Distributed leadership matters : perspectives, practicalities, and potential
- Harris, Alma, 1958- author.
- Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, 
- Physical description
- xx, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
LB2831.6 .H368 2014
- Unknown LB2831.6 .H368 2014
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-158) and index.
- Preface Introduction 1. Leading Educational Change and Improvement What Does Educational Change for Improvement Require? 2. Leading System Reform What Are the Challenges of Reform at Scale? 3. Future Leaders Why Distributed Leadership Is Needed More Than Ever in a Changing World 4. Distributed Leadership: The Facts What We Know About Distributed Leadership and Improved Outcomes and Performance 5. Distributed Leadership: The Dark Side How Distributed Leadership Can be Misused, Misrepresented, and Misconstrued 6. Distributed Leadership: Building Social Capital How Distributed Leadership, in the Form of Professional Collaboration, Contributes to Building Social Capital for Organizational Improvement 7. Distributed Leadership: Professional Learning Communities How Distributed Leadership, in the Form of Powerful Collaborative Teams, Contributes to Organizational Improvement 8. Distributed Leadership: Professional Learning with Impact Leading Effective and Disciplined Professional Collaboration References Appendix Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Distributed leadership--engaging the many rather than the few in school improvement--has long been a promising theory. But it must be implemented effectively before educators and students can reap the rewards, including improved learner outcomes and stronger organizational performance. Distributed Leadership Matters offers pragmatic approaches for realizing these benefits. First, Alma Harris shows why harnessing educators' collective expertise is an improvement strategy worth adopting. Then she details the collaborative processes that make it happen. Insights include: * How to translate the research on distributed leadership into tangible results for schools * Methods for building the social capital necessary for sustainable institutional change * How to distribute leadership widely and wisely through professional collaboration This book is the educator's guide to improving the learning outcomes of young people, whatever their context and whatever it takes, supporting teachers to be the very best they can be and ensuring that collaborative learning with impact is achievable and sustainable.
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- Publication date
- Alma Harris.