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Sustainable School Leadership

Sustainable School Leadership

Author: Mike Bottery

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350005259

Category: Education

Page: 224

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'Finalist' 2019 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award - Education Practice and Theory We live in a complex age, with multiple challenges to the practice of educational leadership, and where there is widespread evidence of individuals wanting to retire early from leadership positions, and of fewer wishing to take up the role. This highly experienced team of cross-cultural researchers combine scholarly research with over a decade of extensive empirical research using an innovative 'portrait' methodology to investigate the challenges that educational leaders on two continents currently face. The kinds of challenges described include: · the personal (e.g. being new to the job, coping with the role, approaching retirement) · the inter-personal (e.g. power relations, personal challenges with staff, parents and children) · the local (e.g. issues faced by the school in the community) · the national (e.g. government initiatives, inspection) · the global (e.g. the impact of economic forces on political and institutional management). Sustainable School Leadership then contributes to the field of educational leadership in several ways. First, the authors bring scholarly enquiry to life by providing detailed descriptions of the challenges which individual educational leaders face in different cultures in a globalised world. Second, they show how the combined insights from individual portraits provide important and meaningful critiques of national policies and organizational functioning. Such critiques can then inform current and future leadership research by a better understanding of how links between the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels of education promote or discourage school leaders' sustainability. Finally, the authors present important cross-cultural comparisons of eastern and western approaches to educational leadership, suggesting that sustainability – or a lack of it – may have different roots in different cultures. Sustainable School Leadership is relevant to students on educational leadership and management courses, academics and researchers and school leaders.

Sustainable Leadership

Sustainable Leadership

Author: Andy Hargreaves

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118429211

Category: Education

Page: 344

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In Sustainable Leadership, Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink address one of the most important and often neglected aspects of leadership: sustainability. The authors set out a compelling and original framework of seven principles for sustainable leadership characterized by Depth of learning and real achievement rather than superficially tested performance; Length of impact over the long haul, beyond individual leaders, through effectively managed succession; Breadth of influence, where leadership becomes a distributed responsibility; Justice in ensuring that leadership actions do no harm to and actively benefit students in other schools; Diversity that replaces standardization and alignment with diversity and cohesion; Resourcefulness that conserves and renews leaders' energy and doesn't burn them out; and Conservation that builds on the best of the past to create an even better future. This book is a volume in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education—a series designed to meet the demand for new ideas and insights about leadership in schools.

Leadership for Green Schools

Leadership for Green Schools

Author: Lisa A. W. Kensler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134737611

Category: Education

Page: 247

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Leadership for Green Schools provides aspiring and practicing leaders with the tools they need to facilitate the design, leadership, and management of greener, more sustainable schools. Framed by theory and research, this text draws from the fields of sustainability science, built learning environment, and educational leadership to explain what green schools look like, what role school buildings play in advancing sustainable organizational and instructional practices, and why school leaders are "greening" their leadership. Sustainability can often seem like an unreachable, utopian set of goals, but this important resource uses illustrative examples of successful schools and leaders to show how establishing and managing green schools aligns with the work they are already doing to restore engaged learning within their schools and communities. Leadership for Green Schools is a unique and important resource to help leaders reduce the environmental impact of school buildings and immerse students in purposeful, meaningful learning for a sustainable, just future. Special Features: Examples from award-winning schools and leaders—best-practices and illustrative examples throughout make whole school sustainability come to life and show how green leadership is a real possibility for the reader. Aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leadership—provides the tools necessary for leaders to advance sustainability goals while at the same time fulfilling the core purposes of their job. End-of-chapter discussion questions—valuable pedagogical tools invite personal reflection and conversation.

Sustainable School Leadership

Sustainable School Leadership

Author: Mike Bottery

Publisher:

ISBN: 1350005266

Category: Education

Page:

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"We live in a complex age, with multiple challenges to the practice of educational leadership, and where there is widespread evidence of individuals wanting to retire early from leadership positions, and of fewer wishing to take up the role. This highly experienced team of cross-cultural researchers combine scholarly research with over a decade of extensive empirical research using an innovative 'portrait' methodology to investigate the challenges that educational leaders on two continents currently face. The kinds of challenges described include: the personal (e.g. being new to the job, coping with the role, approaching retirement), the inter-personal (e.g. power relations, personal challenges with staff, parents and children), the local (e.g. issues faced by the school in the community), the national (e.g. government initiatives, inspection), the global (e.g. the impact of economic forces on political and institutional management). Sustainable School Leadership, then, contributes to the field of educational leadership in several ways. First, the authors bring scholarly enquiry to life by providing detailed descriptions of the challenges which individual educational leaders face in different cultures in a globalised world. Second, they show how the combined insights from individual portraits provide important and meaningful critiques of national policies and organizational functioning. Such critiques can then inform current and future leadership research through a better understanding of how links between the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels of education promote or discourage school leaders' sustainability. Finally, the authors present important cross-cultural comparisons of eastern and western approaches to educational leadership, suggesting that sustainability - or a lack of it - may have different roots in different cultures. Sustainable School Leadership is relevant to students on educational leadership and management courses, academics and researchers and school leaders."--Bloomsbury Publishing

The Power of Many

The Power of Many

Author: Patrick Duignan

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN: 9781742860138

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Among the many challenges faced by educational systems in the 21st century, leadership succession is universally recognized as being a major concern. Rather than retain the current paradigm of a single figure at the top of the school hierarchy, leading researchers Patrick Duignan and Helen Cannon argue the case for a more inclusive, collaborative, and distributed leadership. In this book, they offer a series of alternative models and gather views from existing school principals to demonstrate what might be possible and what might work better than the model followed today. The Power of Many emphasizes how a new paradigm must work to retain those who are already in the job, but must also act to encourage potential candidates to apply for the job. The book offers specific recommendations and advice to system policy makers, human resource personnel, and to practitioners in schools, especially school principals and deputy principals, on new models and paradigms. Practical guidelines are proposed that offer sustainable leadership solutions and promote educational systems and schools as 'communities of learning.' Ultimately, The Power of Many shows how a shortage of principals can and must be substantially reduced, and the collective capacity of leadership in schools enhanced and sustained.

A Practical Guide to Leading Green Schools

A Practical Guide to Leading Green Schools

Author: Cynthia L. Uline

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000391190

Category: Education

Page: 218

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This practical guide for educational leaders explores how you can transform your school or district into a vibrant center of learning and socio-ecological responsibility with only three manageable actions: taking students outside, bringing nature inside, and cultivating a mindset of awareness, responsibility, and empathy. This book is rich in practical, attainable approaches and stories of real actions taken by leaders, teachers, parents, and community partners to design, lead, and manage a vibrant, flourishing, sustainable learning community. Authors Uline and Kensler take you on an inspirational journey through nine key leadership strategies for you to begin or expand your work towards whole school sustainability.

Sustainable Leadership

Sustainable Leadership

Author: Andy Hargreaves

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015062571123

Category: Education

Page: 356

View: 279

Discusses ways to ensure that students and teachers maintain and perpetuate skills and ideas they have been taught so that the length of a leader's influence is maximized.

Leadership for Sustainability

Leadership for Sustainability

Author: David Dixon

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781781354063

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 944

Mobilised by the rousing words and protests of Greta Thunberg, young people all over the globe are calling for more action to combat climate change and better protect their futures. Yet they cannot do this alone. They are reliant on people in positions of power to get the necessary changes in motion and these people include their own school leaders operating within their own local communities. This book is a rallying cry for all schools to unleash their potential to deliver a brighter future for both their pupils and society at large.

Introduction to Sustainable Development Leadership and Strategies in Higher Education

Introduction to Sustainable Development Leadership and Strategies in Higher Education

Author: Enakshi Sengupta

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789736472

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This topical volume contextualizes the heightened interest in sustainable education across the globe and will be of interest to researchers, university leaders, and students interested in a sustainable future for universities and society as a whole.

Inspiring Youth Sustainability Leadership and Creating Sustainable Schools

Inspiring Youth Sustainability Leadership and Creating Sustainable Schools

Author: Charlotte Blythe

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:976017885

Category: Environmental education

Page: 272

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This research was motivated by concern for the wider ecology of our planet, the necessity for a cultural shift towards sustainability, and curiosity about roles psychologists could play in creating this shift. It was based around two real-world projects within the interlinked fields of inspiring youth sustainability leadership and creating sustainable schools. The first project involved a university-community partnership between my research team from the Department of Psychology at the University of Auckland and a local co-educational secondary school, Western Springs College (WSC). This action research endeavour was focused around achieving WSC's strategic goal of working towards sustainable practices in all areas of school life. My research team essentially facilitated the project for two years, and supporting the school's appointed student environmental leaders was a central feature of our approach. The second project was a participatory evaluation of a non-school-based extracurricular student sustainability leadership programme, Make a Difference (MAD), run by Auckland Council's environmental education team. The evaluation involved myself working collaboratively with MAD coordinators and youth participants to develop an understanding of the programme's theory of change, its developmental and action-related outcomes for young people, and options for ongoing monitoring and evaluation. In this thesis, I present four papers based on my engagement in these projects. The first two draw on the MAD evaluation. Paper one profiles the participatory methods utilised to develop MAD's theory of change, and offers an interpretation of how this initiative inspires and supports youth sustainability leadership. Paper two is a case study of the MAD programme's initial three-day residential retreat, and explores the key elements that may underlie its transformative potential. The latter two papers focus on the experiences of the core people driving change within the WSC sustainability project. Paper three is a phenomenological, authoethnographic study on my research team's guiding principles, our experiences applying these principles within the project, school members' impressions of our approach, and lessons learned from the reflective process. Paper four focuses on the perceptions, experiences and practices of WSC's appointed student environmental leaders, and draws attention to the uniqueness of environmental leadership compared to more traditional forms of student leadership (i.e., sporting and cultural). As a whole, this thesis contributes insights about the transformative potential of non-school-based (MAD) and school-based (WSC) extracurricular programmes for inspiring youth sustainability leadership. It also contributes a novel approach to creating sustainable schools via university-community partnerships. I conclude with a discussion of meta-themes from the papers, implications for practitioners, and an invitation to psychologists to engage in emancipatory forms of research.