrine of efficiency --
A final commentary about theories of truth --
Pursuing learning extensions of the chapter --
Writing in your personal reflective journal --
A review of key chapter concepts --
4. Individual human agency and principles of action --
The apex of decision making : the oracle of Delphi --
The Gardner cognitive model of leadership --
There's no getting around who the leader is and what is important --
The antipodes of moral discourse --
A man of unbending principle changes the center of gravity of a nation --
The creation of a moral compass --
A moral compass in contentious times : the case of Ted Bell --
The case of the wounded leader --
Pursuing learning extensions of the chapter --
Writing in your personal reflective journal --
A review of key chapter concepts. 5. Leadership as artful performance --
Roles versus traits : popular misconceptions of leadership --
Determining role legitimacy as the basis of performance --
Is leadership acting? --
Real-life drama in Chicago : a portrait of power undone --
How followers look to school leaders for what they need --
A portrait of two types of storytellers as leaders --
Pursuing learning extensions of the chapter --
Writing in your personal reflective journal --
A review of key chapter concepts --
6. Understanding the landscape of educational leadership --
Central tenets of modernism --
The pseudoscientific epoch : educational leadership and the long shadow of "Scientific management" --
The early scientific epoch --
The behaviorism epoch --
The feminist/critical theory epoch --
The queer theory epoch --
The postmodern epoch --
Kisch management texts and educational leadership --
Pursuing learning extensions of the chapter --
Writing in your personal reflective journal --
A review of key chapter concepts. 7. Balancing performance and accountability --
A review of the many forms of life writing --
Third person forms of life writing --
Biography --
Psychobiography --
Prosopography --
Portraits, portrayals, and profiles --
Obituaries --
First person forms of life writing --
Autobiography --
Autobiographical extensions --
Life stories, memoirs, diaries, letters, and journals --
Gauging the possibilities of life writing to understand leadership --
Confronting the myopia of "the field" --
Servant leadership : the mind and the heart as one --
Pursuing learning extensions of the chapter --
Writing in your personal reflective journal --
A review of key chapter concepts --
8. Artful performance and national standards --
The National Leadership Standards --
Foucault's concept of apparatus --
Problems with the knowledge base : producing an unequivocal platform for the normalizing gaze and the policing function --
Retracing the steps in the developmental process --
Step 1 : Reductionism, rationality, and core technologies --
Step 2 : The erasure of context so one size fits all --
Step 3 : Stifling research dissent by the vicious circle principle (V.C.P) --
The metaphors of efficiency in the ISLLC standards --
The national debate on educational leadership preparation. Cell A --
the "pipeline" scenario : not "enough" quality leaders for the schools --
Cell B --
the "real world" scenario : universities are too removed from reality to prepare educational leaders well --
Cell C --
some schools are "broken" scenario : leaders need incentives/competition to "fix" them --
Cell D --
the social justice scenario : leadership is a distributed function --
Pursuing learning extensions of the chapter --
Writing in your personal reflective journal --
A review of key chapter concepts --
References --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Fenwick W. English.
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