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The art of educational leadership : balancing performance and accountability / Fenwick W. English.

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Author/Creator:
English, Fenwick W.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2008
Imprint:
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, c2008.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiv, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-222) and index.
Contents:
  • Preface 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? 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 References 2. Archetypes of Leadership in the Human Experience An Example of a Personal Leadership Journey 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 References 3. Mental Prisms of Leadership Discerning Contemporary Notions of Perception and Truth How Do We Know What We Perceive Is True? Theories of Truth Linguistic Difficulties with 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 Leaning Extensions of the Chapter Writing in Your Personal Reflective Journal A Review of Key Chapter Concepts References 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 A Pragmatic Man of the People Saves the 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 References 5. Leadership as Artful Performance Roles vs. 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 Story Tellers as Leaders Pursuing Learning Extensions of the Chapter Writing in Your Personal Reflective Journal A Review of Key Chapter Concepts References 6. Understanding the Landscape of Educational Leadership Central Tenets of Modernism The Pseudo Scientific Epoch: Educational Leadership and the Long Shadow of "Scientific Management" The Early Scientific Epoch The Behaviorism Epoch The Epoch of Structuralism The Feminist/Critical Theory Epoch The Critical Race Theory Epoch The Queer Theory Epoch The Postmodern Epoch Kitsch Management Texts and Educational Leadership Pursuing Learning Extensions of the Chapter Writing in Your Personal Reflective Journal A Review of Key Chapter Concepts References 7. Balancing Performance and Accountability A Review of the Many Forms of Life Writing Third Person Forms of Life Writing First Person Life Writing Forms 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 References 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 Re-Tracing the Steps in the Developmental Process Step One: Reductionism, Rationality and Core Technologies Step Two: The Erasure of Context So One Size Fits All Step Three: Stifling Research Dissent by the V.C.P (Vicious Circle Principle) The Metaphors of Efficiency in the ISLLC Standards The National Debate on Educational Leadership Preparation Pursuing Learning Extensions of the Chapter Writing in Your Personal Reflective Journal A Review of Key Chapter Concepts References Index About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
This book stresses the human side of leadership as the central feature regarding credibility in the public forums where leadership is really tested. As such, leadership is an art because it involves performance as a form of public theater. No other text on this topic demonstrates so ably how the field has been lopsidedly dominated by science to the detriment of art. Leadership cannot be improved by simply defining it better; it has to be practiced. The real improvement of practice is rooted in the art, i.e., the application. This title features presentation of the idea that leadership is an art, the practice of leadership is not a science but an applied art. Content material is connected to self-discovery and learning how to be critically reflective via journal writing. It explains that connection to films as an excellent method to learn about leading in context. Each chapter has a glossary of critical terms and concepts which help the reader learn and understand important vocabulary.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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ISBN:
9781412957410
1412957419
9780761928119
0761928111

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