The Art of Educational Leadership
Balancing Performance and Accountability
By (author) Fenwick W. English
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Art of Educational Leadership by Fenwick W. English
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761928119
(232mm x 187mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Fenwick W. English
Sage Guide to Educational Leadership and Management, Hardback (April 2015)
This guide emphasizes the important skills that effective leaders must develop and refine, including communication, developing teams, coaching and motivating, and managing time and priorities, and is brief, simply written and a highly practical overview for students who are new to the field.
Bourdieu for Educators, Paperback (February 2015)
This text brings Bourdieu's corpus into the arena of elementary and secondary educational reform and change, and offers policy, research and practice discussions.
Sage Handbook of Educational Leadership, Hardback (March 2011)» View all books by Fenwick W. English
Fenwick W English and 30 renowned authors offer an unflinching and comprehensive overview of a full range of practical and theoretical issues faced by educational leadership today.
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Author Biography - Fenwick W. English
Fenwick W. English (Ph.D.) is the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position he has held since 2001. As a scholar/practitioner he has held positions as a school principal and superintendent of schools in California and New York and as a department chair, dean, and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at universities in Ohio and Indiana. He is the former President of the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). His research has been reported in national and international academic forums. He edited the 2006 SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, the 2009 SAGE Library of Educational Thought and Practice: Educational Leadership and Administration; and the 2011 SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership (2nd Ed.). In 2013, he received the Living Legend Award from NCPEA for his lifetime contribution to the field of educational leadership.
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