2nd ed. - Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin ; [Arlington, Va.] : American Association of School Administrators ; [Salt Lake City, Utah] : Institute for Collaborative Leadership, c2009.
xxiii, 129 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Previous ed.: 2002.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-124) and index.
Foreword to the Second Edition Preface and Overview Who Is This Book For? Building Relationships for Children A Note to Grantmakers A Note on Writing a Book A Quick Guide for the Reader Dear Reader ! Acknowledgments About the Author 1. An Invitation to Collaborative Leadership Cutting Stone Working Definitions 2. Collaborative Leadership: A Continuing Mandate In Our DNA The Importance of Powerlessness The Position of Mission The Monitor's Dim Glow 3. Collaborative Leadership: If We Do It Right Leveraging Leadership Beyond Toolboxes Collaboration and Competition Collaboration and Creativity Pushing String: Authenticity and Intentionality So, Who Is a Collaborative Leader? 4. The Nature of Collaboration Individual and Representational Participation Types and Tones of Collaboration Veracity and Tenacity A Final Note 5. Most of Us Begin by Missing the Point: Why Education Democracy's Midwife Supporting Education's Civic Purpose More Than Memory Banks Content and Collaboration Answering the Call for Public Collaborations 6. The 4th R Looking at Teachers as Collaborative Leaders Teaching Collaboration for Teaching's Public Purpose The Easy Case for Principals and Superintendents as Collaborative Leaders A Final Thought Schools and Colleges of Education 7. Constructing Models The How It's All in Your Head! Constellations-of-Relationships: Thinking Through Relationships Collaboration's Life Cycle Overview Phase 1: Why Collaborate? Phase 2: Outcomes? Decision Makers? Phase 3: Research: Knowledge, Policy, Politics Phase 4: Stakeholders? Phase 5: Frame and Recruit Phase 6: Leaders, Structure, Roles, and Rules Phase 7: Develop an Action Plan Phase 8: Begin With Successes Phase 9: Build Bonds Between Partners Phase 10: Celebrate Successes Phase 11: Assess, Adjust, and Reinforce Bonds Phase 12: Goal-Centered Accountability Phase 13: Scaffold the Change Phase 14: Revisit and Renew Mission Final Note 8. The Dimensions of Collaborative Leadership Of Sums and Parts The Value of Clusters The Personal Dimensions of Collaborative Leadership The Management Dimensions of Collaborative Leadership 9. Nine Nuggets A Practitioner's Postscript Nine Principles of Effective Collaborative Leadership Resource A: Planning and Assessment: An Intentional Q&A Resource B: A New Conceptual Framework: A Tool for Teachers, Curriculum Developers, and Researchers Resource C: "Schools of Collaborative Excellence": A Model for School-Based Leaders References Index.
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'Hank Rubin translates complex, contextually driven processes into digestible bites. The text is compelling, refreshing, and a joy to read' - Chris Ferguson, Program Associate Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. 'Rubin's book provides an eloquent and practical articulation of collaborative leadership and its potential to improve the partnership of communities and public schools' - Wendy Caszatt-Allen, Teacher and Author, Mid-Prairie Middle School, Kalona, IA. Written to inspire and support educators in becoming transformative, collaborative leaders, this updated edition of a best-selling resource demonstrates how educators can use collaboration skills to help shape school culture and build and maintain strong schoolwide relationships that contribute meaningfully to students' learning. Visionary Hank Rubin provides a broad overview of collaboration in education and lays the foundation for working with colleagues, establishing strong partnerships, and cooperating with students to achieve goals. Updated with the latest research and filled with practical examples, this resource examines 14 phases of collaboration and helps educators: understand the knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics necessary to foster successful collaboration; nurture relationships between students and the institutions and individuals associated with learning; build collaborative community relationships that support an instructional agenda; and, incorporate the study of collaboration and related reflective activities into leadership practice. By applying these vital principles of collaboration to their work, educators will discover what a school of collaborative excellence is capable of achieving. (source: Nielsen Book Data)