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Description - Learning to Lead Together by Janet H Chrispeels

Learning to Lead examines the dilemmas principals face in engaging teachers in shared leadership. The text makes a contribution to the field of educational leadership, administration, and leader preparation through cases and the description of professional development initiatives to prepare pre-service principals and administrators for shared leadership. Authors from the United States, England, and Australia present a broad brushstroke of principals sharing leadership through original field-based research, set within a theoretical framework of democratic schooling. Features and Benefits: the text covers a timely topic. This is the first text to explore the importance of principals sharing and distributing leadership. Until recently, most of the focus has been on teachers and collaborative leadership building. through real-life single and multiple case studies, the text addresses how principals and their staff's struggle with the challenge of shared leadership, and how they attain some of the promise leading to teacher growth and development, as well as to higher levels of student learning.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761928867
ISBN-10: 0761928863
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Janet H Chrispeels

Janet H. Chrispeels is a Professor in the Educational Leadership and Organizations emphasis at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and serves as director of the Center for Educational Leadership. She is also executive director of the California Center for Effective Schools, as well as director of the administrative credentialing program at UCSB. She earned her BA from Michigan State, and Doctorate from the University of San Diego. Her research interests include school change and restructuring, school-home collaboration, leadership, and professional development.