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Leading adult learning : supporting adult development in our schools

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. ; [Oxford, Ohio] : Corwin : NSDC, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This learning-oriented model of school leadership details four Pillar Practices for helping adults grow throughout their careers: teaming, providing leadership roles, collegial inquiry, and mentoring.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Drago-Severson
ISBN: 9781412950718 1412950716 9781412950725 1412950724
OCLC Number: 757353647
Description: xix, 344 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPart 1. Foundations1. A New Model of Leadership for Adult Growth and Learning In This Chapter Meeting Adaptive Challenges The Need for a New Model of Leadership Supporting Learning Across the System Re-envisioning Staff Development The Research Informing This Book A New Learning-Oriented Model of School Leadership Organization of the Book Summary and Conclusion Reflective Questions2. How Constructive-Developmental Theory Informs the Pillar Practices Why Constructive-Developmental Theory? Informational Learning vs Transformational Learning Constructive-Developmental Theory: An Introduction Why Ways of Knowing Matter When Supporting Adult Growth Shaping School Cultures: Noble Expectations and Hidden Developmental Demands The Holding Environment and Why It Matters in Schools The Learning-Oriented Leadership Model Chapter Summary Frequently Asked Questions Application Exercise Reflective QuestionsPart 2. Pillar Practices for Growth3. Teaming: Growth Opportunities for Individuals, Organizations, and Systems About Effective Teaming and Its Value Key Elements of Successful Teaming The Team as a Source of Individual Growth and Development Why and How School Leaders Employ Teaming Team Structures That Nurture Adult Development Implementing Teaming: Lessons From the Field Chapter Summary Frequently Asked Questions Application Exercise Reflective Questions4. Providing Leadership Roles: Learning and Growing From Leading Together About Providing Leadership Roles Developmental Benefits of Providing Leadership Roles Examples of School Leaders? Use of Providing Leadership Roles Cases and Lessons From the Field Chapter Summary Reflective Questions5. Collegial Inquiry: Engaging in Shared Dialogue and Reflection on Practice Collegial Inquiry: A Kind of Reflective Practice Collaborative Cultures How Collegial Inquiry Attends to Developmental Diversity Why and How School Leaders Employ Collegial Inquiry Practices School Leaders Use to Initiate Collegial Inquiry Case Study: One Principal?s ?Rare and Unique Opportunity? to Engage in Reflective Practice Over Time Convenings: Personal Case-Based Discussions That Support Collegial Inquiry Chapter Summary Application Exercises Reflective Questions6. Mentoring: Building Meaningful and Growth-Enhancing Relationships About Effective Mentoring and Its Value Mentoring and Developmental Diversity Implications: How Our Way of Knowing Influences the Way We Mentor Why and How School Leaders Employ Mentoring An Example of a Mentoring Program: Lessons From the Field A Protocol for Mentoring Relationships That Nurture Adult Development Chapter Summary Application Exercise Reflective Questions7. Implementing the Pillar Practices: Cases From the Field Case 1: Mentoring Principals and Assistant Principals Case 2: Coaching School Leaders Case 3: Leading Teachers by Listening Case 4: Supporting Adult Development Through Schoolwide Transformation Case 5: The Pillar Practices, Hawaiian Style Chapter Summary Application Exercise Reflective Questions8. The School as Learning Center: Stepping Forward With Hope Meeting Adaptive Challenges by Building Developmental Capacity The Promise of Building Schools as Learning Centers Implications of the New Learning-Oriented Leadership Model Attending to and Valuing Adults? Ways of Knowing Putting the New Learning-Oriented Model Into Practice Stepping Forward On the Gift of GivingResearch AppendixGlossaryEndnotesReferencesIndex
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