The Lifeworld of Leadership
Creating Culture, Community, and Personal Meaning in Our Schools
By (author) Thomas J. Sergiovanni
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Lifeworld of Leadership by Thomas J. Sergiovanni
Book Description"Sergiovanni's book gives life and meaning to the words 'lifeworld' and 'systemsworld'--bringing a new and insightful perspective to the discourse on school reform--and challenges school leaders to gain a more holistic view of students and interaction in the teaching-learning process."--Gerald N. Tirozzi, executive director, The National Association of Secondary School Principals "Once again, Sergiovanni has used his remarkable and unique insight to bring clarity to a major challenge of current leadership--the use of standards. He has managed to contextualize the issue of standards, through looking at the 'lifeworld' of schools, in a way no one else has. This is a fresh and thought-provoking take on a subject school leaders must understand."--Paul D. Houston, executive director, American Association of School Administrators This inspiring book calls for leaders who act according to the unique culture, values, and needs of their schools. Tom Sergiovanni examines why this "lifeworld" is so vital to school success and shows how local leadership can make the difference in creating healthy, rigorous schools. He explores the crucial link between school character and school improvement. By building institutional character at the local level, principals, superintendents, and policymakers can not only protect the lifeworld of their schools but also craft an educational system based on layered loyalties and shared accountability.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780787972776
(227mm x 154mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas J. Sergiovanni
Rethinking Leadership, Paperback (September 2006)
In this updated collection of revolutionary articles, Sergiovanni encourages school leaders to discover the craft of moral leadership, practice effective instructional leadership, and build strong learning communities.
Leadership for the Schoolhouse, Paperback (August 2000)» View all books by Thomas J. Sergiovanni
Education guru Tom Sergiovanni debunks the popular belief that leadership practices from the corporate world can be readily applied to schools. "Sergiovanni gives educators a powerful template for crafting responsible and humane schools. "--Educational Leadership.
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Author Biography - Thomas J. Sergiovanni
Thomas J. Sergiovanni is Lillian Radford Professor of Education and Administration, senior fellow at the Center for Educational Leadership, and founder of the Trinity Principal's Center at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of several books, including Leadership for the Schoolhouse, Building Community in Schools, and Moral Leadership.
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